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Forum: AFL 08-11-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,016
Posted By SWSAM
Stiffed the uniform vendor, stiffed the ice...

Stiffed the uniform vendor, stiffed the ice vendor, even stiffed the cleaning people.

With this sentiment from the local small business community, Butera is delusional to think that another team...
Forum: General Football 08-04-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By SWSAM
Not for nothing, but the University of Akron had...

Not for nothing, but the University of Akron had the worst per-game attendance in all the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2014.

http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/Attendance/2014.pdf
...
Forum: General Hockey 07-25-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,571
Posted By SWSAM
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks sold for $550...

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks sold for $550 million with a guaranteed $575 million buyback price if there's no arena deal done.

At least for the $550 million, you get an established...
Forum: General Hockey 07-23-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,571
Posted By SWSAM
If you add Las Vegas and Quebec City, an Eastern...

If you add Las Vegas and Quebec City, an Eastern Conference team is going to have to go back to the Western Conference. I'm very surprised only two applications were submitted. If you think about...
Forum: IFL 07-17-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,291
Posted By SWSAM
Just to clarify -- different cities. The...

Just to clarify -- different cities. The original Crush in the AFL played in the Pepsi Center and drew about 11,900 in its final season in 2008, before the entire league collapsed.

This current...
Forum: IFL 07-17-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,291
Posted By SWSAM
A little more background on the name change: ...

A little more background on the name change:

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/csu/football/2015/07/16/colorado-state-football-pros/30264407/

Here's the key part:

"The goal, co-owner...
Forum: IFL 07-15-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,291
Posted By SWSAM
Here's a photo of the redesigned helmet. ...

Here's a photo of the redesigned helmet.

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/2015/07/15/colorado-crush-indoor-football/30212499/

(Orange) Crush had been associated with the Broncos defenses...
Forum: AFL 07-14-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,130
Posted By SWSAM
No coverage at all on this in Las Vegas. The...

No coverage at all on this in Las Vegas.

The Outlaws section of the Review-Journal online last posted an article over a month ago.
Forum: PIFL 07-04-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,480
Posted By SWSAM
I put the word "purported" in my original...

I put the word "purported" in my original response for a reason - part of the USFL folklore was that the original Gold owner was able to get out after the first season and sell for more than what he...
Forum: PIFL 07-03-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,480
Posted By SWSAM
Here's some background on it. ...

Here's some background on it.

http://usfl.info/spedding.html

http://usfl.info/blanding.html

Tampa never sold to another ownership group, and Trump bought into part - not all - of the...
Forum: PIFL 07-02-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,480
Posted By SWSAM
Comparing a low-level indoor football team with...

Comparing a low-level indoor football team with an OHL franchise (which did go Ch. 11 this year) or a AA baseball team is comparing apples and bowling balls.

The Eastern League has been in...
Forum: CFL 06-12-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,933
Posted By SWSAM
Which always cracks me up. It's 2015...who uses...

Which always cracks me up. It's 2015...who uses tape?
Forum: General Football 06-12-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,194
Posted By SWSAM
That's good to see that concerts are doing well...

That's good to see that concerts are doing well at the Sprint Center; if memory serves me right, the cost on that was round $250 million. Here in Las Vegas, AEG is involved in an arena project as...
Forum: General Football 06-10-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,194
Posted By SWSAM
Thanks for the background -- looks like Omaha got...

Thanks for the background -- looks like Omaha got left holding the bag on that monster, $130 million essentially to be used for two weeks in June. On the other hand, it does look like the CWS brings...
Forum: General Football 06-10-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,194
Posted By SWSAM
Certainly an MiLB wouldn't be home every weekend....

Certainly an MiLB wouldn't be home every weekend. Depending on the league, the travel dates vary somewhat, but it does generally follow a week at home, week on the road pattern. If you get...
Forum: General Football 06-09-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,194
Posted By SWSAM
Particularly with these spring/summer oriented...

Particularly with these spring/summer oriented leagues, I'm not sure pursuing a AA/AAA baseball stadium is the best strategy, especially if there is a current affiliate in that stadium. Those...
Forum: AHL 06-03-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,382
Posted By SWSAM
Let's not forget the last season of the...

Let's not forget the last season of the franchise, where GM had the naming rights and the team was known as the Detroit Safari. Because that makes me want to go out and buy the dullest of minivans....
Forum: General Football 06-03-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,194
Posted By SWSAM
Sounds like their internet marketing consisted of...

Sounds like their internet marketing consisted of responding to an email from someone in Nigeria with $32 billion dollars waiting for them if they'd just send a wire for $187,000 cash.
Forum: NLL 06-03-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,388
Posted By SWSAM
Not an precise comparison, but the Gwinnett...

Not an precise comparison, but the Gwinnett Gladiators are averaging just over 5,100 fans in the same building; the Swarm averaged 8,700 fans this past season.

Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Forum: D-League 06-03-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,629
Posted By SWSAM
Off the top of my head, there are three arenas...

Off the top of my head, there are three arenas that share a D-League and minor league hockey team (excluding Oklahoma City, which had the Barons depart):

Des Moines - Energy/Wild (AHL)
Austin -...
Forum: D-League 05-28-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,629
Posted By SWSAM
Probably makes sense that Raleigh was a no-go. ...

Probably makes sense that Raleigh was a no-go. Between the Hurricanes and Duke/UNC/NC State basketball, that's some hefty competition in the market.
Forum: ABA 05-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,303
Posted By SWSAM
Also worth considering for the original ABA... ...

Also worth considering for the original ABA...

Through the first eight seasons of the league, only two franchises folded - the Pittsburgh Pipers/Minnesota Pipers/Pittsburgh Condors and Minnesota...
Forum: AFL 05-18-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,190
Posted By SWSAM
I live in Las Vegas, and honestly, his drunken...

I live in Las Vegas, and honestly, his drunken singing was probably the extent of the marketing.

Many people I talked to had no idea when the first game was until that bit aired on the local news.
Forum: IFL 05-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,855
Posted By SWSAM
No problem. I was looking more that MSP-OMA...

No problem. I was looking more that MSP-OMA diagonal and looking north and west. Fargo is maybe your only other 100K+ city in that vast area.

Sioux Falls hasn't many suburbs, but there are some...
Forum: D-League 05-17-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,629
Posted By SWSAM
The older Coliseum has had 3,000 seats removed...

The older Coliseum has had 3,000 seats removed and the playing floor sold off. Not sure if the Colonial Life Arena is an option (the University of South Carolina is the owner).
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