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Anyone watch the ArenaBowl?

Post by Fran » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:00 pm

What a blowout that was with Arizona winning 72-32, reminded me of the Super Bowl. Sorry its not good for this league that one team dominates.

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Post by DFWCC » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:31 pm

Missed the 1st half. Thought it was on Sunday.
Spent the day At "Zabawa" Polish festival, so you know
I was half in the bag.

Arizona just played like they were on a different level.
They were well prepared and Cleveland played like they
were a replacement team. The Gladiators' luck had just
run out. All yr Cle was a last minute lucky play winner.

I know a win is a win but this game Cle got bit in the butt
when there was no magic left.

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Post by Sam Hill » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:39 pm

[quote=""Fran""]What a blowout that was with Arizona winning 72-32, reminded me of the Super Bowl. Sorry its not good for this league that one team dominates.[/quote]

Arizona didn't even have the best record in the league this year.

And over time, a handful of arena teams have "dominated" the league. From the Detroit Drive to the Tampa Bay Storm to Arizona now. Dynasties never last forever. It's simplistic to think that a dynastic team is in the top ten or twenty issues that arena football has since its return.

Much more problematic are the systemic issues that grant expansion franchises to rock stars with no sports business experience.
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Post by tops804 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:04 pm

I don't think I'd be ready to compare this type of blowout to one in a Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is huge hyper bowl, as to where an AFL Finals blowout would fall no worse than a sweep in another leagues playoff series.

I would have liked to see Cleveland get past Pittsburgh first, and we didn't get that either. It's all in how the cards fell, and in the this case they fell big time for Cleveland on Saturday night. Luckily with both the Indians and Browns at home at the same time, the house wasn't empty.

The Gladiators are owned by the Cavaliers owner who probably gets a tidy tax write off if they lose money. Not to mention another summertime tenant for the arena. Multi league/team owners & Rock stars are probably the best the AFL can do for an ownership core.
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Post by Pounder » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:11 pm

[quote=""tops804""]I don't think I'd be ready to compare this type of blowout to one in a Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is huge hyper bowl, as to where an AFL Finals blowout would fall no worse than a sweep in another leagues playoff series.

I would have liked to see Cleveland get past Pittsburgh first, and we didn't get that either. It's all in how the cards fell, and in the this case they fell big time for Cleveland on Saturday night. Luckily with both the Indians and Browns at home at the same time, the house wasn't empty.

The Gladiators are owned by the Cavaliers owner who probably gets a tidy tax write off if they lose money. Not to mention another summertime tenant for the arena. Multi league/team owners & Rock stars are probably the best the AFL can do for an ownership core.[/quote]

I can think of at least one league that would rather have multi-team owners right now.
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Post by Fran » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:06 pm

[quote=""Sam Hill""]Arizona didn't even have the best record in the league this year.

And over time, a handful of arena teams have "dominated" the league. From the Detroit Drive to the Tampa Bay Storm to Arizona now. Dynasties never last forever. It's simplistic to think that a dynastic team is in the top ten or twenty issues that arena football has since its return.

Much more problematic are the systemic issues that grant expansion franchises to rock stars with no sports business experience.[/quote]

Your right about that, what's even more a joke they still have not give the fate of teams in New Orleans San Antonio and Iowa.

Also it seems like only rock stars want to buy teams.

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Post by nksports » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:09 pm

[quote=""tops804""]The Gladiators are owned by the Cavaliers owner who probably gets a tidy tax write off if they lose money.[/quote]

I don't know. That is the same guy who shut down one of the WNBA attendance leaders so he could afford to sign LeBron James the first time around.

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Post by tops804 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:17 am

[quote=""nksports""]I don't know. That is the same guy who shut down one of the WNBA attendance leaders so he could afford to sign LeBron James the first time around.[/quote]

Nope: Dan Gilbert. Founder of Quicken Loans. Owns the Gladiators, Cavaliers, (AHL) Monsters and pretty much runs Quicken Loans arena. Not to mention being chairman of one of Cleveland's first casinos and owner of the D-League Canton Charge.

The Gund Brothers shut down the Rockers in 2003, while they still owned the Cavs; and after LeBron was first drafted. Granted they saved the Cavaliers from "Stepien Hell" in 1983 but that was another story.
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Post by NatePreds05 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:50 pm

[quote=""tops804""]Nope: Dan Gilbert. Founder of Quicken Loans. Owns the Gladiators, Cavaliers, (AHL) Monsters and pretty much runs Quicken Loans arena. Not to mention being chairman of one of Cleveland's first casinos and owner of the D-League Canton Charge.

The Gund Brothers shut down the Rockers in 2003, while they still owned the Cavs; and after LeBron was first drafted. Granted they saved the Cavaliers from "Stepien Hell" in 1983 but that was another story.[/quote]

Dan Gilbert doesn't just run the arena, he owns the arena.

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