I've been thinking about this for a while. What if some of the coaches who were most confident in their abilities and willingness to adapt got together and formed a bit of a more "challenging" conference.
I think this would be best suited for D2 or D3, and I also think that everyone in the same conference would be fun.
Every team has some sort of special caveat (done randomly, perhaps) that is supposed to be near even (note: it's not going to be perfect, we'd have to do our best to agree on everything).
Examples of caveats:
Can only recruit from one designated state.
Can only recruit foreign born players.
Can only recruit SGs.
Can only recruit SFs.
Can only recruit PFs.
Must have all starters average over 35 minutes per game.
Must shoot ZERO three-pointers (obviously last minute heaves can't count against).
Must recruit only players below a 5 durability (this number is negotiable, but I think it should probably be 3 or 5).
Must recruit only players with Work Ethic below 10.
Players all must be defined as "head cases."
Anyone think this would be fun? I think we'd need to get a pretty full conference for it to be interesting/fun or for us to find any info out about the game itself. I think a 2 game a day world would be best for something like this, I have teams currently that I don't want to leave in all 2 game a day worlds, but I could start a second ID to do it.
Also, if you want to contribute any special circumstances of your own that might be interesting, or maybe rank the ones that I wrote down from easiest to hardest, go for it (I just made those up quickly, but some of them were the ones I was thinking about: for instance, what team would be more successful at D2, one with ONLY SGs or one with ONLY PFs?).