'Don't know where that came from 'cause I know for certain that the players have been paid for all games, including forfeits. In fact, they are paid 2 days after each game, in contrast to the 7 day wait of most other teams. The only issue at hand is a few players nursing minor injuries.
My greatest heart-felt thanks for your articles and reporting that you do. I lift the top from my coffee cup and salute!
It's vital that fans and followers of NIFL et al. get timely and accurate information about what is going on throughout the league and behind the scenes. Waiting for CS and league office to cough up 'damage control' spin and propaganda is for the birds! It is little better than NO information at all!
It is only MY opinion, but CS and her onwer/investor cronies need to go back into selling used appliances and cars. That seems to be what they have a much better talant for. Leave running a football league to those who actually love and care about the sport.
I have followed the NIFL sinse it first began, and to lift a semi-quote from the NIFL History web section, The first game ever played in NIFL history was at Medford,Oregon between the S'ern Oregon Heat and the Yakima Shockwave.
Okay, a history refresher: the Heat were done before mid-season. Players were not paid, arena was not paid, etc. The franchise was sold. Moved to Eugene and renamed the Eugene Mercury, and disappeared completely. Yakima faired almost the same fate.
Year after year it is an almost carbon copy recurring theme. I'm sure the owners/investors are (mostly) well meaning and sincere. But something is awfully wrong in the expansion process and needs to be fixed before the entire notion of smaller market indoor football is ruined forever.
I agree that perhaps the best thing is, the NIFL needs to fold, and let the better funded teams catch on to other leagues where they might be allowed to flourish.
Thanks again Mr. Hewitt. And thanks anyone for reading!
I am saying players who were slated to dress out for the forfeited games got paid.outside source wrote:where from? other teams that have been contacted by Osceola players. So you're saying all players have been paid for all games scheduled, but not played, right?
the owners of this team are a classy bunch who care about their players.