STATE OF THE FRANCHISE - OMFL WEEK 1 Just a quick update on a few reports that are coming in. Looks like All Madden, though it has its flaws, was the way to go. Some really really good games and some really big upsets so far in week 1. A few reports though. Kicking is HARD. Duh. I know it sucks guys but all I can ask is that you do all that you can to keep the lag as free as possible. Restart all your modems/routers before you play, try and keep the traffic down while you play, try and not have anything going like video or anything that may slow it down. Just do your best. We can't start changing the rules and allowing you to go for it and none of that will be tolerated. This is a sim style league and in sim madden ps3 football, lag is a issue and we all have to deal with it. Whats funny is a few guys are upset about crazy things just because the game is different and we have to learn how to re-do things. We will all adjust and by season 2 we won't even remember why we were up in arms. Second this is a patch or two is coming, so just hang in there. We will get things adjusted and re-adjusted as these new patches come out. We are open to any and all suggestions, so bring them, but we have to do whats best for the league as a whole. Third is injuries. Man they are bad, but after talking with the PMFL its pretty normal thing. We are NOT turning off injuries and injuries weren't even discussed in the patch updates that I seen get put out. It may just be how this new madden works. Keep your guys fresh, rotate key positions, and lets just figure it out. If there is something we can do, we will do it, but as of now things are staying the same. Fourth is game play. Guys, especially new guys, the OMFL is a SIM STYLE, CHEESE FREE league. I will not allow guys to chase other owners away. With that said, I nor the board can do ANYTHING about a owner that we don't get told about. We are not mind readers and can't tell from your game that things were cheese or not. YOu take your complaint to jeremy, frisk, your AFC/NFC rep or myself. Please work with us here. We have a very good conflict negotiator who will take care of these problems in a timely manner. Here are a few things that you must be aware of. SUBS/DEPTH CHART - one complaint was that a guy had a starting TE as their #1 WR and it was told that this could not be changed. This is a complete lie. please make sure that you guys follow the sub rule that is in place. Play right or you just won't last here. Don't believe me? Take a look at the mile long waiting list and ask yourself if you don't think we will replace you. GAME CALLING - mix it up. period. mix it up on offense and mix it up on defense and offense. Dont run only tosses, dont run only zone or only man, dont pick 5 plays on offense and 5 plays on defense that work, PLEASE MIX IT UP! Give guys time to get set on defense before you hike the ball. Don't be a prick and hike when a guy is trying to select his player. If it happens once or twice fine, but a majority of the game let them get set. It's called sportsmanship - some of us need to learn it. Dont break sub rules, dont break play calling rules, dont be a prick and let a guy not get set up, just lets play good sim style football that the OMFL is known for. Please report any issues to the guys named above. YOu guys rock and I am glad we can play games now! Let's keep things rolling fellas and have a great year.