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    Truck_Turner reacted to PocketGM in Pocket GM - New American Football GM game   
    For those struggling to see the app, it only works for iOS13 and above, so if you have an older device App Store will not show it.
    I hope those who have tried it are enjoying it so far. There’s an active subreddit with more detail on future feature updates, which should be fairly regular! All feedback is very welcome!
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    Truck_Turner reacted to Tomdea in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Nice thread.
    brings back memories regarding those guys.
     
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    1949 NFL RECAP
    Going into the season many experts had pegged the Washington Redskins to dethrone the 3-time defending champion Chicago Cardinals atop the East Division.  The Redskins had added MVP running back Gene Babb from Green Bay during the off-season and were poised to make a run at the division title.  Unfortunately, things couldn't have gone worse as Babb lasted less than a half before suffereing a season-ending injury in the opening game.  Washington proceeded to lose 5 of it's first six games and although they got things together in the second half of the sesaon, finished out of a playoff spot.
    The Chicago Cardinals started slow, with just 2 wins in their first 5 games, but a strong finish allowed the Cardinals to claim the East Division crown yet again.  It was much tighter this time around as the Cardinals, Giants and Browns all tied for top spot at 7-4-1 but Chicago was awarded first and New York second based on their record's within the division.
    The Cardinals once again relied on their UCLA connection as a now healthy Biggs Holley led the NFL in passing yardage while back Stan Crimmons rushed for 963 yards.  The Cardinals defense was also very good, as was that of the second place Giants.  New York, which had won only 8 games over the last three combined, ended with 7 this season including a season ending 16-10 victory at Cleveland to take a playoff spot away from the Browns.  Veteran QB Bing Collum did not have an outstanding season for New York, but his years of playoff experience and 3 championships provided a steadying influence.  Collum's main job was handing the ball of and the primary receipiant was Harry Robinson, a 7th year pro out of Oregon State, who carried the ball 218 times for 907 yards.
    The Browns look like a team that is just a piece or two away from contending for a title.  QB Elmer Welch, a 1944 3rd round pick out of Oklahoma State, had a strong season and combined with 1947 first round pick WR Jerry Boullard for 49 catches and 725 yards, both figures third highest in the league for a receiver.
    In the West Division the big story was the San Francisco 49ers, who finished first for the first time since 1940 (when they were still in Brooklyn) and ended a 6 year playoff drought by improving by 7 victories over last season.  The 49ers offense revolved around RB Mike Neville, a former Oklahoma Sooner, who rushed for a career best 1023 yards.  Despite missing QB Bob Chapdelaine for the final 5 games (but he would be healthy for the playoffs), San Francisco finished the season on an 8 game winning streak.
    The second place Chicago Bears needed a final week victory over their rival Cardinals and a Green Bay loss in order to edge the Packers out for second place and the playoffs.  With the retirement of veteran back Mack Johnson prior to the season, third year pro Gene Stokes became the centerpiece of the Bears offense.  The 1947 first overall pick and former Heisman Trophy winner was up to the challenge, leading the NFL in rushing with 1105 yards.  The Bears also had a new QB as veteran Buck Haff, who led them to the title game a year ago after being acquired from Baltimore, was waived.  Bert Fitzgibbon, a second year player out of nearby Northwestern, earned the starting job and passed for 1961 yards and 13 touchdowns.   Fitzgibbon's TD number was only surpassed by Green Bay's Bob Vetter, who looked like he had clinched the Packers a playoff berth in Week 10 with a 26-10 victory over the Bears.  However, Chicago won it's final two games and the Packers dropped both of theirs to miss out on making the playoffs two years in a row - an accomplishment that would have been a first in team history.
     
    FINAL 1949 NFL STANDINGS EAST DIVISION W L T WEST DIVISION W L T Chi Cardinals 7 4 1 San Francisco 9 3 0 New York 7 4 1 Chi Bears 7 4 1 Cleveland 7 4 1 Green Bay 7 5 0 Washington 6 6 0 Baltimore 4 7 1 Philadelphia 4 7 1 Detroit 3 8 1 Pittsburgh 4 7 1 Los Angeles 3 9 0 1949 PLAYOFFS
    The New York Giants returned to the playoffs for the first time since 1945, when their streak of 5 straight playoff appearances (which included two league titles) came to an end.  The Giants fall had coincided with the rise of the Chicago Cardinals.  The Cardinals were in the playoffs for the 6th time in the past seven years and had won the last two NFL titles.  The Cardinals were riding a 4 game post-season winning streak and that streak would remain intact, at least for one more week, because they were just a little too much for the Giants in a 16-5 victory. 
    Rinty Martins kicked 3 field goals for the Cardinals while Biggs Holley, who was 16-for-25 for 110 yards, hooked up with fullback Nick Meade for a 3 yard touchdown to round out the Chicago scoring.  Stan Crimmins had a strong day as well, pacing the Chicago running game with 87 yards.  New York's veteran QB Bing Collum completed just 12 of 32 pass attempts for 84 yards and the Giants running game was also held in check.  A field goal and a sack of Holley in the Chicago end zone for a safety accounted for the New York scoring.
    In San Francisco, the 49ers miracle season continued with a 29-10 victory over the Chicago Bears in a game that featured a most unlikely hero.  With their backup already sidelined, 49ers QB Bob Chapdelaine was injured in the first quarter prompting San Francisco to have to go with third stringer Sam Goulet under center.  The 31 year old former Purdue Boilermaker had been in the league for a decade but always as a backup and had only played in 10 games in his career and never in the post-season.  The playoff stage did not phase him and Goulet threw a pair of touchdown passes while completing 17 of 21 to lead the 49ers to the win.  Another back up came up big as well for the winners, as RB Hank Sowell, an undrafted rookie out of Georgia, gained 90 yards to lead all rushers.  San Francisco did a terrific job on the Bears, intercepting QB Bert Fitzgibbon twice and holding RB Gene Stokes to just 13 yards on 9 carries before Stokes left the game in third quarter with an injury.  Veteran LB Jack Outland also deserves a mention as he had 8 tackles, 2 sacks, a safety and an interception for the winners.
    1949 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
    The San Francisco 49ers went from 2-9-1 the previous season to a berth in the NFL title game.  The success of the team caused professional football's popularity in the Bay Area to grow exponentially.  It was just the third season on the coast for the team that moved from Brooklyn but the 49ers had the opportunity to do something their southern neighbours, the Los Angeles Rams, had failed to accomplish and the Rams had been on the West Coast since 1937.  Los Angeles had made it to the championship game twice, in 1937 and again in 1943, but they lost both times.
    Unfortunately, like their California neighbours, the San Francisco 49ers were unable to win the final game of the season.  On this occasion the powerful Chicago Cardinals thumped the 49ers 38-6 to win their third straight NFL title, equaling the 1934-36 Chicago Bears record.
    Biggs Holley threw for 142 yards while Nick Meade and Stan Crimmins combined for 137 on the ground to lead Chicago to victory.  The Cardinals defense held San Francisco off the scoresheet until late in the fourth quarter, picking off a pair of Sam Goulet passes and hounding the 49ers quarterback every time he dropped back to pass.  Unlike the Bears a week before, the Cardinals defense had little trouble exposing Goulet for the inexperienced player he was.
    Holley was named the Playoff MVP and despite being in just his 4th season, the Cardinals QB owns 3 NFL titles, although he sat out last year's game with an injury.
    The regular season MVP came from Chicago also as Bears running back Gene Stokes captured the award after leading the league in rushing.
     
     
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    Truck_Turner reacted to TigerFan in A Fictional History of Football : DDSPF20 & DDSCF20   
    Now that I have built up a history for my universe, I am now going to start looking at things a little closer in the college game by choosing a player or two each season to follow along.  Until those players reach the NFL I will continue to do just a quick recap of each NFL season so I am reversing the order here and starting with the 1947 NFL summary before moving to the college game.
     
    1947 NFL RECAP
    There was plenty of hype surrounding Heisman Trophy winning back Gene Stokes from North Carolina so it came as just a mild surprise when the Chicago Bears nabbed him first overall.  In 4 seasons as a Tar Heel, Stokes gained 6,142 yards and rushed for 62 touchdowns.  As a senior, his 1,935 yards lead the Tar Heels to an undefeated season.  The reason it was seen as a little unexpected was not to due to Stokes' obvious talents, but rather due to the fact that the Bears already had two very strong backs in Mack Johnson, who just prior to the draft was signed from Philadelphia where he rushed for 1,208 yards last season, and returning star Joe Aller, who carried the ball for 975 yards a in 1946.  There just did not seem to be enough carries to go around for the three of them.  (NOTE - Stokes likely would have gone in the second round as he was projected but as the author I wanted a good storyline so I made him the first overall draft pick, forgetting that the Bears had just signed Johnson in free agency.  We will have to see how it plays out.)
    The Bears cross-town rival Cardinals also added a quality college runner to their roster with the 4th round selection of Stan Crimmins out of UCLA.  Crimmins had 3 consecutive 1000 yard rushing seasons for the Bruins including a school record 1,662  as a senior.  He would be expected to push 10 year veteran Pinch McWilliams (1,084 yards last season) for playing time.
    Despite winning back to back League Championships the Detroit Lions received little respect in the pre-season as Baltimore was heavily favoured to dethrone the Lions as West Division champs.  The East was seen as being a wide open race with Pittsburgh, the Cardinals, Washington and the New York Giants all seen as contenders.
    As it would turn out the two Chicago teams both enjoyed dominant years and each finished atop their respective divisions.  The Bears took some time to get going, dropping two of their first three games but after that they did not lose again and finished with a league best 9-2-1 record.  The Bears three pronged running attack worked as Johnson led the entire league with 1,193 yards rushing while Aller added 811 and the rookie Stokes was eased into the pro game with 211 yards on 60 carries. 
    The Los Angeles Rams ended a three year playoff drought by finishing second in the West Division at 7-4-1.  Two losses and a tie in their final four games ended any hopes LA had of homefield advantage for the playoffs.  Last year's top two teams in the West, Detroit and Baltimore, both stumbled to 5-7 seasons.  After an opening week win over hapless San Francisco, the Colts dropped their next 5 in a row while the Lions started strong, winning their first three games and 4 of 5 but faded quickly.
    In the East Division, the Chicago Cardinals raced out to a 5-0 start but then dropped 3 straight before righting the ship and finishing strong to hold off Washington for first place.  A week eleven 23-6 victory at home over Washington in which rookie back Stan Crimmins rushed for a career best 115 yards and two touchdowns sealed the division for the Cardinals.  For Crimmins it was like his college days all over again as he took hand-offs from former UCLA teammate Biggs Holley, who as a second year pro had a very strong season quarterbacking the Cardinals.  Holley looks like he has the potential to become a star in the near future but a late season injury made him unavailable for the playoff opener.
    As for Washington,  veteran running back Marv Gipe, who won a Heisman Trophy and multiple National Championships at Notre Dame a decade ago,(Editor's Note: Likely prompting the phrase in Notre Dame to 'Win one for the Giper") led the Redskins resurgence and revitalized what was an anemic offense a year ago.  The 8th year pro, who came over in the off-season from Los Angeles, failed to top the 1000 yard mark for the 5th consecutive season but came very close gaining 991 yards.
    FINAL 1947 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE STADINGS EAST DIVISION W L T WEST DIVISION W L T Chi Cardinals 8 3 1 Chi Bears 9 2 1 Washington 8 4 0 Los Angeles 7 4 1 Cleveland 7 4 1 Baltimore 5 7 0 Pittsburgh 5 6 1 Detroit 5 7 0 New York 4 8 0 Green Bay 3 6 3 Philadelphia 3 7 2 San Francisco 2 8 2 PLAYOFFS
    The Chicago Cardinals and Washington had split their two regular season meetings with each team winning on homefield and the two squads were very familiar with one another when this one got underway.  In a windy and wet afternoon in Chicago so both defenses dominated the contest.  With fourth year quarterback Harry Maier ineffective, Washington's Marv Gipe could not seem to find any running room all game and was held to just 63 yards rushing.   The Chicago offense, playing without injured QB Biggs Holley, also struggled early but the Cardinals did get a pair of field goals in the first half to go up 6-0 thanks in no small part to the running of rookie Stan Crimmins.
    The second half was much the same for Washington and the best the Redskins could do was a single field goal to cut the Chicago lead to 6-3.  That's how the game ended as the Cardinals, led by 118 rushing yards from Crimmins advanced to the title game for the second straight year.
    Across town at Soldier Field, the West Division champion Chicago Bears were getting all they could handle from the Los Angeles Rams.  The Rams led 13-7 late in the game but Chicago pulled out the victory thanks to a 6 yard touchdown pass from Whitey Riddle to Billy Beverage with just 3:51 remaining on the clock.  Jim Moore's extra point, not a certainty in tricky weather conditions, split the uprights and lifted the Bears to the title game with a 14-13 victory despite an outstanding day from former Cardinals running back Buck Carrier, who had a game high 85 yards rushing for Los Angeles.  The Rams dominated the time of possession and passing yardage as well with LA QB Spider Grant's 152 yards in the air more than double the passing yardage of the Bears Riddle but it was the Bears who would advance to the title game.
    1947 NFL TITLE GAME
    A Bears-Cardinals matchup was something that had already occurred twice in the past.  The Bears had beaten their cross-city rivals on both occasions, in 1934 and 1936, by identical 27-7 scores.  The Bears also hold the regular season bragging rights between the two teams, leading the all-time series 8 wins to 4.  The Bears entered the game with everyone healthy while the Cardinals would be missing gargantuan tackle Chip Bickel, who was injured in the win over Washington.  QB Biggs Holley was not at 100% but was determined to play.
    Special teams played a key role early as a huge punt return gave the Cardinals excellent field position on their first drive and while they did have a first and goal on the Bears 7 yard line, the Bears defense held and forced the Cardinals to settle for an early 3-0 lead.
    The Bears, having little success on the ground, tried to establish a passing game on their third series but on a second and ten from their own 19 Bears QB Whitey Riddle had a pass attempt picked off by Cardinals defensive back Norm Shaw.  However, once again the Bears defense came up big, sacking Biggs Holley and forcing the Cardinals to come away empty as on 4th down they attempted a long field goal which was no good.
    Midway through the second quarter the Bears finally strung together a few first downs, enough to get into field goal range and tie the game at three.  However, as the half came to a close Biggs Holley completed 3 straight passes and, mixed in with a Stan Crimmins 14 yard scamper, allowed the Cardinals to kick a field goal of their own and go back ahead by a 6-3 count.   It was just a terrible first half of offense by the Bears, who were outgained 162 yards to 60, but they could take comfort going into the locker room at the break down only 3 points.
    The second half played out very much like the first.  Howard Montague would add a third field goal for the Cardinals, who continously marched the ball in to Bears territory only to have the Bears stand tall and keep the Cardinals from further extending their lead.  Meanwhile, the Bears offense could do very little.  A last ditched Bears effort fell short when Riddle was sacked for the third time in the game on a 4th down at the Cardinals 27 yard line in the final minute, securing a 9-3 victory and an NFL Championship for the Chicago Cardinals.
    With Riddle unable to complete passes with any sort of consistency the Bears were forced to rely on the ground game and the Cardinals were ready, holding Mack Johnson to just 55 yards rushing on 27 carries.  Heisman Trophy winner Gene Stokes was only entrusted with the ball for a single carry.  Meanwhile, fellow rookie Stan Crimmins gained 99 yards on 20 carries for the Cardinals and was named MVP of the title game.  His former UCLA and current Cardinals teammate QB Bugs Holley, also had a strong game, completing 16 of 22 pass attempts for 172 yards.
    Despite the poor showing in the title game, Bears running back Mack Johnson was named league MVP after rushing for a league high 1,193 yards.  Crimmins was the offensive rookie of the year and with him, and Holley, the Cardinals looked to be in the running for several more titles.
     
     
    Next up, we begin the 1947 college season.
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Birmingham Stallions 3 0 7 15 -- 25 Michigan Panthers 14 0 7 0 -- 21 First Quarter Michigan - Alexander 1 run (Lindell kick), 1:42 Birmingham - Dawson 50 FG, 10:26 Michigan - Price 53 pass from Brooks (Lindell kick), 14:15 Second Quarter No scoring Third Quarter Birmingham - Booker 30 pass from Manning (Dawson kick), 10:27 Michigan - Price 98 kickoff return (Lindell kick), 10:50 Fourth Quarter Birmingham - Manning 2 run (Dawson kick), 3:41 Birmingham - Williams 1 run (Fletcher pass from Manning), 8:59 Michigan was ahead by 10 points late in the 3rd quarter when Birmingham defense stepped up while the offense scored two late touchdowns to secure victory.  The story of the game was the Birmingham rushing attack (186 yards) which allowed Birmingham to possess the ball for close to 38 minutes.  Michigan's offense was a dumpster fire gaining only 174 total yards due to a stiff Birmingham defense.  Michigan WR Peerless Price is proving to be the best free agent signing in the early 2002 season.  He has been a revelation so far.
     
    BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Peyton Manning 22 38 316 57.9 1 1 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb HB1 Ricky Williams 17 86 5.1 1 0 HB3 Cecil Collins 3 42 14.0 0 0 QB1 Peyton Manning 10 30 3.0 1 0 WR1 Deion Branch 2 15 7.5 0 0 FB1 Jim Finn 2 13 6.5 0 0 HB2 Ron Dayne 1 0 0.0 0 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt WR3 Tim Dwight 4 97 24.3 0 0 6 WR1 Deion Branch 3 80 26.7 0 0 5 TE1 David Martin 6 66 11.0 0 0 9 WR2 Marty Booker 5 55 11.0 1 0 7 WR4 Reggie Wayne 2 11 5.5 0 0 4 HB1 Ricky Williams 2 7 3.5 0 0 2 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf LB4 Danny Clark 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 S2 Ed Reed 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB1 London Fletcher  3 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB4 Nick Harper 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB2 Allen Rossum 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 LB3 Will Witherspoon 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 DT1 Russell Davis 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 S1 Ahmed Plummer 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 CB3 Rich Coady 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 S4 Scott Shields 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB5 Orlando Huff 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT2 Justin Bannan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE2 Eric Hicks  1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE1 Kenny Mixon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB2 Morlon Greenwood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
     
    MICHIGAN PANTHERS
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Aaron Brooks 8 17 125 47.1 1 0 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb HB1 Shaun Alexander 7 33 4.7 1 1 FB1 Cecil Martin 4 25 6.3 0 0 HB2 Shawn Bryson 1 5 5.0 0 0 WR1 Peerless Price 1 5 5.0 0 0 HB3 Kevan Barlow 6 -2 -0.3 0 0 QB1 Aaron Brooks 8 -12 -1.5 0 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt WR1 Peerless Price 1 53 53.0 1 0 1 TE1 Jim Kleinsasser 2 28 14.0 0 0 2 WR2 Antwaan Randle El 2 27 13.5 0 0 4 HB1 Shaun Alexander 1 8 8.0 0 0 1 WR3 Dane Looker  1 6 6.0 0 0 1 FB1 Cecil Martin 1 3 3.0 0 0 2 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf CB3 Jimmy Williams 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB1 Joey Porter 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB1 David Macklin 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB2 Renaldo Hill 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE2 Andre Wadsworth 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 S1 Will Allen 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB3 Greg Favors 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 S2 Earl Little  4 1 1 0 0 0 0 S3 Antuan Edwards 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB4 Warrick Holdman 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE1 Brandon Whiting 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT1 Anthony McFarland 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 DT3 Martin Chase 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 S4 David Gibson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB5 Shawn Barber 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE3 Jason Peter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    PLAYS OF THE GAME
    Michigan WR Peerless Price 53yd TD Catch
    Birmingham WR Marty Booker 30yd TD Catch
    Michigan WR Peerless Price 98yd Kickoff Return TD
    Birmingham HB Ricky WIlliams 1yd TD (Game Winning Score)
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    Truck_Turner reacted to fieldsan in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Sounds fun!  We are in our inaugural season in the NBL, and would love to have anyone interested.  Realistic ratings, head coaches, coordinators, and a lot of functions we use outside of the game.
    nblfootball.weebly.com
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Michigan Panthers 7 6 0 7 -- 20 Los Angeles Express 7 14 6 7 -- 34 First Quarter Los Angeles - Furrey 53 pass from Batch (Rackers kick), 9:25 Michigan - Price 18 pass from Brooks (Lindell kick), 12:38 Second Quarter Los Angeles - Bennett 38 run (Rackers kick), 2:37 Michigan - Lindell 48 FG, 5:24 Los Angeles - Kreider 2 run (Rackers kick), 12:15 Michigan - Lindell 29 FG, 14:17 Third Quarter Los Angeles - Rackers 26 FG, 6:15 Los Angeles - Rackers 37 FG, 14:03 Fourth Quarter Los Angeles - Furrey 7 pass from Batch (Rackers kick), 10:12 Michigan - Kleinsasser 4 pass from Brooks (Lindell kick), 12:18 Los Angeles dominated this game by controlling the time of possession (34:08 to 25:52), extending drives (9/14 third down conversion rate to 3/11) and by running the ball down the teeth of the Michigan defense (244 total yards rushing).  Los Angeles rookie HB Clinton Portis was the lynchpin of the Los Angeles offense and his success set up the play action passing game allowing an efficient QB Charlie Batch to pick the Michigan defense apart.  On defense Los Angeles LB Keith Bulluck played a complete all around game with 2 tackles for losses, 3 run stops (tackles that results in run plays not being successful based on specific criteria) and 3 passes deflected.  For Michigan, although QB Aaron Brooks played very well, he could not make up for an anemic rushing offense and a lethargic defense.
     
    LOS ANGELES EXPRESS
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Charlie Batch 13 21 218 61.9 2 0 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb HB1 Clinton Portis 24 133 5.5 0 0 HB3 Michael Bennett 4 45 11.3 1 0 HB2 Brian Westbrook 4 34 8.5 0 0 FB1 Dan Kreider  7 28 4.0 1 0 TE1 Mikhael Ricks 2 3 1.5 0 0 QB1 Charlie Batch 3 1 0.3 0 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt WR2 Mike Furrey  2 60 30.0 2 0 5 WR1 Dennis Northcutt 2 37 18.5 0 0 2 WR5 Javon Walker 2 35 17.5 0 0 2 HB1 Clinton Portis 2 28 14.0 0 0 2 WR3 Touraj Houshmanzada 2 26 13.0 0 1 4 TE1 Mikhael Ricks 1 22 22.0 0 0 1 TE2 Reggie Kelly 1 7 7.0 0 0 1 HB2 Brian Westbrook 1 3 3.0 0 0 2 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf S1 Brian Kelly 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 CB4 Andre' Goodman 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 CB2 Izell Reese 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 S2 Rogers Beckett 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 CB1 Chris McAlister 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB2 Keith Bulluck 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 CB3 Kenny Wright 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 S3 Ifeanyi Ohalete 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB3 Kendrell Bell 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 DT1 Marcus Stroud 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB1 Julian Peterson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB5 Darren Hambrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE1 Shaun Ellis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT2 Fred Robbins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
     
    MICHIGAN PANTHERS
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Aaron Brooks 25 41 311 61.0 2 1 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb FB1 Cecil Martin 5 19 3.8 0 0 HB1 Shaun Alexander 8 13 1.6 0 0 HB2 Shawn Bryson 3 12 4.0 0 0 QB1 Aaron Brooks 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt WR2 Antwaan Randle El 7 80 11.4 0 0 7 WR1 Peerless Price 4 65 16.3 1 0 6 HB2 Shawn Bryson 4 63 15.8 0 0 5 WR3 Dane Looker  3 48 16.0 0 0 4 HB1 Shaun Alexander 3 23 7.7 0 0 3 TE1 Jim Kleinsasser 3 16 5.3 1 0 3 WR4 Steve Smith 1 16 16.0 0 0 2 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf S1 Will Allen 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 LB1 Joey Porter 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 LB2 Sam Cowart 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB3 Jimmy Williams 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 S2 Earl Little  4 0 0 0 0 1 0 CB1 David Macklin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB4 Phillip Buchanon 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE2 Andre Wadsworth 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 DT2 Roderick Coleman 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT1 Anthony McFarland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE3 Jason Peter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB2 Renaldo Hill 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 LB3 Greg Favors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 S4 David Gibson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB4 Warrick Holdman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    PLAYS OF THE GAME
    Los Angles WR Mike Furrey 53yd TD Catch
    Michigan WR Peerless Price 18yd TD Catch
    Los Angeles HB Michael Bennett 38yd TD Run
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    Truck_Turner reacted to chuckd in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    USFL was awesome. Too bad it went under the way it did...
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Free Agency is complete and here are some big name players that went to new teams .  How I run Free Agency is in two phases.  First phase is each free agent (Players hit free agency in their 4th, 8th and 12th years in the league) has a percentage chance of staying with their current team based on that teams winning percentage.  For starters, the formula is .75 times team winning percentage.  For backups, it is .25 times team winning percentage.  So for instance, a starter for the Washington Federals (12 wins out of 14 total games or .857 winning %), would have a 64% of keeping their starters and a 21% chance of keeping their backups. On the other end of the spectrum, the New Jersey Generals (.285 winning percentage) would only have a 21% chance to keep their starters and a 7% chance to keep their backups.  Simply put, players want to stay on better teams and leave worse teams.  And backups want to be starters, so they will go for those opportunities on other teams.  The franchise tag is available for teams twice in consecutive years.
    Once the players have decided if they are staying or leaving their teams, I then take each teams winning percentage, square it, multiply that by 100.  So for instance, the Washington Federals has a 73% chance of signing any free agents they want and the New Jersey Generals only has a 8% chance of signing any free agent they want.  I then assess team needs and off we go with free agency.  I pick the top free agent (based on criteria I have set) and roll 2 10 sided dice for Washington, the team with the highest free agency percentage.  Roll is 73 or below, Washington has signed him.  73 and above, Washington doesn't then I go to the next team that has a need at that player's position.
    So the below are some of the major free agents that switched teams:
     
    All Pro G Alan Faneca leaves Chicago for Tampa Bay
    All Pro DT Brian Young leaves Arizona for Washington
    WR Peerless Price leaves Arizona for Michigan
    G Mike Wahle leaves New Jersey for Arizona
    WR Travis Taylor leaves Los Angeles for Chicago
    WR Dennis Northcutt leaves Philadelphia for Los Angeles
    DE Brandon Whiting leaves Washington for Michigan (He was a back up for Washington and a starter for Michigan)
    CB Fakir Brown leaves Tampa Bay for Michigan
    WR Donald Hayes leaves Birmingham for New Jersey (Another backup leaves for a starting job)
    S Deon Grant leaves Philadelphia for New Jersey
    C Hank Fraley leaves Birmingham for Oakland (Another backup leaves for a starting job)
    HB Thomas Jones leaves Arizona for Philadelphia (Another backup leaves for a starting job)
    CB Tebucky Jones leaves Chicago for Washington (Another backup leaves for a starting job)
     
    Washington is going to be strong again.  They signed some studs in free agency.
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Experimenting with this, so here is a highlight of Boston's last TD pass to WR Hines Ward

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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    So we fast forward to Week 10 of the 2001 Season.  Below are the current standings

    As you can see, the Tampa Bay Bandits are the class of the 2KFL, dominating the entire league.  The juggernaut offense is led by:
    QB Marc Bulger (1989yds, 16 TD, 4 INT)
    HB Fred Taylor (949yds, 9 TD)
    WR Randy Moss (607yds, 5 TD)
    WR Plaxico Burress (650yds, 5 TD)
     
    On Defense, the Bandits are powered by:
    DE Leonard Little (5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles)
    DE Bryce Fisher (8 sacks,  1 forced fumbles)
    LB Na'il Diggs (47 tackles, 6 sacks)
    LB Eric Barton (6 sacks)
    CB Jerametrius Butler (3 INT)
     
    Not sure many teams will be able to take them down, though we may get a potential 2KFL Bowl preview this week as Tampa Bay takes on the Washington Federals.  Below is the week 10 schedule:

     
    Will recap the Philadelphia-Boston game in the next post.
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Utilizing FBPro98 with the VPNFL files, rating system and renamed stock gameplans, I am currently playing a 12 team, USFL league.  I GM all 12 teams in regards to roster management, drafting, free agency, etc. The renamed stock gameplans take care of the gameplans and profiles) that started in the year 2000.  I am currently in week 9 of the 2001 season.  I am digging this league so much, I decided to share on this forum.  The first couple of posts will show the history of the inaugural season (season stats, standings, playoffs, etc.).  Then I will provide week by week results with interesting notes from that week.  Hope you will follow along!
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in FBPRO98 still plays like NFL   
    Yes, this game is Win10 compatible. I am playing it right now as a matter of fact.  With the VPNFL files and renaming the stock PPP's with your own custom PPP's, this game is STILL the best graphical simulator out there.