Dear IKL Owners,
Welcome to the fifth season of the IKL. Last season's win meant that the Baltimore Bulldogs won their fourth consecutive championship, firmly establishing themselves as the first great dynasty of the IKL era. However, the deep rookie class and significant FA movement this year gives the other 19 teams in the league a great chance to finally knock bulldog off his perch.
If any owners are not coming back this year, please PM me ASAP so I can get to work finding a replacement owner.
SUMMER TRADING IS OPEN
First off, trading is now open again (technically, it was open as soon as the finals ended, but hey)! Teams do not have to worry about the 12-man limit during the summer. Teams also have four picks (due to the agreed-on 8-man roster limits for this season) to trade. Any trades made must be followed up by PMs to me by both sides of the deal.
These were the rosters as of the last regular season game.
Please submit your 8-man protected lists by July 14 (PM me) so we can get the draft rolling ASAP.
If you are keeping more than 8 players, remind me to take your draft picks away. People who currently do not have a first round pick cannot retain more than 8 players.
NACOGDOCHES FLYING PIGS (Pig Nash)
FUNK SEOUL BROTHERS (frostwolf)
LAS VEGAS VENOM (Skaut_Ech)
GOBIAS ILLUSION (avoidingtheclowns)
REDBULL INTERNATIONALS (GO!!!!!)
CHINA GROVE CHIOODLES (SycamoreKen)
HOOPSTOWN HOOPSTERS (diamonddave00)
PHILADELPHIA CLOWN BABIES (LoneGranger33)
YOUNG TURKS (bellisimo)
UTRECHT LIONS (Mourning)
JEFFERSONVILLE TERRIERS (BSparkman)
ANDERSON PACKERS (iceman1)
INDY SPITTING COBRAS (Speed)
INDIANAPOLIS MAGIC RATS (MagicRat)
ENFIELD HOWLING FANTODS (SoupIsGood)
GRONINGEN GEEZERS (pacersgroningen)
BELFAST BANSHEE (Jose Slaughter)
DC DREAMERS (kuq_e_zi91)
EMERALD CITY TIPPLERS (zallen541)
BALTIMORE BULLDOGS (bulldog)
VOTE - DRAFT ORDER METHODOLOGY
An idea that came up during the season was changing the current way of ordering our drafts for next season. Currently, we simply do it in the reverse order of the final standings. However, we also have the option to change it to the NBA model, where the 12 playoff teams occupy the last 12 spots each round ordered by their regular season record, and the 8 non-playoff teams getting the top 8 spots, again ordered by their regular season records. Please vote in the attached poll, also by July 14. A simple majority for either option will make it official, though anyone with compelling arguments as to the opposite will be heard out too.
Looking forward to another great season! Thanks guys. Get your protected lists in ASAP!