How do you figure that the Phantoms are one of the worst teams in the NIFL? Our record? If you ask the teams that we have played I think that you would take that statement back. This team has had its share of problems being a new team and at no time did we have players not wanting to be here. We are a very strong team that has pulled together to save this season. I will tell you this we are going to Fayetteville to play hard core football and expect to win. If you look at our talent you would agree that we really should be 4-0 right now. We are learning this game every day and its getting better as we go. Anytime you want the truth about the Phantoms post a message on this site with a number and I will call you myself to get record straight. Or call the league and they will give you my number. Last but not least I would like to say thanks to The Phantoms for playing hard and bringing a win back home. Thank you very much and have a nice day.
Mike Lind-Team Owner
Palm Beach Phantoms
And from what we read you about in the Palm Beach Post and Ft. Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel, are you justified in calling out someone else's credibility?
And since we have you on the line, how do you feel about the situations in Montgomery, and St. Joe, and Rapid City, and Arkanasas? How do you feel that the person in charge of your league let owners with hideous track records continue to cause unneccesary drama?
Oh well, you're more interesting in message boards posts than addressing real issues. Have a good day.
But if you look a little closer, the fact that they've been very competitive in most of their losses, and the upset over Osceola shows that you're keeping a competitive team together.
Although I'd at least like to see the website updated occasionally(another sign of life), you aren't the only team that doesn't seem to stay on top of their site.
I still want to wish your team the best of luck! There are enough signs that there's at least an honest effort being made.
Mr. Lind, you do deserve credit for continuing as a travel team. I will say that.
But your failure to secure a home venue for your team, especially with it being a he laughable attempt of staging an indoor football game on a outside tennis court has made this league even more of a joke than it already is.
If you have the resources to do it right, do it right for the sake of everyone involved. Thank you for listening.
By the way, how do you feel about the other situations?
Mike Lind-Team Owner
Palm Beach Phantoms
Used to be in the NIFL you had a valid lease agreement with a venue before even being allowed in the league. Whether the Phantoms ever did or not, no idea, but no venue now certainly makes one wonder.
I'm sorry Mr. Lind if I offend you with my words, but I find it difficult to give the Phantoms much credibility as a "professional" team when they don't even have a home to call their own. Road only teams in the NIFL in the past have always been a joke as they were replacement teams for failed franchises. Not saying your team is a joke, but until you actually have a place to call home, I'm not going to put your organization up there with some of the NIFL or and leagues best either.
I could care less about your history as the press is always going to dig up the worst on people, but as long as you pay the bills, don't pull any HP Patterson stuff and handle your team in a professional manner, I could care less about anything in your past. I'm no angel either.
As to calling you for the truth, pass, always two sides of the story, but what's the point?
A start up in January usually signals failure or at least a very rough road, filled with monitary losses the first year.
I really doubt Mr. Lind had a clue on what faced him, was probably sold on some song and dance that it'll work, no big deal. Whatever the sales pitch, the Phantoms are here now.
New teams need all of six months to get ready for their first season. There is no way a team can be successful with only three. They may make it through the first season and return, but the road won't be as smooth as it could have been had they had more time to prepare. Is this Mr. Lind's fault or just another questionable decision by NIFL leadership?