BASICS AND APPLYING FOR A TEAMThe League (Name TBD), will be a professional league with teams based in markets across the United States. Expansion into international markets will not be allowed for now, but might be in the future. The League format (conferences, divisions, playoffs, etc.) will be determined based on the number of teams in the league, and therefore will be reliant on those who sign up for teams.
Teams consist of multiple players that are abstracted into different position groups:
- QB (QB)
- RB (RB and FB)
- WR (WR and TE)
- OL (C, OG, OT)
- DL (EDGE and INTERIOR)
- LB (OLB and MLB)
- DB (CB and S)
- Specialists (K, P, KR)
These modifiers are on a play-by-play basis. Positive modifiers to OL and RB help on run plays, and QB and WR help on pass plays. For the defense, the DL bonus is applied on run plays, and the DB bonus is applied on pass plays. The LB bonus will be applied to either run or pass if the proper defense has been called (run or pass). K bonuses count for kicking field goals, P bonuses for punts, and KR for returning kicks/punts.
A Team’s OFF rating is the sum of their QB, RB, WR, and OL scores. A Team’s DEF rating is the sum of their DL, LB and DB scores. A team’s ST rating is their K, P and KR score.
Each team has a home “market”. This market is their home and is where they play their games. Teams can never lose their home market. Depending on teams’ success year to year, they may add markets, lose markets (except for their home), or not change.
Markets are important because this is what generates revenue for your team. Revenue can than be used to bring in FAs (abstracted as being able to roll to upgrade skills). There are two types of markets, major and minor. Major markets make more money that minor markets. The money that markets make is dependent upon the team’s success, but major markets will always make more than minor markets in equal situations.
When teams are able to expand their markets, the team owner will choose which market that is adjacent to any market they already control. Major markets can have multiple fan bases, but they will then be treated as minor markets for the sake of how much income they generate if that is the case. Other teams cannot expand into a market that is the home of another team. Minor markets are “controlled” by the team that has them, so teams may NOT share minor markets. In the future, there will be a mechanism for wresting control of a minor market away from another team, but that will be determined later.
When prospective owners apply for a team, they must declare their home market and then the city that will act as their home base. The market can be major or minor, but remember, major markets are guaranteed to make more money. The markets and cities that may be chosen as the home city for a team are listed here:
|BOS||Boston||Boston, Hartford, Providence|
|KC||Kansas City||Kansas City|
|LA||Los Angeles||Los Angeles|
|NO||New Orleans||New Orleans|
|NY||New York||New York City|
|SD||San Diego||San Diego|
|SF||San Francisco||San Francisco, Oakland|
|SLC||Salt Lake City||Salt Lake City|
|STL||St. Louis||St. Louis|
|DC||District of Columbia||Washington D.C.|
|MI||Michigan||Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids|
|MIL||Milwaukee||Milwaukee, Green Bay|
|NV||Nevada||Las Vegas, Reno|
|OKC||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma City|
|PE||Prince Edward Island||Charlottetown|
|SA||San Antonio||San Antonio|
|WTX||West Texas||El Paso|
Here is the map that will be used to determine what markets are adjacent:
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For the purposes for adjacency, Alaska will be considered adjacent to: SEA, POR, OR, and NCA. Hawaii will be considered adjacent to: SD, LA, SF, and NCA. AK (Alaska) is considered adjacent to BC (British Columbia) and NT (Northern Territories). BC is adjacent to SEA (Seattle), WA (Washington), and MT (Montana). AB (Alberta) is adjacent to MT. SK (Saskatchewan) is adjacent to MT and DAK (Dakota). MB (Manitoba) is adjacent to DAK. ON (Ontario) is adjacent to MIN, SUP (Superior), DET (Detroit), OH (Ohio), CLE (Cleveland), PIT (Pittsburgh), and BUF (Buffalo). QU (Quebec) is adjacent to SYR (Syracuse), and NE (New England). NB (New Brunswick) and NS (Nova Scotia) are both adjacent to NE.
APPLYING FOR A TEAM:
I will set up a forum that will house applications. To apply for a team, go to this forum and create a thread: https://www.simfba.com/index.php?forums/team-applications.116/
Title your thread as the Preferred Regional Identifier and mascot for your team. A regional identifier can be a city, state, (like Arizona Cardinals), or geographical area (like Carolina). Please make it relevant to where your market is located. In your post, please include the following information:
- Your username
- The market you wish to base your team out of
- The city that you want to be your home
- An appropriate, and unique three letter abbreviation for your team
- The name that you want for your home stadium
- Any current DFL coach that referred/goaded you into applying for a team
- A logo
- A GM and/or coaches name
- Any backstory to you or your team
I will use a computer program to roll for your positions and create your team randomly. When that is complete, I will post your team to the teams page and ping you in the post.