GWJFL3: Week 12

I''m fine with trying again. Unless you''re frustrated which I would understand if I were in your position. I don''t really care how the win is awarded if we don''t replay. But if you''re up for it, Let me know.

I think I''m actually going to go try and buy a new xbox tomorrow, providing the snowy roads let me. The only thing in the whole chain I havnen''t replaced is the xbox itself, maybe the NIC is going bad? Because I can play counterstrike and such just fine from my PC. So I don''t think it''s the connection anymore. I hate everything electronic, from my bowels to my deeper, smellier bowels. Yeah, I think I''m too frustrated to try again tonight.

Fair enough. Let me know if you''re ready to start embarrassing me again tomorrow.

NeoCell wrote:

Stuff

I''m glad it''s not just me

Thin,

Thanks for the jinx. I take the field playing at home and precede to watch my WR''s drop pass after pass after pass. Only my TE would catch the damn ball and he dropped a wide open TD.

Frankie kicked the crap out of me and called a great game...but it was one of those fricken games were no matter what i did....it wasn''t going to work.

My left tackle would step back and let his DE rush me unabaited, Marshal Faulk ran like it was the year 2000 breaking tackle after tackle which was always followed by Frankie proclaiming ""I just don''t get it, this is crazy"". I just wanted to quit and those who have whooped me no I don''t give up.....but I just don''t get this game sometimes.

Good news is I am 8-4 with Stric, Grumpy and Legion coming up. Oh yah thats not good news

Great game Frankie....its looking more and more like the only way to play this game is with the running game as the focus.

My left tackle would step back and let his DE rush me unabaited

Frankie, make sure you''re familiar with what the ""DT glitch"" is and that you''re not (accidentally or purposely, I don''t care) exploiting it. We don''t play that here. I obviously didn''t see the game and so you have the benefit of the doubt but I still need to make sure that everyone is playing fair. Now that the hard part is over...

Oh my God! I logged in tonight to check on things and what''s this? All games are done before the deadline? Break out the champagne boys, we''re throwing a party! Ok, maybe not, but as a little bit of a ""reward"", I have advanced the week a day early. Since I''m trying to keep the two leagues in sync, that means you guys all have an extra day to play your week 13 games. Finishing games early... Wow... Let see if we can make it a trend.

What I did is what I always have done when a ball is hike I got a bit to the right and cut back fast it dosn''t work on every team it just happen to work alot last night. I said I would stop being that player and he said it was fine and when I didn''t use that player he got to his QB just as fast it was just one of those games I used the same kind of play against the Charger guy and I got shut out so if it was a glitch why didn''t it work in that game. I don''t plan on change that if you want we can play you can see for your self ask Highlander and RuthlessMuffin they know me I don''t glitch look at my record and tell me I glitch you should try it it just works on some team and others it dosn''t work it just happened to work.

"NeoCell" wrote:
Whatever you''re into Neo. We don''t judge. Much.

I figure the only way to get you back is make better use of TG. Next game TG goes for 16 catches 360 yards and 2 Td''s! That will show you!

I''m really starting to dislike the colts. Everything they do right when I play singleplayer, they do completely wrong when I play multiplayer. I''m not sure if maybe I""m playing with a different setting or two than we are in the league, but goddamn is it frustrating to watch my receivers drop passes left and right. In some cases they were WIDE open. Not all the time, or even most of the time, but more than once in a game Wayne, Harrison, and James all dropped passes they should have caught.

I wonder if this is enough proof for the masses. Let me jump on the bandwagon and proclaim my hatred for the catches-less Colts. I can''t believe how many drops the best WR core in the league gets...not that ESPN credits them of course.

I have actually found a play that MHarrison is guaranteed to drop 8 of 10 times no matter how open he is. Ran it in practice over and over...so its not a stamina issue...just a go route.

Neo, if you would, run that play in All-Pro and report back. I''d be really interested in seeing the results as they relate to the Legendary or EQ drop ""controversy"".

Um. Me and my new-fangled Broncos haven''t played squirrelmonkey and his newfangled... umm... Seahawks?

Or do we not need to play since we picked the teams up in the middle of the week?

Warlock, it says that there is no owner to the Broncos. Have you logged in to XBL and accepted the invitation? Since the Seahawks didn''t have an opponent last night (i.e. on deadline day), they got an automatic win. Get on XBL and accept so you can play the Colts in Week 13. Let me know if you''re having trouble.

Second thought, Bagga. Maybe we should just let you keep the win after all. Good luck with your new xbox.

Aww crap, that means I didn''t earn the win. Me no likey. OK, well, here''s hoping a new xbox will help things out.

Warlock, it says that there is no owner to the Broncos. Have you logged in to XBL and accepted the invitation? Since the Seahawks didn''t have an opponent last night (i.e. on deadline day), they got an automatic win. Get on XBL and accept so you can play the Colts in Week 13. Let me know if you''re having trouble.

Oh. Yeah, I was going to do that tonight.

No big. I''ll be all ready for next week.

"baggachipz" wrote:

Aww crap, that means I didn''t earn the win. Me no likey. OK, well, here''s hoping a new xbox will help things out.

To be honest, I would have given you a shot to beat me fairly, but the week waits for no man apparently.

Sorry Psycho/Bagga. See what happens when I try to play commissioner at 3:15 in the morning? I got so excited at the chance to advance the week early... I suffer from premature ejubilation.

No sweat Grump. If it were that big of a deal I would have sent you a PM or something. Don''t worry about it at all.

Well, I understand Mrs. Grumpy is not happy at all about it. Oh, EJUBILATION? Never mind.

"PsychoKillerZ" wrote:

No sweat Grump. If it were that big of a deal I would have sent you a PM or something. Don''t worry about it at all.

Thanks, Psycho. As penance, I''ve switched my avatar to something more appropriate.

Grump,

Just have to note that Frankie was completely cool with backing off after we ran some replays and saw that my Lft tackle didn''t believe in or even understand what pass blocking was. In fact he started pulling the guy off and not grabbing the easy sack.

It was funny though that my RB, who I keep in on almost every play did finally start picking up the DE most of the time even if my left tackle would ""ole"" him. It took 4 sacks before he decided to realize there might be an issue.

Frankie played as clean as could be expected. I take little issue with him and more with the game.

Thanks for the reasonable response, Frankie. As I said, I gave you the benefit of the doubt but I''m sure you understand that I have to make sure everyone is playing fair. Also thanks to Neo for speaking up on on Frankie''s behalf.

Everyone please know that if your DL is getting to the QB untouched (especially if/when the tackle is just stepping out of the way), this is a well-documented glitch. If it''s happening regulary and frequently in a game, stop.

Here''s a set of rules (used by a league called the ESPN Straight Football League) that I found when trying to find a good reference for the DL glitch (I didn''t but that''s because I don''t have time to dig). If you want to be a good sportsman and know the ""right"" way to play the game, give them a read and keep them in mind. Just to be clear, I provide these only as a reference to what others have done to try to keep the game fair. I''m not saying that these are our rules as I don''t have time to arbitrate and enforce them.

I was under the impression that the glitch revolved mostly around the razor formation?

I''m still terrible at doing anything else on defense, so what to do but control the lineman? Regardless, I doubt I''ve managed to accidentally abuse the glitch so far, as I only tend to get 1 sack or so a game.

*edit*
So I read that rule list. I don''t even know what a large percentage of it is talking about. It uses abbreviations for player positions, which is somewhat useless to the casual football fans among us.

The general stuff like not using the same plays over and over and all that is perfectly understandable and I''ve tried to avoid it anyway. It''s the very specific guidelines that it gets into that I have trouble with.

ThinJ, this is what I do: You cannot go wrong by calling the straight in rush every time. And then doing your moves and whatever you can to get by your man. To my knowlege I have never taken advantage of a bug, or been accused of it by following that personal rule. I simply do not have the dexterity to control LBs or DBs and will do so only when the game has been decided. I have more fun doing it, but get toasted. So, I give up some of the line''s group moves in the interest of fair play. Or, you could call whetevert you want and not control anyone until later in the play I guess.

If you''re REALLY worried about exploiting a bug the other option is to not control your line-man at all when the ball is hiked. Let him begin his expected route and then try and do your thing.

That makes sense. I like the idea of doing something like that and the last sentance of my previous post. I think I''ll try that.

I wasn''t sure what a ""whetevert"" was so I skipped that last part.

"SwampYankee" wrote:

ThinJ, this is what I do: You cannot go wrong by calling the straight in rush every time. And then doing your moves and whatever you can to get by your man.

I''ve never discovered any real advantages to calling the other options for the d-line anyway, though I''m sure at certain times they facilitate the blitz, which I tend to not use very often.

I suppose I''ll take your suggestion. I seriously doubt anyone was ever thinking I was abusing a bug anyway, but I might as well play it safe

No, I''m not saying you were. I''m just saying that is what I do so I am sure I''m playing a clean game.

Hey, I''m retarded and posted in the wrong week''s thread. Go me.

Haha... I did the same thing.

Yeah, I''m somewhat surprised that Certis hasn''t locked this thread yet.

Yeah, I dunno what was up with the voice stuff. It worked the other day with ruthlessmuffin and I know I haven''t changed any of my settings other than turning off the commentary.