Dialogue with the PIFL and the Guard should be a no brainer, in my opinion. If the league and/or the Guard could attract enough teams in that region to make a solid division that keeps travel affordable, I think it'd be a wise move.
As an established team, the Guard would have the opportunity to get in on the grassroots establishment of the league, make sure that their voice is there to help with the guidelines that'll prevent the mistakes we've seen all too often in the past with other leagues.
The fans want to see indoor football be successful.
(the teams that are within a 12 hour drive from Cincy that have a solid fan base)
I would hope that these 3 teams are talking to one another. I'm willing to bet that River City doesn't make the move...considering a number of the people that are on the NIFL "STAFF" work for the Rage
The UIF and the GLIFL seem to be the best geographic locations for
Cincinnati right now. The big issue that I see with the PIFL is that the geographic layout eliminates any rivalries that may have existed with the NIFL unless there is some other way that the teams work out being in a certain division together. I realize that Fayetteville and Cincinnati aren't in the same division in the NIFL but I also know that I have seen the rivalry between these 2 teams over the last two years.
I've been very happy with the direction that the Marshals organization has taken over the 2 seasons in Cincinnati...especially after the 'CRAZY' start with H.P.
I'd love to see the Marshals join the UIF just because I want that Lexington Trip once a year. The reason I want to see the GLIFL is because of the former players that are on the rosters of teams in that league PLUS I want to see a game @ 7 on 7.
OK, I'm done RAMBLING...feel free to send me your thoughts.
Rumor has it that Lexington won't be in the UIF next year......af2, maybe? At least I've heard that speculation. Combine that with Ft. Wayne's problems and a few other things, and the eastern portion of the UIF may look tremendously different.
Take Ft. Waynes, Cincinnatis, Lexingtons, etc. -- the best of the best and focus on one league.
That would put Carolyn Shiver out of business for good. And take away the black eye from indoor football.