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Commissioner DypkoCommissioner Newsletter
Monday, March 23, 2015

What's up coaches! Okay so unfortunately Stormdownburst has left the league, and left us with another team open. I have decided to get rid of all the substitute teams and make the computer coached. Meaning, if you have a game against a team that is open, you must play the computer on ALL-PRO. You also have to broadcast the game, and make sure you highlight and save the broadcast. Which also means if you lose to the computer, you have to put in all the stats. If you guys have any questions let me know. But this is pretty self explanatory.

We will finish this season strong, and come back with some new guidelines and changes next season. Things will get better, we're the MOF. PS:> You will be getting emails from this address from now on. jdypko@gmail.com 

(Remember to refresh the page if you do not see updated content)
 

MOF GOES 80'S

  • That's right, for the first time ever the MOF will go 80's. Which means you will see all over the website, the old logos of your favorite teams. What do you have to do? Simple, when playing your games, simply select your old school uniforms of the 1980's. If you are confused visit this website: http://www.sportslogos.net/teams/list_by_league/7
     
  • When entering your Game Recaps, please use a photo from the 1980s!
     
  • Obviously some teams do not have 1980s uniforms, like the Jaguars, Panthers, Texans and Ravens. Just wear your originals.
     
  • Some teams do not have home and away 1980's uniforms, just do your best!!

 

Season 33 Rule Changes (Quick Overview)

Settings Changes

1.1.11 Allowed Playbooks - Custom Playbooks & Any Stock Playbooks except: Philadelphia Eagles, Run 'n' Shoot, & Pistol Offensive Playbooks
(If you want to use the Eagles playbook, you must add formations and plays to it and make it a custom playbook)


Gameplay Changes


+ 2.1.1 - We realize that the slogan of the MOF is to mix it up, however we understand the most recent releases of the game has been more realistic than editions past. So some teams are much better at playing zone defense than man defense, so you're going to see more zone or more man from certain teams. This undermines the mix it up guideline. We don't want someone to run the same play all game, however we do understand that certain routes, work against certain defenses. So just try to play the game as sim as possible, and we won't have any problems.

+ 2.2.1 - Draining the clock is only allowed with 3:00 left in either half, or overtime. Other than those specific times the ball must be snapped before 10 seconds left on the playclock. With the accelerated clock being 20 seconds, you will break the huddle with 20 seconds left, so that gives you 10 seconds to audible and hot route. We understand that package formations, audibles, and hot routes can take up some play clock, however you are still required to abide by the rule.
(The only exception to this rule is the Mercy Rule Section 2.5.1 and the No Huddle Rule Section 2.2.7

+ 2.2.3 - We have had issues with teams running the Pistol formation that do not normally run the Pistol formation in the NFL. We realize that this is a video game, however we try to make it as sim to the real thing as possible. So we have come up with a list of teams that are ALLOWED to run the Pistol formation. If your team is not on this list, then you CANNOT run the Pistol formation. We have compiled the list from a combination of the games stock team playbooks, and the real life counterpart teams:

 

AFC Teams Allowed To Use Pistol Formation:
1. Baltimore Ravens
2. Buffalo Bills
3. Cincinnati Bengals
4. Cleveland Browns
5. Denver Broncos
6. Indianapolis Colts
7. Kansas City Chiefs
8. Miami Dolphins
9. New York Jets
10. Oakland Raiders
11. Pittsburgh Steelers

NFC Teams Allowed To Use Pistol Formation:

1. Carolina Panthers
2. Dallas Cowboys
3. Detroit Lions
4. Green Bay Packers
5. Minnesota Vikings
6. New Orleans Saints
7. Philadelphia Eagles
8. San Francisco 49ers
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. Washington Redskins

 

 + 2.2.4 - 4th Down Rule Edit:
- Situations where it is difficult to make a field goal (ie: Wind factor, length factor, kicker skill level). Inside opponents 40 to 30 yd line only.

 + 2.2.5 - Two Changes:

  • Playaction passes are not allowed to be called in back to back plays. You CANNOT call a playaction pass on 3rd down with 7 yards or more to go. (This includes calling a Playaction pass and bypassing the RB, WR, or TE animation or hot routing the RB, WR, or TE)

  • Screen passes are not allowed to be called in back to back plays. (Any screen to RB, WR, or TE)

+ 2.2.7 - No huddle offense should never be abused. You can use No huddle at any time, as a change of pace, but you should not base your entire offense on No Huddle. In addition: When you no huddle, you have a chance to comeback from almost any lead because of the 8 min quarters. So we have created these rules:

  • If your opponent starts no huddling in the 4th quarter and you are up by two scores (9 to 16 points). This means even if your opponent ran just 1 no huddle.

  • You are allowed to chew clock to combat the time that is not being used.

  • You can ONLY chew clock with 6:00 minutes or less left.

  • To run clock you must choose the "Chew Clock" tempo by clicking L1 on offense to change your tempo.

+ 2.2.8 - There has been issues with Madden '15 with bypassing the RB animation during Playaction passes. There is no reason to do this unless you are trying to cause some sort of glitch. If you do not want to call a Playaction pass, then don't call one. Hitting R2 to bypass the animation or hot routing the RB to bypass the animation while you are under center is considered a glitch in the Madden community.

  • You are no longer allowed to bypass the RB animation on a Playaction.

  • If you see the defense audibling or bringing a blitz, and you no longer want to use the Playaction play you called, then audible out.

  • If you are caught using this by mistake or on purpose during your game, your game is subject to replay or forfeit.

Coach Conduct & Requirement Changes


4.1.5 - This league uses an AIM Blast group to communicate with each other. This blast is used to chat about anything, to schedule your games, and to have a good time. We have come up with certain guidelines that must be followed while on the blast:

  • You are no longer allowed to be on any AIM Blast chats during your game. If you have a question for a staff member, you may pause your game and message them privately. If you are found on AIM blast during your game, you will be penalized in the upcoming draft 1 spot.

  • There will be no misconduct onto others on the blast. We all bust on each other, but comments taken too far will not be tolerated.

  • If you are found breaking these codes of conduct, you will be reprimanded. We may revoke your blast privileges or remove you from the league entirely.
     

MOF Complaint System Overhaul

 

Each complaint will be treated differently, there's no set standard. If a rule that was broken by a coach affects the outcome of a game we might make you replay it or a portion of it. If a rule is broken and has no affect on the game, we wont make you replay any of it, and send a strict warning.


5.1.1 - If you have a specific complaint about a fellow coach you can file a complaint. On the website under forms you can file a complaint. That complaint goes straight to the Commissioner's email and the complaint will immediately be brought up to staff. Please do NOT
complain inside of a scouting report, or publically on AIM.

5.1.2 - We will no longer accept any complaints without video evidence with a time stamp. When sending in a complaint, have your video URL ready and let us know when the rule infraction takes place.
5.1.3 - We will no longer accept any complaints that have nothing to do with breaking a rule. If you want to send in a complaint about a coach using too much of a certain play or formation, you better do research and only send that complaint if it is clearly an issue because if it is not, we will throw out the complaint.

5.1.4 - Once a complaint is filed against a coach, the MOF staff and Commissioner go over the complaint and if the same coach receives multiple complaints on similar incidents that coach is subject to removal. The games where the incidents occurred also may be re-played with the new coach.

5.1.5 - If a coach breaks a rule during the game. You are encouraged  to pause the game and text that coach to let them know, but at no point can you continue to text and harass your opponent during the game. If you have a serious issue during a game please pause, and get a staff member on AIM and speak to them in private.

5.1.6 - If you have an issue and do not file a complaint, your issue will not be handled. When you file your complaint, make sure you are calm and collected.

 

Coach Requirement Changes
 

8.1.6 - Broadcasting your game is MANDATORY: Both home and away teams are REQUIRED to broadcast their game. Please post in the AIM blast before your game begins so other coaches can watch your game if they chose to. We will receive emails once you broadcast, to keep track of who is broadcasting.

8.1.6a - In addition to broadcasting your game. After you're done with your game, you must create a highlight of the game and title it with MOF the Week # and the teams playing. This will save your game forever on the Twitch server. This will be helpful if we need to go back for any reason and see the game. Here is a tutorial of how to broadcast and highlight HERE

 

MOF Super Bowl Changes
 

+ 12.1.2 - You must play the Super Bowl in the Super Bowl stadium in the game. Every installment of Madden has the Super Bowl stadium as a selection. If it does not, please play the game in a Domed Stadium.

Season 33 Deadliness
Week 1, 2, 3 - Date Opened: Wednesday, March 4 | Date Closed: Sunday, March 15
Week 4, 5, 6 - Date Opened: Wednesday, March 1
1 | Date Closed: Sunday, March 22
Week 7, 8, 9 - Date Opened: Wednesday,
March 18 | Date Closed: Sunday, March 29
Week 10, 11, 12 - Date Opened: Wednesday, March
25 | Date Closed: Sunday, April 5
Week 13, 14, 15 - Date Opened: Wednesday, April
1 | Date Closed: Sunday, April 12
Week 16, 17 - Date Opened: Wednesday, April
8 | Date Closed: Sunday, April 19

Weekly Radio Show Information
URL: http://www.twitch.tv/mofcommissioner 
Time & Day: TBD
Skype Username: CommissionerDypko  

Kind Regards,

MOF Commissioner
President | Madden Online Football
Website | www.mofleagues.com
MOF League Central | http://www.leaguecentral.net/MOF
Forum | http://s9.zetaboards.com/mofleagues
Email | jdypko@gmail.com 
AIM | MOFCommissioner
Facebook | http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madden-Online-Football-MOF/173217082699139
Twitter | http://twitter.com/MOFps4

 

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Be sure to check out the season predictions to see what our experts think, and good luck to everyone in Season 33.

 

MOF COLUMNS

Season 33 Predictionss
Updated: March 3, 2015

Check out the annual MOF Season Predictions compiled by Chris Berman, you'll be surprised to see where he thinks you'll end up. Click Here To View.

Season 32 Playoff Page
Updated: February 23, 201
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Once the playoffs begin we update this column with predictions! You want to definitely check this out as the playoffs begin. Click here to view.

Season 33 Signups!
Updated: February 18, 2015

The MOF Season 33 Signup Thread has been created! Veterans have until March 9, 2015 to signup!! 
Click here to signup.

If Playoffs Started Today
Updated: February 18, 2015

Every season around playoff time this column pops up with up to the date playoff seedings! Be sure to check this on the daily. Click here To view.

MOF Draft Central
Updated: December 31, 201
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The MOF Draft takes place every offseason, and this is the place to be during it. Mock drafts, and up to the minute picks! Click here to view.

League Central Stat Tutorial
Updated: October 2, 2014

What we've all been waiting for! The League Central Stat Tutorial will show you exactly how to enter your stats, recaps, and scoring summaries!
Click here to view.

Scouting Report Tutorial
Updated: October 2, 2014

This tutorial will teach you how to write a perfect scouting report, every single time!

Click here to view.

Broadcast & YouTube Tutorial
Updated: October 2, 2014

This tutorial will show you step by step instructions on how to broadcast your games, save them, and upload them to YouTube.
Click here to view.

Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Updated: September 10, 2014

Congratulations to Coach IGotASxyWife and Coach Uccbrett for being nominated for the 2014 MOF Hall of Fame!
Click here To view.

MOF How To Enter Stats
Updated: April 7, 20144

Do you have questions on how to enter stats in our league central system? Dagger has created a youtube tutorial on how to do so.
Click here To view.

MOF and CFM Comparison
Updated: March 31, 2014

Do you have questions about the differences between the MOF and an EA CFM league? Look no further!
Click here To view.

Season 27 Contender/Pretender
Updated: December 18, 2013

Once we get close to the end of the season, we will start a new column called Contender/Pretender.
Click here to view.

 

MOF DONATIONS

As you all know this is a 100% free league to be a part of. All of the league fees come directly out of the Commissioner's pocket. The most recent expense is the LMS website. So I am asking for a donation for the website service, from all the coaches. It is not mandatory, but it would help greatly.

 

MOF STORE

MOF Apparel
Updated October 19, 2011

The MOF has announced today that they have opened up a merchandise store. Featuring T-shirts, hats, mugs, sweatshirts, women's apparel, kids apparel, and much more. Click on the image to the left to visit the store and purchase items today! Click here to enter the store
MOF RADIO

 

 

POWER RANKINGS - MARCH 12, 2015
NEW - OLD TEAM COACH
1 7 Pettigrew
2 - 2 IGSW
3 6 Canesbucs
4 32 Illmatic
5 30 Staffsub

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