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#2851 ballinhun8

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

Amigo you know you were backing the bears hardcore in this thread and anyone who was reading it knows that was for sure. You gave the Texans 0 chance to win, and then they did.

I'm with fsecreast on the fact that people are waaaay to sensitive in this league. It's a competitive game with competitive players and people are going to talk trash. To leave a league because you're butthurt over one of the commissioners posts is just retarded.

Also, why have any concern over Cutler playing ballin? Do you honestly think you are going to care about Cutler at all when he retires and has 0 rings because they pull him (and possibly baby him the next few weeks over concussion symptoms and this season disappears for the bears just like last year)? I'd rather have my QB play through the haze and get the team a super bowl. He's getting paid above and beyond what he deserves, he can worry about his health later, or retire.



I don't think I gave them 0% chance. I said if we lose we lose and I'd still be here and I am. I said we'deat them alive because I was talking smack in reply to others. If these pages weren't deleted then I could know what else was written. But we have Mussolini and Castro running this thread I guess so I can't see what else was said.


And yea I'm going to have concern on our QB. As a Bears fan we don't have much success with QBs so when we finally have a real good one I don't want him being lost for a season in a regular season game. Troy, you honestly sound like a non Cutler fan so I'm not sure I'll be able to reason with you. But any sensible fan would not want their QB playing through haze. No QB will win a Super bowl like that. And good comments on predicting the rest of the session or us. Do you have the Mega Millions numbers for tonight by the way? Since you know so much amigo.

#2852 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:24 PM

I don't think I gave them 0% chance. I said if we lose we lose and I'd still be here and I am. I said we'deat them alive because I was talking smack in reply to others. If these pages weren't deleted then I could know what else was written. But we have Mussolini and Castro running this thread I guess so I can't see what else was said.


What? Nate doesn't even have the power to do this. Plus if he had the power, why would he delete them?

And by calling him Castro and Mussolini, and I can only assume you mean American Idol finalist Jason Castro, and the Italian Model Alessandra Mussolini.

#2853 jza1218

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

God people are sensitive in this league.


I used a #BearDown cuz I wanted that as my signature and people commented on that part of my post. But you didn't mention that either. And it wasn't even a ridiculous post, you just want someone to blame and found something I said in a reply.


Someone's got some selective memory.

#2854 n8rockerasu

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:30 PM

What? Nate doesn't even have the power to do this. Plus if he had the power, why would he delete them?


Someone's got some selective memory.


At this point, I think it's just better to not engage him. We're just going in circles here.

Quick, somebody, anybody...new topic?

#2855 jza1218

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

Nate, can I call you the great and powerful Oz?

On another topic, how long do you think we'll take for the playoffs, free agency and draft?

#2856 shotgunshine

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

Chargers-Ravens are scheduled for kick off at 2pm E.T.

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#2857 irideabike

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Nate, can I call you the great and powerful Oz?

On another topic, how long do you think we'll take for the playoffs, free agency and draft?


I'm hoping when we get to that point everything is done asap, I don't really want the league to sit in limbo for awhile. I like the schedule and playing a game every couple days. If anything I wish we could move the league along at a little quicker pace.

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#2858 Docb9110

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

At this point, I think it's just better to not engage him. We're just going in circles here.

Quick, somebody, anybody...new topic?


You ready for the rivalry game? I'm stoked to see how it comes out!

#2859 n8rockerasu

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

You ready for the rivalry game? I'm stoked to see how it comes out!


Yeah, I just hope the game makes it fair for both teams. I don't want to see either team with multiple fumbles, dropped passes, or anything else that just dumbs it down to luck.

#2860 shotgunshine

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Sorry to my opponent..im getting on now.

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#2861 shotgunshine

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Chargers and Ravens end in a 14-14 tie. Both of our defense came through. His guys were beastly at getting to Rivers. I got sacked like 5 times..maybe more. I got lucky as he missed I think three field goals that would've won him the game. The last few weeks has been horrible for me as I just can't get my offense going. Ryan Mathews got hurt again late...was worried about that but it was just for the rest of the game. Eddie Royal got knocked out for five weeks though with a dislocated elbow.

I think i'm going to try to get a top receiver during the off season. My guys lately just seem like there having a harder time getting open. Antonio Gates is the only guy that can get open on a consistent basis.

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#2862 irideabike

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

Calvin Johnson will be available in the offseason, looking to upgrade my defense a little bit when I get there.

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#2863 jza1218

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:58 PM

I'm hoping when we get to that point everything is done asap, I don't really want the league to sit in limbo for awhile. I like the schedule and playing a game every couple days. If anything I wish we could move the league along at a little quicker pace.


Yeah but I hope we don't go too quick, I don't want to miss the draft with my work schedule (work nights Monday through Thursday). Especially since I'm gonna have a Top 10 pick. Wonder if you can draft/sign free agents from the web site.

#2864 ubernes

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Did we have a FA period? Or will we? I'm missing Danny Amendola on my team! :( I don't know if he's actually that great, but my WR group could certainly use the boost and the familiar name, and I saw he was in the FA pool.

#2865 Docb9110

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

Yeah, I just hope the game makes it fair for both teams. I don't want to see either team with multiple fumbles, dropped passes, or anything else that just dumbs it down to luck.


I have feverishly been putting all of Spiller's earned XP to his carrying trait because that was the worst thing about him. Since I got him, in the first like 4-5 games he had at least one fumble per game, since then, 3 games now, I dont think he has fumbled yet on a run (he did muff a punt against Detroit though)

Im stoked, and again HOW THE HELL IS MARK SANCHEZ leading on the pro bowl voting for QB in the AFC? Im guaranteed to throw a few pics your way N8, no worries! haha

#2866 Konfusion

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Chargers and Ravens end in a 14-14 tie. Both of our defense came through. His guys were beastly at getting to Rivers. I got sacked like 5 times..maybe more. I got lucky as he missed I think three field goals that would've won him the game. The last few weeks has been horrible for me as I just can't get my offense going. Ryan Mathews got hurt again late...was worried about that but it was just for the rest of the game. Eddie Royal got knocked out for five weeks though with a dislocated elbow.

I think i'm going to try to get a top receiver during the off season. My guys lately just seem like there having a harder time getting open. Antonio Gates is the only guy that can get open on a consistent basis.


Good defensive struggle. Ended up missing 4 field goals total. 2 were just too long for Nick Folk and I think I got iced on the other 2. One to win in regulation and the other to win in OT. I thought Folk had a stronger leg, but I guess he is only 88 KPW. Ill be starting Tucker from now on as he is a bit stronger. Ray Rice ran strong for 170 yards, but couldn't get into the end zone. 100 yards receiving and 2 tds for Torrey Smith early on, but couldn't get anything done in the 2nd half.

So what are the rules on going for it on 4th and short instead of attempting a long(50+) field goal? I have seen NFL coaches do this sometimes if they don't think they can make the field goal and wouldn't gain much by punting.

#2867 Docb9110

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

On the free agent thing for the off season, how will we be handling that since we have our own budgets this year? Bidding wars? :) Free for all?

#2868 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

Yeah but I hope we don't go too quick, I don't want to miss the draft with my work schedule (work nights Monday through Thursday). Especially since I'm gonna have a Top 10 pick. Wonder if you can draft/sign free agents from the web site.


Yeah, it will definitely be reasonable. More than likely, some people will think it's too slow and some people will think it's too fast. So, I figure I'll get pounded from both sides (that's what she said). Last year, you could draft from the website. I can't say how much more/less it'll be broken this year though, haha.

Did we have a FA period? Or will we? I'm missing Danny Amendola on my team! :( I don't know if he's actually that great, but my WR group could certainly use the boost and the familiar name, and I saw he was in the FA pool.


We did. The Rams signed Kellen Winslow, TE and dropped Evan Moore, TE. We had talked about doing another one (I think we said Week 12 actually). There's probably not enough time to get one done before we advance, but I guess we could do one for Week 13 if people want to.

Good defensive struggle. Ended up missing 4 field goals total. 2 were just too long for Nick Folk and I think I got iced on the other 2. One to win in regulation and the other to win in OT. I thought Folk had a stronger leg, but I guess he is only 88 KPW. Ill be starting Tucker from now on as he is a bit stronger. Ray Rice ran strong for 170 yards, but couldn't get into the end zone. 100 yards receiving and 2 tds for Torrey Smith early on, but couldn't get anything done in the 2nd half.

So what are the rules on going for it on 4th and short instead of attempting a long(50+) field goal? I have seen NFL coaches do this sometimes if they don't think they can make the field goal and wouldn't gain much by punting.


Wait, how did you end up with Nick Folk? The Jets cut him during our round of free agency. I'm hoping that the CPU just happened to sign him during one of the many times the Ravens have been empty since then, and that you didn't do the signing yourself.

As for your question about 4th and short, I've always considered from your opponent's 33 yard line to his 49 yard line to be "no man's land". Some kickers have no trouble making 50+ yard field goals, but not everybody has a kicker with a strong leg (especially when you factor in wind/weather conditions). And like you said, there's not much to be gained from punting there. I think going for it under those circumstances is reasonable.

On the free agent thing for the off season, how will we be handling that since we have our own budgets this year? Bidding wars? :) Free for all?


Yeah, once we hit the offseason, it's basically a bidding war. The game no longer handles free agents as "first come, first served". Players will consider offers from multiple teams and decide which one they like the best. You'll also be able to see which teams have put in offers on the players you're interested in.
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#2869 Konfusion

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

Wait, how did you end up with Nick Folk? The Jets cut him during our round of free agency. I'm hoping that the CPU just happened to sign him during one of the many times the Ravens have been empty since then, and that you didn't do the signing yourself.

As for your question about 4th and short, I've always considered from your opponent's 33 yard line to his 49 yard line to be "no man's land". Some kickers have no trouble making 50+ yard field goals, but not everybody has a kicker with a strong leg (especially when you factor in wind/weather conditions). And like you said, there's not much to be gained from punting there. I think going for it under those circumstances is reasonable.


I did not sign Folk. If I had my choice of free agent kickers, I would have taken Dave Rayner. I assume the CPU did the signing because Justin Tucker had a very low rating when the game first came out, something like a 63, so the CPU saw it as an obvious upgrade. I noticed in the OP that there was a period where everyone could sign 1 free agent. I assume that whoever had the Ravens at that time chose Chad Johnson, so I assumed I wasn't able to make a signing myself.

#2870 Hemingway012

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

I'm hoping when we get to that point everything is done asap, I don't really want the league to sit in limbo for awhile. I like the schedule and playing a game every couple days. If anything I wish we could move the league along at a little quicker pace.




yeh i agree with this. I mean the pace we are going is fine but a little quicker wouldnt hurt!!

#2871 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

I did not sign Folk. If I had my choice of free agent kickers, I would have taken Dave Rayner. I assume the CPU did the signing because Justin Tucker had a very low rating when the game first came out, something like a 63, so the CPU saw it as an obvious upgrade. I noticed in the OP that there was a period where everyone could sign 1 free agent. I assume that whoever had the Ravens at that time chose Chad Johnson, so I assumed I wasn't able to make a signing myself.


Yeah, that's basically what happened. That's why we were hoping to avoid any CPU moves when we started the league because we knew they would just do whatever they felt like concerning free agents. And it's not that I'm against free agent signings or anything, but EA did a very lazy job implementing them during the first season.

All contracts are one year, and there is no negotiation period. You offer the player what they want, and you get them. In a league with 31 other users, what this creates is a free for all. So, we had to institute designated free agent signing periods, dividing teams into groups based on record, and allowing each team to pick up one free agent. Once we get to the offseason though, it changes to a much more realistic system with negotiations and multiple teams being able to make offers.

yeh i agree with this. I mean the pace we are going is fine but a little quicker wouldnt hurt!!


The thing you have to realize is that there are a good number of 30-somethings in this league. The other league keeps a brisk 3 day pace (and what seems like one day when they get to the playoffs). And that's a lot easier to keep up with if you're in school or whatever. But 4 days is probably as fast as a lot of people in here could go (myself included).

I understand everybody is excited and wants to stay active (which I really appreciate). But we have to keep it reasonable for everyone. The other thing to remember is that the offseason is going to have a lot more going on than in past years. Other than the draft, there's resigning your own players, making offers to free agents, etc.

As always, people are encouraged to get their games in as quickly as possible...and if we ever have a chance to advance early, we will (though it would help if others would keep tabs on remaining games or even let me know when all games have been completed). But I also don't want to push people harder just to have more games end up getting simmed/CPU played.
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#2872 Dark Rider

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Broncos end their four win streak. 35-14. The Madden gods made their opinion of me clear. Good game Cool I am. Maybe a future game will play better in my favor.

#2873 pitfallharry219

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

If everyone sets their team to "Ready to advance", it advances us automatically, right?

Vikings-Bears going down at 9:30 EST tonight.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Did we have a FA period? Or will we? I'm missing Danny Amendola on my team! :( I don't know if he's actually that great, but my WR group could certainly use the boost and the familiar name, and I saw he was in the FA pool.


I was looking at free agents toady, and he is definitely there. Although, he is only a 76OVR, I was looking at him for the off season.

#2875 n8rockerasu

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

If everyone sets their team to "Ready to advance", it advances us automatically, right?

Vikings-Bears going down at 9:30 EST tonight.


It does. But then people have to actually remember to do that, lol. And we also would need to be aware that we advanced. It would be nice if EA could send out email notifications to all league members when the league advanced...but I know that just makes way too much sense for them to ever do, haha.

#2876 Chetty12

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:15 PM

Yeah it'd be nice to advance faster, but there really hasn't been a week where we've been close. It usually comes down to 4-5 games left to be played on the last day with a game or two being simmed. So its hard to press the issue or to thinks its necassary until were advancing early on a consistent basis.

#2877 Chetty12

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

Falcons Vs Buccaneers
Seahawks Vs Dolphins- Tentatively scheduled for tomorrow late afternoon
Panthers Vs Eagles

Down to 3

Edited by Chetty12, 13 November 2012 - 12:06 PM.


#2878 n8rockerasu

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:33 PM

And i can help with updating the thread with the remaining games if you like.

This week we have 6 games remaining as of 6:00 pm Eastern.

Redskins Vs Cowboys
Steelers Vs Browns
Vikings Vs Bears
Falcons Vs Buccaneers
Seahawks Vs Dolphins- Tentatively scheduled for tomorrow late afternoon
Panthers Vs Eagles


Yeah, thanks. That helps. Last year, I would just use the Madden website, but I don't know...something about it this year, I just don't really like it at all. Too much going on, and it makes it sooooo slow. Plus, it's hard to remember how to find the scores, etc. Just not a good design in my opinion. Anyway, thanks for posting that. I think Steelers vs Browns is supposed to be played tonight. The other ones, I don't remember if we've heard anything about.

#2879 L4WII

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

Broncos end their four win streak. 35-14. The Madden gods made their opinion of me clear. Good game Cool I am. Maybe a future game will play better in my favor.


Gg see u week 17!

#2880 Chetty12

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

I updated the post, it looks like only 3 games are either unscheduled or they havn't posted a time in the thread.

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