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AALoA Madden Commish: the_EDJ
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the_EDJ
NCAA 11, 12, 14; Madden 15 Champ
NCAA 11, 12, 14; Madden 15 Champ
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LocationOmaha, NE
Fave NFL Team : Chicago Bears
Fave NCAA Team : Nebraska Cornhuskers

2016 Season: Week 1 Open

on Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:14 pm
First topic message reminder :

2016 Season: Week 1



Welcome to a new year of Madden! In years past I’ve asked for MVP recommendations, or players to spotlight that you’re excited about. But nobody pays any mind to it, and it's a wasted effort.  All that I ask is that you post a bit more often in the weekly game threads. It can be a simple blurb about how your game finished. It can be how your rookie is developing, or anything else.

PLEASE check the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. I've cut a handful of items out to make things simpler.  Ignorance is not an excuse.
The key sticking points are calling several different plays. The same play more than a few times can be considered spamming. Keeping a sim-style depth chart. And 4th down rules spelled out. I think the game is very balanced as it is, and some of the gameplay rules we used to have were bogging things down.

Streaming of games is mandatory. Make sure your twitch account is set up. Make sure that auto-archive is turned on. You have to turn that on via the twitch website. It can't be done from the console. User games only need one person streaming.

Scouting reports are a huge help. There’s a dedicated sub-forum for that.  Each user will have a Scouting Reports thread where you can post what you've seen, or how you've stopped a key look/play.  I've included a video player to each user's twitch feed so you can watch their game live while reading their scouting report and chat on the forum simultaneously. It's not pretty, but it's functional.  Madden’s gameplan feature will also be a huge help to understand how often your opponent blitzes, or runs inside versus outside.

Make sure you're in the AALoA Community page on the PS4. You can find it under my PS4 profile page. Regular updates will get posted there as reminders. And that's where I'll send event invites for the draft and major games like the Super Bowl.

I hope you're all excited and ready to go.  I'm a bit less prepared to start this year. I have a lot of things going on. Thursday, the 15th I'm leaving town for several days. So I'm hoping Pitt and Commando can hold things down and advance.  I should be back on the following Monday, the 19th. Then it's Destiny's expansion release, and for some reason, I'm still fucking addicted to that game and it might occupy a bit of my time.

Free agency will go live on Tuesday night at 10 pm EST. Everything is open then.
Be ready for a major PS4 update though. That might take some time to download/install. (Source)

Prepare for 72 hour advances.

Weekly Matchups


User vs User GamesUser vs CPU Games
Vikings vs Titans*Panthers 
Bears vs TexansEagles 
Raiders vs SaintsBills 
Buccaneers vs FalconsChargers 
Packers vs JaguarsJets 
Giants vs CowboysRams 
Lions vs Colts
*Patriots vs Cardinals
Steelers vs Redskins
*Capeman and D-stylez have still not joined. You can
play the CPU if you want, or try scheduling with them.

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Two league titans return. One a found member, and one a longtime vet with a lot of rust to shake off before he's kicking our asses again. Illmatic is on yet another new team, in a crowded, and talented NFC East. Mustard is back to doing his best Jerry Jones impersonation. Can't wait to see these two face off.

Week advances no later than Thursday night.


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Steel Pitt
NCAA 11, 13, 14 BCS Champ
NCAA 11, 13, 14 BCS Champ

Re: 2016 Season: Week 1 Open

on Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:14 pm
the_EDJ wrote:Last game is GoBucks614. I'd assume he gets it played asap.

Then Pitt or Commando can advance Thursday evening as soon as they're home. Have a great weekend guys. See ya next week.

I'll take a look when I get home tonight (around 7PM EST) if the Jets game was played.  

Just a heads up for everyone though ... if EDJ runs the league as he has in past seasons, the weekly advance won't be held up for User/CPU games so make sure you get those done sooner rather than later.
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Steel Pitt
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LocationNew York
Fave NFL Team : Pittsburgh Steelers

Re: 2016 Season: Week 1 Open

on Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:21 pm
Anyone of my future opponents want to schedule an alternate uni game in advance?  Color Rush game?  Maybe we break out the 80's joints?

Btw, I believe Eagles color rush uniforms are All-Black.

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Re: 2016 Season: Week 1 Open

on Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:21 pm
Steel Pitt wrote:Anyone of my future opponents want to schedule an alternate uni game in advance?  Color Rush game?  Maybe we break out the 80's joints?

Btw, I believe Eagles color rush uniforms are All-Black.
Yeah they are all black and if we played I would def do color rush. If anyone else would lie to do color rush als who plays me, let me know.
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nickoftime780
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Re: 2016 Season: Week 1 Open

on Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:24 pm
Mine are all light blue so I'm in for a rush jersey game if anyone's go with the light blue of the Titans
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