Florida Flight shutting down operations?

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Florida Flight shutting down operations?

Post by BasketballGuru » Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:51 pm

I am hearing that the Florida Flight are suspending operations for this season but are looking to try again in 2011!! This would not be good at all!! :( :mad:

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Post by wellington » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:33 pm

I did see this on their website this afternoon -- http://www.flighthoops.com -- they are having an open tryout camp... I guess they are looking to get some players lined up for the 2012 season...
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Post by BasketballGuru » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:49 am

[quote=""BasketballGuru""]I am hearing that the Florida Flight are suspending operations for this season but are looking to try again in 2011!! This would not be good at all!! :( :mad: [/quote]
April Fools everyone!! Flight aren't going anywhere!! They are playing this season!!!!

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Post by one way » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:07 pm

Yes a tryout for the Flight. 150 dollars - what a rip-off. Talk about a money making scam. Shame on you Flight. Way to look out for the "hard working, common, every day guy just living the dream" as long as you got the money. What a joke

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Post by SignGuyDino » Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:57 pm

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Post by not so fast » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:16 pm

Paying 150 dollars for a flight camp would be april fools alright.

Why would anyone pay 150 dollars to try out for a team that wont pay them any money if they make the team?


At least mark charge 25 dollars. be fare to all the underpriviallge people of your florida community.

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Post by basketball facts » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:25 pm

We have all jumped on the ABA for this. No coach, no venue, but running free agent scam camps. When is this guy going to get a clue? Run things the right way.

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Post by SignGuyDino » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:30 pm

Because they are buying into a rec. league. Pretty sad, WBA had some potential, but they keep making the same mistakes over and over out of desperation, ego, and poor planning.

This nonsense has been going on for at least 4 years with King and 6 years with the WBA. One would think that people will figure out you do not announce a team until the venue is secured. And if you can't get it with enough lead time (and one month is NOT enough lead time), then sorry, try again next year.

Let's lay this out for the kiddies:

1. First you get the investors.
2. Then you get the lease.
3. Then you pay the rent or large deposit, and it must be several months before the season starts.
4. THEN AND ONLY THEN do you publicly announce the team.
5. THEN AND ONLY THEN do you seek sponsors, tryout money, and ticket sales.

Anything less is unprofessional at best and unethical at worst. We see this with the UNGL and with other supposed basketball leagues, why do you think just because somebody says "Jesus" every four words and uses a website to promote himself the standard protocol should be different?

Totally unacceptable for a 6 year league to announce a team without the lease being secured.
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Post by BasketballGuru » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:11 pm

[quote=""basketball facts""]We have all jumped on the ABA for this. No coach, no venue, but running free agent scam camps. When is this guy going to get a clue? Run things the right way.[/quote]
When are you going to get the facts straight basketball facts and SignGuyDino??? I think you both better get your information right before you spat out at the Flight!! They do have a coach and a venue, so they can run a free agent camp if they desire too. I don't know who your source is but you are very wrong my friends. You guys may want to pull that foot out of your mouths and admit that you are wrong about the Flight and the WBA. Nuff Said!!!!

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Post by SignGuyDino » Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:02 pm

OK, you're being a tool. I have e-mails from the Kissimmee Civic Center from last Monday saying as of yet they don't have a lease "but expect to get one 'soon.'" As of this moment, it is NOT listed on the Kissimmee Civic Center schedule for crying out loud.

So....even if they do get the lease, it's one month before this team supposedly starts and run a serious professional basketball team?

It's unprofessional. The team is not in until the lease is signed and paid. Period. You wish to deny it's unprofessional to start this late, be my guest, but you are denying history.

I've seen it happen in my town and others where teams start late and it was a complete disaster. The WBA has been doing this nonsense for 6 years, starting late, promising to field teams with no follow-up (I'd love to see somebody dare dispute that), etc., and we've seen the results.

And this guy preaching "Jesus" as some sort of cover is sickening. I actually have worked with Randy Shepherd and CrossFire in my town. Unlike this guy, Randy has actually accomplished something in basketball and is using his ministry around the globe for actual ministry, basketball is just a vehicle. He's not deluding himself to thinking he can go pro, certainly not at this stage in his life.

You want to be blind? Be my guest. But I've seen these characters come and go firsthand, and I'm not the only one.
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