//www.oursportscentral.com/service ... id=4416236
Sounds as if it will be a part-time gig for Mr. Krause as he already has some going concerns.
Well the league created all these crap teams in the south, and replaced them with even worse semi-pro teams. Now Haines is separating himself from the league to focus on how great his unbeaten Tarpons are. The Tarpons only play south teams. Meanwhile the north is full of three strong franchises (Marion, Erie, and Cincinnati). If Haines wanted what was best for the league he'd dump Johnstown, Rome, Mississippi, Western PA, and just have Lakeland, Florida, EKY, Cincy, Erie, and Marion play in one division. Bite the bullet, it's probably a better long-term business decision to get the bus out and drive north/south for real and competitive football.
That being said, I see your point. Maybe that's not how the league was intended, but that is how things turned out.
- Site Admin
- Posts: 1152
- Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:51 pm
- Location: Cedar Hills, UT/Daytona Beach, FL
Mrs. Brown's 4th Grade Class, Faulkner Elementary
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 1974-75
"I Have More Important Things To Occupy My Time That What's Being Said On Message Boards -- OSC Founder Paul Reeths"
"There's a sucker born every minute" -- PT Barnum
"Haines Resigns as UIFL President"
...A bit pretentious, as you would think the league would want to more accentuate the positive, not put Haines name in the type...Again.
Those teams in Erie, Marion, and Cincinnati could best join another league and let Florida find new play things in the South. The dirt on this leagues blue print is a little too heavy, to ever let this league be taken seriously again. New league president, new name (which may be next), or new anything else. It's still the same league that dumped teams, owners, sponsors, and fans for two seasons running.
I don't necessarily think so Dan.I don't believe Haines will have the opportunity to run another league in the future, there fore this will be the last time he is able to step down, hence this won't happen again in Andrew Haines's case.