TSO, As many of you know from the recent posts, Madden 13 news will be available on Monday, June 4th. This is suppose to be some of the most exciting news to come out for our beloved game. Like TMFL , we here at HK fully expect there to be an explosion of interest from the members. Also like TMFL, we fully expect to be the only Premier League on the PS3. A league is only as good as its members, and I want to fill every slot with the best owner possible. Several current members have had multiple seasons under our leadership to show us exactly what they have to offer. Those members are the ones that made Hard Knocks what it is today, and it will be difficult to remove them. This does not mean we wouldn't love to have more quality owners. As for Madden 13, Hard Knocks will continue to have a strong management team. This team will be led by myself and Emmdotfrisk. Other well known owners will be on the management team (@ryty32, sdid22, Cimmy24, and controllerabuser). Each of these guys will have responsibilities that will continue to shape and mold Hard Knocks. Several factors will come into play for our Madden 13 Owner Roster. IF you feel like you cannot live up to the expectations that our league lives by, then please do not waste your time. The expectations are as follows: First and foremost, our league is about building friendships and having fun. You will at times lose to better owners. You must be able to keep your interest despite your record. Respect. Respect is 100% needed. We need guys to be able to lose with grace and be respectful to their opponents. Communication is a must when you have 32 owners trying to play a user game at our pace. If you feel like you cannot in some way or form (Forums, PM, IM, Text, Cell phone call) get a hold of your opponent in a timely manner, then please do not apply. Great leagues end up having great and original content. This is what ended up bringing HK to the top and we expect it to fully continue. Participation is a must. Madden is a game that needs to be played using your favorite team. Team selection will be chosen by management, based upon a variety of factors. This does not mean you will get your favorite team on your list. In an effort to build a true "franchise". Hard Knocks will be attempting a One team, one dream type of feel. Once your team is selected that will be your team for the DURATION of the release. Hard Knocks will strive to get to the maximum of 32 owners, with a 48 hour advance cycle. Please be aware that all final decisions regarding Hard Knocks will ultimately be made by me. If you are still interested, please complete the following: What is your availability? Please list your top five team choices (real life favorite first). Please list any leagues you plan to be involved with for the next year. If you are selected, what do you bring to the equation? Typically, what is your game play strength? Typically, what is your game play weakness? Typically, what type of offensive and defensive scheme do you run? What is your biggest "sim game play" pet peeve? Now let's get geared up for some exciting Madden 13 News! I also want to publicly thank Shaun Mason for the help!