I have never used CoachManagers.The year GameDay Ritual closed I joined Ottoneu. I did play in another league that used a system that was supposed to be similar but it was off line not online and it was awful.
I just thought that if Ottoneu had it’s own online 24 hour draft that awarded player on the best bid it would be a selling point for the league. In the 4 Ottoneu leagues that I am in it can be hard to get people in different time zones to agree on a time that fits all the time zones. It could be controlled and self contained by Ottoneu. I love the Ottoneu live drafts but it can be hard to get everyone on the same page and start up leagues can take many hours of being at the computer all the time.
I can’t give you all the details because it was very detailed but I can remember some. It was a live draft that went on for a 24 hour period. It was A 3, 4, or 5 day free agent blitz they called it. Each of the say 12 members would nominate a player name with a bid. On the first day they would do this for 7 or 8 rounds of bids. It would tell you how competitive you bid was by giving you a color Green for the best by far, yellow for being competitive and red of being the worst bid by far. If you got a red right away you were eliminated right away from biding again on that player. It also had a penalty for biding on a player in the final minutes of the 24 hours. The did this by having Manager ratings. You could check on how the voting was going on you own schedule within the 24 hours.
Again, they were very detailed rules and you would have to get a copy of the old rules somehow or contact the former owners to get their help or buy the rights somehow. I wish I could help more but they had a good game that was similar to Ottoneu in some ways. I think Ottoneu is a great game. That is why I am in 4 leagues but IMO closing the divide between the coasts would make the product better.