Why are sliders used to make inferior teams "artificially" competitve in a league whose goal is to be as close to a real world simulation as possible? Let me qualify this with the admission that I am not nearly as skilled on the sticks as most of you. Also, I am not gonna quit and take my toys home over this. It is just an observation. I play Akron and have to endure the next coming of Bo Jackson and Eric Crouch becuause their abilities have been artificially enhanced while my players, who are higher rated, are artificially downgraded. Where is the SIM in that? Why not just start the game say, 17-0 Akron, and go from there? That is essentially what is happening. And I will say this, it is nice that we are not playing to the lowest common denominator. I think that is what is wrong with America. We teach to the level of the stupid kids to the detriment of the accelerated minds. I am not asking for relief, just an explanation. However, in my own mind it makes no sense that I have to endure mildly talented RBs that move like Bo Jackson AND my highly rated WRs dropping passes when they are wide open just because someone arbitrarily thought it should be that way. Why didn't we all just start with shitty teams if the goal is a challenge. I picked UNC because I wanted to struggle to get ahead of VT and the likes on the field and in the living room. It is looking like I should have picked VT to struggle to compete with Akron. Thoughts?