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'11-'12 Power Rankings and Comedy Hour

Post by ABARedWhiteBlue » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:54 pm

Here we go; our annual thread begins....

http://abalive.com/aba-featured-news/ab ... -rankings/
ABA ANNOUNCES PRE-SEASON POWER RANKINGS

Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (http://www.abalive.com) today announced its Pre-Season Power Rankings. ”Definitely not easy to do,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO. “We have some strong teams returning as well as some very good new teams and there are only 24 positions in the Power Rankings. With the season opening next week, there should be a lot of movement.”
  1. Jacksonville Giants
  2. Los Angeles SLAM
  3. Colorado Kings
  4. Chicago Steam
  5. Jersey Express
  6. Texas FUEL
  7. Bay Area Matrix
  8. East Bay Pit Bulls
  9. Arizona Scorpions
  10. Nashville SOUL
  11. San Francisco Rumble
  12. San Diego Sol
  13. Dallas Impact
  14. Atlanta Aliens
  15. Sacramento Heatwave
  16. Seattle Mountaineers
  17. Gulf Coast Flash
  18. West Texas Whirlwind
  19. Connecticut Top Ballerz
  20. South Carolina Warriors
  21. Little Rock Lightning
  22. Michiana Monarchs
  23. North Dallas Vandals
  24. San Diego SURF
“We do have some good opening games next weekend,” added Newman, “including the Milwaukee Blast vs the Chicago Steam and the San Diego SOL vs the Arizona Scorpions. It should be interesting.” For more information, visit http://www.abalive.com.
”Definitely not easy to do,” stated Joe Newman, ABA CEO. Well, seeing as most teams haven't even completed TRYOUTS yet, much less determined their final roster - and even those teams that have their final rosters have mostly players who are known pretty much just around their family dinner table - this annual weekly farce becomes more laughable every year.
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And we believe it is better to have critics and people who care than not to have interest at all. Joe Newman 6/30/05
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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Post by The Sweeper » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:28 pm

"...next week, there should be a lot of movement.”

Yup. I predict that 3 of these teams won't be around by week 2.
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Post by robster2001 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:26 am

"...there should be a lot of movement.”

You sure about that, Joe? Most of your teams don't travel, after all...

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Post by ABARedWhiteBlue » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:47 am

nice 'research' :

http://www.grandstrandsportsreport.com/ ... ngle-shot/
Warriors crack ABA’s Top 20 without firing a single shot
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The upstart S.C. Warriors haven’t scored the first basket in franchise history yet, but they’re already getting some serious respect.
The American Basketball Association announced its Preseason Power Rankings on Monday and the Myrtle Beach-based Warriors are ranked 20th in the 80-team league.
Not bad for a team that won’t take the floor for the first time until its Nov. 18 season opener against the Carolina Jaguars at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
So how does a team that’s never played a game crack the Top 20 list? According to ABA CEO Joe Newman, who helped rank the teams based on past performance and roster strength, it’s a good question.
”Definitely not easy to do,” he said. “We have some strong teams returning as well as some very good new teams and there are only 24 positions in the Power Rankings. With the season opening next week, there should be a lot of movement.”
The Warriors have assembled an impressive roster on paper, but the games are played on the hardwood. With four former Coastal Carolina University players and two former College of Charleston teammates could help close the gap on the togetherness curve.
Former Chants Jack Leasure, Colin Stevens and Mario Edwards and Jo Harris and ex-Cougars Tony White Jr. and Dustin Scott provide a solid core of local players.
Teammates Mike Volger (Troy), Curtis Thomas (Indiana Tech) and Fred Peete (New Mexico State) and swingmen Alex Chapman (Vanguard), Marquise Gainous (Texas Christian) and John Fowler (Arkansas-Little Rock) provide a mix of talent.
The roster has not been finalized so more additions could take place before the seasonn opener. Meanwhile, the Warriors will try to mesh their talent into a team as training camp opens in the coming days and the Jaguars come calling in just over two weeks.
For ticket information, visit http://www.scwarriors.eventbrite.com
So, we have the promise of an answer to a direct inquiry vis-a-vis a question directed toward Joe Newman:

So how does a team that’s never played a game crack the Top 20 list? According to ABA CEO Joe Newman, who helped rank the teams based on past performance and roster strength, it’s a good question.

Great question! We've been asking it here for years. And the reply?
”Definitely not easy to do,” he said. “We have some strong teams returning as well as some very good new teams and there are only 24 positions in the Power Rankings. With the season opening next week, there should be a lot of movement.”

It is word for word pulled STRAIGHT FROM THE PRESS RELEASE.

Jeez, when this team folds, and this newspaper - if it evens notices - says anything about the team's operations, they can go back to this schlock to see they were just as pathetic in doing their jobs....

And if they were actually interested in how the team was ranked in the top 20, this sentence later in the same article should have set off a feww bells or alarms:

The roster has not been finalized so more additions could take place before the seasonn [sic] opener.

They didn't think to question how a team without an actual roster or any history can be rated at all, much less in the top 20?

I weep for the future of the American media.
Proud to be "Mean-spirited blogger #10K" ;)
And we believe it is better to have critics and people who care than not to have interest at all. Joe Newman 6/30/05
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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Post by Paul S » Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:38 am

This league has continued to top itself with unintended comedy. Its just a laugh a minute. Joe once emailed a poster on here the 'formula' for the power rankings and it also included a part where Joe says he uses his "gut instinct" or something like that.

I wonder what the highest power ranking for a team that never played a game was?
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Post by The Sweeper » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:55 am

[quote=""Paul S""]This league has continued to top itself with unintended comedy. Its just a laugh a minute. Joe once emailed a poster on here the 'formula' for the power rankings and it also included a part where Joe says he uses his "gut instinct" or something like that.

I wonder what the highest power ranking for a team that never played a game was?[/quote]

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Post by Paul S » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:25 am

HA HA HA.........that photo of you with a Utica Wreckers jersey and Tom Chichest06er was a classic. I'll give him full marks for being a good sport too. Joe would have simply pretended you didn't exist.

Wasn't there some kid who thought the Wreckers were a great expansion team?
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Post by The Sweeper » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:05 am

Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) http://www.abalive.com today announced its Power Rankings after the first weekend of play. “We had some movement this week,” stated ABA President/COO Dick Packer. “There were five games kicking off the season and with convincing wins by Colorado, Arizona and Colorado Springs, plus a split with Milwaukee and Chicago, we feel that the rankings are beginning to take shape. We also moved Gulf Coast up based on last season’s performance.”


1.Jacksonville Giants
2.Los Angeles SLAM
3.Colorado Kings (1-0)
4.Arizona Scorpions (1-0)
5.Gulf Coast Flash
6.Jersey Express
7.Texas FUEL
8.Bay Area Matrix
9.East Bay Pit Bulls
10.Colorado Springs Crusaders (1-0)
11.Chicago Steam (1-1)
12.Milwaukee Blast (1-1)
13.Nashville SOUL
14.San Francisco Rumble
15.San Diego SOL
16.Dallas Impact
17.Atlanta Aliens
18.Seattle Mountaineers
19.Sacramento Heatwave
20.West Texas Whirlwind
21.Connecticut Topballerz
22.South Carolina Warriors
23.Little Rock Lightning
24.North Dallas Vandals
“We have quite a few games set for next week,” added Packer. “And we expect to see some new teams jumping into the top 24 and some movement upwards by these teams. One thing’s for sure, it is going to be an exciting season.

For more information, email dpacker@abalive.com or visit http://www.abalive.com.

How many is 'quite a few', Dick?
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Post by The Sweeper » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:36 pm

Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) http://www.abalive.com today released its Power Rankings through Sunday, November 13th. “Lots of new teams included,:” said Joe Newman, ABA CEO. “With a good weekend of games, the Power Rankings are beginning to take shape. And with a heavy schedule next weekend, we anticipate even more changes. The Jacksonville Giants and Los Angeles SLAM hung onto the #1 and #2 positions.”
1.Jacksonville Giants
2.Los Angeles SLAM
3.Colorado Kings
4.Gulf Coast Flash
5.Arizona Scorpions
6.Richmond Elite
7.North Dallas Vandals
8.Bay Area Matrix
9.Milwaukee Blast
10.Connecticut Topballerz
11.Conway Cyclones
12.Lynchburg Legends
13.San Diego Sol
14.Richmond Rockets
15.Chicago Steam
16.Colorado Springs Crusaders
17.East Bay Pit Bulls
18.Nashville Soul
19.Atlanta Aliens
20.San Francisco Rumble
21.Dallas Impact
22.Seattle Mountaineers
23.Texas Fuel
24.Little Rock Lightning
“There are a half dozen other teams that could well have been ranked already,” added Newman. “We just need to get more games played and we’ll have a clearer picture.” For more information, visit http://www.abalive.com.
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Post by ABARedWhiteBlue » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:02 pm

http://abalive.com/aba-featured-news/ab ... -rankings/
ABA POWER RANKINGS – THROUGH SUNDAY, NOV 20


Indianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association I(ABA) http://www.abalive.com today released its Power Rankings for the weekend ending November 20th. “No change in the top two teams even though they have not played a game yet,” said Joe Newman, ABA CEO. “Our scouts tell us that Jacksonville and Los Angeles are very strong so we’ll keep them there until they begin their schedules. But, the rest of the league is shaping up and there are a lot of new teams in the top 24 as many more games are being played.
  1. Jacksonville Giants
  2. Los Angeles SLAM
  3. Colorado Kings
  4. Arizona Scorpions
  5. San Diego Sol
  6. Richmond Elite
  7. Conway Cyclones
  8. Memphis Bluff City Reign
  9. North Dallas Vandals
  10. Carolina Cougars
  11. Gulf Coast Flash
  12. Connecticut Topballerz
  13. Milwaukee Blast
  14. San Francisco Rumble
  15. Nashville SOUL
  16. South Carolina Warriors
  17. Atlanta Experience
  18. Jersey Express
  19. Chicago Steam
  20. Texas FUEL
  21. Richmond Rockets
  22. Central Valley Titans
  23. Dallas Impact
  24. Athens Razors
“There were at least six other teams that could well have been included in the rankings and it is likely we’ll see them in the weeks to come. We have a very strong league, very good teams and we believe that the ranking will change a lot from weekend to week.” For more information, visit http://www.abalive.com.
“Our scouts tell us that Jacksonville and Los Angeles are very strong so we’ll keep them there until they begin their schedules. " - your scouts? Who the &%$# are they? You have teams without paid staff, now you are telling the world you have scouts? Ask them to post comprehensive reports on the top players; hell, have them NAME ANY of their players.

Keep piling the "stuff" up, Joe - those of us who know are aware of the nonsensical posts you make, and the rest of the world doesn't even know you exist.
Proud to be "Mean-spirited blogger #10K" ;)
And we believe it is better to have critics and people who care than not to have interest at all. Joe Newman 6/30/05
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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