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Draft is Done

Posted at 4:01 PM on February 11, 2008 by Michael Marchio (4 Comments)

Teams for the 2008 Minnesota Fantasy Legislature are drafted and ready for your viewing pleasure! All in all, we ended up with 114 teams, nearly triple last year's participation. A very good showing, and we hope all of you are as excited as we are for the session to begin.

A deluge of bills have already been posted on the House and Senate web site, so we'll have some scores up for you as the evening progresses. Keep in mind lawmakers only get 1 point for filing, so if your legislators haven't introduced a bill , don't panic. It's a long session, and there's a lot of time for horse-trading.

Now that the draft is complete, changing the makeup of your teams will be done using the waiver system.

So how do you all feel about your teams? Do the draft results change anyone's strategy moving forward? We've got a comments page, let’s not let it got to waste.


Comments (4)


Commish is off to a great start! I'm happy with my team in the Maroon League.

Didn't know if my strategy for listing about 25 'draft picks' was good, but the results were pleasing, so I guess I should not fault the strategy.

So here's introducing Team MilVets:

Senator Thomas Bakk, DFL, Cook (SD6), Chair of Tax Committee. Business, Industry, and Jobs; Finance, Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Budget Division; Rules and Administration.

Has already filed 5 bills! This season looks sure to be exciting for him. [Perhaps potential to get a Gubernatorial Veto overturned?]

Senator Sharon Ropes Erickson, DFL, Winona (SD31), Vice Chair, Agriculture and Veterans Budget and Policy Division. Education, Finance, Health and Human Services Budget Division; Health, Housing, and Family Security.

['Rookie of the Year' for Team MilVets in 2007.]

Senator Julie Rosen, R, Fairmont (SD24), Committee member: Energy, Utilities, Technology and Communications; Business, Industry, and Jobs; Capital Investment; Finance, Health and Human Services Budget Division; Finance, Public Safety Budget Division.

Rep. Patti Fritz, DFL, Faribault (SD26B), Vice Chair, Health and Human Services. Early Childhood Learning Finance Division; Health Care and Human Services Finance Division; Labor and Consumer Protection Division.

Rep. Larry Haws, DFL, St. Cloud (SD15B), Committee Member: Veterans Affairs Division; Biosciences and Emerging Technologies; Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division; Public Safety Finance Division.

Rep. Daniel Severson, R, Sauk Rapids (SD14A), Committee Member: Veterans Affairs Division; Finance; Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division; Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division; Transportation Finance Division.

So there you have it, Team MilVets. Let's give 'em a hand!

I think I'll sit back and let them do the work, and I'll just cheer them on and blog about it.

Posted by Nancy Gertner | February 12, 2008 10:51 AM


I guess I'm probably the only one, but I can't figure out how this all works. I've never played any fantasy football or whatever. I'm brand new at this.

How do I look up what my team now looks like? What should I be doing as I wait for the folks in the House to take action?

Posted by slb2 | February 12, 2008 12:59 PM


Where do I find the link back to the final 2007 power rankings?

Thanks

Posted by Matt Toburen | February 12, 2008 1:05 PM


If I have any criticisms of Fantasy Legislature, it's that it's hard to find the pages. Last year I bookmarked them and set up a separate folder, so that I could find the various MFL pages without having to hunt for them.

It would be nice if buttons could be added to all the MFL pages to enable navigating from one page to the other.

I had to scramble yesterday to find the form to submit my draft picks on and managed to locate it shortly before 3PM deadline.

Try this link to get back to the pages from MFL 2007:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2007/01/fantasy_legislature/power_rankings.shtml

SLB2: I don't know if there will be opportunity to make trades this week, but if there is, probably requesting before noon on Friday, if like last year. There should be a form to submit.

Posted by Nancy Gertner | February 12, 2008 2:21 PM