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a1sports
01-08-2008, 06:59 PM
Straight from an owners mouth from the PBL owners conference call Monday.


1. The PBL will be paying for TV ads in the certain PBL cities

2. The PBL is sharing sponsor money with the 10 teams at the end of the season. SO far its $ 10,000 per team.

Not bad.

radiodavel
01-08-2008, 07:45 PM
like the song goes...it's gonna take a whole lot of spendin' money...

to much travel in this league, small crowds, no merchandise sales (for most teams), poor pr in some markets

there are some advantages to being a 1st year league, it's new and corporate people are always willing to try a new venture.

problem will be the teams (like Rochester) will have the financials to make it, several of the others will struggle (nothing new)...

time will tell

bdaly
01-08-2008, 08:53 PM
like the song goes...it's gonna take a whole lot of spendin' money...

to much travel in this league, small crowds, no merchandise sales (for most teams), poor pr in some markets

there are some advantages to being a 1st year league, it's new and corporate people are always willing to try a new venture.


True, but all they have to do is play all their games and do so without teams sputtering in an embarassing fashion to make them the most stable winter minor league right now. Then, it'll get easier, as they're then a known and proven quantity. You could say corporate people are willing to try a new venture, but many are unwilling to try something new and unproven.

Will they get through without issues? We'll see. Looking at the weaker teams, Quad City still seems to receive decent local coverage (and it's good to see their prompt web updates). Chicago has actually been the most prompt (albeit not terribly polished), and they apparently took players to Rockford in a limo. So there's some reason to believe the weaker teams at the gate are committed too.

But, as you said, time will tell. If they play all their games (and, yes, get the stats going), they'll be positioned pretty well moving forward.

Alumni96
01-08-2008, 09:06 PM
What is the deal with Dallas? Their website still is under construction. They've played a game and they still can't put a roster up on their site. Obviously some of that revenue sharing needs to be put into the Defenders website.

Does the league intend to have any internet radio coverage?
Also the League website has no rulebook or link to a rulebook so that new fans can check out what rules they use. Like say which 3 pt line they use. etc..

Please take this as the constructive criticism it is intended to be.

QC_Hawks_fan
01-13-2008, 05:02 PM
It clearly is a combination of the NBA rules and FIBA, they use the restricted area on offense, all fouls & violations are put into play on the sidelines and the use a quick inbound on violations by the offensive team and no basket interference, that one is fun, watching a guy slam dunk a ball that is on the rim while the other players just wait to see where it will bounce.

The product is very good, the level of play is professional.

The teams were, BOTH teams (Rockford & Quad Cities) on the floor after the game so fans could get pictures and autographs. You should see how these kids gleam being able to stand next to a 6'8" player for a photo.

I give credit to Tom McGinn for the two teams he has, " Keep up the good work. Get the word out a bit stronger in the QCA. I'll do my part."