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  1. I feel as though my status in the EFL is finally getting to the point where I can be proud of it. It took some time because trust is hard to gain and even harder to earn back. But I enjoy watching my players thrive. I enjoy presenting content to you. Not to mention I enjoy being a Historian. That was one of the things I felt like I was missing. But now I'm chill about it. When I was banned 6 months ago, that was the maddest I've been in my whole life. Trust me, I've been mad plenty in my life. But the real question was who was I mad at? Was I mad at myself? Was I mad at the league? Was I mad at the BOD? At the time I was mad at all 3. But my anger was misplaced because at the end of the day I was caught doing something that I had absolutely no business doing and something that was nowhere in my character. Nonetheless, I knew it was time to change, because you can say that you are going to change but it's not like you can just waive and wand and be amazing. It takes work. I am especially sad because it's April and after May I won't have my computer, which means that your boy will be inactive for two seasons. But it's ok. I will do the best I can to check in when I can, and I should be back in time for Joshua's and Lamar's Senior Year to where I can Uncap and Get back to be my active self. Ironically, with my gazillion players, none of them have ever made it to their senior year in the EFCA. Oh well, This is a Time of Firsts. Then, I went to SBA and did the same damn thing. Made another alt, I don't what the hell was wrong with me back then besides I was impatient, selfish, and immature. True, I'm 14, But I was acting like I was 8. SMH. But After that ban, A lot of y'all didn't hear from me. I tried to stay in touch with the ones I had made real connections and friendships with. But truth be told, I needed a reset. I unplug so I could wake up and see what a Madman I had become. And this new chapter of my sim life, I have been grateful for this new opportunity and chance to go out and be great, when I saw that EFL invite I was jumping up and down and screaming and my mom was looking at me like I was insane. I decided that withthis new start, I would retire the name of ChefCook33, and come back as my ISFL username, Youngbuck, one where I had spread kindness and excellence. Your entire life, from start to finish you are writing a book. But what your genre is up to you, mine used to be a lot of drama lol.
    7 points
  2. Vote Tally (4 Needed) NSG: 1 (Flex) Bercoka: 1 (NSG) Bearcock: 1 (KDD) Berocka: 0
    6 points
  3. OMD said that he'd kick my ass if I didn't post in here. He's a very scary GM. Thanks to @PigSnoutfor the presentation as well. Go Herd.
    6 points
  4. What Does the Future Look Like for Each EFL Franchise? In recent seasons, there hasn’t been much drama to the EFL regular season. In the East, Wisconsin and Miami have mopped up for seasons, and until a very recent rebuild, New York was right with them. In the West, San Francisco has had a prolonged term as the top dog, though with Seattle and Los Angeles blips. Wholesale change isn’t something that occurs often in the EFL. But could we be on the verge of wholesale change? There’s reason to believe that some of the top teams are on their way down, while others will be rising soon to take their place. Here’s a look at each of the EFL’s teams and their future prospects—including why they could be on the rise, and what could hold them back. Los Angeles Reign The Outlook: This season’s big riser to the second-best record in the league, the Reign are here to play, right now. And there’s reason to believe that this won’t be a one-year trend as well, with Olaf well positioned to go deep into regression, Khan likely solid for another season or two, and a number of their defensive players just beginning regression next season. The Positive: In a Western Conference with a number of rebuilding squads, it’s the perfect time to have a veteran roster. Los Angeles will likely be the conference favorite next season as well, and if they manage to win it all this year, then any issues down the road will be worth it no matter what. The Negative: When it turns sour in L.A., it has the potential to get ugly, fast. Looking ahead to S36, they’d hypothetically have a Y10 regressed QB, zero skill position players younger than Y10, and only one defensive player (Tactico) outside of regression. L.A. has put all of their chips in for this season and next, so they better hope it turns out with at least one title. Miami Neptune The Outlook: The Neptune seem to have a knack for winning and reloading no matter what, and true to form, they have a nice mix of veteran and rookie on the roster. They’re a definite playoff team next season, but beyond that may depend on whether Cole holds up deep into regression or they’re able to find a QB replacement on the market for cheap. The Positive: Snark at LB and Meatball at CB provide a defensive duo that presumably won’t be going anywhere for a while, even in the case of a rebuild. Colt, meanwhile, could be the most talented receiver in the league by APE here shortly. That gives the Neptune a lot of flexibility to choose a reload path, though doing so may require a steep trade price from other teams. Also, I think Dash Kelley will play forever. The Negative: Depth is a problem throughout the EFL, but it could certainly rear its head here in Miami with just the two core pieces younger than Y6 beginning next season. With not much expected from this year’s draft either, and Wheaties presumably locked into Kirkland and Meatball for the immediate future, it’s tough to see where reinforcements will come from. Minnesota Frontier The Outlook: Having been in a long rebuild now, the Frontier are hoping to come out of it here shortly, particularly with another first overall pick coming on the horizon. The likely time horizon will be S36 – once those young players get a bit more growth, and the older veterans on conference rivals San Francisco and Los Angeles really start to be on the downswing. The Positive: The defensive core here might be one of the best in the near future, with linebacker Beretta Colt and cornerbacks Cillín Mac Suibhne and Sherrick Newsome III all continuing to grow into potential superstars. Add Dalibor Dvorsky to the secondary this offseason, and that could be ratcheted to 11. They’ve got their QB of the future as well in Michael Lunatia, and Eden Empire isn’t going anywhere. The Negative: That’s a lot to put on Lunatia’s shoulders, though, particularly when the skill position cupboard is pretty bare outside of Empire. The worst case scenario is one that has hit Toronto in recent seasons – all the talent elsewhere on the roster doesn’t mean much if your QB doesn’t develop and you’re scoring 14 points a game. New York Herd The Outlook: After a short rebuild that has netted them a few top picks, the Herd will be the next team looking to make a Reign-like jump as the Brigade and Neptune get older. Even as Might Guy’s development has stalled a host of offensive talent that are all still three years from regression mean that the Herd will be a force to be reckoned with most of the second half of the decade. The Positive: There’s reason to believe that Alexander Chase Everett will be a future MVP, especially when there aren’t many QBs around him with the same combination of age and talent. That’s bolstered by Cutthroat, Wilinsky and Dyer, who presumably will match the exact roles that Wisconsin’s three-headed monster has played with Kelley in recent seasons. The Negative: Notice how I haven’t said anything about the defensive side of the ball? That’s because New York may be playing a lot of 42-35 games in the future. Their youngest defensive starter above 400 TPE will be Y9 next season, and I don’t think the draft board is shaping up the way they hoped for more talent at this year’s No. 2 pick. It could be a challenge putting together a functional defense in a few seasons. San Francisco Frenzy The Outlook: I’m sure this season hasn’t gone the way the Frenzy have wanted, coming in with championship aspirations but leaving without a winning record. Still, they have a nice mix of veteran and youth that should keep them competitive into coming seasons – Algren and Meyer are set up to perform into regression, while young talent both offensive and defensively gives them a nice base. The Positive: Even if Algren gets older, the receiving corps of Kolisi and Firpo Jr. are set to give him weapons all the way until retirement. Makaratt is also a sneaky solid secondary player in only his second season, while foundational defensive players Moon and Ivanov don’t even hit regression until S36. They’re going to be alright for a few years. The Negative: But if they couldn’t get it done this season, is there really anything here that will change their outlook? The main issue here was always top-end talent, and even if Kolisi could become a future WRotY candidate, it’s happening at the same time Algren and Meyer are declining. The next few seasons could easily play out the same way for San Francisco: good depth, but not necessarily enough to get them over the top. Seattle Predators The Outlook: It’s been an interesting yo-yo for the Predators, who went from championship game participant to worst team in the EFL to potentially a playoff team again, all in three seasons. But now with stable leadership, they have some solid pieces for the future – a nice side effect of picking at the top of the draft and two recent GM picks. They’re hoping to capitalize on L.A. aging soon in particular. The Positive: Other than ACE, the other obvious MVP candidate in the very near future is Seattle QB Tactique Marteau, who will just be entering his fourth season next year. Paired with young receivers in D’Quan Gilbert and Mr. Big, there’s every reason to believe the Seattle offense will be potent for many years moving forward. Andy Norris is a nice defensive centerpiece to build on as well. The Negative: Outside of Norris, however, the defensive cupboard is pretty bare, especially in the all-important secondary. Seattle won’t have a single non-filled younger than S9 in the secondary next season, and a GM player isn’t coming soon either with Toronto LB Bones Kentucky just entering his third year. This may be another team with a lot of 42-35 games in their future. Toronto Skyhawks The Outlook: The Skyhawks have been one of the more maligned franchises over the past decade of the EFL, but there’s a lot of reason for hope on the horizon. The defense might have the strongest collection of young talent in the EFL, led by the aforementioned Kentucky and current rookie safety Warren Grey. They’re set up to compete for a playoff run within the next season or two, with higher aspirations in the next 3-4 years. The Positive: In an article where I’ve talked so much about defensive depth, it’s striking to see what the Skyhawks have: three active secondary players and two active linebackers, all in their fourth season or younger as we enter next year. Add in that RB/WR Taylor is only actually entering his sixth season, and there’s at least a gameplan on offense. The Negative: Ultimately though, this may be a team that only goes as far as QB Jamar Mackson takes them – which brings up some PTSD for Toronto fans. Mackson isn’t practicing much these days, and he’s about to enter his final season before regression. When that defense is finally ready to shine, is Mackson going to be good enough to allow the offense to keep pace? I’m skeptical. Wisconsin Brigade The Outlook: Wait, what’s the future? It’s largely about the here and now in Wisconsin, which makes sense when you’ve won four titles in six seasons and are going for an undefeated season in your fifth. The offense has looked largely static over those past seven seasons, though the defense did recently acquire a jolt through the draft with linebackers Yalla The Biter and Artur Bonner. The Positive: Whether it’s this offseason or the next that Wisconsin decides to retool, they’ll have some very interesting decisions to make. At their TPE levels, it’s conceivable that Snicket and West are young enough to allow a retool rather than a full rebuild, provided that the Brigade could find a QB within shouting distance of Kelley. If they rebuild, however, those two LBs would fetch a hefty price to jumpstart a rebuild. The Negative: Well, the Brigade are old on offense. But that’s to be expected. Uno – the young gun on offense – is about to enter S8. Kelley’s entering Y11. Flugel-Hagendorfen is also entering Y11, and there’s speculation that next season will be his last. The defense will be able to hold up this bunch next season if they wanted, but anything beyond that is playing with fire.
    5 points
  5. Day 3 Results Things get a bit wild, and ultimately @Adrest245 follows the AW strat of claiming evil outright. Once again, this bold strategy does not pay off and everyone shows him the door. He was the Mafioso. A will was found: Night actions due by 8:30 AM EDT! Living Players:
    5 points
  6. Day 2 Results @AW13 tells everyone he's an Executioner. Everyone else is like "aight peace out" and shows him the door. He was in fact an Executioner. Night actions due by 8:30 AM EDT!
    5 points
  7. I had a love/hate relationship with the San Antonio Wolfpack - they literally didn't have a winning record for their first eight seasons, which caused me to be inactive the first time I was in the EFL when there was literally no path to my players trying to compete with the big teams. But I did like their story of rising from the ashes to go on to do big things after I took my EFL hiatus, and it makes me sad when an original franchise gets changed anyway.
    5 points
  8. We did it ma! An undefeated regular season many thanks @Patdatass @Cornholio @CowboyinAmerica @ngine4 @Will3 @OrbitingDeath @Tomat0 @Raimond Jimenez @PigSnout @KillaScrilla @hockeyis66 @zekethatbeast25 for making history together. Now let’s keep on making history and complete the holy trifecta!
    4 points
  9. That's the end of EFL Week 13. There's just one week left in the regular season and there will be some interesting storylines to watch out for in the final week of games. The Predators and the Frenzy are now tied at 6-7 and they will face each other in Week 14 in a win or go home matchup to determine the final playoff spot. The Herd pulled off an upset today and they will look to repeat it next week as they will be the final obstacle in the Brigade's quest to complete the EFL's first ever undefeated regular season. It should be an exciting finish to the season. I hope everyone enjoyed today's games and thanks for attending! Have a good night!
    4 points
  10. 15:00 - Fourth Quarter 15:003rd and 5MAN - 43Rush by Pepper, Z. for 1 yds. Tackle by BOT145, B.. 14:414th and 4ATH - 44Punt by Keigh, D. of 37 yards. No return. 14:341st and 10ATH - 19Rush by Emoji, J. for 3 yds. Tackle by De'Dupa, D.. 14:132nd and 7ATH - 22Pass by Maple, D., complete to Lazer, M. for 3 yds. Tackle by DELETE, C.. 13:293rd and 4ATH - 25Rush by Emoji, J. for 2 yds. Tackle by De'Dupa, D.. 12:594th and 2MAN - 27Punt by Leg, B. of 47 yards. 12:59Returned by Jarvinen, R. for 5 yards. 12:451st and 10MAN - 31Pass by Jones, J., complete to Reed, J. for 5 yds. Tackle by Kong, K.. BIG PLAY ALERT
    4 points
  11. 10-21 9-7 30-3
    4 points
  12. guys..... I'm not really doing the greatest rn. Over the weekend I think I had COVID. For the 3RD DAMN TIME! Honestly i couldn't even get through a whole basketball game without taking breaks frequently or walking on the court. (Still Splashed Tho ) So that's been a thing. I just found out that one of my homeboys, Jahill Abulldah's momma and lil bro got shot. Lil bro got the worst a bullet from the ops to the neck. And THAT'S fucking crazy because me and sam were JUST TALKING about this man like 2 hrs ago. I'm not gonna lie. This year has been really shitty. I've had a lot things happen to me. From not getting to play sports, to coming out as sexually fluid and not being supported and almost got sent away (That might still happen ) So Idk guys. Yesterday after one of my coughing hacks, I looked at a kitchen knife and wondered, "I could end all of this rn" But ik that would the sucky way to go. I need someone to talk to. I need a friend. I know this ain't the happy go lucky shit I normally be posting. But this right here is real life shit. Hope someone reaches out to me. -Youngbuck
    4 points
  13. It's been quite a long time since I last played in the ECFA with non-fillers. I joined the EFL right in the NCAA rebrand and expansion into the ECFA, so it was a real whirlwind of a time. While a few of the teams that existed during my entrance to sim leagues and my prime no longer exist, there are still plenty of teams remaining that I could still discuss for a ranking. I will drop a disclaimer here that I don't really know how I'll be ranking teams. I don't particularly want to dive into rosters on mobile since EFLO is blocked on this work laptop. It'll partially be off of team AD, my history with each organization, and a brief glance at roster compositions. I don't really expect it to be rational, and I could even go to the team I rate in last place - this is for TPE and also to get that glorious FORUM CONTENT. I hope people get mad. Feeling things is good, EFL. 8. Trenton Generals - @BeastTakeover Trenton is dead last because of just, disappointment I suppose. Trenton over the past few seasons appeared to be one of the strongest teams in terms of recruiting users and getting them to sign, as I saw a steady flow of users into the LR. However they just haven't been able to put it together and develop talent, and Trenton sports a 1-7 record with one of the worst point differentials in the league. I'd love to come back to Trenton, but there just isn't a pulse on the team right now. If they can show signs of life and a path to improving, I'd happily play for Trenton. 7. Savage City Wraiths - @oilmandan I love OMD, he's got no part in why SCW is so low. I just remember dunking on them every season as Trenton's AD and I would like to keep them as the team I dunk on consistently in the EFL/ECFA. They've also got one of the older rosters in the league with a lot of Y3/Y4 players that aren't even capped out, so I'm concerned if the team has much of a future. 6. Manchester Lookout - @MMFLEX Pretty simple here, Manchester already has a Y1 QB, and a few Y1/Y2 Safeties/CB's. Honestly a lack of space for my QB is a bit more punishing here in the rankings, as I'm a bit miffed at how few teams have QB spots while WR's are nearly nonexistent. My safety could definitely find a home here, but the QB situation annoys me so Manchester can feel my wrath. 5. Biscayne Bay Pirates - @AW13 Kind of a similar note here, BBP looks like they have a Y1 QB (that I could easily beat out but I know AW wouldn't shaft a user like that) and would have space for my safety, but the team is pretty low TPE and I don't know how their earning is. I'd love to play for AW again, especially if he can get weapons for a QB on offense, and work some magic there. But if the spot isn't open, then maybe it'll just have to be a defensive player going to BBP at best. Still annoyed at the lack of QB spots and the lack of WR's in the league. 4. Athens Carnage - @McWolf They have a fucking Y3 capped QB and a Y1 182 TPE QB. I'm shit out of luck here on offense, but I think they'd have a great defense if I joined with my safety. I like McWolf a lot - he was the one who really welcomed me to the EFL along with Stacks, Lefty and Hussy/Blade/Kait, so I've got a soft spot for him and I don't think I've ever played for him in sim leagues. It'd be nice to play for him now and create one of the best defenses in the league. Plus they're the top team in the Heroes which bodes well for my award/Natty pursuit. 3. Roswell Encounter - @Adrest245 I like Adrest! Roswell has some QB's on their roster, but a 96 TPE Y2 and a 90 TPE Y1 who is marked as IA. I'm not going into his earning history, but just off the IA designation, I think this is the first team where there's even a sliver of a chance for my QB to land. I like that they have a few Y2/Y3 skill position players, so I would have some nice weapons as well. Defensively, they're a bit on the older side with an uncap, but Adrest is in the VHL and SBA, so I know he could recruit some affiliate users to help keep the team alive. 2. Hades Creek Phalanx - @NotSoGood88 Hades Creek has a few capped Y2 players and some decent Y3's as well, so the timing for their team looks good in some areas. In addition, their QB is a Y3 at only 170 TPE so I think I could be the starter here very soon. Defensively, I think the fit is fine as it is in most places, so I'd slide in well. I also think NSG has really improved from the time he first started in EFL team management, so I'd like to play for him for once. It's been a long time since he was just the fresh faced noob taking over one of the most prestigious programs in the ECFA, and he struggled with it. I've seen him grow in that role, and also as a user in the EFL and in other leagues as well. I respect the grind to get better and am pretty happy to see how he's grown as a dude. Just for that, Hades Creek moves up in my list. 1. Death Valley Rangers - @TacticalHammer I swear, this isn't jumping on the bandwagon, especially with the optics of putting a perennial title favorite at the top of my rankings. Ideally, I'd like to play for a team that I haven't played for before, but there are some solid factors at play here. First, DVR has a capped QB in his Junior year, so as a redshirt QB this season, DVR could be the perfect spot for my QB by the time I'm a redshirt Sophomore. Plus I also owe Tac for transferring my TE turned WR to Trenton, so there is a bit of making up with this move. I am a little concerned with how old the team is, but I expect that Tac being the veteran AD he is would be able to replenish the roster pretty easily. Ok so the rankings were heavily skewed by a spot for my QB, what's new. I bet I'll end up rerolling to WR or TE before I uncap anyways. We need more receivers in the league, maybe I'll have to go and recruit a bunch of people to whatever team my QB ends up on.
    4 points
  14. If Wisconsin-Miami isn't GOTW we riot
    4 points
  15. I was part of the British mafia but I gave up that life when moving to the Town of Salem. Cheers!
    4 points
  16. I also miss the Growlers. I didn't have a perfect relationship with management, but I signed there because they sucked and I wanted to try and help them if I could. The brand was different and I liked that and I really wish they had more success.
    4 points
  17. This is a fun question indeed. I’d go with Lincoln Mammoths for the ECFA when Caboose was running it. The guy knew how to run an organized, engaging LR and that made my stay there with Uno enjoyable until the uncapping year when Cab was stripped of it cause he was taking over New Orleans as for the EFL… I’d probably say San Antonio too cause AW really embodies what SA was about and that’s something is missing from todays league
    4 points
  18. Lincoln Mammoths because they were the first destination of my QB Lunatia. I still think we could've gone on a run :(.
    4 points
  19. Different season, same finals. GL @TacticalHammer and @NotSoGood88
    3 points
  20. Sigh. May 22th. The day I give my school chromebook up. I would like to thank all of you for being so helpful and supporting of me. I was at a really low point last week and y'all helped me. Thank you. I could have decided to be active in the summer. But that got me in a lot of trouble irl. So I shall return for Lamar's and Joshua's senior year. Joshua is at 199 TPE AND Lamar at 176 next week. Pretty damn good. When the leaves begin to turn and the air gets crisp I shall return. Hasta Luego! -Youngbuck
    3 points
  21. I used to do a bunch of podcasts in the VHL on my drive to/from work, so figured I could repurpose it into a podcast about my two new players - Big Ben Burger and Raaja Rayu!
    3 points
  22. As usual my support did nothing. Sorry BBP.
    3 points
  23. 10-31 9-14 30-10
    3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. I like the idea of a World Cup or something similar, though I'm not sure too many people pay attention to countries when creating around here. Maybe something like an Alumni Bowl/Tournament - take the best current EFL players from each ECFA team (or a general team for those that haven't been contracted) and let them face off? I.e. The best current EFL players who graduated from Manchester vs. Players from Death Valley vs. Athens, etc. Would give a chance to team back up with college teammates and also some bragging rights for the ECFA franchises as well.
    3 points
  26. 11:101st and 10BIS - 24Rush by Jeff II, S. for 0 yds. Tackle by BOT186, B.. 10:482nd and 10BIS - 24Rush by Din, M. for 1 yds. Tackle by Pratt, A.. 10:113rd and 9BIS - 25Pass by Jeff II, S., complete to Man, N. for 3 yds. Tackle by The Filler, N.. 9:354th and 6HAD - 28Punt by Keys, F. is BLOCKED BY Birkwood, D.. No return. The punt is blocked, and Hades Creek has the ball in FG range in 4OT! Is this what we've been waiting for?!
    3 points
  27. More people should do these rankings. Saves me time in writing love letters lol
    3 points
  28. I'd like to hear what you were trying to do to Don
    3 points
  29. Night 1 Results Everyone wakes up to find a horrific scene in the town square. It seems a box of donuts was left out overnight and is now stale. Horrible news. At least no one is dead. Day ends at 10 PM EDT! 8 votes to lynch. Living Players
    3 points
  30. We’re not even halfway into the EFL season, but already we’re starting to see some trends emerge. Some of those have been as expected: Miami, good. Toronto, not as good. Cole Kelley, refusing to age. You know, the usual. But we’re also seeing a few trends that we may not have expected coming in, with some teams doing better than expected, and others doing worse. Here’s a quick hit of whose stock is up, and whose stock is down as we check in part-way through the season. Stock Up: Seattle Predators Following their surprise championship run in Season 32, last year’s Predators team came in with at least playoff aspirations. It’s safe to say the season didn’t go the way they expected – a 1-13 record, tied for the worst in the EFL, saw them with a high draft pick. Going into the season, some expected them to stay in the basement, particularly as the Los Angeles Reign picked up momentum with a strong offseason. However, new management can cover over a lot of ills, as can a remade offensive attack. The Predators sit at 3-2 through five weeks, with wins over Minnesota, Toronto and San Francisco. Although two of those wins are nothing to write home about, wins over teams at the bottom of the standings were hard to come by last season in Seattle, so they’ll take whatever they can get. The Predators’ 30.8 PPG so far ranks first in the West, largely led by Twoson Fourside’s second-best 469 yards rushing and league-leading 7 TDs. Even if they don’t make the playoffs, it’s a definite improvement in Seattle this season. Stock Down: Minnesota Frontier Last year’s second Western playoff team was hoping to build on the rebuilding momentum this year, but so far it hasn’t been meant to be. Minnesota has lost all five of its games so far, with only one of those games (against San Francisco) sitting within double digits. The team’s last in points per game, second-to-last in opponent points per game, and last in both offensive yards and defensive yards in total. Outside of Eden Empire II, who leads the league in rushing yards, there isn’t much going right in Minnesota. Still, that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope on the horizon. In the immediate future, there’s the schedule: Minnesota hasn’t yet played a team with a losing record, but its next two games could be among their best hopes for a win, at Seattle and home against New York. But more pressing, Minnesota is playing the long game – similar to New York last season, rookie QB Michael Lunatia is seeing some playing time and working out growing pains. Add in a likely high draft pick, and this rebuild could be inching closer to completion. Stock Up: Wisconsin Brigade The defending champions, with their stock going up? Well, it’s perhaps harder to be higher on Wisconsin than many were to start the season, but their strong opening has warranted the praise. The Brigade have not only started with the league’s only undefeated record at 5-0, but they’re first in points per game, first in opponents’ points per game, first in both offensive and defensive yardage, and perhaps just as crucial in today’s EFL, first in both passing yards and opponents’ passing yards. And it’s not like this is coming against weak competition either, with victories against both Miami and Los Angeles on the road. It will be extremely interesting to see if this continues from here, especially given the age of the Wisconsin offense. Cole Kelley is still playing at an MVP level in his tenth season, Jurgen Flugel-Hagendorfen is playing like a WRotY again in his tenth, and even the highly-regressed Demetric Kazmeir put up three TDs against L.A. out of the slot position. The next two games against San Francisco and at Seattle will be crucial for this team – if they can finish the first half of their season at 7-0, the Brigade have to be considered the title favorites once again. Stock Down: San Francisco Frenzy Wait, if the Brigade one was confusing, then this seems downright wrong. The Frenzy are 3-2, in tied for first in the West, right? That is indeed true, but you need to take a look at the schedule. All three of San Francisco’s wins are against the three worst teams in the league, and even then none of those games were the blowouts you’d expect of a top team – 10 points against Toronto is their highest margin of victory so far. Meanwhile, against Western Conference contenders Los Angeles and Seattle, the Frenzy dropped both contests, with the Seattle game even coming at home. Especially if the Reign and Predators keep their current pace, San Francisco may need an upset or two to truly feel comfortable in their expected spot atop the West. That’s why the next couple of weeks should be treated as an opportunity rather than dread: at Wisconsin, followed by home against Miami, represent their first games against Eastern Conference powers this season. Take one of two, and they’re feeling solid about their chances to regain form in the second half of the season. Lose both, and it may be panic time in Sharkland. Stock Trading Paused: New York Herd I truly don’t know what to make of the Herd. They’re 1-4, tied with Toronto for third (or last) in the East. They’ve got a -34 point differential, with only Minnesota scoring fewer points per game, and in his first season full-time starting Alexander Chase Everett has a 6:10 TD:INT ratio. They don’t really have a hope to push Miami or Wisconsin this year and still seem to be in the quick rebuild phase. However, all of that belies some strong play. Take out one bad 38-9 loss to Wisconsin, and they only have a -5 point differential in four games against Toronto, L.A., at Miami and at Los Angeles. The Herd’s overall yards allowed and passing yards allowed trails only Wisconsin for second-best in the league, meanwhile, and the L.A. win was a strong one by 11 points. Outside of the Week 1 Toronto upset, they’ve only lost against teams expected to be top three coming in as well. I wouldn’t be shocked to see them go on a mini-run in upcoming games, starting at home against Seattle, and while I don’t think they’re playoff bound, a .500 record to build on is still very much in play.
    3 points
  31. 13:24 1st and 10 SEA - 38 Pass by Marteau, T., complete to Fourside, T. for 29 yds. Tackle by ScrewTheHerd Jr, R.. 12:20 1st and 10 NYH - 33 Rush by Fourside, T. for 1 yds. Tackle by BOT145, B.. 12:02 2nd and 9 NYH - 32 Rush by Fourside, T. for 8 yds. Tackle by ScrewTheHerd Jr, R.. 11:34 3rd and 1 NYH - 24 Rush by Fourside, T. for 2 yds. Tackle by Swanson, J.. 11:12 1st and 10 NYH - 22 Pass by Marteau, T., complete to BOT19, B. for 4 yds. Tackle by Swanson, J.. 10:26 2nd and 6 NYH - 18 Pass by Marteau, T., complete to Fourside, T. for 11 yds. Tackle by ScrewTheHerd Jr, R..
    3 points
  32. Helping the Miami Neptune to back to back undefeated seasons.
    3 points
  33. Scoreboard Madison, Wis. -- In the first few seasons of his career, receiver Jurgen Flugel-Hagendorfen was mired as a secondary option on San Francisco, only wrapping up about a dozen TDs in his first two and a half seasons. But after a trade to Wisconsin in S27, a switch flipped. Suddenly, JFH was a red-zone threat - and, as it turns out, one of the best scoring threats at receiver of all-time. In Week 4 against Minnesota, JFH scored receiving TD number 144 of his career, giving him the all-time receiving TD record over Jacob Markstrom. Although he got the record undoubtedly in a passing age, it took him fewer games than anybody else in the top 5 to get there, averaging almost a TD per game (144 in 146 games) to get to that mark. Now in his tenth season, JFH is still producing like one of the best receivers in the league as he looks for his fifth Wide Receiver of the Year trophy. To JFH, setting the receiving TDs record hadn't really sunk in post-game. "I've just been trying to win games for the team, but over time, that stacks up," JFH said. "I've had a lot of big games and a lot of scoring to do. I can't lie, this is pretty cool." It's uncertain just how high the record can get, especially since JFH intends to play one more season after this one. People in his inner circle believe he can get as many as 160 before he hangs up the cleats. But even if his record is eventually broken, JFH's impact on the league is clear. "It's not just the individual season accolades, but the longevity that I thing I bring," Flugel-Hagendorfen added. "I played well in my prime, but to continue to perform like this in season 10 is something special. From the coaching staff to the front office to Kelley and Kaz and Uno and everyone else on this offense: Thanks for helping to make this happen!"
    3 points
  34. The one I was really going for is the one that I just broke: the all-time receiving TDs record. Now in addition to putting that one as far out as I can so it can't be overtaken, winning a record fifth Wide Receiver of the Year trophy would also be pretty cool. I imagine JFH will have a fall off at some point this season just due to his APE, but it hasn't happened yet, so I can hope for the best.
    3 points
  35. Great presentation and great result!
    3 points
  36. I'd love to break the record for the absolutely coolest dude around, but it's gonna be hard because there's some really cool dudes around
    3 points
  37. most EFL cup win for a player. Wining the cup is what matter the most in any league so break a record for the most in a players career would be impressive.
    3 points
  38. Yes and this title belongs to me thank you very much.
    3 points
  39. Prince Bynum is announcing that this season will be their last in the ECFA.
    3 points
  40. Out of Town Scores End Q2 17 7 End Q2 6 24 End Q2 3 10
    3 points
  41. I ave been convinced that I miss the San Antonio Wolfpack. I have never experienced them but I miss them dearly.
    3 points
  42. Memphis Mambas. They played a big part in the storyline of my first player (returning to Memphis after his first franchise moved away from there) and was where I first won a ship. Not to mention winning two more there with another player (even if that 2nd partnership ended up a bit more rocky).
    3 points
  43. I miss the Oregon Ducks. We had a really great group of people and a fantastic manager in HH.
    3 points
  44. Obvi San Antonio bc that was my baby but U of M was my first baby. Those early expansion teams where we had no business winning the NC were some of my best memories in this league!
    3 points
  45. The San Antonio Wolfpack without a doubt. Not only was it a cool team name, but it had a great logo. The problem with the team was poverty which led to "bankruptcy." This could've changed if they had better general managers at the time. EFL needs to bring them back for nostalgia. They don't have to be an EFL team. They can be an ECFA team and replace the likes of either Biscayne Bay Pirates / Trenton Generals.
    3 points
  46. 13:223rd and 4SEA - 15Pass by Kelley, C., complete to Flugel-Hagendorfen, J. for 10 yds. Tackle by Murphy Alexander-Phillips, L.. 1st and goal now
    2 points
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