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About johnkirk


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  1. MFW when I realize I'm not very good. Is there somewhere I can read how substitutions happen? I have no idea why my 2.0 third string ILB gets the minutes he does.
  2. Likewise. Congrats on the win. Ellison Pick six is sweet, but man, I need to figure out how to get some semblance of an offense going. 60 rushing yards is no bueno. As for the box score, I know it's been discussed but it would be cool to see if I lost on something like a last second heave (it would also make me feel better)
  3. For a noob perspective, I grew up and currently live in Champaign so if it became available, I'd consider the Illinois job. Kind of depends on the state of the game should that even become a chance. If there was a critical void that could leave recruiting unbalanced (Like if most of the Texas schools went open), I'd be willing to take that on. But in reality, I wouldn't consider a move if I felt I was leaving the next guy high and dry with the CMU they inherit. As said earlier, I'm more interested in building programs up as opposed to maintaining them.
  4. One Central Michigan flair please. Thank you!
  5. Sweet! Happy to be here! Is this still running? I'd be interested in this as well.
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  7. Oh my God, I'm not the only one. I thought it was a tiny subset of international politics obsessed teenagers. I actually started off pretty early in the game and hopped in and out of the game until about six years ago. I poked around on the forums recently for old times sake. Good God what a ghost town. And of course, NPO has survived all this time. Assclowns. (No offense if either of you were in it).
  8. Second Dstack, I used to play a game called Cybernations were players where encouraged to join Alliances, all of which had their own governments, councils etc. One Alliance I was in had a political party type system that, while I wouldn't go as far as say it backfired tremendously, it wound up being an inconvenience. It started off as a tongue in cheek kind of thing as described (This was about nine years ago, can't quite remember what the original lynch pin would be) but new members where recruited for certain parties by stuff like "We have snacks, etc." Yet when it came to voting for elected leaders, suddenly the groups who had little private meme forums suddenly became very supportive of the particular candidates they liked, usually a big leader of a party or someone popular within the party. I'm remember one instance where the minister of defense race was between someone who had an excel-laden, prove defense plan and could basically coordinate a war effort within minutes and guy who was basically just a beloved shitposter came down to the wire, mostly due to party support/friendships etc. Parties, especially in a community of give or take 150~ would most likely create a system that causes more grief than benefits. It could also have the potential to get nasty when it comes down to deciding if a member stays in their coaching job or not. Best to just have a committee as neutral as possible handle that.
  9. Just a bump to say that I'm still here/lurking. I'm at the moment helping Texas A&M with some minor coordinating duties. Not sure if that would cause a conflict anywhere.
  10. 1. Please list your email address and/or your reddit username at which you can be contacted. /u/funkbus , I can provide email later. 2. Before continuing, please thoroughly read the coaching course and feel free to ask questions. Confirm that you have read the coaching course by writing "Confirmed" below. Confirmed 3. What team do you want to coach? Central Michigan 4. Please select two backup teams (in descending order of preference) in case your first choice is unavailable. LA Tech, Middle Tenn. 5. In three or more sentences, tell us a little about yourself. How old are you, what do you do, where are you from, why would you be a good fit here, etc. I'm a 26 year old legal assistant in Champaign, IL. After playing in high school, football truth be told did lose some of its luster, but I still enjoying following the college game and am a big fan of the tailgating type culture of CFB. I'm looking for a relaxed environment to discuss to sport and having a game to boot would be perfect. I actually have Bowl Bound College Football but I think the multiplayer aspect of it would really push it over the top. 6. This site can be as time consuming as you want it to be. Weekly duties can be completed in 30 minutes or less, however interacting with your fellow players throughout the week makes it more enjoyable for most people. Approximately, how much free time do you have during a typical week? My work load ebbs and flows, but I can promise at minimum five hours a week. Most likely more. 7. Losing games is an inevitable reality on this site, especially when accepting newer teams. Do you believe you can handle losing? Disappointment is expected, however we have had issues with people freaking out, and even leaving the site because of losing. Totally fine, so as I can find a learning opportunity from each loss. 8. How did you find out about this site? If recommended by a friend, please post his/her username. I came here from the reddit hug of death recently posted to discover I had made an account before. Must have made it and got off course. I honestly have no idea.