Cathedral '13 Welcome Follow-Up: League Setup and Format

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  1. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    So what are ya'lls thoughts on the proposed setup?

    Summary:
    I personally would like to take the extremely SLOW play on things, meaning the worse we are and harder it is to start, the more replay value and longer the climb to the top to keep us interested. This means:

    Being Horrid teams. No more even being UTEP or Rice. I'm talking WKy, Texas State, ULMonroe, Buffalo, etc. I say 1 star and bottom 20 teams only.

    Heisman Recruiting: I'm sure it will be beyond brutal, especially since we will be figuring out a basically all-new recruiting system. But to struggle in recruiting without being guaranteed automatic good recruits (meaning push a few buttons and get 10 guys that are better than what you should easily get) it will make it a challenge and really reward those that put in the time. (just note it could be frustrating to go 3-9 and get like all 1 star guys the 1st year).

    Conference setup: Along the lines of being horrid teams, I propose we stick to the 3 bottom barrel conferences. This is were a true climb begins, inside either the Sun Belt, MAC, or WAC. The MWC and CUSA are not the bottom. Obviously this means more guys together in conferences early which I like but will take more scheduling.


    These are obviously just ideas. Let's think through it.
     
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  2. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    P.S. Heisman recruiting as these teams does scare me. We need to think through it and make sure we are willing to go that route.
     
  3. ThePlague0208

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    Coming from a coach that spent six years with the same team. I'm ok with heisman recruiting. Make it harder for Weave to win championships back to back
     
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  4. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    exactly! and proud of you for your faithfulness! lol
     
  5. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    I've actually been doing the nerd "research", creating magical spreadsheets, etc and have figured out basing the teams off of last years team ratings and last years real-life records that its probable that there will only be 15 teams in this year's games that meet what I think should be the criteria which is
    a) in the Sun Belt, MAC, and WAC,
    b) have a C or less rating
    c) and won no more than 4 games last year.

    Considering there will, to begin be 8 or 9 of us and never more than 12, this leaves us limited options (which I love).

    So here is my crazy proposal: let Weave and I pick your teams for you! Meaning... (and I've already done this of course, lol) we will look at the 15 eligible teams and then place you with a team that is based loosely on your region (a.k.a. Mormon would be a team in Texas, Bonner one on the West Coast, etc).

    Then Weave and I would make another podcast (yep, we loved it even if you hated it or are so blatantly dumb you couldn't figure out how to view it) in which we would:

    a) reveal the bottom 15 teams in the game (according to our own predictions of course) with info on who they have returning, some info about the school, their upcoming year, etc but then in rather awesome fashion...
    b) reveal who will be coaching that team.

    I'm awesome. This idea is awesome. No need to thank me.

    P.S. Thoughts? Just know if we go this route you get the team we give you! Or maybe this is just an all-around horrid idea.

    P.P.S. My initial placement (which will be more fully analyzed by Weave, etc) ironically placed 3 of us in the MAC, 3 of us in the Sun Belt, and 3 of us in the WAC (and the breakdowns were pretty awesomely hilarious based on history and our own leagues rivals)
     
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  6. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    clearly everyone is as excited about the upcoming season as I am, lol
     
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  7. AndyVanSlyke

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    The excitement is palpable.
     
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  8. krbonn76

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    So excited I just liked the last three posts! Now get going on that pod cast I want to hear I will be moving to the bay area!
     
  9. ThePlague0208

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    Ok well....I don't like it. Why can't I pick my own team? Just give me a list of the 15 teams and let me choose. Odds are I will probably be stuck with this same team for the whole game anyways so let me choose the team.

    How is that for excitement!
     
  10. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    lol... understandable. in that case, which we can certainly do, there will be have to be a lottery system. which we could still get like top 3 choices, etc and then do the reveal along those lines. some sort of reveal has to happen though!
     
  11. krbonn76

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    Can we get this show on the road? I don't want to wait two months for this game damnit!
     
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  12. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    bonner:
    -change your picture. Lane Kiffin ruined that program.
    -change your signature. Give you something to do!
     
  13. krbonn76

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    <----remember that pic (y) Done and done!
     
  14. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    boo. bad form.
     
  15. krbonn76

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    HAHAHAHA....I need to know my team to decide my avatar ;) And just a note to you it's not bad form. it's Bonner form (y)
     
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    This is the worst idea I've seen on here since I proposed three day advances last year. But I am somehow intrigued by this proposal. Who were the three teams in the MAC?
     
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  17. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    Haha. Yes!
     
  18. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    Can't tell u. The reveal man, the reveal!
     
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    bad form, bonner form...is there a difference?
     
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  20. ThePlague0208

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    Let's hear Mullins, Mormons, TBones, and Bulldogs take shall we? ...............(crickets)
     
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    MAC

    Akron (Dibs), C Michigan (Scoots), Buffalo (Pro)

    Sun Belt

    Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennesse, Troy, North Texas, L-M

    WAC

    San Jose State (Rude), Fresno State, Idaho

    MWC

    UNLV (Heath), New Mexico State, and Colorado State

    It's not really hard to figure out who the teams could be, but thanks now I've ruined the suprise. I was actually excited to see Heath and Weave reveal these teams, but since you have to know he's my guess.
     
  22. AndyVanSlyke

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    you left out UTSA, Texas State and UMass.
     
  23. Goose

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    Yeah, I have no idea who the new schools are. Hopefully I can get this podcast to actually work this time. I'm looking forward to it.
     
  24. vatechhokie01

    vatechhokie01 Anglican Priest and Beer-snob

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    And no mwc.
     
  25. krbonn76

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    Spoiler alert: Goose has no idea what the spoiler is.
     

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