Why am I running THIS league?

Discussion in 'TMFL' started by Shaun Mason, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    I've had a couple people ask me this question, and it's a good question. The only way to answer it to be transparent.

    From the TMFL launch, I had planned to transition to a next generation console. I however, didn't expect there to be so much resistance about this from some members of TMFL. It was one of those situations where I blindly expected people to follow my example, and that was short sighted. Also, I wasn't sure how to communicate that without killing the TMFL. The people I trusted to run a league were not going to stick around and play the game on Xbox 360.

    Outside of that, my situation in real life changed dramatically. To make a long story short without putting my whole life on TSO, I found out I'm going to be a father again, which complicated my already complicated situation (pending divorce). Work was extremely busy, and I had the opportunity for basically unlimited overtime, so I decided that working and putting some cushion in my bank account to help with baby expenses was far more important that playing Xbox. I'm still not sure how my gaming situation is going to be once my now fiance moves in, but she is pretty tolerant, and I think a game every 3 days is sustainable for me.

    Lastly, to be honest, the TMFL wore me out. I spent so much time trying to create a league that was "exclusive" and "exciting" in an attempt to ensure that there would be constant demand for spots (which is important in keeping a 32 man league full) that I really did the opposite; I alienated a great number of people who would have been perfectly good members. As a leader on the site, I should have used better judgement and created a culture where spots were desirable because the league is FUN, not because it is loud and visible. BobJr has done a great job doing this over in Hard Knocks.

    This is my attempt to start over, bring some guys I consider fantastic TSO member back into the fold. I realize that I've irritated many people and I'm trying to rectify that the only way I know how: own up to my mistakes and do a better job leading next time. So, as part of that plan, I'm reaching out trying to find solid, low maintenance members for a league that focuses on fun and friendship, not winning and volume. Instead of being exclusive I'm trying to be inclusive.

    So, if you are a Madden player, have an Xbox One, and want to play in a fun league, don't let the fact that I've been a dick in the past keep you from signing up. I promise you a different experience this time.

    If you have any comments, questions, feedback, feel free. Especially if it concerns what I can do to make this league more enjoyable than leagues I've ran in the past.

    Shaun
     
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  2. MoonBBad

    MoonBBad http://twitch.tv/moonbbad

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  3. Mike E

    Mike E Earth Rocker

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    dang, makes me want to get an xbox one. Well said.
     
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  4. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    Right? This is bullshit. Shaun's postings shouldn't have a bearing on whether or not I want to drop half a grand on an Xbox One now or wait for the next cycle.

    But it totally does.
     
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  5. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    Nice I see you own up Shaun as that takes a lot to do. I like the vision you have for this league and hope all goes well.

    That said, if I can do anything to ease the workload on you let me know- right now I have the time.
     
  6. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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  7. TEClemson53

    TEClemson53 Walk On

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    Congrats on the sex.
     
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  8. Emmdotfrisk

    Emmdotfrisk Working half days on my days off.

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    I'm glad I can call you a friend and let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
     
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  9. Masler

    Masler Moderator

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    I've starting setting money aside for the X1 and it shouldn't take too long now that I am working two jobs (FD finally got going).

    If you have a spot and will have me, I'll glady apply for a spot but I'll also remain in TMFL as long as it is around.
     
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  10. BobJr

    BobJr To each their own

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    Frisk is right. And I agree. You need anything le me know

    I couldn't do it without guys like frisk, and Ryty Cimmy24 controllerabuser DC and all those guys over there. They make it what it is. I just try to guide it a little.
     
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  11. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Dick
     
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  12. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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  13. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    Your vulnerability is appreciated Shaun. Even though I may not be a member of NextFL, if you need anything, don't hesitate to ask. Good luck with the league, and more importantly, good luck with your life changes outside of the community. Sometimes we are blessed in ways that are beyond our comprehension. Congrats and enjoy being a daddy x2!
     
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  14. HoundsOfHowl

    HoundsOfHowl Feed Me More....Football

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    Apology accepted...naw jk but congrats on the 2nd child though
     
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    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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  16. Danthraxxx

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    Ghost ?
     
  17. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

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    Do it. Don't be a bitch.
     
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  18. bawvu97

    bawvu97 Let's Goooooo Mountaineers

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    You do realize who you are speaking to :)
     
  19. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    The quality of bitchness or lack thereof has absolutely zero bearing on my checking account.

    EAD, Eric! :(
     
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  20. The Richuation

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    I will miss the hard ass Shaun Mason... That swift, heavy hand, unrelenting 48 hour advances, and non-negotiable sliders. Those were the days.
     
  21. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    I can be a hard ass when necessary, I just would prefer to not have to be.
     
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  22. Danthraxxx

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    That's what she said ?
     
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  23. MoonBBad

    MoonBBad http://twitch.tv/moonbbad

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    If that is what she said I think Shaun has bigger problems. I was just in Mexico and could have scored him some Viagra.
     
  24. Danthraxxx

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    Dude getting Viagra in Mexico is about as safe as getting an AIDS vaccine in Africa I bet
     
  25. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    Or heroin in anywhere.
     

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