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Forum: SAL 12-27-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 10,564
Posted By Gene Duryea
Winchester might actually have a decent chance in...

Winchester might actually have a decent chance in something like the Frontier League ... If the Legends Stadium wasn't right in their back yard. Every location in that league is an easy road trip...
Forum: AFL 10-31-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,540
Posted By Gene Duryea
I'm going to go out on a strange limb and compare...

I'm going to go out on a strange limb and compare Inside Football to 1960s Science Fiction television. Butera has wound up being the Fred Freiberger of Arena Football.

Freiberger was the 3rd...
Forum: IFL 10-22-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,740
Posted By Gene Duryea
Talking Honestly Suge, I think you're falling prey...

Honestly Suge,

I think you're falling prey to the "Pie In The Sky By And By" mentality.

The AFL has already proven itself to be a money pit during two incarnations in less than 10 years. So...
Forum: IFL 10-21-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,740
Posted By Gene Duryea
I am about 60% expecting a repeat of the 2009 &...

I am about 60% expecting a repeat of the 2009 & 2010 situation ... Where Amarillo, Arkansas, Green Bay & Tri Cities Bolted from the restructuring AFL late in December and suddenly joined the IFL. ...
Forum: IFL 07-29-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,740
Posted By Gene Duryea
In my opinion ... The IFL has done a much better...

In my opinion ... The IFL has done a much better job of recognizing what the existing market for Inside Football is and then responding to it. Because of this, the league manages to play a fairly...
Forum: AtL 07-23-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,313
Posted By Gene Duryea
Should Atlantic League Recruit Rockland Boulders?

The Boulders are averaging better than 3,000 attendees per game. Their location is convenient to the ALPB. Their inclusion would make it very easy for the league to balance out Virginia Beach.
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Forum: UFL 10-28-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,101
Posted By Gene Duryea
With Green Bay holding the NFL franchise ... I...

With Green Bay holding the NFL franchise ... I think Milwaukee would be perfect for the UFL
Forum: AIF 09-14-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,614
Posted By Gene Duryea
If you actually look at how the IFL is set up ......

If you actually look at how the IFL is set up ... You'll see that Benizio is doing about as good a job as anyone could.

The AFL is a Federation. Its commissioner works under a charter and has a...
Forum: AIF 09-08-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,286
Posted By Gene Duryea
Piggybacking onto what Preeths said ... Let's...

Piggybacking onto what Preeths said ... Let's remember that a handful of the old af2 teams waited until the last minute to jump to the IFL instead of going to the newly formed af1 (now new AFL). A...
Forum: IFL 09-06-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 28,178
Posted By Gene Duryea
In many ways, you make a good argument. On...

In many ways, you make a good argument.

On the other hand ... In 2009, Austin was the solid number 2 team in the SIFL. In 2010, they struggled in the IFL.

That does point to the possibility...
Forum: AIF 09-05-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,614
Posted By Gene Duryea
As to what Jerry said. Agreed ... Agreed...

As to what Jerry said.

Agreed ... Agreed ... Agreed ... And Agreed.

The Chicago Slaughter have the potential to grow into a great team. They aren't there yet.

Richmond is a very good...
Forum: SIFL 09-05-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,799
Posted By Gene Duryea
If an organization like the SIFL goes to the...

If an organization like the SIFL goes to the trouble of publicly announcing that Group XYZ has been denied a membership in their league, this usually means that something like the following has...
Forum: AIF 09-04-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,614
Posted By Gene Duryea
The Mariner's Chilldren's dog's unborn puppies...

The Mariner's Chilldren's dog's unborn puppies could have beaten the Maniacs. Other teams in the IFL east would have been much more of a challenge and they would probably have had about a 50 / 50...
Forum: AIF 09-04-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,614
Posted By Gene Duryea
I'll agree with you on that one point. But...

I'll agree with you on that one point.

But they did make the playoffs their first year in this league. They won their first playoff game. They're getting very good press from the local...
Forum: AIF 09-04-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 46,614
Posted By Gene Duryea
I will make the case that the return of the Cats...

I will make the case that the return of the Cats doesn't necessarily mean the death of the wolves.

A lot of people were expecting the 2010 return of the AFL Chicago Rush to adversely impact the...
Forum: IFL 09-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,971
Posted By Gene Duryea
And they're doing their best to prevent a repeat...

And they're doing their best to prevent a repeat of what happened this past season with the Alaska Wild.
Forum: IFL 09-01-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,857
Posted By Gene Duryea
If I'm not mistaken, Yakima is one of the teams...

If I'm not mistaken, Yakima is one of the teams that is at least partly owned by AIFA investors. So while jumping to the IFL might be best for the location ... The ownership might be looking at...
Forum: IFL 08-31-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,971
Posted By Gene Duryea
If you find league switching tiresome ... That's...

If you find league switching tiresome ... That's how your personality is wired.

I personally find the realignment to intriguing. It's also a necessary part of filling the gap that was caused by...
Forum: IFL 08-31-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,971
Posted By Gene Duryea
- 1 - I firmly believe that snagging a quality...

- 1 -
I firmly believe that snagging a quality franchise from a rival league is a part of building. Why try to reinvent the wheel when there's a perfectly good one already there.

- 2 -
The IFL...
Forum: IFL 07-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,145
Posted By Gene Duryea
My business web site was down for 5 days last...

My business web site was down for 5 days last week because I paid the renewal fee 6 days before the cancellation date and they sat on it for 8 days.
Forum: IFL 07-02-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,356
Posted By Gene Duryea
I'd like to see Toledo get off the fence and...

I'd like to see Toledo get off the fence and announce that they're joining the IFL. Don't think they want to take a stab at putting that market into the new AFL and I'm pretty sure the fans don't...
Forum: AIF 06-28-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,782
Posted By Gene Duryea
Being a fan of the Chicago Slaughter, I can tell...

Being a fan of the Chicago Slaughter, I can tell you that they are sort of lucky enough to have the best of all worlds.

Sears Center in Hoffman Estates has reasonably low rent and inexpensive...
Forum: IFL 06-26-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,507
Posted By Gene Duryea
I was at the season ending game between the...

I was at the season ending game between the Blizzard and the Slaughter. At halftime, the Blizzard owner thanked everyone for supporting the team and providing a profitable season. And he promised...
Forum: IFL 01-07-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,903
Posted By Gene Duryea
SCORE 1 for JDE. (big silly grin)

SCORE 1 for JDE.

(big silly grin)
Forum: IFL 01-07-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,903
Posted By Gene Duryea
But the occasional sidetracking can be...

But the occasional sidetracking can be delightfully silly fun.
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