D. Playoffs: Two division winners will be seeded #1 and #2 with best division winner
being seeded #1-- based on NFL tie-breaker-- and other being seeded #2.
 
The next best three teams based on NFL tie-breakers will be seeded in order
#3, #4, #5.
 
Before the playoffs begin, must create new directory called SALT 2002 Playoffs under salt2002 folder this folder there shall be a subdirectory for wildcard game, divisional game, and SALTBOWL game respectively.
 
Week 15 for purposes of NFL +2 season ending fatigue this is game 15
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#4 plays at home against #5. Regular season injuries and season fatigue will carry over. The game will be played as a League Game (not exhibition) with a) home-field advantage and fatigue, b) player stats in wildcard game do not get reset to zero BUT game is played with regular season stats in the wildcard folder. c) season length will be set to 15 weeks.
 
(This is called a Wild-Card Game.)
 
Week 16 for purposes of NFL +2 season ending fatigue this is game 16 or game 15 depending on whether a team is a 1,2, or 3 seed or whether a team is the wildcard game winner.
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Two Divisional games.
#1 plays at home against winner of week 15 game.
#2 plays at home against #3.
Regular season and week 15 injuries will carry over. This also means: for seeds #1,#2,#3 week 15 is a bye week for purposes of calculating injuries. The game will be played as a League Game (not exhibition) with a) home-field advantage and NFL + 2 season ending fatigue, b) all player stats reset to zero except for number of games played, c) season length will be set to 16 weeks.
 
(These are called Divisional Games.)
 
Week 17 or Week 18 depending on whether prior NFL season had a one week or two week bye before the superbowl. For purposes of NFL +2 season ending fatigue this is game 16 or 17 depending on whether the the team was orignially seeded 1,2, or 3 or seeded 4 or 5.
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The winners of the Divisional Games will square off in the SALT Bowl.
Regular season and playoff injuries will carry over. The game will be played as a League Game (not exhibition) with a) no home-field advantage but with NFL +2 season fatigue and c) for purposes of home vs. visitor highest seeded team will be home, d) all player stats reset to zero except for number of games played, e) season length will be set to 17 weeks.
 
The Salt Bowl shall be played in the NFL stadium where the Super Bowl is held in the corresponding NFL season which is being simulated. Playoffs may be played at a time mutually acceptable to the Owners entitled to entry, but shall be played within a reasonable period of time after the end of the regular season. Playoff games are to be played in a separate league playoff directly and are to be played as league games and a continuation of the regular season with individual computer player stats zeroed out manually. This way injury risk will be simulated based on actual injury chance for each player.

 
E. Stadiums- Each Owner taking possession of a new team shall make a one-time selection of the region of the United States in which he wishes to play in, and the Commissioner or his designee shall thereafter generate a stadium in that region with weather and surface being that of the NFL stadium selected but with nuetral advantage for home field. No two owners may select the same NFL stadium and all conflicts will be resolved based upon prior selection of the stadium or randomly if the stadium has not been previously selected.

 
F. Penalty Rating- All teams shall be given the same penalty rating which shall be as close to neutral as possible. In the current game system all penalty ratings shall be set to 3.

 
G. The Salt Bowl The salt bowl is the supreme objective of all Salt League Owners. Those who play in it shall be deemed happy. Those who do not seek always to bring their franchise closer to the salt bowl shall be salted and shall know no glory. The salt bowl is played on a neutral field. All Season Fatigue except for NFL +2 fatigue is negated for play in the salt bowl. Players injured for a period which includes the salt bowl shall be removed from play prior to the game. The salt bowl shall be played in league mode in the designated playoff directory to ensure the integrity of regular season statistics.

 
H. Act of God The current Official Game allows you to save games in progress by hitting the "X" key and selecting "Save Game" or by hitting F2 Key while on the play selection screen. The game also saves automatically at approximately 9 minutes left in each quarter. It is the responsibility of each coach to periodically save the game. If a game ends unexpectedly or a hardware or software problem occurs, or something happens outside of the control of the Owners playing the game, which the Owners agree "materially affects the outcome of the game" then the occurrence is deemed an Act of God and the game shall be replayed from the last save. In the event the Owners or coaches cannot agree, they shall preserve the game and appeal to the commissioner or his designee for a ruling on whether an Act of God has occurred.