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Old 09-16-2012, 10:48 AM
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Some of the news/rumors coming out of league meetings are as follows:

1) There will be a 2013 IFL Season

2) The Cheyenne Warriors will be joining the league from the APFL.

3) Charlotte (PIFL), Everett (fold), Lehigh Valley (PIFL), New Meixco (LSFL), Reading (fold), and Wichita (CPIFL) will all be leaving the IFL.

4) Omaha and Bloomington are still looking at ownership opportunities as well as league opportunities and are both on the fence of coming back.

5) The league will be split into two divisions, with the divisions yet to be decided because of Omaha and Bloomington on the edge. Expected divisions would be:
West- Allen, Cheyenne, Colorado, Tri-Cities, and Wyoming.
East- Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Green Bay, Nebraska, and Sioux Falls.

Obviously these would change if Omaha and Bloomington stay in for the 2013 season. I would assume that both teams would actually go into the East if both joined with Nebraska probably bumping over to the West. If only one joins then Nebraska could be in either division.

From this I would assume either 2 or 3 teams per division would make the playoffs (may depend on total teams in the league).



Any body hearing anything else out there about the league happenings or rulings from the meetings?

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:16 PM
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Sad that there are only 10 teams now. Was hoping for something exciting being announced. Also bummed out no Quad City team. Although it is nice to see another team out west. Hope this isn't the end/final season of the IFL.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:40 AM
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I have a feeling that Cheyenne will make the debacles in OKC and New Mexico look like solid franchises. If the CPIFL is successful at all, the IFL is dead after the 2013 season. Omaha and Grand Island will likely jump over there to keep travel costs down(potentially Colorado if the league lets them in), the rest of the league will fold up shop. I sense a NIFL 2005 type season.

I have however heard that Omaha's new ownership has been found, that they will be able to use the new arena in Ralston, and things are starting to look up a bit in Beefville.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:44 AM
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Wyoming/Cheyenne might become a fierce rivalry!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:50 AM
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I have a feeling that Cheyenne will make the debacles in OKC and New Mexico look like solid franchises. If the CPIFL is successful at all, the IFL is dead after the 2013 season. Omaha and Grand Island will likely jump over there to keep travel costs down(potentially Colorado if the league lets them in), the rest of the league will fold up shop. I sense a NIFL 2005 type season.

I have however heard that Omaha's new ownership has been found, that they will be able to use the new arena in Ralston, and things are starting to look up a bit in Beefville.
Yeah, it kinda' baffled me also that the IFL would take Cheyenne, much less ANY team from the "weaker" APFL.

Sounds like the IFL is super-desperate to me!!

Also, I'm really surprised that Nebraska & Omaha isn't jumping ship NOW instead of next year.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:42 AM
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I have a feeling that Cheyenne will make the debacles in OKC and New Mexico look like solid franchises. If the CPIFL is successful at all, the IFL is dead after the 2013 season. Omaha and Grand Island will likely jump over there to keep travel costs down(potentially Colorado if the league lets them in), the rest of the league will fold up shop. I sense a NIFL 2005 type season.

I have however heard that Omaha's new ownership has been found, that they will be able to use the new arena in Ralston, and things are starting to look up a bit in Beefville.
I am hopeful that the league is finally to a point where a core group has developed and they have created an identity. The nationwide thing did not work, maybe they have realized that and are focusing on the midwest tot west. Remember the UIF was only 8 teams and we all refer back to that as the best league ever.. You are all giving Bob Scott a little to much credit. If Sioux Falls dropped to a league like that we would all notice the quality drop. They took Wichita which was a huge problem child and have some very iffy teams a long with them.

I will put my money on this is the year that the IFL came together and developed a core group and will build strategically in the future..
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:38 PM
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That's just it, the CPIFL will never let Sioux Falls in. Not without an entire new roster, coaching staff and ownership.

Given Bain at Commish I'm not sure how/if Nebraska and McCoy would be allowed either. Bob's plan is to show every one that he can still draw 5000 a game putting out APFL quality talent (cheap, local, ~$100 a game and no housing) , the rest of the teams can too.

I hope you're right about the core, the problem is that the core is spread out still. We refer to the UIF "golden days" when the longest road trip was 10 hours (from Sioux Falls)

Tri-Cities is way, WAY out on an island and will be hemorrhaging cash this season in travel costs alone. The questions about the IFL's long term viability certainly still linger.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:10 PM
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They took Wichita which was a huge problem child ..
I'm not sure where you get that. They are one of the more solvent franchises in all of indoor football. The owner built his own arena. They do decent box office. While they drop a level in play with the move out, they get a little more say in how things are run and do a little better in travel.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:45 PM
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I'm not sure where you get that. They are one of the more solvent franchises in all of indoor football. The owner built his own arena. They do decent box office. While they drop a level in play with the move out, they get a little more say in how things are run and do a little better in travel.
They were one of the complainants with the Storm and their overpayment of players. So, a "problem child" in the eyes of the Storm.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:54 PM
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I'm not sure where you get that. They are one of the more solvent franchises in all of indoor football. The owner built his own arena. They do decent box office. While they drop a level in play with the move out, they get a little more say in how things are run and do a little better in travel.
I don't disagree with more say on how things are run and better travel. But that has zero to do with why their attendance has dropped from 4K plus per game to 1000 over the past few years.. Wichita can point to the Storm or the IFL all he wants but dropping the quality of your product is not going to put butts in the seats
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