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Post by Cleveland Fan » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:52 am

Turbo, do you have the schedule as a Google doc again this year? I can try to track down scores you can't find.

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Post by turbocamyes » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:13 pm

[quote=""TEN""]Dang! Who are the Colorado Kings playing? High school girls teams?[/quote]


Opps, my mistake. I know they won two games in Oklahoma but don't have their opponents' scores. I should have averaged their AGST with 8 games, not 10. I've made the correction. The Colorado Cougars are in their division and could easily be in the top 24.
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Post by Minor League Man » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:08 pm

LOS ANGELES SLAM TAKE OVER #1 POSITION IN ABA POWER RANKINGS
Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) http://www.abalive.com today announced its Power Rankings for the week ending December 11th with the Los Angeles SLAM taking over the #1 position from the Jacksonville Giants. “This was an upset-laden weekend,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman. “Several of our higher ranked teams lost and we had quite a shuffle in the rankings. We definitely have some very strong teams in the ABA this season and I expect this will be the rule rather than the exception.
1. Los Angeles SLAM
2. Colorado Kings
3. South Carolina Warriors
4. San Diego Sol
5. Texas FUEL
6. Carolina Cougars
7. Memphis Bluff City Reign
8. Chicago Steam
9. Athens Razors
10. Gulf Coast Flash
11. Bay Area Matrix
12. Lima Explosion
13. Arizona Scorpions
14. Carolina Cheetahs
15. Milwaukee Blast
16. Atlanta Experience
17. Jacksonville Giants
18. Lynchburg Legends
19. North Dallas Vandals
20. Seattle Mountaineers
21. Jersey Express
22. Nashville SOUL
23. Conway Cyclones
T24. Connecticut Topballerz
T24. Little Rock Lightning
For more information, visit http://www.abalive.com.
Okaaay...let me get this straight...

1. When the SETX Mavericks lost a game last year, they kept their #1 ranking over some undefeated teams...but as soon as the Jacksonville Giants lose, they drop all the way to #17?
2. So my Blast are 5-1 and not ranked any higher than #15? Cue Rodney Dangerfield...
3. Excuse me...? A team that's "suspended" operations with no clear date of when (or if) they're relaunching is still ranked (at #22, but still)?!
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Post by turbocamyes » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:16 pm

Code: Select all

Rank         	Team    	Wins	Loses	Pct	Pts	Agst	Diff
1	Los Angeles SLAM	6	0	1.000	124.67	114.00	10.67 
2	Colorado Kings    	12	0	1.000	151.83	117.00	34.83 
3	South Carolina Warriors	6	0	1.000	143.17	96.17	47.00 
4	San Diego SOL    	7	1	0.875	118.38	78.50	39.88 
5	Texas FUEL      	6	1	0.857	109.00	99.43	9.57 
6	Carolina Cougars	4	2	0.667	123.17	113.00	10.17 
7	Bluff City Reign	6	2	0.750	110.63	104.38	6.25 
8	Chicago Steam    	6	1	0.857	116.33	103.67	12.67 
9	Athens Razors    	4	0	1.000	115.00	91.00	24.00 
10	Gulf Coast Flash	3	1	0.750	139.75	112.00	27.75 
11	Bay Area Matrix  	6	1	0.857	101.83	91.00	10.83 
12	Lima Explosion  	5	0	1.000	115.20	100.40	14.80 
13	Arizona Scorpions	7	2	0.778	112.33	97.89	14.44 
14	Carolina Cheetahs	6	2	0.750	120.25	107.75	12.50 
15	Milwaukee Blast  	5	1	0.833	134.33	108.00	26.33 
16	Atlanta Experience	4	0	1.000	116.50	89.00	27.50 
17	Jacksonville Giants	1	1	0.500	111.50	117.50	(6.00)
18	Lynchburg Legends	5	2	0.714	116.86	116.14	0.71 
19	North Dallas Vandals	4	1	0.800	110.80	94.00	16.80 
20	Seattle Mountaineers	7	0	1.000	106.43	91.29	15.14 
21	Jersey Express    	4	3	0.571	112.71	111.71	1.00 
22	Nashville SOUL    	3	0	1.000	145.67	114.33	31.33 
23	Conway Cyclones    	4	2	0.667	120.50	118.33	2.17 
24	Connecticut Topballerz	3	2	0.600	123.40	107.60	15.80 
24	Little Rock Lightning	4	3	0.571	121.86	120.57	1.29 

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Post by turbocamyes » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:18 am

[quote=""Minor League Man""]Okaaay...let me get this straight...

2. So my Blast are 5-1 and not ranked any higher than #15? Cue Rodney Dangerfield...[/quote]

From the Blast's website:

Blast to end season
Milwaukee Blast Basketball - 12/15/2011
Due to the current market conditions as well as organizational challenges, we have decided to suspend team operations for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season. It is our intention and goal to continue to strive to raise awareness on community issues during and throughout the summer. It is also our intention and goal to return to the basketball court upon resolving all issues. Thank you in advance for your continued support.


http://www.blastbasketball.com/teams/de ... wsID=17135

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Post by zeke41 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:36 am

Winning is good, but it just doesn't always put butts in the seat. Fans or no fans, you've gotta bring out the bells and whistles. Giveaways, contests, raffle prizes, DJ, musical entertainment, etc.

So there's a list of the top 24, and 2 of them (at least) have shut it down already? That's shocking! {In my Will Ferrell from Elf voice}
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Post by Paul S » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:03 am

Sounds like another team has gone the way of the Hindenburg...... Collapsing in flames and carnage

Joe's "vetting" process obviously has let in another underfunded dreamer who's team has run out money.
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"If games are missed, it hurts no one" ...... ABA CEO Joe Newman 2/9/09


Due to numerous threats of legal action from certain people.......all of the above is my opinion only and it should be noted that I have never invested in the ABA. It is simply one mans opinion.

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Post by robster2001 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:34 pm

[quote=""turbocamyes""]From the Blast's website:

Blast to end season
Milwaukee Blast Basketball - 12/15/2011
Due to the current market conditions as well as organizational challenges, we have decided to suspend team operations for the remainder of the 2011-2012 season. It is our intention and goal to continue to strive to raise awareness on community issues during and throughout the summer. It is also our intention and goal to return to the basketball court upon resolving all issues. Thank you in advance for your continued support.


http://www.blastbasketball.com/teams/de ... wsID=17135[/quote]

They had played a two-game trip to Chicago, then four straight home games, before folding.

Couldn't afford the first real road trip, perhaps?

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Post by zeke41 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:38 pm

I just wonder if a small session on finding cheap travel deals online would change things for some teams. We travel all over...surrounding Atlanta area a ton of times, Nashville, Birmingham, Cary...I always find great hotel rooms online, and get van rentals for usually $65-$100/day. It's not elaborate, but hey...this is minor league basketball. It's part of the journey, which makes for a good story to those who squeeze through and get a big paycheck playing in the NBA or (more likely) overseas.

I'm not sure how Joe can sleep at night allowing people to own teams without giving them some decent info about doing it properly. Then again, I guess Joe didn't even know how to do it right. Those that can't do...sit back and grab $10K?
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http://www.flighthoops.com
http://www.iamsecond.com

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a 'Blast' (or two) from the past...

Post by ABARedWhiteBlue » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:08 pm

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/etc/qa-4 ... 53963.html
Q. What would you consider a success in your first season from an attendance and record standpoint?

A. We expect a winning team here in Milwaukee that will fight for a conference title and home-court advantage in the playoffs. We aren't so much concerned with an exact number for attendance as we are with providing the Milwaukee and surrounding communities with an affordable, professional and exciting basketball game. Our real goal is to make sure every fan that attends a Blast game leaves happy and excited about the opportunity to watch another.
http://www.communityjournal.net/?p=16099
This is a franchise that will be here for the long term, said Flenard. It
will maintain team identity. “I think that at the end of the day,
fans are going to find that it’s a very fun and very exciting
experience,” he said. “The Milwaukee Blast is going to be here
for a while. We’re not going anywhere. It’s not my goal to fill
it up and sell it. It’s my goal to fill it up and have a
10-year-old kid remember when he came to the first Milwaukee Blast
game, he bought a hat. And as an adult, he still has that hat
because that’s the memory that will be created.”
I wonder if that 10-year old kid got his hat?
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I never said the ABA had the greatest numbers regarding retention of teams. OldSchoolBaller (neither did we :rolleyes: )
The ABA has tarnished minor league professional basketball throughout this country Ed Krinsky 2/15/06
We are now making some adjustments to our schedule - Joe Newman 10/9/08 in perpetuity

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