A huge step forward for the APFL.[/quote]
And a huge step backward for the IFL. Wow. Now teams are leaving the IFL for the APFL. Sioux City did not fold, they choose to leave. Here is the key quote:
We were a founding member, so it was not an easy decision to leave the IFL, Scott said. It was a good league when there were eight teams when we started, but as it grew the instability grew.
The quote speaks for itself. I guess Billings, Corpus Christi, San Angelo, Austin, Western Michigan, Alaska, El Paso, Maryland, Rochester and Abilene were all doing the IFL a favor as well.....just saying
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Sioux City has been struggling for years, and for about the past two or three years, the owner kept threatening to fold. While people in Sioux City may not come out for Junction City or Missouri (if you mean the Minutemen, they folded two years ago, if you mean Mid-Missouri, they did well last season), they may come out for the Blackhawks and Koyotes. Sioux City is a lot closer in size to the APFL markets.
If you want peachy keen with somewhat long-term stability every year, follow affiliated baseball. If you want high drama every week, keep it tuned here to indoor football.
We were a founding member, so it was not an easy decision to leave the IFL, Scott said. It was a good league when there were eight teams when we started, but as it grew the instability grew.[/quote]
Hey baller, did you loose your calendar?
Looks like a huge step backwards for you - lol
Here are some quotes from the "Rochester Done' Thread
10-12-2010, 10:18 PM
[quote=""indoor fan""] I'll check back to the OSC in December.[/quote]
10-13-2010, 09:34 AM
[quote=""indoor fan""]There's is no way that is good. No matter what kind of kool aid you serve. Scathed.
Out till December![/quote]
lookes like you've scathed yourself.
But hey, I called it
Out till December![/quote]
10-13-2010, 11:23 AM
[quote=""Caballo Diablo""]We don't believe that either.[/quote]
But yet you tout another league as the best / strongest and ignore their team losses, cancelled games and replacement teams. Were any of those a "step backwards?'
You're too funny with your homerish hatred.
If they were going to fold or close up during the season, YES!!! Abilene, Corpus, and Sioux City are your only true examples. Ill take Wyoming, Reading and Wenatchee over them any day of the week. If the proposed merger of the SIFL/af2 happens where will the cost/travel saving likes of Corpus and Abilene go, both claimed thats why they left the IFL. Let alone all the other teams in the SIFL that went that way because of the promised cheaper cost of doing business. Do you think the af2.2 will be cheaper then the IFL? At the very least, in the IFL you would get to vote on your fate, and not have some money hungry lawyer in New Jersey deciding your future.
Money is not a problem in Sioux City. The owner being a businessman first and not wanting to lose money is the issue. This absolutely brings legitimacy to the APFL.
When was the last time you heard Bob Scott screwing a player over on salary? Just because he only pays the $200 a game doesn't mean he's been a terrible owner. This is huge that someone could consider the APFL legitimate enough to put a team in its eleventh season over there.
When was the last time you heard Bob Scott screwing a player over on salary? Just because he only pays the $200 a game doesn't mean he's been a terrible owner. This is huge that someone could consider the APFL legitimate enough to put a team in its eleventh season over there.[/quote]
I definitely agree with exit here. Sioux City has the money to continue, but Bob will never spend like Billings or Sioux Falls. He is very successful at minimizing his losses by not over spending. The bills have always been paid in Sioux City. He knows he cant win against the big spenders.
This is a great addition for the APFL. It definitely brings some creditibility to the APFL. He may even have the players drive themselves to a few games and cut a huge travel expense. Also, the APFL has a sliding scale player salary system which means he can probably pay little to nothing for some players just looking for an opportunity. This is about money and wins, plain and simple. Would be awful sad if the Koyotes or Iowa still won the championship though.