I wanted to gauge your guys thoughts on what we should require of our owners for the new league as far as premier status goes. I'll start, obviously. I don't really feel right bringing people on who were not premier and then saying, "if you want to play in the new TMFL you must be premier." Know what I mean? On the other hand, the TMFL was originally designed as a premier league - or became one somehow, so its obvious thats what we need to be working towards again. What do you guys think? The only solution I can think of is obviously encourage owners to become premier at their own will AND force owners to become premier after X amount of time. If the new season kicks off on 11/15 and averages 2 advances per real time week with 21 weeks (17 plus 4 for playoffs) to complete plus a week for offseason is 22 weeks or 11 real-time weeks for 1 season. If we did 3 advances a week that obviously cuts it down considerably as well. Anyway, lets say it takes 11 real time weeks per season that means: Season 3 kickoff = Monday, January 31st Season 4 kickoff = Monday, April 25th Season 5 kickoff = Monday, July 18th We wouldn't make it through season 5 until after Madden 12 dropped. Is everyone okay with that general timeline or should we shoot to advance 3 times a week - allowing more seasons? Back to the original question, when do we "force" owners to be premier? My vote would be Season 3 Kickoff. That way we get everyone playing in season 2, hopefully its a great success and everyone haves fun then if they want to come back for season 3 they're gonna have to contribute the minimum 12$ or whatever so that they become premier members. Sound like a plan?