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    Truck_Turner reacted to leonce153 in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    I have really enjoyed your posts, as I remember playing as USFL when I had this game and still have some fantastic gaming memories. To this day I don't think I've put in more hours with any game(s) than the Front Page Sports football series. 
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from leonce153 in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    The 2000 Final Standings are below:

    The New Jersey Generals, Michigan Panthers, Arizona Wranglers and the Washington Federals were the 4 playoff teams.  Arizona and Michigan advanced to the championship game, the 2K Bowl.
    Arizona Wranglers defeated the Michigan Panthers 27-20 to win the 2K Bowl behind the huge efforts of HB Thomas Jones, who ran for 185 yards on the day with 3 TDs, earning the 2K Bowl MVP.
    Season Stats in the next post....
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from leonce153 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 jimiyu in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    The 2000 Final Standings are below:

    The New Jersey Generals, Michigan Panthers, Arizona Wranglers and the Washington Federals were the 4 playoff teams.  Arizona and Michigan advanced to the championship game, the 2K Bowl.
    Arizona Wranglers defeated the Michigan Panthers 27-20 to win the 2K Bowl behind the huge efforts of HB Thomas Jones, who ran for 185 yards on the day with 3 TDs, earning the 2K Bowl MVP.
    Season Stats in the next post....
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from jimiyu 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 reacted to ripcity in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    great sh*t
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    love it
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    Truck_Turner reacted to Chris in Football GM Let's Play Franchise Story - Boston Massacre - TheRealGWood - FBGM   
    Football GM Let's Play Franchise Story "Boston Massacre | Episode 1: Fantasy Draft" 
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    Truck_Turner reacted to louis68 in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    I love your passion for this league.
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    Truck_Turner reacted to RonM in A Decade of the Silver and Black fbpro98   
    The much anticipated matchup between the Broncos and Raiders, both 8-5 and tied, along with the Chargers, for the AFC West lead coming into the stretch.
    Hollas threw for over 350 yards in each of last season's 2 games (354 in Denver a 41-21 Raider victory, and 387 yds in Oakland, a 42-14 Raider victory). The Denver personnel are a bit banged up coming in. Starting HB Michael Bennet however, acquired in a trade with the Vikings before the season, is having a stellar year for Denver, averaging 4.9 yds a carry on 220 carries thus far and has rushed for 15 TDs. The Raider pass defense has had issues, but the Run defense has yielded an NFL low 2.7 yds/carry... a very large part of the Raider success, and the reason they have still looked good on defense.
    The weather at game time was blustery, with a temperature of 53F and a brisk wind of 16mph.
    The Broncos won the coin toss and took the field at their own 20 after a touchback on the kickoff.
    A quick 3-and-out as Bennet carried twice for 4 yards and a sack on the lone pass play.
    Hester fielded the ensuing punt at his own 36 and turned on the jets. After a 42 yard punt return, the Raiders scored on a one play strike from Hollas to WR Graddy, and it seemed that the Raiders would dominate this game.
    At halftime the Raiders led by a 24-3 score. Bennet had been held to 13 yds rushing on 8 carries. The Raiders had played turnover free ball, and had converted 7-8 third downs...two of their more serious questions coming into the game.
    In the third quarter, defense dominated, as both teams only managed  a FG, and the Raider lead going to the 4th Quarter stood at 27-6.
    In the 4th Quarter, the Broncos staged a furious rally, with TD drives of 6 plays 72 yds, and 5 plays 58 yds. At 4:50 left to play, the score was Oakland 30 Denver 20. The Raiders punted from their own endzone, and Denvers PR, CB Brown, slipped into high gear, and brings the ball all the way back to the Red Zone with a 28 yard return to the Oakland 19.
    4 plays later Bennet carries it in from 3 yards out, and the score is 30-27. Denver still has all their time outs, and their coach elects to kick off with 2:56 to play.
    Raiders McCallum carries 3 yards- Denver Timeout #1. 2:49 to play, 2nd and 7 at the Raider 26. 
    Raiders Hollas back to pass, no receiver open, he takes off on a scramble...2 yard gain, Denver Timeout #2 2:38 to play, Raider 3rd and 5 their own 28. Denver with one timeout remaining, plus the two minute warning.
    On the Raider side... a coaching decision between running the ball to force another timeout, but low odds of a first down, or throwing the ball and if incomplete, only using a few seconds.
    We opt to throw the ball. Hollas back to pass a quick out pattern...but the routes break down, and as he dumps it to the safety valve RB, the Broncos RLB steps in front, and the first Raider turnover of the game proves very costly. LB Jenkins sprints 14 yards before running out of gas. Denver 1st and 10 at the Oakland 17 YL.
    Raiders D steps up and stuffs Bennet on 1st down for -2 Yds. 2nd and 12, a Fade route by the Broncos. WR Speece open in the End Zone, and the Broncos have their first lead 34-30 1:58 to play and the 2 minute warning.
    Broncos kick a squib ball. Raider football, 1st and 10 Raider 38 Yard Line.
    Hollas back to pass, sacked for a 9 yard loss. 1:47 2nd and 19 Raider 29.
    Hollas back to pass...pump fake to WR2 Deary, WR1 Graddy streaking and UNCOVERED! Hollas hits him in stride at the Denver 48...40...35 brought down at the Denver 32 YL a 39 yard strike, Raider timeout #2. Raider 1st and 10. Graddy is winded and is replaced by WR 4 Erik Thomas... a speed improvement of 82 vs 78 but dropoff in "Hands" of 96-90.
    Raiders line up with an empty backfield, 3 Wide Left 2 Right. Thomas on the Right goes in motion to the Left, the snap, Hollas back, throws into traffic in the middle of the field, Hester has it and is tackled immediately, gain of 11 moves the chains, first down Raider! First and 10 at the Denver 21. Raiders use their final timeout.
    Hollas back to pass, sacked at the Denver 27, but this play will be brought back, Holding against the Defense, 5 yards and a first down...Raider 1st and 10 at the Denver 16, 1:01 to play.
    Hollas back to pass, Deary in the endzone, TOUCHDOWN Raiders!
    Raiders 37-34
    San Diego 9-5 Oakland 9-5 Denver 8-6
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    Truck_Turner reacted to RonM in A Decade of the Silver and Black fbpro98   
    I am going to set this up by bringing it from its beginning through the past few days in a couple of paragraphs.
    Played with Sierra's FBPro98, using the VPNFL99 mod with some later additions of plays and game plans from VPNFL02.
    The first season played was the 1998 season. The Raiders clawed their way to a 9-7 season, just missing the AFC Wildcard berth on the last week of play, after a 2-5 start. Week 17 saw them play a snow bowl playoff game for all intents and purposes in New England where the winner would be a playoff team the following week, and the loser would be finished for the year. The Patriots jumped to a 20-6 halftime lead before I made some halftime adjustments.  In the end they edged the Raiders 27-26 as the Raiders tried a 53 yd field goal on the game's final play after a 3 yd sack on 3rd and 8 from the 33. I was happy with the way my first season went overall.
    The Raiders went 12-4 in '99 scoring 526 points, highest  in the league. That season after a 1st rd bye, they lost in their first playoff game 34-31 to the same Patriots who had bested them at the end of 97...a rivalry was brewing.
    In 2000 the Raiders finished 10-6 and struggled most of the second half of the season as our starting QB Hostetler was injured in week6 against the Chiefs, then again in week9 immediately after coming back, against the Dallas Cowboys, out for the rest of the season. The team made the playoffs as a wildcard, but quickly exited in the Wildcard game against the Miami Dolphins 21-10.
    2001 saw the Raiders return to excellence, with starting RB McCallum rushing for 1382 yds and starting LCB Woodson intercepting 6 passes in the season's last 5 games (9 overall) the team won their last 8 and finished 13-3. Playoff victories against the Steelers (27-13) and the Patriots in the AFC championship (28-27) they prepared to face the 15-1 Rams in the Superbowl. The hype of the AFCs top offense and the NFCs greatest show on turf was well deserved as the Rams won 42-38 in a game with 7 lead changes.
    The 2002-2005 Raiders were always right around .500 (9-7, 8-8,8-8,9-7) and only made one playoff berth as a wildcard in 2004 in a subpar AFC with an 8-8 record and a quick loss to....those $#@** Patriots lol.
    2006 saw the Raiders make a serious bid for an undefeated season, winning their first 12 before losing 2 of their next three. They finished 14-2 and breezed through playoff wins over the Cin. Bengals 38-6 and the New England Patriots 34-10...a Super Bowl matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was also overhyped as the Raiders destroyed the vaunted NFC repeating champions 42-13 to win the superbowl.
    2007 saw the Raiders picking up where they left off, winning their first 10, and finishing 13-3. In the process setting a league record with 567 points scored, as well as a league record for point differential with only 210 points allowed. They once again destroyed their postseason opposition 41-10 over Miami, 44-3 over Denver in the AFC title bout...and 41-0 in the Superbowl victory over the Dallas Cowboys. At that point they had scored 40+ points in 11 straight games!
    2008... the current season being played. The Raiders won their first 5 in much the same fashion, but a few cracks appeared. In week 3 the San Diego Chargers discovered a hole in the Raider pass defense and exploited it for 430 yds through the air from QB Rivers. The Raiders won 33-31 but it was the first time in 2 seasons +, they had yielded over 30 points, and was the most yds they had surrendered passing in our 10 years. The scouting report seems to have been not noticed by the next opponent Philadelphia, which we beat 44-3 to improve to 4-0. We next had our bye week. In week 5 we went back to work...against the same Cowboy team we had beaten in Superbowl. This time they had seen game film and we were in for a fight...they constantly beat our aggressive defense, burning blitzes for TD passes of 71 and 64 yds, and another stopped at our 3 by Asomugha that gained 45. The Raiders still pulled it out in a 37-34 OT win, but now WE needed to be the one adjusting.
    2008 Week 6...a 34-23 defeat to the NY Giants...Eli Manning passing for 370 yds. We were 5-1, but suddenly much less secure in our future.
    Week 7...26-14 victory over Buffalo, as the rain and wind made the hole in our defense less noticeable.
    Week 8 a 33-27 loss to the Patriots in which Brady threw 4 TDs and 388 yds. We were 6-2 and still leading the AFC West by two games, but suddenly nervous.
    Week 9 the second place San Diego Chargers in town for the rematch. They had been the ones to suddenly pounce on our weakness back in Week 3. This time they jumped early, and never let up...our 45-24 defeat was even more one sided than that score appears as we scored 21 in the fourth quarter after already being down 38-3.
    We were suddenly 6-3 and only a game ahead of the Chargers and Broncos both.
    Week 10, a matchup with the Arizona Cardinals who defeated us 33-30 in OT. The Chargers won their game as did the Broncos, and suddenly we are one of 3 6-4 teams on top of the AFC West.
    Week 11... a revamped defense from the ground up in the playbook, a lot of bump and run, man-coverage...a bit fewer blitzes, and continuation of the basic play calling philosophy of "Put them into must pass situations" by being aggressive on 1st and 2nd downs, then backing off some and playing safe on most 3rds. The next team, the Redskins, were struggling offensively anyway as well (24th overall, 29th passing) so we had a "easy run through" to test our new plays. It was not easy though...the final score was a win, but not as much as I hoped after putting hours into the new plays...We won 31-26.
    We are now 7-4. This is the current situation.
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    Truck_Turner reacted to shawk23 in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Tremendous stuff. Loved this game back in the day and reading your league recaps makes me want to fire it back up!
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    Truck_Turner reacted to Ejahner42 in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    This has been a joy to follow!
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    2002 2KFL BOWL
    Michigan 28 -- Denver 24 Mile High Stadium 44 degrees, sunny Denver wind N 17 mph, humidity 50% Michigan Panthers (7-5) 10 7 3 8 -- 28 Denver Gold (9-3) 7 7 7 3 -- 24 First Quarter Michigan - Becht 8 pass from Brooks (Lindell kick), 3:43 Denver - Enis 6 pass from Griese (Brown kick), 7:34 Michigan - Lindell 47 FG, 13:18 Second Quarter Michigan - Bryson 12 run (Lindell kick), 11:03 Denver - Faulk 3 pass from Griese (Brown kick), 14:03 Third Quarter Michigan - Lindell 18 FG, 5:34 Denver - Thomas 1 run (Brown kick), 10:01 Fourth Quarter Denver - Brown 30 FG, 2:58 Michigan - Bryson 8 run (Looker pass from Brooks), 11:50 2KFL Bowl MVP - Michigan WR Antwaan Randle-El With 5:17 left in the fourth quarter and Denver leading 24-20 from their own 26 yard line on 3rd and 18,  Denver QB Brian Griese throws a crushing interception into double coverage to Michigan CB Fakhir Brown, who returns the ball to the Denver 35 yard line.  Griese had WR Brandon Stokely matched up one-on-one going down the seam and he had FB Rock Cartwright in the flat wide open, yet he makes the awful decision to throw to a double-covered WR Dane Looker and it cost his team the title. 
    In the ensuing drive, Michigan HB Shawn Bryson, a game day starter when HB Shaun Alexander was a late game day scratch due to his injury, was able to punch the ball in from the Denver 8 yard line for the game winning touchdown, on the road in Denver, for the 2KFL Bowl championship.  3 Denver turnovers (2 int, 1 fum) were really the difference in the game as everything else was really evenly matched (Michigan gained 319 yard in total offense, Denver gained 317 yards in total offense, Michigan was 5/13 on 3rd downs, Denver was 6/13, etc.).
    Denver should be very disappointed in their loss, but those 2 late season loses, after a 9-1 start, was foreshadowing their weaknesses.  The Denver safeties in their secondary will need to be address for this team to stay strong.
    Congratulations are in order for the Michigan Panthers.  They were a study in perseverance as their up and down season showed.  To go on the road twice and beat heavily favored home teams was a testament to their ability to rise to the challenge and fight through to the end.  Michigan has a strong offensive roster and a good defensive roster but they need consistency in order to defend their title next year.
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Aaron Brooks 23 34 276 67.6 1 1 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb HB1 Shawn Bryson 15 61 4.1 2 0 FB1 Cecil Martin 2 7 3.5 0 0 HB2 Kevan Barlow 1 0 0.0 0 0 QB1 Aaron Brooks 5 -4 -0.8 0 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt WR2 Antwaan Randle-El 6 130 21.7 0 0 6 WR3 Dane Looker  2 48 24.0 0 0 4 WR1 Peerless Price 5 46 9.2 0 0 9 TE2 Anthony Becht 2 20 10.0 1 0 2 TE1 Jim Kleinsasser 2 15 7.5 0 0 2 HB1 Shawn Bryson 3 10 3.3 0 0 5 WR4 Steve Smith 1 5 5.0 0 0 3 HB2 Kevan Barlow 2 2 1.0 0 0 2 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf S1 Will Allen 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 CB4 Jimmy Williams 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB2 Fakhir Brown  5 0 1 0 0 0 0 LB1 Joey Porter 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB3 Renaldo Hill 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB1 David Macklin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB4 Warrick Holdman 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE2 Andre Wadsworth 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 S2 Earl Little  2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT2 Roderick Coleman 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 S3 Antuan Edwards 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 LB2 Sam Cowart 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 DT1 Anthony McFarland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB3 Greg Favors 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE1 Brandon Whiting 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Brian Griese 16 30 154 53.3 2 2 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb HB1 Kevin Faulk 20 134 6.7 0 0 FB1 Rock Cartwright 2 19 9.5 0 0 HB2 Curtis Enis 3 14 4.7 0 0 HB3 Anthony Thomas 3 8 2.7 1 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt WR1 Brandon Stokley 2 40 20.0 0 0 6 WR3 Drew Bennett 3 37 12.3 0 0 5 HB1 Kevin Faulk 3 30 10.0 1 0 4 WR2 Jerry Porter 4 22 5.5 0 0 6 WR4 Patrick Johnson 1 11 11.0 0 0 4 HB2 Curtis Enis 2 10 5.0 1 0 2 HB3 Anthony Thomas 1 4 4.0 0 0 1 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf LB1 Brian Urlacher 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB2 Daylon McCutcheon 6 0 1 0 0 1 0 S1 Tony Parrish 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 S2 Jerry Azumah 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB4 Shaunard Harts 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 S3 Ralph Brown 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB3 Artrell Hawkins 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 LB2 Rosevelt Colvin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 DT1 Kelly Gregg 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 CB1 Corey Chavous 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB4 Travian Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT2 Josh Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 S4 Anthony Henry 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE2 Justin Smith 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 LB3 Ed Hartwell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
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    Truck_Turner reacted to Grove in USFL 2K | FBPro98   
    Gotta try this!
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    New Jersey Generals 10 3 0 0 -- 13 Philadelphia Stars 7 14 0 17 -- 38 First Quarter New Jersey - Hayes 3 pass from Pennington (Vanderjagt kick), 0:54 Philadelphia - Brady 1 run (Graham kick), 4:50 New Jersey - Vanderjagt 31 FG, 11:39 Second Quarter Philadelphia - Jones 1 run (Graham kick), 9:25 New Jersey - Vanderjagt 33 FG, 13:52 Philadelphia - Johnson 26 pass from Brady (Graham kick), 14:37 Third Quarter No scoring Fourth Quarter Philadelphia - Graham 54 FG, 0:05 Philadelphia - Holcombe 14 run (Graham kick), 13:56 Philadelphia - Ulbrich 76 fumble return (Graham kick), 14:37 Philadelphia actually has a 2 game winning streak now!  Ineffective offense and 2 turnovers in the 4th quarter allowed Philadelphia to score 17 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to put the game away.  For once, Philadelphia's linebacker corps came to play as LB Ian Gold and LB Jeff Ulbrich played great games.  Can they sustain that level of play? History say no.  
    New Jersey, despite sacking the Philadelphia QB 9 times, was not able to sustain much offense today.  This loss for New Jersey puts their hold on the wildcard spot (much less the division) in danger as Arizona, with a win, would tie them for the final playoff spot.
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Tom Brady 17 31 250 54.8 1 1 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb HB3 Robert Holcombe 8 50 6.3 1 0 QB1 Tom Brady 7 44 6.3 1 0 HB1 Thomas Jones 14 40 2.9 1 1 HB2 Aaron Stecker  1 17 17.0 0 0 FB1 Patrick Pass 2 2 1.0 0 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt WR1 Kevin Johnson 7 109 15.6 1 0 10 HB3 Robert Holcombe 2 54 27.0 0 0 2 WR3 Ron Dugans 3 46 15.3 0 0 4 WR4 Josh Reed 3 29 9.7 0 0 3 WR2 Santana Moss 2 12 6.0 0 1 5 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf LB1 Ian Gold 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 S2 David Terrell 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 CB1 Donovin Darius 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 LB2 Jeff Ulbrich 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 S1 Dexter Jackson 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 CB2 Sheldon Brown 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB4 Lito Sheppard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB3 Damon Moore 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE2 Alex Brown 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 S4 Fred Vinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 S3 Marlon McCree 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DE1 Derrick Burgess 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB3 Zeke Moreno 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT3 Cedric Woodard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 DT1 Casey Hampton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
    Passing Cmp Att Yds %% TD INT QB1 Chad Pennington 20 34 166 58.8 1 2 Rushing Att Yds Avg TD Fmb HB1 Amos Zereoue 14 48 3.4 0 0 FB1 Nick Goings 1 7 7.0 0 0 QB1 Chad Pennington 1 0 0.0 0 0 HB2 Dominic Rhodes 1 0 0.0 0 0 Receiving Rec Yds Avg TD Fmb Trgt FB1 Nick Goings 1 50 50.0 0 0 1 TE1 Jeremy Shockey 5 30 6.0 0 1 7 HB1 Amos Zereoue 5 24 4.8 0 0 5 WR3 Quincy Morgan 2 23 11.5 0 0 3 WR4 Dez White 2 18 9.0 0 0 3 WR1 Troy Edwards 2 11 5.5 0 0 7 WR2 Donald Hayes 2 6 3.0 1 0 3 HB2 Dominic Rhodes 1 4 4.0 0 0 1 Defense Tck Sck Int Fmb TD Knk Saf LB2 Antonio Pierce 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 S2 Kevin Kaesviharn 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 CB2 Mike McKenzie 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 CB4 William Bartee 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB3 Fred Smoot 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB4 DaShon Polk 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 S1 Deon Grant 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 CB1 Champ Bailey 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 LB3 Jeff Posey  3 0 0 0 0 0 0 LB1 Bart Scott 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 DE1 Jared DeVries 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 DT1 Jamal Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 S3 Johndale Carty 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 DE2 James Harrison 1 1 0 1 0 1 0  
    New Jersey FB Nick Goings 50yd Catch
    Philadelphia WR Kevin Johnson 26yd TD Catch
    Philadelphia LB Jeff Ulbrich Strip Sack and 76yd Fumble Return TD
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    The 2000 Final Standings are below:

    The New Jersey Generals, Michigan Panthers, Arizona Wranglers and the Washington Federals were the 4 playoff teams.  Arizona and Michigan advanced to the championship game, the 2K Bowl.
    Arizona Wranglers defeated the Michigan Panthers 27-20 to win the 2K Bowl behind the huge efforts of HB Thomas Jones, who ran for 185 yards on the day with 3 TDs, earning the 2K Bowl MVP.
    Season Stats in the next post....
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    Truck_Turner got a reaction from Chris in FBPRO 98 - Invisible mouse in play editor   
    Read this thread:
    Looks like you are going to have to play in windowed mode.  That is how I play and everything works.
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    Truck_Turner reacted to ChiefsRacer96 in Front Page Sports Football Pro 98   
    Decided to dig around on the web looking for stuff related to FBPRO98. Very happy I found this.
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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.
    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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    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.
    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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    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.
    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  
    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  
    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)