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  1. Wooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GG McWolf and crew. Heck of a game. @Jetsqb101 @GGOriel @Bartimaeus @jhatty8 @shrub02 @Kichler10 @AdamS @Vkobe-v @jacobcarson877 @moonani @Prince Bynum @oilmandan @omgitshim thanks for your dedication and patience this season. You guys earned this!
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  2. 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.
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  3. 3. If you could make an OL would you and why or why not? Probably, but only if we could make it in addition to current players, and only if DE/DT would also be used! 4. If you could replicate one previous EFL players career, who would you copy? I dunno. Probably someone who got drafted below expectations to a really good team and surprised everyone by just casually max earning. 6. How do you feel about the question of the week being added for TPE? I think it's a good idea to essentially crowdsource some ideas and improvements for the site. 7. What could make the sims feel more immersive? Better times! I wish I could see some of them but my schedule is so unpredictable that it's virtually impossible. Would also love to have a live chat while it's going as we get more members.
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  4. GG Athens, glad we were able to get revenge for our loss in S32. Cunningham and Robinson were beasts, my CB got an interception, and my QB completed every pass he threw to somebody. Good ending to the season for us and glad that my QB was able to avoid losing 3 straight title games.
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  5. 1:47ATH - 30Leg, B. kicks off. 1:47---DEA - 17Kickoff of 61 yards. Returned by Ryskamp, R. for 8 yards. 1:441st and 10DEA - 17Rush by Robinson, J. for 7 yds. Tackle by Sheppard, D.. 1:112nd and 3DEA - 24Rush by Robinson, J. for 5 yds. Tackle by Bell, T.. 0:411st and 10DEA - 29Rush by Robinson, J. for 0 yds. Tackle by Fushiguro, T.. 0:172nd and 10DEA - 29Rush by Robinson, J. for 2 yds. Tackle by Large-Man, B.. 0:003rd and 8DEA - 31Rush by Robinson, J. for 1 yds. Tackle by BOT145, B.. Athens kicks it deep, and Robinson converts for the 1st down! Following that Death Valley is able to run the clock out, primarily because Athens is content to not use any timeouts despite have all 3 remaining. Your season 34 champions, the Death Valley Rangers!
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  6. Question of the Week! Hello EFL! As your loving BOD, we always aim to make our league and our community as enjoyable as possible! With this, it means that everyone should be able to join the EFL, grow their player and experience their career at their pace. There has certainly been a big push to be able to make multiple TPE opportunities available whether it be on-site tasks or affiliations as well. With this, there still existed we think in general, an opportunity to add another fun element to the league as a weekly capped TPE opportunity! Branching off a fun little hypothetical question asked in a league discussion both on the forums and Discord by our very own @oilmandan, we decided to make something like this a weekly occurrence. INTRODUCING... The EFL Question of the Week! What is it? A weekly question posted at the beginning of an earning week that can be responded to for TPE. These can certainly range in what is asked whether it be dealing with current league ongoings, hypothetical questions on league functions, or other stuff. Answer the question with at least 10 words and that is it! Where is it? It can be found in the Point Tasks section of our website! Direct link found below! Question of the Week How to Claim? After answering the question, grab your link and use the added option of Question of the Week in EFLO for 3 TPE! *You may only claim the one response per week in the week that it is up I certainly hope people will enjoy this latest addition and help bring some interesting answers and activity to the site for doing just a quick task. It will likely be your easiest task of the week but maybe it will be one you enjoy as one of the most! Easy, sweet, and good TPE to help get you your 12 for the week. I understand that it is a weird time to start it being later in the week but maybe if people were looking for something to grab that extra 3 TPE later in the week, it will come at a good time. Then starting next week, Sunday or Monday at the latest, you can regularly start doing the Question of the Week! Thank you for being great EFL! - The EFL BOD
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