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Rule #1

Place your right hand on the bacon. Do you swear that this league won't make you act like a douchebag to your fellow redditors?

DeaconBlues, 2009 NarFFL Champ (source)

Leagues

Premier League

Owners: 144

Leagues: 12 (12 teams each)

Members: Everyone stays together yearly except relegated teams.

Playoffs: 6 Teams: 4 Division Winners & 2 Wild Cards

The Horn Playoffs | Relegation

Major League

Owners: 288

Leagues: 24 (12 teams each)

Members: Everyone stays together yearly except relegated & promoted teams.

Playoffs: 6 Teams: 4 Division Winners & 2 Wild Cards

Promotion | Relegation

Minor League

Owners: 576

Leagues: 48 (12 teams each)

Members: Everyone stays together yearly except relegated & promoted teams.

Playoffs: 6 Teams: 4 Division Winners & 2 Wild Cards

Promotion | Relegation

Farm League

Owners: 384

Leagues: 32 (12 teams each)

Members: Every owner is cleared yearly. New teams are filled from yearly sign-up.

Playoffs: 6 Teams: 4 Division Winners & 2 Wild Cards

Promotion | Relegation


The Horn Playoffs AKA How to win this whole thing.

We use this formula:

(Regular Season Points Avg) + (Week 15 Score) + (Week 16 Score) = Total Horn Playoff Points

The Total Horn Playoff Points (THPP) will determine the winner of The Horn. With some caveats:

  • You have to win your Premier league to win the horn. There are some special cases where someone who loses in the semifinals of their league's playoffs could have enough points in week 16 to win The Horn. We want to avoid that.
  • Week 14 is the "play-in week", and the points scored in this week do not count towards your total. We didn't want the bye week players to have to field a team when they earned the right to prepare their roster for their week 15 game.
  • In other words, put together a good team, win your league, win The Horn. Simple right?


    Promotion

    Major League & Minor League are identical; Win your league, and you will be promoted to the next tier.

    In the Farm League (for 2014) three teams from each league will be promoted to the Minor League.

      1. The Champion
      2. The Runner-Up
      3. The team with the highest single-week score during the regular season (excluding 1 & 2 above). That means that ANY team is capable of having a week that will get it promoted at any time. We chose this as our third criteria to keep everyone fully invested the whole year.


    Relegation

    Premier League:
    Each league will have two relegated teams. To keep owners active that have not made it to the playoffs in their individual leagues, we are giving the winner and runner-up of the consolation playoffs (in each 12 man league) a pass on being relegated. The two relegated owners will be the two lowest ranked teams (by Fleaflicker) out of the remaining four consolation playoff teams. So that means even if a team finishes last in the regular season, they are able to escape relegation by making it to the consolation playoff championship game. The 24 Premier League owners are relegated to the Major League the following year.

    Major League:
    Each league will have two relegated teams. To keep owners active that have not made it to the playoffs in their individual league, we are giving the winner and runner-up of the consolation playoffs (in each 12 man league) a pass on being relegated. The two relegated owners will be the two lowest ranked teams (by Fleaflicker) out of the remaining four consolation playoff teams. So that means even if a team finishes last in the regular season, they are able to escape relegation by making it to the consolation playoff championship game. The 48 Major League owners are relegated to the Minor League the following year.

    Minor League:
    Each league will have two relegated teams. To keep owners active that have not made it to the playoffs in their individual league, we are giving the winner and runner-up of the consolation playoffs (in each 12 man league) a pass on being relegated. The two relegated owners will be the two lowest ranked teams (by Fleaflicker) out of the remaining four consolation playoff teams. So that means even if a team finishes last in the regular season, they are able to escape relegation by making it to the consolation playoff championship game. The 96 Minor League owners are relegated out of NarFFL. These owners are welcome to sign up for the Farm League the following year, but that is handled in a first-come, first-served fashion.

    Farm League:
    All teams that are not promoted will be removed from the league in the offseason and will have to sign up again the following year.


    Schedule

    Each league in all tiers will be comprised of four divisions of three teams each. During the 13 week regular season, each team will play the other teams inside its division twice and every other team once. Six teams will make the playoffs, taking place Weeks 14-16. The top two teams will earn first round playoff byes.


    Roster

    NarFFL rosters are a total of 16 players. This includes nine starters: (1) QB, (2) RB, (2) WR, (1) Flex (RB/WR/TE), (1) TE, (1) DEF, and (1) K. The bench is seven spots. There is no longer a cap to how many players you can own at any specific position.


    Trading

    Trading is allowed and greatly encouraged. Once a trade is accepted, there is a 24 hour waiting period. There is no veto system in place. The NarFFL trades on the honor system, however, if any player considers a trade collusive or against the spirit of NarFFL competition, they may submit the trade for discussion to the NarFFL commissioners who will discuss the trade and take appropriate action. The trade deadline ends with the last week of the regular season (week 13). Future draft pick trading is not allowed.

    Trade Processing

    If a trade is made less than 24 hours before game time, you can message the mods to get it pushed through right away.


    Mid-Season Advancement AKA Inactivity

    If a Premier League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by the top ranked Major League owner (terms of selection are subject to change). The Major League owner will be responsible for BOTH the Premier League and Major League teams through the remainder of the season. The decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.

    If a Major League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by the top ranked Minor League owner (terms of selection are subject to change). The Minor League owner will be responsible for BOTH the Major League and Minor League teams through the remainder of the season. The decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.

    If a Minor League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by the top ranked Farm League owner (terms of selection are subject to change). The Farm League owner is responsible for BOTH the Minor League and Minor League teams through the remainder of the season. The decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.

    If a Farm League owner fails to set his lineup twice, he will be eligible to be replaced by someone on the signup list (terms of selection are subject to change). This decision is held to the individual commissioner's discretion.


    Scoring

    Passing
    1 point for every 25 Passing Yards (0.04 per)
    2 points for every 2 Pt Conversion Passing
    4 points for every Passing TD
    -2 points for every Interception
    Rushing
    1 point for every 10 Rushing Yards (0.1 per)
    2 points for every 2 Pt Conversion Rushing
    6 points for every Rushing TD
    Receiving
    1 point for every Catch
    1 point for every 10 Receiving Yards (0.1 per)
    2 points for every 2 Pt Conversion Receiving
    6 points for every Receiving TD
    Misc
    -1 point for every Fumble
    -1 point for every Fumble Lost
    6 points for every Offensive Fumble Recovery TD
    Kicking
    3 points for everyField Goal Made
    1 point for every 10 yards covered by a Field Goal Made after yard 30 (0.1 per)
    -1 point for every Field Goal Missed
    1 point for every XP
    -1 point for every XP Missed
    Returning
    6 points for every Kick Return TD
    6 points for every Punt Return TD
    Defense
    1 point for every Solo Tackle (For QB, RB, WR, TE & K only, NOT defenses)
    2 points for every Interception
    1 point for every Sack
    1 point for every Fumble Forced
    1 point for every Fumble Recovered
    2 points for every Safety
    6 points for every Defensive TD
    2 points for every XP Blocked
    2 points for every FG Blocked
    2 points for every Punt Blocked
    10 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is exactly 0
    7 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 1 and 6 (inclusive)
    4 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 7 and 13 (inclusive)
    2 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 14 and 20 (inclusive)
    -1 extra point when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 24 and 27 (inclusive)
    -3 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 28 and 34 (inclusive)
    -5 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is between 35 and 45 (inclusive)
    -7 extra points when total Offensive + Special Teams Points Allowed is greater than or equal to 46
    10 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is less than or equal to 0
    5 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is between 1 and 99 (inclusive)
    4 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is between 100 and 199 (inclusive)
    3 extra points when total Net Yards Allowed is between 200 and 250 (inclusive)
    1 extra point when total Net Yards Allowedis between 251 and 299 (inclusive)