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Everyone knows that the West was hosting and that it was going to be a best out of Three -- Now this changed??? How come???
Is it fair for Elkhart to fly all the way up to the end of the earth Bellingham for just one game??? If this is the best out of three make it the best out of three...
Again the IBL is falling apart they can not even keep there word for a week let alone a day..
The Explosion and Chill seem to be jumping ship both of the championship teams should join them.. I will be at the game and make sure they talk about the new league also..
IBL = Idiots Before Logic
Fans will not accept changing the format at the last moment. Whatever they planned is whatever they should do. (Bleep!) the costs. Integrity must always come first in a professional league.
Last year was a major scheduling fiasco - the three game series got moved back from right after the conference championships to 3 weeks later, then it got changed from three games to one game. All changes done last minute.
Trust me on this one - I had checked the price of flights as soon as the schedule came out. I didn't buy any ticket, though - I remembered what had happened last year. (Good thing, too, since work requirements mean I can't take off that week. )
The IBL championship game was scheduled to be a one game deal. I read the document. It never said where, it just said it's a one game deal. Playoffs are not mandatory. It makes sense to shut down operations and save your $$ for next season. I would like the playoffs to be more "structured" but in the minors if you can break even or even make a little money, that beats going to the playoffs and losing $$.
We have a user who for whatever reason really seems to hate the IBL. While he's made some good points, he's also bordered on hysteria at times. He'd be well-served to take a step back and re-examine how he chooses to make his points.
What gets me... a couple league-owned teams are propped up out west while others are dying on the vine, though I'd argue that at least two of the dead teams were better draws.
I was also told by my Eugene contact about someone who'd shopped the league, noting a 3-year plan of payments for the expansion fee, the third being a whopper, which dissuaded the guy from buying in. I've noticed that a lot of teams have third-year issues in this outfit. I did math elsewhere in the IBL board demonstrating the general shakiness of franchises here.
Clearly, there are better ways to express these things... but there are things to be discussed here. This particular title issue may not be one of them. The general turn of events here doesn't surprise me.
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Those are HUGE red flags of magnitude former Soviet Union variety...especially for proven franchises like the Steelheads.
Yeah in 2007, the 2 owners talked on thier own about a best of 3 and it did not work out, so they stuck with the IBL standard 1-game... but again, the Championship is a single game