General Manager League 2016

The General Manager League is back for another year! For some this will be a new experience and for others this will be a much welcome return.


For those of you new to this, we have all wished we had a bit more control over what our favourite teams do, or simply just love the roster gymnastics of the offseason, I’d like to introduce and invite you to the General Manager League.

Essentially you are taking over a team and running them through the NFL offseason from a certain point in time forward against other human players. If you’ve followed your favourite team during the offseason, or played Madden’s franchise mode, you know the process. There are some tweaks as it’s a one year league, but the general idea remains the same. The numbers, of course come from right here at OverTheCap.

The basics can be found at ’16 GML Rules, Info, & Timeline and any questions will happily be answered!

To register please use this link to sign up

  • Troy Chapman

    Jim,
    How do we get in on this? Sign up on your site?

    • Witlon

      Speaking for Jim, yes, you do need to sign up. It’s a basically a sim league site at this point, but it’s what’s available to us.

      It’s a grand time, though, and I hope you join us!

      • Troy Chapman

        Can I choose my team (Houston) or are they assigned?

        • Witlon

          We will be giving the right to pick your favorite team. And team picking will be opening soon.

          • Troy Chapman

            Ok thanks, will try to get registered.

          • Jim who is too lazy to sign in

            As of now the Texans are yours if you want them still. We’re filling up the last few spots.

          • Jamie Parry

            I’d like to join too, which teams are left?

        • David J. Kubik

          Last year team picking was done on a “Dibs” kind of basis

          • Troy Chapman

            Thanks I will be registering here shortly. Would like to try to get the Texans

  • Witlon

    I should introduce myself. I’m Andrew Augustein, Witlon if you will. I’m running GML this year, and I can answer any questions you might have.

    The league is done through a message board website. It does require signup, but it’s obviously free.

  • Jesse

    Wilton,

    I’m trying to sign up. My registration keeps getting denied as spam. I used the contact us per the link but wanted to let you know. I really, really would love to handle the New York Giants.

    Thanks

    • Witlon

      Thanks for the interest.

      I’m looking in to the problem as we speak and I’ll get back to you shortly.

    • Witlon

      Jesse,

      Common names on the site are marked as spam. Please try something less common and one of the admins can change it afterwards.

      Thanks.

  • Jason

    Hey Andrew, I went ahead and registered on the site but do we need to sign up on a specific thread? Id like the packers if they are available.

    • Witlon

      Feel free to throw an introduction out in the ’15 GML discussion thread, if you wish. More information on the timeline will be posted this weekend.

      • Nick

        Where do we go to join? I didn’t see a place to register on the link that was posted

  • Nick

    Where and how do we join?

  • Mike Hermanson

    I’d love to take the Bears. I’ve registered with the forum, but when will this officially start?

    • Witlon

      Thanks, Mike.

      We’re setting up the thread to pick teams next week, likely Wednesday or Thursday.

    • Jim who is too lazy to sign in

      Mike, we’re in the process of assigning teams now. I have you penciled in as the Bears, is that still a go?

      • Mike Hermanson

        Yes sir

      • David J. Kubik

        Are you serious Jim? I already attempted to claim Da Bears!! #NFLRA

        In order to play nice, I can take some other team – maybe the Raiders?

        • Jim who is too lazy to sign in

          I just re-used last years thread, because, as noted, I’m lazy. Nothing’s assigned yet!

  • Luke Watson-Sharer

    How do i join as the colts

  • Luke Watson-Sharer

    I made an account can you past a forum link to see which one it’s so i can join as the colts

    • Luke Watson-Sharer

      also it said you’ll setup a thread another day so will i be emailed?

  • Michael Schuttke

    Greetings! I am interested in joining (49ers would be my preferred choice) but I keep getting an eror message when attempting to register that tells me I am picking the “wrong team” in the drop down menu for favorite teams (I’ve picked between Brewers and undecided). Advice? Thanks!

    • Jim who is too lazy to sign in

      most bizarre. We’ll look into it, but I’d suggest trying another browser first (if you didn’t already). I’ve only seen that error pop up with “favourite sport” if you don’t use baseball.

  • Troy Chapman

    Jim I joined the forum and listed my preference on teams.

  • David J. Kubik

    I joined this last year, and it is a great experience. It helps test your knowledge of the NFL, and gets you ready for the draft. And it is just an overall fun time.

  • Jamie Parry

    Which particular forum do we need to state our preference on teams?