GiantBomb Madden Xbox 360 League

#-49 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

 I think it should be authentic so TO heads to the bengals lendale on the broncos but the guys who arent signed we should have an FA draft in the chat room by team rating so rams pick first saints last etc etc

#-48 Edited by tracerace11 (289 posts) -

anyway to handle the FA is cool with me, i actually went there today for another FS ( for some odd reason, Texans only have one on roster, but two kickers.... prob why they not making playoffs).  i picked up someone that was a 62 i believe, if you guys want me to drop him, thats fine with me.  there is an amazing FS in FA with a 92 rating, and knew that def would be unfair picking him up. 

#-47 Posted by junkipenguin (9 posts) -

I'm in, i'll take the Falcons

#-46 Posted by blah37 (20 posts) -

It seems there is already an online roster update (TO is on the Bengals, that's the only thing I checked).  I'm guessing the commissioner doesn't have any control over roster stuff.  The league could be restarted since we're not starting until Sunday if you guys want to save some work on free agent stuff, or we could just roll with it if nobody objects.

#-45 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@junkipenguin said:

" I'm in, i'll take the Falcons "

Updated! Actually, I updated the entire first post - if you haven't please go back and check it out and let me know what you guys think.  
 
I'm not sure if we have any Photoshop specialists in the building, we could totally use a banner !
#-44 Posted by MVP1101 (209 posts) -
@dexterslu said:
We are scheduled to play two games per week, we will advance every Sunday and Wednesday at 12:00 AM         
 
  Just making sure i understand this right, every week we have to have are games played before Sunday and Wednesday 12:00 am?  
#-43 Posted by Joker369 (879 posts) -

I'm getting madden through the SI promotion. If it is possible, could I join in about 2 weeks if there is an open spot?

#-42 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@MVP1101 said:
" @dexterslu said:
We are scheduled to play two games per week, we will advance every Sunday and Wednesday at 12:00 AM         
   Just making sure i understand this right, every week we have to have are games played before Sunday and Wednesday 12:00 am?   "
That's correct, if games are finished prior to the time/date we will advance ASAP. 
 
@Joker369 said:
" I'm getting madden through the SI promotion. If it is possible, could I join in about 2 weeks if there is an open spot? "
I'm not sure if it's possible to join an online franchise half way through the season (does anyone know) but the idea of this league is to get together a core group of GiantBomber's that play consistently throughout the rest of the NFL season. This won't be the last season we do.
#-41 Posted by silentghost227 (79 posts) -

I will take the Bengals. 

#-40 Edited by FongGhoul (233 posts) -
@dexterslu:
Sweet!   
 
I'll take the Chargers I guess?  XBL: Fong Ghoul 
 
So what happens if someone doesn't play their game(s) in time?  Would the opponent just play the CPU or is the game forfeited? 
 
Edit - forgot the space in my GT...
#-39 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@silentghost227 said:

" I will take the Bengals.  "

@FongGhoul said:

" @dexterslu: Sweet!    I'll take the Chargers I guess?  XBL: Fong Ghoul  So what happens if someone doesn't play their game(s) in time?  Would the opponent just play the CPU or is the game forfeited?  Edit - forgot the space in my GT... "

Got it done, check your PM's for the League Name and Password...
#-38 Edited by ness42153 (13 posts) -

... i hate em... but all my teams were picked, so give me the cowboys 
 
GT Ness42153

#-37 Posted by Joker369 (879 posts) -
@dexterslu:  thats fine, ill keep my eye out for the next season
#-36 Edited by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1480 posts) -

Aww, someone took my terrible terrible Bucs.
I'll go with the Bears then.
 
GT- OwnlyUzinWonHan

#-35 Edited by MVP1101 (209 posts) -

Ok so i was playing online and i found out i suck at finishing. i lost 4 games by no more than 6 points. Kicking is the main thing that is bitting me in the ass.      

#-34 Posted by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

ok so I signed a decent fullback and lendale white since he is actually a bronco now we really need to get the players who ahve teams onto teams and the ones who dont lets have a chat room free agency draft rams pick first saints pick last etc

#-33 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@MVP1101 said:
" Ok so i was playing online and i found out i suck at finishing. i lost 4 games by no more than 6 points. Kicking is the main thing that is bitting me in the ass.       "
It's all about timing the lag, master then and you're golden. @sarge1445 said:
" ok so I signed a decent fullback and lendale white since he is actually a bronco now we really need to get the players who ahve teams onto teams and the ones who dont lets have a chat room free agency draft rams pick first saints pick last etc "
We really don't need to have a draft IMO, sign the players that the real teams have and leave it at that...there's no salary cap - it's a slippery slope to do that kind of thing in a simulation league..
#-32 Posted by tracerace11 (289 posts) -

i have found that pro is a ton easier on this game.... but all madden is definitely harder on this game.  It may be that i am just really rusty, but it seems alot harder from last years all madden.

#-31 Posted by quinistheman (150 posts) -
@ness42153:  Man after my own heart. Go Eagles!
#-30 Posted by ness42153 (13 posts) -
@tracerace11 said: 
" i have found that pro is a ton easier on this game.... but all madden is definitely harder on this game.  It may be that i am just really rusty, but it seems alot harder from last years all madden. "
@tracerace11:  oh yeah, i know how ya feel, all pro seems pretty easy... then i say "Hey im getting good at this! lets try all madden" ... the game made me want to cry lol 
 
@quinistheman: lol XD
#-29 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -

Anyone want a game? 
 
 
I'd really like to do some team play before TNT tonight, I should be on live most of the day - someone hit me up! 
  
EDIT:
Found a strange bug that switches the game from exhibition to a Madden moment, at the end of the game it says "You've completed this Madden moment" and randomly the game will end and give me that same statement. It only happened in the confine of that one game but it was super weird. 

#-28 Posted by cronox2 (52 posts) -

Just heard Alex is in the league so I gotta join now. Jets are taken, but I guess I will take the Steelers.

#-27 Posted by Turtlemayor333 (510 posts) -

Are we allowed to do roster stuff yet?

#-26 Posted by SirPelican (9 posts) -

can i get the steelers?
GT: DumbLuck32

#-25 Posted by SirPelican (9 posts) -

can i get the steelers 
 
GT: DumbLuck32

#-24 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@cronox2 said:
" Just heard Alex is in the league so I gotta join now. Jets are taken, but I guess I will take the Steelers. "  
Done 
@SirPelican
said:
" can i get the steelers  GT: DumbLuck32 "
No. @cronox2 beat you to it, we've got a few other teams left though...
#-23 Edited by superman (4 posts) -

ill take the dolphins if still available gt su1per3man

#-22 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@superman: done, sir!
#-21 Edited by blah37 (20 posts) -

As a heads up for those who have signed up for the league and don't know, you can change/check some online franchise stuff here.  It's useful when you want to check the schedule or adjust your depth chart and you can't/don't want to turn on your 360.

#-20 Posted by tracerace11 (289 posts) -
@blah37 said:
" As a heads up for those who have signed up for the league and don't know, you can change/check some online franchise stuff online here.  It's useful when you want to check the schedule or adjust your depth chart and you can't/don't want to turn on your 360. "
it is definitely useful! i would go there when i was in classes lol
#-19 Posted by blah37 (20 posts) -
@tracerace11: Haha nice.  Beats Facebook games I suppose.
#-18 Posted by ll_chilidogs (43 posts) -

I've already picked up Ken Lucas, Ogunleye, and Daunte Culpepper.  I saw that everyone else was picking up players so I figured I'd do the same for depth.  All the three are either free agents or in the UFL.  I didn't touch TO, Atogwe etc... 
 
If its a problem let me know and I'll drop them.  I also dropped Reggie Heyward the Jags best DE because he was cut 2 weeks ago and is probably on another team by now.

#-17 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -

Does anyone know who 'BobbyFreshCuts' is? he joined the league but didn't post at all in the thread to claim a team...

#-16 Edited by MiniverCheevy (19 posts) -

I'm in as Cardinals if they're still available. GT is Dr Doug Flutie.

#-15 Posted by dukefan1210 (8 posts) -

I'm in as the Rams if they are still available.  My gamertag is Dukefan1210.
#-14 Posted by FongGhoul (233 posts) -
@ll_chilidogs said:
"I've already picked up Ken Lucas, Ogunleye, and Daunte Culpepper.  I saw that everyone else was picking up players so I figured I'd do the same for depth.  All the three are either free agents or in the UFL.  I didn't touch TO, Atogwe etc...  If its a problem let me know and I'll drop them.  I also dropped Reggie Heyward the Jags best DE because he was cut 2 weeks ago and is probably on another team by now. "

Woah - we can pick up players now?  is that kosher Commish?
#-13 Posted by KINGGUDDA3000 (6 posts) -

let me get da raiders 
Gamertag: KINGGUDDA3000

#-12 Posted by ll_chilidogs (43 posts) -
@FongGhoul said:
"@ll_chilidogs said:
"I've already picked up Ken Lucas, Ogunleye, and Daunte Culpepper.  I saw that everyone else was picking up players so I figured I'd do the same for depth.  All the three are either free agents or in the UFL.  I didn't touch TO, Atogwe etc...  If its a problem let me know and I'll drop them.  I also dropped Reggie Heyward the Jags best DE because he was cut 2 weeks ago and is probably on another team by now. "
Woah - we can pick up players now?  is that kosher Commish? "

I'll drop them but if you look at tranactions, there were a few teams before me picking guys up.  Every guy I picked up was a low 70 so either way, its not a big deal to me.  The games start sunday so we don't have much time to do an organized FA period
#-11 Posted by FongGhoul (233 posts) -
@ll_chilidogs:
Not complaining about you specifically (or anyone really) - just wondering if its ok for me to hunt for an FA or two.  I don't think I need anybody really, but it won't hurt to look. 
 
Also, does anyone know if there's a way online on a PC to look at FA's?  I saw the link for online franchise, and I can change my depth charts and create trade offers, but don't see a way to see and add free agents.
#-10 Posted by Troispoint (267 posts) -
@MiniverCheevy said:
" I'm in as Cardinals if they're still available. GT is Dr Doug Flutie. "
Haha saw you on the Madden 11 TNT.  Go Flutie!
#-9 Edited by dexterslu (290 posts) -
MiniverCheevy said: 

" I'm in as Cardinals if they're still available. GT is Dr Doug Flutie. "


 Sorry man, we had someone switch teams last minute - only the Browns,  Bills,  Seahawks and Chiefs remain! 
 
Edit: At the moment we've got two no shows - Patriots and Steelers could be up for grabs on Sunday...I just PM'd each one to let them know they forfeit their pick if they are not in the league when it is scheduled to begin.. 
 
@FongGhoul said: 

Woah - we can pick up players now?  is that kosher Commish? "

@ll_chilidogs said:

I'll drop them but if you look at tranactions, there were a few teams before me picking guys up.  Every guy I picked up was a low 70 so either way, its not a big deal to me.  The games start sunday so we don't have much time to do an organized FA period "

 
First of all, I apologize for being so indecisive with a lot of you on this issue. It's a big issue and it should have been addressed sooner.  Today, while at work I gave it a lot of thought and this is what I came up with:  

As it stands, the GiantBomb community league is a SIMULATION League - this was in the original post, so you knew joining this league that I wanted to keep it as authentic as humanly possible. I think opening up the free agent market to an open run or even a draft could potentially be unfair to many users who may not be as NFL savvy as many of you are. In the end it's a slippery slope to start allowing users to sign players that are not on their team, because not matter how you look at it - it's going to have a huge impact on the outcome of every game and on the season as a whole. 
 
With that being said:  I don't want to see players on your team that aren't on your team in real life. So, if your team doesn't sign a player in real life and your cornerbacks blow every piece of coverage imaginable - deal with it. There WILL be a draft at the end of the season followed by a free agency period where you are more then welcome to address the needs of your team. If you've already signed a player that is NOT on your team in the game please release him.  I hope this doesn't affect any of your willingness to play in the league, I realize this may upset many users, In my opinion this is for the good of league.  The worst thing I can do as commissioner is be unfair to a user or not be upfront with all of you. I have to look at this from every perspective and I feel like this is the best option we have at the moment - since we don't know the experience level of the league overall. It of course could be an option for future leagues etc.. 
#-8 Posted by dukefan1210 (8 posts) -

I was just wondering if you send invites or if you need the password.
#-7 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@dukefan1210 said:
" I was just wondering if you send invites or if you need the password. "
Just PM'd you the info, sorry man!
#-6 Posted by dukefan1210 (8 posts) -
@dexterslu:
No big deal just wanted to make sure I got in.
#-5 Posted by Travis (212 posts) -

So you want us to drop any people we may have signed thus far?

#-4 Posted by dexterslu (290 posts) -
@Travis said:
" So you want us to drop any people we may have signed thus far? "
Unless the player is currently on your team's NFL roster....
#-3 Posted by Travis (212 posts) -

Okay, sounds fair to me.

#-2 Posted by Turtlemayor333 (510 posts) -

(Eagles here)
 
I signed Kevin Curtis and Tra Thomas just before you made your post, both former Philadelphia vets. Not to be confrontational but as long as these signings are somewhat in the realm of realism I think you should let them stand. I get where you're coming from and it is easier to make a blanket "ERASE ALL FREE AGENT ACTIVITY" post but can we at least make some kind of appeal? Is somebody gonna tell me these two signings stack the odds in my favor?
 
This is absolutely an EA problem, not yours. But until they make online franchise as fleshed out as it needs to be we should try to figure out some kind of compromise.

#-1 Posted by MiniverCheevy (19 posts) -
@dexterslu said:
" MiniverCheevy said: 

" I'm in as Cardinals if they're still available. GT is Dr Doug Flutie. "


 Sorry man, we had someone switch teams last minute - only the Browns,  Bills,  Seahawks and Chiefs remain! 
 
Put me down as Seahawks then.  GT Dr Doug Flutie.
#0 Posted by bonebreak2000 (18 posts) -

I'd love to be an alternate for the Dolphins if superman drops out

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