For those who might be interested - this was a pretty big thread a couple years ago!
Goal Line Blitz 2 has been released (we are nearing the end of season 1 right now). I played a crap load of GLB1 from season 1 thru about season 11 or 12.
I quit playing about two years ago because what had started out as a fun player based game - and turned into a coordinators game where the OC/DC and owner more or less told you how to build your players - and all you ever really got to do was do what you were told.
Well the new game (GLB2) is actually fairly similar to the early seasons of GLB1 (same programmers / owners / etc) - in the sense that the game is very player based. They've also done a better job on the sim - and 255-0 games no longer occur.
Beyond that - player creation is much better - with many more player build options and ways to build your player. And - I think anyone who signs up gets a free player - so it can be a free game or a 'pay' game - whichever you choose (usually only end up paying if you want more than 1 player; or want to own a team).
Also changed the player creation in that - if someone signed up in the next couple of days (before season 1 ends) and creates a player - they can choose to create "experienced" and they would have exactly as much exp as any player in the game (since this is season 1) - so you wouldn't even be behind. If you have other questions - ask them..I've been playing there ~3 weeks.
Link - (yes it is my referral link) - GOALLINEBLITZ2
Just want to add - any flex you had in GLB (I quit with ~38K) is automatically transferred to GLB2 - so any balance you had is still good!