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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 19, 2018, 09:00:38 PM »
S10 WEEK 14

1. Talk us through your Week 12 Game, What did you like, what didn't you like?

I'd like to thank GM Powers for respecting tradition and rolling out the red carpet for us once again. Sometimes the gifts you already know you're getting are the best ones. In all seriousness, yet another slow start had me worried, but the whole team stepped up and got the job done. Elias will get all the column inches, and they're deserved, but this was a team effort... as every Dragons victory is. DGB and Crawford got the TDs, but Griswold is a workhorse and his performance deserves to be highlighted. Storm-Force are relentless and keep the yards ticking over game after game. The defence looked more comfortable, which is good for this season but is something we're going to have to address in the offseason. Overall, I'm pleased with how pro-active we were on both sides of the ball. In the middle of the season we were far too passive, just waiting for things to happen, but the changes we've made have brought back the aggressive play I like to see.

2. Talk about anything interesting you around the league...

The Lynx are having yet another 2nd half revival. I don't know what it is about GM Gooch teams that makes them look so bad early on and then seemingly unstoppable late in the season. Too much BBQ in preseason, perhaps.

3. Talk about your game this upcoming week, what do you need to do to win?

DC are coming off a loss in an ugly game. They're a team that just hasn't been able to impose themselves on games this season. I think that if you can frustrate their RBs and force the ball into Rizzo's hands, you're in with a chance. We can't start slowly in this one. If you let them get a lead, they will pound the rock at you, wear down your defence and make the clock your enemy.


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Coach, I'm delighted with that. Not many victories I like better than ones that put GM Powers in his place... except maybe the ones against GM Jon.

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 19, 2018, 08:29:08 PM »
The Albuquerque Coyotes match the offer sheet for Jure Tenkotte, 2 years, $2MM.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 19, 2018, 07:54:21 PM »
Match it and let the other player we're waiting on know that we're changing our offer to 1 year, $500k.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:05:36 PM »
Ms. Lopez, I'd like to speak to Coach Kerlin.
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Coach, we're pretty much done with building the team. I'm just going to sign one more player if he accepts the offer the offer I've already made because I don't see the value in having bodies at 14 and 15 just for the sake of it when I can have 13 quality players. If the final hold-out doesn't sign, I'd be happy to go into the season with 12 players unless there's something that we're missing that you'd like me to try and get on the team.

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:41:43 PM »
The Albuquerque Coyotes announce the following signings:

Jared McKenzie (SG) 2 years, $3MM

Keith Brown (C) 2 years, $5MM

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OOC Boards / Re: S4 Draft/Free Agency
« on: August 16, 2018, 07:51:56 PM »
For the deals that haven't been accepted yet, have they all been rejected or are some players holding out for better offers?

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 16, 2018, 11:48:37 AM »
The Albuquerque Coyotes sign Chad Reese (PG) for 2 years, $2MM

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:49:28 PM »
The Albuquerque Coyotes reluctantly use the amnesty clause on Otis Bergmann (C)

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:24:59 PM »
The Albuquerque Coyotes match Brimingham Rattlers's offer sheet and sign Ales Long to 4 years, $22 million and $3 million PR

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:02:56 PM »
Of course we're matching it, fucking Black Death, but you'll have to get in contact with Otis Bergmann's agent and let him know that GM Black Death has forced my hand so I now have to amnesty Bergmann.

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League Office Transactions / Re: Trade Discussions
« on: August 14, 2018, 08:38:38 AM »
I need to get Otis Bergmann's contract off my books. I could amnesty him, but I'd rather not. I'll package him and one of my 1st round picks from next season for a cheap, young player... preferably a Center.

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:49:10 PM »
The Albuquerque Coyotes sign Rob Scott for 2 years, $3MM and $500K PR.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 13, 2018, 11:42:50 PM »
Considering my faux pas, that's fair. I'll send the deal to the league office.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 11, 2018, 12:19:11 AM »
Ms. Lopez, can you get me in contact with Rob Scott's agent please? Be extra clear about which team you're calling from when you do as he might be confused by my little slip when drafting him.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:59:09 PM »
Enjoy explaining to Mr. Peper why he's now playing for a GM Lucas team instead of a GM Kirk team because of $500k that wasn't even going into his pocket. See you around.

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:56:38 PM »
Charleston Crawfish get

Jeremy Peper's negotiation rights

Albuquerque Coyotes get

Adrian Brookins
Crawfish S5 1st round pick
Crawfish S5 2nd round pick

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League Office Transactions / Re: Trade Discussions
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:37:44 PM »
Charleston Crawfish get

 Jeremy Peper's negotiation rights

Albuquerque Coyotes get

Adrian Brookins
Crawfish S5 1st round pick,
Crawfish S5 2nd

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League Office Transactions / Re: Trade Discussions
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:34:29 PM »
Charleston Crawfish get

 Jeremy Peper

Albuquerque Coyotes get

Adrian Brookins
Crawfish S5 1st round pick,
Crawfish S5 2nd

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SBA News and Info / Re: Season 4 Draft
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:26:05 PM »
Or rather, with the 9th pick in the second round, the Albuquerque Coyotes select
SF Rob Scott

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SBA News and Info / Re: Season 4 Draft
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:23:35 PM »
With the 9th pick in the second round, the Charleston Crawfish select
SF Rob Scott

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This is more thought out than anything you've ever done in HIFL. Well done Ed.

It certainly looks like that, but read it again and you'll see it's a lot of words to say nothing. He wants me to put everyone on my list of suspects because he ignored the actual reasons I gave for picking certain players above others and seems to weigh not voting for Gooch as equal to voting for him. If we follow Eddie's logic, we should have everyone on a potential scum list or nobody. You have to pick and choose based on something and I based my list on the flow of the bandwagon and the last day phase. You can make a case for one name over another and I'll listen, but Eddie said:

I think we are looking at two possible groups, one in which may be mafia

A bunch of words that look like analysis but actually say nothing, because the existence of two groups with one being mafia is the assumption we all start with: it's not a new statement.


So, in day two I had no reason to think Estaban was scum but now, to me, I think you are either Stallion or Estaban. Not quite sure if that means you are scum but excluding guys who also voted against Gooch in your theory brings up some flags for me


That doesn't make any sense because Estaban didn't vote for Gooch and I already explained why I don't think Stallion is scum (the mafia wouldn't throw their names on a mislynch after it had already been hammered).

My analysis has narrowed down the suspects (Estaban, Stallion and Jewboi are not likely to be scum based on their votes) whereas Eddie's just opens it up to everyone is scum and nobody should be discounted. Great, where does that get us?

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 09, 2018, 08:30:39 PM »
I'm not paying a rookie $1.5MM PR. Why does he even need it? He's a bench player at the moment who was drafted at the bottom of the 1st round. He should be focused on development and proving himself, not billboards and merchandise. I'm willing to give him $1MM because he's the first player drafted in the new era of the league, but he's got to prove he's worth promoting beyond that. 1 year, $5.5MM and $1MM PR.

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So you don't think someone playing the way the player (who ended up being Gooch) played deserved to be lynched/was playing an anti-town game?

Where did I suggest I think that?

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 08, 2018, 10:10:37 PM »
It's good to be dealing with you again, Nigel. We're pretty close on a deal, but I can't give Peper more PR than I just gave my star player. I can do 3 years, $5.5million and $1million PR. Can we shake on that?

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I'm inclined to believe that JewBoiFresh and Stallion83 are likely town because I don't see the mafia throwing their names on a lynch they know will flip town after the hammer has already dropped.

VintageBeef, Rev and MSgates are your mafia (assuming a standard 3 player mafia). If we have recruitment instead, you can add Paladin to the list. All based off the lynch of Gooch.

Beef voted first to get the bandwagon rolling, then Paladin waited for town to bite before jumping on to prompt a quick lynch. Rev jumped on to prevent the lynch from stalling (and make it a foregone conclusion), knowing there were plenty of town who would jump on. There was no.need for all the mafia to get on a town lynch, so MSgates stayed away.

I can't see a good reason for mafia trying to.stall the lynch or add a counter-wagon, so Estaban is clear in my eyes as well.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: August 08, 2018, 07:11:55 PM »
Ms. Lopez, can you get me in contact with Jeremy Peper's agent please?

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SBA News and Info / Re: Season 4 Draft
« on: August 08, 2018, 07:02:04 PM »
With the 9th overall pick in the SBA Season 4 Draft, the Albuquerque Coyotes  select...

Jeremy Peper, SF

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I think it's a case of scum getting on a bandwagon as early as possible because they knew it had legs. I'd guess one of the first three and one of the last two is scum, so maybe voting Rev or Champ would actually have better odds. Scum didn't need to hammer, so I'll go with Rev

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I think he pushed the Voltron bandwagon to distance himself from the QT version of himself but didn't expect it to gain so much traction so quickly. He knew he was done for, so he just had fun with his demise.

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Is there some sort of secret advantage to getting yourself killed in this game?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 06, 2018, 11:31:38 PM »
You can be sure I'll be speaking to Bobby at the end of the season because I'd like to see you in a Dragons jersey for years to come. This week, I'm looking forward to seeing you feast on some Monsters.
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Tong An, I'm not going to take up any more time from the players or staff this week. They know how much I want this win. Here's the strategy:

Player Rotation: Mostly Starters
- Tempo: Normal
- Run/Pass Ratio: 60:40
- Strategy changes: Add in a few more deep passes to the playbook.
Lock in

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 06, 2018, 10:51:07 PM »
Fantastic. Let's spread the humiliation around that Michigan defence. I'll let you get back to it.
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Tong An, I'd like to speak to Thomas Richards.
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Mr. Richards, how are you finding the switch to New Jersey and back to SS? 8 tackles and two sacks against Oakland suggests you're starting to get comfortable.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:40:19 PM »
I'll be keeping an eye out for any of them that make it to free agency. Can you ask Coach Mackey to see me please?
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Coach Mackey, congratulations on the all-star victory. Now we have Michigan. Do they have a CB we can pick on with Elias' cannon and Crawford's pace, like St. Louis did to us?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:09:25 AM »
If I thought there was any benefit to be had from reaching out I would, but I'm not keen on losing a player for half a season so I'd probably be better off reaching out to Mike Maker instead. That's for me to worry about, though. I'll let you get on with preparations for Michigan. Congratulations to you and Coach Mackey for steering the Eastern Conference to victory in the all-star game. It's the least you deserve for your incredible career in thre HIFL.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 05, 2018, 10:36:54 PM »
So the national teams work like regular teams? They sign players to their rosters and those players play exclusively for them? If the national competitions take place during the off-season, maybe we could strike a deal with them to loan out players rather than have this adversarial relationship?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:46:33 AM »
I don't want to change anything from the Oakland game, other than to stress the need for discipline and concentration on the field. We need to cut out the false starts, holding and encroachment penalties. The only other thing I want to mention is the news about the GB world cup team. Have you heard any details about that from our UK camp? Maybe I need to get the lad tied up to a HIFL contract early?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 04, 2018, 08:09:42 PM »
I think you've got to expect a few interceptions from a new player to the league getting a start after just a few days with the team. I'm happy enough with what I saw. After his arm strength victory, perhaps it's worth going a little more vertical with a few deeeeeep passes for Crawford?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 04, 2018, 12:34:50 PM »
I want to add how grateful I am to work for a supportive and honourable owner who cares deeply about the success of this franchise. I thank Mr. Tong for his continued trust and the belief he has in me and the team we've put together.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 04, 2018, 12:25:39 PM »
Ace Profits is a dishonourable man who makes short-term, emotional decisions that hurt his team. I fully support GM Eli's position and wish him luck in his next job. To any Dragons playing over there who might be wondering if they will be the next player to suffer from an Ace Profits mood swing, I'd like to say that I'm always happy to see old friends again.

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That's how the game is supposed to work, except we never seem to lynch anyone until it's too late on these boards. Having two of our own kill themselves during day 1 will make it a lot harder.

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I don't think anyone is suggesting we quick lynch Voltron, but he's a good point to focus discussion around and the best option to take out at the moment.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : NEW JERSEY DRAGONS
« on: August 03, 2018, 08:16:02 PM »
S10 WEEK 12 / 13

1. Talk us through your Week 12 Game, What did you like, what didn't you like?

I liked that our passing game looked more functional. Lynn was brilliant at taking care of the ball and is a top QB, but Elias really spread it around and has the confidence to look downfield and try lower percentage passes. He gives our receivers the more of a chance to show their full talents and the interceptions are just growing pains. I also liked how much more aggressive we were on defence. 5 sacks, a forced fumbles, PDs and an interception. The defence made plays and made sure Oakland worked for their yards. I didn't like the penalties and I didn't like losing. Actually, I.hate losing. I even hate losing the coin toss. The penalties led caused the loss so we have to cut that out.

2. What did you think of the All-Star skills challenges?

They're a good showcase of skills and fun for the fans. I'm proud of all my players who represented New Jersey, but particularly proud of Ibrahimovic and Oher for winning their events. Oher is right to highlight the evolution of his position and I'm happy to see that he's picked up on the changes in the game so early in his career. I was also happy to see Elias share the QB awards. It would have been really embarrassing for the old guard to be completely shown up by a new face in the league. Gifting Patton the accuracy prize was a humble gesture.

3. What did you think of the All-Star Game itself?

What a fantastic game. The East did their teams and conference proud and the players who declined invitations will be kicking themselves for missing out. I'm proud of the efforts of everyone on our side in getting the victory and humbled to be a part of it. I heard lots of whining about my selections, but every player I picked stepped up and made a contribution to the victory. I know Sasser is still whining, but we all know he missed those kicks against Seattle on purpose, so how could I trust him against another GM Jon team?

 I'm sorry for Evans and fans of Atlanta that he wasn't able to participate.


4. With the Minor League Call Up Window here once again, do you plan on calling up any players?

Probably not. I'd like to have Held back on the roster, but finances don't line up and I think he'll benefit from development time with the Footlongs.

5. Talk about your game this upcoming week, and how do you feel about the final five games of the regular season?

Michigan are having a resurgence, so we'll have to put an end to that. You saw how many of their players I picked to represent the East, so you can understand how tough they are. We have to focus on ourselves, though. If we get the basics right, cut out the silly mistakes and come together as a team, I'd bet on us to beat anyone... in the UK, obviously, where we're not so weird about gambling. As for the 5 games, other than Milwaukee, we have the toughest schedule in the league but we also have the talent to win any of those games when everything clicks for us. I'm excited.


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HIFL News / Re: HIFL ON TWITTER
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:56:00 AM »

GM Kirk @GMKirkRules  - Just Now
I hope Cotter & McReynolds enjoy their needlework and flower arranging classes while the #BeastsOfTheEast go to work. #AllStars #Greatness
1002 Retweets, 203 Likes

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Telling cops how to use their role is anti-town.

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OOC Boards / Re: S4 Draft/Free Agency
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:06:38 AM »
Ready.

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League Office Transactions / Re: SBA League Office
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:49:50 PM »
Albuquerque spend $4MM on scouting

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OOC Boards / Re: OOC Thread
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:15:49 PM »
Cheers.

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Franchise usually favours the omgus approach to the game, and he did that a little with a FOS but then he voted for Stallion for jumping on a bandwagon. Not sure that you can read anything about his cop result from that.

I could get on board with lynching Voltron. I understand the frustration with inactive people, but they are almost always town so focusing on voting out inactive players disproportioniatly helps the mafia.

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Based on the two modkills, it seems logical to assume there are other cop variants around. I hope all cops take that into account when deciphering their results.

This says "don't worry about detective work in the day phase because there are loads of cop roles." It also says "if you get a guilty read on me or my scum buddies, you should assume your role is faulty."

Powers is saying that we should rely on cop roles (that we don't know exist) but we shouldn't trust them. That's not town behavior. Speculating that there are other cop roles our there just because we've seen two is not helpful or a particularly reasonable conclusion to make. It's equally likely, from the evidence we've seen so far, that there are two cop roles and they're both dead. Speculating on how many of a particular role are in the game or how a dead role works is not useful for the town but it's great for manipulating the way we view the game.

A more useful conversation based on the deaths would be about whether Franchise did anything in the QT to suggest if he found anything with his cop role.

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OOC Boards / Re: OOC Thread
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:29:34 PM »
Which positions play the wings? Which ones are front court and what's the difference between front and back court? What's a handle? What's a yo-yo handle?

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