Where is the AIFL today ?

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Where is the AIFL today ?

Post by dogman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:08 am

I read that it was down to the WIFL and AIFL for a franchise in Greenville. The article which was pointed out to me by a representative from another franchise, never mentioned an ownership group that would be tied to either league. Is Andrew trying to tie up another arena without an owner ? Sounds like more expenses without revenue. SPeaking of expenses, we heard that Andrew had pleded to try to make good all debts owed by the former Columbus owwnership when he tried to hold on to Chattahoochee Valley at the last minute. I can't help but wonder if Andrew and the AIFl has continued to honor that pledge, or is his style, you help me and I'll pay off all someobody's old debt. Or perhaps, I'll get my buddies in Montgomery to pay off that old debt. When is somebody going to pay off that judgement in Allegheny County Pa ? Who was going to own that Columbus team if the AIFl got the arena back ? Are the owners in the AIFL, who are supposedly in the loop now, going for all these cut rate or no fee franchises ? Did Erie get another year for free ? Johnston, Canton, Reading ? I guess there's no revenue coming ito the league office now. Guess those guys in Montgomery have DEEEEEEEP pockets.

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Post by banannaman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:32 am

Those owners will soon see that they got the raw end of the deal also.

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Post by shimadajoe » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:27 am

Try this on for size. All teams have owners except one. And that one team is almost sold to an owner. The championship game for next year is PAID IN FULL. And will be broadcast nationally. Get all facts before posting crap.

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Post by rams80 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:45 am

I'll believe some of that stuff when I see it (nationally televised title game especially). I seem to recall some rumors and reports that the inagural AIFL title game would be shown on Spike TV, but that sure fell through.
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Post by 123yathatsme » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:49 am

aifl so far is is a better shape then any of the leagues becuase there not starting off and they have 2 years under there belt and lerned from mistakes so dont start stuff

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Post by tony-o » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:26 am

I wouldn't say the AIFL is in the best shape of ANY league. The UIF and GLIFL are certainly better leagues.

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Post by 11HP20 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:46 am

[quote=""tony-o""]I wouldn't say the AIFL is in the best shape of ANY league. The UIF and GLIFL are certainly better leagues.[/quote]

I gotta go with tony-o on this one.
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Post by Geoff » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:53 pm

[quote=""123yathatsme""]aifl so far is is a better shape then any of the leagues becuase there not starting off and they have 2 years under there belt and lerned from mistakes so dont start stuff[/quote]

UIF, two years under their belt, only one mistake and it was taken care of before the first season.

GLIFL, admits to having problems, is fixing them, they're notpublished.

The AIFL is definitely above the NIFL and maybe the IFL but not the UIF or GLIFL.

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Post by shimadajoe » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:54 pm

yea, the GLIFL never has any problems............

The Battle Creek Crunch endured a tumultuous inaugural season. One that saw them lose ownership and lose players due to lack of compensation. The Crunch did more than just survive, they succeeded.

Battle Creek qualified for the GLIFL playoffs, only to be soundly whipped in round one by top seeded Port Huron 74-3. The moral of the story is, the Crunch survived as a minor league sports franchise and now the plan is to return in 2007.

"We have new ownership in place. We are already getting things geared up for next year. As much as you would like to take credit as a head coach for any success, the bottom line is you need players to win games. We're going to go after more college talent next year...and younger talent," says head coach Bob Kubiak.

Money was a problem for the Crunch in their inaugural season. For most of the year players went unpaid. Kubiak says that cannot be a problem in 2007, and the best way to increase revenue is to generate interest in the arena football outside of Battle Creek.

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Post by Ravens117 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:58 pm

[quote=""shimadajoe""]yea, the GLIFL never has any problems............

The Battle Creek Crunch endured a tumultuous inaugural season. One that saw them lose ownership and lose players due to lack of compensation. The Crunch did more than just survive, they succeeded.

Battle Creek qualified for the GLIFL playoffs, only to be soundly whipped in round one by top seeded Port Huron 74-3. The moral of the story is, the Crunch survived as a minor league sports franchise and now the plan is to return in 2007.

"We have new ownership in place. We are already getting things geared up for next year. As much as you would like to take credit as a head coach for any success, the bottom line is you need players to win games. We're going to go after more college talent next year...and younger talent," says head coach Bob Kubiak.

Money was a problem for the Crunch in their inaugural season. For most of the year players went unpaid. Kubiak says that cannot be a problem in 2007, and the best way to increase revenue is to generate interest in the arena football outside of Battle Creek.[/quote]

Joe...nobody every said the GLIFL didn't have problems but they were dealt with and not blown up in newspapers etc....maybe the AIFL will find better ways of dealing with stuff in 07. Besides, you may not agree with this but you get on Tatonka for working with WC of the GLIFL and posting anti-AIFL posts aren't you doing the same now and you are associatied with the AIFL? BTW I will contact you soon about setting up a fan club thing since yours in erie is by far the best I seen.

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