Maybe we could call them the Jacksonville "Sham". Putting Jacksonville on the jersey does not make them Jacksonville. Can you imagine what this just did to the Jacksonville media? They probably don't even care anymore.
Please don't anyone compare the PBL to the ABA again, had the ABA done this (I've said this before) everyone would have been saying what a joke, it's a rec league, etc.
Just because you play a game and count it in the standings does not make it ok. Had the PBL done there homework properly they would not be in this mess.
PBL Travelling team? If you read the story from the Wilmington paper a "seldom used player" lead the team in scoring, plus they just lost one of there players before that game.
I am just very disappointed in how the PBL handled this.
PBL needs to dump Jacksonville and reschedule the year, don't put a team on the floor who most likely will change every week. It is not fair to other teams. I could live with that, at least the games are not "tainted" with these less quality teams.
I wish I had the money that is flying out of the PBL office, next year they need to schedule better. Poor Dallas made 4 seperate air trips to Illinois (in the winter) to play one game and leave each time. There are 3 Illinois teams within driving distance of each other, could have made 2 airflights on the weekend and play 2 games than flown back home.
Good luck next year trying to fly-in to Buffalo on the same day to play a game and or get out for another game...
Huh? They've maintained many of their players, and they remain a competitive team. Since you keep mentioning the ABA and how we'd be upset if they did the same, we actually got upset when their teams would bring five players and lose be 70 or 80 (literally). We actually get upset because the ABA didn't do these things, teams die, and the remaining teams get stuck without opponents. That's the difference.
[quote=""radiodavel""]Good luck next year trying to fly-in to Buffalo on the same day to play a game and or get out for another game...[/quote]
Huh? How is Buffalo different than Rochester? If nothing else, this makes for a sensible weekend trip. Rochester and Buffalo are just an hour apart down the thruway, and the weather is similar. Fly in to one city, play there, travel to the other, and fly out there.
It's becoming clear where your agenda is. I'm sorry you're so upset that you feel the ABA gets more blame. If you'd read these comments, we're impressed with how much better the PBL's crisis control is. Is it ideal to get in this situation? No, it's not a good thing. Is Jacksonville weaker now than they were? Probably. It's the same thing--actually worse--in the CBA with Atlanta previously a fairly strong team and now a skeleton crew. But, anyway, I'll let you continue on with complaining about how the PBL doesn't receive as much criticism as the ABA. Meanwhile, I'll worry about watching the PBL and how its games are competitive and the games actually get played. I'll give them time to improve, because the league you like to compare this to has had time, so I'll let the PBL have it too. They're already light years ahead, although far from perfect, in year one...