GWJFL Summer League

Tony will be on the block ladies. I'm looking for QUALITY linebackers and defensive linemen.

Plaxigo Burress for Moss

AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *deep breath* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! Spy, the odds of me trading so you can be more potent are slim to none. Just so you know, Moss is a 99 overall receiver.
It is starting to look like we may need a volunteer to step aside if Neo does not join up, unless we can prevail upon someone else to play. Thoughts?

My thought is that we ask Sanjuro to be the last team and drop once the league starts. Anyone who faces them gets a bye. If you do it right from the start it should keep everything even.

Certis: Instead of doing that, give Logan the last team, and he'll jump into the action about 6 weeks in or so. I could even play games on his behalf in the meantime until then, if anyone cares. He's got a memory card so's that I can load his Live profile on my Xbox.

And it's also still a possibility that he might get a broadband hookup in San Fran. It just wasn't a sure thing, so he couldn't commit to the league.

It's a trick. Don't listen!

Sure. Grumps can pick his team, then you can pick one that's left for Logan and off we go. Hurray! Of course, Logan starting with a 6-0 record might suck, I'm not sold on the you playing for your brother thing

Do it up Swampy, do it up HARDCORE.

Nevermind. I should have read page 3 first. I'm pretty crunched at work this morning (see how hard I'm working?) so I'll try to take a look this afternoon but it may not be until tonight before or after my game with Certis (you can thank Swampy for taking out Jamal Lewis, BTW). You can still create the league so that everyone else can start officially joining up...

Certis wrote:
Hurray! Of course, Logan starting with a 6-0 record might suck

Hey, give Logan someone better than the damn Texans and he's probably not far from it anyway. Don't be shocked when he starts knocking people off when he no longer has to deal with a massive talent differential. The bastard gives me fits almost every time. Certainly more so than SWAMPY.

Legion, who would you recommend of what's left?

You know you want to take the Saints. Let the Deuce loose!

I want the Saints to stay in New Orleans. I want them to renovate the Superdome. I want them to get a better DC. I do not want to play the GWJFL Saints and their sorry-ass, underrated defense (they've got the talent, our problem is coaching), single-back heavy playbook (even Jamal Lewis gets a lead blocker - and the Saints dropped singleback 4 games into the season) and no-account quarterback.

What else ya got? All the obvious choices are taken. Which team does Logan want?

You remind me of a Denver.

Nah, I don't make dirty blocks.

Swampy I would be interested in Tony Gonzalez - I have an excellent extra D lineman - Nose guard and I think I may have a good linebacker for trade... I may be able to hook you up with an solid (not stellar) CB as well if you may be interested... Big Ben needs a good Tight End so lets talk...

Certis wrote:
Plaxigo Burress for Moss

AH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *deep breath* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA! Spy, the odds of me trading so you can be more potent are slim to none. Just so you know, Moss is a 99 overall receiver.
It is starting to look like we may need a volunteer to step aside if Neo does not join up, unless we can prevail upon someone else to play. Thoughts?

My thought is that we ask Sanjuro to be the last team and drop once the league starts. Anyone who faces them gets a bye. If you do it right from the start it should keep everything even.

Oh I know I was just offering to take a troublemaker off your hands - help team unity and all :)... If you decide you need some D help - my GM is available 24-7...

Well fine Grump, take the damn Cardinals for all I care!

Hey Grump, while you're thrashing me in football tonight I'll fill you in on what I gathered on the teams. Sanjuro and I spent like an hour trying a bunch of the leftovers out to see who looked like fun.

I'll set up the league tonight. Soon.

Legion/Logan. Go ahead and take your pick. One less option to choose from may actually make my decision easier...

Logan selects the Atlanta Falcons.

That didn't help. I'd already decided not to take the Falcons because I'd be too tempted to abuse Ron Mexico. I'm down to the Packers, Broncos or Seahawks.

Ron Mexico's supposed to run for 900 yards. And even more now that nobody wants to tackle him!

I got a good chuckle out of that one Legion. hehe

I had to go with the emotional favorite. I love Brett Favre (in a manly sort of way) so the Packers it is.

After a few games with the computer, I'm really wishing we were still on the higher AI difficulty, but I suppose I'll manage.

Grumpicus wrote:
2a) All-Pro difficulty: While I personally fear that we've gotten too good to play at All-Pro difficulty (you think Jamal Lewis and Fred Taylor break tackles now? Just wait...), I am willing to listen to the popular concensus (forgive them Certis, they know not what they do). Just remember that what this effectively does is make the AI worse across the board (fire the game up, change difficulty settings in single-player and see what it does to the sliders) and so your DBs will get burned even more often and your linebackers will be even slower to plug the gaps. If thats what you guys want (hey, offensive shootouts are fun, right?), that's fine by me. Of course, your blockers may miss more assignments and you receivers may mess up their routes more often, too. I have no special insight into the AI programming.

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You ran Jamal Lewis for like 1,600 yards in both the original All-Pro league and the last Legend league.

I don't think it's nearly as much difference as some seem to think.

I promise to keep Fred Taylor at 2,000 yards like this past season.

Does TO fumble at least twice every game? He has for me so far.

In one of those games I only gave him the ball four times. He caught the first two, fumbled the next two, and I used Pinkston and (unfortunately) Lewis to win the game.

Lewis sucks too, but he did manage to catch a couple of important passes.

I suppose I should have put more thought into my team pick

Certis, maybe we should lock this one so we have only one thread for the league until we start the season?

Yes dear.