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johnkirk

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  1. Mayweather vs McGregor

    Going to skip. Can't be bothered to pay money for it and can't be bothered to dig up a stream from Turkmenistan to watch it. I'm guessing something on the level of WWE theatrics will happen before the fight. McGregor tries to go in too aggressive early, tires himself out and the rest of the fight is a ball room dance. Judges fuck up the score, leaving the ending controversial and we get six more months of hot takes.
  2. [2020] Mid-Season All-MAC Team

    Let me tell you a little bit about Russell Owens, CMU's leading tackler and one of the top tacklers in the MAC despite a 2.0/2.0 rating. For the entire season, as long as I've been at the helm he has been third on the Will ILB depth chart. Behind a 3.5 and and 3.0. The previous coach listed him as a starting middle line backer (I think he was looking to run a 4-3 while I run a 3-4) over two 3.5's and a 3.0. Yikes. I quickly made the change. However, I'm not sure whether the old depth chart was being picked up in the parser or if the sim rotates players through some method I haven't figured out yet. But despite my best intentions, he wound up starting in the first four games and racking up tackles each time and pick in the opener. I think it's been corrected the last two weeks and he's back in his expected spot, but frankly it's too adorable to get mad about it. I think he might have to be the subject of a media piece but I can't figure out how to tell the story. Perhaps he the saw the field through an elaborate jersey switching scheme?
  3. [2020] Week #4 - FNF

    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.
  4. Independent College Football Game in Development?

    I saw their kickstarter as well and I'm skeptical. I'm sure the guys are well intentioned, but their scope for a two man project is massive. Plus the only asset is a generic stadium that looks at best a placeholder. I think I saw somewhere that they wanted to include DI, DII and DIII as well. I'll buy in if they show off gameplay and there is something of a physics engine and AI. But right now it looks like they are average 3D Modelers/Graphic designers and not much else. But man, I'm not sure why a bigger studio hasn't tried making their own version, considering that every time a new college football game is so much as mentioned, the internet goes bonkers.
  5. Old school games

    Sid Meier's Gettysburg got me into gaming altogether. Sunk entirely too many hours into CIV IV as well. With a PS2, the medal of honor games were a staple (If speedrunning were a thing back thing, I might have been close with submarine level). SOCOM was also excellent. I did recently cough up the money for a PS3 to get NCAA 14 back into my life. Soooo... Happy.... No I get it. Picked up Stardew Valley on a whim and forty hours later, my farm just had to be perfect. It was strange.
  6. [2020] Week #3 - FNF

    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)
  7. Spotlight Tuesday #8

    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.
  8. Avatar Updates

    One Central Michigan flair please. Thank you!
  9. johnkirk

    Sweet! Happy to be here! Is this still running? I'd be interested in this as well.
  10. johnkirk

    bump
  11. CFBHC Politics

    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).
  12. CFBHC Politics

    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.
  13. johnkirk

    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.
  14. johnkirk

    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.
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