Ok guys we are encouraging this so brace yourself, I know one day it could be any of us up here so ND dont take this one personally. I was approached by shiftee last night and he wanted to file a complaint. I asked him to email it so there was no miscommunication. I will post my observations after this inital post. I am upset that he carried this to the open chat after he sent it, but that will be somethign I handle after the report I gain form here. As per our aim convo, here are the main details of what happened: first game: disconnects after my HB Addai has almost 100yds+ not even halfway through the 1st quarter, and 2 of his players (his rookie WR and a TE I believe.. the rookie out for the game). I know disconnects happen sometimes but this happened at a convenient time seeing as I was about to score again. Then colts msgs me on aim saying he's getting tired of this game. Nonethless I give him the benefit of the doubt because I realize it could be a coincindence. second game: 75% of the pass plays, the colts would drop their qb between 10-15yds with about 4 or 5 pass plays dropping back 15-20yds and 1 specific play was well over 20yds.. manning was actually sprinting backwards to avoid my DE and he was able to throw the ball as he was getting hit... even though the ball fell 2 yds in front of the qb. that play specifically changed the momentum because instead of being 3rd and like 27 (and most likely would have punted if I stopped his obvious pass play call in that kind of situation), he was 3rd and about 5, and sure enough he was able to convert. I wish the highlights would have included that one play specifically because of how rediculous it was (sidenote: a tutorial on how to upload highlights would be greatly appreciated as I have never done that before). on the colts next drive it was more of the same and again he was able to make key conversions due to the pass rush avoidance strategy that he seems to have implemented into his offense. so with that said, he jumps out to a quick 24-0 lead. at this point I have already contacted sd via aim because I wanted to know what the process is as far as enforcing the rulebook was and so on. I should have waited until halftime or paused the game because now my attention is split between the game and my conversation with sd. Just when I am talking to sd about the qb drop back issue.. all of a sudden the colts decide to run the playclock down to 01 on every single play (right after the pick 6 by his CB to make it 24-0). I then ask sd if that's permitted because I'm sure I read about that rule too and he again confirmed the rule for me.Colts would end up scoring another TD to make it 31-0 in the 2nd quarter. I know it's mainly just nate that has known me since the original madden days back in 2k1 but I can assure you i am not a sore loser at all. my #1 goal is to have fun with some old friends, make some new friends and enjoy some good games just like I remember them in the original OMFL. also, for what it's worth, you can read the colts game summary that he posted. I find it interesting that he would specifically mention that he ran the clock only in the second half. why mention that he ran the clock at all? probably because I told him I would be filing a complaint. I wasn't rude or aggressive, I just let him know what my objections were. If you need any more info, give me a shout. Thanks for listening... sorry for such a long read Hey I forgot to mention in my original email.. regarding the 1st game that disconnected. To recap what I said: --------------------------------------- first game: disconnects after my HB Addai has almost 100yds+ not even halfway through the 1st quarter, and 2 of his players (his rookie WR and a TE I believe.. the rookie out for the game). I know disconnects happen sometimes but this happened at a convenient time seeing as I was about to score again. Then colts msgs me on aim saying he's getting tired of this game. Nonethless I give him the benefit of the doubt because I realize it could be a coincindence. --------------------------------------- Like I said I gave him the benefit of the doubt and the only reason I did that is because I never added him to PSN so I can take a picture and prove it. I've had many disconnects happen before and when it's a fault of the EA servers, it's an immediate disconnect or a 1 or 2 second stutter and then a disconnect. What I've also had happen in the past was exactly what happened last night which was a pause for about 30 seconds before it disconnected. Not an in-game pause to go to the pause menu, but the type of "freeze" that happens when someone holds the PS button and selects quit game. If I had him on PSN I know I would have been able to take a picture of his name with no game title under it. another league i was in had a lot of stuff like that happen and that league is deservedly no longer in existance lol was not fun at all. the experiences I had there is exactly what happened here as far as the disconnect went. So that's how I know what happened. Thanks again for taking the time to read everything. Appreciate it.