Commissioner : Robert Termin
2018 Season : Advances on Tues, Thurs and Sun @10 pm est!
Thank you for joining us here at MADDEN DIEHARDS
Most rules for DIEHARDS can be summed up in this paragraph. This is a SIM LEAGUE. No lobby or "hardcore" game play allowed. If you wouldn't see it on Sundays then we won't tolerate it in here. Play how the game suppose to be played. All that being said here are the rules.
#1 - NO QUITING
Instant death. You quit, your gone.
Take your beat downs like a man. There are no exceptions for this rule. If someone quits on you post disconnect screen on matchup feed. In a situation where both parties lose connection due to server, both need to post pics of screen with score, time and opponents tag in photo. It will be reviewed by commissioners and we will make a decision.
#2 - COMPLAINTS
If you have a complaint... DO NOT GO ON LEAGUE PAGE AND START AN ATTACK AGAINST YOUR OPPONENT. Privately message a commissioner with your grievance and any proof necessary to validate claim. The commish team will review your case and deal with it appropriately in house.
#3 - RESPECT
Keep trash talking to Madden and the opponent. No bashing family, saying thier wife looks like your dog tuffy, etc.
If your up and have the game in hand, run the ball. If you have played this game long enough, you have had to eat a can of whoop ass and it don't go down easy. Once you have secured a win, do not continue trying for big plays and fast scores. Show your opponent some respect and end the game. If you are getting beaten and the game is out of reach, do not attempt to use your time outs against an opponent that is kneeling to secure a win that is out of reach.
DON' T PILE ON. IT' S NOT COOL, IT' S NOT SIM AND THIS ISN'T NCAA.
#4 - ADVANCING AND PLAYING MATCHUPS
League will advance every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10pm est. Users need to reach out to opponent in a timely manner. If both partys have made attempts and have a conflict of schedule it will be fair sim. FW will only be given when your opponent was unavailable or not responding.
#5 - 4TH DOWN RULE
If it's 4th down you punt unless you are pass the 50 yard line with 2 yards or less to go. In the 3rd you can go for it anytime if your down by 17 or more. In the 4th you can go for it anytime, anywhere if your down two possessions. Late in game use common football sense.
#6 - ONSIDES KICKING
Use common sense. Only do this when it is called for.
#7 - NO HUDDLE RULE
You can use no huddle for three plays then you must go back to call a play. Unlimited no huddle in last 2 minutes of half and when down in 4th quarter.
#8 - PLAY CALLING
Mix up play calling. Calling the same play in different formations is not mixing up plays. No play should be called more then a few times in a game.
No shunt punting(the 15-20 yard punt that hits reciever and is able to be recovered by kicking team even if he fair catches)
Must have at least 3 pass rushers engaged on every play. If you move a player pre-snap you must stay on said player until ball is thrown or pass line of scrimmage. There is no rule against running the same coverage but no spamming blitzes.
#9 - NO MANIPULATING A.I.
No snapping the ball and running to sideline to pass, no swerve catching, no motion snapping, calling multiple hot routes each play etc. Don't cheat, that's what using these methods are. They mess with the A.I. If your caught cheating you will be kicked. The only way rolling out is acceptable is if the pass rush forces you out the pocket, or boot leg designed plays.
IF IT'S CHEESY OR GLITCH IT'S A NO GO.
#10 - EDITING PLAYERS
All gear edits are ok.
Only position changes allowed are...
DL are interchangeable
LB are interchangeable
LB to DL
DL to LB
CB to FS or SS
FS or SS to CB
FB to TE
OL are all interchangeable
Absolutely NO POSITION CHANGES to the WR, RB, TE or QB If a player played a different position on a NFL roster NOT COLLEGE, you can bring a request to commish team for change to old or new position.
#11 - CHEWING CLOCK
No chew clock button unless it's the last 2 minutes of the 1st half, winning the game in the last 2 minutes or if opponent says that it's ok. You are not allowed to let the play clock run out repetitively before the snap either. We play 7 minute quarters because we call plays a lot quicker than they do in the NFL. It's understandable that sometimes your looking through for a certain play and it might run long but running the play clock out repeatedly is unacceptable. It shortens a already shortened game, don't do it.
#12 - OVERTIME RULES
Unlimited 4th downs across the 50 and unlimited no huddle. If having to match or beat a FG unlimited 4th downs anywhere.
#13 - TRADING PLAYERS
Only 3 trades in season. 2 more in off season. Every trade needs to be reviewed by commissioners. If committee declines trade, a reason will be given and what needs to be done to make trade even. If either team owner leaves league for any reason before two games are played after deal, players are traded back.
RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND BE AMENDED.
Thank you guys for being a part of MADDEN DIEHARDS. Let's make this a active competitive league.