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    The Official 2014 Broncomaniac GM Game Rules, Sign-Up, and Discussion Page

    Read everything in my first couple of posts. I would not waste my time typing all of this stuff out if it wasn't necessary. Also, I suggest that you Subscribe to this thread in order to stay as informed as possible over the coming weeks. CP is very much appreciated. Running this game is a lot of work.

    This game is a standing tradition for the last few years, and will continue to be so this year. For new players, you are responsible for GM-ing a team through the draft and trades to make your team better. This year we will be starting a little earlier than usual to get the foul taste of that Super Bowl defeat out of our mouths. I know, I know. We got demolished and it stinks. But life goes on, and we'll just have to make due passing time with this game until the real life draft comes to occupy our attention.

    I'm looking for someone, or a group of someones, to do the grading. I don't really recall anyone doing much for the grades last year, but I could be wrong. Certainly there was no "Official" grader or what not. If you even care about that label. But this year I think it would be nice to have someone giving feeback. Ideally it would not be any of the GMs, since they would be somewhat biased, but if it comes down to it I'd rather have that than nothing.

    Here are some links from last years game in case any of the new people would like to see how it goes. The rules this year will be very similar, including the rule that ALL FREE AGENTS WILL BE LOCKED AND RETURN TO THEIR PREVIOUS TEAM. I know it is kind of cool to let real life FA play out for a week and see where the big name guys land, but when we tried to do that in the game we ended up having a lot more confusion than was worth it. Plus, the trading is more involved when you can deal away your marquee guys. At least that's how I feel about it.

    Overall Rules - http://forums.denverbroncos.com/show...age&highlight=
    Trades - http://forums.denverbroncos.com/show...ead&highlight=
    Draft Rules - http://forums.denverbroncos.com/show...ead&highlight=
    Draft Selection - http://forums.denverbroncos.com/show...ead&highlight=

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    And now for that part that you've all been waiting for, the timeline:

    Sign-Ups for returning players: 2/3 - 2/10
    Sign-Ups for new players (to fill the vacant GM spots): 2/11 at 12:01am EST (1 minute after midnight)


    Sorry Ringo, you did a good job last year but the GM-ship of the Broncos is going to continue to be a revolving door. You will not automatically be able to return to that team, but as a returning vet you have first priority on any open GM spot. Also, you can throw your name into the Broncos mix if you wish - maybe you'll get lucky again. The GM of the Broncos will be chosen randomly. Anyone interested needs to post so in this thread during the sign-up period. A random drawing will happen on the 10th and the Broncos GM spot will be awarded. A new player will not have the opportunity to GM the Broncos. You must prove yourself worthy first.

    ***Returning GMs - you must post in this thread declaring your intention to return to Team X. I will not automatically assume that you want to play again. Failure to notify me by the deadline above will most likely result in your GM spot being filled by someone else. If you are interesting in changing teams, you must indicate such in your post. Include the name of the team you had last year, and a statement listing the team(s) you'd like to have this year. Hopefully you'll be able to read each other's posts and see which of the other returning vets is interesting in swapping, and then you can work it out amongst yourselves.

    ***Returning Asst. GMs - You are eligible to sign up for a team during the first window, but you have to sign up for an open team or find an old GM willing to relinquish theirs, since all GMs from last year have first priority on their squad.

    ***New GMs - At 12:01am EST(1 minute after midnight) on the 11th, new players can sign up (in this thread) with their order of preference and will be given GM spots on a first come, first serve basis.

    Of course, if you are looking to be an assistant GM, then post here in this thread and work something out with one of the returning players. You do not have to wait until the 11th to sign up for an assistant GM position.

    Trading Period: 2/17 - 3/8
    Draft: 3/10 - 3/23 (16 picks per day)


    A Draft Rules/Discussion thread will be created at a later date with more concrete details about the draft. A 20 day trading window is plenty of time to get all your stuff done. WARNING: You do not have to complete all your trades in the first 2-3 days. Things will start off hot with a lot of action, but there will still be good trades to be had in the 2nd and 3rd week. All trades will need to be PM'd to me by midnight on the 8th, as that is the final deadline.

    ALL OF THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE! But I will try to give everyone ample time to adjust.

    FAIR WARNING: If you miss three (or more) of your assigned draft slots, you will be considered an INACTIVE GM. This game is getting more and more popular every year, so if we have people that aren't up to snuff they're gonna get the boot. I think we had 3-4 GMs last year not quite up to snuff, and so they will not be guaranteed a spot as a returning GM.
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    Trade Rules

    Commissioner - berlownacyo7s

    TC/Verifier - berlownacyo7s
    TC- JakeNBake
    TC- Ringo56
    TC- MHS
    TC- broncos SB2010

    That was the trade council from last year; hopefully they will all be able to return again this year, but it might change a little bit.

    Ok guys, here's the deal. All trades must be approved/disapproved by THE COUNCIL. This is to keep the game legitimate, not to spoil the fun. In other words, DO NOT FIRE UP MADDEN 25 TO DEVISE ANY TRADES BECAUSE THEY WILL BE LAUGHED AT AND REJECTED! Let’s keep it as realistic as possible please (i.e. no trading key superstar players for a bunch of scrubs). I know some of you like the idea of trading away great players, but all decisions will ultimately have to be approved by the council. If 3 of the 5 above people do not think the trade should pass, then it will not be allowed. Sorry, that's just the way it is. It's nothing personal. You're always welcome to change up and re-submit your trade for another vote if you want to.

    Also, once a player has been traded they are not eligible to be re-traded. This issue happened a couple of times in the past, but it really kills this realism of the game. Unless you are working on some sort of three team trade (in which case notify me of your intention to re-deal the player), do not expect to be able to trade for QB Joe Dude one day and then turn around and trade him away the next. It'll get rejected immediately.

    Since I am the verifier on the trade council you will submit all trades to me directly via PM. Then I will quickly check to see if it is valid or not. If valid, I will vote on it and pass it along to the other 4 members of the trade council for voting. If invalid, I will respond to your PM and let you know where the problem is. I am normally on quite a bit during the afternoon/evening, so feel free to PM me if you have questions. Please use an accurate subject line in ALL messages sent to me. Examples: "Broncos/Browns Trade" or "Draft Order Question". If you have trouble memorizing my user name for the messages just remember: b-r-o-n-c-o-s/-e-l-w-a-y-7- >>> it's really easy. I normally keep my PM boxes pretty clean, but if it gets clogged then feel free to submit trades to my email address: berlownacyo7s@yahoo.com

    My intention is to gather all of the trades for the day and send them off to the rest of the council in a nightly message for a mass approval/disapproval vote some time around 10:00 PM (central) or so. Hopefully the rest of the trade council will be able to respond some time the next day, allowing me to officially post the accepted trades roughly 24 hours after they were submitted. So if you're looking to get your trades through quickly I recommend that you submit them before it gets too late in the day.

    But seriously guys, if we all just use the same reference for our draft order (the one I've posted below) and keep track of what all we've done, there is really no reason besides sloppy GM-ing to submit invalid trades. Please remember what pick(s) you trade so that you don't accidentally trade the same pick twice. If you are on top of your game and propose reasonable trades then they should move through the system quickly. Only one GM (of the teams involved in the trade) needs to send me the trade. I don't need duplicate messages clogging up my PM box. And please, do not send me any trade that has not been completely agreed upon by all parties involved. I don't want to have to rescind trades because one person submitted it for council approval before the other GM actually consented.

    I know I'm pretty picky about this, but PLEASE use this EXACT formatting when submitting trades to me:

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    Denver Broncos receive:
    QB Brady Quinn

    Cleveland Browns receive:
    RB Peyton Hillis
    6th round pick (### overall)

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    Include position and name for all players; round and overall number for draft picks. If you don't I will probably try to interpret what you intended, but I might just send it back to you as invalid - it'll really just depened on how nice I'm feeling at the moment. Either way you probably don't want to tick me off by sending my sloppy trades since I control one of the five votes that determine the trade's fate.

    This year I'm going to be a lot more strict about to formatting. It's not that tough guys. Please please please just use the exact order I noted above. It makes posting the accepted trades SOOOOOO much easier. I wasted so much time last year trying to figure out you guys trade proposals and I'm not doing that again this time.

    DO NOT SEND ME ANY TRADES UNTIL THE TRADING PERIOD BEGINS!!!!!!


    HELPFUL TIP - It's very useful to post your Trade Block and/or Draft Picks in the Biography section of your profile. If your sig is big enough to hold it, that would obviously be a lot better, but ever since they re-sized those it's getting harder and harder to do that. You can look at my profile for a template example if you wish.
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    GM List from 2013

    Here is a list of all the GMs from last year. The ones in red were too inactive last year and are not eligible to be GMs this year. But they are welcome to sign up as someone's assistant. If you were involved last year and yet not on this list, notify me.

    NFC East
    Dallas Cowboys - johnlimburg
    New York Giants - NDGuy521
    Philadelphia Eagles - Scheyjosh
    Washington Redskins - Mosk

    NFC North
    Chicago Bears - broncos SB2010, Asst – Al Wilson 4 Mayor
    Detroit Lions - D.J.55
    Green Bay Packers - skate_d3
    Minnesota Vikings - the0rangecrush

    NFC South
    Atlanta Falcons - canadiansbronco
    Carolina Panthers - Gsam
    New Orleans Saints - ClintLB8
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Matymaddog

    NFC West
    Arizona Cardinals - amac1984
    San Francisco 49ers - berlownacyo7s
    Seattle Seahawks – CTM
    St. Louis Rams - Lukic

    AFC East
    Buffalo Bills - PeytonIsDaMan
    Miami Dolphins - BroncoFanBoy
    New England Patriots - SoundsOfSuccess
    New York Jets – *Atwater*

    AFC North
    Baltimore Ravens - HUMCALC
    Cincinatti Bengals - MHSalute
    Cleveland Browns – akbroncoguy
    Pittsburgh Steelers - MHS

    AFC South
    Houston Texans - #24 Next Champ, Asst - #87Birdman
    Indianapolis Colts – THEdraftnik
    Jacksonville Jaguars – FlowdaBroncoFan, Asst – HDbroncos02
    Tennessee Titans - Roddoliver

    AFC West
    Kansas City Chiefs - SecondsAway131, Asst - 100%Broncoholic
    Oakland Raiders - Aussie Bronc
    San Diego Chargers – simplistickhaos
    Denver Broncos – Ringo56


    So the Lions, Falcons, Rams, Titans, and Chargers are open for first come, first serve for returning GMs.
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    This is the draft order we will be using. Yes, I am aware that it's probably not perfect. But it matches what I've found on two different websites, so it'll be the one we're using. Find the picks your team has. Write down the overall pick numbers. If you send me a trade with a wrong pick number I'm not going to be nice this year and try to find the pick you intended to trade.

    For the Dallas and Baltimore coin flip, I went ahead and assumed Dallas won. Sorry Baltimore GM, your draft picks might be one slot lower than they turn out to be in real life.

    ***If you think you see an error with your teams picks, please send me a PM with links to multiple websites validating your claim.***

    Round 1

    1 – HOU
    2 – STL
    3 – JAX
    4 – CLE
    5 – OAK
    6 – ATL
    7 – TB
    8 – MIN
    9 – BUF
    10 – DET
    11 – TEN
    12 – NYG
    13 – STL
    14 – CHI
    15 – PIT
    16 – DAL
    17 – BAL
    18 – NYJ
    19 – MIA
    20 – ARI
    21 – GB
    22 – PHI
    23 – KC
    24 – CIN
    25 – SD
    26 – CLE
    27 – NO
    28 – CAR
    29 – NE
    30 – SF
    31 – DEN
    32 – SEA


    Round 2

    1 (33) - HOU
    2 (34) - WAS
    3 (35) - CLE
    4 (36) - OAK
    5 (37) - ATL
    6 (38) - TB
    7 (39) - JAX
    8 (40) - MIN
    9 (41) - BUF
    10 (42) - TEN
    11 (43) - NYG
    12 (44) - STL
    13 (45) - DET
    14 (46) - PIT
    15 (47) - DAL
    16 (48) - BAL
    17 (49) - NYJ
    18 (50) - MIA
    19 (51) - CHI
    20 (52) - ARI
    21 (53) - GB
    22 (54) - PHI
    23 (55) - CIN
    24 (56) - SF
    25 (57) - SD
    26 (58) - NO
    27 (59) - IND
    28 (60) - CAR
    29 (61) - SF
    30 (62) - NE
    31 (63) - DEN
    32 (64) - SEA


    Round 3

    1 (65) - HOU
    2 (66) - WAS
    3 (67) - OAK
    4 (68) - ATL
    5 (69) - NYJ
    6 (70) - JAX
    7 (71) - CLE
    8 (72) - MIN
    9 (73) - BUF
    10 (74) - NYG
    11 (75) - STL
    12 (76) - DET
    13 (77) - SF
    14 (78) - DAL
    15 (79) - BAL
    16 (80) - NYJ
    17 (81) - MIA
    18 (82) - CHI
    19 (83) - CLE
    20 (84) - ARI
    21 (85) - GB
    22 (86) - PHI
    23 (87) - KC
    24 (88) - CIN
    25 (89) - SD
    26 (90) - IND
    27 (91) - NO
    28 (92) - CAR
    29 (93) - NE
    30 (94) - SF
    31 (95) - DEN
    32 (96) - MIN


    Round 4

    1 (97) - HOU
    2 (98) - WAS
    3 (99) - ATL
    4 (100) - TB
    5 (101) - JAX
    6 (102) - CLE
    7 (103) - OAK
    8 (104) - MIN
    9 (105) - BUF
    10 (106) - STL
    11 (107) - DET
    12 (108) - TEN
    13 (109) - NYG
    14 (110) - JAX
    15 (111) - NYJ
    16 (112) - MIA
    17 (113) - CHI
    18 (114) - PIT
    19 (115) - DAL
    20 (116) - ARI
    21 (117) - GB
    22 (118) - PHI
    23 (119) - CIN
    24 (120) - KC
    25 (121) - SD
    26 (122) - NO
    27 (123) - CLE
    28 (124) - CAR
    29 (125) - SF
    30 (126) - NE
    31 (127) - DEN
    32 (128) - SEA


    Round 5

    1 (129) - HOU
    2 (130) - WAS
    3 (131) - TB
    4 (132) - JAX
    5 (133) - CLE
    6 (134) - SEA
    7 (135) - ATL
    8 (136) - MIN
    9 (137) - BUF
    10 (138) - JAX
    11 (139) - TEN
    12 (140) - NYG
    13 (141) - STL
    14 (142) - NYJ
    15 (143) - MIA
    16 (144) - CHI
    17 (145) - PIT
    18 (146) - DAL
    19 (147) - JAX
    20 (148) - ARI
    21 (149) - GB
    22 (150) - PHI
    23 (151) - KC
    24 (152) - CIN
    25 (153) - SD
    26 (154) - IND
    27 (155) - NO
    28 (156) - CAR
    29 (157) - PHI
    30 (158) - SF
    31 (159) - DEN
    32 (160) - SEA


    Round 6

    1 (161) - HOU
    2 (162) - WAS
    3 (163) - JAX
    4 (164) - CLE
    5 (165) - OAK
    6 (166) - ATL
    7 (167) - CHI
    8 (168) - MIN
    9 (169) - BUF
    10 (170) - TEN
    11 (171) - NYG
    12 (172) - STL
    13 (173) - DET
    14 (174) - MIA
    15 (175) - CHI
    16 (176) - PIT
    17 (177) - DAL
    18 (178) - BAL
    19 (179) - NYJ
    20 (180) - ARI
    21 (181) - GB
    22 (182) - NE
    23 (183) - CIN
    24 (184) - KC
    25 (185) - SD
    26 (186) - NO
    27 (187) - IND
    28 (188) - CA
    29 (189) - SF
    30 (190) - NE
    31 (191) - DEN
    32 (192) - SEA


    Round 7

    1 (193) - HOU
    2 (194) - WAS
    3 (195) - CLE
    4 (196) - OAK
    5 (197) - ATL
    6 (198) - TB
    7 (199) - JAX
    8 (200) - MIN
    9 (201) - BUF
    10 (202) - NYG
    11 (203) - STL
    12 (204) - DET
    13 (205) - TEN
    14 (206) - DAL
    15 (207) - PIT
    16 (208) - DAL
    17 (209) - IND
    18 (210) - NYJ
    19 (211) - MIA
    20 (212) - OAK
    21 (213) - GB
    22 (214) - PHI
    23 (215) - KC
    24 (216) - CIN
    25 (217) - SD
    26 (218) - SF
    27 (219) - SF
    28 (220) - SF
    29 (221) - NE
    30 (222) - SF
    31 (223) - DEN
    32 (224) - SEA
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    I, berlownacyo7s, have read and understand the rules and wish to return to my spot as the GM of the San Francisco 49ers.

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    Anyone who wants the Vikes this year can have them.

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    I, Charlie Brown, have read and understand the rules and wish to be the GM of the Cleveland Browns

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    Could assistant GMs from last year sign up in the 2/3 - 2/10 date to be a main GM?
    2014 Adopt-A-Bronco: #43 T.J. WARD & #38 QUINTON CARTER
    2013 Adopt-A-Bronco: #25 CHRIS HARRIS

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    I CTM have read and understand the rules and wish to return as GM of the Seahawks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDbroncos02 View Post
    Could assistant GMs from last year sign up in the 2/3 - 2/10 date to be a main GM?
    Good question. Yes - but you have to chose from one of the available teams or try to find an old GM willing to relinquish theirs.

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    I, FlowdaBroncoFan, have read and understand these rules. I wish to return to my tam of the last several years (Jacksonville Jaguars). I would like to enter my name into the drawing for the Broncos.
    Jacksonville Jaguars Broncomania GM:

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    I, HDbroncos02, have read and understand the rules, and wish to be the GM of the Atlanta Falcons.
    2014 Adopt-A-Bronco: #43 T.J. WARD & #38 QUINTON CARTER
    2013 Adopt-A-Bronco: #25 CHRIS HARRIS

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    I,Broncos SB2010, have read and understand the rules and wish to return to my spot as the GM of the Chicago Bears. I can also do the trade council again.

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    I, HUMCALC, have read and understand the rules would like BUFF this year. If not, I'll take MINN. I too, would like to throw my hat into the ring for the Broncos GM
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    I, BroncoFanBoy, have read and understand the rules and wish to return as GM of the Miami Dolphins. I would also like to enter my name into the Broncos drawing.

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