New Member: daveyboy79 Quote: I really dont have one. Name: David Rivera Age: 39 Gamertag/PSN (please state whether its PS or XBOX): XBOX 360 daveyboy79 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AIM: I have YIM - david.rivera_on24 Time Zone: Pacific General Availability: Weekends anytime, daily from 9 pm to 11pm PDT Favorite Teams: Rutgers, NY Giants, NY Yankees, NY Rangers, NY Knicks How did you hear about Tradition Football: LT Kelley contacted me via Operation Sports Forum 1. Have you ever played in any online leagues? What kind (NCAA, Madden, Forza, NBA, etc)? Where? NCAA, NBA 2K, Madden, FIFA. Currently I am involved with 4 NCAA OL. Two run by Cajun Commish, One by the quick and the other by smoothlee. All are sim and require active members. Last year I played in thequick's league for 7 seasons. It was fun. 2. How long have you been playing video games? How long have you been playing online? Almost all of my life, I grew up in a tech family. My father owned his own company and built DBs for Banks in NY. So I had internet access, or what was considered internet access back in the late 70's. My first console was the Pong game. From there it was Intellivision, Colecovision, Turbo Grafix, Playstation, PS2 and now Xbox 360. I've been playing online since its been available. 3. What type of player would you say you are? Sim player, I really dont tollerate playing "cheese" players. For me, it takes the fun out of playing a realistic game of football, basketball, baseball or soccer. 4. Our community consists of a more mature bunch and the average age is somewhere around 28-30 years old. How do you feel about any differences or similarities between our population and your age? Well I would rather play with others in a similar life situation - job, family etc. I think there is more understanding than playing someone who is not in a similar situation. 5. Have you read the rules and general gameplay guidelines? Any questions or concerns? Yes I have read the rules and they are more than fair. No concerns. The leagues I am currently involved with have similar rules if not exactly the same. 6. Please tell us a little about yourself. We want to get to know you and hope that you will be around for a long time. I am a transplant from NJ living in the SF Bay area. Family and I moved out here a couple of years ago - wife's company bought a company in this area and I am in the tech industry and always thought this would be a great place to live and work. I have two kids a 11 year old, Madison, and a 9 year old, Mackenzie. I work in SF for a company called ON24 - B2B webcasting and virtual events. I manage a couple of groups roughly 30 people in SF, NY and other locations in the US. Job is demanding but satisfying. Before working with ON24 I was a project manager, my last job I worked with a direct marketer and built/PM'd Oracle databases, did that for 5 years. I graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Economics and was involved with a social organization while I attended RU - TKE franternity. I was involved with a local chapter in NJ as an Advisor for a couple of years - building leadership in young men. I enjoy playing sports as well as sports gaming, currently I am involved with my company's soccer team, additionally still play basketball, softball and golf. 7. How active do you plan on becoming with the TF community? As active as I can be, my job is demanding becasue I work in so many different timezones. However I use gaming as an outlet for stress. So it seems the more I work the more I game. So I expect to be involved regularly. 8. What do you hope to get out of being a member at TF? I derive pleasure from playing sports video games and more so from playing live opponents. Since I am older its not like I have a lot of buddies that come over and take turns playing games. So my outlet is to play online. I would rather play a good game than play to win, if that means anything. So I am looking to find like minded people who tend to play sim and just have fun playing a good realistic game. 9. Situation: You are participating in a league game when your opponent clearly breaks the league or site rules. What do you do? How do you handle the situation? What I have done in the past, is pause the game and explain the league rules. If the behavior persists I send a note to the league commish and let him handle it. Usually when you point out and explain the rules the opponent gets it and it becomes a non issue. 10. Have you checked out the different leagues here at TF? Have you seen anything that you want to be a part of? SMFL, the person that connected me with this site plays in that league and would like to join.