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FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 05:32 AM

Official Madden '18 PS4 Online League: Reunion Tour (without all original bandmates)
 
LEAGUE WEBSITE: [url]http://daddyleagues.com/Neogaf[/url]

Welcome to the... 14th year of online madden leagues! I would usually do an interest thread first but there isn't a need for a separate thread this year. We will track it in this thread.

[QUOTE]IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ

So it was touched on for the most part before, but now seems like as pertinent a time as any to go into specifics on the things I will be looking to monitor and handle appropriately as judge, jury, and executioner this year. And again, this wont be that important to the vast majority of you that I know wont be any sort of problem or issue.

Im of the opinion that our league has been on a bit of a decline in the past few years. Ill attribute this to a few things. Here are some examples of where I think mistakes were made recently:

-A very select few members played in a cheesy manor (play calling, exploiting game mechanics, lack of defensive matchups leading to the classic slot cheese, ect.). And I think that poisoned the well to an extent and made a few more members play in a similar, specific way to counter cheese. I get why people do that, but its counter-intuitive to fixing the issue. However, some of that blame falls on...

-The commissioners, including (especially) myself. Personally speaking, I found it tough to balance cracking down on these things and being confident in setting strong examples. When it went past the warnings and benchings, it was hard to kick someone because we didnt have alot of reserves, and having a league that was not 32 human players was the worst case scenario in my mind. We had to let things slide more than we wanted to keep the league full. So this season, ive come to terms with having a few CPU teams if needed to preserve some sort of league integrity.

As mentioned, everyone will be getting a clean slate. DM ghosting in previous years will be ignored. TLBB being TLBB is getting a get out of jail free card. So on and so forth. Last year I tried "Hey, dont be a douchebag" as my rule of thumb and attempted to give alot of freedom without so many rules. It didnt work out so well. With that said, these are the things I will have a big problem with:

General cheese. This is too hard to pin down without knowing what the game is like, but everyone will be aware within a few weeks of league play. Spamming certain playcalls, exploiting bugs, exploiting mechanics. If I can type a specific play people are having an issue with into google and the first result is sharkwaters, we're going to have problems. Slot cheese, TE Corners, Crossing routes all stand out in my mind as recent examples
"The DM Rule". Should be pretty obvious. No one is going to catch any trouble missing a week here or there because of scheduling conflicts or for going on vacation. But if its a repeated issue, thats when ill have to step in. On a related topic, being hard to get ahold of on a week to week basis will be looked at in a similar way. Between this thread, PM's, Discord, Steam, even text message, there shouldnt be any big issue in taking 60 seconds to reach out or answer your opponent for the week to get a game going. If FMT is attempting to be the middle man in your scheduling, someone has fucked up.
Stat Padding. No one gives a shit about your QB's touchdown throws in the 4th quarter of a blow out. Grow up.
PJSalt. If you want to cry in the thread after the game, thats fine. Raging because you are losing so you keep running offsides before the play starts or throwing interceptions on purpose. Getting down 21 points at halftime so you start milking the clock at the start of the third. That mostly just flows into...
Being a dick. You know when you're doing it. Stop.

Myself and FMT watch a decent amount of the games on twitch so we'll see alot of the things first hand. If we arent there or the game isnt being streamed, remember that you can always clip a video using the share feature on PS4 if you feel like there is something that needs to be seen. There will be a certain grace period to start as everyone gets settled and understands this years game. Its easy to say something is cheesy in week 2 before everyone figures out the proper counters. Proper warnings and leeway will be given for most things, unless its something especially egregious. Repeated offenses and...


On our end, FMT will be the sole commissioner. I think there were mixed messages in the past with the 3-4 commissioner system and hopefully this helps that! Ill be able to advance the week if need be, though EA says they have an app for that now. Hopefully that all works out! I should also add that I have zero authority over the discord channel and any bans that may happen there. Talk to Brent or "Claude"! Aaaaaaaand all of this became alot longer than I expected it to be. Whoops!

TL;DR:You're desire to win at any cost is not stronger than my desire to keep things going smoothly. Dont try it![/QUOTE]

And, our current Superbowl tally!

[QUOTE]1. FMT - 11
2. BigAT - 4
3. Rors - 3
4. Crow - 2
5. Ramirez - 2
6. DMczaf - 2
7. Wellington - 2
8. LJ - 2
9. Smokey - 1
10. Malleymal - 1
11. Bob - 1
12. Markmhc - 1
13. Soka - 1
14. CB - 1
15. Luke - 1
16. Crimson - 1[/QUOTE]

Again, post if you're interested but I'm going to be reaching out to people as well. Good day!

[QUOTE]League roster:

AFC East:
Bills - Rinse82
Dolphins - ph33niks
Jets - rand0mZer0
Patriots - Sanjuro

AFC North:
Steelers - Ramirez
Browns - thelostbigboss
Ravens - kylecoley
Bengals - Splat

AFC South:
Texans - Smokey
Jags - Greg
Colts - Luke
Titans - claude

AFC West:
Raiders - Pistolpete
Chiefs - scottsullivan
Broncos - azwethinkweiz
Chargers - nightz

NFC East:
Eagles - cb3
Giants - wellington
Redskins - mcneily
Cowboys - Somnia

NFC North:
Packers - Brent
Lions - Soka
Vikings - Birdman
Bears - crow

NFC South:
Bucs - DMczaf
Panthers - Drizz
Falcons - dcx
Saints - jabee

NFC West:
Seahawks - bluemax
Rams - rbk3
Cards - bowser
49ers - fmt[/QUOTE]



[quote=]
Just so everyone knows how this will work, here is the league structure:

1. I am the only commish.
2. I have 100% call on the final 32 when we start. Everyone in the league that is in the initial 32 has a clean slate! Even dm!
3. After the league starts, cb has 100% control of league members. He can replace anyone that is causing issues. These issues could be not playing your games, being a cheeser, breaking league rules. Again, everyone has a clean slate so there needs to be justification for replacing a league members. He can't just say he doesn't like tlbb.
4. CB won't have really any other involvement in league issues but of course he, and others, are willing to provide me feedback as needed.[/quote]

ScottSullivan 07-30-2017 05:59 AM

I'm interested, and I'll be active, hopefully the scrubs that are just going to quit into the 2nd season just stay out this time

Nightz 07-30-2017 06:01 AM

San Diego Chargers

DJ Bowser 07-30-2017 06:09 AM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244885620]i tried to join you guys earlier but you were playing stupid ass unranked mode. no thanks!

send me an invite next time you are on[/QUOTE]
I'm only level 20- I can only play unranked jerk.

Also obviously in.

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 06:13 AM

[QUOTE=ScottSullivan;244890237]I'm interested, and I'll be active, hopefully the scrubs that are just going to quit into the 2nd season just stay out this time[/QUOTE]

Az is the eagles this year!

ph33nix 07-30-2017 06:15 AM

[QUOTE=ScottSullivan;244890237]I'm interested, and I'll be active, hopefully the scrubs that are just going to quit into the 2nd season just stay out this time[/QUOTE]

Why don't you name some names, ScottSullivan

cdyhybrid 07-30-2017 07:18 AM

DOTA

Birdman02 07-30-2017 07:22 AM

Count me in!

ph33nix 07-30-2017 07:28 AM

I think I'm in, but I'll wait to pick a team after everyone else has gotten the one they want

Purple Cheeto 07-30-2017 10:21 AM

I'm probably in unless work consumes me. I don't have access to a PS4 at work like I did last year.

On the plus side my commute is way better so no more making EST people wait up until midnight!

Rorschach 07-30-2017 10:26 AM

You guys let FMT get ELEVEN chammionchips?!

brentech 07-30-2017 03:15 PM

Won't make a decision until I see reviews and hear from anyone but FMT on this game. FMT would try to sell me a ketchup popsicle in order to get this league started.

ph33nix 07-30-2017 03:16 PM

[QUOTE=brentech;244915092]Won't make a decision until I see reviews and hear from anyone but FMT on this game. FMT would try to sell me a ketchup popsicle in order to get this league started.[/QUOTE]

hahahahahahahahahaha

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 03:29 PM

[QUOTE=brentech;244915092]Won't make a decision until I see reviews and hear from anyone but FMT on this game. FMT would try to sell me a ketchup popsicle in order to get this league started.[/QUOTE]

Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's ass by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather to take his word for it?

Rorschach 07-30-2017 03:35 PM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244915743]Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's ass by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather to take his word for it?[/QUOTE]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/pKxxnJd.gif[/img]

Sanjuro 07-30-2017 04:05 PM

I dunno. I haven't played in a couple years and everyone has telling me Madden is dad.

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 04:08 PM

[QUOTE=Sanjuro;244917615]I dunno. I haven't played in a couple years and everyone has telling me Madden is dad.[/QUOTE]

You'll do fine. And Madden does have some dad's!

Sanjuro 07-30-2017 04:23 PM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244917732]You'll do fine. And Madden does have some dad's![/QUOTE]

Has ez's boy replaced him yet?

Smokey 07-30-2017 04:37 PM

Havent played madden since cb killed he league, but I think I'm in.

CB3 07-30-2017 05:07 PM

Oh hey, new DotA thread just in time for TI

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 05:11 PM

[QUOTE=CB3;244920534]Oh hey, new DotA thread just in time for TI[/QUOTE]

TI plays dotor?!

TheLostBigBoss 07-30-2017 05:19 PM

john madden?

brentech 07-30-2017 05:24 PM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244915743]Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's ass by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather to take his word for it?[/QUOTE]
Touché

Claude Dallas 07-30-2017 05:29 PM

Yo

Azwethinkweiz 07-30-2017 05:38 PM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244891521]Az is the eagles this year![/QUOTE]

You tell him I'm going to be the Eagles and then don't put me on the list. Classic FMT!

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 05:44 PM

[QUOTE=Azwethinkweiz;244922214]You tell him I'm going to be the Eagles and then don't put me on the list. Classic FMT![/QUOTE]

Whoopsie Daisy!

Sanjuro 07-30-2017 06:07 PM

Are the Pats available? I haven't really been playing anything lately, might as well.

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 06:08 PM

[QUOTE=Sanjuro;244923912]Are the Pats available? I haven't really been playing anything lately, might as well.[/QUOTE]

If cola doesn't play!

DJ Bowser 07-30-2017 06:41 PM

[QUOTE=Sanjuro;244923912]Are the Pats available? I haven't really been playing anything lately, might as well.[/QUOTE]
Keep the OP Pats out of LBB's hands plz!

TheLostBigBoss 07-30-2017 06:42 PM

[QUOTE=DJ Bowser;244925985]Keep the OP Pats out of LBB's hands plz![/QUOTE]

not actually interested in them!

Looking at the Browns actually, if nobody else takes them

rinse82 07-30-2017 06:54 PM

I'm sleeping 2 hours a night these days but you know I'm in

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 06:59 PM

[QUOTE=rinse82;244926813]I'm sleeping 2 hours a night these days but you know I'm in[/QUOTE]

Lol how is it going with twins??

ph33nix 07-30-2017 07:08 PM

[QUOTE=rinse82;244926813]I'm sleeping 2 hours a night these days but you know I'm in[/QUOTE]

lol I forgot you have 3 kids now

my sister has 2. the older one talks and shit now. we can have somewhat coherent conversations (Though half the time I have to ask my sister to translate her occasional babbling) time goes by too fast.

DMczaf 07-30-2017 07:42 PM

Hey yo...


[IMG]https://static.squarespace.com/static/522a2049e4b0a0ce717e990c/t/542206ece4b02eeafb50d914/1411516152994/?format=300w[/IMG]

Azwethinkweiz 07-30-2017 07:43 PM

Welp, at least I'm not in the NFC South anymore.

ph33nix 07-30-2017 07:45 PM

These are the divisions I have not been in

NFC North
NFC South
NFC East
AFC North

I will pick a team left over from one of these divisions

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 07:51 PM

[QUOTE=DMczaf;244929735]Hey yo...


[IMG]https://static.squarespace.com/static/522a2049e4b0a0ce717e990c/t/542206ece4b02eeafb50d914/1411516152994/?format=300w[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Yeaaaa boiiiiii!

CB3 07-30-2017 08:02 PM

[QUOTE=DMczaf;244929735]Hey yo...


[IMG]https://static.squarespace.com/static/522a2049e4b0a0ce717e990c/t/542206ece4b02eeafb50d914/1411516152994/?format=300w[/IMG][/QUOTE]

This is much more funny when I don't have to worry about playing/replacing you.

I believe in DM 2017.

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 08:32 PM

[QUOTE=CB3;244931070]This is much more funny when I don't have to worry about playing/replacing you.

I believe in DM 2017.[/QUOTE]

My boy dm is doin it!

DMczaf 07-30-2017 08:38 PM

[QUOTE=CB3;244931070]This is much more funny when I don't have to worry about playing/replacing you.

I believe in DM 2017.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244932910]My boy dm is doin it![/QUOTE]

Doing it big in 2017!!

I'm back!!

Sanjuro 07-30-2017 09:13 PM

I might have to drop out. I didn't know Brady was on the cover. Is there a Bledsoe edition?

rinse82 07-30-2017 09:23 PM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244927120]Lol how is it going with twins??[/QUOTE]

If they're on the same schedule it's not so bad, but half the time they're not is when it kills you. I'm sure it'll get better.....

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 09:30 PM

[QUOTE=rinse82;244936092]If they're on the same schedule it's not so bad, but half the time they're not is when it kills you. I'm sure it'll get better.....[/QUOTE]

I can't even imagine how tough that is. Do you guys have family nearby that help?

Sokantish 07-30-2017 09:44 PM

Okay

Ramirez 07-30-2017 09:55 PM

I was summoned via PM, am I being given a redemption tour for my unfounded exile??

Man, I haven't played Madden since y'all booted me, but I'd be down.

Smokey 07-30-2017 09:56 PM

I think last season there were quite a few new dads. Kids are bigger/older now so that should help. Except for rinse. Bless you good man.

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 10:00 PM

[QUOTE=Ramirez;244938154]I was summoned via PM, am I being given a redemption tour for my unfounded exile??

Man, I haven't played Madden since y'all booted me, but I'd be down.[/QUOTE]

This will be the greatest Madden season!

Luke
Trasher
Ramirez

Sanjuro 07-30-2017 10:22 PM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244938438]This will be the greatest Madden season!

Luke
Trasher
Ramirez[/QUOTE]

Great. I have a combined win record of one against these fucks.

FrenchMovieTheme 07-30-2017 10:24 PM

[QUOTE=Sanjuro;244939801]Great. I have a combined win record of one against these fucks.[/QUOTE]

Who did you beat?!

Sanjuro 07-30-2017 10:32 PM

[QUOTE=FrenchMovieTheme;244939977]Who did you beat?![/QUOTE]

I'm pretty sure it was Trasher once, and he wasn't happy. It was some AI assisted comeback garbo.


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