The Dirty Dozen League - NCAA 12

I sent a shout out to Breadmanben, he might be interested in playing Spy.

Kush15 wrote:

I sent a shout out to Breadmanben, he might be interested in playing Spy.

Thanks Kush.

I made fun of my friend some more today for not playing NCAA with us.

This league is more for fun than sim, just opportunity to practice and play amongst peers. No long term pressure.

Sorry...I'll sign up tonight.

I'm in and all ready to go!

OK SpyNavy, I'm ready to give you some tips after setting up the other league:

1) There's a couple of easy achievements to be had in creating a league, make sure you create at least one 16-team conference. After you get that achievement, you can rename one of the division names, and get a 2nd achievement there (obviously, those are very hard achievements, lol).

2) If you place owners into a 16-team conference, you will need to start conference games on or before Week 3 (you can change this setting when you modify the division names). I figured bumping that to Week 5 would work, but it's going to process at least 9 conference games for each team, and with only 2 open weeks, it basically ignored my settings and started some conference games as early as Week 1.

3) When modifying the schedules, there's an option to have the game recalculate a different schedule. All this does is change the non-conference games, it leaves all conference games right where they are. It also will give some teams 10 conference games. My suggestion is not to use that option, as it only screws things up more. Also know that some teams might have back to back bye weeks, with 9 conference games, there's not much you can do about it, so you might not want a 16-team conference.

4) Make sure owners do not select "use existing coach" when signing up. Actually, just make sure Firesloth does it, lol (just kidding FS!). If you use the existing coach, it will give your owner the existing coach's rating. If the owner creates their coach, it will start them off with a D+ rating, and everyone will be in the same boat.

5) Deadlines are your friend, post them early and often. What I am using in the BCS is a 7-day sim period for weeks with HvH matchups. If everyone is playing the XBox, I'm using a 4-5 day sim period, though it usually doesn't take that long when we had those last year.

6) In the league settings, you have the game difficulty, and the recruiting difficulty. The recruiting difficulty basically designates how many "Change Topic" chances you have. I know Varsity gives you 3, and All-American gives you 2. I assume Heisman only gives you 1. I'm sure it also makes recruiting harder as well, but those are the most notable changes.

Let me know if you have any questions about the above or anything else.

Are we close to rolling on this? I see we're only at 6 players right now...

Interest seemed to have died out given sign ups. Going to let this league go the way of the dinosaur.

SpyNavy wrote:

Interest seemed to have died out given sign ups. Going to let this league go the way of the dinosaur.

Did someone say Dinosaur?

I will not click that. lmfao