Outcasts draft- HHH

Welcome to the Outcasts draft! For some of you this is a new experience, so here’s a quick breakdown of how this goes:

  1. The draft will take place in the comments section. This is a snake-style draft, meaning that whoever gets the first pick will also get the last pick. Other than that, the same rules/scoring apply here as in the Pick-4 fantasy league.
  2. Each of us will draft two players, and I will alert you when it’s your turn to draft. I’ll respond to one of your comments so you get a notification in Disqus (or DM you on Twitter if you’re on there).
  3. Draft order is determined by our dear computerized friends at random.org.
  4. The scoring system is the exact same as it is in the Pick-4 league, so see that page if you need a reminder of how scoring works.
  5. If at any time you have questions, just post them in the comments section.

The draft

Unfortunately, repeated attempts to reach Black Dynamite to offer him an Outcast League invitation were unsuccessful. Luckily, Blurry Denzel was able to fill in at the last minute. And as a reward(?), he gets the first pick. The entire draft order is as follows:

  1. Blurry Denzel- Desi
  2. Purple Rock Emma- Devon
  3. Storm of Cuteness- Roark
  4. EmAndScoutInBK- Jessica
  5. Saturday Night Palsy- Ryan
  6. Ms. Sweaterfan- Chrissy
  7. Purple Rock John- Joe
  8. Purple Rock Matt- Cole
  9. Taako from Teevhi- Alan
  10. Taako from Teevhi- Ali
  11. Purple Rock Matt- Ashley
  12. Purple Rock John- JP
  13. Ms. Sweaterfan- Patrick
  14. Saturday Night Palsy- Ben
  15. EmAndScoutInBK- Simone
  16. Storm of Cuteness- Katrina
  17. Purple Rock Emma
  18. Blurry Denzel

Available Players:

Alan
Ali
Ashley
Ben
Chrissy
Cole
Desi
Devon
Jessica
Joe
JP
Katrina
Lauren
Mike
Patrick
Ryan
Roark
Simone

  • Two things:

    1. Please respond to this comment with your draft pick so that I get a notification and can let the next person know when it’s her/his turn to pick.

    2. Have fun with this. Give an explanation for who you’re picking, so that it can be thrown back in your face when you’re wrong. And feel free to talk trash to your competition.

    Good luck to everyone! Except Saturday Night Palsy. Fuck that guy.

    • Blurry Denzel

      With my first and technically only pick, I’m going with Desi. I think she has the highest upside of any of the players. She comes off very intelligent, she looks strong and I think other players will be drawn to her.

      Also, this woman is absolutely gorgeous.

      • Very strong agree on that last sentence. I’ve been trying not to be too over the top about it, but wow. She’s really, really hot.

      • Purple Rock Emma

        It’s stupid how pretty she is.

    • Purple Rock Emma

      I’m going to go with Devon. I think there’s a chance he’s more Jay than Taylor and people will underestimate his surfer bro voice. Plus there’s a lot of really strong guys this season, I think someone like Cole or JP is more likely to get cut after the merge and he could sneak his way deep in the game.

      Or, since my fantasy skill has been failing me as of late, he’ll totally implode and I’ll see y’all next season.

      • Saturday Night Palsy

        Dang! That’s who I wanted.

        • Purplerockmatt

          Hear that Emma? You got the Rodney!

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            He made the jury in his first try.

          • Purple Rock Emma

            Oh no, fourth place finisher.

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            But sadly the only points he earned for me were for making the merge.

    • StormofCuteness

      I’m kinda geeking out to be here, but I’m sure I can assume a more sardonic tone to fit right in.

      My first pick will be Roark because she is just the kind of snarky quick-minded player that I root for and always hope will win. I notice I am not alone in holding her in high esteem in the pick-4 which probably means we’re all doomed to heartache from this choice.

      • Purplerockmatt

        never pick the popular person

        • StormofCuteness

          But she’s not the most popular so, umm, there’s still hope?

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            Never trust a word of advice from Mark. (Or John for that matter)

          • StormofCuteness

            I may be a little slow, but I’m sensing a hint of animosity between you and those fellas. *wink*

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            Well, it’s probably because I have beaten them both in their own leagues and it’s tough for them to accept that. I mean, I beat Mark in the SAVAGE league. All he did was make the jury. And for poor John, the edgic fan who picked Michelle, I beat him without having the winner. I get it, it’s hard losing to me. As long as Barbara Anderson’s witchcraft is not involved, I stand a good chance of crushing their dreams this season. Which is fun. So fun.

          • StormofCuteness

            I could not feel more like a newbie.

            Tell me more about crushing dreams and making enemies!

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            Oh, I’ve never been one to gloat or trash talk. I find it to be very unpleasant. But these two… these guys are the worst. The absolute worst.

    • EmAndScoutInBK

      I know nothing about anyone – Jessica.

      • EmAndScoutInBK

        I mean, I quickly googled just now- but this is my first season basically flying blind

        • StormofCuteness

          She was my other 1st choice so I think you nailed it.

          I mean, hahaha, what were you thinking? 😉

    • Purplerockmatt

      oh boy now its time for the worst pick of the draft

      • Saturday Night Palsy

        I’ll have you know, I’m pretty good at this sometimes. Like right now! Ryan needs a new pair of shoes! (Proper footwear is crucial in his chosen profession)

    • Saturday Night Palsy

      I’m torn between Cole, Ryan, and Chrissy. I should probably go for Cole, but I’m gonna go with my heart and pick Ryan Chrissy Ryan. I’m taking Ryan because I think he can pull off a Todd/Cochran style win. Also because we’re both bellhops. Union strong!

      • StormofCuteness

        Tell me all about this magical bellhop world. 😂😂😀

        • Saturday Night Palsy

          We call it “hopping” here in the industry. It’s more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. Those of us that are good at it rock a hotel.

          • StormofCuteness

            But do you rock the Casbah?

            *I’m here tell someone kicks me out*

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            I would, but the Sharif is not a huge fan of that.

          • Ms. Sweaterfan

            But does the palsy affect your hopping?

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            Yep. The pity tips are pretty amazing.

    • Ms. Sweaterfan

      Well my first pick was going to be Jessica but she was already chosen so I’ll take Chrissy since they look alike if you squint. Also because she was Palsy’s second choice.
      But seriously, she seems like she’s smart, well spoken and has a working knowledge of the game. I also think that the Heroes should do pretty well in challenges early on and Chrissy just seems like the type who would stumble on a secret advantage by accident.

      • Saturday Night Palsy

        My worry about her was if the Heroes do lose early. I was hoping that if it did happen that Allen would have already been too angry hungry and get first boot, but I do like her (and Katrina) a lot. I just got too worried about that, but I guess Ryan is still a potential first boot. I think he’ll slide though.

        • Ms. Sweaterfan

          Same, but I’m holding out hope that the older Heroes will bond and present a unified front for voting purposes. That, or Katrina will be the loonier of the two older women and draw votes to herself.

    • I’m going to take Joe. I thought long and hard about this, and decided that I was going to do absolutely no research on this cast whatsoever, and just let the random.org list randomizer pick for me. It said Joe was #1, and I have a hard time disagreeing with that- mostly because I have no information to use in an argument.

      I don’t know what Joe looks like, what he does for a living, or how old he is, but I do know that Joe has historically been a successful name in fantasy Survivor at least twice. Thus, I am very confident in my selection.

      • Purplerockmatt

        well shit looks like you have made a well-researched and thoughtful decision.
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        For once.

      • Ms. Sweaterfan

        Dangit, Joe was my pick that I was saving until later in the draft because I didn’t think anyone would take him >:[
        You can just tell he’s going to find a million idols and then flame out around the merge

        • StormofCuteness

          Samesy!

        • You’re up again!

      • StormofCuteness

        Sure, sure, I believe your “randomizer” didn’t pick Mike or Lauren. 🙄

        • Saturday Night Palsy

          That’s the spirit! Call! Him! Out!

    • Purplerockmatt

      Look I have done no research on this cast, but I have been hearing a lot of rumblings about Cole over the past year. Everywhere I go people are saying that Cole (who was once great) is making a comeback. They are saying that Cole (who was a big part of our past), will also be a big part of our future. They are saying that Cole is not dead. That alternatives to Cole are impractical and costly. Well who am I to deny the power of Cole.

      I am taking Cole if you didn’t figure that out.

      • You’re putting your faith in Clean Cole to lead you to greatness? Interesting choice. I wonder how he’ll do in this new climate.

        • Purplerockmatt

          Hey if you like Cole it is ok to admit it. We can both like Cole. Justified taught me that there is a bond between people who dug Cole together.

      • Purple Rock Emma

        groan.

    • Taako From Teevhii

      It is absolutely not cool that Matt didn’t let Cole drop one more spot, especially since it doesn’t even sound like he actually appreciates Cole’s greatness. I mean, the guy worships Savage but can’t find anything good to say about the shining (non-Desi) light of this season’s cast? Is this a joke to you man?

      Anyway, I’m taking Alan and Ali because their names sound the same. It’ll be easy for me to remember what is now my third team.

      In all honesty, I can see JP as a Colby/Ken McNickle-type and Ben as a Keith Nale/Mike Holloway-type. They’ve got upside. But no way in hell am I making my team two aggro White dudes. Fuck Trump’s America.

    • Purplerockmatt

      Well if I know a second thing (after the fact that Cole is hot this year) it is that if Cole gets burned you wind up with Ash. And I am going to follow that Ash into the sky where it will lead to me to victory that the comeback of Cole has promised.
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      .
      Also if it wasn’t clear I know nothing about Cole, coal, ash, or Ashley.

      • Purple Rock Emma

        You’re the worst person I know.

        • Saturday Night Palsy

          It’s a shame that this can’t be the featured comment.

          • Take your pick, Captain Tetanus.

    • I’m going to pick JP with my second pick. My good friends at random.org tell me that he is the #1 choice of the remaining players. And I heard from a reliable source that JP could be a “Colby/Ken McNickle-type”, so that sounds great.

      I am very excited to have (DON’T FORGET TO INSERT PLAYER’S NAME HERE) on my team. (PRONOUN) should be great, and hopefully get me a lot of points this season.

      • StormofCuteness

        Your words do not fool me. You have “accidentally” ended up with a great team. *shakes fist on behalf of film lovers everywhere*

        • Saturday Night Palsy

          He is a bad, bad person. Don’t believe his “randomizer” poppycock. He is a cold and calculating megalomaniac who runs the Champions League with an iron… Wait. Why aren’t you in the Champions League this season, John?

          …John?

          • Sustained Champions League success got tiresome for me. I realize that’s not easy for you to relate to.

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            You sound like a Yankees fan right now.

          • Blurry Denzel

            The words are too coherent to be from a Yankees fan.

          • Came back to see who you got stuck with?

          • Blurry Denzel

            Yes. I was hoping it wouldn’t be Lauren or Mike. I can’t have nice things.

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            It’s never too late if you just believe…

    • Ms. Sweaterfan

      My heart wants me to pick Katrina because she reminds me of Dawn, but I’m going to pick Patrick because my team needs some muscle and I want to diversify my tribal affiliations. I thought Patrick was marginally okay in his CBS video and seems somewhat mature for a 24 year old. Not exactly a ringing endorsement but I’m gonna go with it.

      • StormofCuteness

        I gotta say our minds work in shockingly similar ways, and I am now worried exactly how bad the dregs I will be forced to chose from will be.

    • Saturday Night Palsy

      Sadly, there are no other hoppers left to choose from so I’ll have to deviate from my strategy of “Union Strong” and pick someone who is untrained and ill-prepared to carry their own bags onto the beach (I hope they don’t try it! We don’t need another season full of med-evacs!). I think I’ll choose Ben. He is a Marine, so he has a good sense of discipline which any hopper worth his salt has plenty of. He seems to favor logic over SNaP judgements. And he looks like he has a good shot at passing the rigorous training program that every hopper must endure. Plus, Ben is the only player still available that looks like he would respond immediately to the dulcet tones of a bell.

      • Purplerockmatt

        so you are saying Ben is a dog?

        • Saturday Night Palsy

          It is short for Benji.

          Remember that movie Benji did with Chevy Chase! Good cinema! You know, I carried Mr. Chase’s bags once… not a good tipper.

          • Purplerockmatt

            That isn’t what Eartha Kitt said when I saw her leaving the airplane bathroom

          • Saturday Night Palsy

            Why would she say that Ben isn’t short for Benji?

          • Purplerockmatt

            I was confused as well

      • StormofCuteness

        +1 for undying loyalty to brand.

    • EmAndScoutInBK

      Pickings are slimmmmmmm. So I’m going to give the bonus to the diversity advocate – Simone.

    • StormofCuteness

      I am actually thrilled that I get to pick Katrina who may turn out to be a Tina or a Dawn. Plus she’s a freakin’ Olympic swimmer!

      Also, there are so many blondes this season that I now have two out of two on my team.

      I do NOT have a thing for blondes.

      Does not bode well?

      • As someone that has experienced too many hurricanes, I couldn’t select someone named Katrina. Irma is out as well, but I imagine we’re not going to see an Irma on Survivor.

        • Saturday Night Palsy

          I could see a Boston Irma. Someone with the potential to be the second best player from Boston. It would be fun to hear her introduce herself to the rest of her tribe.

        • StormofCuteness

          Have there been Harvey’s or Jose’s? There must have been a Maria…

          I know we joke around, but I really am sorry you had to go through that ever and more than once seems crazy-making.

          • This one actually wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been for me, so don’t feel bad. And the previous ones happened when I was a single guy, so I got to do stupid things like go out during the storm to see what it was like.

          • StormofCuteness

            Ah, youth. 🤤

    • Purple Rock Emma

      I am torn between my general desire to have a gender-balanced team and my general desire to have a tribe-balanced team. I also expected Katrina to be left, which would have made this much easier to pick not-her.

      I will go with Mike. He seems more likely to find an idol and the Healers should survive to the swap on the strength of Desi and Cole. Hustlers could go to tribal earlier and Lauren is unfortunately the obvious “one of these things is not like the other” on a very young tribe.

      • Blurry Denzel

        Fuck, I got Denise (China) 2.0

        • Taako From Teevhii

          I understand why you won’t necessarily get excited about Lauren BUT Denise did get far in China. And you can score well with “getting far but doing nothing.” Will Sims, Dan Foley, Bret, and Sunday all went deep and did above average in fantasy points.

          Anyway, point is that Lauren has the ceiling of a Will Sims, so get hype.

          • StormofCuteness

            You lost me at Dan Foley. 🤢

  • Taako From Teevhii

    Hey Jon, you spelled my name wrong.

  • StormofCuteness

    How is Ms. Sweaterfan supposed to know who is left? You are 4 picks behind.

    *May be getting sassy*

    • Psssst: Hit F5.

      • StormofCuteness

        Hahahaha! Well, damn. Also, on my phone so even sillier that I didn’t refresh.

  • StormofCuteness

    Should we take bets on whether PR Emma will take Lauren or Mike?

    And also if she will make her decision based on how much it will screw BD.

    • Saturday Night Palsy

      I hear that Lauren is a major SF Giants fan so that seems like the obvious choice. I think she named her first child Lincecum.

      • Purple Rock Emma

        This comment is what made me pick Mike.