Without question, Fantasy Football Draft Day is easily the best day of the year for any guy or girl, outside of like anniversaries, birth of your children and other crap like that. Draft Day represents the first day of your 2013 Fantasy Football season, and nothing you do to your team between now and the Super Bowl is as important.
But there are so many people that choose to do online drafts over live drafts. While it’s an incredibly helpful tool to have access to, your online drafts should primarily be used for people that are out of town, friends and relatives that are stuck in situations that don’t allow them to drink and draft with buddies.
If you live in the same town as your buddies and family, though, why would you all choose to do your Fantasy Football drafts online!?! There are so many great advantages to a live draft, compared to an online draft, and you’re all missing out!
5 Reasons for a Live Fantasy Football Draft
1. Take Advantage of Others’ Unpreparedness
You’ve been reading Fantasy Football articles since the NFL Draft, and you’ve been doing mock drafts since June. In an online draft, every dolt has access to online rankings, ADP and the draft service’s suggestions on who to pick, nullifying a lot of your draft prep.
2. Poker Faces and Chatterboxes
When you see people in person, you can tell a lot about what their draft plans are – mostly because they’ll just end up telling you. That won’t happen online.
3. Making Fun of the Big Mouth
There’s always one guy that rips on everyone else’s team and players. But that guy also usually screws up his own draft because he’s so busy mocking others. Be there, in person, to mock him furiously when he does.
4. Snacks and Beer
When you draft online, you might have some pretzels and a beer, or two rice cakes if you’re really crazy. But a live Fantasy Football draft means you and your buddies are bringing great beer and snacks to the event. You might try some craft beers you’ve never tried before, or a homemade snack from one of the wives.
5. Post-Draft Trades
After the draft, you can read everyone much better: Who’s happy, who’s upset, who thinks they’re really weak at wide receiver and who would trade a good starting WR for the handcuff RB of his that you own.
You should definitely consider doing a live draft at home, using a Fantasy Football draft kit that you can save for years to come. That’s also fun – bringing the draft boards out every year to mock the unsuccessful!