GiantBomb Madden Xbox 360 League

#1 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -


                                                                                                      Welcome to the 2010-2011 Giant Bomb Madden Community League.   
 
 
 
Current Status:  Not Accepting Players 
Week One:  (Began August 15th 12:00 AM EST - Ends August 18th 12:00 AM EST)   Completed  
Week Two: (Began August 18th 12:00 AM EST - Ends August 22nd 12:00 AM EST)  Completed  
Week Three: (Began August 22nd 12:00 AM EST - Ends August 25th 12:00 AM EST) 
  
General League and Game Information
  • Difficulty: All-Pro
  • Time: 7:00 Min Quarters 
  • The first week of the season is scheduled to begin on August 15th at 12:01 AM
  • We are scheduled to play two games per week, we will advance every Sunday and Wednesday at 12:00 AM EST
  • We are not doing a free agent draft, please only sign players that have been signed by YOUR team in RL.  
  • If you have the Chiefs, Browns, Steelers or the Raiders on your schedule, you will be playing the CPU  
    
Online Resources: 
 Madden Online Franchise Site - allows you to adjust depth charts, check schedules, post on member only message board  


   Season 2010-2011 Roster 
  1.  dexterslu - Lions
  2. Travis - Vikings
  3. Troispoint - Packers  
  4. OwnlyUzinWonHan - Bears           
  5.  sarge1445 - Broncos 
  6. FongGhoul - Chargers   
  7. KingGudda3000 - Raiders     
  8.  alex - Patriots 
  9. gla55jAw - Jets  (No Show) 
  10. bonebreak2000 - Dolphins      
  11. Professorreid - Ravens (No Show)
  12. SilentGhost227 - Bengals       
  13. Cronox2 - Steelers  
  14. blah37 - Colts
  15. tracerace11 - Texans
  16. II_chilidogs - Jaguars 
  17. quinistheman - Titans    
  18. GenghisJohn - Bucs
  19. BagManForHire - Saints
  20. BuggeX - Panthers 
  21. junkipenguin - Falcons        
  22. Turtlemayor333 - Eagles 
  23. Karmum - Giants 
  24. Tberg - Redskins
  25. Ness42153 - Cowboys    
  26. MVP1101 - 49er's  
  27. mcmets93 - Cardinals 
  28. Dukefan1012 - Rams   
  29. NickL - Blls
  30. MiniverCheevy - Seahawks   
   
  
  Alternate View 

AFC

AFC East   
alex - Patriots
gla55jAw - Jets  
superman - Dolphins 
 NickL - Bills 

AFC West
 
sarge1445 - Broncos 
FongGhoul - Chargers   
KingGudda3000 - Raiders  
CPU - Chiefs
  
AFC North
Professorreid - Ravens
SilentGhost227 - Bengals      
Cronox2 - Steelers  (No Show)
CPU- Browns 

AFC South 

blah37 - Colts
tracerace11 - Texans
II_chilidogs - Jaguars 
quinistheman - Titans

NFC

NFC North
dexterslu - Lions
Travis - Vikings
Troispoint - Packers  
OwnlyUzinWonHan - Bears  
 
NFC South
GenghisJohn - Bucs
BagManForHire - Saints
BuggeX - Panthers 
junkipenguin - Falcons 

NFC East
Turtlemayor333 - Eagles
Karmum - Giants
Tberg - Redskins
Ness42153 - Cowboys 

NFC West
MVP1101 - 49er's  
mcmets93 - Cardinals 
Dukefan1012 - Rams 
 MiniverCheevy - Seahawks  
 
Disclaimer
 1. This is simulation league, no going for it on every 4th down, no abuse of exploits that are found in the game.  
2. We will play 2 games a week. If you don't have time to play 2 games a week,  please don't join - it will save us all a lot of stress/anger 
3. If you are easily angered and cannot handle losing then please do not bother to  join, it will be a terrible experience for everyone. If a guy gets lucky, your guy gets hurt, the madden AI gods decide to make your guys fumble or blow coverages or whatever. dealwithit.gif. venting is fine, but if you're going to throw a fit and quit every other week it's just not worth it to put yourself through that kind of situation!  
4. The key to a successful league is communication, which means you are actively participating (contacting opponents etc). If you any questions, comments, suggestions, complaints etc please voice them in this thread. 
5.  The league is dependent on strong communication, if you have questions or concerns please post them in the thread or contact me via PM. With that being said If you drop out this season without notice - don't expect to be welcomed back next season.
#2 Posted by Turtlemayor333 (510 posts) -

We tried this last year, had 32 duders and everything was good to go...for like three weeks in to the regular season. I don't know if it was due to connection stuff or people getting too busy but it fell apart. That's not say I wouldn't give it another shot. It just needs some amount of dedication.
 
I'll take the Eagles.

#3 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@Turtlemayor333 said:
" We tried this last year, had 32 duders and everything was good to go...for like three weeks in to the regular season. I don't know if it was due to connection stuff or people getting too busy but it fell apart. That's not say I wouldn't give it another shot. It just needs some amount of dedication.  I'll take the Eagles. "  
 
Yeah, if that happens we will deal with it when it comes -  If we get a couple committed guys this could be really fun. We just need to make sure we all coordinate and communicate!  
#4 Posted by Travis (212 posts) -

I'm in, Vikings please

#5 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

set me up with my broncos

#6 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@Travis said:
" I'm in, Vikings please "
@sarge1445 said:
" set me up with my broncos "
Done, Sirs! 
#7 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -

Depending on when it starts, I may or may not be able to join. I had fun doing it last year but it broke down after a few weeks. I got my games done, though. Not the point.
 
Just put me down as a maybe or something, for the Giants, by the way.

#8 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@Karmum said:
" Depending on when it starts, I may or may not be able to join. I had fun doing it last year but it broke down after a few weeks. I got my games done, though. Not the point.  Just put me down as a maybe or something, for the Giants, by the way. "
 
Great! let us know what your schedule is so we can work around it, I think it's going to be a lot of fun - like I said commit and communication are keys for successful leagues, as long as we know what's going on with you, it should be fine!  

I've been thinking at the earliest we will start a week from Sunday, what do you guys think?  
#9 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@dexterslu: 
It's just a matter of when I get the game, whether it be when it comes out or a few days afterward.
#10 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

set up a website freewebs is a good option this is my old league maddenonlinefranchise.webs.com

#11 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

correction this is my old leagues site jsut copy this design and as commish you get the job of writing news on wednesday nights have fun 
http://onlinefranchise.webs.com/

#12 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

aw yeah bros lets play some madden

#13 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@Ryax:  did you want a team? 

@sarge1445: honestly I'd prefer to keep everything in this thread - there's no reason to go to a different site. I'm going to set up a public Google Calendar for important dates times etc and link it in the first post for everyone to see. Like I said, communication is super important - if we branch out through multiple sites it sets up this weird pattern of communication.  
#14 Posted by blah37 (20 posts) -

I'd like in on this. 
 
Damn, the Giants are taken.  I guess I'll go with the Colts. 
 
How is the scheduling going to work?  I played in a PS3 league last year and communication and getting your opponent online at the same time as you was definitely the biggest problem.  I'm not sure a thread would be the easiest way to facilitate scheduling.  Maybe you should considering just picking fixed nights/times to play as a default and leave some wiggle room for those who can't make it?  I hope the commissioner will have more control this year.

#15 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@blah37 said:
" I'd like in on this.  Damn, the Giants are taken.  I guess I'll go with the Colts.  How is the scheduling going to work?  I played in a PS3 league last year and communication and getting your opponent online at the same time as you was definitely the biggest problem.  I'm not sure a thread would be the easiest way to facilitate scheduling.  Maybe you should considering just picking fixed nights/times to play as a default and leave some wiggle room for those who can't make it?  I hope the commissioner will have more control this year. "
Like I said, I'm going to set up a Google Calender for important dates etc BUT I think if we communicate with another via this thread we can set up games much easier.  
 
We can figure out set dates up your own dates when the game comes out and we know how the leagues actually work. If everyone can agree upon a way to set up games, that'll be fine but at the moment I'm thinking that we should just contact our opponent and go from there. We can also post our own schedule for example  
 
Open Nights for me may be..
Monday  
Tuesday  
Wednesday  
#16 Posted by Professorreid (22 posts) -

This sounds like a great idea.  Sign me up for the Baltimore Ravens.

#17 Posted by blah37 (20 posts) -
@dexterslu: All good points.  Depending on how many people join, Giant Bomb PM's might also be useful too to prevent the thread from getting too cluttered.  Or maybe have a different thread for each Madden week. 
 
I hope this works out.  Most of the leagues I joined last year crapped out after a couple of weeks and only one made it through to the end of the season with only 6-8 human players left :(
#18 Posted by tracerace11 (288 posts) -

I have been looking for a game to play with some of the Giant Bombers.... sign me up! I will take the Houston Texans.  I hope this game does not disappoint... I have a weird feeling that 10 was soo amazing, that 11 will not live up to the standard.

#19 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@tracerace11 said:
" I have been looking for a game to play with some of the Giant Bombers.... sign me up! I will take the Houston Texans.  I hope this game does not disappoint... I have a weird feeling that 10 was soo amazing, that 11 will not live up to the standard. "
Excellent! The deed has been done.  
 
If anyone is up for some NCAA this weekend, let me know. I haven't got a chance to play much online but I wouldn't mind getting a few games in.  
 
I play as Michigan State
#20 Edited by ll_chilidogs (43 posts) -

I played last year and everyone quit after the 5th week.  I'm up for trying it again tho!  I'll take the Jags

#21 Posted by MVP1101 (209 posts) -

This sounds like a lot of fun, put me down for the 49ers.

#22 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

all I know is I am going to the playoffs and Tebow is gonna dominate

#23 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@sarge1445 said:
" all I know is I am going to the playoffs and Tebow is gonna dominate "
lol well, apparently there is a specific package designed for Tebow...
#24 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -
@dexterslu said:
" @sarge1445 said:
" all I know is I am going to the playoffs and Tebow is gonna dominate "
lol well, apparently there is a specific package designed for Tebow... "
bringing the jump pass to the nfl lol
#25 Posted by ll_chilidogs (43 posts) -
@sarge1445: 
 
I was thinking of throwing the ball into the ground 5 yards short of the receiver
#26 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@sarge1445 said:

" @dexterslu said:

" @sarge1445 said:
" all I know is I am going to the playoffs and Tebow is gonna dominate "
lol well, apparently there is a specific package designed for Tebow... "
bringing the jump pass to the nfl lol "
haha oh man, if only - I think that would actually be pretty nice touch if they did include that! 
 
And tomorrow is the day folks! my copy has shipped, I should have my copy by 10:00 AM EST. If you want a game my gamer tag is smackdexter, send me an invite. At this moment the  league is expected to begin on Sunday. 
#27 Posted by mcmets93 (285 posts) -
@dexterslu: im down for this ! Give me the seahawks
#28 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@mcmets93 said:
" @dexterslu: im down for this ! Give me the seahawks "
Done, Sir!  
 
Apparently this week's TNT is Madden! Pretty crazy, anyone interested in trying out the co-op 3 v. 3 stuff? 
#29 Posted by Tberg (8 posts) -
@dexterslu: I'm down for Redskins
#30 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
 @Tberg said:
" @dexterslu: I'm down for Redskins "
Done!   Who's getting the game tonight/tomorrow? 
#31 Posted by Tberg (8 posts) -

I will have the game at 12:01am

#32 Posted by gla55jAw (2686 posts) -

J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!
 
I'm so in.

#33 Posted by BagManForHire (382 posts) -

since the broncos are taken :(  
ill go saints

#34 Posted by MVP1101 (209 posts) -
@dexterslu said:
" @mcmets93 said:
" @dexterslu: im down for this ! Give me the seahawks "
Done, Sir!   Apparently this week's TNT is Madden! Pretty crazy, anyone interested in trying out the co-op 3 v. 3 stuff?  "
Count me in, i have never done co-op on madden so it should be fun 
 
 How many damn  bronco fans are here? (FYI I am one too)
#35 Posted by BuggeX (74 posts) -

Sign me up for the Panthers

#36 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@gla55jAw said:

" J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!  I'm so in. "

@BagManForHire said:

" since the broncos are taken :(  ill go saints "

@BuggeX said:

" Sign me up for the Panthers "

Done, Done, Done! I'm on my way to pick up the game now gentlemen.  
#37 Posted by quinistheman (150 posts) -

Which time zone are most of you in? I'm really interested in playing but want to make sure I can make the scheduling work. I'm in Mountain.
If it all works output me down for the Raiders

#38 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@quinistheman said:

" Which time zone are most of you in? I'm really interested in playing but want to make sure I can make the scheduling work. I'm in Mountain.If it all works output me down for the Raiders "

I think you'll be fine! 
 
 Just got it folks, let me know if you some of you want to throw down! I'll be posting the Google Calender Link soon and sending out PMs for the GiantBomb League soon!    
#39 Posted by HJR (23 posts) -

i feel so alone with my ps3 copy

#40 Posted by quinistheman (150 posts) -
@HJR: I know how you feel. I was you for Madden 10.
#41 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -

Adrian Peterson is literally impossible to stop(with the lions)  right now I'm playing Lions v. Vikings and he's got like 400+ yards rushing...WTF 
 
But Calvin Johnson seems to be on the same tear as well, I've got 400+ yards receiving with him. Kind of a messed up game thus far..

#42 Posted by Karmum (11517 posts) -
@dexterslu said:
" Adrian Peterson is literally impossible to stop(with the lions)  right now I'm playing Lions v. Vikings and he's got like 400+ yards rushing...WTF  But Calvin Johnson seems to be on the same tear as well, I've got 400+ yards receiving with him. Kind of a messed up game thus far.. "
What difficulty are you playing on?
#43 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@Karmum said:
" @dexterslu said:
" Adrian Peterson is literally impossible to stop(with the lions)  right now I'm playing Lions v. Vikings and he's got like 400+ yards rushing...WTF  But Calvin Johnson seems to be on the same tear as well, I've got 400+ yards receiving with him. Kind of a messed up game thus far.. "
What difficulty are you playing on? "
I was playing on All Pro with 10 minute quarters, game got way out of hand 68-51...
#44 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

wont have the game till tommorow at soonest

#45 Posted by Alex (1969 posts) -

Put me down for the Patriots!

Staff
#46 Posted by tracerace11 (288 posts) -

offenses are over powered in this game this year....

#47 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@tracerace11 said:

" offenses are over powered in this game this year.... "

Eh, I just played a game online and had way better results. The score was 14-20 heading into halftime and I was able to adjust and hold him scoreless for the second half, pulled out my first win 29-20.  Both offenses were sub 350 yards (Jets, Titans)...  Honestly the first experience online was pretty great, I was sort of shocked how smooth the game ran online...
#48 Edited by Troispoint (267 posts) -

I want the Packers! GT: Darth Revan 666

#49 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

ok how are we gonna handle free agents are we gonna have a draft how are we gonna do an FA draft without a chat room etc etc etc

#50 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@sarge1445 said:

" ok how are we gonna handle free agents are we gonna have a draft how are we gonna do an FA draft without a chat room etc etc etc "

That was actually brought to my attention earlier today by @tracerace11 - how do you guys want to handle Free Agency ?  

My feelings are this: it's a simulation league, I'd like to keep it as authentic as possible, meaning Terrell Owens plays for the Bangles not the Vikings or any other team.. 

BUT this is a community league, so this has to be a consensual decision across the board.   

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