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  1. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    29 Nov '06 21:48 / 1 edit
    I am trying to put together, as the thread title says, an NFL-themed tournament. There will be 32 players, with each player representing an NFL team, with the players broken down into 8 groups to coincide with the NFL's 8 divisions.

    I have started by advertising this tournament in the Sports forum, but wanted to get it some more exposure over here. Below is a list of teams still available; if you wish to particpate, PM me with your team. I will keep this list updated as teams are picked. I don't care particularly whether you're from the team's region, but would prefer it if you're a fan of the team on some level.

    AFC EAST
    Buffalo Bills
    Miami Dolphins
    New York Jets
    AFC NORTH
    Baltimore Ravens
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Pittsburg Steelers
    AFC SOUTH
    Indianapolis Colts
    Tennessee Titans
    AFC WEST
    Denver Broncos
    Kansas City Chiefs
    Oakland Raiders
    San Diego Chargers
    NFC EAST
    New York Giants
    Philadelphia Eagles
    Washington Redskins
    NFC NORTH
    Green Bay Packers
    NFC SOUTH
    Atlanta Falcons
    Carolina Panthers
    New Orleans Saints
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    NFC WEST
    Arizona Cardinals
    Seattle Seahawks
    St. Louis Rams[/b]
  2. 29 Nov '06 22:32
    Originally posted by Natural Science
    I am trying to put together, as the thread title says, an NFL-themed tournament. There will be 32 players, with each player representing an NFL team, with the players broken down into 8 groups to coincide with the NFL's 8 divisions.

    I have started by advertising this tournament in the Sports forum, but wanted to get it some more exposure over h ...[text shortened]... pa Bay Buccaneers
    [b]NFC WEST

    Arizona Cardinals
    Seattle Seahawks
    St. Louis Rams[/b][/b]
    how many games would there be and over what time period?
  3. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    29 Nov '06 22:37 / 2 edits
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I read this question. Not because of the question itself, but because it contains a kernel of truth. The short answer is no, both the AFC and NFC are conferences in the NFL, with equal status. But for the last several years, the AFC has proven to be the superior conference. The NFC has won the Super Bowl only 3 times since 1997.

    However, the NFC and AFC used to be two seperate leagues, called the NFL and AFL, respectively. The leagues were in competition with each other, and the NFL, which was the original league, was considered far superior. Starting in 1967, the best team from both leagues played each other in an annual game that would eventually be called the Super Bowl. The leagues officially merged together in 1970 under the original National Football League's name, and formed two conferences. The original NFL teams were put in the NFC, and the teams that were in the AFL, were put in the AFC. (There may have been a team or two that had to switch to even things out, I'm not sure.)
  4. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    29 Nov '06 22:41
    Originally posted by trevor33
    how many games would there be and over what time period?
    There'll be 6 games in the 1st round. An NFL division has 4 teams, so each group would have 4 teams as well. In the second round, there would again be 6 games. The 3rd round would ostensibly be the Super Bowl, and would be two games. As for time control, I hadn't really thought much about that. I guess I'll put it to a vote when all the slots are filled.
  5. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    01 Dec '06 21:12
    18 teams left to be claimed.

    AFC EAST
    Buffalo Bills
    AFC NORTH
    Baltimore Ravens
    Cincinnati Bengals
    Pittsburg Steelers
    AFC SOUTH
    Tennessee Titans
    AFC WEST
    Denver Broncos
    Kansas City Chiefs
    San Diego Chargers
    NFC EAST
    New York Giants
    Washington Redskins
    NFC NORTH
    Green Bay Packers
    NFC SOUTH
    Atlanta Falcons
    Carolina Panthers
    New Orleans Saints
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    NFC WEST
    Arizona Cardinals
    Seattle Seahawks
    St. Louis Rams[/b]
  6. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    01 Dec '06 22:02
    I'll take the Bengals
  7. 01 Dec '06 22:54
    I'll take the Titans because of VY
  8. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    02 Dec '06 05:26
    I don't know if I can get Russ to agree to let non-subs play in this. Also, please PM me with the team you want; don't post it in the thread. The groups aren't going to be random, they'll be based on the NFL divisions, and I'm trying to avoid a situation where someone picks a team not because he's a fan, but because of the competition he knows he'll be facing in the first round.
  9. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    02 Dec '06 05:44
    Originally posted by Natural Science
    I don't know if I can get Russ to agree to let non-subs play in this. Also, please PM me with the team you want; don't post it in the thread. The groups aren't going to be random, they'll be based on the NFL divisions, and I'm trying to avoid a situation where someone picks a team not because he's a fan, but because of the competition he knows he'll be facing in the first round.
    Good stuff.
  10. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    05 Dec '06 17:58
    bump- what is the status on this?
  11. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    05 Dec '06 21:51
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    bump- what is the status on this?
    We are about halfway there.....Think it would be a good idea to advertise this in General?
  12. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    05 Dec '06 23:03
    Yes I do
  13. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    06 Dec '06 20:17
    12 teams remainng. We're getting there!

    AFC EAST
    Buffalo Bills
    AFC NORTH
    Baltimore Ravens
    Pittsburg Steelers
    AFC SOUTH
    Tennessee Titans
    AFC WEST
    Denver Broncos

    NFC SOUTH
    Atlanta Falcons
    Carolina Panthers
    New Orleans Saints
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    NFC WEST
    Arizona Cardinals
    Seattle Seahawks
    St. Louis Rams[/b]
  14. Standard member Natural Science
    blunderer of pawns
    06 Dec '06 21:39
    10 teams to go.

    AFC EAST
    Buffalo Bills
    AFC NORTH
    Pittsburg Steelers
    AFC SOUTH
    Tennessee Titans
    AFC WEST
    Denver Broncos

    NFC SOUTH
    Atlanta Falcons
    Carolina Panthers
    New Orleans Saints
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    NFC WEST
    Arizona Cardinals
    St. Louis Rams[/b][/b]
  15. 06 Dec '06 21:59
    Where are my Vi-Queens?