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    NFL Development League

    So I started an NFL-D.
    One D-team will be assigned to two NFL franchises, geographically whenever possible, one for each conference. Here's what we came up with:
    Red Conference, Northeast Division
    Annapolis Cruisers (Ravens, Skins)
    (to play at the Naval Academy)
    Hartford Whalers (Jets / Giants)
    Frankfort Yellowjackets (Eagles, Steelers)
    (there was a team by that name in the early days of the league)
    Syracuse Stars (Bills, Vikings)

    Red Conference, Heartland Division
    Iowa Jennies (Bears, Colts)
    (A 'Jenny' is a small plane, in tribute to the Barnstormers team in the Arena league, former home to Kurt Warner. can't fit Barnstormers in the allowed space.)
    Columbusaurs (Browns, Packers)
    (a Columbusaur is an iguanadon-like dinosaur. there's a Canadian college team wi that logo)
    Memphis Nighthawks (Falcons, Titans)
    (to play @ the Liberty Bowl. Memphis briefly hosted the Oilers/Titans and had the Memphis Grizzlies in the WFL, and the Mad Dogs, in the USFL I think)
    Tulsa Twisters (Rams, Chiefs)

    Blue Conference, Southeast Division
    Orlando Sun (Bucs, Dolphins)
    to play at the existing Sun Bowl. Orlando had teams in the WFL and the USFL.
    Birmingham Bandits (Lions, Bengals)
    to play @ Legion Field. Birmingham has had teams in the WFL, USFL, CFL and NFL World League
    Mobile Marauders (Saints, Jags)
    Shreveport Shrimpers (Panthers, Patriots)
    to play @ the existing stadium. Shreveport had a WFL team.

    Blue Conference, West Division
    San Antonio Cavalry (Cowboys, Texans)
    to play @ the Alamodome San Antone had a WFL team and probly others.
    Portland Storm (Seahawks, Chargers)
    there was a Portland Storm in the WFL. cool logo
    Albuquerque Dons (Cardinals, Broncos)
    (fyi a 'Don' is a term of Spanish royalty, like a Lord or a Mogul)
    San Jose Bytes (Raiders, 49ers)
    (I think San Jose had a team in one of those alphabet leagues but I don't remember)

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    Re: NFL Development League

    two of the logos, Columbusaurs and Portland Storm
    Shreveport also had a CFL team, the River Pirates
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    Re: NFL Development League

    I remembered to reduce the season to 12 games but forgot to reduce the number of wild card teams, so out of 16 teams, I had 10 in the playoffs.
    my Annapolis team finished 11-1 and took the title. Annapolis, Memphis, Birmingham and San Antonio were division winners; Hartford, Tulsa, Albuquerque, San Jose, Mobile and Columbus were WCs.
    The Cruisers beat Tulsa 38-7 in the div round, Memphis 16-7 for the Conference, and shut out San Antonio 31-7 for the title.
    fourteen points allowed in three playoff games...winning with Defense!
    sorry I can't post the board etc, I haven't figured how to do that on the new puter.

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    Re: NFL Development League

    Nice Bomber Sam! If you print screen and put graphics in Jpeg we can see the complete standings. But I love the idea.

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    Re: NFL Development League

    make some team logos from various corporate and sports stuff. Albuquerque Dons, Annapolis Cruisers, Birmingham Barracudas, San Jose Bytes
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    Re: NFL Development League

    Frankford Yellow Jackets, Iowa Barnstormers, Mobile Marauders, Orlando Sun
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    Re: NFL Development League

    San Antonio, Shreveport, Syracuse, Tulsa
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    Memphis and Hartford. I'm sure many will remember the Whalers logo from WHL / NHL teams.
    Portland and Columbus already posted.

    now I'm thinking expansion!

    I think I have more fun with the setup than actually playing
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    had to google search and use Cortana but I think I got the screenshot thing handled. Had to use snipping tool, couldn't get 'Print Screen' to work.
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    Very Nice!

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    unis for Annapolis and Albuquerque. (Didn't mean to make them so Viking-like)
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    Birmingham and Columbus
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    Mobile and Orlando
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    Frankford and Memphis. The Frankford came out great (I think).
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    Portland.
    thanks to Wilson Sporting Goods for their uniform generator!
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