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Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« on: March 04, 2022, 12:35:38 AM »

Greetings all, and welcome to the thread for the 2022 season for the Talossan Football Association!

What it is: The TFA is not a fantasy sports league, but rather a fictional sports league.

What do you do? The TFA uses a "scorinator" program to generate scores between sports teams or individual competitors in a variety of sports, often in a sort of worldbuilding context.

Why do you do it? The idea behind the TFA is that it's something that helps generate activity on Witt. People like having a little bit of bragging rights, a little light-hearted smack talk -- this is why each province is automatically granted a team. The idea is that checking in on the regular -- even just once a week to see if they can do a little Witter-cooler bragging -- is something that will help entice people to become regular visitors. It also happens to add a little "worldbuilding flavor" to our beloved nation.

How can I help? Well, like I said, this isn't a fantasy sports league. There's no real way to participate in that sense -- it's more like being the average sports fan. You can watch the games, but you probably don't have the ear of the GM or head coach of your favorite team.

However, at this point in time, you can help. I need a team for each province. Even better if there's both an English- and Talossan-language name for the team. Give me team colors, jersey designs, go nuts with it. But the most important thing is the name, I need that first.

I have some tentative, suggested names for each province:

Capitais d'Atatürk                   (Atatürk Capitals)
Aquilas da Beniuto                   (Benito Eagles)
Canards da Cézembre                  (Cézembre Canards)
Republicans da Fiôvâ                 (Fiôvâ Republicans)
Pastours da Florencia                (Florencia Shepherds)
Soleiglhen da Maricopa               (Maricopa Suns)
Lachistaes da Maritiimi-Maxhestic    (Maritiimi-Maxhestic Lakers)
Rexhitais da Vuode                   (Vuode Royals)


There is nothing that says these should be final, but I figured if nothing else they should be a good springboard. (And feel free to correct my Talossan on these, I am but a novice.)

I'm also accepting teams from various organizations within Talossa. The Royal Talossan College of Arms, for example, or the Zouaves of the Royal Bodyguard. Heck, I'd totally accept Bureaucrats FC from the Civil Service :P (Actually, that would very much fit the Talossan way of doing things. Dangerous to run around playing football with your tongue in your cheek, though...)

I'd like to cap the number of teams at twelve. The idea is to split them into two even divisions, North and South, and then have a season starting April 10 where each Sunday, teams play. Two games against each division opponent (one home, one away), and one against each non-division opponent (split between home and away, alternating year after year). Throw a bye week or two in there, end the regular season in mid-August.

I can provide more information on request regarding the scorination process and the file I have written to simulate a game of Talossan football.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2022, 02:18:16 PM by Mic’haglh Autófil »
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2022, 01:05:03 PM »
Could us Cjovaní Ohio Benitians add a team? Cjovaní Squilats (Flying Squirrels)

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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2022, 03:48:14 PM »
Could us Cjovaní Ohio Benitians add a team? Cjovaní Squilats (Flying Squirrels)

Consider it done!
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 03:09:18 PM »
Bumping for visibility. Currently we're at ten teams, presuming I add one for Pengopats
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2022, 01:32:27 PM »
I think the link http://wiki.talossa.com/The_Talossan_Football_League_(TFL) needs to feature information found at https://talossa.com/culture/talossan-football-league/

We also need to know where the stadiums are - I have the one for Cézembre with the midfield point at https://w3w.co/hunks.alien.statehouse
That is called Canard Colosseum for the Canards da Cézembre team but perhaps that could be shared with the Bombers or the name could evolve to that.

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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2022, 02:17:02 PM »
I think the link http://wiki.talossa.com/The_Talossan_Football_League_(TFL) needs to feature information found at https://talossa.com/culture/talossan-football-league/

We also need to know where the stadiums are - I have the one for Cézembre with the midfield point at https://w3w.co/hunks.alien.statehouse
That is called Canard Colosseum for the Canards da Cézembre team but perhaps that could be shared with the Bombers or the name could evolve to that.


Ooh, I like Canards, we could go with that.
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2022, 02:43:16 PM »
I'm still trying to figure out the gambling thing in a way that won't get me busted by the FBI or MI5 or whatever. Maybe with cryptocurrency and prediction markets? Tough problem.
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2022, 03:14:29 PM »
I'm still trying to figure out the gambling thing in a way that won't get me busted by the FBI or MI5 or whatever. Maybe with cryptocurrency and prediction markets? Tough problem.

Personally, I think the only way it works is if you use Talossan currency, and even then...not sure it's worth the hassle.
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2022, 03:16:10 PM »
Maybe I should lean on my friends to join the country, then, so I'll have someone to drink / bet with.

But people bet on sports all the time where I live, so I'm not really sure why it's different. Maybe it's just region to region?
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2022, 03:23:24 PM »
Maybe I should lean on my friends to join the country, then, so I'll have someone to drink / bet with.



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But people bet on sports all the time where I live, so I'm not really sure why it's different. Maybe it's just region to region?
It may have something to do with the fact that one, Talossans come from all over, and gambling in one place may be less acceptable than gambling in others; and two, usually using communication infrastructure (like the internet) is seen as a bit more obvious of an infraction than, say, an informal betting pool with friends or coworkers (which are fun and I miss them).

Those would be my two big reasons for being hesitant, anyway.
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2022, 04:19:37 PM »
Maybe I should lean on my friends to join the country, then, so I'll have someone to drink / bet with.



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But people bet on sports all the time where I live, so I'm not really sure why it's different. Maybe it's just region to region?
It may have something to do with the fact that one, Talossans come from all over, and gambling in one place may be less acceptable than gambling in others; and two, usually using communication infrastructure (like the internet) is seen as a bit more obvious of an infraction than, say, an informal betting pool with friends or coworkers (which are fun and I miss them).

Those would be my two big reasons for being hesitant, anyway.
Those are both good points. Damn.

Well, I'll figure out some other way to support it, even if my dream of starting our country's first bookie business doesn't pan out.
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2022, 01:55:23 PM »
Bumping for visibility.

Also even if we can't gamble, I'll still drink with you, AD
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2022, 02:18:31 PM »
Don't try to console me after killing my dream of starting a Talossan Mafia supported by a sprawling gambling empire.
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2022, 02:32:25 PM »
Don't try to console me after killing my dream of starting a Talossan Mafia supported by a sprawling gambling empire.

Ah yes, Cosă Noastra  ;D
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Re: Aßociù da Futbol Talossan
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2022, 12:36:02 PM »
This is a public notice that I intend lo lock the participants in and generate a schedule this coming Sunday, April 3. Any teams that various organizations wish to enter, or any provincial teams that their corresponding residents wish to rename, please contact me before then.
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