A dear John letter to Draft Day

Dear DraftDay,

It is cliche to say – It’s not you, it is me.

Unfortunately, it is you, and not me!

It has been a wonderful relationship. There are so many things I like about you. I like your scoring formats and roster sizes. I like your jackpot and mendoza and helton heights. I liked your freeroll, especially before you changed it to a pick em format. There is so much to like about you – and I am sure you will find many new grinders to work your charms on.

But for now, I have to break off this relationship baby.

The pop ups have reached a boiling point. If I visit you in the morning – you pop up. Middle of the night – you pop up. If I want to edit a lineup, you keep popping up and I want to throw up. You are giving me a headache and agida. You should also work on a global export tool. But focus on the popping first – it is surely you worst trait.

I am breaking off this relationship. You keep promising that you will stop popping up – but you don’t. In fact, it seems like you are popping up more than ever!

I will be honest with you. I will stop by everyday and make a quick jackpot entry. A quickie baby – that is all I have left for the likes of you. And after I submit my lineup – you will pop up. But I will not respond. “Do I want another entry?” “Yes?” “No?” It doesn’t matter. I am going to X you out and leave your tainted server.

If I want a multiple entry satisfaction, I will take it. That is how us grinders roll!

If you change. Truly truly change. I make come back and spend some more time.

But for now. I am leaving you.

See a therapists baby and stop the popping. If you want a long term relationship – you will need to address this. Thanks for all the thrills and the fun rides.

Wishing you luck in all you do.

Your former friend,


About the Author

  • Jackandsoda

    2011 FFFC Finalist, 2011 DFBC Finalist, 2012 DSBC Finalist (x2), 2013 DSBC Finalist (x2)

    • 2011 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2011 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    well said, fish! i love the “jackpot” as the post break-up booty call.

  • bobbybaby

    almost the same can be said for rotogrinders and the unbelieveable tout of numerous really bad sites.

  • mikedabomb22n1


    Thanks for the info I will probably steer clear of this site too.

  • fishkillers

    Thanks Jack n Mike –
    but BobbyBaby –
    i never once got a pop up on rotogrinders… what did you mean by “almost the same can be said for rotogrinders” ?

  • cullycat

    One thing you gotta remember Bobby is that at least as of today, there amount of volume sites are doing does not correlate to how good their product is. Not sure what your criteria are these days….

  • pbarrese13

    2012 DSBC Finalist

    • 2012 DraftStreet DSBC Finalist

    Fish thanks for posting cuoldnt agree more. The pop ups are beyond annoying and seemingly useless. And even more important a more efficient exporting tool would make a huge difference. This is still a new industry and they , more than most, actually care about improving their product. DD customer service is top notch. Im sure they will address these issues, especially when they are echoed by many people. For this reason I will continue to play there, but do hope they continue to make improvements.

  • jimfred82

    • Blogger of the Month

    I’ve actually never played at DD but this classic post will pretty much keep me away, both because it’s funny and i’m pretty sure the last thing i want to deal with when scrambling to change a lineup or three is a popup.

    great read!

  • agendaman


    one thing really nice about sitting at a texas holdem poker table w /8 other players none of this melodrama ever occurs just the cards and how you play them love it

  • fishkillers

    agendaman – good (as always) to hear from you. I am not a poker player – but I hope the cards keep falling for you! Hope the grinding is profitable too!

  • Makisupa

    • x3

      2015 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    • 2014 FanDuel WFFC Finalist

    • 2013 StarStreet NFL Playboy Mansion Finalist

    • 2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    We hear you guys. I’m sorry they aren’t gone already, but we aren’t ignoring it. We got rid of the 50/50 popups. We will soon be removing most of the other ones.

    That being said, I do think this is a bit overblown. You shouldn’t not try the site because of a few popups! Right now they are only in The Jackpot (because people need to understand the game), freeroll and the multi-entry games.

  • pbarrese13

    2012 DSBC Finalist

    • 2012 DraftStreet DSBC Finalist

    I play on DD daily and while the pop ups are annoying when you are doing lineups for a ton of games, def not a deal breaker. I would definitely advise checking out Draft Day. Site traffic is continually growing and their DCOFS tournament series is one of the best around. Top notch customer service and they continue to improve their product.

  • fishkillers

    Hey Andrew (from Draft Day) – I don’t think this blog posting is overblown at all.
    It is tounge in cheek and as such to be taken ironically.

    NO WHERE in this posting does it tell people to steer clear of your site – and clearly it states that I am leaving you because (as Santana could say better) – You got to change your evil ways baby! – and that only applies to the popping up.
    It is frustrating Andrew.

    You can see that I have been playing loyally on your site for many months.
    But you could be more customer friendly and find a different solution and eliminate the pop ups.

    In replies to this posting – PBarrese has stated that 1) he agrees with my posting and then 2) He thinks you have a good site. I agree with him on both accounts!! (And good luck in the DSBC tonight P!)

    Andrew – bottom line is that you guys have a great site with one major flaw. Like a gorgeous woman who just can’t stop talking (oh wait – that flaw belongs to all women) – but pick some other flaw that is really really annoying.

    As soon as the pop ups are eliminated, I will return. But until then, your site is a woman with beautiful curves and soft skin, but she wont shut the f*kc up!

    Sorry in anyway that you see this as overblown.
    In no way I am advocating that people avoid your site – in fact – I highly recommend your site for anyone. They will have to find their own tolerance of pop-ups. And seeing that I have been playing regularly with you guys for five + months – it took a while for me to reach the boiling point.

    GENTLEMEN – DraftDay is a very very good site – I just have personal issues with pop ups…. I think everyone should try the mendoza – great game. I only wrote this because I like that site and I will be happier without the popping.

    And thank you Andrew for putting your five cents in.

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