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By Booger926
2/28/2017 11:25 pm
Ok, half way thru the current season, with a losing record, I committed to another season. Was I wrong to do this?

Re: 2018

By Authorccurrier
3/01/2017 11:29 am
Booger926 wrote:
Ok, half way thru the current season, with a losing record, I committed to another season. Was I wrong to do this?


I don't believe so. You're a new owner, new to this sim, and your team wouldn't have made the playoffs if you'd continued winning. All it would have done is make your team look like any team coached by Jeff Fisher. 7-9 every year. Seriously. You either have to have a roster to where you're good and a playoff/borderline playoff team, or you need to lose a bit so that you can build up your roster. 7-9 is the worst. My first team, Oklahoma City in Cust-21, finished 7-9 and 9-7 with me. No blue chip draft picks or game-changing draftees, no playoffs or attendance bonuses for signing free agents. It was crap. When I joined league 73, I tanked the first season, and managed to put together a halfway decent squad because of it. Looking around at the league, half of the league tries to be the #1 overall pick in the first season.

Look, tanking from the start is a problem. I don't agree with it, and I think it damages the league as a whole. You didn't do that. You pretty much took over a team that was 0-4 or something like that (I know you were here at the start, but the first couple weeks don't really count for new owners), as a brand new myfootballnow member, and tried to win. You made some great strides. Now, with half of the season behind us, we need to look to the playoffs or the future. This is where teams that aren't getting into the playoffs are fine tanking, in my opinion. A new owner like you would get whooped by some of the guys in the playoffs (you probably haven't figured out any of our tricks or schemes that we use in the playoffs; they're way more in-depth than regular season and took me about 3 seasons to figure out. I'm still not a super bowl champ), no offense.

I think it's fine that you're committing to another season.
Last edited at 3/01/2017 11:39 am

Re: 2018

By Authorccurrier
3/01/2017 11:37 am
Just looked at your division and changed my mind. You're tied for the best record in your division! Keep trying to win. I think Pittsburgh is already tanking, and in the first season, with so many people tanking, I don't think there's a huge difference between 4-12 and 9-7 pick-wise. I expect at least 8 owners to finish 3-13 or worse. I expect half of the league to finish 6-10 or worse. With your wins coming from within the division, you'd probably lose any tie breakers as far as draft picks go, and get a later pick than anyone with the same record. You'd also probably win any playoff tie breakers, since, again, your divisional record is good.

For now, try to win one or two more games and see how you match-up with your divisional rivals. If, at 6-5 or 6-7, it looks like you still won't be the winner of your division, then tank. Like I said, tons of people will finish 6-10, so there won't be a huge difference in your draft picks. If you can make the playoffs, do it. It's still pretty impressive for a greenie owner to make the playoffs. If you can't make them, or aren't confident in your team's ability, then don't. Keep in mind, though, you're 4-1 recently. I think you could make a run, assuming you can catch on to some playoff tricks.

13 teams have a worse record than you. 4 teams are tied with your record. You might get the 17th pick as it is.
Last edited at 3/01/2017 11:45 am

Re: 2018

By Booger926
3/01/2017 4:47 pm
I try to win every game. Doesn't always work out the way I want, but with every loss, I learn something.

Re: 2018

By Authorccurrier
3/01/2017 4:48 pm
Booger926 wrote:
I try to win every game. Doesn't always work out the way I want, but with every loss, I learn something.


I am glad that you are learning, though. I had to be kicked on the ground MANY times before I learned a thing. TBH, I probably was one of the worst owners on MFN for the first three months that I was a part of it. Now, I would say that I'm one of the more competent ones in any given league, but definitely not a top-20 owner.

Re: 2018

By Booger926
3/01/2017 4:54 pm
Thnx for the compliments