Last weekend, I made a parenthetical comment about standardizing abbreviations for the various fantasy league formats in an effort to reduce the repetitiveness of typing out "mixed league 12-team 5x5 non-keeper league with a snake draft" or "AL-only 4x4 keeper league with a $260 cap and 15 protects". After a little bit of thought (or a lot if it makes me seem smarter to you), I've arrived at some of them.
I had two objectives in mind. First I wanted the short names to be pronouncable as all the good acronyms are - i.e VORP or WARP, and, second, I wanted the short name to be obvious to those who are given the key to decipher them. Guard it with the know-it-all-ness that comes from speaking in acronyms that non-members can never figure out!
Milk 125.8 = MIxed League Keeper auction draft 12-team 5x5 8 keepers. Pronounced "milk one twenty-five dot 8"
Mink 165 = MIxed league Non-Keeper auction draft 16-team 5x5 Prounounced "mink one-sixty-five."
Milks 125.8 = MIxed League Keeper Snake draft 12-team 5x5 8 keepers. Pronounced "milks one twenty-five dot 8"
Minks 105 = MIxed league Non-Keeper Snake draft 10-team 5x5 Prounounced "minks one-oh-five."
AAOK 124.14 = Auction draft Al Only Keeper 12-team 4x4 14 keepers. Pronounced "double A OK one twenty-four dot fourteen".
NOKA 124.15 = Nl Only Keeper league Auction draft 12-team 4x4 15 keepers. Pronounced "No-kuh one twenty-four dot fifteen".
ANKS 125 = Al-only Non-Keeper Snake draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "Aynks one twenty-five".
NNKs 125 = Nl-only Non-Keeper league Snake draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "nicks one twenty-five." Or if you prefer, "nnnnnicks one twenty-five."
ANKA 125 = Al Only Non-Keeper Auction draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "Ahn-ka one twenty-five".
NNKA 125 = Nl Only Non-Keeper league Auction draft 12-team 5x5. Pronounced "Nahn-ka one twenty-five."
For the auction drafts, add the dollar amount to the end i.e AAOK 124.14.260 "Double A Ok one twenty-four dot fourteen dot two-sixty." Once you are comfortable with the structure, you should have a much easier time asking for advice on your fantasy teams.
"Should I protect Bobby Crosby at $10? I play in a AAOK 124.14.260."