TSO State of the Leagues Address '12

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  1. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Tradition Sports Online Community,

    Today, the TSO management team (RynoAid, Drifterbub, Emmdotfrisk, HackGolfer and I) is happy to announce the Premier League linup for the upcoming NCAA '12 release. As a community, we had a lot of discussion about how to handle this and after taking that into account, we came together as a management team and set our plans.

    Like I personally stated multiple times in those very long discussions, the purpose of this is to provide our Premier membership group an opportunity to form and play in Premier Leagues, without carrying members into those leagues who do not represent the core values of TSO. In short, we want these leagues to be filled with the best of the best, held to a higher standard, and ultimately, we wanted these leagues to be the goal of our membership.

    Along with these new leagues, we are putting into place a new expectation of commissioners and the members they lead. To help accomplish this, as well as provide more opportunity for more deserving people, we have decided that some changes were necessary to allow each premier member to be invested in their premier league.

    Starting with NCAA Football '12:
    • There will be a "1 premier league per premier member" policy. This includes commissioners.
    • There will be one commissioner per league, and that commissioner will be held responsible for the members in their league.
    • Management will be actively monitoring the status of leagues in regard to promotion/demotion.
    • Foundation Members will be allowed to be in two premier leagues if they desire, but with two restrictions. First, they must pick one premier league as their initial league and drop the other league. Second, if they still wish to be in two premier leagues, the may apply to be in the draft pool (more on the draft in a bit), but they will only be available for selection AFTER all other premier members requesting a spot have been selected. If you wish to be in two leagues, in most cases we would love to have you as a non-premier commissioner, or member.
    • In the future, hopping from league to league will not be tolerated. If you leave a premier league, you are not allowed to join another without management approval. We expect Premier Members to be year long gamers. Obviously, extreme circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
    Once these leagues are announced, we expect the premier league commissioners to solidify their roster for the upcoming game release. Some of your members will be forced to leave or at the least pick between your league and another. Management expects this to be done in a respectful manner for all parties involved. Secondly, we expect the commissioners to prune the dead weight from their league. This is soley at the commissioners discretion, as they will be responsible for the behavior and activity of the members they represent.

    Finally, there will be open spots available in Premier Leagues due to the effects of the policies already outlined. As has been discussed before, these spots will be filled via a draft.

    I will post a thread for members to express intrest in entering the draft. They will be required to provide some information as to their gaming habits and styles so the commissioners have a better idea who to draft.

    About the draft:
    • Only Premier Members can apply for selection.
    • The draft order will be disclosed later.
    • The draft will be a reverse snaking draft (i.e. the league with the #1 pick will pick last in the second round).
    • As noted above, the pool will be first Premier Members without a league, then Foundation Members.
    • Members have the right to refuse their selection, but they will drop to the below Foundation Members in the draft pool.
    • Post the draft, a trade period will be available where commissioners may choose to swap members based on management approval.
    After the draft, this draft pool will be maintained, and openings (due to whatever) in the future will be pulled from this pool.

    The Premier League Roster for NCAA '12 will be:
    Xbox League (Commissioner)
    1. The Tradition (Hellisan)
    2. The Deuce (Drifterbub)
    3. The Trifecta (bravejaf)
    4. The Experience (JCspartan2)
    5. Unnamed Dynasty (RynoAid)
    6. Unnamed Dynasty (Dru50)
    7. The Legacy (HovaTheGodMC)
    8. Hard4Yards (DirtyCashDylan)
    9. The Redshirts (Pagamer07)
    PS3 League (Commissioner)
    1. Saturday Heroes (HackGolfer)
    2. Cream of the Crop (G-Unit)
    3. BCS Chaos (JerzeyReign)
    4. Sim-Nation (Archie Griffin)
    5. Z2H (sabo911)
    Please post questions below. Keep it constructive, I will be moderating this thread heavily.
     
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  2. Randiesel75

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    Well said, great work TSO management!
     
  3. niuhuskie224

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    If anyone has questions on this, you didn't read it. Straight and to the point. Answers all necessary questions.

    Has me even more excited for 13 weeks from now.
     
  4. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    *pokes head out of papers and research*
     
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  5. controllerabuser

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  6. Iron Mickey

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    good to see the Deuce made the cut
     
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  7. nikpin

    nikpin Universitas Brunensis

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    So does a non premier league that is going premier have the option to retain all qualified members that wish to make the jump?
     
  8. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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  9. Shaun Mason

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    Qualified is at the discretion of the commissioner.
     
  10. H22APWRD94

    H22APWRD94 RG3 Bandwagon

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    Go back to sleep Noles, you still need 30 pages....double spaced is cheating.
     
  11. Cheez

    Cheez TSO's 1,000,000th Poster

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    Are these going to be newly created leagues, or ones that are already in existance? If ones that already exist, when can we expect to hear which ones they will be?
     
  12. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    A draft? Let me practice my fake smile :) and work on my me first make up.​
     
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  13. Hova

    Hova Live Action. YiYiYi!

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    Looks like a plan.
    Can we get an official list of foundation members posted somewhere?
     
  14. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    So, commissioners can "swap" members? am i reading that correctly?
     
  15. Shaun Mason

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    They are new leagues.
     
  16. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    They should know who they are.:) But I have a partial list.
     
  17. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    For a short window drafted members can be swapped, and with our approval.
     
  18. Nautica

    Nautica #whatisdrugs?

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    Absolutely awesome Shaun, great job to all of management here. I think this is a system that is going to make everyone happy.
     
  19. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    There is going to be some discomfort this year, but it will only happen this year.
     
  20. JrRawlins

    JrRawlins People hate me cause they aint me...

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    there is no such thing.....
     
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  21. Nautica

    Nautica #whatisdrugs?

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    I think guys will be fine with it, if someone truly isn't cool with these rules then they really don't understand what you, ryno, and the rest of management are trying to shape this community to be...the best out there.

    I feel the need to insert a gif here

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  22. Hova

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    When is the plan for the draft? Hopefully before the release of 12
     
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  24. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Soon.

    I expect people to pick their leagues and commissioners to get me a roster ASAP.

    When I get off work (or free at work) I will post more.
     
  25. Shaun Mason

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