Madden Invite System Down

Apparently the latest Madden update, while adding fantastic new banners that highlight every user action in the entire game – so 15 things per snap – that everybody just loves, it has also knocked out the invite system.

You’ve probably noticed every time when you send invites it just claims the servers are down after a minute or two.

There is a solution: have both players go to start the game from the franchise screen at the same time, which will put you both in the lobby without invites.

That should fix the issue.

Preseason 37 Schedule & FA Draft

Preseason Schedule is as follows:

  • Advance to Pre-Week 2: 11:59 PM Eastern Thursday 01/26
  • Advance to Pre-Week 3: 8 PM Eastern Friday 01/27
  • Advance to Pre-Week 4: 10 PM Eastern Friday 01/27
  • Advance to Regular Season: 11:59 PM Eastern Friday 01/27

Do not sign ANY FA on Thursday unless you select them in the FA draft. Make sure to cut down your roster to 63 (53 plus 10 practice squad players) by Friday night.

If you have roster minimums you need to fill contact an admin and they will supply you with a really bad player from FA (no handouts, so don’t think just because you don’t have a punter you get the best in FA).

FA Draft order will snake and first round is in the rookie draft order (before trades). I will start skipping people (quickly) at 9 PM Eastern on Thursday. Send in lists if you will not be around. I will not be picking players for anybody or waiting around tomorrow night.

FA Draft Order:

  1. Texans (Zou) – MLB James Arenas
  2. Dolphins (Red) – LE Jaren Baggs
  3. Eagles (Phenom) – RE Tamarcus Beckett
  4. Bears (Cass) – WR Dillard Dubose
  5. Ravens (Bize) – OLB Brian Orakpo
  6. Giants (Bust) – CB Davon House
  7. Chiefs (Wayne) – PASS
  8. 49ers (AZ) – RG Aaron Doss
  9. Redwoods (Philly) – RE Kedrick Hatchette
  10. Packers (HBP) – CB Dontrell Myles
  11. Falcons (ed) – WR Malcolm Traylor
  12. Vikings (Yerms) – FS Keeston Myers
  13. Buccaneers (Fick) – WR Angelo Chism
  14. Colts (Lone) – SKIP
  15. Rams (Ashton) – SKIP
  16. Panthers (baracka) – SKIP
  17. Bengals (Foof) – ROLB Thomas Davis
  18. Jaguars (Scroty) – TE Jahred Guyton
  19. Patriots (Keith) – SKIP
  20. Broncos (War) – QB Kevin Hogan
  21. Titans (Bolivian) – CB Brandon Lumpkin
  22. Cardinals (KBlazer) – DT Calvin Hertelou
  23. Saints (JayPsy) – SKIP
  24. Raiders (Rain) – CB Isikeli Griffith
  25. Redskins (Lyfe) – SKIP
  26. Lions (Urbs) – SKIP
  27. Jets (Kami) – CB Deshun Nielsen
  28. Steelers (Violent) – FS Kareem Levine
  29. Browns (Camp) – RG Gary Lodish
  30. Cowboys (Yao) – FB Lamard Carlyle
  31. Seahawks (Hof) – SKIP
  32. Bills (Hell) – TE Willie Wake
  33. Bills (Hell) – CB Trevor Cloud
  34. Cowboys (Yao) – CB Keevon Staley
  35. Browns (Camp) – MLB C.J. Mayberry
  36. Steelers (Violent) – WR Jejwuane Tripp
  37. Jets (Kami) – SS Sharrif Mcnary
  38. Raiders (Rain) – CB Shakim Kirby
  39. Cardinals (KBlazer) – DT Connor Wujciak
  40. Titans (Bolivian) – LE Israel Haskins
  41. Broncos (War) – TE Philip Leeuwenburg
  42. Jaguars (Scroty) – DT Daron Stringer
  43. Bengals (Foof) – K Luke Pittock
  44. Vikings (Yerms) – WR Reuben Randle
  45. Falcons (Ed) – RE Nate Byrum
  46. 49ers (AZ) – LT Corey Schlesinger
  47. Bears (Cass) – FS Raysean Benford
  48. Dolphins (Red) – DT Tarquin Benwikere
  49. Texans (Zou) – RE Davonte Forrest
  50. Texans (Zou) – SS Dejuan Winborn
  51. Dolphins (Red) – ROLB Terrell Stringer
  52. Bears (Cass) – DT Darius Philon
  53. 49ers (AZ) – HB Darius Jackson
  54. Falcons (Ed) – MLB Deandre Byrd
  55. Vikings (Yerms) – WR Wayne St. Claire
  56. Bengals (Foof) – DE Robert Ayers Jr.
  57. Broncos (War) – CB O.C. Newson
  58. Titans (Bolivian) – QB Eli Manning
  59. Cardinals (KBlazer) – QB Geno Smith
  60. Raiders (Rain) – WR Roman Enunwa
  61. Jets (Kami) – LOLB Nick Albury
  62. Browns (Camp) – QB Barry Kinder
  63. Browns (Camp) – FB Jason Amos
  64. Jets (Kami) – ROLB Duncan Trout
  65. Titans (Bolivian) – SS Michael Burrough
  66. Broncos (War) – LE Sherrod Bannister
  67. Bengals (Foof) – CB Ferdinand Drummond
  68. Vikings (Yerms) – K Andrew Franks
  69. 49ers (AZ) – ROLB Daren Bates
  70. Texans (Zou) – WR Deonte Egboh
  71. Texans (Zou) – WR Rashaud Grice
  72. Vikings (Yerms) – FB Leroy Latimer
  73. Broncos (War) – WR Nate Cartwright
  74. Jets (Kami) – LOLB Josh Amaya

EOTP Offseason 36 Schedule

Congrats to Hellcat on his 40-21 EOTP Bowl 36 victory over Hofmeister!

We’ll be following the below schedule for the offseason. I will be posting a calendar event in GroupMe for the draft (and every other event) — I expect everybody to RSVP to it if they plan to make the draft so we know who will and won’t be there.


We will be advancing past re-signs Monday (01/23) night at 11:59 PM Eastern.


There are three advances in FA and they’re a little different from past Maddens. I have now seen plenty of high overall players signing during the first advance, so make sure to get bids in early this year.

All listed advances are within 15 minutes of the posted time to avoid blatant sniping.

  • First Advance: Tuesday (01/24) 8 PM Eastern
  • Second Advance: Tues. 10 PM Eastern
  • Third Advance: Tues. 11:59 PM Eastern


The NFL Draft will be held at 9:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday Jan. 25.

The first round I will be giving people 5 minutes per pick if they want it to negotiate trades. If you want to pick quicker feel free. Each round after that I will skip people who either A) did not show for their first round pick or B) did not RSVP for the draft and are not active in the chat at the time. Rounds 2-7 will proceed at normal pick clock.

Season 36 Playoffs

Well, it’s that time of the season. For anybody not in the playoffs, you may not make any transactions until the offseason. Your team will automatically sign your practice squad players…and that’s fine.

Let’s get these playoffs taken care of quickly (for once). Good luck everybody!

EDIT: Since this apparently needs to be spelled out, there are good reasons for not allowing cuts in the offseason (more players deleted/retire when advancing, players incorrectly aging twice, etc.) so please do not cut players.