I thought I should give you an update on what is going on with football. It turns out that our stat provider does not provide complete live stats or box scores for football during the preseason. I guess the demand for such services is low, although we wanted it for our version of Fantasy Football. As such, we can't run our contests during the preseason as we had planned on doing. Pro Football will launch Sunday September 9th on FSL.
Yeah, that sucks! So to make it up to you, I will at least reveal our scoring system for football. We call it the "Decimal" scoring system, and it is designed to count every yard vs. rounding down as all other scoring systems do. It is also designed to have the maximum impact on the live contest scoring by making nearly every play, a change to the contest standings. As a side effect it will eliminate 9 out of 10 ties, while allowing us to do some other interesting things with football scoring.
One last note is that we also simplified a few things to allow us to close contests with the first box score. With football the final "official" box score is not released until Tuesday. I guess so they can debate certain plays at depth using video replays. We really do not want to wait until Tuesday to pay Sunday's winners so we have eliminated a few types of scoring for the defense that are not always resolved immediately after the game. We will use our standard rule that the first official box score received counts, and later adjustments to the box score are not considered. Also we only score what is in the box score, so all subjectivity of scoring is removed.
Pro Football 9-Player Team
TD (Run, Receive, or Pass) = 6 pts
2 pt conversion (Run, Receive, or Pass) = 2 pts
1 yard rushing = 0.1 pt
1 yard receiving = 0.1 pt
5 yards passing = 0.2 pt (rounded to nearest 0.1 pt)
Fumble Lost= -2 pt
Interception Thrown = -2 pt
Made FG 0-29 yd = 2.5 pt
Made FG 30-39 yd = 3.5 pt
Made FG 40-49 yd = 4.5 pt
Made FG 50+ yd = 5.5 pt
Missed FG = -2 pt
Made Extra Point = 1 pt
When Game Starts = 12 pt
Each point scored by opponent = -0.5 pt
Sack = 1 pt
Fumble Recovery = 2 pt
Interception = 2 pt
Safety = 4 pt
Edit: A couple small changes to the scoring system are shown in blue based on feedback from user's. Also registration for Sunday September 9th contests will begin on September 4th.