Having a live, offline draft beats an online draft every time

Fantasy football draft day is the single biggest day of your league’s calendar year. It is absolutely the most fun you’ll have all season — short of winning $1 million for winning your league’s Super Bowl.

Why would you deny yourself the pleasure of the live draft experience? You’d rather sit in front of a computer, lining up players in your draft queue, and spitting out picks every 90 seconds? How impersonal is that?

I understand that people are busy. I get it. Our time is our most valuable asset. I also understand that some owners don’t want to spend six hours in a cramped, smelly room with guys who have had too much beer and chicken wings.

But if you’re too busy to spend a few hours hanging out, having a good time and drafting a championship football team … then what are you playing for, anyway?

Get everybody together one day a year, announce your picks to the room and enjoy the reactions and live drama that accompany the experience.