League Structure: 12 teams organized into 3 divisions playing a schedule of 12 games.
Post Season: 3 division winners and two wild cards will advance to post season. Wild card ties will be resolved by a playoff. If there is a tie for division winner, the tie breaker will be head to head competition followed by record against division opponents. Final tie breaker will be the team with the most blond wives. Just kidding. Final tie breaker will be determined by a playoff game. The post season will commence one week after the conclusion of the regular season to allow for adequate scouting.
Team Draft: Initial team selection will be first-come-first-serve. Teams will be redrafted at the beginning of the next season as soon as possible after the conclusion of the previous season. Subsequent team draft order for coaches will be determined by order of finish from the previous year. New coaches to the league will be randomly placed in the draft order by the commissioner. The same stock team may not be chosen by two different coaches. The same franchise may be represented by more than one team. For example the 1968 Dallas Cowboys and the 1998 Cowboys.
Extra Player: The extra player may be any player from the franchise on the defensive or offensive side of the ball.
Computer Game Rules: All computer game rules will be on except the following: 1. Individualized fumble ratings. 2. In-Game Rest System. 3. QB Over Usage. 4. Player Over Usage. 5. Empty Flat Pass = Guessed Wrong
Other Rules: 1. No Injuries. 2. Home team rules.
Frequency of Games: Each coach must play approximately one game a week or a minimum of 3 games in a four week period. It is up to the opposing coaches to arrange a game time. If there is going to be a delay the coach shall notify their opponent and the commissioner as soon as possible before the scheduled contest.
Please designate a substitute coach if the delay is going to be more than a week.
Game Reporting: Game reporting to the league is the responsibility of the home team.
Durable Player Usage: There will be no usage limits on players that meet the following requirements: Games/Touches QB: 16/400, 14/350, 12/300 RB: 16/240, 14/ 210, 12/180
There will be no usage limits for receiving.
Other Player Usage: Any player not meeting the requirements for unlimited usage will be restricted to 140% usage for 12 game players, 125% usage for 14 game players and 110% usage for 16 game players during the 12 game season. Although player usage will be turned off in the rules, each coach is responsible for monitoring his player's usage. Players that reach their usage limit for the season must sit out the rest of the season.
Post Season Player Usage: Players that don't qualify for unlimited usage must be limited to 14% for 12 game players, 12.5% for 14 game players and 10% for 16 game players of their actual regular season usage, rounded up.
Weekly Schedule: Pre-game files will be emailed out to the coaches each Sunday pm. The Post-game files should be sent back to the commissioner by the next Saturday midnight or Sunday am for processing. Results will be posted as soon as possible after all post-game files are received.