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WLTG

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About WLTG
 
 
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  • Birthday 11/25/1973
 
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  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Florence, SC
  • Interests:
    Love attending hockey games with my wonderful wife!<br />
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    We Love This Game = WLTG!
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    Fayetteville Marksmen
 
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  1. I was at the home openers ... and then there Saturday night ... i saw some pretty questionable play on opening night and I let it go to the "getting to know everybody" ... of course they won the second night and looked ok ... but Di Salvo played a huge part and not sure why the backup started on opening night ... but anyway Saturday night, they looked flat ... they made a LOT of bad passes ... several guys trying to be fancy and got pick pocketed ... the defense was not impressive ... and I am not quite convinced about Mazz yet ... I won't write him off yet cause I said I would be fair ... but I don't think Chuck Norris and Jeff Longo are gonna put up with a bad product on the ice because they are trying to take this organization to the next level as far as entertainament and making a profit ... and they won't with this production
  2. Man ... I haven't been this excited about an opening weekend in a long time!! The new name, the new owners, the new vibe, the new coach, a completely new team (for the most part) ... i have been pumped by the energy and the marketing of this new front office ... I can't wait to see the crowds this weekend ... I think this year our Military night will be reminiscent of those in the past ... 9,000+ ... many people were disturbed by all the changes, but I think this is just what the Dr ordered ... they went out and got a road win for their 1st game of the season, and I hope they bring that back to the barn with them for this coming weekend!! Go Marksmen!!
  3. Hate we missed the trip ... we used to love the bus trips up to Richmond and Winston-Salem ... good win though!! Way to start the new franchise!!
  4. Yea I was a little bothered by us not having one but there were scheduling issues from what I hear ...
  5. So I just wanted to take a minute and give my two cents on all the changes that have taken place. I have met the new owners, and I really am excited about the way the talk and the way they carry themselves when it comes to hockey in Fayetteville. I admit, the whole name change thing kinda hit me hard ... I wasn't expecting it ... but I am not gonna bash the idea! They really put a lot of thought into it all and it fits their marketing scheme well ... Anthony (the ant) is a good friend of mine and I was absolutely floored to think he wouldn't be around anymore ... but, I have looked at the "Marky" situation and I again am seeing where their marketing scheme fits with the Fox ... so I won't bash him either ... in fact, I was at the unveiling and I like the guy, but he has to grow on ya a bit!! My biggest, and best praise ... has to go to the front office of the Marksmen ... these guys and gals are putting their feet on the ground and running ... they have created some fabulous package deals with sponsors ... they are concentrating on raising attendance back and even beyond the glory days of the FireAntz ... the season ticket program the have now is amazing and I even bought and extra seat this year because of it ... As a fan and a loyal follower, myself and Piehole and Iceman and many others have been saying for the last couple of years that we needed to mix things up and take some drastic measures to get butts back in the seats, and these guys are doing that!! I can hardly wait til our 1st military night this year, cause I think we will see record numbers like we used to have!!! Many people have got mad and even vowed to boycott the team ... WHY?? Because they kept hockey alive in Fayetteville!? I think some people are still clouded in their vision to not see that the Antz were about to be another casualty ... The attendance for the last two years has been PATHETIC!! As a Florence native, and a former Pee Dee Cyclones fan ... let me tell you, it sucks to lose hockey!! To have nothing ... that's how I became an Antz fan ... that's why I drive 88 miles to see them play ... I bet if you ask the die hard Columbus fans they would tell you, that if someone came in and kept hockey there but changed the name and mascot, they probably wouldn't be mad but for a minute!! I say to all of the people who are skeptical ... or doubtful ... give these guys a chance!! I have seen SO MUCH being done this offseason from the front office ... I am truly excited about it!! Let's go Marksmen!!
  6. Gunner ... gotta go with Gunner!!
  7. I was shocked to see the Antz brand go ... but these guys have a huge vision and are working on a 5 yr deal with the Crown that will have a 2nd 5 yr option ... they are not playing around! the Carolina Red Fox is indigenous to the area and the Marksmen name gives homage to Fayetteville's close military ties ... ties that I for one think were NEVER tapped into like they should have been! many of us remember the days of the Antz leading the attendance in the S ... and I see us getting back to that!! We have a FULL staff of people in the office ... the monthly payment plan for season tickets is awesome ... look what they did in a short time for the two games they were in charge of ... imagine what they will do with an entire off season to promote! I for one am excited .... Go Marksmen!!! i do however have 8 Antz jerseys that I have over $2k in .... for a sale lol
  8. These guys are hiring a 10-12 person staff ... they are not playing around, they want this to grow and prosper!!! They worked for 5 weeks promoting last night and tonight and the difference in the crowd was obvious and all due to them!! last night they brought in the Charlotte Checkers ice team to give some insight and to show what to expect in the future!!! They did say that tonight that crew won't be there, but for next season the experience will be worth the price of admission!! i have talked with the new Pres/GM several times via private message and he is very receptive to all the ideas fans have and wants to hear our opinions!! very excited going forward!!
  9. It was great to see and talk with Rob Sich and his family this weekend ... the Antz retired his number this weekend like they did with Collins last month and Fournier long ago ... Rob was the guy you either loved or hated or loved to hate ... personally I loved the guy and his game! He was labeled as a one sided player and a big fish in a little pond ... but he could light the dang lamp and he owns a BUNCH of SPHL and FireAntz records! He had a way of getting under the other guys skin and it played to his advantage a lot of the time! He was a fan favorite and certainly remembered for his contributions to the Antz ... who, by the way, when he was around, were NEVER last in the league in attendance!!
  10. I have spooken with the new guy ... one of them anyway ... there is going to be a press conference or announcement ... on or around April 7th this guy has some big visions and in his words "is going to put butts in those seats and a better energy in the Crown"
  11. MRK came out playing rough and tough hockey and they man handled the Antz in the 2nd period!! 4-2 after 2
  12. Antz won last night 4-1 ... lets see what tonight holds!!
  13. I was told Manno is day to day ... Not serious but don't want it further agrivated ... as for the team ... i saw tonight a speedy Antz team ... Faster than years past! they lacked some passing game, but that's the new and they are working on that ... Bonar looked good! thompson was good ... Drobot went right to business on what should have been a boarding call but that little shrimp ref tonight was horrible! good home opener be the crowd was disappointing! piehole is right ... Not enough excuses for why it can't get packed like it used to! and why no golf carts on the ice? New rules or something? And no more Heat dance team? nowhere near the signage I am used to seeing ... ??????
  14. I am just ready to see the boys lace em up!
  15. Ready to see the team in action tonight!! Opening weekend ... coming in 2-0 off the road ... lets do this!!
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