So I’m in two fantasy football leagues this year. One is the office league, which hasn’t drafted yet, and only has five teams signed up so far. The other league, with Rob and some other friends, we did a live draft yesterday, with the big board and everything - kudos to Mikey for setting that whole thing up.
Anyway, since I don’t really know that much about football, and I didn’t want the rest of the crew to figure that out, I started poking around yesterday morning, and putting together a list of people I’d look into getting - the obvious ones like Tom Brady or Ladanian Tomlinson, down to wideouts who might be around in the tenth round - all together it was about 50 or 60 names, most of whom I figured I’d never get.
Rather than write this down like a chump, I was going to email it to myself and read it on my phone. But that wouldn’t allow me to remove players when they were drafted, so instead I spent the next hour to two coming up with this. It’s a quick little web app - 68 lines of code and one database table with 3 columns. You can’t add anything, or re-sort the list, basically all you can do is look over the options and delete things. It’s ugly and has no security at all, but it worked on my phone, and you bet your ass that thing helped my draft.
I turned off the deleting for the moment, because it would all be gone the first time Dustin or Rob looked at it if I didn’t. I also re-imported some of the data from before the draft, so you can see it with more data intact (I think about 6 of my original ranked players didn’t get picked, and thus weren’t deleted).
Neat little application, through, in my admittedly biased opinion, and with a little bit of work I could use it as a general-purpose to-do list, particularly for shopping lists and the like. At the very least, I’m going to plug more data in there and use it for the work draft next week.