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  1. Signup: What: Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament Where: Lincoln, Nebraska @ Barry's Bar and Grill - - Located in Downtown Lincoln in the Haymarket - 235 N. 9th St Lincoln, NE When: Saturday, Feb 4th, 2017 - Tournament Check-in between 11-11:45am, game play to start at 11:45 am How much does it cost? - $20. Pay at the event. There is an ATM if you're the guy who never has cash. Tournament Limit - Tourney will be capped at 64 players Is there a payout? - Payout will be for the top 3 finishers based on the number of people that show up at the event. I'm working on a belt/trophy for this year. Will there be food? - Yes they have a great menu. Format 4 person groups will play world cup style to determine seeding into a single elimination tournament. The semi final losers will play for 3rd/4th place. The amount of people to advance to the tournament and/or available systems will determine Rules Team Selection & Coin Toss: A manual coin-flip will precede each game. The coin-flip winner will choose the matchup (i.e. the two teams). The coin-flip loser then selects either (a) one of the two teams or (b) his preferred controller. If the coin-flip loser selects his preferred controller, the coin-flip winner selects a team first. “One Matchup Once” Rule: The coin-flip winner can only select a particular matchup once throughout the entire tournament. For instance, if Player A wins the toss and selects Packers-Browns, Player A cannot call that exact matchup for the rest of the tournament. Player B, however, is free to select that matchup later in the tournament. Customizing Playbooks and Lineup Changes: Customizing playbooks is permissible. You can access your “change” screen (screen where you check player conditions and make substitutions) only twice per half. This helps speed up the games. WR or TE at RB: A WR/TE cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse. You can insert a WR or TE into a RB slot for lead blocking purposes, but he cannot carry the football. To further clarify, players such as Ernest Givins, Ricky Sanders, and Andre Rison cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse. Ties: Although ties are permitted in the tournament’s “group play” portion, such are not permitted in the single-elimination portion of the tournament. If a game ends in a tie after overtime, a new game will begin, and the first player to score in the new game is the winner. Lurching: Lurching is prohibited. If you want to rush with a DL, you must either go outside the offensive tackle or “popcorn” someone on the offensive line. You cannot simply go around your blocker and dive. Note that this rule does not apply to LBs. Nintendo Malfunctions: If there is an equipment failure in the first half, games will be replayed from the start. If equipment malfunctions in the 2nd half, only the second half is replayed. In that event, the scores from each half are added together to obtain a final score. If the game was uncompetitive or the equipment malfunctioned due to human error, the tourney organizers reserve the right to declare a winner without replaying any portion of the game. Tournament Disputes: Matt Knobbe is the tournament referee. He will decide all disputes unless he is a player in the game. If he is a player in the disputed game, Travis Reinsch will resolve the dispute. Current registration list 1. Matt K - Lincoln 2. Chris W - Omaha, NE 3. Daniel S - Auburn, NE 4. Kyle M - Lincoln, NE 5. Chris E - Wichita, KS 6. Randy W - Lincoln, NE 7. Scott W - Fremont, NE 8. Josh D - Fargo, North Dakota 9. Brett E - Lincoln, NE 10. Kyle N - Exira, IA 11. Bryan P - Lincoln, NE 12. Adam L - Lincoln 13. John H - Omaha, NE 14. John K - Lincoln, Ne 15. Andy M - Omaha, NE 16. Justin E - Omaha, NE 17. Travis B - University Place WA 18. Richie B - Omaha,NE 19. Nick S - Omaha, NE 20. Phil D - Omaha, NE
  2. Every once in a while I poke outside of and am inspired by other online communities. In the past, you either just sort of made a first post somewhere random, or a "Hi there" post wherever you felt to. Thus, if you're new here, or even if you've been here since day one, feel free to say "Hi " in this thread. If you're new to, you might do yourself a favo by looking over our New Members Thread for valuable information and descriptions about what this forum has to offer. And while you're at it, why not add yourself to the TSB Players Map? We'd like the Players Map to eventually help Tecmo Super Bowl fans be able to see who is in their area for starting up a tournament, or just finding a new bud to play a game.
  3. What is the domain of matchup where one might choose P1 over picking the two teams. I'm struggling to think of many matchups where I wouldn't want to pick my team.
  4. Running a 256 person tournament is completely different from a sub 64 man. I would run it that way in Madison because it's simpler and it's marginally different.
  5. Of what games? I can't think that TSB and its NFL players would be on any list
  6. Rules at the top updated I didn't due a great job of cutting and pasting my rules from the signup page. Here they are. Same deal with the email out so I'll send out an update later. IF you have any suggestions about the rules and/or improvement of how things have gone over the last few years, you've go my ear.
  7. Sort of a large blade cut here as I do not mind people giving me feedback for the tourney but I get it though because cheese and Jerry Rice guys. Maybe instead of golden showering all over each other wait for me to chime in about my own tourney. #Topical BTW, the link to Tecmo Madison was actually there to give them credit for coming up with rules, not as the goto
  8. Three questions off the top of my mind 1. What exactly does "originally defined" mean? 2. What does it say at 3. What is the historical rate of @Knobbe having to clarify something that he's posted without double checking it? Any input on any sort of rule changes open still open until the end of the week
  9. As I said, I'll take input and make some sort of decision this week either way. I could basically have people draw names out of a hat and use that team the entire time or have everyone play NFC vs AFC so you might want to re-calibrate the phrase "beyond unreasonable"
  10. List updated as of last night Looks like I have a Fargo participant and your football team is playing at a sub-Pelini level @Leonardite @Bob Nelson @DrFrolf No better time to descend upon Lincoln.
  11. You need to use Nestopia/Brutopia as your emulator
  12. I'm open to talking this over during the next week. If picking the teams is considered an advantage, then the process of rolling for tiers would negate this. On the flip side, I'm not looking to over-complicate things. Less complicated rules >>>> minor statistical advantages
  13. Great that you can make it though regardless of your current home address and/or previous championships you are required to sign yourself up
  14. Yeah, sorry guys though to be honest the people one might attract to Lincoln or Dallas is pretty minimal given the geography.
  15. Just to give everyone sort of a heads up who doesn't live a ton in discord I've been working with @suicideking81 and @hoffnasty9 on applying the great phile based system that @drake has put together for this league. My apologizes for not having this put together more quickly. While it currently says "HSTL", the new NTGL site is available at
  16. Correct me if i'm wrong but the majority of league talk is via discord these days. Discord is like the combination of the functionality of IRC but with a more AIM like user interface, which really works for league day to day. To me this forum makes sense as a base of operations for the things beyond just day to day. They won't be as frequent but still are important.
  17. Giants now in sole possession of the title of worst 8-3 team in the league.
  18. Great look into the how Tecmo influences today's popular culture Also, this was a new one for me Also @ragu0012 mentioned by name about tracking down the Tecmo programmers!
  19. I'd still take @davefmurray dream of a nothing but Tebows TSB over 10 Yard Fight.
  20. I'm pretty sure it's been established that people care plenty about politics but that for a while now I've been systematically suppressing it because of my fear about how it would put a defeatist partisan spin to the entirety of this board. I see the part of today's political conversation where there are two sides that are diametrically opposed and that the other side is dumb, evil, etc. when in reality we're so much closer than we are far away. It's a lot simpler to just assume the worst in someone with a different views than to ask why they have those views. I would know because it's even easier to assume that all views are the worst.
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