This is a tough nut to crack.
The whole holiday setting, cocktails by the poolside, sun surf babes.
The monetary incentives of a pay-check for winning and losing don't work.
I was thinking there must be some kind of in-game way to coerce players to play hard like a playoff game, but I'm struggling for ideas there.
What I did come up with tho, which is tongue-in-cheek, but the more I think about it, it'd probably work tho it wouldn't go down well.
What you do is remove the winning/losing pay-check.
Instead, you have active advertized bounties/pay-for-performance....or Fantasy Football-like system.
Every QB hit = $5000
Every pass play the QB doesn't get hit = $5000 to each OLman
Every WR jacked-up over the middle = $5000
Every tackle, tackle for loss, every pass defensed, every sack, interception = $5000
Every blocked punt/FG, every TD = $5000
Every yard rushing/receiving/passing = $x
Thoughts? Suggestions? Criticisms?