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Owned by Maynard (Last logged in on 2024-03-01 00:09:11 )

Joined the game: 2019-07-05 / S34

Manager rank is Top Manager

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League: RZA Elite League AC East

ELO score: 1134 - Rank global: 20 - Rank in league: 17

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Team chemistry:
100 %
Morale:
85 %
Physical condition:
99 %
Financial situation:
great
Managers tactical talent:
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Passing:
83.2 %
  Rushing:
81.4 %
  Avg Age Seniors: 25
Pass Defense:
77.1 %
  Rush Defense:
81.2 %
  Weekly wages Players $ 7,158,915
Special Team:
0.0 %
  Overall:
80.9 %
  Weekly wages Coaches $ 3,470,135
Stadium: The Toolshed (capacity: 144300)
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Season 55Member RZA Elite League
Season 54League Champion Thunder 1
Season 54Conference Champion Thunder 1 NC
Season 54Winner Thunder 1 NC North
Season 53Winner Thunder 1 NC North
Season 52Member RZA Elite League
Season 51League Champion Galaxy 1
Season 51Conference Champion Galaxy 1 AC
Season 51Winner Galaxy 1 AC North
Season 50Member RZA Elite League
Season 49League Champion Galaxy 1
Season 49Conference Champion Galaxy 1 NC
Season 49Winner Galaxy 1 NC West
Season 48Winner Galaxy 1 NC West
Season 46Winner Galaxy 1 NC West
Season 43Member RZA Elite League
Season 42Conference Champion Galaxy 1 AC
Season 42Winner Galaxy 1 AC North
Season 41Winner Galaxy 1 AC North
Season 39Winner Galaxy 1 AC North
Season 38Winner Galaxy 1 AC North
Season 35Winner Galaxy 2 NC West
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Record (current season)
Game type Won Lost
League14
Supercup51
Champ of Champions00
Friendly Cup00
Friendly50
Trophy summary
Elite member in seasons: 43, 50, 52, 55
Superbowl Champion in seasons: 49, 51, 54
Conference Champion in seasons: 42, 49, 51, 54
Division Champion in seasons: 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54
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2023-12-11 16:15:02 - Musings From the Toilet SeatReport Abuse

Notes for Season 54

Estimated Overall: 81%
Current Wages: 6.5 million
Average Roster Age: 24.7 years
ELO Ranking in Thunder: 1st
ELO Ranking Overall: 20th

Bank: $300 million

- Still no kicker/punter this season
- Will focus on projecting lower future wages by not completely maxing player skills as I have the last few seasons.
- Tool boasts 46 Maynards including those in our YA

Experience (excluding non-Maynards for future sale):

2.5* = 0
3* = 4
3.5* = 5
4* = 7
4.5* = 13
5* = 11

This is a top heavy improvement over seasons 51-52 where we only had 6 players with 5* experience. That group was also older by .1 (so it's not due to age).

This is the "best" coaching group Tool has ever assembled. The emphasis is on the air attack.

45 yo Head Coach 99CP
42 yo QB Coach 99CP
51 yo WR Coach 97CP
48 yo OL Coach 96CP
and 4 other coaches round out a solid staff.

Only 3 out of 8 coaches are in their 50's and the oldest is 52. No coach has under 4* of experience

Only 2 starting Maynards are dumb enough to be under 40 INT and 12 Maynards are borderline geniuses with 49+ INT

15 Maynards have 50 STR and 24 boast 50 SPD. Of those 39 counted, 4 have both 50 SPD and STR.

Tool has posted a press release for every season dating back to season 38. In that release, Tool stated they hoped to cross $300 million in the bank by season's end. This season we are hoping to not drop too far below that amount.

In season 39 we spent $7.5 million on a player and stated we "spent the most ever on one player." We proceeded to blame Guinness for our transgressions.

The following season we spent over $200 million on player transfers. The Guinness flowed like wine that season.

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2023-08-28 15:36:17 - Tool in AutopilotReport Abuse

Notes for Season 53

Estimated Overall: 81%
Current Wages: 8 million
Average Roster Age: 24.5 years
ELO Ranking in Thunder: 2nd
ELO Ranking Overall: 22nd

Bank: $325 million

There are signs that Tool's enthusiasm is waning:

No kicker/punter this season
Changed from Galaxy to Thunder
Did not set a draft board for the first time ever
Did not buy a player all of last season

Then again, this press release must mean something. Still participating in the forum a bit, etc. It's less that the game is losing my interest, and more that other items in life are taking time away from it:

-Travelled through Europe for 3 months with new wife on our honeymoon earlier this year
-Now we have a beautiful 4 month old baby girl
-I've picked writing back up and I'm trying to compete a fictional story I've worked on here and there for many years

This game requires very little participation timewise though, so I don't see myself dropping out altogether. I'm just no longer banging my head on the table everytime Pete or the Zombaes handily beats me in key games.

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2023-05-28 21:27:16 - Expensive But Experienced Team Returns to Elite After Flawless SeasonReport Abuse

Notes on Season 51-52

Estimated Overall: 84%
Current Wages: 10 million
Average Roster Age: 24.8 years
ELO Ranking in Galaxy: 1st
ELO Ranking in Elite: 12
ELO Ranking Overall: 18th

Experience:
Only 2 Maynards out of 50 are 3* or less
Only 6 Maynards are 3.5*
19 Maynards are 4* of experience
17 Maynards are 4.5*
and 6 have achieved 5*

Bank: $475 million
Maynards: 56 incl YA

For the second time in 3 seasons, Tool went completely undefeated in both League and Supercup play. It was also our second Bowl win in as much time.

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2023-04-19 12:16:17 - Tough Season in Elite - Finances Still Going StrongReport Abuse

Notes on Season 50

Estimated Overall: 82%
Current Wages: 7.7 million
Average Roster Age: 24.1 years
ELO Ranking in Galaxy: 1st
ELO Ranking Overall: 22nd
Experience: Only 2 players out of 48 are under 3.5* (except for a couple more being trained for the purpose of selling)
Bank: $520 million
Maynards: 43 (many Maynard's were cut or sold for budgetary purposes)

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2022-12-20 21:47:25 - Tool Wins the Superbowl for the First Time!Report Abuse

Notes on Season 49

Estimated Overall: 85%
Current Wages: 11.2 million
Average Roster Age: 25.7 years
ELO Ranking in Elite: 18th
ELO Ranking Overall: 25th
Experience: Only 3 players out of 64 are under 3.5*
Bank: $570 million
Maynards: 63

A highlight of Season 49: Tool went undefeated all season until finally losing a game in the Supercup playoffs to the Ravens.

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2022-10-08 07:05:56 - Player Cuts, Coaching Changes and Evolving GameplansReport Abuse

Notes on Season 48

Estimated Overall: 84%
Current Wages: 9.4 million
Average Roster Age: 25.2 years
ELO Ranking in Galaxy: 2nd
ELO Ranking Overall: 36th
Experience: Only 5 players out of 60 are under 3.5*
Bank: $630 million
Maynards: 55

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2022-07-13 18:24:48 - The Time to Win is NowReport Abuse

Notes on Season 47

Estimated Overall: 82%
Current Wages: 7.4 million
Average Roster Age: 25.1 years
ELO Ranking in Galaxy: 1st
ELO Ranking Overall: 50th
3* exp players: 8 (62 players are 3.5* or more)
Bank: $700 million
Maynards: 53

Tool doubled player salaries this season in an effort to compete at the next level. Some teams with better gameplans don't need to tear their wallets open to this degree, but as players age, the window for the current roster to make some waves in Elite is closing.

Tool does not use the HR department. The thinking is if spending spirals out too far, we can begin cutting the oldest generation of players and make room for the new guys. This is sure to happen if we are unable to make it to Elite at the end of this most pivotal season.

GM Maynard is wary of spending levels and will keep a watchful eye on financials. Many teams have bankrupted themselves spending less than Tool is now.

The time to win is now.

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2022-04-27 10:39:30 - Experience and Agile AdjustmentsReport Abuse

Notes on Season 46

Estimated Overall: 78.5%
Current Wages: 3.7 million
Average Roster Age: 24.6 years
ELO Ranking in Galaxy: 4th
Bank: $650+ million
Maynards: 44

We have abandoned the goal of 80 percent overall with wages under 3 million. It is a good exercise in building a strong, economical team. However, Tool are placing winning now above all else. Agility is increasing across the board from 39 to 41. Any player aged 27+ will see agility raised to the max. Skills will also be increased for those players. A handful of younger players who start every game will see agility maxed as well. This could possibly see our budget increases to 5+ million next season. Falling to the Zombaes last season in the Conference Championship pushed Tool to take action and open our wallets a bit in the hopes we can compete better.

In season 46 Tool went undefeated for the first time in Galaxy League and we only lost one game for the regular season of Supercup.

Experience is a focus for Tool as well. We want our players performing as close to their max potential as possible. Right now, out of a roster of 64 players, Tool has no player below 3* experience. We have 12 players at 3* and everyone else is more experienced than that. This should improve heading into next season.

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2022-02-01 17:56:51 - Tool Still Aiming for 80% Overall and Another Shot at EliteReport Abuse

Notes on Season 45

Estimated Overall: 76%
Current Wages: 3.1 million
Average Roster Age: 24 years
ELO Ranking in Galaxy: 5th
Bank: $600 million
38 Maynards on Roster

Measure of success will be reaching 80% overall while keeping total wages below $3 million. However, wages will likely go over next season, then be trimmed back to achieve this.

We have never activated HR. Debating whether it's worth it if we are already capping player's progress, for the most part, at 39 for skills and agility. Debate will continue into next season before we make any changes.

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2021-10-20 18:23:46 - Tool Begins Push To 80% OverallReport Abuse

Notes on Season 43 and 44

Estimated Overall: 73%
Current Wages: 2.8 million
Average Roster Age: 23.5 years
Bank: $500 million
28 Maynards on Roster

# of players under 3* exp: 4 out of 67
# of senior players training physical beyond red: 4
# of youth players training physical beyond red: 6

Measure of success will be reaching 80% overall while keeping total wages below $3 million. However, wages will likely go over next season, then be trimmed back to achieve this.

Likely training skills and agility to 39 max is the sweet spot.

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2021-05-09 09:31:03 - In Elite, But Not Elite YetReport Abuse

Notes on Season 42:

Estimated Overall % 69.5 (down from 71.4 last season due to veteran roster cuts)
Current Wages $1.47mil
Average Age of Roster 22.2

- Lost to BU Terriers in the Bowl. First time moving up to Elite!

- Nearly completed long term plan for maximizing STR for OL and DL and SPD for Linebackers (see Notes on Season 40 and 41)

- Based on point system described in Season 40 Notes Tool has:
- All 8 DT/NT are 140+ (includes 4 at 144+)(max is 150)
- 5 DE STR/SPD: Hautala 50/48.2, Cox 47/48.5, Best 45.2/49, Mann 47/48, Cash 49/49
- 8 LB at 98+ (max is 100)
- 6 OL at 145+ (max is 150)

Total Players on roster with STR or SPD maxxed out by position:

-QB's 1 max SPD
-WR's 6 max SPD
-RB, TE, and FB = 0
-OL 9 max STR
-DL 7 max STR
-LB 6 max SPD
-CB 4 max SPD
-SF 1 max SPD

- 15 players are training beyond a red physical trait, down from 27 (due to players hitting maximum of 50 in STR or SPD)
- Majority of these players are in the Youth Academy

- Focus now on reaching 36 Agility (as a baseline), 30 for position specific skills, and hitting 3 exp for all players on roster.
- Concern is that some player's experience is too low for age:
- Of the DL, OL and LB positions
- Byers is 23yo w/ 2 exp
- Frick and Suokas are 23yo w/ 2.5 exp
- Neumann, Street and Best are 22yo w/ 2 exp
- MacBain, Kist, Jarvis, Brumfield and Weathers are 22yo w/ 2.5 exp
- Lamb and Horner are 21yo w/ 2 exp
- Samson, John and Nava are 21yo w/ 2.5 exp
- In total, that's 16 players who I've focused on maxxing out a physical trait for each, but now have to catch up in terms of skills and experience
- I don't know the general rule for how long it takes to gain half a star of exp. I'm about to learn for myself!

- Measure of Success: goal is to hit 80% overall rating while remaining below $3 million in wages
- Season 42 Accounting:
- Older roster, higher wages, but lower performance than last season: not a success, but part of the process.

- Tool's front office showed a positive cash flow of $119 million (all time highest if not counting 50mil cash noob injection for season 36).
- Player wages were kept around $35 million for the season

-Questions for the future:
- how well will this team compete with League 1 teams and Elite teams once "focused" training goals are complete?
- with tactics set to rotate players under 100% phys cond, how much will experience gains be hindered?
- how much of a role will a roster full of lesser experienced players have in determining overall percentage?

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2021-02-03 09:22:19 - Developing a Team of WunderkindsReport Abuse

Notes on Season 41:

Estimated Overall % 71.4
Current Wages $937k
Average Age of Roster 20.9

- Eliminated from playoffs for the second season in a row by Mongolian Prairie Weasels (rivalry??)

- Second full season of implementing long term plan for team OL, DL and Linebackers (see Notes on Season 40)

- Based on point system described in Season 40 Notes Tool has:
16 DL at 139+ (an increase of 7 more players than last season)
includes 6 DL at 142+ (max is 150)
11 LB at 96+ (an increase of 3 more players than last season)
includes 5 LB at 98+ (max is 100)
11 OL at 139+ (an increase of 3 more players than last season)
includes 8 OL at 144+ (max is 150)

- 27 players are training beyond a red physical trait, down from 40 (due to players hitting maximum of 50 in STR or SPD)

- Measure of Success: goal is to hit 80% overall rating while remaining below $3 million in wages

- After showing -$96 million as Tool's balance after all income and expenditures last season,
the team showed a positive cash flow of $44 million this season.
- Player wages were kept around $25 million for the season

-Questions for the future:
- what happens when the team's starters reach their training goals?
- how well does this team compete with League 1 teams? Elite teams?
- with tactics set to rotate players under 100% phys cond, how much will experience gains be hindered?
- how much of a role will a roster full of lesser experienced players have in determining overall percentage?

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2020-11-14 07:38:55 - Best Team Money Can BuyReport Abuse

Notes on Season 40:

- Eliminated from playoffs in first round
- First full season of implementing long term plan for team OL, DL and Linebackers.
- Plan puts a premium on intelligence, teamwork, and the corresponding physical attribute according to position.
- Point totals are given to each player. For example, a DL with 50 INT, 50 TW, and 47 STR has a value of 147.
- OL uses the same points, LB focuses on SPD and INT.
- Currently Tool boasts 9 DL at 139+ // 8 LB at 96+ // 8 OL at 139+
- Younger players are of immense value as their physicals are trained beyond red faster than older players.
- Currently 40+ players are training beyond the red physical trait complimentary to their position.

- Goal is to train player skills to 30, agility to 35, keeping their wages between 30 and 40k.
- Further measure of this goal is to hit 80% overall rating while remaining below $3 million in wages

- $250 million spent since late season 39 to acquire players fitting this plan
- This amount will be easily replenished in the coming seasons by low wages:
- Top 32 teams in wages paid are paying more than $6 million a week // $132 million annually
- Tool's goal wage will only pay out half this amount annually
- As it will take multiple seasons to reach the goal, even lower wages means more money saved
- For example, season 40 wages were kept under $30 million total

The real questions are:
- what happens when the team's starters reach their training goals?
- how well does this team compete with League 1 teams? Elite teams?

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2020-07-26 18:41:19 - King of the NorthReport Abuse

Tool have clinched the AC North for the second season in a row!

Notes on Season 39:

- War chest crossing over $400 million this season
- Goal set of hitting 80 rating with wages under $3 million
- Opened playbook up for first time this season
- Goal set to utilize depth chart next season
- Best season record ever: 14-2
- High quality youth academy personnel makes for promising future
- Began contributing write-ups this season
- Spent most ever on one player. $7.5 million on a 19 year old O-lineman, then drank too much Guinness in celebration and forgot to clear a spot in youth academy for him
- Made a couple friends in the AC North, but secretly loathe them and want to destroy them, but will keep "playing nice" so they let their guard down
- Goal set to destroy friends

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2020-03-11 09:00:14 - Quarter of a Billion Dollar YoungstersReport Abuse

Entering our 4th season as a Top Manager at Tool, there is much to be excited about. We continue to build upon our war chest and will deftly pass a quarter of a billion dollars on our way to a possible $300 Million by season’s end. This purse will begin to deplete at some point in Tool’s building process, as our players become more skilled every season.

And skilled they will become. The average talent on the team is over 4 stars, and the average age of the squad is 22.2.

Last season we went 10-6 in the Galaxy 1 Divison. An 11-5 record was good enough to make the playoffs, and seems like a reasonable goal ONLY if we can pull out one upset out of the two games we play division rival ‘Ghosts in the Ring.’ Premature to call them a rival when they’ve won the division the last 4 seasons. However, last year this team of players barely old enough to drink battled the 15-1 Ghosts late into the season, unfortunately losing that match 30-27. A loss is a loss, but the quality of play gives Tool much hope for the future.

We finished our 1st Round in the draft and are happy to see our receiver core building into what should give Tool’s quarterback and fan favorite, Gonzalo Barajas, a stable of weapons to choose from. Javier Allen is a 5 star talented receiver with a 45.3 speed at yellow and a 40tw. Watching to see how close this draft’s top rated talent in receiving can get to clocking his speed at 50.

Word is the Youth Academy is giddy with excitment as they are developing a 19 year old phenom in Hunter Carrillo. A WR with 50 speed, 50 teamwork, and a slippery trait is enough to haunt any opposing Ghost. He is highly talented with 4.5 stars and his agility is almost 40- is it possible for players to be fans? If so, Barajas runs the fan club.

Our plucky reporter down in Los Angeles asked the 23 year old quarterback about his future nuclear option, and he had this to say.

“Sara, Hunter Carrillo is living proof that the Youth Academy works. I believe he could be a 4 star rated receiver before he even takes the field for Tool. But if I may bend your ear for a moment, I’m really beginning to question just how too good to be true Hunter really is. I’m questioning our reality, Sara. If this is all just some weird simulation and I’m not-”

This season our average starter is between a 3-star and 3.5 star rating, so a 4 star receiver sounds like an All-Star here in the Toolshed Arena. With a desired focus on offense in the upcoming seasons, Hunter Carrillo is as unreal as they get.

Thank you for reading!

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