💃 They Don't Know...

I've drafted 1,000 teams...

In this week's P.O. Box:

  • Good luck explaining this…

  • Stream roundup: Lots of drafts

  • Offszn Book Club: July books

  • On Tap: Randomizer, After Dark

Jakob Sanderson had recently pinpointed one of the more hilarious differences and now I can’t stop thinking about it.

It’s easy to hunker down in our sick, twisted best ball bubble, but the imminent return of the redraft normies has brought into focus just how different our two worlds have become.

While they prepare to purchase their first magazines of the year, many people reading this are already hundreds of teams deep.

Consider this week alone:

I’m not sure where we go from here, but I know it will be virtually unrecognizable to your home league buddies.

🤹 How to build a superteam (note: it requires balls). The BBM2 champ, Liam Murphy, joins me to share his playbook for drafting a juggernaut in Best Ball Mania. Check it out on the Deposit Kingdom channel.

🤝 My 7 Favorite Backfields To Stack. I’ve become a regular “handcucker” in drafts, so I wrote up seven cheap pairings I like to take in drafts for Fantasy Life.

☕️ Best Ball Breakfast: How To Stay Flexible. Four more drafts on BBB this week, including ones with Shawn Siegele, Pat Kerrane, and JJ Zachariason. Topics discussed: 3-QB builds and their power in the playoff gauntlet, luxury picks, light mode vs. dark mode, and how to dig out of a WR avalanche.

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☣️ Spanky Betting Scandal & New Best Ball Tools. DFS crusher Shady Advice chops it up about the wild scandal and LegUp’s new tools.

🚢 Late-Round Draft Targets & Hyperfragile Zero RB. The Ship Chasing crew share their favorite picks in drafts right now before hopping in a Sprint draft where they discuss bending Zero RB structure.

🍾 Eliminator Drafting Tips From A 150-Maxer. The Club is joined by Krutches to discuss strategy for Underdog's Eliminator contest.

💪 The Swolecast Drafts A BBMV Team. The one where Kitchen wrecks Davis’ draft.

⏰ A Mid-Summer Portfolio Review + Draft. This week on Off & On The Clock, we discuss our portfolios after hundreds of drafts before hopping in a Best Ball Mania V draft.

📈 Underdog Risers & Fallers w/ Ben Gretch (ADP Chasing). Kerrane, Davis, and Gretch discuss Stefon Diggs' outlook in Houston, WRs at the end of the 1st round, and ADP risers and fallers up and down the board.

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🕵️ Book #11 for June (30%): The Hunter by Tana French

I’m slightly behind pace on this book, but will hopefully make up some ground this weekend. The beginning is a bit of a slow burn with all of the table setting, but I can tell it’s going to pay off.

I am really enjoying reading this thing with an Irish accent in my head. There’s some great dialogue exchanges:

“What I’m saying is, the bold Cillian has no doubt it’s there.”

“His granny was a Feeney, sure,” Senan points out. “The Feeneys’d believe anything.”

“Ah, now, hang on,” says Bobby, offended. “Sure, you believe there’s UFOs up the mountains—”

“I don’t believe in them. I seen them. D’you believe in your sheep?”

“I believe in the prices they fetch. When you bring an alien into the mart and get six quid a kilo for it, then I’ll—”

⛰️ Book #12 for June (NON-FICTION): Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed journalist and author of the bestseller Into the Wild.

I loved River of Doubt, so wanted to keep the adventure theme rolling. This was recommended by one of you in the form and looks great.

🤠 Book #13 for June (FICTION): True Grit by Charles Portis

In the 1870s, young Mattie Ross learns that her beloved father was gunned down by his former handyman. But even though this gutsy 14-year-old is seeking vengeance, she is smart enough to figure out she can't go alone after a desperado who's holed up in Indian territory. With some fast-talking, she convinces mean, one-eyed US Marshal "Rooster" Cogburn into going after the despicable outlaw with her.

I’ve read (and loved) Portis’ Dog of the South and seen the film, but I’ve never read True Grit. This feels like a fun mid-summer read to tackle.

✅ Book #10 for June (COMPLETE): River of Doubt by Candice Millard
✅ Book #9 for May (COMPLETE): The Art Thief by Michael Finkel
✅ Book #8 for May (COMPLETE): Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
✅ Book #7 for April (COMPLETE): Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson
✅ Book #6 for April (COMPLETE): The Trading Game by Gary Stevenson
✅ Book #5 for March (COMPLETE): Recursion by Blake Crouch
✅ Book #4 for March (COMPLETE): The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
✅ Book #3 for Feb. (COMPLETE): Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk by Billy Walters
✅ Book #2 for Feb. (COMPLETE): Chain Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
✅ Book #1 in Jan. (COMPLETE): Clear Thinking by Shane Parris

We got one three shows on tap…

Ian Hartitz, a first ballot Randomizer HOF'er, returns for his annual battle with the wheel. Note the special Friday afternoon edition this week.

Daniel Racz from Legendary Upside joins me on Best Ball After Dark to discuss best ball rankings, WR avalanches, and his new gig. Become a YT member to watch live (top 2 tiers).

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