League Rules and Settings
To have a fun, interactive Madden league with 32 actual human users who are committed to playing their games and not being jerks.
All coaches should be able to commit to at least two to three games per week. Each week lasts 2-3 real world days. If you cannot make this commitment, then this league is not for you.
NEW FOR MADDEN 25
No funny business! There is a lot of extra freedom in owner mode, and you should act responsibly with all of your transactions, roster moves, and owner decisions.
Each preseason, everyone will post their relocation choice in a common thread. If multiple teams want to move to the same city, I will randomly choose one team.
You must play 16 games in /r/ConnectedCareers before you can relocate a team.
You must play at least 4 games in /r/ConnectedCareers before you can trade any players.
CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO THE LEAGUE
You can be suspended for one game (set on autopilot) for any of the following acts:
You should only go for it on 4th down when losing late or when it would be reasonable for a real NFL team to go for it. For example, on 4th and short from the “dead zone” (your opponent’s 35-45-yard line).
You can be removed from the league for any of the following acts:
If you will not be able to play your game, please set yourself to Autopilot (or message me so I can set you to Autopilot). This will allow your opponent to play the game, instead of having it simulated by the computer.
As you can imagine, you’ll probably do better than the computer will in your games, so it’s in your best interest to play as many games as you can.
If the outcome of the game has already been decided when the game gets disconnected, the team that was winning will get to replay the game against the computer (the team that was losing will be put on autopilot).
A game has to be at least in the second half for this rule to take effect. Please use your best discretion about whether a game’s outcome has been decided. If there is a dispute, message me and I will decide.
All trades must be reported through the league’s subreddit. All trades involving 1st round picks over players with 90+ OVR ratings must be approved by the league before being accepted.
If you are trading a high draft pick or trading someone with a high Madden value -- no matter what you perceive their worth to be -- just post about it in the community. You'll be amazed at what people are willing to offer you.
YOU CANNOT TRADE WITH A COMPUTER-CONTROLLED TEAM.
If you are acting as an interim coach, you have just one job: Play your games. You should not make trades, sign players, re-sign players or cut anyone (unless you are specifically brought on as an offseason interim coach). You may adjust the depth chart as you see fit, but you cannot make any permanent moves.
OWNER SWAPPING IN /R/CONNECTEDCAREERS
You are allowed to swap teams with another owner one time. Once you switch to a new team, you are locked into that team forever (or at least until other league events dictate otherwise).
Our current waiting list can be found here.
When a team becomes available, it will be offered to the first person on the waiting list. If they do not want to assume control of the open team, it will go to the next person on the waiting list. If a person is offered an open team and declines, they will keep their current place on the waiting list.
REPLACEMENTS / NEW MEMBERS
You’ve just taken over a team in one of our leagues! Congratulations! It’s almost time to clean up the mess that the previous owner left you. But first...
League Name: Connected Careers
(only use a created or game face owner -- no real owners)
Injuries are turned OFF for the Preseason.
We play all four Preseason games in the span of one week. You are NOT obligated to play your Preseason games, but it is highly recommended.
The following players are prohibited from joining the league (either for being booted previously for not following rules or on recommendation from another commissioner):
Game Face or Create Owner (no active owners or legends)
Minimum Play Clock Time:
Player Progression Frequency:
Weekly (this is how quickly ratings will advance)
Game Play Tuning:
On (allows commish to adjust gameplay tuning sliders, if need be)
Pre Existing Injury:
On (Week 9)
Strategy Pad Quick Links:
Strategy Pad Display:
Off (The CPU will NOT sign free agents for you to fill your roster.)
CPU Auto Re-Sign Players:
CPU Auto Progress Players:
CPU Auto Sign Offseason Free Agents:
If you have any questions about the league,