I will say, though, it's hard for that to be a revenge posting when it was made before I realized I had been suspended.
I don't wish anyone ill will, contrary to what you want the dozen AIFA fans that frequent your board to think. I want everyone to succeed. Sadly, I do not see everyone doing anything close to what it takes to get that done!
Like I said in the AIFA board Joe...I don't agree with a lot of the stunts you pull, but you are a great fan of this great game. You deserve better than what you're getting with the AIFA.
That holds true for just about everyone. Fans deserve the best they can get, and they're not getting it. That's why I'm sickened by the state of the game. It's a great game, and I worry that a lot of its greatness has been pissed away because of extremely shoddy management and too many people that don't care about the fans, players, coaches, and sponsors, that make it such a great game.
I've done what I can to make it a better game, but it does sadden me that such help isn't wanted by anyone. That's how it goes, and that's why I suppose it's most sensible for me to move on. This is a great game. But unfortunately, I don't know if the UIF, WIFL, or IFL can move fast enough to make sure it stays one up here.
And Joe...I am greatly appreciative that I recieved an offer from the AIFA. It wasn't anything remotely close to what I was told they were considering (a tryout needs to include everything that needs to be done; just writing press releases helps no one.), but it was an offer, and I appreciate it. I wish the league were interested in having someone do things the way they're supposed to be done, but they just wanted someone to write press releases. You see, a tryout makes sense. Of course, you want to know if someone is going to fit in the atmosphere. But it's awfully hard to see how good a quarterback's going to do when all his tryout includes is holding for a kicker without even having to take the long snaps.
On behalf of the Titans, let me just say that we look forward to playing for the WIB II title. Hopefully, the team will become financially stable soon, and then we can all focus on bringing a championship to Tallahassee.
So the WIFL let a team join the league that's not financially stable? Hmm, that's interesting. I just assumed that financial stability was one of the WIFL's requirements for joining the league.
Directly from the league press release:
I'm pretty sure the same plan was put in place here in Columbus. It worked out pretty well.Were pleased to add a team with some experience behind it, Tufford said. We know all about some of the challenges the Titans had in their season just like any other start-up business and pledge to aid them in their efforts for a productive year two. We will be looking to add ownership partners to the Titans immediately in order to assist majority owner David Morris in the day to day operations. The WIFL mandates local ownership for its clubs. It makes perfect business sense to have localized business people operating a business that is predicated on community support.
The WIFL is in serious negotiations with other existing teams as well as new ownership groups for new markets for its second season in 2008.
Be careful what you ask for.
I've received the impression that indoor football leagues with more than 10 teams are doomed to be wracked by egos. The stability of even the WIFL depends more on selectivity... and perhaps regionality. Trying to toy with Katy and Erie and the like may not be the place to go for your league.