Thursday, 28 February 2013 19:37
Published inNOBA (OOTP)
In February of 2012, NOBA had one of the most fascinating inaugural seasons in OOTP 12. NOBA offered a fast paced five sim a week league that is realistic, competitively balanced, and immersed in transactions and activity. NOBA experienced simulation experiences that captivated GMs in and outside of the league. The wait list was long, the competition was fierce, the fingernails were chewed.
In 2013, the NOBA commissioner unexpectedly left the league leaving it to run without any direction or supervision. After lengthy conversations and requests for a capable commissioner, NOBA suffered the first ever OOTP online league lockout. GMs put their heads together in an attempt to rediscover the lore and greatness of NOBA and to find “that guy” to take it to the next level of online leagues. Insert Joe Colosimo.
Joe, an original NOBA GM, took over a once highly regarded league and reinvented NOBA, introducing OOTP online leaguers to NOBA 2.0. Along with Tony Cepparulo, Joe and the other managers recaptured the original NOBA greatness and then blazed a trail to uncharted territory in online leagues. With a diligent application process, a steady eye on transactions and activity, a constantly yammering group chat on AIM, and constant communication NOBA 2.0 has once again reached the upper echelon of OOTP online leagues.
Our general managers are a colorful mix of sarcasm, savvy, dazzling wit, creative trading, and constant out of the box thinking. This blend of gentleman is what keeps NOBA on the forefront of OOTP. They appreciate the thrill of savoring every moment of the league. Need assistance regarding the game? Fire off your question and wait for multiple answers from all angles. When Joe declares “sim time” on the group chat page on AIM you can almost hear the GM’s bounce with giddy anticipation. They respect the agony of going 2-5 and relish their victories with each sim. In NOBA, you earn the right to gleefully mock those you beat, and eat multiple slices of humble pie when your “The Trade of all Trades” goes awry. NOBA is all knowing.
Currently we are in the midst of the 2016 season where the standings reflect that only a few are out of the running. To give you an idea about the competitive balance in the league, the past four World Series Champions have been the San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, and Los Angeles Angels. We are in the final phase of having a brand new glistening web site where the functions are limitless. Want to post a column about how your team is flat out awesome? The forum is there for you to post away...and be replied to. NOBA is bowing up and the time to get in is now. There are a few open spots that will be filled shortly and the teams available are the defensive minded Tampa Bay Rays, prospect loaded Houston Astros, prospect loaded Toronto Blue Jays, and the rebuilding Oakland A’s.
It takes more than just a rapid simulation schedule though to thrive. What makes NOBA so special? Take a look for yourself
• Brand new website with chat room capabilities
• AIM Chat room where GM’s talk trade and trash
• Steady communication about what’s going on and coming up within NOBA
• All-Star and HOF voting
• A commissioner who is available, active, and adapts to what the league needs
• Complete GM Freedom. Flourish by YOUR abilities, struggle by YOUR mistakes.
• GM’s who will help a novice OOTP onliner get accustomed to how the league works.
• GM’s who will be active and offer assistance
• 90% export rate for each sim...that equates to constant activity
NOBA is the league for those who want to go head on into a challenge with a smile on their face. It’s fun when you’re in first place. It’s frustrating when your small market owner wont open up his wallet in January. It’s hair-pullingly infuriating when teams over pay for a player “because they can”. It’s painfully glorious when you come out of nowhere to earn the Wild Card in September, only to lose in the LCS. NOBA has everything for every GM. I’d tell you more but I have to get back to my team..the Yankees just outbid me on a 38 year old watermelon tossing free agent pitcher because they knew I needed one for my playoff push..damn you Evil Empire.
“National Online Baseball Association (NOBA) is a league that delivers fast results. At five sims per week, each progressing seven days, you’ll quickly discover how well or adverse your decisions have fared. Commissioner Joe Colosimo regularly communicates important in-game events, he is always available to listen to GMs’ concerns, and is continuously looking toward improving the league. In all of the leagues that I’ve been a part of, I highly recommend joining NOBA.” Kuruna (Padres GM)
"NOBA was the first online league I joined. All the GM's were very accepting and patient with my being a novice at this. Joe, the commissioner, was patient and very helpful in getting me up to speed. Now that I have a full season under my belt, I could not imagine being in a better or more enjoyable league. The GM's are entertaining, helpful, energetic, and most importantly quite active.The sims are fast paced, timely, and the commissioner does a great job of communicating all things NOBA to the league. No way I'm giving up my chair at this round table anytime soon." JJ Parker
OOTP online league rookie.