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CAG League Sports: Madden 12 "JV League" - We Finished 3 Seasons! Thanks Everybody!!!


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#91 jza1218

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:05 AM

Five minutes and no runoff worked fine in the other league, no reason to change that.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:49 AM

All right, G33, you're free to make your pick now whenever you see this.
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#93 G33

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:06 AM

I'll take the 49ers.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:25 AM

Ok, Yanksfan. You're up next! (See, you're not the last pick. silversnake5 has that now, haha ;))

btw, G33, what's your gamertag so I can add it to the OP...and what time zone are you in?
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:51 AM

Ok, Yanksfan. You're up next! (See, you're not the last pick. silversnake5 has that now, haha ;))

btw, G33, what's your gamertag so I can add it to the OP...and what time zone are you in?


Gamertag: Kauaiian Ninja
Time Zone: HST (Hawaiian Standard Time)

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:28 PM

Ok, Yanksfan. You're up next! (See, you're not the last pick. silversnake5 has that now, haha ;))

btw, G33, what's your gamertag so I can add it to the OP...and what time zone are you in?


Yup, and there are good teams left. I have never played with anyone but the Packers in Madden, so they will all be new to me.

I will be selecting..the Atlanta Falcons.

#97 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:06 PM

All right, silversnake5, your turn!
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#98 Docb9110

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:13 PM

I noticed that I'm on the waiting list? I actually already have the game.

#99 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:26 PM

I noticed that I'm on the waiting list? I actually already have the game.


Oh, ok. Good. I didn't know. I guess I just assumed that since Blade hadn't gotten it yet, you hadn't either. The waiting list isn't really critically important. Just gives me an idea of how many people we're waiting on.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:28 PM

Sorry, just got home. I see Atlanta Falcons by my name on the front page. Is that the team selected for me? I have no problem with that, I just ask because I see Yanksfan wanted to them. In which case, I would take the NY Giants
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:35 PM

Sorry, just got home. I see Atlanta Falcons by my name on the front page. Is that the team selected for me? I have no problem with that, I just ask because I see Yanksfan wanted to them. In which case, I would take the NY Giants


Sorry, did that in a hurry earlier this afternoon. It's fixed now. You have the Giants.

All right guys, we have 16 teams accounted for right now with the possibility of adding a few more. I'll try to get the league set up this evening. If everybody wants to take a look at their team's schedule and figure out who they would like as a secondary team, we can start picking those as well (going backward through the draft order, so I guess we'd be starting with silversnake5). Just remember they have to be in the opposite conference of your main team and cannot be on your schedule.
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#102 silversnake5

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:50 PM

Alrighty, since I'm on the clock, irl I'm a big ol' Pittsburgh Steelers fan. So I'll go with the Steelers.
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#103 Blade3D

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:58 PM

Alrighty, since I'm on the clock, irl I'm a big ol' Pittsburgh Steelers fan. So I'll go with the Steelers.


The Steelers were already taken...

#104 n8rockerasu

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:05 AM

Alrighty, since I'm on the clock, irl I'm a big ol' Pittsburgh Steelers fan. So I'll go with the Steelers.


Yeah, they were selected 4th. Vulcan has them.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:41 AM

Sorry, did that in a hurry earlier this afternoon. It's fixed now. You have the Giants.

All right guys, we have 16 teams accounted for right now with the possibility of adding a few more. I'll try to get the league set up this evening. If everybody wants to take a look at their team's schedule and figure out who they would like as a secondary team, we can start picking those as well (going backward through the draft order, so I guess we'd be starting with silversnake5). Just remember they have to be in the opposite conference of your main team and cannot be on your schedule.


that is what we're doing right? Apologies if it's not
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:45 AM

that is what we're doing right? Apologies if it's not


Yup, you're picking your secondary team.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:52 AM

Secondary team in the teams that have not been picked yet, not teams we have already picked. The point is to have a human player available to play the other teams when they are playing a human opponent. Thus everyone will always get to face a human opponent and not have to play the CPU.

#108 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:06 AM

Yeah, I probably should have explained it better. Your secondary team is basically just the team you fill in for when they're scheduled to face a human opponent. Unlike other games that might generate a schedule based on the number of users the league has, Madden just uses the actual NFL schedule...so if you have a game against a team not chosen, you'd have to play the CPU. And nobody really wants to do that. By each of us taking a 2nd team (one that wasn't chosen), we can avoid that.
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#109 silversnake5

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:30 AM

Ok, my mistake in misunderstanding. San Diego then.
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#110 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:39 AM

Ok, Yanksfan. Your turn to pick your secondary team.

For everyone else, I'm setting up the league now. Details to follow! :)

Edited by CAGLeagueSports, 23 November 2011 - 02:09 AM.

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#111 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:13 AM

All right, the league is set up. You find it listed as CAGLS JV League. The password is "cagls" (without the quotation marks). Everyone who has the game already should have an invite. The rest of you can search for the league and join by inputting the password when you get the game.

I've also typed up some basic rules that everybody should know before we get started. I'm going to add them to the OP, but I'll place them here as well.

1. Play fair and make decisions like a real NFL coach. This isn't to say never go for it on 4th down, but make sure that the situation calls for it. Yes, some coaches will chance it deep in an opponent's territory and try to punch it in rather than taking a field goal. That's a judgment call. Going for a 4th and 2 at your own 25 yd line is not.

*Quick subbing QBs is not allowed (ex. 1st down: Flacco, 2nd down: Taylor, 3rd down: Flacco). If you want to change QBs you may do so at the beginning of an offensive series, or by pausing the game and sending "subbing QB" to your opponent.

2. DO NOT sign any free agents. We'll have a set time where everyone can pick up a free agent player if they would like to (probably around week 5).

3. Remember all trades must be proposed in the thread for evaluation from the community. If you want to save yourself some time (and probably some arguing), it would also be wise to post your reasoning for why the deal makes sense for you. When posting trades, please include the position of each player involved, their current rating, their age, and their potential.

Trades will be limited according to the following trade cap:
4 trades per season, 2 core players traded away max
90+ Player = 2 core players
80-89 Player = 1 core player
1st round pick = 1 core player

*trading players on your secondary team is not allowed

4. Communicate. We're going to have to rely on each other to keep this thing going. Make yourself available to your opponent. Keep up with the thread, respond to PM's, and speak up if you ever have a problem or even an idea to improve things. We're here to compete, but we're also here to help each other get better.

5. Have fun! :)

Edited by CAGLeagueSports, 24 November 2011 - 02:26 AM.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:36 AM

When posting trades, please include the position of each player involved, their age, and their potential.


Current rating too.

I think under the play fair heading we need to talk about running with the QB. There are some things that you can do that are basically just exploitative, and should be discussed.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:05 AM

Are you saying that running with a QB is exploitive? It is apart of the game in my opinion. If you run with someone like Schaub, Rodgers and the like then you are scrambling to get away from pressure or see an opening to get a quick few yards because in my experience unless you have Vick then you only get like 5 yards at the most an even then you are lucky to get that. If you have the Eagles which feasibly is the only team with a DECENT running QB threat then as a team playing against them then you should be aware of that fact and play accordingly. I don't think its fair to say that QB can't run. It's apart of the game. I have the Texans and I won't be running with Schaub or Leinart because they aren't made for it and it opens up for Injury for them but if I see a first down 3 yards away and no open receivers I'm gonna do what I think ANY player would do in that situation.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:10 AM

I'm not saying running with a QB is exploitative, of course running with a QB happens. But there are things people can do with running QB's that do expoit poor AI. Rolling out all the time to pass the ball for example (swear to God, I've seen an AI linebacker roll to the outside and instead of getting between the QB and the receiver, face the sideline and do nothing.) That's just an example of something I've seen. N8 probably has an idea on that too, because I know he's seen it.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:18 AM

I see your point now! I agree!

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:22 AM

I think if you want to run with a QB then run. It's makes no difference to me, eventually you will catch on and be prepared for it.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:54 AM

Running QBs are a tricky thing because in some ways, the AI doesn't react properly to them. HOWEVER, I've learned they can be contained if you call the right plays (and spy the QB when necessary). I still think we need to be mindful of obvious cheese plays though. Sending 5 receivers deep so you can 2 step drop and take off with your QB is garbage. If you want to run with your QB, show a little more tact than that.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:04 AM

I just joined the league on live. I'm excited. Do the rosters update when we actually go into the first game? I think we have all players as healthy unless I'm missing something.

My thought process is that we are playing a full season from week one which according to the game all starters are healthy. I could see where injuries would be relevant if we started week 11 or 12 but since this is a franchise I believe the game is putting team management on us for our particular franchises making injuries in the game random and not according to current rosters.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:07 AM

Or am stating the obvious? Lol

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:17 AM

I just joined the league on live. I'm excited. Do the rosters update when we actually go into the first game? I think we have all players as healthy unless I'm missing something.

My thought process is that we are playing a full season from week one which according to the game all starters are healthy. I could see where injuries would be relevant if we started week 11 or 12 but since this is a franchise I believe the game is putting team management on us for our particular franchises making injuries in the game random and not according to current rosters.


Yeah, updated rosters with no existing injuries. And yes, your players can get hurt during games though, missing anywhere from a few plays to the entire season.