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Surviving Summer League Rules

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Brutus    45

Surviving Summer League Rules

Classic Rom
with a few small tweaks:

Penalties reduced to 1 minute, instead of 2 minutes.
In the ROM, the teams will have their lines edited to reflect more accurate lines, reducing the start up time, and leading to better subs coming in during penalties/injuries, reducing the need to pause the game.   Less likely to have the "Seth effect" during exi's/regular games.

SO, it still will have the following:
WEIGHT BUG, NON-STATIC, INACCURATE RATINGS in game menu, HOME/AWAY advantages.
In other words, the ROM will play/behave exactly as the Classic Rom will come Vegas in the fall, minus the penalty adjustment and not having to edit your lines to avoid a disadvantage.
Coach has posted the ROM below.
 

Schedule

You will play each opponent ONE series.  The ONLY thing that counts on your record is if you own or lost the series, and that's what will go into the standings.
Default is BEST OF 5, but if both coaches agree, they can go for Best of 3, or Best of 7.
You can only use a team ONCE per series.
Based on your level of rank, your choice of teams to select from might be limited, depending on your opponent.
For A level coaches vs A level coaches, or B level coaches vs B level coaches, or C level coaches vs C level coaches, there are no limits on team selection.
For A level coaches vs B level coaches, the A level coach can pick from Team Group 2 & 3.  The B level coach has no restrictions.
For A level coaches vs C level coaches, the A level coach can pick from Team Group 3.  The C level coach has no restrictions.
For B level coaches vs C level coaches, the B level coach can pick from Group 2 & 3.  The C level coach has no restrictions.

The visiting team will always pick their team choice FIRST, then the home team selects.  EACH player will be individually ranked to start the season, and for the regular season, will be the ROAD team in a series.
(IE in a Best of 5 series, it goes 2-2-1, so the higher ranked player is handicapped as the lower seed.  Thus, they are on the road for games 1,2 & 5.)

Logging Games

We will use Aqua/Atomic's site to log each game and the scores/stats.  We will use a Google Doc sheet to track who won which series, and your overall standing. However, more games means you will have more stats to look at :)

Season Length/Start Date
Season will last 30 days, starting Junes 5th, and end July 5th, after American holiday.
Everyone who puts in a real effort will make the playoffs, and be seeded according to talent/effort.
 

IN THE PLAYOFFS:
Best of 7 series, each series, you can only choose a team once, with the same handicaps for levels, except the higher seed won't be on the road in the playoffs.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Over half of the league will be HARDCORE mode, looking to play every opponent, and be competitive on best series records, etc.  However, about a third of the league will likely be CASUAL players.  They might play 15 games, they might play 20 games, they might play 30.  The ONLY RULE REQUIRED TO BE IN THE LEAGUE is you FINISH ANY SERIES you start. 
REPEAT< FINISH ANY SERIES YOU START >

After the season ends, the guys who played enough series will be in the playoffs.  The others will be viewed as guys who enjoyed a casual summer league and had some great games.  I also will ask guys as the playoffs approach if they will be available to participate in the playoffs, and only guys who can/will complete their games will be put in the playoff tourney.

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corbettkb    6

Ha, I misunderstood this in my series with JV last night. As I am "A" and he is "B".  For one of the games he picked first and took Hartford a Group2 team, I was thinking I then had to pick one level below and choose a Group3 team and went Florida.  I see now that was not the case, I could have still picked a Group2 team.  It all worked out, so no big deal, however it would have been an interesting wrinkle to entice B players pick a team down a level.  This is fun already.  Thx Brutus! (&Atomic/Aqua!)

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Brutus    45
15 minutes ago, corbettkb said:

Ha, I misunderstood this in my series with JV last night. As I am "A" and he is "B".  For one of the games he picked first and took Hartford a Group2 team, I was thinking I then had to pick one level below and choose a Group3 team and went Florida.  I see now that was not the case, I could have still picked a Group2 team.  It all worked out, so no big deal, however it would have been an interesting wrinkle to entice B players pick a team down a level.  This is fun already.  Thx Brutus! (&Atomic/Aqua!)

Yeah, that would be a nice wrinkle.  Have to consider this next time we run this off.

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aqualizard    42

Yeah, I am still wrapping my head around the rules.  And I am sure, like Tex, there will be mixups.  But I like the idea behind it all!  It is cool to play different teams, and also cool to handicap the best guys.

It is not complicated, really.  But we are just used to following a set schedule, using the same team, where no thought is necessary whatsoever, you just play your game, either home or away.  We just need to get in the groove here. (With new rules, new ROM and new site.)  

 

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