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I WISH I were making this up...yes, the NIFL is really returning (Carolyn Shiver and all)
Here's their website active again: http://www.niflfootball.com/index.html
Lord help us all...
The return basic concept is flawed players making up to $100,000.00 dollars is completely outlandish another flaw is all local teams televised games, well if they did that who would pay to come to the actual live event not well thought out idea looks more like a semi pro's guy plan. Local fan buy in for ownership a lawsuit just waiting to happen, last point why would the sponsor pay the league or team for something they could simply pick up the phone and commit too directly. It would be interesting to see the league return but this initial business plan shows no lesson learned from past mistakes, and no real vision upon just how much has changed most of its press was old stories means nothing now because of the monumental failure of 2007 its final season, simply stating you are going to leverage social media means little to nothing if you don't really understand its more than a posting thread. good luck but this is much to do about nothing....
Yep, they shut down because of a business decision, not because all the legitimate teams left during that last season.The NIFL was the largest league in the United States until 2007 when the league made the business decision to stop play for a period of time and come back with a strong business plan to involve communities in the success of the teams.
Lets face it up to a $100,000 salary would be more than the operating budget of the team in a league that would be considered under the AFL level of talent, they may not have done their homework in regards to simply using the name as well if its not her. She may still have the rights to the name which could bring her out if this is not her she will file suit count on that, but I guess we'll find out if this goes anywhere at all in launching.
My reference about home games being televised is based upon the minor league sports model which all arena/indoor football is seen as, if you televise all of the home games as proposed in the NIFL press release especially live forget about your gate. I operate in the TV industry bubble and consult teams looking for ways to use TV, In ways that can offer them some type of return, here's an example just this season a team decided to broadcast its games live at the considered minor league level the attendance numbers went down every home game why go when you can simply pop your corn and kick up your heels, there were other problems with this particular team as well but televising those games live added to its problems. Currently the NFL home games are built around the wrestling model of TV where as the people attending the game are simply eye candy, they need you to watch the game live more so than actually attend.