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by panchess
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: ABA
Topic: Is an ABA team a possible opponent for the Harlem Globetrotters
Replies: 4
Views: 4996

While the NCAA had to crack down on the college basketball exhibitions, I do miss the Globetrotters college tours of a few years back..
by panchess
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: D-League
Topic: Hornets select Greensboro for D-League team
Replies: 19
Views: 5335

The one kicker that could help Birmingham is whether having a team there could help Hawks ticket sales in Atlanta. You would assume Gwinnett is a captive market for the Hawks, and putting a NBDL team is redundant from a ticket sales perspective.
by panchess
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: ABA
Topic: Aba formally challenges nbdl
Replies: 19
Views: 8875

Since the re-do and bringing over the teams form the CBA, the D-League has been pretty stable. That would tell me the teams are doing OK.
by panchess
Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: ABA
Topic: Aba formally challenges nbdl
Replies: 19
Views: 8875

MLB teams play college teams in exhibition games with regularity in spring training. I remember the CBA Albany Patroons played the barnstorming show team Harlem Wizards in pre-season. Such a game wouldn't prove a thing.
by panchess
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: D-League
Topic: Atlanta Hawks perspective on the D-League
Replies: 12
Views: 5884

Teams should be able to loan a player to another D-League affiliate, if that isn't possible under the current system.
by panchess
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: D-League
Topic: Atlanta Hawks perspective on the D-League
Replies: 12
Views: 5884

I doubt you will get all the NBA teams to have an affiliation until it is possible to get players out of high school to go to the D-League and develop, and you reduce the rosters of the NBA teams back to 12. The D-League is a lot like the old CBA was, a "spare parts" and league to develop bench play...
by panchess
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: ABA
Topic: $250/month
Replies: 22
Views: 10418

Squirt hockey is going on at the Aviator Center right now. They pay, unlike the ABA....
by panchess
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: ABA
Topic: cue PT Barnum...
Replies: 432
Views: 188911

Finding a Partner..

From the story.. All of the excitement and promise of opening night has evaporated into the Brooklyn ether. Gioia has gone from giddy with anticipation to defeated in 72 hours, the unfortunate reality of semi-pro ownership. "It's been an extremely fast peak and valley," he says out in the hallway. "...
by panchess
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: ABA
Topic: ABA Folding season has begun
Replies: 14
Views: 6411

The only surprise is that it generated a newspaper story.
by panchess
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Outdoor Football
Topic: FXFL Brooklyn Bolts tix for sale
Replies: 29
Views: 6429

It's a reasonable idea, but football ain't cheap. Moving 60 players and feeding them costs a lot, not to mention the games.

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