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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:55 pm

The league teams for the 2021 season are shaping up, with 8 teams being accepted into the league, and another under possible contract.

The current teams for the 2021 season are:

Atlanta Flying Fleet
Baltimore Bluebirds
Las Vegas Outlaws
Louisiana Royals
Louisville Lightning
Memphis Comets
Norfolk Commanders
San Antonio Texans

The St. Louis Brewers are under going a possible purchase, but nothing is finalized at this point. There are currently three GUD created teams which can be purchased by owners who do not want to create their own team identities, but want to own a franchise. The available team are as follows:

San Diego Breakers
St. Louis Brewers
Washington Stars

Initial applications into the GSL are being accepted through January 10, 2021.
The 2021 season is currently scheduled to start Sunday February 21, 2021, but this date is tentative, and depends on the end of the 2020 NFL season.
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Post  Austin Snelick Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:44 am

The purchase of the St. Louis Brews has gone through! The Brewers will join the GSL for a second season in 2021.

The San Diego Breakers and Washington Start franchises are still available for purchase for the 2021 season.

The Los Angeles Express franchise will fold after the 2020 season, with the logos and wordmarks being retired, but the name will be available, and the city of Los Angeles will be void of a team for the 2021 season.
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Post  Austin Snelick Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:28 am

A 10th franchise has been given initial approval into the GSL for the 2021 season:
The Minnesota Honey Badgers, behind owner James Moreau.
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Post  Austin Snelick Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:35 am

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Set of teams that have passed initial approval for the 2021 GSL Season
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Set of teams that are official in the 2021 GSL season, with at least primary approval, and have owners who have payed the franchise fee
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Post  Austin Snelick Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:10 pm

An 11th team has been accepted into the GSL for the 2021 season:
The Arizona Eagles

Owner Alex Zenzola will also be the lead graphics designer for the GSL championship logos (tentatively named the Gridiron Bowl, starting in the 2021 season), and possibly other league logos.

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Post  Austin Snelick Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:17 am

The GSL has added a 12th team to it's list of teams for the 2021 season, that have been granted initial approval into the league:
The Cincinnati Knights, run by owner Ryan Knepp.

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Post  Austin Snelick Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:43 pm

The GSL has a 13th team that will play in the 2021 season, in the way of a buyout of the San Diego Breakers.

Owner Steven Crawford has decided to buy the rights to the name, but will overhaul the team's designs. The Breakers will still play in San Diego, for at least the 2021 season, but the new team owner has inquired about moving the team in the future.

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Possible divisions are beginning to shape up. The four teams in the west will likely play in the same division, and in there are 4 teams that currently line the Mississippi river, who could potentially group into a central division. There is also a cluster of teams in the east, which could be grouped, but division groupings will depend on any future teams entering the league.
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Post  Austin Snelick Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:56 am

Yet another team has been given primary approval for the 2021 Season, bringing the league up to 14 teams.

The Toledo Shadow, owned by PJ Mac.

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Post  Austin Snelick Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:19 am

The GSL is on a roll, adding yet another team for 2021; the Wisconsin Stags, owned by Patrick Davis.
The Stags are based in Milwaukee, but ownership has plans to play some home games in Green Bay, to reach the wider Wisconsin market.

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Post  Austin Snelick Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:39 pm

Three additional teams have completed primary league approval over the Thanksgiving holiday, bringing the league up to 18 teams for the 2021 season.

First, the Los Angeles Express will be purchased by new owner Chase Lazarus. The designs for the Express will remain about the same, but may include an updated primary train logo.

The next new team, is the Pennsylvania Keystones, owned by Zachary Vought. The Keystones will play at Beaver Stadium, in State College, PA. Most team designs have already been approved, which you can see here:
http://www.gridiron-uniforms.com/GSL/controller/controller.php?action=teams&team_id=PEN

And the third new team approved is the Colorado Cabras, owned by Spencer Gillard. The Cabras are based in Denver, and will play most of their games in Denver, but, the Cabras will also plan to play one home game in Fort Collins, and another home game in Boulder, to increase fan outreach and awareness across the state of Colorado.

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Post  Austin Snelick Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:11 pm

A 19th team has come on board for the 2021 GSL season:
The Albuquerque Atoms, owned by Greg Seher

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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:12 am

The 20th team to pass initial approval into the GSL , is the Jacksonville Captains, owned by Ben Closs

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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:39 am

The 21st GSL team for the 2021 season, owned by Tim Dixon, is the Seattle Sockeyes.

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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:07 am

I've been working on scheduling formulas, to get myself ahead of the season.
My spreadsheets for scheduling can be seen here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V-jVQ8iMFSIRGfevjr_7COZMRYTY52JxSTYS0EZuQSg/edit?usp=sharing

I have possible schedules for leagues with 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 teams that will be ready to go, once I know the leagues final team count for 2021.
Currently, 14 of the 21 teams that have applied for the 2021 season are eligible, but I'm confident that we'd get to at least 16 teams by February 1st.

I plan on making the season 18 games, with a bye week for each team. If the season starts February 21st, then the playoffs will July 4th weekend. The Gridiron Bowl date will depend on the number of teams, and playoff teams.
The number of playoff teams, per the number of league teams is as follows:
16 team league => 6 playoff teams
18 team league => 7 playoff teams
20 team league => 9 playoff teams
22 team league => 10 playoff teams (5 per conference)
24 team league => 10 playoff teams (5 per conference)

You may notice that I've built my schedules around an even number of teams in the league. This just makes the scheduling formulas much, much easier to create, and avoids having week 1 and week 19 bye weeks.
If the league ends up with an odd number of teams on February 1st, the Washington Stars are going to be added to the league to give us an even number. I already own a team, so I'm thinking that the Stars will just be owned by the GUD in general. If someone wants to buy the Stars to own them, I'll have to work out another team, if we end up with an odd number, or figure something else out, but the league will for sure have an even number of teams.
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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:46 pm

A flurry of new team applications has come in the past 24 hours, adding 3 new teams.

The first is the Toronto Terror, owned by Curtis Peddle

Next is a team based in Oakland, owned by AJ Huse. AJ is still considering several names for the team: Occhi, Icons, Guardians, and Vision

The next team will be the Washington Stars, who were bought by owner Patrick Barnes. Patrick is moving the Stars from Audi Field to FedEx Field, for a larger stadium.

This brings the league up to a possible 24 teams, although, as of today, only 16 teams of the 24 that have applied are eligible for the 2021 season at this moment.

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Post  Austin Snelick Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:24 am

A couple more teams are looking to come on board for the 2021 GSL season.

First, we have the Dallas Diesel, owned by Rafael Menoncin

Next, we have the Miami Sol, owned by John Nelson, who is one of the GUD's field graphics creators, who has also done all of the USFL fields for the GUD.

Teams are filling up, with less than a week before the initial application deadline. There are now 26 teams applied for the 2021 GSL season, of which, 17 are eligible to participate in the 2021 season.

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Post  NeauXone Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:59 am

When exactly can we expect the 2021 schedule to be released?
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Post  Austin Snelick Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:39 pm

The final deadline for completing teams and submitting the Franchise fee is Sunday January 31st. I won't know the final team count, and which teams will be in the league until that date, so I would like to put the schedule together the first week of February. I will, however be spending a good deal of time perfecting the field for Super Bowl LV, for the Super Bowl Fields Database, so the schedule could come out later. With the season expected to kick off on Thursday February 18th, I really would like to have the schedule out by February 10th at the latest.

Once we hit the January 10th deadline for team submissions, I can try to create multiple schedules, since I will know the minimum and maximum number of teams at that point, so I could possibly have the schedule out the first week of February, if I plan ahead (which I'd like to).

Sorry I don't have an exact date, but there are a lot of moving parts, but I'm as eager as everyone else to get the schedule out there as soon as possible.
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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:01 am

Looking at the teams that have applied, and which teams are just about done, I've decided to end the initial application period to the GSL.

I believe the league will end up with 24 teams once we hit the January 31st deadline. I know 26 teams applied, but one team I've heard nothing from in 3 months, and they won't reply, and a couple of other teams, which completed their designs 2 months ago stopped communicating when it came time to pay the franchise fee. So I think we will end up at 24 teams, but if we get to 26, that's also great. If we end up at an odd number of teams, I do have a contingency team in waiting, owned by one of the GUD members.

This will now allow me to continue scheduling work, and I can come up with multiple schedules, give the possible teams. We have 19 teams that are officially accepted into the 2021 season, but there's 3 teams I expect to complete all their tasks by the end of the week.
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Post  Austin Snelick Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:58 am

The Toledo Shadow informed me that they would be dropping out of the GSL this morning, so we will have 24 teams for the 2021 Season.

Knowing that, I have aligned the 6 divisions (3 per conference)

Eastern Conference

North
1. Toronto Terror
2. Wisconsin Stags
3. Pennsylvania Keystones
4. Cincinnati Knights

South
1. Atlanta Flying Fleet
2. Louisiana Royals
3. Jacksonville Captains
4. Louisville Lightning

East
1. Baltimore Bluebirds
2. Washington Stars
3. Norfolk Commanders
4. Miami Sol


Western Conference

Central
1. San Antonio Texans
2. Dallas Diesel
3. St. Louis Brewers
4. Memphis Comets

Pacific
1. Seattle Sockeyes
2. Oakland Icons
3. Los Angeles Express
4. San Diego Breakers

West
1. Las Vegas Outlaws
2. Arizona Eagles
3. Colorado Cabras
4. Albuquerque Atoms


Since I know the teams, I can get a schedule out in the near future, instead of the first week of February. I'll schedule some pre-season games, as well, so that I will know that my simulation scripts are working correctly. I think we will have two pre-season games per team, scheduled for Thursday February 4th, and Thursday February 11th. The season will start Thursday February 18th, with the Las Vegas Outlaws at the Seattle Sockeyes.
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Post  Zenzo Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:36 pm

Hey everyone,

The Inaugural Gridiron Bowl is set to take place in New Orleans.  I have designed the logo and am pleased to post it here.

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Post  NeauXone Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:56 pm

That's slick. Reminds me of Super Bowl 31.
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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:39 am

One of the reasons I chose New Orleans as the site for the first Gridiron Bowl, is that there are so many things you can do with a logo. This one is fantastic.

A good thing about the GSL being a Spring league, is that the Gridiron Bowl can be held in any city, weather wise.
I'm thinking for Gridiron Bowl II, I'll have to set up some sort of commission for choosing the site, and have league owners vote on the game site. I don't think I'll set that up until after this season concludes, so that there's something GSL related going on in the off season.
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Post  Austin Snelick Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:17 am

Just a heads up:
I'm going to be working on configuring the standings tables, so I'm going to temporarily have some game scores showing for each game. These scores mean nothing, and won't be based on the actual team offensive and defensive rankings for the season. I just need to be able to write the code that determines the standings for each team.
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Post  NeauXone Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:04 pm

I'm looking at the playoff schedule and I'm not exactly sure on how many teams are in the playoffs per conference. Can you clarify?
Edit: NVM, scrolled up and saw it was 5 per conference.
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Post  92Mafia Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:52 am

Where should I send the field schedules?
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Post  Austin Snelick Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:20 am

NeauXone wrote:I'm looking at the playoff schedule and I'm not exactly sure on how many teams are in the playoffs per conference. Can you clarify?
Edit: NVM, scrolled up and saw it was 5 per conference.

Yep, looks like you found it. I'm trying to keep the number of playoff teams reasonable, and 10 of 24 teams is about 42% of teams that make the playoffs. For reference, the NFL from 2002 to 2019 had 12 of 32, which is about 38%, and this year, and moving forward, are at 14 of 32, which is about 44%. Next year, if we get the league to 32 teams (that will be the maximum number of teams the league will ever have), then we will have 14 playoff teams, similar to the NFL.

For this years playoffs, the division winners will get the top three seeds in their respective conferences, and will all have a bye week to the divisional round. The two wild cards in each conference will then play each other in the wild card round, with the winner moving on to face the number one overall seed.
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Post  Austin Snelick Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:21 am

92Mafia wrote:Where should I send the field schedules?

No where yet. I'll set up the appropriate threads when it's time. We are still a few weeks away from the start of the regular season, for posting fields.

The teams that have fields showing now only have one field design, or have fields designated for certain stadiums.
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Post  Austin Snelick Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:40 am

I'm doing some more testing again this morning. About 7:45 eastern time, you may start seeing scores show up (again, these will have nothing to do with you team through out the year, since I haven't set team rankings correctly yet). Should be down form the site by 8 or 8:15 AM as I wipe them form the database.

***EDIT***

All scores have been removed.
I will be testing out the standings code (which I still need to write a good bit for, for a 24 team league), so you will see some standings stats that won't make much sense, since no games have any scores.

***EDIT 2***

I have the standings all set to go. During the season, if the standings board shows something that doesn't make sense, or looks wrong, just ask me.
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Post  Rafael Menoncin Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:47 pm

I think a game between conference runners ups would be interesting. The game could take place before Gridiron Bowl. similar to the 60's NFL Playoff Bowl

For the name I have some suggestions like the Bronze Bowl or reusing the Playoff Bowl name

The game could take place in stadiums like the Hard Rock stadium in Miami (heritage of the original Playoff Bowl), or the Aloha Stadium (Honolulu)/ the Citrus Bowl in Orlando
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Post  Austin Snelick Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:51 pm

Rafael Menoncin wrote:I think a game between conference runners ups would be interesting. The game could take place before Gridiron Bowl. similar to the 60's  NFL Playoff Bowl

For the name I have some suggestions like the Bronze Bowl or reusing the Playoff Bowl name

The game could take place in stadiums like the Hard Rock stadium in Miami (heritage of the original Playoff Bowl), or the Aloha Stadium (Honolulu)/ the Citrus Bowl in Orlando

Well, I do like the idea, but there's some logistics things that would need to be figured out. The GSL All-Star game is already scheduled for the week before the Gridiron Bowl. The "Playoff Bowl" (just calling it that since no name is actually decided), could be that same weekend, but then you have the top 4 teams best players not even in the All-Star game. The week after the Gridiron Bowl is a possibility, but if there were to be a game after the week of the Gridiron Bowl, the All-Star Game may make more sense. In an alternate schedule, you could have the final three weeks of the season a schedule of: "Playoff Bowl", Gridiron Bowl, and the season ending All-Star game.

I still have to think about this more, and what it would take to set this up, including choosing location, the name of the game, and things like that. It's a good idea though, and I've got some idea's in my head on how to do this that I want to let sit a couple days before I make any decisions.
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Post  Rob Holecko Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:22 am

Of course since this is a simulated world and not real life the All-Star game and the Playoff Bowl could be the same day... or the same weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Who's to say the top 4 teams players couldn't play in both?
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Post  Austin Snelick Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:43 am

Rob Holecko wrote:Of course since this is a simulated world and not real life the All-Star game and the Playoff Bowl could be the same day... or the same weekend,  one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Who's to say the top 4 teams players couldn't play in both?  

True, that did cross my mind, but it just sticks in my head as un-realistic, and even though this is just a simulation league, I can't move past it. I'm leaning most strongly towards having the "Playoff Bowl" the week before the Gridiron Bowl, and the All-Star game the week after the Gridiron Bowl. That gives you a game between real teams, almost as an alternate Gridiron Bowl matchup the week before the Gridiron Bowl, and then the year ending All-Star game that puts all the leagues best players in the All-Star game to wrap up the season.
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Post  NeauXone Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:20 pm

Austin Snelick wrote:One of the reasons I chose New Orleans as the site for the first Gridiron Bowl, is that there are so many things you can do with a logo. This one is fantastic.

A good thing about the GSL being a Spring league, is that the Gridiron Bowl can be held in any city, weather wise.
I'm thinking for Gridiron Bowl II, I'll have to set up some sort of commission for choosing the site, and have league owners vote on the game site. I don't think I'll set that up until after this season concludes, so that there's something GSL related going on in the off season.
Is it cool if we announce our bid ahead of the offseason?
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Post  Austin Snelick Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:14 pm

NeauXone wrote:
Austin Snelick wrote:One of the reasons I chose New Orleans as the site for the first Gridiron Bowl, is that there are so many things you can do with a logo. This one is fantastic.

A good thing about the GSL being a Spring league, is that the Gridiron Bowl can be held in any city, weather wise.
I'm thinking for Gridiron Bowl II, I'll have to set up some sort of commission for choosing the site, and have league owners vote on the game site. I don't think I'll set that up until after this season concludes, so that there's something GSL related going on in the off season.
Is it cool if we announce our bid ahead of the offseason?

I'd prefer if people waited to announce bids, so that I can keep things organized, and give everyone an equal opportunity in these kinds of league wide activities.
I should also state that I did purposefully omit any mentions of a Gridiron Bowl logo, as that won't be part of the host selection process.
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Post  Austin Snelick Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:04 am

I just want to make a note that I didn't get to finish setting up the pre-season games for automatic simulation, so those games scores will not show up as scheduled, 3 hours after game time, as we will have to simulate those games manually. The regular season games will automatically simulate, so no issues there once the season starts.

I also haven't set the team offensive and defensive rankings for all teams just yet, and will wait until the end of the preseason (setting all teams to offensive and defensive rankings of 3, for the pre-season only).

Looking forward to the official start of the season with the first pre-season games tomorrow!
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Post  Austin Snelick Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:09 pm

The first day of pre-season is underway!

Things have run somewhat smoothly. Rob and I have been running the simulations by hand, at about the times the game scores would normally be posted.

I have found one bug in the code that is updating the standings, even though pre-season games should not effect the standings. Before I go in and fix the code, my quick fix is to just reset the standings data in the database, and that solves the problem for now. So if you see standings data in the standings tables, it's wrong, and I'll remove it before the season starts.
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Post  Austin Snelick Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:29 pm


Yep, good catch. Imade the fix. I think I put in the uniform, based on the Atoms' uniforms rules, but did not look to see that Atlanta was white at home.
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Post  Rafael Menoncin Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:34 pm

I was checking the official AT&T schedule and realized that the following Diesel games are scheduled to happen on the same day as some events, to increase realism at least three games will have to be played in the Cotton Bowl:

March 7th: Week 3, SNF vs Winsconsin
(American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium)

March 14th: Week 4, vs Memphis
(Super Cross at AT&T stadium)

March 28th: Week 6 vs Oakland
(possible bad turfcondition due to rodeos and motocross events)

After these dates, AT&T Stadium will be free to host GSL matches until the end of the regular season, but the stadium will again host events in July, which could be a problem in case of host playoff games in Dallas

After this information, I started thinking about relocating the team permanently to the Cotton Bowl, nothing is defined yet, but the idea seems good

If possible I would like to have the Cotton Bowl field template to adapt the fields to the possible games that can be played at the stadium
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Post  Austin Snelick Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:08 pm

Rafael Menoncin wrote:I was checking the official AT&T schedule and realized that the following Diesel games are scheduled to happen on the same day as some events, to increase realism at least three games will have to be played in the Cotton Bowl:

March 7th: Week 3, SNF vs Winsconsin
(American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium)

March 14th:  Week 4, vs Memphis
(Super Cross at AT&T stadium)

March 28th: Week 6 vs Oakland
(possible bad  turfcondition due to rodeos and motocross events)

After these dates, AT&T Stadium will be free to host GSL matches until the end of the regular season, but the stadium will again host events in July, which could be a problem in case of host playoff games in Dallas

After this information, I started thinking about relocating the team permanently to the Cotton Bowl, nothing is defined yet, but the idea seems good

If possible I would like to have the Cotton Bowl field template to adapt the fields to the possible games that can be played at the stadium

I may already have a Cotton Bowl template, since I think that's where you originally wanted the Diesel to play, before switching to AT&T. Either way, that's fine. I'll look for the template, or make one. For the playoffs, you can assume in this alternate universe that the GSL is big enough to take precedence over some events, therefore, in the playoffs, if there are conflicts with baseball, or other events, assume the GSL playoffs have priority.
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Post  sfcom1 Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:17 pm

Austin Snelick wrote:
I may already have a Cotton Bowl template, since I think that's where you originally wanted the Diesel to play, before switching to AT&T. Either way, that's fine. I'll look for the template, or make one. For the playoffs, you can assume in this alternate universe that the GSL is big enough to take precedence over some events, therefore, in the playoffs, if there are conflicts with baseball, or other events, assume the GSL playoffs have priority.

If you don't Austin. I have one that I can pull off my system by tonight. I just have to see which flash drive I have the
"Red River Rivalry" on it. LOL

John


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Post  Rafael Menoncin Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:59 pm

Austin Snelick wrote:
Rafael Menoncin wrote:I was checking the official AT&T schedule and realized that the following Diesel games are scheduled to happen on the same day as some events, to increase realism at least three games will have to be played in the Cotton Bowl:

March 7th: Week 3, SNF vs Winsconsin
(American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium)

March 14th:  Week 4, vs Memphis
(Super Cross at AT&T stadium)

March 28th: Week 6 vs Oakland
(possible bad  turfcondition due to rodeos and motocross events)

After these dates, AT&T Stadium will be free to host GSL matches until the end of the regular season, but the stadium will again host events in July, which could be a problem in case of host playoff games in Dallas

After this information, I started thinking about relocating the team permanently to the Cotton Bowl, nothing is defined yet, but the idea seems good

If possible I would like to have the Cotton Bowl field template to adapt the fields to the possible games that can be played at the stadium

I may already have a Cotton Bowl template, since I think that's where you originally wanted the Diesel to play, before switching to AT&T. Either way, that's fine. I'll look for the template, or make one. For the playoffs, you can assume in this alternate universe that the GSL is big enough to take precedence over some events, therefore, in the playoffs, if there are conflicts with baseball, or other events, assume the GSL playoffs have priority.

Great! the team will use the same pattern of endzones in the games that should take place in the Cotton Bowl, it will not be necessary much editing in the images, I just need to move to the natural grass template, as it gets more sunny in the Cotton Bowl, probably the blue endzones will be used instead of the oranges!
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Post  Austin Snelick Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:08 pm

sfcom1 wrote:
Austin Snelick wrote:
I may already have a Cotton Bowl template, since I think that's where you originally wanted the Diesel to play, before switching to AT&T. Either way, that's fine. I'll look for the template, or make one. For the playoffs, you can assume in this alternate universe that the GSL is big enough to take precedence over some events, therefore, in the playoffs, if there are conflicts with baseball, or other events, assume the GSL playoffs have priority.

If you don't Austin. I have one that I can pull off my system by tonight. I just have to see which flash drive I have the  
"Red River Rivalry" on it. LOL

John

That would be great if you could find that actually. I haven't had the time to put a template together yet (it doesn't look like I have one for the Cotton Bowl). We don't need to get the field together for a couple weeks yet, so there's still time, and I may get around to it soon.
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Post  Austin Snelick Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:25 pm

Team rankings are now entered into the database.
I randomized everything as blindly as possible, so I think everything was shuffled really good.

As stated int he GSL administration thread, team rankings for offense and defense range from 1 to 6. I created a set of 4 rankings each from 1 to 6 for offense and defense (so that we don't end up with an un-even amount of one ranking over others). I randomized the order of all these rankings, then had them randomly assigned to teams.

I believe there will be a lot of good division races the way the rankings turned out. There's some divisions where every team has a legitimate shot at winning the division. Some divisions have multiple teams which are above average in the league, and others are full of below average teams in the league. So we may get some good teams not win divisions, and other teams that win a division while not being too good a team.

Right now, there's a couple teams who ended up with great rankings, and a couple with horrible rankings, so we will have some really good teams, and some really bad teams, at least to start the year. Most teams ended up near average, which will keep the league competitive.

To keep the league interesting for all teams throughout the year, at the end of each week, there will be a random selection for some teams to possibly increase or decrease certain rankings. Most teams in the NFL don't stay consistent throughout the year. As we've seen in the 2020 season, you can have a team, like the Steelers start 11-0, then collapse down the stretch. We also have teams, like the Buccaneers, who start 7-5, then go on not to lose again and win the Super Bowl. I plan to do this by randomly selecting a team, then that team may randomly gain or lose an offense or defensive ranking. For each week, I will increase one offensive rank by 1, one defensive rank by 1, and I will decrease one offensive and defensive rank by one. So at most, 4 teams in a week could be effected. To randomize selecting teams, each team will get assigned a number (1-24), then I'll select a random number between 1 and 32. If I get a number that matches a team, then that team will have a ranking changed. If I get a number that does not match a team, then no ranking gets changed. So it's also possible that no teams get rankings changed in a week. If a team ranking is at 1, and gets selected to go down, or 6 and selected to go up, the rankings for that team will not change (because 1 is the minimum and 6 is the maximum). However, say a team is ranked 6 for defense, and they get selected to move up defensive rank, they will stay at 6, but, if that team later gets selected to move down a defensive rank, they will keep their rank of 6, since they couldn't move up before.

Hopefully this keeps the league continually interesting throughout the year. It may be that a below average team now gets lucky, and becomes a good team down the stretch. Also, the best team in the league now, may fall apart later in the season.

Should be a fun season, and good luck to everyone!
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Post  sfcom1 Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:54 pm

You Asked Rafael! ;-)

2021 GSL Season CiDNo3gl

If this works out PM me and I will send the full sized file!

John.
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Post  Rafael Menoncin Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:38 pm

sfcom1 wrote:You Asked Rafael! ;-)

2021 GSL Season CiDNo3gl

If this works out PM me and I will send the full sized file!

John.

is excellent, it will be perfect for the 2/3 games that should take place in the Cotton Bowl
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Post  Austin Snelick Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:03 pm

Rafael Menoncin wrote:
sfcom1 wrote:You Asked Rafael! ;-)

2021 GSL Season CiDNo3gl

If this works out PM me and I will send the full sized file!

John.

is excellent, it will be perfect for the 2/3 games that should take place in the Cotton Bowl

So with this template, do you want your normal field designs? If so, which ones for which games. If not, what did you have in mind for this field for each week at the Cotton Bowl?

Also, the week 6 game can still take place at AT&T, since there wouldn't be an issue with turf condition, since the field turf is artificial, and can just be rolled on for game day without problems. I did however move the weeks 3 and 4 games to the Cotton Bowl.
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Post  Rafael Menoncin Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:04 pm

Austin Snelick wrote:
Rafael Menoncin wrote:
sfcom1 wrote:You Asked Rafael! ;-)

2021 GSL Season CiDNo3gl

If this works out PM me and I will send the full sized file!

John.

is excellent, it will be perfect for the 2/3 games that should take place in the Cotton Bowl

So with this template, do you want your normal field designs? If so, which ones for which games. If not, what did you have in mind for this field for each week at the Cotton Bowl?

Also, the week 6 game can still take place at AT&T, since there wouldn't be an issue with turf condition, since the field turf is artificial, and can just be rolled on for game day without problems. I did however move the weeks 3 and 4 games to the Cotton Bowl.


Perfect, I had exactly that in mind, going back to AT&T stadium in the game against Oakland, my only concern was whether they could get rid of all the dirt in time for the game, but probably everything will be fine. Installing the turf takes an average of 8 hours so the chances of getting back in time for the Oakland game are very likely.

for the two games relocated to the Cotton Bowl, The Dallas Diesel will use the field with dark blue endzones, These were designed especially for primetime games and used in some "regular" games, so as the first game is an SNF and the second is a division game, the blue design should be used in both games

I thank you all for your attention and patience with this little "problem"!


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Post  Austin Snelick Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:31 pm

sfcom1 wrote:You Asked Rafael! ;-)

2021 GSL Season CiDNo3gl

If this works out PM me and I will send the full sized file!

John.

I'm not sure if it's just me, but I can't get this image link to work on multiple devices. Could you email me the full sized field template please?
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