APF2k8 - Legends League S2 - Week 1

Freds Slacks 34 wrote:

No Problem. The only request I have is to play a little earlier then 10pm Pacific. That puts me at around 1am at game start. If at all possible in the 8pm (pacific) range would be better. I will be going out of town for Christmas on Friday so if we can get it in before that it would be awesome. If not I should be back on New Years day.

No worries. Until you said something, I had no idea what time zone you were in. I'll try to be home around 7pm PST tonight.

Cool. I have to help the wife with some school event this evening but I should be back in time if not it may be closer to 8pm PST.

Grumpicus wrote:

I have to solo the children but, assuming I get them to bed in time and you don't mind the slim possibility that I may have to pause a time or two to tan some... er... tuck them back in bed, tomorrow at 9:30c sounds fine.

Take out your aggression by tanning my hide with Earl Campbell

DSGamer I didnt see you on last night and I stayed on from about 7:30 PST to close to 8:30 PST. Im setting a time for 10:00 EST 7:00 PST to get this game running. I will most likely be on before that since tonight is TF2 night.

With this game are we allowed to play our next game ahead of time? I don't think I'll have Xbox access for most of next week...

Let me say this before I forget it. Bagga and I tried twice to play last night before the game dropped. While the first game ended about halftime tied at 14, he was up by 14 early in the 4th the second time we dropped. We chose to abort so that we could try again later in the week but, should our schedules not mesh and this comes to a coin toss to move the week forward, please give the game to him. (Man, I hope that's not what happens; I'd lament it even more than usual if my stats were messed up from week 1.)

ChrisLTD wrote:

With this game are we allowed to play our next game ahead of time? I don't think I'll have Xbox access for most of next week...

No. Everyone has to roll forward together. I WILL be playing tonight. I have the time and will be home. Last night I got tied up with work. Tonight that won't happen.

DS -- Chris brings up a good point though: Week 2. This is set to span Xmas...should we shoot for a 2 week period for the second week?

I always thought we would. Yeah. Holidays were always bound to be a problem. Whether we started the league 5 weeks ago or this week.

There is no hard rule on when games are played. Just us deciding as a league to be timely. So it goes without saying that Week 2 will be messy. I would like to get my game played tonight for Week 1 and see the other Week 1 game played so that Week 2 people who *can* play do. But otherwise as far as I'm concerned Week 2 will be longer. I personally will be celebrating New Years in New Orleans again. So I'll be with family in town and then out of town for 5 days.

i think you set the league up as flex scheduling

Well... yeah.

Be afraid of Fred. He dominated me in terms of time of possession. He held Marcus Allen to about 2 yards per carry. He defended the pass really well. I got bailed out a number of times by trusty Ben Coates in a game I had no business winning. Good job and good luck next week, Fred.

Good Game DSGamer. It all came down to a 30 yard pass with 2 seconds left. Which needless to say he converted. Which ever play that was it was good at confusing me all night. I think you had 4 quite large gains of a very similar play (if not the same one). Again good game and Ruthless Muffin I believe it is you and I next. I leave on Friday for the next week and will not be back till New Years Eve. I can get in a came tonight or after new years. I will not have access to my xbox till then. Let me know what you want to do.

Jerry

It's funny...as we were starting up TF2 last night, I mentioned to Bumpie that I hoped Freds Slacks wasn't as good at football as he was at TF2...it sounds like my worst fears might be true...

Oh, and Freds: I'm as bad at football as I am at TF2.

If the other game gets played tonight, I can roll the schedule tonight or tomorrow. That's our only hope for getting in games before the holidays, really.

Or, at least, for you to be able to get yours in, Fred.

So how 'bout it, Bagga? Can we squeeze a game into your schedule tonight?

Freds Slacks 34 wrote:

Good Game DSGamer. It all came down to a 30 yard pass with 2 seconds left. Which needless to say he converted. Which ever play that was it was good at confusing me all night. I think you had 4 quite large gains of a very similar play (if not the same one).

It's not the same play. But it is a set of similar plays. And I'm not ashamed to say what it is since most people will see it. Basically it's Ben Coates on a seam route or on a fly pattern where I try to lob it over the head of a linebacker covering him. I often run out of the same formation similar patterns, calling audibles to get what I want. But the unfortunate thing is that until I can figure out some good routes (and I'm open to advice) to get my wide receivers open and until I can get Marcus Allen going, Ben Coates running past a linebacker or jumping over a safety is money for me.

That's the biggest obstacle to my offense becoming better and more efficient is figuring out how to get my wide receivers into open spaces more often.

I didn't mean anything by it DSGamer. I was retarded for letting it happen so many times. Hell if it works I wouldn't change it.

Freds Slacks 34 wrote:

I didn't mean anything by it DSGamer. I was retarded for letting it happen so many times. Hell if it works I wouldn't change it.

No no. I didn't take it that way. I was just explaining why I did what I did. The more interesting part to me being that I can't free up my other receivers. I need coaching.

Grumpicus wrote:

So how 'bout it, Bagga? Can we squeeze a game into your schedule tonight?

How about 9:30 CST tonight?

baggachipz wrote:
Grumpicus wrote:

So how 'bout it, Bagga? Can we squeeze a game into your schedule tonight?

How about 9:30 CST tonight?

See you then.

Have better receivers on the team.

ruthlessmuffin wrote:

Have better receivers on the team.

Too late now.

Actually, I had Rice on my team last year and I still couldn't do much with him. I could semi-safely throw outs to him. That's about it.

So it looks like Bagga and Grump played to a tie, but Grump was awarded the win?

But hey, let's bring on week two! Bagga, let me know when you went to play. While late nights are better for me I I will be getting off work at midnight the next six nights, I will try to work with a time that fits with your schedule.

DSGamer wrote:
ruthlessmuffin wrote:

Have better receivers on the team.

Too late now.

Actually, I had Rice on my team last year and I still couldn't do much with him. I could semi-safely throw outs to him. That's about it.

I tried Rice, and he just didn't jive with the way I played. I've had more luck with Silver Star Maynard. But there have been times when I just have to give up on Maynard, like when he is being covered by Nightrain Lane.

Jayhawker wrote:

So it looks like Bagga and Grump played to a tie, but Grump was awarded the win?

That was the 4th game we attempted, and we were tied 7-7 with 2 seconds left in the game, he was on my 5 yard line. We finally gave up and submitted to arbitration. It's fitting he got the win, he was just a field goal away anyway. Though his kicker may have struggled with a kick from that far out...

First game we were tied 14-14 when it dropped, second game I was up 28-14 when it dropped, third game he was up 28-14 when it dropped. We're very evenly matched but with very different playing styles. I was stopping Earl Campbell about 75% of the time, but the other 25% was painful. Beware the ground-based two minute drill!

But hey, let's bring on week two! Bagga, let me know when you went to play. While late nights are better for me I I will be getting off work at midnight the next six nights, I will try to work with a time that fits with your schedule.

Midnight, yikes. I'm leaving town early sunday morning, getting back on Wed. I'm not sure I can make it until 1AM EST without lots of beer, and at that point I probably shouldn't be playing league games

How's your schedule look during the day tomorrow (sat)?

On to week 2.