Start Date: Thursday Night All, We'll start up on Thursday night. That should be enough time for the stragglers to get logged into the franchise. Once in, the first order of business is to make sure everyone has their teams claimed. Here are the things we need to do before we start week 1. 1. FA pickups by Friday - First order of business is to get guys out of the FA pool who belong to an NFL team. This will be the last opportunity to do so. 2. Establish FA order once done - We can have a 1 round FA draft if needed, or we can just move to a waiver system. Either way works. 3. Trading & trade limits - trade blocks and trading will be open for a few days. All trades will be looked at by the conference reps. We'll have similar limits on trading as in the past (only a certain amount of players can be traded per season). 4. Agree on schedule and settings - Difficulty, quarter length 5. Advance schedule - 1 game per 5 days hard advance - can change during the season if needed. 6. CPU teams will have their depths reordered properly. Let's get rolling!