While I may appear as a new face to those of you who read this, I am not new to following the league, as I used to follow one of the teams in this league from the start. I just happened to stumble across this message board, and feel this is a place where I could share my thoughts and opinions on the league, as opposed to the leagues message board, where criticism does not appear to be allowed.
I am not surprised at the major changes undertaken by this league, because as many of you have stated before, it is just how the minor league indoor football world seems to work.
I think one thing that may help stem all of these problems is for the leagues to quit being so expansion happy. Nobody cares if a league has eight teams for four or five years, so long as it is stable. After a period of stability, then perhaps the league could expand a small bit, get used to it for several years, then look to do it again.
The same thing goes for the 'TV deal' that is in place. Why does the league feel the need to do it? It failed once, and I see nothing that shows why this new deal will work again.
If this league has any chance of surviving, they need to go back to having a small number of teams in a region of the country, and focus on being stable with what they have, instead of looking to add more things to something that is not even ready to handle them.