This has been a really fun cycle with the competitive state of the league thought I would share some things I have found surprising through the first 3 seasons. 1) NFC where anyone can make the playoffs This cycle we have had 13 of the 16 teams in the NFC make the playoffs. Of the teams that haven't made the dance (Washington, Green Bay, and Tampa Bay) only Tampa hasn't been in contention for a playoff birth going into Week 17. Bringing in a veteran in BRUCE80 we could see that change soon for sure. 2) Pencil them in This cycle we have had 3 teams that have won their division every year. The Eagles, Raiders, and Patriots have been the class of their divisions from the start and have clinched prior to week 17 each year. 3) Here we go again Just like last cycle the division dominating User turnover is the NFC South. We have now turned over EVERY team in the South which has resulted in 4 of our 6 user turns. 4) How he drew it up I have been a huge fan of the way Black Republican put the divisions together in team selection and to see the results go no further than the NFC North. We have heard the banter from other divisions on how easy it would be to make the playoffs being a North team but in truth this division has been the most competitive. In 3 years it has been represented by 3 different teams AND the team that hasn't won the division (Green Bay) had a chance to win it in Week 17 a year ago. Last cycle a couple of these users were in divisions with the heavy hitters and I don't think I'm out of line speaking for them in saying this has to be a much more enjoyable cycle. 5) Playoffs for everyone! The NFC West needed only three years to become the first division to send all 4 teams to the playoffs. What is even more amazing? We could realistically have 7 of the 8 divisions complete that feat after this season. The NFC East (Washington), NFC North (Green Bay), NFC South (Tampa), AFC North (Cleveland), AFC South (Indianapolis), and AFC West (Denver) all have users that could be a threat to knock on the door. 6) So you're telling me there is a chance? After last season every division has won at least one playoff game. I honestly don't know if that was ever accomplished last cycle and if it was, no way it happened before Season 4 7) No repeat winners Last cycle the Seattle Seahawks ran away on the league winning the first 3 super bowls and I believe 5 of 7 total. This cycle we have had a different winner each year. We have had 4 different teams compete in the big game with the Raiders (0-2) and Eagles (1-1) making it twice. 8) Morale of the League All of this competition has seen the morale of the league spike way up. We are reaping the benefits of this in content as well. The league is putting out fresh content regularly as it's no longer a two or three horse race. 9) Home field disadvantage This is mainly true in the NFC playoffs but the AFC seen it happen a year ago with the Raiders falling in the CCG. In three seasons, the NFC team with home field advantage throughout the playoffs has not made the SB at all. 10) The new rules This cycle TMFL implemented some great new rules and we are really reaping the benefits. First we will look at home team being respinsible for Game summaries. Last season we had over 5 pages of game summaries! Gone are the days where users were going 16-0 and not writing a single summary. This is allowing some of the users that might not be as good on the sticks to really contribute and feel like a part of the league. The next major rule change is the Probation rule. This has made filling teams easier since a user can come in and the team isn't gutted beyond repair. It is also increasing productivity from existing users so they don't wind up on probation going forward. Now everything can't be perfect. There have been a couple instances were users killed teams financially before leaving, but it is a much quicker fix than a gutted roster. I just wanted to put some of these things out there so we can not only recognize our great commissioner team of Black Republican Big Suge Knight and Cheez but also ourselves. I'm proud to be in this league with each of you guys and the competitiveness along with the content makes it not seem like a chore. Soo Great Job TMFL!