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  1. 1 round team draft. Draft order by last three seasons win/loss record.
  2. This post will be a yearly occurrence where I will discuss everything from gains, retirements, and WTF record-book keeping. Notable Retirements This year saw a slew of running backs call it a career in the WTF. Most notability Chuck Muncie of the Miami Dolphins: Muncie spent five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers where he was elected to five straight Pro Bowls. He also achieved All-Pro three times (82, 83, 84). After the 1984 season, Muncie was traded to the Dolphins for a first round pick in 1986. This pick was later used to help the Niners acquire Dan Marino. Muncie was heavily underutilized in his final season in Miami, rushing for 470 yards on 78 carries. His constant clash with head coach Don Shula surely was a main cause of his retirement, although he would have been heavily sought out for via trade in the off season. Chuck rushed for 10590 yards in his career, which is good for third all time. He also ran for 108 touchdowns (2nd all time). Another big-name RB to call it a career was Franco Harris of the Kansas City Chiefs. Still battling in the playoffs, Harris has a shot to add another Super Bowl ring to his finger. He helped the Bills win the first two WTF bowls in 80 and 81. Harris was also named to the Pro-Bowl and All-Pro teams in 1980 and 1984. Like Muncie, Franco was traded from his original team after five seasons and promptly retired. Harris was involved in the blockbuster trade that saw Marcus Allen arrive in Buffalo. But unlike Muncie, Harris was a shell of his former self in his sixth season. Now only 44 max speed, Harris ran 21 times for 184 yards for the Chiefs. Harris is currently seventh all time in rushing yards and sixth in touchdowns. The Lions saw two of their running backs retire in Mike Pruitt and Joe Washington. Pruitt, an original draft pick of the Lions, had a serviceable career after starting at 50 max speed. Pruitt, a pro bowler in 1981, currently sits at the No. 10 spot on the rushing yards and touchdown list. Washington, a change of pace back for the Lions, was acquired from the Patriots for two draft picks. In his last season, Washington actually outperformed the faster Pruitt, averaging more yards per carry and running for one more TD. Washington's best year came with the Patriots in 1981, where he rushed for 1315 yards and had 16 total touchdowns. The best of the rest include Pete Johnson of the Packers, the Jets' Curtis Dickey, and Gary Anderson of the Buccaneers. Anderson was never given a chance with Tampa Bay only carrying the ball three times in his three-year career. The 24-year-old 44 max speeder decided to hang up his cleats after a disappointing career. Johnson and Dickey had similar careers in their WTF tenure. Dickey was traded to the Jets from the Packers for four players to make room for Eric Dickerson, but the Packers later moved Dickerson in the John Elway trade, which also included Johnson. Speaking of early retirements, QB Mike Tomczak drafted in last year's draft by the Giants called it a career after one season. Sticking to offense, the Seahawks lost two WRs who have been mainstays for their franchise. John Stallworth and James Lofton are no more. Drafted in the third and fourth rounds of the original WTF draft, the duo teamed up for 78 touchdowns. Another set of players who put up similar numbers are linebackers Harry Carson of the Niners and Clay Matthews of the Bears. Both players spent all six seasons with the same franchise. Matthews, a two-time pro bowler and 1983 All-Pro, made 225 tackles and 45 sacks in his career. In his All-Pro season, he had 13 sacks for the Bears. Carson also made two Pro Bowls and was named to the 1980 All-Pro team. He made 210 tackles and 48 sacks in his six-year career. 1985 Record Watch QB Warren Moon of the Dolphins broke two single-season records previously held by.... himself. Moon completed 157 passes and threw 313 times, both WTF records. He threw for 3938 yards, good for second, behind himself again (set last year). The 49ers rookie Herschel Walker ran 321 times this season, which is 6 carries less than what Chuck Muncie did in 1984. Robb Riddick of the Seahawks returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in 1985, a WTF record. Riddick returned two in one game against the Packers in Week 5. That feat is also a single-game record. He also amassed 268 return yards in that game, another record! Dolphins DB Felix Wright had four sacks, another single-season record for the Phins. Packers DB Tom Pridemore broke his own season tackle record with 107 tackles, 13 more than the previous season. As a team the Steelers continue to shine on offense. Joe Montana and company went for 5133 yards this season, a new record. Note: If I missed one of your players, don't be mad I just didn't see them. Give them a shout out below.
  3. I enjoy these very much.
  4. Two defense heavy teams squared off in Week 1 as the Oilers met the Broncos. Haddix and company started off with a 3-and-out, a nice way to start Season 39. Butts fumbled a long pass completion out of bounds and Miller brought Houston down into the red zone. This is where the sloppiness began for the Houston offense as a near interception fell incomplete, FG. 3-0 Oilers JJ Birden made the first nice play of the game for the Broncos with a good 20 yard catch and run. Houston held, but Denver completed a bomb on 4th down to Sharpe inside the 20 setting up the tying FG. 3-3. With Miller in bad, Tupa got the call, but it was all Butts who eventually found the end zone for the first TD of the game. 10-3 Oilers. After half, the Broncos forced a 3-and-out of their own to force a punt. Fourcade gave it right back on an interception to Haddix though. And on the next play, Butts went down with a broken leg. My sources tell me that he'll be back for Week 2 though. The Oilers would punt two more times in this game before the Broncos would tie the game up at 10 with a Hilliard run. Running the two-minute drill, Tupa would finally make a play. With Fryar running wide open down the side line, Tupa hit him in stride for the go-ahead TD. 17-10 Oilers. The Fourcade bomb fell incomplete and Houston held on for the win. GG jebigred
  5. All picks are to be made in the HSTL Draft channel on Discord ONLY.
  6. Finally tried this on mine today (I was hesitant at first because they are so hard to find and I didn't want to brick it) and it worked fine. I didn't add 600+ games, just the ones I wanted and everything went smoothly.
  7. Welcome back @MattyD!!
  8. Didn't know these existed. Thanks for uploading them.
  9. Thanks everyone for the congratulatory messages. It was another great weekend, and tournament in New York. Huge shout out to Brian for sticking with it after Break screwed you all over. The new venue was perfect and worked out great. Private bar, and two bathrooms in close proximity for those who were shitting their brains out. More shout outs to everyone else who helped Brian run the tournament. Ryan for keeping the brackets and group play going, Matt for the video productions, and everyone else who helped set up. I had some pretty close games throughout the day that could have gone either way. And it was awesome playing Brian in the championship game. Great seeing everyone, and meeting some of the new guys. See you all soon. PS* I stayed with some friends who live in Astoria, and while walking to their place after the tournament, the Break bouncer started yelling at me because I was wearing shorts.
  10. Holy god, just noticed that.
  11. oh, i'm aware of that... but why is the lead designer dancing around the question repeatedly? Meeting other players would be insanely difficult, design wise and server side. So, yeah.. it isn't such a big deal. But, I don't think they did a very good job explaining their game.
  12. It's all pretty confusing. The developer has been flip flopping on the subject quite a bit. Maybe it's something they are still trying to add into the game.
  13. You can't encounter other players.
  14. Full team draft Draft order determined by records + playoff finish.
  15. QB1 - Phil Simms - 3 QB2 - Timm Rosenbach - 2 (Combined Point Value must be 5) RB1 - James Brooks - 3 RB2 - Mike Rozier - 2 RB3 - Dalton Hilliard - 2 RB4 - Christian Okoye - 3 (Combined Point Value must be 10) WR1 - Anthony Carter - 4 WR2 - Anthony Miller - 2 WR3 - Mark Clayton - 2 WR4 - Al Toon - 2 (Combined Point Value must be 10) TE1 - Keith Jackson - 4 TE2 - Arthur Cox - 1 (Combined Point Value must be 5) DL1 - Ray Agnew - 3 DL2 - Bob Nelson - 3 DL3 - Les Miller - 2 (Combined Point Value must be Eight) LB1 - Keith Millard - 3 LB2 - Seth Joyner - 2 LB3 - Pepper Johnson - 3 LB4 - Mike Johnson - 2 (Combined Point Value must be 10) DB1 - Lemuel Stinson - 3 DB2 - Martin Mayhew - 3 DB3 - Jarvis Williams - 2 DB4 - Tim Mcdonald - 2 (Combined Point Value must be 10) K - Mike Cofer (Choose any kicker)
  16. Oilers take NYJ RB2/3, McNeil and Baxter.
  17. Oilers will take QB Chris Miller and Wilkins since everyone before me has a QB1
  18. Oilers will take DBs 1/4 Mark Murphy and Jerry Holmes
  19. DBs Mark Kelso and Kirby Jackson for the Oilers.
  20. Philadelphia DL and K/P for the Oilers.
  21. SD OL, QB2 and TE for the Oilers
  22. LBs Jerome Brown and Byron Evans
  23. Oilers take LBs Charles Haley and Bill Romanowski.
  24. Oilers will take WRs Henry Ellard and Cox
  25. Oilers take Thurman Thomas and his Buf RB buddy.