Originally Posted by Jamie
So, now you are ripping the league for following its own rules?
Each team must submit its roster each week. Active players often change from week to week. If Daytona didn't update their roster, then played an inactive player, then that player was inelligible.
The punishment doesn't fit the crime -- being banned from the playoffs. It's pretty excessive which makes me wonder if the front office is using this as a smoke screen for losing yet another team ceasing operations before their season is over -- New Jersey, Lincoln, and now Daytona Beach. Did the sheriff repossess Daytona's uniforms and equipment this past week?
The team should get fined and/or at its worse forfeit just that game.
Post the link that says a team shall be banned from the playoffs for violating this rule for a mishap of using an inactive/active player. If you find one I'd be shocked, but that doesn't make the punishment fit the crime.
I also find it strange the Robert Bailey issue isn't a forefront issue on the Warbirds message board. That should be the leading topic being discussed over any type of discussion on Dayton being in the playoffs.
I get ripped for saying Dayton should not host the Wednesday night game, yet when the announcement is made Dayton is headed to Fayetteville, there isn't a single message posted made in protest. All of the messages are happy go lucky with 100% satisfaction. Didn't I just post a message earlier in the week and got ripped for it?
The Warbird message board is a joke. The only people who post there are front office folks, coaches, players, and significant lieutenants (for lack of a better word) in the boosters club like yourself. You guys are brainwashed into accepting each and every decision made by NIFL commissioner. Afraid to get kicked out of the NIFL/boosters club for dissenting the commissioner's decisions? Are you guys under severe pressure/retaliation to refrain from discussing the truth? Sounds like it to me.
Daytona Beach is fined for breaking the rule? Yes, I can accept that.
Forfeited game? Kind of excessive but that may be appropriate for repeated behavior.
Kicked out of the playoffs? Unbelievable and unacceptable, if in fact that is the real reason they won't be participating.