SMFL Kicks Off 8/26 Okay, I'm sick of waiting around for owners to finish spreadsheets. Those who are not finished can certainly do so, if they are not finished though you will not be sent an invite to the league. I will also be sending out a message on XBL to the owners informing them of this post and the FA period's starting. I wanted to wait for a preseason roster update and if we catch word before 8/26 that one is coming, we MAY push back the start date. Otherwise, 8/26 is kickoff. Now, something important to note, FA officially starts now. The bid deadline for day 1 FA's is 8am est tomorrow, 8/24. That means that if I don't have your bid for FA's in my PM inbox before then, your bid is invalid and you will need to resend your bid before the day 2 deadline. Preparation: Thoroughly read through the FA rules before you start bidding for players. I will not accept bids from owners who do not have their spreadsheets finished. Owners who do have their sheets finished are allowed to bid. Please also keep in mind I have posted revisions for some of you in the Salary Cap Spreadsheets thread and I still need to review some others. I will review the ones that still need to be reviewed TONIGHT 8/23. Some of the main points of the rules I'll list here. 1. You may only submit 4 bids on day one and 2 "new" bids on each additional day. You may submit an unlimited amount of counter offers. 2. Going over your salary cap (250$) by bidding on FA's will have penalties. Plan ahead. 3. Once you make an offer in a PM to me, it is final. There is no retracting offers. Once you've signed a FA, you must keep him for at least 1 season. 4. Leaders on day 1 FA's may make ebay bids. Make sure you specify it is an ebay bid AND specify that you still want it active for the next FA period. 5. You do not have to offer a signing bonus to Free Agents. Sorry this was not clear earlier. 6. After the 4th day, FA is on a first come first serve basis. 7. Once your FA's have been signed and sealed, please update your spreadsheet. Summary of important events over the next week Day 1 FA deadline 8am EST, 8/24 Day 2 FA deadline 8am EST, 8/25 Day 3 FA deadline 8am EST, 8/26 Thursday, 8/26, sometime in the evening: Invites officially sent out IF your spreadsheet has been declared "Ready." You may now join the league AND sign your FA's from days 1-3. You may also play your game if you don't mind not having some of your day 4 FA's that you may have bid on. Day 4 FA deadline 8am EST, 8/27 FA's after this deadline are on a first come first serve basis. Sign the player to your roster and he is yours. Now, lets get this thing going.