You need to check your facts before you start spouting off about Tide player pay...especially in the second half of the season, after Johnson was already gone.
But it doesn't counter the issue you proposed about the CIFL, that it is owned by two people.
The AIFA's track record of success is marginally, if any, better than the CIFL's. 2008 was a fair bit better, but the leagues would have had exactly the same level of success had Flint showed up to the Rochester game. I still think, if the "outside league owner" theory isn't going to work...which is probably a fair assessment at this stage; the CIFL and AIFA are neither strong leagues right now...you either need to do what the WIFL did successfully (until we all figured out half their team owners were pretty poor), or start working with the IFL pretty heavily.
combine the leagues, form a player union, pay insurances, workman's comp. professional set -up.... DONT MAKE MONEY
Keep the leagues as they are, players get hosed, skip out on what you dont want to pay, get sued, skip out of town....DONT MAKE MONEY
Invest your money wisely...I hear the Subway Snack Shops are a good investment...oh wait, you have to show like a million in the bank for that.
forget it! I can't help these owners! lol
I don't doubt it, but you said above:
You spoke of the model for league ownership, and said the CIFL's doesn't work, though it is essentially the same one as employed by your new league, the AIFA. So, just to clarify, are you now stating that the league model isn't the problem, it's the people running it?Why the cifl will have a hard time getting back to respectability is based on the premise of its league;its owned by 2 people.I am starting to believe,like many owners, that this model doesnt work for the long haul . To have "an owners owned,commisioner run league" is probably the best way to go. We will see what happens down the road over the next several weeks.
Actually you need about $100,000 for a subway franchise, but the ROI on them is awful because a majority of them are starting to lose money and those that make money average around $25,000 a year net profit to the franchise owner.
But, other than that, good post.