First of all I want to apologize to everyone - my weekend plans changed and fucked up everything for the draft tonight. I don't want to go into too many details but essentially I had the unique opportunity of spending some time with the site admins here at TSO and the EA Gamechanger program and so the TMFL had to be put on hold. I didn't mean for everyone to be left in the dark or anything like that at all but thats the way things sort of worked out. Again, my sincere apologies. It was a very unique opportunity that I couldn't pass up. Now, after talking with 7 or 8 members of the league we've decided the best route at this juncture is to proceed with the XFN Draft Console 100% What this means: 1) You have to be joined up on XFN in order to participate in the draft 2) I need everyone to cut down to 48 players ASAP so we can begin the draft process behind the teams. 3) Once we've started the draft process - you MUST MUST MUST ignore what is going on, on the console. You cannot play your games. You cannot manage your team on the console - don't do anything. Let XFN work its magic. Heres the plan as it stands 1) Run a 'live' offseason night through the XFN console tomorrow, Monday, at say 9pm EST (this time is tentative currently.) This will allow us to get through the draft as fast as possible. 2) Anyone who cannot attend the draft can easily be drafted for. Either you can send your draft "board" to me or I can work with you via text/phone to make sure you get the players you want 3) The backup plan if the offseason night does not work out is to run an elongated, non-live draft process where we are submitting picks on the forum and then translating the results to XFN. It will be a much, much longer process and would be a pain in the ass but thats the backup plan. 4) Restricted FA starts right now. Your players will be released into Free Agency if you do not re-sign them RIGHT NOW. That means you MUST resign players that have contracts expiring. Heres what I need: 1) If you are not joined up on XFN - you must do that before the draft. As of right now I don't see anyone that hasn't joined, but I'm just trying to make sure. 2) You MUST be at 48 players BEFORE the draft Monday night. If you are not, the CPU will CUT PLAYERS FOR YOU AUTOMATICALLY. You will be FORCED to accept the consequences of whatever decisions the computer makes for you. 3) You MUST re-sign the players you want to keep before the draft. To re-sign players, go to Front Office then click the Sign/Release tab. The players that need to be re-signed are in red. If they are not re-signed, they will be dropped. If you can, you may also restructure contracts at this point for players under contract. 4) Post your availability in this thread for running a live draft. Remember that if we do not have a live draft, a non-live draft could take a VERY long time. Also remember that you can largely run your draft remotely from a PC or smart phone or in the worst case, call a fellow TMFLer and tell me who you want to pick so that I can do it for you. 5) Any draft pick trades have to be re-consummated - I need those posted in this thread. Please follow my post in there about how to accomplish this easily and effectively. If it is not done before the draft, you lose out on your compensation. Just propose the trades to have them ready for Monday night - once they are ready we will process them before the draft. ***UPDATE*** Currently, you cannot add/drop players on XFN - this creates a pretty big problem. To get around this, I am having everyone post whatever players the want to keep in this thread. From above: Basically you will still do this. Instead of actually doing this in XFN, post in the thread I linked to above but only post the GUYS YOU ARE KEEPING. We don't care about the guys you are releasing. In a nutshell, here's whats going to happen: 1) Players will get dropped into FA. 2) You have posted in the Restricted FA thread the guys you are keeping - that means these guys belong to you. If you do not do this, you do not own rights to the player you dropped. 3) Before the draft, we will run restricted FA and pick back up the players that were inadvertently dropped. 4) Run the draft.