2020 Award Winners

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Mach

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Covid. The winner is Covid.

Thank you all for playing this year. It was a strange one, and frankly aside from MOS, a dull one, which compared to last year isn't awful.

GMOTY Final Results
1. Cleveland Browns - 15
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 13
3. Miami Dolphins - 12
4. Kansas City Chiefs - 11

Best Draft, as voted by GMs
Cincinnati Bengals

Best Offense, as voted by GMs
Cleveland Browns

Best Defense, as voted by GMs
Cleveland Browns

Most Improved Team, as voted by GMs
Cincinnati Bengals

Team on the Rise/Team of the Future, as voted by GMs
New York Giants

Best Overall Team Now, as voted by GMs
San Francisco 49ers - 4* (49ers did not submit a final roster)
Cleveland Browns - 3

Best in Free Agency, as voted by GMs
New York Giants

Best in Trades, as voted by GMs
Cincinnati Bengals


So, yeah, there's a lot of...interesting items there. 49ers win best team, but Cleveland wins offence and defence. Bengals win trades, draft, and team on the rise, but finish 7th in GMOTY.

I think a major rework of the end of year process is in order. I'm open to ideas.

What went well
We had quite a few rookies do well @tkftnu @_spangler @Ebeam8937, along with @Cheddar and @loveguru (and @Keller M. Whitlock you forgot to post that poll - late voting? We ain't got shit else to do) and I am eager to see them back next year. Over the last couple of years we've had some great new blood come into the league. Credit to @jalexjsmithj for harassing people on reddit.

Starting the league after the SB I feel helped a lot and a similar start date will be used next year.

I didn't feel compelled to really kill anyone.

What didn't go well
The voting process seems to fall here...

Even though the late start was a good idea, I miscalculated when moves should have started. Next year Check in for GML will begin after the SB and GMs will have a couple of days to do so. Once they've done so, we'll start the draft and then reach out to new players. Once the draft is done, which itself should be a couple of days, then we'll assign the teams to whatever new players we have and have caretaker GMs until we get more rookies. Roughly a week after the SB I plan to open up roster moves. We can't stall trying to fill the league.

As for the moves, not having trading activity happen in public didn't work. Next year trades will start with other roster moves, but with a catch - they will only take effect after the new league year. So they have no cap ramifications until after you have to be under the cap. Some of the other stuff I feel is covid related, as we had no pro days and fuckall to do otherwise and so am less concerned about that, though I have one thing that will help.

I was not a fan of how the restructures played out or how the rollover cap space turned out. I am likely getting rid of both next year for less complexity. However, June 1st cuts will be back next year, but likely work similarly to real life, and we'll likely honour real extensions adjustments. We'll also see the return of the June 1st trade period, likely to occur the week before our draft starts.

As much as I appreciate @BearsDreamer for his tireless work and effort, that can't continue the way it is. In the interest of his little sanity left, and to eat up more time, as noted, Free Agency will now be based on financial tiers where starting bids must be the minimum for a tier and a GM can only bid on a player once a day. This has been met with reactions spanning the spectrum, and as such will be treated as the experimental project it is and will be adjusted as needed. Obviously BD will have far less work to handle and that's the important thing.

Stay safe folks, and feel free to offer up ideas. I may not use them, but I'm open to brainstorming in areas where things need work.

In the mean time, you can also join our wonderful baseball sim league MSL starting Sunday/Monday right here!
 

NYGAllDay

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My best GMotY finish ever! Thanks to all the GMs, mods and everyone who played a role in making this run pretty smoothly this year. On to the rookie draft in dynasty.
 

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Less work. Now I can be more tram focused. How did I finish in the mock? Oh yeah, pretty, pretty good. It is on. Or not.


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Keller M. Whitlock

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2021 GML Team Draft Order

1. ucfinfan86
2. RPG
3. Sean
4. indecisivepizza
5. JasonBourne008
6. GridIronKing34
7. BearsDreamer
8. IBleedBlackNGold
9. sports24/7
10. realmofotalk*
11. Schisno
12. Wmcgaheeiii
13. Ebeam8937
14. Victvm
15. Mach*
16. westsidepj
17. Mr. Deez*
18. CraniumSupporter
19. Hammer*
20. LovelyLamar
21. bdogtitan11
22. loveguru
23. Ben French
24. Choon328
25. Wisecav01
26. Bren1117
27. NYGAllDay
28. jalexjsmithj


*Unlikely to solo GM or compete in 2021 GML.
 

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Calling the Vikings


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Keller M. Whitlock

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2021 Team Mock Draft

1. ucfinfan86 - Miami Dolphins
2. RPG - Jacksonville Jaguars
3. Sean - Cleveland Browns
4. indecisivepizza - Washington Redskins
5. JasonBourne008 - Cincinnati Bengals
6. GridIronKing34 - New York Jets
7. BearsDreamer - Minnesota Vikings
8. IBleedBlackNGold - Pittsburgh Steelers
9. sports24/7 - Carolina Panthers
10. Schisno - New York Giants
11. Wmcgaheeiii - Las Vegas Raiders
12. Ebeam8937 - Green Bay Packers
13. Victvm - Detroit Lions
14. westsidepj - Arizona Cardinals
15. CraniumSupporter - Atlanta Falcons
16. LovelyLamar - Chicago Bears
17. bdogtitan11 - New England Patriots
18. loveguru - New Orleans Saints
19. Ben French - San Francisco 49ers
20. Choon328 - Philadelphia Eagles
21. Wisecav01 - Tennessee Titans
22. Bren1117 - Denver Broncos
23. NYGAllDay - Indianapolis Colts
24. jalexjsmithj - Dallas Cowboys
 

CraniumSupporter

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Third place last year and second this year? Lets make sure this is as high as it gets.
 

_spangler

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do you mean the draft order? Because you didn't submit a mock draft I'd guess. We can add you in at the bottom.
A mock draft? Also I thought I did submit a final roster because I submitted a write up in the Final Submission Thread.
 

Mach

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A mock draft? Also I thought I did submit a final roster because I submitted a write up in the Final Submission Thread.
You did, I had you on the eligible list and just double checked it.

If you mean, why you're not on the team draft list yet, is that I've only included those that submitted a 1st round mock draft for the real NFL draft.

You can find that in the "Mach" Draft thread that is used to determine how we pick teams each year.
 

_spangler

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Yeah, I'm thinking you may have missed this thread... https://www.stadiumrejects.com/index.php?threads/2020-mach-draft-contest.11333/

I'll check on the final submission thread, though it's moot as you were included in all categories anyway.
You did, I had you on the eligible list and just double checked it.

If you mean, why you're not on the team draft list yet, is that I've only included those that submitted a 1st round mock draft for the real NFL draft.

You can find that in the "Mach" Draft thread that is used to determine how we pick teams each year.
Ah I guess I did miss that. Thank you guys for clearing that up for me. Could you add me to the bottom of the list for next year? This league was a blast, and I'd love to do it again next year.
 

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Ah I guess I did miss that. Thank you guys for clearing that up for me. Could you add me to the bottom of the list for next year? This league was a blast, and I'd love to do it again next year.
You got it. Also, if you happened to do one (a mock) on another site, I have honoured that before, so long as the time stamp checks out.
 

Keller M. Whitlock

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Ah I guess I did miss that. Thank you guys for clearing that up for me. Could you add me to the bottom of the list for next year? This league was a blast, and I'd love to do it again next year.
Yep, you're definitely in for sure.
 

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Congrats to all winners.

I do agree with Mach, the voting process needs a major overhaul. Not sure how a team can win Best in Draft, Best in Trades (2 of the 3 major components of team composition) and Team on the Rise while not placing inside Top 3 (or Top 5) for GMoTY voting. Doesn't make a ton of sense.

Same with Best Overall Team.
 
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