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Post by Ken, Steelheads fan » Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:01 am

"HAC" wrote:Heard today that the Cagerz are done as well as a possible new league that included them and some other former USBL teams.

Bummer.

Not sure what I'll do with my free time now. I only missed two home games in their entire stay in Salina and even hit a few road games to Dodge, Oklahoma and Kearney NE.


Is there anybody in town willing to buy the team?

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Post by MJHankel » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:38 am

I thought that the Cagerz were a pretty successful team. Am I wrong? Why wouldn't they DC, and OK be able to jump as a group to a league that already existed? I just don't get it. IBL, UBL, WBA? None of them? They had to try for a new league and fall apart?

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Post by HAC » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:17 pm

"Ken, Steelheads fan" wrote:Is there anybody in town willing to buy the team?


That's not the problem. The Cagerz are done because they and the other ex-Midwest USBL team could not finalize their plans for a new league.

I think the talk of starting a new league was mostly talk. The other leagues did not interest them for various reasons.

Cagerz won the final USBL championship and will now fade into the sunset.

The Cagerz being successful was based solely on the fact that they weren't as unsuccessful as everyone else. They never made money and attendence dwindled every season. They just did a much better job of hanging in there and putting out a quality product every year.

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Post by TEN » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:46 am

Yeah HAC....To me it seems like Dodge City is the only team that really wants to come back. The ownership group here in Oklahoma is lukewarm at best...I think that Carroll has a lot going on with his own business. Reni Mason at Dodge City is trying to make something happen because he is out in Dodge City and doesn't have a team to work for.

It's very hard to put a whole league together in such a short amount of time. Hopefully something can happen in 2009....

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Post by HAC » Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:52 pm

Me, personally, would like to see them come back in 2009.

I just think taking a year off is a killer with a majority of fans and sponsors.

People move on to other interests -- and they were already doing that anyway.

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Post by nksports » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:21 am

What's the timetable on the new Dodge City arena?

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Post by TEN » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:54 am

The timetable for the new arena? HAH!

Last June was the 10 year anniversary of the vote that passed that authorized the arena...I remember starting the Legend in 2000 and telling people that we would play our home games at the Dodge City Civic Center until the new arena was built....in 2001!

I'm convinced that the arena will never be built....That's one of the reasons I "got the heck out of Dodge." I was tired of living as a minority in a south of the border Mayberry!

Now, I can look at the trainwreck that is going on there and laugh!

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