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Old 05-11-2013, 11:25 PM  
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Sandbox football is gearing up - room for new owners.

Hi all,

For those of you who haven't participated, our Sandbox Simulations football game had a good initial test, and we're gearing up for Season Two now. We have some openings for new team owners, and the current leagues will be free forever since we're still beta testing.

The league works like this:

1. You get a team. Since we're in Season Two, you will be hired to run an existing team as coach/owner.
2. The teams currently have their end of year rosters from 2011, so you'll be able to do a fair bit of rebuilding. We'll hold the 2012 rookie draft and a veteran free agent acquisition, and then we'll conduct a season. You'll build a full 53-man roster.
3. The seasons are just like NFL football. You'll develop a general offensive and defensive philosophy and game plan for your team, and you'll deal with lineup shuffles as players get injured. Each week you'll get a play by play to see how your team fared.
4. The season is played on an accelerated basis so we should be done with it before the real NFL training camp starts. At that point we'll hold a 2013 rookie draft, and you'll be able to pick up veteran free agents over the course of the real NFL season.
5. Repeat as desired.

It's quite fun, actually, and the game engine works superbly. It's quite enjoyable to pull up the play by play and watch the game unfold, and to grumble as you have to shuffle lineups when injuries occur.

We'll be going commercial with the game at some point soon, but the two beta leagues will always be free. You'll be like George Halas with the Bears - at some point these franchises will be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.*

So if you're interested, let me know here and I'll assign you to a team. As with the real NFL, you don't have control over the team you inherit, so your challenge may be maintaining a powerhouse or more likely rebuilding a team that was managed poorly - you know, like the Chiefs.

* - Financial performance not guaranteed.


Here's the thread that started it all: http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=248221


If you want to play,

Those who want to play need to:

1. Post in this thread and we'll confirm whether a team is currently available.
2. Register on http://sandboxsimulations.com using the access code: 6Lanier3
3. Follow the registration procedure until you get to the screen where you select your team name. STOP HERE WITHOUT PICKING A TEAM NAME.
4. Once Rain Man assigns you a team, and you have completed through step 3, PM cdcox or post in this thread and cdcox will connect the existing team with your user account
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #31
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Put me down!
The team's a bit of a rebuilding project, but how about we put you down for the Lexington Akitas in League 2? They went 1-15 last year but weren't being actively managed, and they have the #1 pick in the 2012 draft to solve your problem at right tackle. Or maybe another position.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #32
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I just need links to all the important parts of the site. Whether they're accessible somewhere on the index page that I can click on, or even just posted on a thread on here.
Cool. So you're still in? We can send you links.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #33
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I'll do one as well.
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I'll do it

Are the players in their primes?(LT al Harris ect)
I will have teams for both of you, but am traveling today and need to confirm that I'm not giving you a team from an active owner who has not yet checked in. Check back in tomorrow and I'll have teams for you.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:22 AM   #34
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Old Dog's Friend -- Columbia KC Hood Stars -- needs to register on Sandbox (post 29)
Tambaberry -- St. Louis Spiders -- needs to register on Sandbox (post 29)

Someone by the handle of Jak2786 registered on Sandbox, but I don't know who they are or what team they are to be assigned.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:28 AM   #35
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:33 AM   #36
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You are all set with the Soux Falls Swagger. Just sign in with your handle hootie2485. If you forgot your password you can reset it through your email. Let me know if you need help.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:35 AM   #37
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #38
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I'd like to try this if you got an open spot.
Yep. Go ahead and register using the procedure of post 29. Rain Man will figure out which team to assign you later today or tomorrow, then we'll get you hooked up.
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #40
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #43
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are there quantifications for speed/blocking/etc? in other words, chris johnson is pretty fast--he'd likely be a 97/100 but he's not a great pass or run blocker (so, what, 12/100?)

for QBs, peyton manning NOW would be like a 95/100 accuracy but maybe only an 85/100 (if I'm being generous). I'd assume something like this is used in an algorithm to actually simulate the games--having the numbers would be of assistance, especially the 'injury' stats (in other words, the 'madden' ratings)
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I like'y this one...
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Sure, as long as I can access the site without too much difficulty.
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