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Old 05-12-2013, 12:25 AM  
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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, 12:06 PM   #46
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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)
We do simulations after the real NFL season and based on player performance during that season. As soon as we finish with the rookie draft and 2012 free agency, we'll simulate the 2012 season. If a player is injured in week 6 in the NFL, he's injured in week 6 in Sandbox. There are no player attribute ratings like in Madden, rather I use elaborate statistical analysis of the NFL season, including analysis of play-by-play data, to provide the underlying data that drives the simulation engine. Every player on the field contributes to the success or failure of a given play. So just focus on which players you think are the best and build your team accordingly.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #47
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Sure, as long as I can access the site without too much difficulty.
Let me look into this a little today to see if there are easy things to do to make it more mobile friendly.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:14 PM   #48
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #49
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Sure, as long as I can access the site without too much difficulty.
I just logged on with my iPhone. Menu navigation isn't an issue for me. If I click on a menu item, the dropdown opens fine and stays down until I click the category I want. Are you having a problem with menu navigation?

One thing that doesn't work on my iPhone is drag and drop draft board sorting. But if you made your pick manually, or only kept a few players on your draftboard, it should be workable.

I could post the links, but there are like 20 of them that you'll need over the course of a season.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #50
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Just finished the registration process and stopped before naming my team. I guess I just need to be assigned my team.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #51
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Just finished the registration process and stopped before naming my team. I guess I just need to be assigned my team.
Rain Man will do that this evening or tomorrow and I'll get you set up.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:47 PM   #52
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Those who want to play need to:

1. Post in this thread
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 me or post in this thread and I will connect the existing team with your user account.
All registered. Ready for a team.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #53
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So how many teams do you need?
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #54
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All registered. Ready for a team.
You're all set with the Lexington Akitas. Good luck!
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #55
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So how many teams do you need?
Some of that depends on how many of the folks from last year make it back this year. Some of those owners have been slow to respond, but may still show up. My sense is that we can still handle a few more first timers.

Rain Man will have a better handle on that within a day or so.
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I just logged on with my iPhone. Menu navigation isn't an issue for me. If I click on a menu item, the dropdown opens fine and stays down until I click the category I want. Are you having a problem with menu navigation?

One thing that doesn't work on my iPhone is drag and drop draft board sorting. But if you made your pick manually, or only kept a few players on your draftboard, it should be workable.

I could post the links, but there are like 20 of them that you'll need over the course of a season.
Yes, the menus open and then shut immediately. I was doing it in Chrome, but I just tried it with my phone's native browser, and the menus stay open for about half a second. If I'm quick, I can make it work that way.
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I am interested in a team.

Is it possible to move a team? I didn't see Los Angeles on the franchise list and everyone knows LA is a great sports town.
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Rain Man will do that this evening or tomorrow and I'll get you set up.
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