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Updated all the logo's and team names in game and on website

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JJ Smitty
Wed Feb 20 06:42 PM

I've updated all the logo's and team names, to grab them just;

go to controls, then participants and click "import configuration"

You should see the New Boston Beavers Logo ingame.



Atlantic City 2054 Preview

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rbeyer
Sun Feb 10 08:47 PM

Once again, Atlantic City followed up a playoff season with a losing record. In fact, this cycle has been repeated three times since 2048. For 2054, the remnants of the 4-3 defense have been almost completely removed and a change to smash mouth offense has started. This includes letting some talented players go (reducing the overall depth) but also making some big splashes in free agency. With QB Graham and WR McLaurin not getting any young, a return to the playoffs is a must. To make that happen, the team is in a win now mode. Building depth is still a goal but significant cap money has been spent on getting some additional starting talent.

Note: all ratings are based on the Atlantic City scouting department. Your results may vary. New players are in bold.


Offense: The Phantoms have not had a 1,000 yard back since the 2049 season. Part of that was the philosophy and some was personnel. In the passing game, there has been a lack of talent beyond WR Dan McLaurin. Changes have been made in both areas.


Quarterbacks

Starter: Jared Graham - 9th year - 73/73
Backups: Jerome Burnett - 2nd year - 22/41, Alec Lockett - 2nd year - 15/23

Graham threw for 3,477 yards last year with 24 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He did see a dip in his QB rating to 89.0. Ratings wise, he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The key is finding a playbook that matches his talent. In addition, he needs talent around him. As you will see below, that area has improved. Although Graham is a pretty tough player, he did miss 2 games last year and ACI lacks a veteran backup. Burnett was brought in late as a free agent and is a whole lot better than 2053 7th round pick Lockett. That really isn't saying much, however. With some cap room available, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a veteran brought in after cut day.


Running Backs

Starter: Corey Densmore - 7th year - 61/61
Backups: Don Washington - 5th year- 59/59, Courtney Dozier - 6th year - 27/27

One of the biggest acquisitions this offseason was the signing of Densmore to a huge contract ($15 million in 2054). He ran for over 1,300 yards for Boston in 2052 but injuries limited him to only 269 yards in 7 games last year. The Phantoms hope for a bounce back season. Washington has been the part time starter for the past 3 seasons but he has never been able to grab onto the spot despite a good skillset. He enters the last year of his contract so maybe that will motivate him. With two above average backs on the roster, Dozier was signed to help the special teams.


Fullbacks

Starter: Diego Loupe - 11th year - 49/49
Backup: Junior Garrison - 11th year - 48/48

Fullback is a toss-up as to who will be the starter. Loupe has been the starter since he was a 2nd round pick for ACI in 2044. Garrison was acquired for a 7th round pick to provide a 1-2 punch at this spot as the team emphasizes the running game a bit more. Neither one will be a huge run threat but will help in run and pass blocking.


Wide Receivers

Starters: Dan McLaurin - 11th year - 66/66, Maxwell Stephenson - Rookie - 55/72
Backups: Herman Sanford - 2nd year - 45/47, Joe Hahn - 6th year - 42/42, Jorge Horn - 2nd year - 31/36

McLaurin has caught more than 100 passes each of the past two seasons, including 121 last year. All of this with the rest of the receiving group average at best. This year, a new exciting addition arrives in 1st round pick Stephenson. The second receiver drafted, Stephenson has great hands and huge potential. He should reduce the double teams that McLaurin gets while opening up the entire passing game for Graham. Hahn starts his second season in Atlantic City after 29 catches in 2053. Sanford had a whopping 10 catches last year but does have some talent. He is a bigger threat in the punt return game but is a capable 4th receiver. Horn is lucky to have a job at this point and looks like a 4th round bust.


Tight Ends

Starter: Stan Bernard - 6th year - 63/63
Backups: Jimmie Fields - 6th year - 40/40, Leonard Ferrer - 3rd year - 33/40, Jordan Collins - Rookie - 34/40

Next to Densmore, the most exciting offensive veteran addition is Stan Bernard, who cost a 2nd and a future 3rd. Back when Atlantic City had an exciting offense (yes, there was a day when that existed) they had excellent tight ends. Old timers may remember hall of famer Carlos Polhemus, who was a Phantom from 2037 to 2043. While Bernard is not a hall of fame player, he is the best tight end that has played for the Phantoms since Polhemus. In Alaska, he was stuck in the shadows of Jonah Blaine, who very well could be a hall of fame tight end. This is Bernards chance to shine. Fields, Ferrer and rookie Collins will look for any scraps left behind.


Centers

Starter: Eugene Williamson - 4th year - 51/51
Backup: Lance Hawkins - 2nd year - 36/70

One of the positions that is setup well for the present and future is Center. Williamson, a former 3rd round pick, is the starter with Hawkins, a former 5th round pick who looks like a nice surprise, waiting in the wings and getting better every week.


Guards

LG Starter: Eli Grebene - 8th year - 79/79
RG Starter: Patrick Sellers - 2nd year - 64/68
Backups: Henry Simmons - 7th year - 49/49, Sherman Mohler - 5th year - 33/33

Grebene has been a stud from the moment he was drafted as the 5th overall pick in 2047. Sellers was a 1st round pick in 2053 as the Phantoms continue to focus on offensive line talent. They form one of the better guard tandems in the league. Simmons is the primary backup at both spots while Mohler is a run block first guard who hopefully spends most of his time on the bench.


Tackles

LT Starter: Kody Wagner - 7th year - 80/80
RT Starter: Glenn Hopper - 7th year - 50/50
Backups: Claude Stanton - 4th year - 38/38, Alejandro Finks - 3rd year - 36/43

Speaking of stud lineman, Wagner was the 5th overall pick in 2048. I sense a pattern here. This guy is a road grader who has only missed 3 games in 6 seasons. Hopper was part of the same draft as Wagner (3rd round) and is set to become a free agent at the end of the year. He should have something to prove to the rest of the league. Remember that statement about depth? Stanton and Finks are stop gap players only, although if pressed into duty the run game would be OK. The passing game? Don't tell Graham but ouch.


Coming Soon - Defensive Preview

Defense: The switch to the 3-4 defense continues as the players who don't fit continue to leave, either via free agency or outright being waived. A strong young nucleus at LB added a talented veteran and a big free agency signing at CB highlight the rest of the changes.


Defensive Ends
LDE Starter: Sebastion Stanton - 5th year - 57/57
RDE Starter: Devin Emerson - 6th year - 52/52
Backups: Efrain Cote - 3rd year - 44/56, Tyler Bates - 4th year - 31/31

Stanton, one of the few 4-3 holdovers, was franchised and later signed a new 4 year contract. That is a lot of money for a guy who has not exactly lit up opposing QB's (9 sacks in 4 years) but he was too good to let go as a free agent. Emerson was acquired from Las Vegas for a 7th and a future 4th round pick. He is a big end who fits the defense better than Jack Farley, who was a surprise late cut. Cote is a young end who starts his second year in Atlantic City. While still raw, he is a future starter and current backup at both spots. Remember that comment about depth issues? Bates is a prime example of this weakness.


Nose Tackles
Starter: Rick Sherman - 5th year - 51/51
Backups: Marvin Praw - 6th year - 49/49, Elliott Walton - 6th year - 39/39

Sherman was acquired last year to fill the NT spot and did quite well with 4 sacks. Two additional NT's were brought in and with mixed results so far. Praw signed for 3 years and could push Sherman for the starting spot. While his ratings are average, he did record 8 sacks last season. Walton looks like possibly the worst free agent signing of the year. He looked comparable to Sherman and Praw prior to training camp but had a few setbacks. He also signed for 3 years so he is likely here for at least the rest of 2054.


Outside Linebackers
SLB Starter: Mack Barker - 3rd year - 67/67
WLB Starter: Landon Crawford - 3rd year - 78/78
Backup: Mo Donhoff - 4th year - 48/48
The starters on the outside are outstanding. Both drafted in 2052, Crawford (1st round) and Barker (4th round) anchor this defense and are the key to making the 3-4 work. They will be fun to watch. Donhoff is a 4-3 DE who was shopped around but there were not takers. He actually signed a new 2-year contract and will backup both outside spots. Yup, depth concerns.


Inside Linebackers
WILB Starter: Cesar Duncan - 3rd year - 44/44
SILB Starter: Hugh Zeller - 11th year - 61/61
Backups: Edgar Hubinger - 10th year - 40/40, Brian Morris - 2nd year - 24/32

The big addition here was Zeller, who signed a huge 2-year deal. He is the defensive front leader and gives the defense three outstanding linebackers. Duncan, a 2nd round pick in that 2052 linebacker heavy ACI draft, steps us as the starter on the weakside. Hubinger will be the primary backup while Morris is a candidate at WalMart in a week or two once the final cuts from around the league are in.


Safeties
SS Starter: Courtney Johnstone - Rookie - 43/63
FS Starter: Mike Hicks - 5th year - 50/50
Backups: Nolan Rozelle - 5th year - 42/42, Trent Harlan - 4th year - 42/42

Johnstone, taken in the 3rd round, was the biggest draft surprise for the Phantoms. He will have his struggles being a young player but his future is very bright. Hicks returns and will enter his 4th season as the starter at FS. Rozelle was brought in via free agency with the thought that he would be the starting SS. He still might get that opportunity but for now he is the backup. Harlan had a nice little jump in ability this offseason and with strong run defense skills is a pretty good backup.


Cornerbacks
LCB Starter: Travis Garner - 5th year - 67/67
RCB Starter: Robbie Hinrichs - 4th year - 53/53
Nickel: Omar Morris - 5th year - 58/58
Backups: Albert Wheeler - 2nd year - 35/44, Sammie Centers - 2nd year - 27/36

The biggest need in the offseason was a big cornerback and Atlantic City wasted no time going after Garner. A former 1st round pick in Oregon, he fills the need at 6-3 (while also recording 107 tackles last year). Hinrichs and Morris were both free agents who resigned with the Phantoms and give the team three very strong corners. Wheeler is a former 6th round pick who continues to improve but his ceiling is a dime back. Centers is a special teams guy who could be one of the first out the door if new players are brought in.


Punter
Starter: Bryson Szypulski - Rookie - 56/67

How do you save money in the CFL? One way is to bring in rookie punters and kickers to replace veterans with high cap numbers. Thanks to the acquisition of a couple extra draft picks, ACI was able to draft the #1 Punter and #2 Kicker. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Szypulski, taken in the 6th round, looks like the real deal.


Kicker
Starter: Harrison Tucker- Rookie - 37/37
As noted above, sometimes you have to take a chance on youth. Dean Ehlert, last years kicker, was in his 8th season and had a high cap number. Tucker, selected in round 5, looked like a very good prospect on paper but his post training camp numbers are poor. Regardless, he will get a chance to see what he can do. However, if he falters then it won't take long for the front office to admit their mistake and move on.


Returners
Kickoffs: RBN Densmore
Punts: WR Sanford

Densmore not only brings excellent skills in the running game but he is a good kick returner with a career average of 24.4 yards. Sanford (with a 91 rating) averaged 12.2 yards per punt return in 2053, which included 2 touchdowns. This will likely be his biggest contribution to the team.

by rbeyer at Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:17 AM

Amazing write up Rick.

by JJ Smitty at Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:40 AM

Great write up.

by bbriders at Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:44 PM

Nice Job!

Yankee Division will be TOUGH this year!

Good Luck,
Dean Gullberry

by Dean Gullberry at Wed Feb 13, 2019 05:13 PM



TRAINING CAMP RESULTS

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FlexD
Fri Feb 01 10:04 AM

Rookie Training Camp
1.13 WR Stan Garcia 32/58
2.15 S Chuck Richardson 28/72
3.14 LB Kendall Collins 28/53
4.13 S Leslie Carriger 23/48
5.15 G Clay Clayton 19/63
6.14 C Tim Strickland 25/61
7.13 QB Jose Close 5/31
UDFA RB Geoff McCareins 40/45
UDFA RB JT Wilcox 36/40
UDFA CB T Rebstock 24/38



Iowa City Home and Away Uniforms

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FlexD
Sun Jan 27 06:13 PM

Today we unveil our new look uniforms, home and away, as QB Timothy Joslyn poses for photos.

Oh those are clean

by RedStorm44 at Sun Jan 27, 2019 09:21 PM

A far cry from the Vegas uniforms created in Madden from real-life 2005:

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by TurfToe at Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:53 PM

Now those are unique

by FlexD at Mon Jan 28, 2019 07:17 AM

Omaha's uniforms;

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by JJ Smitty at Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:06 AM

sweet smitty

by FlexD at Tue Jan 29, 2019 04:42 PM

Smitty those look like Florida State. Im a noles fan.

by slimmikey at Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:05 PM

I suck a graphic art and had to borrow their design but you have to agree they are bad ass and fit the Arrowheads to a T.

by JJ Smitty at Wed Jan 30, 2019 06:52 AM



Old Site Information

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Teutoberg
Mon Jan 21 04:29 PM

Found this on google when searching the CFL. It also has links to some stuff I haven't seen before. Even links for a CFL Shop, some cool old stuff on here.

http://www.thecfl.us/constitution.html

I want a CFL T-shirt now haha

by Teutoberg at Mon Jan 21, 2019 04:33 PM

Good Find TBerg,

April 15, 2005

The CFL adopts an official league slogan: "Home of the lost wives and forgotten children." The phrase was coined by Las Vegas Rounders owner TurfToe.

by JJ Smitty at Mon Jan 21, 2019 07:32 PM

Thanks I thought it was pretty interesting

by Teutoberg at Tue Jan 22, 2019 01:18 PM

Yeah you can see the progression of our website, Thanks to taco for making this modern site for free for the CFL.

by JJ Smitty at Tue Jan 22, 2019 04:02 PM



2054 TRADE BLOCK
Trade Deadline is when the week 9 sim is completed

Iowa City Soldiers (FlexD)
Iowa City Needs

Denver Dynomite (Bal D'Locs)
Playoff Quarterback

Fargo Sodbusters (Ushikawa)
FAR cheap block - even cheaper now

Brooklyn Brawlers (Dean Gullberry)
Brooklyn-Will evaluate b/t weeks 4-8

St. Louis Arch (kc_fan)
St.L trade block

Miami Talons (bbriders)
Miami Talons Block

Iowa City Soldiers (FlexD)
Iowa City Trade Block

Los Angeles Outlaws (Vitostallion)
Los Angeles Pre TC Block

New Orleans Voodoo (BGBob)
New Orleans SS Available

Boise City Stampede (RedStorm44)
Boise Trade Block 83OVR DT

Death Valley Copperheads (Jander3456)
74/74 4yr ILB up for trade. Update: Trade made

Los Angeles Outlaws (Vitostallion)
Los Angeles Post Draft Block

Alaska Kodiaks (Marven)
Alaska Kodiaks Block 2054

Honolulu Hammerheads (Teutoberg)
Honolulu Fire Sale!

Los Angeles Outlaws (Vitostallion)
Outlaws Trade Block

Las Vegas Rounders (TurfToe)
Las Vegas Block - 2054

Miami Talons (bbriders)
Pick 3.20 (84)

New Orleans Voodoo (BGBob)
VooDoo WR and RT

Cleveland Flats (King kosar)
Cleveland Block

Boston Beavers (slimmikey)
2.3 Looking to trade down

St. Louis Arch (kc_fan)
1.29

Kansas City Storm (Red Zone)
Kansas City Trade Block

St. Louis Arch (kc_fan)
St.L trade block

Atlantic City Phantoms (rbeyer)
Atlantic City Block - 2054-55 Season

Boston Beavers (slimmikey)
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Omaha Arrowheads (JJ Smitty)
Omaha 2054

Boston Beavers (slimmikey)
Boston Draft picks

New Orleans Voodoo (BGBob)
#3 Pick

Boston Beavers (slimmikey)
Boston Looking to Move a WR