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Umm....I night killed a member of the mafia? Is that not good enough?

Gooch, what do you mean that you think Punisher is a 3rd party? You think there is a Punisher role outside of my Frank Castle role?

Now that you say that. No. After a quick Google search I now see that Frank Castle is now don't think there is a 3rd party and I do realize I should probably do research on a game I'm playing.

Allegedly cleared someone as town. I could just as easily come out right now and say... welp Rebel is town. Furthermore, what has Rebel, Digger, Justin, Metro, Jon or Powers contributed as town?

I don't have to ask them. I asked you. I think you are scum.

I think you've done a masterful job at pointing fingers in a number of different directions, really. Anyone who has questioned you you've immediately turned around and said HE'S SCUM! Really, excellent job deflecting.

Again, the only time I've done this has been...well, you. To think I've done anything "masterful" is nothing but a compliment. For that I thank you.

As for the phraseology and word choice, that word and there links the two together in one thought. "I believe that Powers AND Kirk are town"


Now you believe. Before you were certain.

Semantics? I'm still certain from what I was given.

People can vote with me, against me, or otherwise. I'm not going to encourage anything. Just pointing out things I've noticed and giving my own personal opinion on them. Vote whichever way you want to fellas.

So...a post with a bag full of nothing still. Cool.

If it turns out we're both telling the truth about ourselves, and I know that I am, well we've really made a mess of things lol.

If that is the have a reason for not playing very well, it's your first game. I'm just not any good at Mafia sometimes. Hahahaha. (Glad you are here, playing and active.)

I'll go ahead and give a spoiler. I'm vanilla town. I lucked out and was given an action night 1 to use during the next day. That's how I got Kirk's read.

Voting me off you only lose a vanilla townie...but you also lose a vote for the town.

You've contributed nothing to this game except for disagreeing with everything I've said.

Feel free to start a bandwagon. Gather your evidence of semantics. I encourage 4 other people (who won't include Kirk or Powers) to throw a vote on me. You'll lose a town vote.

I still think you are being coached by someone and we just haven't figured out who.

Unless there is evidence given by another player to determine what I've said is incorrect. My vote is going to say on Eli. His vote is going to stay on me. The best bet is to probably bandwagon one or the other.

If it's me, that's cool. Enjoy the next day phase.

I believe that Powers and Kirk are town. Losing the town cop night one was rough.

The sentence is structured based off of Powers first. I believe he's town. I don't know he's town. I know, from my response that Kirk is town. I think it's okay pertaining to English to tie the two together under the previous verb.

I won't be surprised if I get voted off, but I'm okay with it as well. So, feel free to lead a lynch mob. It'll suck for you the next day phase coming at me as hard as you have where I've cleared someone as town.

What have you contributed to the town's efforts?

So I'm just going to throw out there that, prior to this last post, Gooch has been saying 100% that Kirk is town, and now it's just "I believe." I don't know if that's just me reading too much into the language Gooch is choosing, or if it's an unintentional crack in the foundation of the assertions he's been trying to make.

I will continue to say if you're reading me as scum, you're not making a correct read.

And I'll kick off the voting by putting mine on Gooch.

Vote: Gooch

I want to encourage everyone to vote for me. You'll be in for a great surprise.

You've tried to hollow out my claim that Kirk is town because of semantics. I still got the same result and believe it to be true. But, with how defensive you are with no proof on the contrary, I guess my vote will go to you.

Vote: Eli

I believe we have a 3rd party with the Punisher coming in. I don't think that is a town role. We just haven't seen any action from them. Odds are this is a seasoned player who is waiting for more information to make their move.

I have no leanings on Rebel to scum or innocent, but I do feel like someone is trying to frame him as Pancho put a vote on him yesterday. So unless Rebel is outside of his mind as scum, killing Pancho would've been a poor play.

I still get a scum read from Eli and him being coached to say some of the stuff he's saying.

The gut instinct I have right now is on Jon. Jon threw a vote on Gates "to get the conversation started." Jon only threw a vote on Pancho who we now see was town. I think it's safe to say that Jon is one of the smartest players we have and even the subtle nuances of throwing a random vote on Gates would still, visibly, split himself from Gates.

I'm leaning on a vote for Eli or Jon, but I have absolutely no other information, just a gut instinct.

I believe that Powers and Kirk are town. Losing the town cop night one was rough.

League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: Today at 12:53:21 PM »

St. Paul cuts (T) Manaia Faamoana from their minor league affiliate. His deal was fully guaranteed, so he will still get his pay in full.

St. Paul signs (T) Manaia Faamoana to a 4 year deal worth $2.25mm and $250k in PR on the main roster.
The new contract for Mr. Faamoana is to be fully guaranteed as well.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: Today at 12:52:50 PM »
My apologies. I'll throw that on there now. I'm sorry I didn't re add that.

League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: Today at 12:43:41 PM »

St. Paul cuts (T) Manaia Faamoana from their minor league affiliate. His deal was fully guaranteed, so he will still get his pay in full.

St. Paul signs (T) Manaia Faamoana to a 4 year deal worth $2.25mm and $250k in PR on the main roster.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: Today at 12:27:51 PM »
My calculations show we can afford it. I'll send it all into the league. Thank you, sir. Looking forward to having him on the main roster.
Elsa, please call in Coach Seaton.
Coach, thanks for coming in. I'm trying to prescribe the issue with our passing game and the only thing I can see as the problem is Carr's arm strength. His accuracy isn't bad. When he gets it in the area, they catch it. Drops, outside of Quick, aren't an issue. The issue we see is that he's had over 50 PDs. We have corners that are having the game of their life against us that disappear for the rest of the season. I'm wanting to speak with Carr to see if he would put some personal focus on arm strength to zip the ball to his receivers faster to stop players from knocking them down. Do you feel like this is an accurate assessment of what's going on? I'm not a coach. I want to know your feelings on the matter before I call him in and give him advice that isn't conducive to success.

You've really never played before?

That's a sincere question with no jab in it at all.

You've really never played before?

My reads right now, without having a whole lot to back them up just my gut feeling, is as follows

Gooch/Kirk/Powers (scum reads)
Justin/Metro (null reads)
Rebel/Digger/Pancho (town reads)

Said from the start of this day that I still really suspect Kirk but I placed my vote where I did to try and get more information. What's the reasoning behind thinking I'm scum? Because of the early WIFOM assertion against Kirk? Seems pretty flimsy.

So I clear Kirk with no opposition...but he's scum...Powers makes a claim that no one opposes...but he's still scum. There is a town player who can give out nightly gifts that won't throw a vote on any of the 3 of us...but we are your reads...this defies logic.

I guess I'll throw my vote back on the one I think is the scummiest. Your logic makes no sense.

Vote: Eli

I have Eli in my scum reads but that's it. I know Kirk is town. I believe you are town. I don't get a scum vibe from Justin, though.

You're right.


Still didn't like that you came at me without considering a day action. But, it's a game.

Note it, big boy.

Well, looks like Eli didn't have to convince me.

I was given an action on N1 to use during the day and I used it.


Vote: Powers

Congratulations. You played yourself.

Yes. Didn't say who.

I was given the ability for a 1 time use.

Forum Games / Re: WWE Prediction Contest: Extreme Rules (2018)
« on: July 15, 2018, 02:10:17 PM »
AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax

James Ellsworth will be suspended above the ring in a shark cage.
Carmella (c) vs. Asuka

Dolph Ziggler (c) (with Drew McIntyre) vs. Seth Rollins

Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper and Rowan) (c) vs. Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane)

Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt (c) vs. The B-Team (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel)

Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley

Finn Bálor vs. Baron Corbin

Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens


The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) vs. Sanity (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain)


Which match opens up the main show? US Title Match

Guess the longest match time (closest gets the point)? 30:00

Guess the shortest match time (closest gets the point)? 4:30

Which match closes the show? Styles vs. Rusev

Guess the announced attendance (closest gets the point)? 12,450

How many total seconds do all the matches on the main card equal out to (closest gets the point)? 7500

What will the total score be in the Iron Man match? 2 to 1

First weapon used in the Extreme Rules match? Chair

Losing fall in both Tag Team Title matches (must get both right to get the point)? Rowan and Dallas

How many Superman Punches will Roman Reigns dish out? 4

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 15, 2018, 12:54:02 PM »
Wonderful, thank you!
Elsa, please get me in touch with Bobby Shapiro.
Bobby, I have an outside of the box idea that would get one of your clients a raise and get him playing HIFL football. I have Manaia Faamoana in our minor league system. I am not able to make call ups this week. What I would like to offer is to cut him from his current contract and then resign him to the same contract but with some extra PR. He would get half of the current contract for the life of it and then get the same on his current contract. So he'd be getting a raise, but in a round about way. Would this work with you?

League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: July 15, 2018, 12:42:03 PM »

St. Paul signs (K) Matthew Johnson to a one year deal worth $250k.

I'm just saying it's a ballsy play to claim you did something when someone else in the game actually did it.

I don't buy Powers' deal with "Vigging Gates." Grasping at straws.

vote Powers

if someone else will come forward saying they did it to prove him wrong I'll change my vote. Until then my vote stays.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:47:03 AM »
Let's move Fetu to Hagan's side this week and Davis by Wilson.

I feel like we have a good chance at victory this week. I'm sure you will have the team ready. I'm going to sign a few players, talk to a few, and then I'll send the paperwork to the league. Let's get that W, Coach!
Elsa, please get Anthony Campanelli on the line for me.
Mr. Campanelli, I'm wanting to sign your kicker, Matthew Johnson, to a contract. How does finishing the year on a $250k contract sound? 

Why didn't you kill anyone night 1?

Doesn't sound like that is his role.

To answer a question from yesterday. I was given the ability to check someone. I checked Kirk. It came back innocent.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 14, 2018, 05:05:41 PM »
That's the million dollar question. If we put him on Hagan's side, it really overpowers one side. That could cause damage...but it could also cause teams to run the opposite direction. If I put Davis over on Hagan's side, Davis could potentially disappear like Yee did, but Fetu could shine next to Wilson. What do you think would be most effective? Would you think it wise to overpower one side of the defensive line? Do you think teams would try to exploit that or would the risk be worth the reward?

Well that's an interesting turn of events. Pretty suspicious of Kirk still, but I'm going to roll with Metro today and back his vote.

Vote: Powers

"I expect rhyme and reason from Gooch...but hey, I'll just bandwagon a vote with no evidence because I like the cut of his jib today."

Any reason to follow Metro? My vote could be swayed.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:36:29 PM »
I think this is a game we can win if we play our game. I believe we can go and play spoiler in Alabama. They are a step behind us in the playoff hunt, I want to keep them behind us.

I was very impressed with Fetu in his debut. My plan this week is to put him at DT1. How do you think he's taken to our system? Coach Minter believed his personality would be a great fit for us. I know it's only been a week, but what is your initial assessment?

Vote: Eli

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:30:29 PM »
Haha, well played, Coach.

How has Alabama faired against the pass this year?

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:08:30 PM »
Yes, we are. I feel like cutting the fat was what we needed after the start of this season. I'm a guy who likes to be nice to people, but this isn't a nice game. If we want to win, I felt cutting those three was the best decision.

Let's talk Alabama. I feel like we can exploit their corners...but can Carr get it to our WR in a timely fashion? I'm tired of seeing guys have the game of their life against us. That's at least two weeks this year that we've played teams who have swatted many balls from the sky. We've already made the passes shorter. I don't know what else to do.

How does our secondary fair against Ortega this week? I'm confident in our run defense. Do you think we can stop their passing game with what we have in place?

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:32:48 PM »
Wow! Thank you, Ms. Snow! That is very generous of you! I will continue to do my best to make that a reality!

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:13:50 PM »
I appreciate the kind words. I love it here, too.

I believe this team can pull everything together and win.

Thank you for your faith in me, I will continue to work diligently to take the St. Paul Lynx to new heights.

League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:11:46 PM »

St. Paul cuts (DT) Brian Yee

St. Paul cuts (T) Russell Byrd

League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: July 13, 2018, 12:24:41 PM »

St. Paul cuts (K) Jesus Dyer

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:56:21 AM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?

It was a nail biter fore sure. Missed kicks and players disappearing is what went wrong. Every stat on the stat sheet shows a team that should've won this football game. The vast majority of our players play extremely hard and have bought into our system. But it only takes a player who takes a play off or isn't committed to his craft to miss an assignment to lose points. My goal is to build a team of men who are like minded in work ethic and desire to win. Across the board. We are getting close to that goal.

What went right was that our defense played a fantastic game. When our offense was functioning, we saw impressive things from the pass game. Adrian McCaffrey is having an amazing year. If we put all the pieces together at once, there's no telling how good this team truly is.

I hate losing at home. If we had made just one of the field goals that were missed, this would be a different conversation. 

2. Give us an evaluation of the first half of the season for your team, who has stood out both good and bad?

I feel like we are far better than our record indicates. On the positive side, I've been extremely impressed with AMC and Hagan. AMC is #2 in rushing yards and #1 in rushing TDs. Hagan has helped our defense go from one of the worst in run defense to the #1 team in rund defense. I've also been excited about the contributions of Eddie Brock.

I'm a bit disappointed in John Carr's production. I don't know what it is about our offense but when we play all the sudden their secondary has a PD party. We've had some drops, but there's something going on that I don't know how to fix. I have faith in John Carr. I signed him back for a reason, but I am disappointed in our production on the passing side. He can't help the drops, but the PDs are a different story. AMC is having a great year, 2nd in the league in rushing yards, he leads the league in rushing touchdowns and the only teams in the East who haven't produced more points than us are Milwuakee and Atlanta. I don't like that. 

This offense should have well over the 192 points that we've scored. 

3. With where you sit in the standings, how do you feel about your chances of meeting your owners expectations and how do you grade your performance as GM, what about your job security?

There are some expectations that we can now no longer make. There are a few we can still meet and I believe we will meet. I would grade my performance as a GM as an A. Our defense is one of the best in the league. We are #1 in stopping the run. AMC is having a great year. We've had guys who were prospects stepping up in big ways and we landed game changers in Hagan, Kidwell, Leake, Schwartz and others.

I feel like I have good job security. We have back to back conference championship games and were a blocked field goal away from the Impact Bowl. I still think this team is going to surprise people and we are a team that no one gets excited about playing because they will come out worse for wear. 

4. Who is your league-wide Mid-season MVP?  Who has been the most surprising under performer?

My league wide MVP would have to be Anthony Smith with DC. He already has 74 pancakes and has given up no sacks. He's on his way to being a HIFL legend and this season has been no exception. His ability to give his runners and QB more time have helped them more than they realize.

League under-performer would have to be Stephen Shelly with Las Vegas. I scouted him hard in college. I wanted to bring him to St. Paul. I thought he was going to be a premier QB, and he still could be. He's gotta stop losing the ball. Las Vegas has a defense of legendary proportions, I hope he thanks them on a regular basis because if they were average, Las Vegas might have problems. I'm still a Shelly fan, but I expected to see more.

5. Which of your division rivals has surprised you the most? How and Why?

I would have to say DC. Dazz left a good situation in Cleveland to a good situation. He could've kept things the way Jon build it, but he put his spin on it to success. I didn't agree with some of the moves Dazz was making in the offseason and actually felt pretty good about him moving some of the pieces he did because I thought that would make the team take a hit, but it didn't. Dazz put his winning touch on another franchise. We have two teams in the North East Division that are products of GM Dazz's ability as a GM. Both have his imprint on them. You could say he deserves the credit for taking two franchises and making them his own and seeing victories. No many GMs can say that. I expected a bump in the road, but DC is regeared and looking to make great things happen with Dazz's vision.

6. With the Trade Deadline coming up this week, Do you see yourself as a buyer, a Seller, or do you plan to hold fast with what you have?

I feel this team is still a great team that can win ball games. I'm not looking to move players to build for the future. I'm in between being a buyer and holding fast to what I have. There is always a spot for strategy and there will be changes made this week.

7. What is your opinion on the league's newly announced luxury tax rule, do you believe it is fair, and do you believe it will benefit the league?

I like it. I have benefited from being able to make moves that have other teams taking a lot of contracts. I've done that because it is legal. Now that there will be punishment, teams will be more hard pressed to stay within their salary cap completely. I can dig it, but until it becomes a rule, I am pleased with what I've been able to do with my team.

8. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to focus on most?

Another giant this week as we play Alabama. Never, and I mean never, count out GM Pancho. He will have Alabama ready to take care of their home field. He has gone all in for this year, as I have, and we are both sitting right outside of the playoffs. I don't like this feeling and he doesn't either.

The key to our victory will be doing what we are supposed to do. Playing tough football. And playing OUR game. We do that, we can win the ball game.

Absolutely my allegations against you are only talk. It's been one night...I have one action. I can confirm someone is town. That's the proof I have because we aren't allowed to share a message from the you've got all the proof you're going to get. You fighting it is scummy.

Keeping an eye on you.

That's not a bad idea.

Vote: Eli

The fact that Gooch is so adamantly "Kirk is town" makes me suspicious of him too. Almost is trying to hard to sway people in that direction. Sticking with my vote on Kirk for the time being though.

I play my hand pretty early. I know Kirk is town. That's not just me chirping in. I have proof, but that will be neglected.

If you think I'm scum, throw a vote on me, pal. See what happens.

Kirk is town.

I don't think Kirk is mafia. Just not playing scummy. I won't be throwing a vote on him and would recommend voting for others. Kirk is town.


If that’s the case why split the vote up?

That's what I was thinking. If it looks like a train is building on Kirk and you believe that Kirk and Eli are connected, why put a vote on Eli?

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:15:11 PM »
I like it! We will have it up soon! Welcome to the team!
Elsa, we are ready to lock in.

I want to move Su'a Fetu to DT3 and move Benny Madrid to DT4 on our depth chart.

Past that, we are ready to lock in.


League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:13:35 PM »

St. Paul spends $250k in PR to put up a bulletin board showcasing Su'a Fetu off the main road leaving the airport (to ensure opposing teams see it). It will have his picture. "Ia manuia le malaga" and "Enjoy your've been warned"

You boys are fun.

I've missed this.

Good to have you back Powers. Pancho, you're a delight.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:25:10 AM »
Billboard it is! I'll get with our guys and have that up as soon as possible! How do you like the catch phrase "You've been warned!" I'm going to put it by the airport, so it's the first thing opposing teams see...that way they have a chance to turn around and go home if they want to.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:18:21 AM »
Elsa, I believe I have corrected the issue. Will you send Su'a Fetu in when he arrives?
Su'a, my apologies on messing up the spelling of your name in the call-ups. I meant no disrespect. This is a big time for anyone, a dream come true to be called up to the HIFL and I have somewhat tainted that by not spelling your name correctly. I want to make sure that everyone spells your name the right way from now on as I feel you have a bright future here with the Lynx. I would like to spend $250k in PR for specialized shirts to be made for all the fans at our next home game. I will also mail these shirts to your family. I will get with our digital art person ASAP and have them mark up some great logos and you can choose the one you like.

Does that sound good? I hope that will extend a warmer welcome.

League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE III
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:08:41 AM »

St. Paul calls up (DT) Su'a Fetu from the minor league affiliate to the St. Paul Lynx main roster.

General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : ST. PAUL LYNX
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:04:22 AM »
That's not fun. I'll have to come up with something. Thank you, Elsa. Should we call security on the other guy that showed up or has he already been shown out?

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