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  1. 2 points
    Very well stated and I can't disagree with a word. But coming from a follower of the team in Fayetteville for several years it just doesn't work for me to pretend the past didn't happen. Could the team rebrand again and erase a 10th and 8th place finish? I kid!
  2. 2 points
    Valid point, I figured there are market based reasons for it, but, as an outsider, it comes across like a desperate cry for PR when they are constantly trumpeting "first time ever" and "franchise record" for every little thing when it's simply not factual. It stands in sharp contrast to most minor league teams, who try to shoe horn the history of their local predecessors that actually isn't theirs; meanwhile, Fayetteville is an SPHL charter member who seems intent to keep that a secret.
  3. 1 point
    I wouldn't be too quick to say that, the only schedule I have seen has an asterisk noting that 2 of Columbus's "home" games are actually neutral site games I would not be at all surprised to find that it ends up the two Watertown games are actually played somewhere farther north ( Winston-Salem maybe) so that Watertown doesn't have to make the nearly 18 hour bus trip to Columbus.
  4. 1 point
    Storm Donate $1,000 to United Way of Quad Cities View the full article
  5. 1 point
    Yeah, no. Don't congratulate them for making a "balanced" schedule that's also unbalanced in the simplest way possible. While it's nice that they don't have their version of PEO and QC playing each other 28 times, giving some teams more chances to gain standings points is the bushiest of bush league.
  6. 1 point
    In the league media guide, the Marksmen will be listed as a charter member for the base fact it was a purchased franchise. The history and records will be retained by the Marksmen, unless, the ownership is against such. The team being purchased meant the new ownership wanted a fresh brand and a fresh start on hockey in Fayetteville, and it IS considered a new franchise from a branding perspective. It's a new team and new name that promotes THAT brand, same with the Macon Mayhem.Macon was a new franchise as the Mayhem but that franchise retains all history of Twin City/Pee Dee/Augusta. It's not a marketing or PR thing, it's about a fresh start and to get people accustomed to something new and set apart from the past.
  7. 1 point
    Took a glance at last year's signing thread. Hints started June 21, first player announcement was June 22. The first player signing announcement for the league last year was June 11 (Bham). This year, again, it was June 11 [(Pensacola)(FA Camp Invitee)].
  8. 1 point
    Beside the completely ridiculous PR milking strategy here, can some Marksmen fans please explain this to me: why do they always refer to themselves as a new franchise and pretend the FireAntz history didn't happen?
  9. 1 point
  10. 1 point
    Lotta hype....little impact... Thought it would be real news...
  11. 1 point
    Yeah, I hope they stopped the presses in time to get this breaking news announced.
  12. 1 point
    I never knew a sports season could start on a Saturday!!!! WAIT, WAIT!!!! What if it could start on a Tuesday or Thursday? This is BREAKING NEWS!!!
  13. 1 point
    I just wait until the next version comes out and buy it when its cheaper. Still $30 and can get it for free. Works out for me and save the money. I'm still working on the training camp where you have to do everything before you go ahead. Its killing me
  14. 1 point
    Me too. Always fun to head to the game after having Thanksgiving dinner. Even though I always eat too much before the game and stuffed for the whole game.
  15. 1 point
    It was also talked about with the Commish on this week's Sin Bin podcast. He mentioned the one thing people don't think about most times. You've got arenas and teams that don't even have video boards, therefore usually only have one camera. Video replay isn't happening with one camera at the top of the lower bowl. Also, even if a team has multiple cameras, those camera operators aren't the high quality, full-time camera operators that work on big time broadcasts of the major leagues or D1 sports. We'd be having the same conversations around the league if some guy lost focus on the puck and missed a kicking motion that sent a puck into a net. Costs would increase greatly to get all the cameras, the broadcast and/or replay system, people to run the system, people to work the cameras. And the money goes even higher if you want to have people there on a consistent basis. There are teams that can't even get consistent staffing to operate the cameras they do have.
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