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  1. The Orlando Apollos are up! The default champs(per Spurrier) have a few changes to their set. The blue jersey now has the white shoulders to match the all white's look. I have changed up the front of the shoulders to mimic the dynamic curves in the logo and added a few stars on each side the add to the space theme. Up next:
  2. Here is an update on the showboats. I agree the numbers didn't work, I was on the fence but didnt want to have both first teams have block numbers. Poor judgement. I can see the complaint about monochrome red. Its very "color rush" I kinda like it still and more so I fear they would end up looking too similar to San Antonio eventually. A team with a name like "showboats" should have a a flashy feel IMO. Thanks for the feed back!
  3. Hi friends! I was really disappointed when the AAF folded. I felt they had some great logos and visuals and I really like the idea of spring football. I really think it would have worked great and eventually improved the NFL by developing talent. This got me thinking what if the NFL were to fund the whole project. Make it a development league for the NFL. It really got my mind turning with some idea of how this could work. I'll lay out my thoughts then get too the concepts: In this league there will be 16 teams. This is double what there was before but with the potential of crossover with NFL players support, this amount could be realistic from a personnel stand. The 8 original teams will all be returning and there will be 8 new teams. The new teams will be derived from other previously defunct leagues (USFL, FXFL, UFL, WFL) these identities may be tweaked or relocated. In my mind I see Roger Goodell buying the rights to anyone who ever challenged the NFL in a power move ala Vince Mcmahon buying WCW and ECW. Each of the teams will have two parent clubs from the NFL, one from the AFC and one from the NFC. The teams will consist of 60 players broken down in the following manner: each NFL team supplies 25 players -- 10 offensive, 10 defensive, and 5 flex players that may include special teamers or anyone else. The remaining 10 players will be signed as free agents by the AAF club independentl . The free agents may only sign 1 year contracts. The pro players must meet the following criteria: they are either still within their rookie contract OR have played in less than 20% of snaps in the previous season. This league would play a 10 game season, with a two week 4 team playoff. The season would begin in May after the NFL draft and conclude in August. This means the season will be completely independent from the NFL season avoiding any conflicts. The league is divided into two conference and here are the identities known thus far: As you can see the original AAF teams are slotted, and there are two teams that will be revealed in this first post. I wanted to make sure to do one recent team and one that is being brought back. The first team is one of my favorites from the AAF, the San Diego Fleet. Honestly I really didn't change a whole lot. As you can see on both the jersey and helmet each player will have a patch/decal to represent which parent club they represent. Free agent players will not have these. The Fleet will continue to play at the SDCCU Stadium. The next club moved north on the Mississippi. When I started this project I really wanted to recreated the Memphis Showboats from the USFL and honestly almost didn't just be because Memphis already had a team. I gave thought to moving the Express but decided it would be best to leave the original teams where they were. St. Louis was somewhere that I thought deserve a club after the Rams left and with a showboat history there it seemed like a good fit. They will play their home game at The Dome at Americas Center. I really hope this is a fun series for you all to look through, I have all of the teams done and organized, I just need to do their uniforms. I will alternate between "current" teams and rebooted teams. I wanna throw credit where it belongs here. First the Uniforms and helmets- the Nike hypercool Football template I'm using came from the board here, it was posted by user MattWilcox and he gives credit to a couple other guys as well. I may tweak a line here and there and add to it but those guys made it. Theres a link to that thread embeded to this post. Of course I dont own most of these logos. None of the NFL ones, none of the original AAF ones either. The reboots teams will be a combination of the original concepts and new elements. Some will be recolored, tweaked, fully redesigned. I will try to give credit on a post by post basis but if you have questions feel free to ask. ENJOY (up next: Zeus+Leto= )
  4. Hi guys. Been a while since I've been on here but Im needing some of that wonderful feedback this board is so awesomely known for. Anyone who has seen my work on here had probably seen my personal "windell works" brand. I use it as the face of the freelance work I do locally. I wanted to modernize it a bit and clean it up. Here is the old logo and the new look as well. Which is better? More current? Clean? What could I do better? OLD: NEW:
  5. I think this method will work much better for me. Here are the last few days: PDC 9/2 COL 4 - NJ 0 OTT 3 - PIT 4 MAI 4 - TAM 1 9/3 LA 1 - BOS 4 SEA 3 - ATL 4 MIA 0 - FRG 4 COL 4 - ARI 4 CHI 3 - POR 4 (ELIM) DAL 1 - DEN 4 9/4 LA 2 - NO 4 SEA 1 - OKL 4 PIT 3 - TOP 4 TAM 0 - TC 4 LV 4 - IND 1 (ELIM) CAL 2 - NAS 4 9/5 SJ 4 -NY 3 SF 4- NJ 0 HOU 3 - BOS 4 (ELIM) 9/6 MIL 4 - ATL 2 SJ 1 - FRG 4 SF 1 - ARI 4 PDRL 9-2 OMA 2 - ORL 4 (ELIM) LOU 4 - DET 2 ALQ 4 - NH 3 9-5 ALA 4 - VAN 2 UTH 4 - MON 0 IOW 1 - OMA 4 9/6 DET 1 - VAN 4 MON 0 - NH 4 (ELIM) SAC 0 - UTH 4 And here are the updated standings: I will be trying to do updates every 3 days approximately. But I do leave Thursday and won't be back in town til Monday. So there may still be a long stretch or two every now and then.
  6. So I need some advice... Im not really enjoying doing this as much as I thought. This surprises me because Ive always enjoyed simulating sports on video games and seeing how things play out. I feel like I do enjoy seeing how the standings change. I really think its the results sheets. Its so darn time consuming. I want to see how this plays out but I found my self frustrated with the workload it takes to produce. Would you be alright if I just typed up the results every few days or so and then posted the updated standings page? Sorry.
  7. I feel like both logos so far a a great leap forward. However, the old patriot hat was a real strong point of the old look and the new one is a bit confusing with no highlights or low lights to see where its "3D" shape is. It would be possible to stay with the new shape but it could use a bit of work. I would go with the old hat on the new look myself. The red on the hat would balance out the red on the bottom of the logo. Great work!
  8. I guess with strict schedule I had for the team releases and the way the season got started it would have been safe to assume that Id be able to post everyday. (Truthfully I would like to) But with school that just not plausible all the time so you may see a gap between my posts like this. I will catch ya up as soon as I can. Heres the last 3 days: And the updated standings (Drillers fixed) Sorry for the delay and I apologize in advance for the rest of the season because it will have again Im sure.
  9. The first Sunday matinee' New York has a team worth rooting for as they sweep the Reign. Nashville and Calgary also win 4-2 Tomorrow the PDRL is back and the PDC keep on rolling.
  10. Ill fix that right away.But it may not show for a few days on the standings sheets (already done) And for tonight the Sprint Off for the PDC. Two big city matches from opposite ends of the states. and it kind of flopped. Chicago came out and really shut down Miami in south beach and Seattle ran through NJ with basically a perfect game. Not very competitive of a debut but these things happen. Opening weekend continues tomorrow.
  11. Heres todays results: Home teams take the day. Including a big come from behind win from Montreal. Standings:
  12. Went with option two and heres the results! Quite a bit to look at here. A little bit of everything happened in the first few days. The first game went 7 sets. Norfolk got an early Eliminator win. Alabama got a sweep. Omaha and Sacramento just went back and forth the whole way. Here are the updated standings: Well be back to the normal one day per day schedule tomorrow. Cheers.
  13. So much of what you said I really like. You may be my favorite philly on the boards. For right now Im going to stand firm on the alignment. Im happy with having smaller markets represented and that unfortunately left some bigger cities like Canterl...or uh Washington DC out. I have said before that a small expansion could happen if the leagues popularity grows. Well see. As far as the rules of the game I hate that you brought up such good points up 3 days into the season. I want to implement the 7 games and the eliminator only after the second set. I just am not sure how to do it at this point. Ive came up with 4 options that Ill need a few votes on to help me decide how to do it. 1. Don't change anything- just have to make this an option too 2. Rerun - Just three days in I wouldn't mind resimulating the season so far. 3. Bonus points - Give one set to each team that has had a game played so far and just pretend it worked out that way. 4. Different league different rules. - I could make the PRDL have the old rules and the PDC and LPDC have the new rules. (this last one is all more work for me.) Pick one for me (votes by this evening will be considered)
  14. Hey no hate on Bronys. It one of the few show my daughter watches that I truly enjoy watching with her. But yea the rules are laid out in the first couple pages of this thread and the original thread: Here are the results for today: A few 3-1 games today including 2 games where the home team took the first set only to have the road team storm back with 3 straight sets. And here is an alt I finished up last night The Boston Gaels
  15. This is what's interesting. It would be unlike any other pro sport in that it can vary so much. I would imagine a two hour time slot for a full 5 set game. A solid defensive game could run over. A 1 set eliminator game may have to have reruns of Seinfeld lined up to fill a void as it could be over in a half hour. I love the unpredictability of it.
  16. Day two. A little more competitive today. Detroit looked to carry in some momentum and seem in control before losing via the eliminator in set 3 with a 2 set lead. In other action Iowa and Montreal both won by a score of 3 sets to 1. Updated Standings:
  17. Starting the first day of competition today. The match times on the schedule won't exactly line up with when the results get presented. Case in point today Im posting them in the morning despite the games being scheduled for the evening. Its all good though. Here how they will be presented each day. The first few days of games only feature the PDRL with 3 games each day. These were all fairly one sided. Detroit won with the Eliminator in the first frame to send the home crowd happy. Montreal won in 3 straight sets over Omaha. Lastly NH looked to keep the home dominance up taking the first set before falling to Orlando via the eliminator in the second set. This is how the standings will be presented through out the season. Pretty blank so far. Here we go!
  18. Tonights Alts are Buffalo, San Antonio, and Omaha. CCCAE
  19. Alt for the day: Calgary Drillers: The Sacramento Quails: The Oklahoma Dream: Sad News: Im going to concede my timeline I spoke of the other day. School started today. Other deadlines for me. Im just gonna have to get these last alts don't when I can. Still have a fair collection left unreleased so you'll still get a few a day for the next couple days. Sorry. CCCAE
  20. Great set design and logo. Only change you might consider is flipping the colors on the logo for the home shirt. (Tan scorpion Red outline)
  21. Alt set of the day: The Albuquerque Ants: The New Hampshire Whitetails: And the the Ottawa Highlanders: CCCAE
  22. Also I know some of you are going to be curious as to how the simulation works so heres a peek in to my madness: As you'll remember the Matches are divided into a maximum of 5 sets. In this spread sheet I have set up 10 random number generators with the the bottom being 1 and the top being determined by the numbers I put in at the bottom. The top end starts at 50 and works its way up. For example the home team gets a 5 point boast to begin with for playing at home. The the number can change based on records: for example if a team is 4.5 games ahead of another they will get a 9 point boost. So If the home team had a home court boost of 5 and the away team was 4.5 games better that would balance out to a 4 point advantage for the away team and I would put in 54 for the away and 50 for the home. I have the colored squares to show me which is the higher number so I can read the results quick so based on the just the colors in the example the home team would win 4 of the 5 sets, but because they wouldn't play the last one (match already clinched) it would be officially scored 3 sets to 1. (set wins are recorded for tie breaking) The eliminator rule is where it gets saucy. Remember a match can end at any point if the eliminator hits its target. I have figured this in by making the # 50 count as a win by eliminator. The green colored dot shows me that. It makes eliminator wins roughly a 1 in 50 shot in each set. But roughly a 1 in 5 chance it will happen in the game. If a team wins via eliminator they will automatically win 3 sets regardless of when in the match it happens. In the example above the away team wins the 3rd set by the eliminator despite losing the first two sets. This match would end after the 3rd set and scored 3-2 in favor of the away team. If an eliminator win pops up after the match would have already be clinched it will not be scored as it would have never played. This method of simulation will give me the following stats for standing purposes: Wins, losses, set wins, set losses, eliminator wins, and eliminator losses. Standings will be determined by: 1. Winning percentage (wins/total games played) 2. Most sets won 3. Fewest sets lost 4. Most games won via the eliminator 5. Fewest games lost via the eliminator ---> If still tied at this point and a playoff spot, or play off position is up for grabs a single playoff game will be played on a neutral court. Now just to remember the post number later on for when some one asks how it all works.
  23. Just laid out my plans for the alts going forward. There are 30 teams that you haven't seen yet. I have 14 of those 30 done. I will be releasing them in sets of 3 each day for the next 10 days. I should be able to finish the other 16 as we move forward. I've been doing 2 a day comfortably and that gives me a 1.6 per day window. The reason Ive set such deadline for myself it Saturday the 27th is when the real PDC season begins. The first 5 days are just PDRL games. (As a side note I started simulating and recording the first two days today, Its a really fun process and i expect you'll like it. I won't work too far ahead because I want some of the same suspense you'll have) So anyway thats what you should expect going forward sans any hiccups.