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Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (FULL!)

Postby skinnerstein on Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:53 pm

NOTE: Singles are being accepted for reserves!

The upcoming NFL playoffs got me thinking that a team tournament with a structure based loosely on the NFL's regular season and playoffs could be really fun.... Then I got to worrying about copyright infringement, so I've made some changes. Gone are the familiar conferences and divisions, the number of regular games is different, and the bracketed playoff starts with an even 16 teams rather than 14... but the overall structure should feel quite familiar.

Tournament "League" Structure
This is a worldwide tournament so the conferences represent the Northern and Southern Hemispheres of the world. The divisions are based on the continents, with Asia split into East and West to make an even 8. Anyone may join any division, you don't have to be in the division that corresponds to where you actually live (otherwise we'd never fill the Antartic division :P ).

Teams
Each team of two will choose a unique home "field" (map). This is where their home games will be played. The only exception is that the World 2.1 map is reserved for the championship game and cannot be selected as a home field. Each team will declare their combined point value at signup. This will be used for the "salary cap" and tiebreakers for playoff qualifying and seeding.

"Salary Cap"
In professional football a salary cap ensures that no one team can "money whip" the rest of the league. For this tournament a similar rule will apply. No one team may have a collective point value, at the time of signup, of higher than 5500 points to keep any one team from being unfairly strong.

Regular Season Play
The regular season for each team will consist of 2 games each against teams within their division and 6 games with other teams, for a total of 12 games. After each round ("week") of games, the standings will be posted. Teams will be ranked within their conference and divisions.

Playoff Qualifying
The 2 teams from each division with the best records will enter a single-elimination playoff to determine the Global Gridiron Champions after the 12 regular season games have been concluded. The remaining 16 teams are eliminated from the tournament at this time.

Playoff Seeding
Playoff seeding will follow the same process as professional football. The teams from each conference that qualify will be seeded 1-8 based on their record (see tiebreakers below). The number 8 team from each conference will face the number 1 team, number 7 will face number 2, number 6 will face number 3, and number 5 will face number 4.

Home Field
For the regular season, home field will be distributed evenly so that each team plays 8 games at home and 8 games on the road. For the playoffs, the two teams' records will determine who plays at home and who plays on the road.

Tiebreakers
For qualifying, seeding, and home field advantage the won/lost record will be used. In the event of a tie, the following procedures will be used to break the tie:
1. Wins within division - The team with the most wins within their own division will win the tiebreaker. In the event that this number is tied,
2. Strength of wins - During the regular season the point differential for each game will be tracked. The total point differential for all wins will be summed and the team with the higher number will win the tiebreaker. In the event that this number is tied,
3. Coin toss - Each team will be assigned a face of a coin (US Quarter Dollar). The tournament organizer (me) will flip the coin five times. The team whose face of the coin appears at least 3 times will win the tiebreaker.

Miscellaneous
Since I'll be responsible for setting up the schedule and the coin tosses and whatnot, I will refrain from joining the tournament myself.

I would like to encourage you to name your teams as though they were professional sports teams, but please do not choose names that are already in use in the NFL, AFL, or CFL... don't want to risk copyright issues... :)

If anyone sees any major issues with the rules or anything, please PM me, I welcome constructive criticism... especially since this is my first time to organize a tournament.

To join the tournament, please post with the following:

Team Name:
Division of Choice:
Home Mape:
Team Members with Current Score:

All tournament info (teams, standings, schedules, playoff bracket) are tracked here:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pJVZ5t_-HT10LjnrntpWFAQ&gid=0

By the way, since I apparently forgot to mention it, the format of the individual games is:
Standard/Sequential/Flat Rate/Chained/Fog
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (0 / 32)

Postby skinnerstein on Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:46 pm

Ok, so I received some of the requested constructive feedback and have made a couple of changes...

#1, this will now be a Doubles tournament rather than a Quads tournament, since it's harder to pull together a team of 4
#2, I've raised the per-team member average score cap so that the team cap is 5500 points. This should also encourage more players to join.
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (0 / 32)

Postby Blairstokeshone on Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:49 am

Hi, This sounds like my kind of tornament, But I have a few questions, Can a non-premium member play? and does your team mate have to come from in my case Europe or is that just for effect? I think my team mate is USA. and I'm UK.

Thanks look forward to your reply
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (0 / 32)

Postby skinnerstein on Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:16 pm

It's open to premiums and non-premiums alike and no, there are no geographical requirements or restrictions, that's just for effect :)
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (0 / 32)

Postby yemphan on Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:19 pm

me and kurzdog are in.

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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (0 / 32)

Postby yemphan on Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:22 pm

yemphan and kurzdog choose Europe as their home field.
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (0 / 32)

Postby acores2005 on Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:44 am

me and icegeneral

Our map is Iberia

Europe division
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (0 / 32)

Postby skinnerstein on Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:24 pm

yemphan wrote:yemphan and kurzdog choose Europe as their home field.


What division?
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (2 / 32)

Postby MooMoo on Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:44 am

I'll join the reserves list if possible, score's 850 atm tyty
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (2 / 32)

Postby DBandit70 on Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:37 pm

Please sign up myself and TheZepman for a team

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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (2 / 32)

Postby Kotaro on Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:09 pm

North American Division. Home Field: Feudal War
Partner: laxguy

Team Name: Team Bewbiez
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (2 / 32)

Postby irishheadgear on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:21 pm

irishheadgear and caesarmik in with BeNeLux please.

We'll do the Antarctic Division - team name O'Caesar.

Sounds fun, thanks.
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (2 / 32)

Postby caesarmik on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:38 pm

Never mind. What headgear said above for our team.

Team Name: O'Caesar
Division of Choice: XXXXX
Home Mape: BeNeLux
Team Members with Current Score: caesarmik (972); irishheadgear (1012)

Sweet. Good stuff.
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (2 / 32)

Postby irishheadgear on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:41 pm

Hey genius, read the post above yours.
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (2 / 32)

Postby Foamtech on Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:55 pm

Serialkiller74 and me...sign us up!!! (2526 points)
map: North America
Division: North America
Team Name: SeaWolves

Thanks!

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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (6 / 32)

Postby skinnerstein on Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:18 am

Updated, thanks guys!

For those of you who have not specified a team name, division, and/or map choice, please don't forget to do so! You'll remain on the reserves list until you provide at least a division and map choice!
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (6 / 32)

Postby SEAsportsfan on Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:28 pm

Team Name: Super-sexy-awesome
Division of Choice: North America
Home Map: Puget Sound
Team Members with Current Score: SEAsportsfan-1038
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (6 / 32)

Postby skinnerstein on Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:44 am

Gotcha, SEAsportsfan, thanks!
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (7 / 32)

Postby Industrial Helix on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:44 am

Team Name: The Magenta Mongeese
Division of Choice: Southern Hemisphere
Home Map: Australia
Team Members with Current Score: Industrial Helix and J to the D for a combined weight of 3020 points
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (7 / 32)

Postby skinnerstein on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:08 pm

Industrial Helix wrote:Team Name: The Magenta Mongeese
Division of Choice: Southern Hemisphere
Home Map: Australia
Team Members with Current Score: Industrial Helix and J to the D for a combined weight of 3020 points


All set, I put you in the Australia Division (Southern Hemisphere Conference)...
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (8 / 32)

Postby SEAsportsfan on Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:58 pm

do you think we should downsize? people aren't signing up....just a suggestion
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (8 / 32)

Postby skinnerstein on Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:25 am

SEAsportsfan wrote:do you think we should downsize? people aren't signing up....just a suggestion


Possibly, but let's give it a little more time.. if we downsize the overall tournament size, then the ensuing bracket has to be downsized as well, otherwise why have the "regular season"?
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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (8 / 32)

Postby scottishleaf on Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:19 am

Me and Phantomfears are up for this

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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (8 / 32)

Postby SNARF17WD on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:07 am

We are in , will get back to you with a map asap

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Re: Global Gridiron Showdown - Doubles (8 / 32)

Postby SEAsportsfan on Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:50 am

skinnerstein wrote:
SEAsportsfan wrote:do you think we should downsize? people aren't signing up....just a suggestion


Possibly, but let's give it a little more time.. if we downsize the overall tournament size, then the ensuing bracket has to be downsized as well, otherwise why have the "regular season"?


True...I don't want to downsize, but it seems like this tourney is filling up slowly
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