3) Must start 5 of your 7 picks.
You have to have 7 picks and only 7 picks. It's intuitively obvious. It has been that way for 43 seasons and the rule has never been spelled out because of how obvious it is. Even rule 4 backs that up (1 player per round in first five rounds, 2 players in round 6). Everyone gets 7 and only 7 picks. End of story. If a trade results in an uneven number of picks being exchanged, that trade has to be invalid. If I want three picks from you, I have to give you back three picks.
also: If you don't know why a rule is in place, don't comment on why it's in place. coley made this league and glen continued it, and now seapilots has taken up the reigns to keep it going. Malone, felon & I (at least) have played this league off & on for at least 5 calendar years (myself 5, more for the other two). We've come across almost every issue possible, so if one of us has some insight, that's one thing. If someone has only played a season or two (*cough* smokey *cough*), don't open your mouth. And sky, I respect you sticking up for your boy (which IS what you're doing, don't deny it), he needs to shut his mouth. Not only is he often very wrong, he misleads potential new owners by speaking so matter of factly about things he is flat wrong about. That helps nobody.
This thread is not for discussing these things. This thread is for drafting only. It's extremely hard to keep up with who has been drafted in between 1st-page-edits when there's a bunch of bullshit discussion like this going on. Got an issue with me? Post it somewhere else. Don't clutter up this thread anymore.