COMMISSIONER ADDRESS: Are you ALL IN? -MANDATORY REPLY-

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  1. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

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    Gentlemen,

    With today marking exactly one month until the release of Madden 16, we wanted to take this opportunity address you all with regards to the upcoming release and our new format in The Q.

    First things first, we received word this morning from CT that his heart wasn't into the new format and he was stepping down from The Q. We are sad to see CT go and wish him well in his future endeavors, but appreciate his honesty now, rather than once we had already gotten underway. We will address the opening that CT's departure creates at a later time, but we feel the more pressing matter is to address the rest of our owners at this time.

    When we devised this new format for The Q in Madden 16, we were under no presumption that everyone would "buy-in" and get behind the concept. We were pleasantly surprised by the largely positive response we received to the announcement and we can't begin to express how much we appreciated everyone getting behind our radical new idea. After evaluating and coming up with our final list of 16, where some very tough choices had to be made, we feel like we put together a great group of owners for M16.

    In light of recent events, we feel it is necessary to confirm that everyone is in fact on board with this new idea and are "ALL IN", so to speak. One thing we cannot emphasize enough is that this format only succeeds if EVERYONE involved buys in and puts forth the effort required to make it a success. In this format, we cannot afford absentee owners or those that are just in it to "try it out" for a little while. We can also not afford a revolving door of ownership, especially in the early going, as we will very much be in a "proof of concept" phase in the beginning. In a large way, that is the beauty of this format and the smaller number of teams. Everyone that is included, is included because we wanted them involved. There is no dead weight, just quality owners across the board.

    Ultimately, if there is anyone else who has misgivings about the format and doesn't feel like it is really for them, now is the time to tell us. We held you in high enough regard to select you as an owner (while quite possibly burning some bridges with those we bypassed in your favor), so please show us enough respect to speak up if you already have one foot out the door.

    To re-emphasize what is in store for our owners in this new format...everyone will be in a division with one other human owner and two CPU teams...all games against CPU teams will be SIMMED (except playoff games)...the only games you will actually play in the course of the regular season will be games against other human owners...you can expect to actually play 6-8 (out of 16) games per season...advances will be every 48 hours, which will require scheduling in advance with human opponents...each regular season will take about a month (34 days)...that means 6-8 played games over a 5 week period.

    Will you play less games than other leagues? Yes. If that is your primary concern; we get it, and this is not the league for you.

    Let's talk about content...at least ONE piece of team specific content is required per owner, per calendar week (league wide content, not specific to your team, is optional and always appreciated)...that means we will have at least 16 new pieces of content (game summaries/recaps, team articles, preview/reviews, etc) EACH week...who else is excited about at least 64 individual pieces of content in a month?!?

    So in case anyone hasn't grasped it completely yet; we will be very much about content and team building. With a lot of Madden leagues you can show up and play your games, maybe half the league does recaps (if you're lucky), and teams can thrive with sup par players if the owner is good on the sticks. We are aiming to be the antithesis to all of that. We require owners that not only buy into this philosophy, but embrace it whole heartedly.

    Both Doug and myself are very excited for this new format, and feel like it could be a great success and a lot of fun. But we also don't want to be strung along by owners that are just along for the ride at this point. We can't say it enough; this league will ONLY be as good as EVERYONE makes it. That is true more now than ever with this new format.

    This isn't about our owners joining other leagues (or even starting their own ;)), as we can certainly understand the desire to play in more than one (we both have done so in the past). Regardless of anything else; if you are still in for this format, you have to be ALL IN.

    What we need to know at this point; is that everyone is ALL IN and committed to putting forth the time and effort necessary to make the new look QSF a success. I hope everyone is just excited as we are, but if you have read through this address and still have your doubts, please just be straight with us.

    For those already named as an owner for The Q in Madden 16, we will require a response to this address. You can respond directly in this thread, you can send a forum PM to Doug and I, or you can send us a PM in GroupMe (just please include both of us in either of the latter two communications). Also, please don't hesitate to ask questions if there is anything you may still be unclear about.

    Thank you all for your attention regarding this.

    Jim (aka LtJustice)
    Doug (aka CHUNKNESS)

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  2. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    Well said Jim! Guys, this league format will only be as good as you make it. Looking forward to kicking things off right!
     
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  3. MrWitness36

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    All in and ready to play some football team #AFC
     
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    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    I'm in
     
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    ALL IN!
     
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    Ride or die..I'm all in
     
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    All in gentlemen
     
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  15. Warhawk AKA dreadman

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    Let's go... Read up... Fed up... Ready to kick some ass!

    Boots to assess!!!!
     
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  16. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

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    Wow, it's great to see such a positive response! We have a great group of owners here that can really turn this concept into a smashing success! We will identify our final owner as soon as possible (announcement pending) and then we can focus on the lottery! I'd really like to see this same group take this thing from start to finish in M16, and with the group we have I think that is a very real possibility.

    Thank you all for your enthusiasm and support.
     
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