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Barkley's e-mail to ABA owners

Post by Fells » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:17 pm

Verbatim, nothing added or deleted:


Now that the SEC report came out that the ABA is broke (less then $98K in the bank.....not even enough to field a bad ABA team....aren't they all though?) and the chances of the league even making it to the first week of the season are slim, will the Rainmen still play and if so.....why??!!

You have a man, Joe Newman who has taken an organization and LOST $20 million in value, who has FAILED at every venture he has ever tried, has more lawsuits and business enemies than Enron and has his "corporate office" out of his basement.........and he STILL gets you suckers to believe in him after 7 horrible years of ownership. Are you all that stupid? Are you all that blind?? Ask yourself, do you REALLY want to be in a league that only requires $10K to get in? Look at the idiots that own teams? Former child predators, criminals, bankrupt and credit challenged hoods, etc., etc., etc.,.

LOOK AT THE LINKS!!!!!

http://www.secinfo.com/d12TC3.u1A5j.htm
http://www.sports-central.org/community ... hp?t=15330
http://sec.edgar-online.com/2007/04/27/ ... ction5.asp

I could go on and on and on but this link will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know at what a flop and loser the ABA and Joe Newman are

//www.oursportscentral.com/boards/ ... order=desc

In any event, if you decide to play in this league than...not IF...but WHEN teams start folding and the ABA is on its last legs (with $98K in the bank how is it NOT!!!??) you deserve the blame. I mean my God, look at the AHL and minor league baseball, they have $5 million+ in the bank or a credit line!!!!! Their teams have that as well, doesn't the MASSIVE failures of ABA teams and the consistent crminal activities of Joe Newman bother you??? This is a public company he has demolished and STOLEN from? he has bilked thousands of sponsors, owners and ticket holders?? Wake up you idiots.....WAKE UP!!!

The ABA....whether you want to believe it or not is looked at as a Rec league and nothing more. Teams without uniforms, refs not showing up, games played at jr. high's and fitness centers, 5 fans to a game......think what you want but sports writers, the NBA and European leagues laugh at the ABA...especially anyone that has the balls to call themselves an owner!!!! Who in their right mind would brag about being an "owner" in the ABA???

In any event, you have a crooked, lying and stealing owner......just look at the hundreds of lawsuits and failed ventures.....and a league on the brink of collapse. Do you REALLY want to invest your time, money and reputation in your community to a despicable human being like Joe Newman????

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Post by barkley34 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:27 pm

Yep Fells......thats verbatim. To the word!!!

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Post by Fells » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:31 pm

[quote=""barkley34""]Yep Fells......thats verbatim. To the word!!![/quote]

Bye bye, enjoy your permanent ban and thank you for playing.

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Post by Minor League Man » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:37 pm

[quote=""Fells""]Bye bye, enjoy your permanent ban and thank you for playing.[/quote]
Hey! Why did you ban him? He was just acknowledging his e-mail, which I think is a wake-up call. He didn't break any rules as far as I know.
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Post by Fells » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:40 pm

[quote=""Minor League Man""]Hey! Why did you ban him? He was just acknowledging his e-mail, which I think is a wake-up call. He didn't break any rules as far as I know.[/quote]

See the rest of his posts from today and that will explain all.

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Post by Minor League Man » Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:51 pm

[quote=""Fells""]See the rest of his posts from today and that will explain all.[/quote]
Oh, the personal attacks! Good move!

But get ready for him to call you a Joe-lover on the ABASite.Tk messageboard...
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Post by notfunny » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:05 pm

According to a recent PM from barkley, the only people that support the ABA are "brothers from the hood with no two pennies to rub together". Interesting.

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Post by dbaproball » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:43 pm

[quote=""notfunny""]According to a recent PM from barkley, the only people that support the ABA are "brothers from the hood with no two pennies to rub together". Interesting.[/quote]
Not good, uncool, outrageous, and good riddens (from this forum) to anyone who is that boneheaded to spew this type of thing. Extremists ruin any constructive debate and make everyone with an opinion look bad.

I say we dispense with all of the nonsense and truly talk about basketball again. Another season is soon to start. The past is the past. The ABA could have their best year ever. Criticism of the ABA, its CEO, or teams, etc for the sake of criticism adds no value. If we want to bring the scorecard out again at season's end, we can.

The other leagues (CBA, IBL, PBL) could do well too. Success of one does not have to be at the expense of the other. There could and should be some cooperative efforts b/w these leagues because it (minor league basketball) is a tough business.
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Post by tbayz1 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:22 pm

Peace is back on the board, Fells vs. Barkley was something else, man all we do is fight with each other hahaha

Its a dam message board and were on the internet, I guess personal attacks via computer is the tough thing to do haha
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Post by (t)reason » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:59 pm

Hi. I just joined this message board the other day and was hoping to talk actual minor league sports (basketball, hockey, and indoor football in particular), but it seems that there is a more bickering and name calling on this ABA board in particular than actual talk, news, and analysis of the ABA.

Do any of you know of a good board somewhere else that stays on topic?

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