Action Summer Football League (PASFL)
The Paydirt "Action" Summer Football League (PASFL) is a computer
football league that uses Action! PC Football (APCFB) by DKS to play
all of its games. Teams will play home games in the current home
stadium with each stadium having a 3 pt home field advantage. No home
field advantage will be awarded for the Super Bowl
Rosters/ Salary Cap
You may have no less and no more than 52 active players at the
beginning of the season prior to injuries. In addition to that, you
may designate 2 taxi/practice squad players who will not be eligible
to play during the season and will not count toward your salary. If
you have a player or players designated on the taxi/practice squad
then your team could expand to 54. The current salary cap is
* Taxi Squad - Each team may have up to two players on an inactive
taxi squad. To be eligible, the player must have played in 5 or less
regular season NFL games. Once a player is named to the taxi squad, he
cannot be used the entire season, nor traded. Their salary becomes
zero and marked inactive.
Note: Taxi Squad designation will not be available for Season 1.
Teams must be at the 54/52 player limit, usage limits and salary cap
by the end of the Drops deadline and a team may not conduct any trade
until the team is at or below the salary cap. Drops are allowed
during a trade to make this possible as well. Teams must also be at
the cap/54/52 limit before the FA/Rookie draft takes place in order to
participate in the draft. Teams must also have available cap space to
fill out their roster with at least 350K players during the FA/Rookie
Draft and Legal Roster drop/add process.
NOTE: It is possible for a team to fulfill the above mandates and
still not be in compliance. That team must be in complete compliance
prior to the start of the regular season or the league will intervene
and amend. For example, a team might have 52 active players on their
roster, be below the salary cap, and be within use limitations but
might not have fulfilled all the minimum positional mandates such the
league requirement of 8 Dbs, 4 corner-backs, and 3 safeties. Each team
must meet league mandates before the start of the regular season.
OFFENSE: Minimum/Maximum Limits
Players rated at multiple positions as in G/T ILB/OLB ETC. count
toward all positions for which they are rated.
Quarterbacks 2 minimum - No more than 2 QBís with more than 300 pass
attempts with a minimum of 400 combined pass attempts per team. No
team may have more than 3 QBís on their roster.
Running Backs 3 minimum - No more than 2 RBís with more than 200 rush
attempts with a minimum of 300 combined rush attempts per team.
RB/HB/TE/WR 6 minimum (HB/TE/WR) - No more than 3 RB/HB/TE/WR with
more than 80 pass receptions with a minimum of 300 combined pass
Offensive Line Minimum of 8 overall with below position minimums
within line... Centers: 2, Guards, Tackles: 3 each
DEFENSE/Special Teams Minimum players at position
DT, DE: 3 each
Linebackers: ILB: 2 OLB: 4
DBs (minimum of 8 DBs total in any combo with at least CB:4 S:3)
Kicking: Minimum of 2 overall with below position minimums
K: 1 (maximum 2*) - P: 1 (maximum 2*)
* No team can have 2 kickers or 2 punters on their roster with a
durability rating of 10.
Must be inactive for the entire season. May not have more than 2
taxi/training camp players. An uncarded player is designated and
treated as a taxi player and all taxi player rules apply.
This rule will not apply to Season1 .
Using the League Email group
firstname.lastname@example.org Avoid using the group for personal emails such as
working out a trade detail with another team. You may use it to
announce players up for trade.
SIGNING A FA DURING THE SEASON
FAs may be signed during the season if injuries or trades leave you
unable to properly field the needed players for a game at a specific
position. If that is the case you may claim a FA player from the FA
pool. If the FA addition takes you over the 54/52 roster or salary cap
limit you must drop a player to stay legal. This dropped player will
not be returned to your roster. Any free agent signed after the week
one file is released will be labeled as a ďFree Agent Signed
In-SeasonĒ and will have an FAI designation on the league file. All
FAI designated players MUST be returned to the free agent pool at the
conclusion of the regular season, therefore, no FAI players will be
eligible for the post-season.
Trading is allowed in the PASFL with the following restrictions.
A) The trade deadline is Week # 4. This means the time period up and
until all week 4 games are played but before the week 5 file is issued
during the regular season. No trades may be made after the Week # 5
file has been sent out.
B) No draft picks beyond the next draft may be traded. You may begin
trading the following years draft's picks when the current year's
draft has officially concluded.
C) Any proposed trade can be rejected by the commissioner if he feels
the trade was not done in good faith. Any player traded by a team may
not be re-acquired until a full season has passed. Teams can submit an
explanation as to why they feel a rejected trade makes sense. A
decision to reject may be reversed if the commissioner feels the
explanation reveals a valid reason for reversal.
D) All trades must be finalized in the "Finalized trade forum" so we
can keep track of all trade info. One team involved in the trade must
post in that forum with the exact details of the trade. The other team
must confirm the trade in that trade's forum post. No trade will take
effect until both parties have agreed. Do not send your trades via the
league group email.
If the trade takes you below 54/52 or league position minimums, you
may sign one from the FA list however, this added FA will also have
the FAI designation, must keep the team below the salary cap, and he
will be cut at the end of the regular season.
A) The 3 division winners, plus the 3 non division winners with the
best records (the Wild Cards) in each conference will qualify for the
playoffs. Teams will be seeded 1-6 and will be bracketed using the
method that the NFL currently uses. The higher seeded team for each
playoff game will be at home and will get the HFA except for the Super
Bowl. The Super Bowl will be played at a neutral site and the HFA will
be turned off.
B) All stats will be carried over into the post season. Instead of
getting a clean "fatigue" slate for the playoffs, a 10% increase in
season fatigue would be added for each additional round of the
playoffs. Playoff games will be added on to the schedule instead of
using the playoff brackets.
ANNUAL ROOKIE/FA DRAFT
The rookie/FA draft will vary in length depending on how many players
each team protected. The available players will be any available from
the APCFB game.
The maximum amount of players each team may protect before the draft
begins will be 30 players, however, each team may protect fewer than
If a player is not included in the game for this season, you may not
Once the draft begins, all trading (including draft picks) is frozen.
The trade deadline usually takes place a few days before the draft so
preparations can be made.
A) The PASFL week starts on Tuesday and ends the following Tuesday at
11 PM ET.
B) The home team is designated the "host" and has the "right" to host
the game. If for some reason the home team does want not to, or cannot
host the game, the visiting team may host. The team that ends up
hosting the game is responsible for sending the commissioner the game
file on time.
C) Both teams are responsible for contacting, scheduling, and playing
their game with their opponent each week by the deadline.
D) To prove you have made an attempt to schedule your game you should
use the "Game scheduling forum" or cc the commissioner.
E) This is a head-to-head league but there are circumstances when guys
will be unable to play their game a particular week. Please let your
opponent know ASAP if you will not be able to play them head-to-head
in a particular week. (Failure to do so more than twice per season is
reason for dismissal).
F) A substitute coach may be used if you are unable to coach your game
a particular week. If you plan on using a substitute coach please
clear it with your opponent and commissioner beforehand. Only other
members of the PASFL may be used as substitute coaches. Please use
this rule sparingly.
G) While an occasional occurrence of "not being able to play" will be
accepted, absentee ownership will not.
Any team that makes a "practice" of not playing their games head to
head will be subject to removal from the league by the commissioner.
No owner will be removed from the league for this reason without a
written warning first. Emergencies come up and certain situations
arise that are beyond our control. That's not what this is referring
All PASFL teams will play a 16 game (8 at home & 8 on the road)
regular season schedule. Teams will play all other teams in their own
division twice (once at home and once on the road). The schedule will
be determined by the commissioner but will try to use a schedule
similar to an NFL schedule format. The PASFL is a Summer league
playing from June until October.
GAME PLAYING PROCEDURES
A) Each team must play at least 12 games in a year Head to head AND
meet the requirements of contacting fellow owners for games or they
will be removed from the league.
B) The accepted way of scheduling your game each week is via the
league's Game Scheduling Forum. This way the Commissioner can clearly
see who is properly scheduling their games or not in case of dispute.
He can also foresee a problem before it becomes an issue and has to
issue a simmed game. The home team is responsible for posting first
and must post by no later than Thursday at 6PM ET of each week giving
a variety of times when you can play the games, although you can and
are encouraged to post sooner. Each visiting team must reply to the
home team's forum post and either choose one of those times or
announce he cannot meet any of those times and make new suggestions by
Friday. All Games must be completed and reported to the Commissioner
before Tuesday at 11PM ET. (Exception to the forum scheduling is if
you cannot gain access to the forums for some reason. In that case,
you must privately email your opponent with a CC to the Commissioner).
C) Please DO NOT use the league group email to schedule games or chat
with another owner. Keep those e-mails private.
In cases where a transaction is caught in time to reverse, the
transaction that caused the infraction is reversed and offending
player loses his "latest" round pick in the upcoming draft. *(if your
latest pick has been traded, the next to latest will be forfeited). If
reversing the deal harms the unoffending party because of other trades
conducted based on this one, the carded player is suspended for the
season and counts toward the team's salary cap and 54/52 limits and
loss of latest draft* pick in upcoming rookie draft. The suspended
player is also frozen on the roster and may not be traded or released
until after the season is completed.
SALARY CAP INFRACTIONS
If a team is over the salary cap due to a trade the team must make
drops as part of a trade. The team must also remain in the 54/52
limit and all other roster limits. FAs can be signed after a trade if
trade places them under the 54/52 limit. All FA signings will have
the FAI designation and will be dropped at the end of the regular
The responsibility for making a legal trade is on the shoulders of the
Any rule that is not 100% clear may be amended by the Commissioner to
better reflect the intent of the rule.
The Commissioner may add a new rule at anytime if the rule is truly
needed but will only happen occasionally.
New rules suggested by team owners can be written and emailed to the
commissioner for consideration.
There is NOT a Rules Committee. If you do not like the rules, this
league may not be for you. However, the commissioner will try to make
owners happy and listen to suggestions.
For Year one draft
Each team will protect 12 players from their NFL roster. Two of those
12 protected must be a Special team player (K, P, ST, LS, PR, or KR)
We will then draft 20 rounds with the team with the least amount of
salary from the initial 12 players drafting first and the team with
the highest initial salary drafting last. If there is a tie, the team
with the highest salaried player will draft 2nd. The draft will be
done by email with one round per day.
After everyone is at 32 players we will draft the next 10 players
using a draft list similar to this example. Everyone will send in
their list and the commissioner will do the draft in one day.
After those 10 rounds are completed, we will be at 42 players and a
new file will be sent out.
A few days later, we will do the final 10-12 picks using another draft
list sent in with the new picks.
After the draft is concluded, there will be a few weeks for trades and
for drop add/s to make your roster legal.
We will send out another file for everyone to double check their
The week one file will be sent out to begin the season.