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  1. For anyone interested, FHM10 is having a winter sale on both steam and their webstore. I prefer steam due to drag and drop options that some reason they can't figure out how to do on their own webstore. Both versions are 33% off or $26.79. I'm actually really liking 10 compared to 8. I did not play/buy 9 as I normally buy sports games on a minimum of 2 year basis.
  2. But again..those are user votes. That's not the site deciding the score, that's people (me, you, average forum user) voting for that score. Do I believe those are high? Yes. Would I rate most the games as high as they are? No. But You can't dictate what users rate games at, unless you turn off all user ratings.
  3. To be fair, most those aren't reviews. Those are user ratings scores. It's much easier to just click a rating then to actually put that rating into words. I'd guess that skews the ratings higher. Most games don't appear to have reviews on this site. But the site is nice for documenting what all games are out there. Then I normally go to Steam|YouTube|MetaCritic and google to see reviews for the game. I prefer to find sites with more then just one persons thoughts on the game.
  4. I'm not sure why the forum is blurring that last image on my last update. It's almost like if the image is above a certain size it makes it blurry, idk. Every other forum I post on it looks fine. So may just do small quick updates on this forum that link to the Wolverine Studios dynasty forum. As my images come out fine there.
  5. Web Version Of This Article The Kentucky Colonels started their expansion season by hosting the Toronto Raptors inside the KFC Yum! Center. The Colonels made it halfway close after heading into the half trailing by 24 points, 64-40 but still picked up the 110-99 loss. The first quarter was all Toronto as the Raptors jumped out to a 31-15 lead. The Colonels shot just 4-of-20 from the field. Power forward Hunter Tyson was a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. On the other end of that, Monte Morris went 0-for-5. Tyson ended the first half with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. For Toronto small forwards Scottie Barnes and Jalen McDaniels led the way with 13 points. Barnes on 5-of-10 shooting and McDaniels 6-of-8 shooting. Kentucky cut the lead to to 17 at the end of the third quarter before finishing with the 11-point loss. Center Jakob Poeltl led the Raptors with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 1-of-3 from the free throw line while grabbing 11 rebounds. Barnes finished the game with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting while going 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Fred VanVleet, who scored only six points in the first half, finished the game with 16 points while having a perfect night shooting. VanVleet went 5-of-5 from the field, 2-of-2 from the free throw line, and 4-of-4 from beyond the arc. Hunter Tyson led the way for Kentucky with 14 points in the second half to finish with 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting and 8-of-16 from beyond the arc. Shooting guard Christian Braun scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting while going 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Braun also grabbed 10 rebounds with two assists. 16,125 fans were in attendance tonight inside KFC Yum! Center to see the Kentucky Colonels pick up their first win in franchise history, as they hold on for the 4-point 102-97 win. Kentucky led by just two at the half. Shooting guard Peyton Watson led the Colonels in the first half, scoring 14 points, going 6-of-11 from the field, while also grabbing six rebounds. Shooting guard Christian Braun added eight points on 3-of-11 shooting with four rebounds. Point guard Devin Booker and power forward Robert Covington both scored 12 points to led the Suns. Booker on 2-of-10 shooting while connecting on seven of his eight free throw attempts. Booker finished the game with 34 points, double more than anyone one else on the Suns. Booker went 11-of-26 from the field and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line while dishing out five assists with 11 rebounds. Kevin Durant scored 15 points with eight rebounds and four assists. Robert Covington scored 12 points off the bench. Shooting 4-of-11 from the field and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. For the Colonels, every starter would finish the game in double-digit points. Braun led the way with 19 points on 8-of-21 shooting while going 3-of-10 from beyond the arc. Braun also grabbed eight rebounds with two steals. Center Day’Ron Sharpe scored 15 points with 12 rebounds, while also dishing out five assists. Sharpe went 7-of-16 from the field and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. Watson added only one point off the bench in the second half to finish with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. Watson also grabbed seven rebounds with two assists and two steals. It wasn’t all good for Kentucky, as the Colonels lost PG Payton Pritchard with a sore back and PF Trayce Jackson-Davis with a sprained toe. Pritchard is expected to miss six days, and Jackson-Davis is expected to miss 10 days. Defense was optional Friday night inside the KFC Yum! Center as both the Washington Wizards and Kentucky Colonels light up the scoreboard. The Colonels were able to outlast the Wizards 142-131 to pick up the 11-point win. The teams combined for 152 points in the opening half, as the Colonels took a six-point 79-73 lead into the locker room. Point guard Monte Morris and small forward Luguentz Dort both scored 16 points in the half. Dort went 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc with three assists and three steals. Morris went 7-of-10 and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc while dishing out nine assists. For the Wizards, shooting guard Jordan Poole scored 21 points, going 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc while shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 17 points with five rebounds. Wood shot 8-of-11 from the field and made his only three-point attempt. Small forward Bilal Coulibaly was held scoreless in the first half. The Wizards had seven turnovers in the first half, compared to just two for Kentucky. Washington shot better from the field 62% compared to 57% for Kentucky. Kentucky added two points to their lead by the time the third period ended, 114-106 before finishing with the 11-point win. Three starters for Kentucky finished with 25 or more points. Power forward Hunter Tyson led the way matching his season high of opening night, scoring 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Tyson also went 6-of-10 from beyond the arc and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. Luguentz Dort finished with a season-high of 27 points on 8-of-16 shooting while going 7-of-8 from the free throw line, with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Monte Morris had his best game of the young season, scoring 22 points with 16 assists. Morris went 8-of-17 from the field while going 4-of-5 from the free throw line. Shooting guard Jordan Poole was all over the court tonight the Wizards. Poole scored 46 points with nine rebounds and eight assists. Poole went 15-of-22 from the field, 10-of-16 from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-of-6 from there free throw line. Center Christian Wood scored 27 points with eight rebounds. Brandon Clarke rounded out the top scorers for Washington, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists. The Kentucky Colonels close out the opening week of the 2024-25 NBA Season by hosting the winless Miami Heat. The Heat opened the season losing 124-116 to the Lakers before losing 124-125 to the Magic. The Colonels headed into the locker room with a six-point 53-47 lead. Small forward Luguentz Dort led the way with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting while going perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Dort also grabbed four rebounds in the first half. Christian Braun and Hunter Tyson added eight points each. Braun also grabbed six rebounds. Offseason acquisition Russell Westbrook, led the Miami Heat with 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting while going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Westbrook also had four rebounds. Center Drew Eubanks added eight points and shooting guard Duncan Robinson added seven. Robinson went a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and made the only three point he attempted. The Colonels shot worse in the second half to end the game shooting 40% from the field and 20% from beyond the arc, compared to 46% and 32% respectively for the Heat. The Heat made it close and drew within three points with three minutes remaining but the Colonels were able to hold on for the 107-100 win. Tyson & Braun both ended the game with 19 points each for Kentucky. Tyson also grabbed two rebounds while shooting 7-of-20 from the field. Braun went 9-of-21 from the field and just 1-of-7 from beyond the arc while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Day’Ron Sharpe and Monte Morris both scored 15 points. Sharpe grabbed 15 rebounds while Morris had five assists. After not scoring a single point in the first half, Bam Adebayo scored 20 points in the second half to lead the Miami Heat, while grabbing six rebounds. Adebayo went 5-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Russell Westbrook ended the game with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Jaime Jaquez Jr. & Tyler Herro added 12 points each. Herro also grabbed nine rebounds with eight assists.
  6. This forum doesn't seem to like my images, it wants to resize them or make them blurry. So my dynasty will continue on the Wolverine Studios forum. https://www.draftdaysports.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=309&t=36310
  7. Web Version Of This Article: Today the National Basketball Association announced that they will be expanding for the 2024-25 season. Joining the league will be the Kentucky Colonels playing their games in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky. The Colonels bring back the old ABA franchise name. The ABA Colonels won the 1974-75 Championship and were one of two teams (the other Spirits of St. Louis) who were disbanded upon the merger of the NBA and the ABA. Joining the Colonels will the Las Vegas Venom who capitalize on the push for major sports in the betting capital of the world. With the expansion the NBA with move to two conferences and four divisions. The Philadephia 76ers sweep the Milwaukee Bucks 4 games to 0 in the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Dalls Mavericks go to seven games to decide a winner as the Dallas Mavericks pick up the 128-99 point win thanks to a 36 point night from Luka Doncic to advance to the NBA Finals. It took seven games but the Philadephia 76ers beat the Dallas Mavericks to win their 4 championship and first since 1983. Joel Embiid scored 54 points in the 132-113 game-seven victory. The draft lottery is completed and thanks to an in-season trade the Brooklyn Nets have won the 1st pick. The rest of the lottery results were; 2nd: Orlando Magic, 3rd: Portland Trail Blazers, 4th: Charlotte Hornets, 5th: San Antonio Spurs, 6th: Atlanta Hawks, 7th: Washington Wizards, 8th: Utah Jazz, 9th: Houston Rockets, 10th: Chicago Bulls, 11th: Oklahoma City Thunder, 12th: New Orleans Pelicans, 13th: Denver Nuggets and 14th: Miami Heat.
  8. Indianapolis Arrows: May 1st Update The first month of the season has come to a close and the Indianapolis Arrows finished the month 10-8, finishing the month out winning 4 straight. On the offensive side of the ball, the Arrows have been led by RF Joe Orsulak who batted .356/.418/.424 with 6 RBI’s. Sid Bream is 2nd on the team in average, batting .324/.368/.500 in 68 at bates across 18 games. Bream also sites 2nd in RBI totals behind Morison. Rookie outfielder Barry Bonds and 3B Jim Morrison both led the team in home runs, sitting at 2 each. On the pitching side, the Arrows have 2 players tied for wins at 3. 36 year old Rick Reuschel has started 5 games this month and has accumulated a 3.24ERA with a 3-2 record. 26 year old Jim Winn also accumulated a 3-0 record from the bullpen, appearing in 7 games. Starter Mikie Bielecki leads the team in ERA sitting at 2.19 across his 24.2 innings he’s pitched. He has started 4 games and accumulated a 1-1 record. 32 year old Rick Rhoden leads the team in strikeouts, sitting at 27 for the season. Team leaders through May 1st:
  9. Arrows Roundup: 4/8/85-4/12/85 The Indianapolis Arrows start their inaguarl 1985 season with 5 straight road games. The first week of the season features a 2 game road trip to take on the Atlanta Braves followed by 2 of a 3 game set vs the St Louis Cardinals. Rick Rhoden Arrows Win, 3-1, Over Atlanta Opening day festivities have begun throughout the league. Fans of the Atlanta Braves were eager to watch Joe Johnson square off against Rick Rhoden of the visiting Indianapolis Arrows. In the end, the Arrows won the game, 3-1, with Rick Rhoden leading the way. The winning pitcher was Rhoden, now 1-0. He tossed 8 innings of 5-hit ball, while walking 0 and fanning 5. Don Robinson earned the save, his 1st, for the Arrows. R.J. Reynolds provided a timely hit. The Indianapolis left fielder delivered a run-scoring triple in the top of the seventh inning to put the Arrows on top, 2-1. It was his only hit in the game, but he made it count. Rookie CF Barry Bonds would go 1 for 5 on the day to pick up his first major league hit. “Rick was Rick,” said Arrows manager Jim Leyland. “He gave it all he’s got.” Arrows Paste 5-3 Loss on Braves Indianapolis and Atlanta duked it out and the Arrows came out victorious. Barry Bonds Barry Bonds made an impact in the 5-3 Indianapolis win over Atlanta. Bonds, who is considered the best prospect in baseball by BNN, was 2-3 with 2 singles, a walk, and was hit by a pitch. He drove in 2 runs and scored once. Rick Reuschel picked up the win, improving his season record to 1-0. He struck out 1 in 6.1 innings. Don Robinson got the save, the 2nd for him this season. The game turned with one out in the top of the sixth when Bonds, who is the top prospect in the Arrows organization, hit a 2-run single. It propelled the Arrows into the lead, 4-2. “We’ll pop the top on a cold beverage and get back to work tomorrow,” Bonds said. The Arrows raised their record to 2-0. Arrows Lose to Cardinals, 5-3 St. Louis Cardinals starter Bob Forsch was in fine form against the Indianapolis Arrows at Busch Stadium, leading his team to a win, 5-3. Forsch got the win, improving to 1-0. He allowed 9 hits and walked 2 over 9 innings. Forsch allowed 3 runs. The win puts St. Louis at 3-0. Ozzie Smith, the St. Louis shortstop, contributed a 2-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 5-3, Cardinals. For the game, Smith went 1-4, while adding 2 RBI. “We put it together today and came out with the win,” Smith said in postgame remarks. “That’s the main thing.” Cardinals Bridle Arrows, 4-3 The St. Louis Cardinals racked up a win at Busch Stadium, bumping off the Indianapolis Arrows, 4-3. Chris Hart, who started for St. Louis, pitched effectively for his team. Picking up the save was Ken Dayley, his 1st. The loss has the Arrows at 2-2. St. Louis took a 4-3 lead on Willie McGee’s 1st double of the season. The 2-run double, which McGee hit in the bottom of the seventh, left Indianapolis pitcher Pat Clements shaking his head. Barry Bonds who’s hitting .312 on the young season would finish the game 0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Jim Morrison would lead the Arrows going 2-3 on the day with a run scored. Bob Kipper was on the mound for the Arrows and would pitch 7 innings while allowing 1 run on 6 hits but would leave with a no-decision. Hart called the win the result of “everyone working in tandem.” The Cardinals have taken 2 of the 3 in the series so far and both teams will finish up the 3 game set starting next week in St. Louis.
  10. Indianapolis Arrows Opening Day Roster Rick Reuschel The starting rotation will be led by 36 year old Rick ‘Big Daddy’ Reuschel (3*/3*). The starting rotation will be rounded out by 32 year old Rick Rhoden (3*/3*), 26 year old Mike Bielecki (2.5*/3*), 21 year old Bob Kipper (2.5*/2.5*) and 29 year old Bob Walk (2.5*/2.5*). In the bullpen, it’ll be 24 year old Pat Clements (3*/3*), 26 year old Jim Winn (3*/3*), 24 year old Mario Barranco (2.5*/2.5*), 26 year old Cecilio Guante (2.5*/2.5*) 24 year old Chung Si-ma (2.5*/2.5*) & 23 year old Batista Baia (2*/2.5*). Closing out the games will be 28 year old Don Robinson (3*/3*) Much anticipated prospect Barry Bonds Behind the plate it’ll be 28 year old Tony Pena (3*/3*) and 26 year old Junio Ortiz (2*/2). 25 year old Sid Beam (2.5*/2.5*) will be at first. Starting at 2nd will be 29 year old Johnny Ray (3*/3*) with 27 year old Kevin Robertson (2.5*/2.5*) coming off the bench. Third base will be 33 year old Jim Morrison (3*/3*). Bill Almon, 33 (2.5*/2.5*) and 26 year old Bob Ortiz (2*/2*)will cover shortstop. Left field will be covered by the California duo of 25 year old Mike Diaz (2.5*/2.5*) and 26 year old R.J. Reynolds (2.5*/2.5*). Center field will be covered by the #1 prospect in the organization, 21 year old Barry Bonds (3*/5*) and 25 year old Mike Quimby (2.5*/2.5*). Right field will be 23 year old Joe Orsulak (2.5*/2.5*).
  11. With OOTP22 being on sale on Epic Games for $5, I decided it was time ot have some fun in OOTP again. This time instead of a modern dynasty, I'll be doing a "what if" style dynasty. What if the Indianapolis Arrows actually happened in 1986? Art Angotti already had a team name. He had already sold 12,000 season tickets. But Indy didn't have a ballpark and never was able to finalize a deal on one. But what if they had? Welcome to my Indianapolis Arrows Dynasty. Web Version Of This Article: Introducing the Indianapolis Arrows About Dynasty: I’ll be using 1986 rosters. Expansion and relocation will be on and will happen as they did in the real world. Drafts will have realistic yearly draft classes & player pool will have potentials being realistic to 1986, for example, Barry Bonds is a 21 year old 5 star CF prospect. But to give it some randomness, there is no guarantee they will top out at what they did in real life. A copy of the 1985 edition of Indianapolis Sports promoting the Indianapolis Arrows. The year is 1985, Art Angotti, who was known in Indianapolis as the “ultimate entrepreneur” and has worked to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city. Angotti for years has led Artistic Media Partners, which owns 20 radio stations and has promised to bring Major League Baseball to the Circle City. On the streets of Downtown this summer, it hasn’t been odd to see people walking about wearing Indianapolis Arrows T-shirts. Angotti has been one of them. A news conference was held in February of this year (1985). Officials from Indianapolis Baseball, Inc. — a group of local investors put together by Angotti, business leaders and philanthropist Thomas Binford — announced the city’s new major league team would be called the Arrows. The Arrows main logo More than 12,000 people have already purchased season tickets at $50 apiece. Even Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray was the featured speaker at a rally on Monument Circle this year. Caps and jerseys It has now been announced that Indianapolis Baseball Inc has purchased the Pittsburgh Pirates and will be relocating them to Indianapolis for the 1986 season as the Indianapolis Arrows. Their AAA affiliate will be the Fort Wayne Wizards. The Arrows will play the newly built 45000 seat Circle City Ballpark.
  12. Franchise Hockey Manager 8 should be released soon. Some also really like the older Eastside Hockey Manager.
  13. Brooklyn has a baseball team?