*** NEW - State of the League: League Reconfiguration ***

Discussion in '12th Man Football' started by LtJustice, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

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    Gentlemen, when we decided to reconfigure the 12th Man it was done in an attempt to revive and reinvent our once thriving league. When we discussed restarting the league with CPU teams, we had debated about the number of user teams to maintain in the new CCM. We had decided to go with 24 user controlled teams, in an attempt to keep as much of the existing league intact as we could. However, it has become painfully obvious at nearly the halfway point of the season that changes are already needed in this new format.


    In an attempt to give our current CCM the best opportunity to survive for the rest of this season, as well as into future seasons, we have decided to make the following changes to our existing format:

    • The number of user controlled teams will be reduced to 16 teams (or less, pending interest). ALL CPU GAMES WILL STILL BE SIMULATED
    • The advance schedule for each week will become a 48 hour (2 day) advance, however we will allow a 3rd day grace period for user games that have scheduling issues, as long as both owners can commit to playing on that 3rd day.
    • This new configuration will put even more of an emphasis on team building, as simulations will become even more common, but should allow us to expedite things as a whole.
    • We will once again be making the difficult decision to dismiss some owners from the league. The owners who will be targeted for dismissal are those who have not been doing their part in scheduling games in the forum, producing league content, or just in general have been lacking in league participation.
    Other than the changes listed above, all other existing parameters for the current CCM will remain unchanged.

    While these changes may come as a surprise to many of you, I don't think anyone would disagree that the league is struggling in it's current format. With the strong emphasis on simulations, this may not be a format that interests everyone. One of the things we are hoping is that a more streamlined league will allow for faster advances and ultimately less downtime for everyone who does continue with the new format.

    I personally would like to see us once again thrive in this new format continue this season and beyond. I also wanted to make it clear that participation in this new format is not a requirement or guarantee for invitation to 12th Man for Madden 25. We simply want owners who are interested in continuing AND contributing to our current franchise, not just to try to hold a spot for the future.

    What I would ask from each of you is to reply to this thread and indicate whether you would be interested in participating in this new format going forward, or if you would prefer to step down. Again, once decided upon, these changes will become effective immediately and moving forward with the current CCM. There will be no hard feelings toward anyone that feels this set up is not for them, but this is an attempt to keep things going in some fashion for those that are interested.

    Please reply below to indicate if you are interested or not, or with any questions. I am also regularly available on YIM if anyone would like to reach out directly with questions or concerns.

    REMEMBER: If you do indicate that you wish to continue, and are invited to do so, you will be expected to be an active contributor with the league.

    Thanks,

    ~Jim



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  2. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    Count me in!
     
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  3. AveryB

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    I would like to stay
     
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  4. saintsdave75

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    Definitely still interested, Go Chefs!!
     
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  5. ThaBayouChef

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    I will gracefully put in my resignation. I've had a great time in the league, and enjoyed it imensley(?). However with it being summer in Florida and me starting to look for a new place with the old lady, I can't commit to weekends. Thanks for the chance to play w/ you guys and if there's room in Madden 25 I'd love to participate again b/c I'll be settled in my new place by then and things will have slowed down for me. I'm sure I'll continue to be active on TSO, so hopefully I won't lose touch with all of you. Good luck nd thanks again.
     
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  6. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

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    Loren, it was a pleasure to have you in the 12th Man. You have been a great addition to the league and your activity on the forums has always been appreciated! Be sure to keep in touch, good luck with the move!
     
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  7. ThaBayouChef

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    Definitely will bro, thanks Jim.
     
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  8. dablakpope

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    Definitely still down to play
     
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  9. Gutcheck64

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    I'm like that crazy stalker ex-girlfriend.I will follow the league ANYWHERE..I will stalk it to The edges of the earth....so I'm in...and what does this mean for our game tonight loren?we are scheduled today when I get off work. no better way to go out than with a game so let me know if u still wanna play.I've only played 2 user games this season and would like to play one more before u leave the league so hit me up
     
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  10. Broncos218

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    I think I'm gonna have to follow in Loren's footsteps here and step down myself. I've never been a fan of these sliders... J/K! I was always fine w/ whatever we chose lol! But seriously, while I'd love to continue on with my Broncos for the next few seasons, I think of a lot of others here in 12th Man are still devoted to their games and deserve the opportunity to play on over me. 12th Man is still by FAR the best Madden league I've ever been a part of, so thanks CHUNKNESS LtJustice pittrocks43 for running the show so smoothly. Hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later, but best wishes to you all in finishing out this season in beyond! Truly is a pleasure being a part of this league, and can thank you all enough for making 12th Man so enjoyable!

    P.S. just completed my W7 game vs Dave before this post, so I think that leaves 1 game left before advancing the week.
     
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  11. Michael Overman

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    I definitely still want IN...I have had some problems with my connection of late...I'm hoping to remedy that...but if I do not...I will still be able to schedule and play games at another location (parents house very near my office) I normally get in my games on the first day they are available...the only aberration to this has occured b/c of my connection.
     
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  12. Casino

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    I would like to stay or I wouldn't still be here!! :pompous:
     
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    I am definitely in
     
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    I'm not leaving until I'm left behind.
     
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  15. lboogie

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    I just don't understand why 8 more have to be removed during middle of season. Thats tough!
     
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  16. Warhawk AKA dreadman

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    As much as I want to stay.. I think that Im going to go ahead and step down as well. I enjoy playing with you all and enjoyed this season of Madden. But from a full 32 to 24...I was cool with that and cool with the idea of using a different squad and playing different people within my schedule. But Im not too sure its worth my time to play with 16 owners or less.. I've had a great run and met some great ballers within & under the 12th Man umbrella. And I will miss the battling with my compadres.. but I think its best for me to coast on out. Doug..Eddie..Jim....hell of a job with getting 12th Man to the place and position that it is in...still creme' de la creme'..top of the hill & damn right thee best Madden league out there. Thanks to the commissioners for their time..commitment..effort & all that other good shit to keep us ahead of the curve in terms of being the BEST.. Hope to see you all next year!

    Journey on gentlemen.. best wishes on finishing out this season and moving forward!
     
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  17. Hulk_hagen_55

    Hulk_hagen_55 Hulkamaniac

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    would definatly like to stay in if yall will have me. loving my new team and really enjoy the rivalrys i still have in the league
     
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  18. cry_havoc

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    In like Flynn. Not Matt...just Flynn lol
     
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  19. pittrocks43

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  20. CaptMoe

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    Still in, if you'll allow me to stay...
     
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  21. Eazy E

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    As much as I would like to stay, I think its best for me to sit out this go around. I just feel like we are losing the competitive nature in this league. Its bad enough that there are less human games, but now it could be a whole week that goes by without playing due to CPU games being simulated. A person could really loose interest being in idle like that. I really enjoyed playing this season and hopefully I'll get invited back come next season. I wish everyone good luck the rest of the way...btw, if anyone still wants to get a game or two in, I'm always an IM away.

    Thanks,
     
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  22. PepperNY

    PepperNY Fear the Spear

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    I'm going to echo what Eazy E and Warhawk AKA dreadman said, As much as I have enjoyed this group over the years and really have come to appreciate the work that Doug and Jim have done I am going to step down in the new revised format. I was ok with having 8 cpu controlled teams and a sim every now and then but this league has always been about the rivalries and any owner being able to win on any given week and we now go to a format where half the league is cpu controlled which means you will be lucky to be able to play 8/16 games on the schedule. I understand why you guys are doing it, its that time of the year where interest wanes and your trying to keep the league going strong but at this time it just isn't for me. If the format goes back to what it was for Madden 25 I would certainly be interested in coming back if invited. This league has become my 2nd home and have made alot of good friends while here and have enjoyed the tight knit group that we have had. I also want to give a big thank you to CHUNKNESS as I know we have had our ups and downs over the years but I have really enjoyed my time here since joining back in PMFL for Madden 2009 and this has been the best league I've been a part of on consoles.
     
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  23. thafuture3886

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    it's so hard to say goodbye to yesterdayyyy-eeeeeee :singing:

    but on a serious note, this really sucks. This has by far been the best league i've ever been in and i wish we could all continue playing but realistically we know this time of the year drags down participation. I hope we can all get back together for M25 for a full 32 man league
     
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  24. Michael Overman

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    I enjoy playing games and team building...so for me this format...still has me playing chess (so to speak) and I like that. I like the camaraderie, the sense of football in an Earth where there is none currently (yuck offseason), and the ability to view the boards and interact at work. I would guess that none of the current league format...really has any bearing on Madden 25...as at this time and point...they are totally different beasts. Having an active league with dedicated commish(s) at the top is tough to come by in April and May and beyond. I'm real happy with the leadership up top, and the direction for this time period.

    Lets keep it amped up for those who enjoy having football in their life year-round.
     
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  25. Phenom

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    This is tough because I am such a madden addict, but I am also choosing to step down for the remainder of this madden year. With my schedule and this great weather, I will not be able to commit to the level that I would like, so it's best I take this opportunity to step down now. I still love this crew and you can sign me up for any league run by our commish's. This year has definitely been fun with the new improvements by EA and I 'm excited about what 25 will look like in late August. See you then!

    - Nom
     
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