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Commish of OMFL (Est. 2001)

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EA released their deep dive blog for CFM's! Check out what they have to say and leave us your thoughts. We'll break more down in a later video.

https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl/news/2018/franchise-deep-dive

With the dog days of summer in full effect the summer months brings us lots of heat, vacations, drinks with umbrellas in them, Madden release news, and the completion of many Madden 18 CFM seasons. Along with those great additions, the summer months also brings us the DaddyLeagues top 20 and Elite Leagues list!

 

DaddyLeagues own customized formula of 50% traffic from September to June 1st, 10% forum posts, 10% blog posts

20% members, 10% seasons completed are all compiled together to give an average score of every DaddyLegaues hosted CFM. That formula was then graded on each month and that average produces the top 20 rated XB1 and PS4 leagues, which include the best of the best - The Elite Leagues.

 

Keep an eye open for the top 20 list to drop within the next few days, but before we do, here are the top 5 rated XB1 and PS4 leagues to wet your appetite. 

 

XB1 Leagues:
• MBL

• BLESS

• RedZone

• DWHO 17

• MSR

 

PS4 Leagues:

• RML2017

• MBC

• T200R

• WFL

• UE

 

Stay tuned for the full list, the official Madden 18 Elite League list, and the Madden 18 XB1 and PS4 League of the Year Awards.

Listen as Nate breaks down the latest information to drop about Madden 19 from E3. 
 
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This information came from the following sources. Make sure to give them a watch/read.
Madden Daily (Game Changer) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XimWNuYeF38
Game Informer: https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2018/06/09/finding-the-right-scheme
SGO: http://www.sportsgamersonline.com/madden-nfl-19-special-teams-rpo-and-coverage/
 

 

 
Join Nate as he hosts @DaddyLeagues The Talk, this week with @DmlXpertsCorner with @DaDYNASTYCFM. The guys will talk M18, M19, CFMMovement, Commish talk, and more. Must watch! Share/RT/Like/Sub #CFMMovement #FranchiseNation #PS4 #Madden18
 
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Join Nate as he hosts DaddyLeauges Podcast - The Talk, this week with LeagueCrawler. The guys will talk M18, M19, CFMMovement, Commish talk, and more.
 
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Join Nate as he hosts DaddyLeauges Podcast - The Talk, this week with Logan of the Grid Iron Gamers. The guys will talk M18, M19, CFMMovement, Commish talk, and more.

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Join Nate as he hosts DaddyLeauges Podcast - The Talk, this week with PDizel of the Madden Ballas Club. The guys will talk M18, M19, CFMMovement, Commish talk, and more.

 
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Highlights from the 2018 DaddyLeagues Winter Invitational..

NFL Football may be over, but Madden Communities everywhere are just hitting their stride. With the cold day's of winter come the hopes of a warmer summer and MORE football! So your friends at DaddyLeagues is here to help scratch that itch. We'd like to introduce the DaddyLeagues Winter Invitational Tournament.

Each person selected to participate in our tournament was selected based on margin of victory and strength of Schedule, from their league. The DaddyLeague's Winter Invitation Tournament will be a tournament of SuperBowl champions to compete for the top title of the DaddyLeagues Superbowl Champions.

There will be prizes for both console tournaments, which include $400 in tournament prizes, $150 for the winner, and $50 for the runner-up. All participants MUST use the GroupMe chat, to help with ease of communication and timeliness of gameplay. 

Stay tuned for some great Champions action and more information! Invitations drop on Monday.

XONE Invite Link: http://www.daddyleagues.com/tournaments/9-XONE_Superbowl_Winners
PS4 Invite Link: http://www.daddyleagues.com/tournaments/11-PS4_Superbowl_Winners

Give us a follow on Twitter @DaddyLeagues on YouTube https://youtube.com/c/DaddyleaguesMedia

Join Nate and several different CFM leaders as they discuss the EA Play conference and Madden 18. The guys ask questions, talk about the community and what can we do to bring us all together.

Join Nate and several different CFM leaders as they discuss the EA Play conference and Madden 18. The guys ask questions, talk about the community and what can we do to bring us all together.

Join Nate and several different CFM leaders as they discuss the EA Play conference and Madden 18. The guys ask questions, talk about the community and what can we do to bring us all together.

Join Nate and several different CFM leaders as they discuss the EA Play conference and Madden 18. The guys ask questions, talk about the community and what can we do to bring us all together.

Join Nate and several different CFM leaders as they discuss what SIM means to their community. The roundtable brings up some great points and the conversation will continue on the next few podcast.

I remember the first time I rented NBA Jam. I can’t tell you what system it was for or what year it was, but I can tell you that I remember the feel of that game like it was yesterday. The insane dunks, the fireball three pointers, the quick turbo boost and breaking the backboard if your good enough. Well, if you like throwbacks then NBA Playgrounds might be the game for you, with the same feel of fast paced action and spectacular dunks as the NBA Jam and NBA Street. But, much like seeing your old High School flame, the memories may be fond but the reality will be much more disappointing as you see the wrinkles and grey hairs that NBA Playgrounds contains.

NBA Playgrounds reaches into the popular sports gaming process of earning player cards to build your team. Your original pack opens with 5 player cards to begin building your team. You earn more packets for players and courts throughout your game play. Packs include ‘epic’ and ‘legend’ players to mix with 150+ real players from 30 NBA teams.

Game play will quickly remind you of the throwback games from your childhood, but the depth of NBA Playgrounds will quickly remind you that you are no longer 12. The game play is quick with lots of action in a very short time. Much like its predecessors, NBA Playgrounds pulls you in with its quick style of play and over the top dunks. That is about where the game hits its high mark though, as flashy plays are quickly lost in an under-performing AI partner on offense and AI defense which has very little rhyme or reason behind its play. The offensive AI will often stand around and rarely attempts to make plays, while the defensive AI will double team often and can be quickly left behind with a few quick flips of the analog stick.

For every big play that you make on offense or defense your team fills up your team’s meter for a special short term boost called a ‘lottery pick’. These boosts are random and can feel like a total waste or a quick lucky turn for the team who won the award. The awards can be anything from double points if scored in the paint, double points for 3 pointers, speed burst, accelerated shot clock, star shot multiplier and even an electric ball which means you can’t miss or be blocked after passing half court. This is all great news for the offense, but can quickly turn a blowout into a swing the other way for the defense.

Shooting with the right players can be a breeze. Online games may take some slight adjustment due to lag, but once you get a feel for your players shot, it will be money more often than not. If you do miss your shot then one of three things take place. Option #1 is that your under-performing AI player will grab a big-time board for you and you are able to kick back out for a shot or get an easy bucket underneath. That easy bucket in the paint better be a dunk for option #2, because option #3 of a lay-up will often leave you feeling like the night of your prom – awkward and frustrated. Lay-ups are the single hardest thing in NBA Playgrounds. The timing is tough to find and often the easiest shot is blown. You will find yourself giving the ball right back or getting another offensive rebound and pushing the ball back out for another deep shot, which is much easier timing than inside the paint.

Defense can be fun with the ability to push your opponent to the ground or swipe like a ninja trying to kill a fly to steal the ball. Blocking a shot, rebounding or even keeping your defensive player movement under control are all frustrating aspects of the game. You will often find yourself losing defensive position to make the block while rebounds often go right by your out-of-positioned player. Allowing the AI player to rebound will often be your best bet and hopes of a quick breakout for an easy jam on the other end. .

Overall the game is really entertaining and fun if you play it for what it is – a great throwback to a simpler time in gaming where activity and gimmicks made up for graphics and depth. If you’re not picking this game up to be your next NBA franchise simulator, then it can be a whole lot of fun. This is the game you plug in when you want to take a break from the deep intensity and story modes of other games, to relax and enjoy some flashy plays and outright craziness that NBA Playgrounds offers. It may not be what you remembered, but it’s a great way to add in some throwback fun into your gaming mix.