Fantasy Drafts

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Periodicals Draft! Results!

4:41 PM
Like the aspiring Print Media Barons we all are, the group (OK, me, your friendly administrateur) decided to draft periodicals. The rules: online media counts (no blogs), and your publication must be, um, published more than 5 times each year. That ruled out Dan's favorite biennial, Anarchy Every-So-Oftenly, as well as the oft-forgotten gem, Engineering! Go For It!

Commentary to follow by the end of the week. Have at them:

(ps. Sign #1 that you are too anal: making individual links for every periodical drafted. Enjoy.)

Round 1:
Chris - New York Times
Adam - Washington Post
Dan - The Economist
Sarah - New Yorker
Sydney - Slate

Round 2:
Sydney - Wall Street Journal
Sarah - Atlantic Monthly
Dan -
Adam - New York Review of Books
Chris - Time

Round 3:
Chris - Rolling Stone
Adam - The Onion
Dan - Forbes
Sarah - Nature
Sydney - International Herald Tribune

Round 4:
Sydney - Newsweek
Sarah - Scientific American
Dan - The Observer (London)
Adam - National Geographic
Chris - Financial Times

Round 5:
Chris - Sports Illustrated
Adam - Foreign Affairs
Dan - Los Angeles Times
Sarah - Vanity Fair
Sydney - W Magazine

Round 6:
Sydney - Wired
Sarah - Reason
Dan - Playboy
Adam - New Republic
Chris - Christian Science Monitor

Round 7:
Chris - InStyle
Adam - Harper's
Dan - ESPN, the Magazine
Sarah - McSweeney's Quarterly Concern
Sydney - Gourmet

Round 8:
Sydney - CMJ New Music Monthly
Sarah - Foreign Policy
Dan - Ploughshares
Adam - The Times of London
Chris - Roll Call


Blogger Almost Ignatius J. said...

Your tyrannical rules prevented me from drafting the 1999-2000 Gonzaga Aquilian too.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous (one) said...

Ploughshares -- what a brilliant pick, this draft was pretty interesting guys, better hope your commentary is fit to print in the New Yorker, well the New Yorker circa 1978.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Gentleman Farmer said...

I appreciate the agreement that by Rule Glib & Superficial could not be selected. This avoided what could have been a very ugly situation.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dan" doesn't read much, does he?

7:27 PM  
Blogger Flash in the Pan said...

whatever anonymous. whatever. i read tons of stuff. like billboards. and the stuff on the sides of buses. and when there are planes flying by on the beach. with signs. i read those.
and if you can't understand that, well, forget you. forget you anonymous. Forget YOU!!!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Robot Commenter said...

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So try out my weblog (or "blog") HERE.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Hired Hand said...


An eyeball estimate of all printed publications (excluding Slate, Salon, etc.) in this draft yields a total price of $168 for one newsstand copy of each periodical.

Legitimate attempts at a more exacting bill will be printed.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Selfish Country Music Loving Lady said...

Man, you really need a hobby

11:00 AM  
Blogger the Thin Man said...

Or a WOman, WooMan, hey Sydney, why didnt you pick that in the first round of the movie quotes draft?

11:07 AM  
Blogger Red Baroness said...

because it's inferior.

also, adam really has too much time on his hands.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Hired Hand said...

OK, listen up, assholes. I *SAID* at the time that it was an eyeball estimate. It took me about 3 minutes to come up with. Don't imagine me poring over a newsstand, or clicking on subscriptions on each publication's website, or anything. Because I did not do that. Now Baroness, go atone for your insensitive comments.

8:07 PM  
Blogger Durward Kirby said...

You guys really spend a lot of time yapping at each other. Why not direct that energy toward producing commentary, or posting your new draft of rocks, or whatever.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a mystery to me that this group omitted Highlights Magazine.

Also, did anyone else notice that although his image inspires dreams of the awesome power of the publishing world, not one of Mr. Hearst's publications made it (or could even be seriously considered) in the draft? Poor Oprah!

12:23 PM  

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