Its time..... I've let the discussion simmer for quite awhile and thankfully someone (BigK44 ) stepped up with an alternative proposal. View this thread for a refresher. Honestly its a lot to take in so I'll try to summarize. Proposal 1: If it ain't broke don't fix it This is our normal schedule process and gives us ample time for playoffs and plans well ahead for the draft etc to make sure key dates aren't missed. Lowest risk option Takes the most time Playoffs are still played 2 Weeks between S5 Draft and S6 Draft S7 Start of 5/26 Proposal 2: Fockerian Schedule Gain a week (less downtime between games being played by all teams) Slightly more risk with condensed schedule Playoffs are no longer played so places more emphasis on team building/GM aspect 1 Week between S5 Draft and S6 Draft S7 Start of 5/19 Proposal 3: BigK Schedule Introduces the most risk as their are multiple changes Condensed schedule but still allows Playoffs to be played instead of simulated Requires tight deadlines for some advance periods that cannot be broken. Less flexible than other proposals. Simulates 1 FA period (FA period 2, the least active/least amount of player sign during this period IMO) 2 Weeks between S5 Draft and S6 Draft S7 Start of 5/19 That's about as good of a job as I can do to summarize. The only other thing I'd like to note is that this shouldn't change anything for a hypothetical season 8. Based on our normal pace a full season from Resignings to Superbowl takes us about 2 months leaving us, no matter which proposal chosen, limited time to get in an 8th season. Whether we finished around mid or end of July I don't believe there would be enough time for an 8th season.... at least not a full one. Its possible we could simulate to week 8 or something like that for season 8 and then finish out strong but we'll cross that road when we get there. I just didn't want that influencing people's opinion's on the vote. Hopefully you all will take the time to read the proposals in that thread in detail and come to a decision on your own. Or perhaps you just want to make sure that we Sim the playoffs so the decision is much easier for you. Regardless, I hope you all understand that it was never my intention to change the format of the league but given the support of making some changes I felt like it was good to vote on it. Also keep in mind this is not some final vote - I'm still going to do what I think is best for the league ALWAYS. But now is the time to speak your mind and vote on a proposal.