2500+ comments, huh? I bet only 500 of those were people laughing at picking fails. kreally, IRodC, Paulo Filho's Shrink, Horselover .... YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO PICK PEOPLE THAT ARE AVAILABLE.
Now, with that out of the way, here are this season's rosters. gspmademegay, Violent Newt and Horselover were kind enough to send me their draft sheets so I've taken their rankings and merged them with mine to produce a consensus draft that I have used to evaluate every pick. If you're listed as a very poor pick, it's not that we all think you'll suck* - we just wouldn't have picked you this soon.
Every division after the jump ...
(*it's probably also a little bit because we think you'll suck)Division Helio
|1||John Danaher's Hair||Average (1)|
|24||ludakrish||Below average (31)|
|25||Sebastiaan Tauran||Outrageously bad (78)|
|72||gugabe||Below average (79)|
|96||DirtyML||Very good (85)|
|97||Seth Smiley||Good (90)|
Make no mistake, JDH was a great 1st pick (he was 1st, 1st, 2nd and 3rd on our four sheets). Most people were shocked to see Sebastiaan Tauran go so early as his innate gravitation towards the Hammer of Ban was thought to outweigh his solid combine numbers while dribblebib was a great pickup at #48 and Dreaming of Fighting was a real steal as the 2nd-last pick (it was almost quite literally a steal as gspmademegay moved up one spot to get him thanks to OBP's computer being infected by a porn virus)
Overall verdict: Quite solid. While the early rounds were considered hit & miss, gspmademegay is thought to have picked up a few steals along the way.
Patak's Chilli Pickles
Captain: T.C. Engel
|12||Tim Bernier||Average (14)|
|13||SSReporters||Below average (21)|
|36||Patrick Wyman||Average (38)|
|37||sun yue||Good (28)|
|57||Patrick Tenney||Average (57)|
|108||juanchoD||Very good (98)|
sun yue was a great pickup for TC at 37 but all the other picks until the final three rounds were considered average at best. flibit represents a steal at 105 since his consensus position was almost as high as the spot TC traded with benten20 (#85). An x-factor to consider is that many of the players are BE regulars and potentially more reliable.
Overall verdict: Solid. The unremarkable first seven rounds were capped off with a great couple of picks towards the end.
Randy Couture's Dirty Boxers
Captain: Horselover Fat
|32||IvanIllich||Very good (19)|
|41||TitanFan2K||Very good (30)|
|65||Andy Davis||Average (68)|
|89||cmons||Very good (75)|
Every pick Horselover made except two (Andy Davis, who was considered as a tiny reach and LYHL who was completely average) were considered decent value. Once again the most highly considered pickups were in the final two rounds although both IvanIllich and TitanFan2K are bona fide steals given their pedigrees.
Overall verdict: Very good. Not one bad pick and a couple of great last-rounders.
Rampage's School of Cuckoldry
|31||Pookie_Gnome||Below average (37)|
|42||alicks||Outrageously bad (100)|
|66||manch1ld||Below average (71)|
|114||Fedorable||Very good (99)|
Quite a few inthepipes moments for krcampbell as he reached for most of his picks. I assume there were personal reasons involved in some of these picks although it should be mentioned that I had alicks significantly higher than 100 on my own draft sheet.
Overall verdict: Poor. krcampbell may value his players higher than the consensus, but in most cases he could've waited a round and chosen a stronger 4th rounder instead.
Team Precise Precision
|4||Sweet Scientist||Average (4)|
|21||GreyedOut||Below average (26)|
|28||Sugel Mendoza||Average (30)|
|52||Chris Groves||Hopeless (82)|
|76||swiftman||Below average (81)|
kreally said he snatched Sweet Scientist to piss me off but he landed himself the best player available at #4 according to the consensus. It will be interesting to follow the five prospects and one newcomer as they try to make it in the big time; will Chris Groves live up to his 5th round status and prove his doubters wrong? Steven Giles was a very nice pickup at #45 and gxc was a downright steal at 100.
Overall verdict: Solid. WIth five picks considered good or better, kreally's team should do alright if they can transition to the major leagues without issues.
As Real As It Gets
Captain: Tim Burke
|10||Matt Bishop||Very poor (25)|
|15||Earl Montclair||Terrible (40)|
|34||Brent Ducharme||Average (39)|
|39||Chris Hall||Average (37)|
|58||Bar Belle||Hopeless (89)|
|63||Scabby Knuckle||Outrageously bad (107)|
|87||KJ Zametov St-Pierre||Good (77)|
|106||Robert Cowan||Good (99)|
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. While things did improve towards the end, Timmeh's picks left everyone feeling a mixture of bewilderment, happiness and more bewilderment. Loudmouth Matt Bishop was considered a reach for his lack of recent experience while E-Mo's poor Season 2 saw him slide down everyone's sheet. The mid-draft pickups of
boobs Bar Belle and Scabby Knuckle were considered particularly bad choices.
Overall verdict: Terrible. What else is there to say?
Night of the Living Death
Captain: Violent Newt
|6||Stiff Jab||Average (4)|
|43||PDG27||Very good (29)|
|67||Imaginary Enemy||Average (71)|
|102||Bookhouse||Very good (89)|
Wow! Only Imaginary Enemy was considered a slight reach as everyone else were picked up later than the consensus would suggest. Season 2 Rookie of the Year PDG27 is a real steal at 43 if he can produce a solid sophomore season and brutalbobbyt at #54 is a proven steal. It was a surprise seeing afrotikiman and halitosis slide all the way to #19 and #30 respectively and Newt must be ecstatic with his draft.
Overall verdict: Sensational. What else is there to say?
Fernando Yamasaki's Stand-Up Guys
|35||Luke Nelson||Average (31)|
|38||Zachary Kater||Below average (44)|
|59||Josh Hall||Terrific (43)|
A staggeringly average set of picks according to the consensus as 7 of the picks came at pretty much the exact time as was expected. At #14, lanky6 was considered a reach despite placing 2nd in the first BECW and the situation with Kater was the same as a poor 2nd season hurt his draft prospects. Josh Hall was the only pick considered great as his two great prospect camp scores had many thinking he would go a round or two earlier.
Overall verdict: Average at best. Only one stand-out pick and a few poor ones should make this an uphill season for the defending champions.
Captain's verdict: WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN SMOKING? I have a couple of season 1 champs, a season 2 champ, a season 1 betting champ, the best gif guy on BE, some really solid fanposters and MMA addicts and a guy who seemingly works for the Brazilian government. I couldn't be more stoked!
Team name TBD
|9||Fraser Coffeen||Very poor (25)|
|60||Jim America||Average (57)|
|85||bonesthebaptist||Very poor (100)|
A very bipolar draft from benten20 as his picks varied from terrible to terrific according to the consensus. The partially unproven Fraser Coffeen was considered a terrible choice as a first rounder but the pickup of Snatchl at 16 evened it out somewhat. The two last rounders should have gone much sooner and sklart was a great pickup at #64 but the choices of Farthammer and bonesthebaptist were surprising. The latter was picked with the 85th pick that benten acquired in a trade with T.C. Engel.
Overall verdict: Good and bad. If Fraser Coffeen can hit the ground running and benten can put in a decent sophomore effort, his team has a chance.
Jon Jones' PR Agency
|5||hardy's in your face||Average (4)|
|20||Damon O||Outrageously bad (71)|
|53||duck||Very poor (70)|
How about that? A couple of average picks, a few good ones, one terrific and three very bad picks according to the consensus. Picking a player without a PG profile in the 2nd round was widely derided but in fairness, IRodC did try to pick 19 other players first only to realise they had all been taken. The last six picks were interesting as they went from terrible to average to great.
Overall verdict: Slightly below average. Only 19miles and hardy's in your face were considered bona fide top 30 talents but if the consensus is right, Dealmakers have a very homogenous if unspectacular lineup.
I can't remember the team name
Captain: Our Bovine Public
|3||-Neil-||Below average (12)|
|22||Dave Strummer||Below average (27)|
|27||king of the dogs||Average (22)|
|70||sday420||Below average (79)|
|94||PelvicThrust||Below average (101)|
|120||Body Triangle||Very good (109)|
A pretty steady performance for OBP as most picks were right around what the consensus thought although picking up -Neil-/Some_Guy at #3 was quite surprising as was the third-round choice, SteveevaD. Not much else to see here.
Overall verdict: Distinctly average. OBP's squad will need to improve on their performances to stand out.
Captain: Paulo Filho's Psychiatrist
|26||discoandherpes||Very poor (46)|
|95||chamiehawk||Very good (81)|
|98||1N87||Very good (87)|
A mostly good draft for captain PFP as he snapped up the hottest prospect to ever enter the BECW in DetroitDrew. Picking discoandherpes at 26 was a bit of a head-scratcher but the rest of the draft ranged from average to terrific. MJB! was a steal at 71 and the last rounders all look decent.
Overall verdict: Above average. Mostly solid picks all round for PFP!
I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who made last night's draft possible, in particular the breweries and distilleries around the world that fueled a significant part of the participants. Personally, I have Jaburn's $20 bourbon to thank for half of my picks.
And finally: MUTHERFUKERS? LET US.
Edited to add: Season Schedule
We Toquinho vs. Patak’s Chili Pickles
Randy Courture’s Dirty Boxers vs. Rampage’s School of Cuckoldry
Precise Precision vs. Night of the Living Death
Fernando Yamasaki’s Standup Guys vs. As Real As It Gets
benten’s Indecision vs. OurBovine Public’s Deafening Silence
Beta Males vs. Jon Jones' PR Agency
We Toquinho vs. Randy Couture’s Dirty Boxers
Patak’s Chili Pickles vs. Rampage’s School of Cuckoldry
Yamasaki’s Stand Up Guys v. Precise Precision
Night of the Living Death v. As Real As It Gets
benten’s indecision v. Jon Jones' PR Agency
Beta Males v. OBP
We Toquinho vs. Rampage’s School of Cuckoldry
Patak’s Chili Pickles v. Couture’s Dirty Boxers
As Real As It Gets v. Precise precision
Yamasaki’s Standup Guys vs. Night of the Living Death
Beta Males vs. benten
Jon Jones' PR Agency vs. OBP
Same as Event 1
Same as Event 2
Same as Event 3
Event 7 (rankings via win/loss records):
No. 1 vs. No. 2
No. 3 vs. No. 4
BECW Grand prix (single elimination tournament)
BECW Bland Prix (consolation round robin)