STRAT-O-MATIC SPRING

FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION SOMSFA

Updated 4/28/2017

 

 

Welcome to the SOMSFA!  The SOMSFA is a 24 team draft keeper league – each league member drafts individual players and keeps them from year to year – in which each team plays a 16-game schedule (plus potential playoffs) each year.  Games are played during the spring and early summer each year at a pace of 4 games per 4 weeks.  If after viewing these web pages you have any questions please don’t hesitate to post on our League Message Board.

 

 

SOMIFA Strat-O-Matic Fall Football League:   Strat-O-Matic Internet Football Association SOMIFA

 

SSFA Strat-O-Matic Winter/Spring Football League:   Strat-O-Matic Internet Football Association SSFA

 

 

 

Career team and player stats from the 2011 through the 2014 seasons – compiled by Dennis using the Strat Encyclopedia.  Thank you Dennis!

 

 

2011-2014 SOMSFA Team Stats     (posted 3/18/2017)

 

 

2011-2014 SOMSFA Player Stats     (posted 3/18/2017)

 

 

 

2015 Standings     (updated daily)

 

 

2015 Third Quarter League File     (posted 4/28/2017, you do not need to download this)

 

 

2015 Rosters     (updated as transactions occur)

 

 

2015 Draft     (updated 2/19)

 

 

 

 

Note: if you download and restore the league file after you have downloaded your pregame files for the quarter then you would need to re-download your pregame files.  So download the league file before the pregame files, if you can.

 

 

2011 Inaugural Draft Revisited    (posted 8/11/2014 from Dennis/SEA, to revisit each pick in order)    

 

 

 

The SOMSFA rookie/free-agent draft is the Saturday after the Super Bowl each year, in early February at 8:00am Pacific Time in an AIM chat room.

 

 

Pidgin Software – For some of our coaches, even using AIM does not allow them to connect to our AIM chatrooms. As an alternative solution, the Pidgin 2.10.7 for Windows software operates the same as AIM. The link to the Pidgin 2.10.7 software is:

 

http://www.pidgin.im/download/

 

If the software asks you to add a tool bar or change your search engine, you should decline it as such changes are not necessary for the software to work.  You will need to add your AIM username and password to the Accounts section. If you have any problems with this installation, contact Dennis Crowley who is our resident expert in Pidgin.

 

 

**Host** of the game – please e-mail me the POST file as soon as the game ends.

 

 

 

2015 Season Dates:

 

·        TBD near January 25, 2017 – pre-season begins, trading is allowed

·        February 8, 2017 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for teams to have no more than 1 Kicker and 1 Punter

·        Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00am Pacific Time – 10-round rookie/free-agent draft for all teams via AIM chatroom

·        Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – cut deadline for all teams to get down to 53 players plus optional 3 unrated players

·        Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:00am Pacific Time – deadline for 3-round optional Supplemental Draft list (not a live draft) indicating player(s) to pick up and player(s) to cut

·        Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for choice of 3-4 or 4-3 and either lineups or coach file; this is also the trade deadline

·        Thursday, March 2, 2017 – beginning of the season

·        Thursday, March 30, 2017 – end of the first quarter of the season

·        Thursday, April 27, 2017 – end of the second quarter of the season

·        Thursday, May 25, 2017 – end of the third quarter of the season

 

 

2015 Season News:

 

 

 

 

2015 Rule Changes (to be discussed on the message board):  1) penalties will be removed due to a message board vote, 2) single-game injuries will remain in the regular season but removed in the playoffs due to a message board vote, 3) before the start of the season each team must declare their starters at LCB, RCB, SS and FS; these declared starters are the only players who are allowed to play the position except in the event of injury; none of these declared starters may play 1st DB even in the event of injury, 4) removing the restriction on which WRs may play 3rd or 4th WR (this proposal was removed once the 1st DB issue was resolved).

 

 

Creating a coach file:

            1) Save the league file to your hard drive (receive folder or desktop would be fine), in League Manager click on League and click on Restore League, navigate to where you saved the file, highlight it and click Open

            2) Click on your team, click on Team, click on Manage Team, and look at the KR1 and KR2 positions – let me know if you want any changes here (there is no need to make the changes yourself)

            3) Click on View Computer Manager and set every depth chart (offensive and defensive) the way you want it; use the Replace button to modify a player’s position for every depth chart

            4) Once each of the depth charts is set, click Ok and click Close to get back to the main League Manager screen

            5) Highlight your team, then click on League and click on Export Coach File

            6) E-mail me the coach file which is located in your Send folder

 

Reminders of SOMSFA rules for when you set your depth charts (in step #3 above):

a) if a player is on one side of the formation in one depth chart such as LG, then he probably needs to be that way in all formations

b) the first two WRs listed on your Excel roster may never ever play 3rd or 4th WR

c) the first TE listed on your Excel roster may never ever play 2nd TE

d) a HB-only may never ever play FB

e) a TE-only may never ever play BB

f) the first 4 DBs listed on your Excel roster may never ever play the 1st DB position

 

 

WR eligibility:

1) The first two WRs on the list for your roster are never allowed to play 3rd or 4th WR;

2a) If you want to use at FL a player rated at SE (when there is not an injury), then you would need to announce before the season a swap of that player to SE; and

2b) If you want to use at SE a player rated at FL (when there is not an injury), then you would need to announce before the season a swap of that player to FL;

3) In a formation with 1 WR, such as Full House or the "Tight End" 2TE2RB1WR formation, you may use any FL, SE, or WR at that lone FL or SE position.

 

 

Each WR is given a rating 0,2,3,4,5,6 at each pass type based upon his completion combos out of 36.  Those ratings are then added up.  A WR might be a 4-5-4 for a total of 14.  Then that is compared with each other WR, and the top two WRs are listed first and second, a tie is broken by average per catch.

 

 

 

Please set your game options to autosave after each play and either fastest animation or no animation; also, turn on “show other highlights” and turn off scroll play-by-play text.

 

Everyone in the league needs to be familiar with the bulleted items in the league Constitution and please make sure that you know the game rules for such things as when show blitz, 3-3-5, and 4-2-5 are allowed and what RB’s are restricted.  Also, make sure that you set the game option to autosave after each play by going into the game, clicking on Game, clicking on Options, and clicking on Auto Save after Each Play to put a check mark there.  And please follow the other rules listed in the Constitution such as fastest animation (or no animation).

 

 

SOMSFA Constitution     (updated 9/18/2016)

 

 

League Message Board    (feel free to post!)

 

 

 

 

 

League Membership

 

 

Name

SOMSFA Team

E-Mail

AIM Name

Comments

Brad

Arizona

brad2lane@comcast.net

Brad1Lane

TRC *; Will be at the draft

Jason

Atlanta

Jasonowens81@yahoo.com

Jasonowens81 or Jason. owens81

Will be at the draft

Tom

Baltimore

TCookeny@gmail.com

TCookeNYC@Verizon.net

TRC *; Will be at the draft

Steve

Buffalo

stevenawit@yahoo.com

stevenawit

Will be at the draft

Dave G.

Carolina

dave_g46@yahoo.com

dave gabbard

Will be at the draft

Lawrence

Chicago

lawrencegreen@sbcglobal.net

antiochlawrence

Will be at the draft

Jeff

Cincinnati

jeff622@comcast.net

jeff_wendlandt

Will be at the draft

Jody

Dallas

jodysuperbowlbound@yahoo.com

jodybowers@yahoo.com

Will be at the draft

Curt

Denver

CRetzlaff847@yahoo.com

KSlopers31

Will be at the draft

Mick

Detroit

redwingmick1@aol.com

redwingmick1

Will be at the draft

Scott

Green Bay

packfanmn@mchsi.com

packfanfw

Will be at the draft

Butch

Houston

coachbutch02@msn.com

Coachbutch43

Will be at the draft

Luke

Kansas City

luke.dalfiume@yahoo.com

Luke Dalfiume

Will be at the draft

Nathan

Los Angeles

nathanbaylor@hotmail.com

linebuckeddie

TRC *; Will be at the draft

Joe D.

Miami

joexdaly@gmail.com

joexdaly@gmail.com

Will be at the draft

Joe G.

New York Giants

jgolden21@embarqmail.com

joeramsfan21

Will be at the draft

Dave S.

New York Jets

davidascott@gmail.com

Akronsdavescott

Will be at the draft

Chuck

Oakland

cjperritt@yahoo.com

cjperritt@gmail.com

Will be at the draft

Bill

Philadelphia

bvargus@aol.com

BVargus

Will be at the draft

Ron M.

Pittsburgh

ronmartin5@yahoo.com

ronmartin5@yahoo.com

Brad/ARI will draft for PIT

Paul

San Diego

forbin@prodigy.net

paulm0121

TRC *; Will be at the draft

Ed

San Francisco

NFLed@aol.com

NFLed

Commissioner; TRC *; Will be at the draft

Dennis

Seattle

seahawk10@gmail.com

DennisCrowley

TRC *; Will be at the draft

Mike

Washington

mniemczura@yahoo.com

mikenemo3@yahoo.com

Will be at the draft

 

 

 

* 2015 Season Trade Review Committee (TRC) Members:  Ed, Paul, Dennis, Nathan, Brad, Tom.

 

 

Waiting list (updated 4/22/2017):  Dan M. (danmorin@msn.com).

 

 

You must have the ability to view MS Excel files.  If you do not have MS Excel then you can download and install a free Excel viewer from:

MS Excel Viewer Download

 

 

Information for prospective new members:  If you are interested in joining then:

1)    Click on the Constitution link above and view the bulleted items to make sure that this league is a good fit for you

2)    If you have any questions or are interested in joining please feel free to e-mail me at NFLed@aol.com

 

Fyi discussion of how the inaugural draft was held with the goal of parity:  http://www.stratfanforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98169

 

 

 

 

SEASON 4 -- 2014 Season

 

 

League champion: Tom/BAL

 

 

2014 Standings     (final update 8/2/2016)

 

 

2014 Rosters     (updated)

 

 

2014 Final Regular Season League File     (posted 7/9/2016)

 

 

2014 Final Playoff League File     (posted 8/2/2016)

 

 

2014 Draft     (final update 2/20/2016)

 

 

 

2014 Potential Rule Changes:  1) split defensive ratings for LBs and safeties, 2) defer kickoff choice on coin toss, 3) new yards after catch (YAC) rule to be voted on for implementation next season – this rule was voted down 14-6, 4) remove the restriction on showing FS blitz to be voted on for implementation this season – this rule was voted for 17-2, 5) removing penalties – this rule was voted to remain the same 14-7, 6) removing injuries – this rule was voted to remain the same 13-8.

 

 

 

2014 Season Dates:

 

·        January 27, 2016 – pre-season begins, trading is allowed

·        February 10, 2016 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for teams to have no more than 1 Kicker and 1 Punter

·        Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 8:00am Pacific Time – 10-round rookie/free-agent draft for all teams via AIM chatroom

·        Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – cut deadline for all teams to get down to 53 players plus optional 3 unrated players

·        Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:00am Pacific Time – deadline for 3-round optional Supplemental Draft list (not a live draft) indicating player(s) to pick up and player(s) to cut

·        Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for choice of 3-4 or 4-3 and either lineups or coach file; this is also the trade deadline

·        Friday, March 4, 2016 – beginning of the season

·        Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for first quarter game results

·        Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for second quarter game results

·        Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for third quarter game results

·        Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for fourth quarter game results

·        July 9, 2016 – playoff round 1 pregame files sent

·        July 16, 2016 – playoff round 2 pregame files sent

·        July 24, 2016 – playoff round 3 pregame files sent

·        August 2, 2016 – championship game played

 

 

2014 Season News:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON 3 -- 2013 Season

 

 

League champion: Dennis/SEA

 

 

2013 Standings     (final update 8/9/2015)

 

 

2013 Rosters     (updated)

 

 

2013 Final Playoff League File     (posted 8/9/2015)

 

 

2013 Final League File     (posted 7/10/2015)

 

 

2013 Draft     (final update 2/14/2015)

 

 

2013 Rule Changes:  1) the league voted to allow announcing a swap of one player left-right and another player right-left at the same position with the exception of OT and S in which you may still only swap a LT to RT or RT to LT (and FS to SS or SS to FS) but not both.  The league also voted not to change which defensive card is used (good run was voted against) and not to disallow the use of 3 doubleteams on any one play.  The SOMSFA will use the same Constitution as the SOMIFA and SSFA, so rules votes will involve all 3 leagues.

 

 

2013 Season Dates:

 

·        Near January 20, 2015 – team selection draft lottery for new league members

·        January 23, 2015 – pre-season begins, trading is allowed

·        February 4, 2015 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for teams to have no more than 1 Kicker and 1 Punter

·        Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00am Pacific Time – 10-round rookie/free-agent draft for all teams via AIM chatroom

·        Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – cut deadline for all teams to get down to 53 players plus optional 3 unrated players

·        Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 11:00am Pacific Time – deadline for 3-round optional Supplemental Draft list (not a live draft) indicating player(s) to pick up and player(s) to cut

·        Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for choice of 3-4 or 4-3 and either lineups or coach file; this is also the trade deadline

·        Saturday, February 28, 2015 – beginning of the season

·        Monday, March 30, 2015 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for all first quarter game result post files

·        Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for all second quarter game result post files

·        Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for all third quarter game result post files

·        Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for all fourth quarter game result post files

·        Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – beginning of the 2-round mini-playoffs

·        Sunday, July 12, 2015 – beginning of the playoffs

·        Sunday, July 19, 2015 – beginning of round 2 of the playoffs

·        Sunday, July 26, 2015 – beginning of round 3 of the playoffs

·        Sunday, August 9, 2015 – championship game

 

 

2013 Season News:

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON 2 -- 2012 Season

 

 

League champion: Dennis/SEA

 

 

2012 Season Standings     (final update 7/29/2014)

 

 

2012 Season Rosters     (updated)

 

 

2012 Final League File     (posted 7/14/2014)

 

 

2012 Season Draft     (updated)

 

 

SOMSFA Constitution     (archived)

 

 

 

 

2012 Season Dates:

 

·        January 24, 2014 – pre-season begins, trading is allowed

·        February 5, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for teams to have no more than 1 Kicker and 1 Punter

·        Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:00am Pacific Time – 10-round rookie/free-agent draft for all teams via AIM chatroom

·        Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – cut deadline for all teams to get down to 53 players plus optional 3 unrated players

·        Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – 3-round optional Supplemental Draft with lists only (not a live draft) indicating player(s) to pick up and player(s) to cut

·        Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for choice of 3-4 or 4-3 and either lineups or coach file; this is also the trade deadline

·        Sunday, March 2, 2014 – beginning of the season

·        Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for first quarter games

·        Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for second quarter games

·        Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for third quarter games

·        Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:00pm Pacific Time – deadline for fourth quarter games

·        Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – first round playoff files sent

·        Sunday, July 20, 2014 – second round playoff files sent

·        Friday, July 25, 2014 – championship game pregame files sent

·        Sunday, July 27, 2014 – championship game

 

 

 

2012 Season News:

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON 1 -- 2011 Season

 

 

League champion: Ed/SF

 

 

2011 Season Standings     (including playoffs)

 

 

2011 Season Rosters     (updated 4/19/2013)

 

 

2011 Final League File    (posted 9/12/2013)

 

 

2011 Inaugural Draft     (final update 4/9/2013)

 

 

2011 Season Dates:

 

·        February 3, 2013 – new league announced

·        March 8, 2013 – e-mail sent requesting everyone’s first choice of team names

·        March 16, 2013 – inaugural draft lottery initiated for 3/20 and 3/21 resolution

·        March 28 through April 9, 2013 – inaugural draft via message board

·        April 9 through April 19, 2013 – coach files and choice of 4-3 or 3-4

·        April 19, 2013 – Start of the season

·        May 16, 2013 – All first quarter game results are due

·        June 13, 2013 – All second quarter game results are due

·        July 11, 2013 – All third quarter game results are due

·        August 15, 2013 – All fourth quarter game results are due, playoffs begin

·        August 21, 2013 – Playoffs second round begins

·        August 27, 2013 – Playoffs third round begins

·        September 4, 2013 – Championship game

 

 

2011 Season News:

 

·       March 23, 2013 draft position trade – Dennis and Tim B. have swapped positions so Tim B. will draft 2nd in round 1 and Dennis will draft 3rd in round 1

·       March 23, 2013 draft position trade – Lawrence and Team E have swapped positions (winning out in an online lottery over Nathan for the swap) so Lawrence will draft 6th in round 1 and Team E will draft 10th in round 1

·       March 24, 2013 draft position trade – Tim F. and Team D have swapped positions so Tim F. will draft 23rd in round 1 and Team D will draft 5th in round 1

·       March 26, 2013 draft position trade – Nathan and Team D have swapped positions so Nathan. will draft 5th in round 1 and Team D will draft 20th in round 1

·       March 27, 2013 draft position trade – Neil and Team E have swapped positions so Neil will draft 10th in round 1 and Team E will draft 17th in round 1

·       April 8, 2013 after the draft – TE/BB John Gilmore added to BAL to fulfill roster minimums

·       April 9, 2013 after the draft – DB/LP/LK Joe Lefeged added to SF, PR Will Blackmon added to PHI, PR Chad Hall added to PIT (players determined via online lottery) to fulfill roster minimums

·       April 9, 2013 after the draft – WR/KR Matt Willis added to Team B, KR Da’Rel Scott added to PIT, KR Quinn Porter added to BAL (players determined via online lottery) to fulfill roster minimums

·       May 6, 2013 – Team NYG is without a coach due to not playing games and communication issues; we will probably go with 15 games for NYG opponents unless someone has a better option (open discussion on the league’s message board)

·       May 7, 2013 – Team NYG has been taken over by Michael mstucchi@yahoo.com

·       September 12, 2013 – Curt/DEN upgraded to 2013 before the season ended and was not able to get the 2012 game up and running again, the plan was to play on 2013 but that isn’t working; his remaining 3 games will not be played

 

 

 

Inaugural Draft Lottery

 

 

Name

SOMSFA Team

E-Mail

AIM Name

Draft Lottery Situation (3/15 is just for reference) 000 through 999

Comments

Ed

San Francisco

NFLed@aol.com

 

3/21 evening of CA Daily 3 (3/15 was 951) -- 654

Commissioner

Tim F.

Houston

pugetsoundstrat@gmail.com

 

3/20 midday of CA Daily 3 (3/15 was 329) -- 916

Dennis

Washington

seahawk10@gmail.com

 

3/20 evening of CA Daily 3 (3/15 was 951) -- 973

Curt

Denver

CRetzlaff847@comcast.net

 

3/20 midday of Southern Carolina Lottery (3/15 was 930) -- 355

Lawrence

Chicago

lawrencegreen@sbcglobal.net

 

3/20 evening of Southern Carolina Lottery (3/15 was 153) – 801

Paul

San Diego

forbin@prodigy.net

 

3/20 of Washington Lottery (3/15 was 944) – 988

David

Philadelphia

nywanderer@gmail.com

 

3/20 midday of Missouri Lottery (3/15 was 318) -- 635

Randy

Seattle

rpmschevy@netzero.net

 

3/20 evening of Missouri Lottery (3/15 was 562) – 917

Ron M.

Pittsburgh

ronmartin5@yahoo.com

 

3/20 of Hoosier Lottery (3/15 was 202); addendum this 3/15 result of 202 is midday as I had not realized they had an evening so this lottery is 3/20 midday Hoosier Lottery – 545

 

Sean

New York Jets

seanculnan@gmail.com

 

3/20 of West Virginia Lottery (3/15 was 014) – 742

 

Meredith

New York Giants

baoman2004@cs.com

 

3/20 of Wisconsin Lottery (3/15 was 625) – 841

This team was taken over by Michael mstucchi@yahoo.com

Mick

Detroit

redwingmick1@aol.com

 

3/20 midday of New Jersey Lottery (3/15 was 990) -- 780

Brad

Arizona

brad2lane@comcast.net

 

3/20 evening of New Jersey Lottery (3/15 was 541) – 846

Nathan

St. Louis

nathanbaylor@hotmail.com

 

3/20 day of New Hamphire Lottery Pick 3 (3/15 was 852) -- 508

Tim B.

Dallas

timboll@sbcglobal.net

 

3/20 evening of New Hamphire Lottery Pick 3 (3/15 was 294) -- 961

Scott

Green Bay

packfanmn@mchsi.com

 

3/21 of Minnesota Lottery (3/15 was 474) -- 776

 

Rene

Oakland

rkondrat@hotmail.com

 

3/21 Hoosier Lottery (3/15 was 202) addendum this 3/15 result of 202 is midday as I had not realized they had an evening so this lottery is 3/21 midday Hoosier Lottery -- 807

 

Ben

New England

benjamindavidcooper@gmail.com

 

3/21 of West Virginia Lottery (3/15 was 014) -- 097

 

Neil

Baltimore

neilshannon1@comcast.net

 

3/21 midday of CA Daily 3 (3/15 was 329) -- 649

 

Alan

 

albrooks33@hotmail.com

 

3/20 of Minnesota Lottery (3/15 was 474) – 710

I have not heard from Alan in weeks, his team is considered unowned

Team B

 

 

 

3/21 of Wisconsin Lottery (3/15 was 625) -- 276

 

Team C

 

 

 

3/21 evening of Southern Carolina Lottery (3/15 was 153) addendum originally I had this as 3/21 Minnesota but that was a duplicate of Scott -- 687

 

Team D

 

 

 

3/21 of Washington Lottery (3/15 was 944) -- 233

 

Team E

 

 

 

3/21 midday of Southern Carolina Lottery (3/15 was 930) -- 890