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    05-26-2020, 06:46 PM
    FM 2020 17.0.2 playing as 1961 Cardinals. in 1964 I change league to three divisions and a wild card. will not run playoffs. I'm guessing it won't do any WCs till 67.
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    05-26-2020, 06:43 PM
    congrats on Bolts for first win! extra points were no sure thing back then, esp in the rain.
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    05-23-2020, 07:53 AM
    I live on the East Coast and they would always air the AFC West games at 4 o'clock. got to see a lot of that division. really fun group with memorable teams and rivalries. I like how they'd 'rotate' good and bad, no team dominating (like the Cheatriots in the AFC East last twenty years). no the NFL is not the same without 'San Diego - Oakland'. the old AFC East was fun back when the Colts were in it.
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    05-23-2020, 07:49 AM
    1) agree. all sorts of shaky when you play early stuff. 2) my system lists Jonathan Ogden as a guard. he played guard one year and became a HOF tackle. some players in FM don't track nearly like their real careers. 3) injuries are a crap shoot. random I guess. 4) no we have to add expansion teams manually. and keep an eye on alignments and number of Wild Card teams etc. 5) agree, which is odd considering the game is based on stats. sometimes teams run routine plays when down by four...
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    05-23-2020, 07:43 AM
    can you imagine how many free agents were around with only 10-12 teams? I suspect lots of smaller schools never got scouted. and a lot of teams back then didn't scout colleges at all, they just went by media accounts. the NFL is full of 'All American' and 'All Conference' players that did nothing in the pros. I read somewhere, the Rams had a scouting staff and they'd list the top 100 or so college players, and half of them wouldn't be drafted. one reason they did so well in that...
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