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SJSharkies4ever

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  1. Drobot

    I see this thread going in a negative direction and I am issuing the one and only warning, before it may get out of hand, to please keep the conversation civil and do not act as an agitator. Thank you!
  2. Bulls at Thunderbolts Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:15 PM CT (Ford Center, Evansville, IN) SPHL Scoreboard Watch Live (SPHL Live - $7.99) Listen Live (Bulls Audio) Listen Live (Thunderbolts Audio) Pre-Game Notes: Game Live: Gamesheet:
  3. Bulls at Thunderbolts Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:15 PM CT (Ford Center, Evansville, IN) SPHL Scoreboard Watch Live (SPHL Live - $7.99) Listen Live (Bulls Audio) Listen Live (Thunderbolts Audio) Pre-Game Notes: Game Live: Gamesheet:
  4. I am making this thread to post the weekly standings for the SPHL, with the magic numbers included for the teams facing elimination. These standings will be updated weekly in this thread, and will cease once the playoff teams are finalized or the final game of the season is played; whichever shall come first. Updated as of 10/25/2017 1:34 AM ET RANK TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 Mississippi RiverKings 2 2 0 0 4 1.000 2 7 4 +3 2-0-0 0-0-0 -- 2 Evansville Thunderbolts 2 1 0 1 3 .750 1 8 7 +1 1-0-1 0-0-0 -- 3 Huntsville Havoc 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 5 1 +4 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 4 Pensacola Ice Flyers 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 4 0 +4 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 5 Fayetteville Marksmen 1 1 0 0 2 1.000 1 4 3 +1 0-0-0 1-0-0 -- 6 Peoria Rivermen 2 1 1 0 2 .500 0 7 8 -1 0-0-0 1-1-0 -- 7 Knoxville Ice Bears 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 3 4 -1 0-0-0 0-1-0 -- 8 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 3 4 -1 0-1-0 0-0-0 -- 9 Birmingham Bulls 1 0 1 0 0 .000 0 1 3 -2 0-0-0 0-1-0 56 10 Macon Mayhem 2 0 2 0 0 .000 0 1 9 -8 0-2-0 0-0-0 55
  5. Updated as of 1/17/2018 1:35 AM RANK CHG TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 -- Pensacola Ice Flyers 29 20 6 3 43 .741 19 99 69 +30 10-3-2 10-3-1 -- 2 -- Peoria Rivermen 27 19 7 1 39 .722 17 100 74 +26 10-4-0 9-3-1 -- 3 -- Macon Mayhem 28 16 7 5 37 .661 16 113 87 +26 9-5-1 7-2-4 -- 4 -- Evansville Thunderbolts 28 16 7 5 37 .661 15 99 87 +12 7-5-1 9-2-4 -- 5 -- Knoxville Ice Bears 28 16 10 2 34 .607 15 104 92 +12 9-3-0 7-7-2 -- 6 -- Huntsville Havoc 26 15 9 2 32 .615 15 96 84 +12 8-6-0 7-3-2 -- 7 -- Mississippi RiverKings 29 14 14 1 29 .500 14 84 89 -5 7-7-1 7-7-0 -- 8 -- Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 28 9 16 3 21 .375 7 85 112 -27 5-10-1 4-6-2 -- 9 -- Fayetteville Marksmen 29 8 17 4 20 .345 7 79 128 -49 4-4-4 4-13-0 27 10 -- Birmingham Bulls 28 7 17 4 18 .321 7 63 100 -37 4-9-1 3-8-3 27
  6. I figured I would do something a bit different than just post the roster. Have a gander. This will keep all Bulls' fans abreast of up-to-date stats in addition to knowing the roster.
  7. Updated as of 1/9/2018 11:24 PM ET RANK CHG TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 -- Pensacola Ice Flyers 26 18 5 3 39 .750 17 88 60 +28 8-2-2 10-3-1 -- 2 -- Peoria Rivermen 25 18 6 1 37 .740 17 93 67 +26 9-4-0 9-2-1 -- 3 -- Macon Mayhem 25 14 7 4 32 .640 14 98 79 +19 9-5-1 5-2-3 -- 4 -- Evansville Thunderbolts 25 14 7 4 32 .640 13 87 78 +9 5-5-1 9-2-3 -- 5 -- Knoxville Ice Bears 25 14 9 2 30 .600 14 96 83 +13 8-3-0 6-6-2 -- 6 -- Huntsville Havoc 23 13 8 2 28 .609 13 87 74 +13 7-5-0 6-3-2 -- 7 -- Mississippi RiverKings 25 13 12 0 26 .520 13 77 77 0 6-7-0 7-5-0 -- 8 -- Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 26 8 15 3 19 .365 6 79 106 -27 4-10-1 4-5-2 -- 9 -- Fayetteville Marksmen 27 7 16 4 18 .333 6 73 122 -49 3-4-4 4-12-0 29 10 -- Birmingham Bulls 25 7 15 3 17 .340 7 55 87 -32 4-8-1 3-7-2 31
  8. Potential Expansion

    Actually, it is not. And I have read and even heard from some that a lot of tickets were actually freebies. Greensboro itself was not going to support the team that basically said F you as they bolted to Raleigh, a city by the way, had no arena like ours. They had Dorton Arena. I also read that Raleigh folks were not going to drive to the Boro for games, so 8-9k per game in the NHL is garbage. Now this is the last thing I’m posting as far as this convo goes because it would be easier getting a root canal with no novicane, but just because you bought season tickets or supported them, that’s fine and you’re perogative. No one faults you for that. But the Canes left a bad taste in the mouths of a lot of people. On a personal side note, the Canes suck and need to go back where they came from. Back to Hartford!
  9. Potential Expansion

    If so many supported the Canes in Greensboro, why was the upper level curtained off and the Canes were dead last for 2 years in attendance. In 1997-98: 9,106 In 1998-99: 8,187 Anyone can make a business strategy that is profitable, the problem is, nothing always goes to 100%. The history of hockey in Winston-Salem has always been awful. The T-Birds trying to make a case with a measly 2,000 per game is not a sufficient argument. The FHL is around $500,000 OC's, compared to $1,200,000. The FHL is a joke, and reminds me of the Pecos League and Continental Baseball League's.
  10. Potential Expansion

    Yes I know this, and it will fail. The reason for mentioning the Revs and Prowlers were to show we tried twice with indoor football and it failed each time. Whereas, hockey in Greensboro, was much more successful. We still hold the all-time single game attendance record for the 24th year straight. No one in Greensboro supported the Hurricanes due to the fact they were leaving for Raleigh. Also, LJVM is NOT owned by the City of W-S. It is owned by Wake Forest University, the entire grounds. Minor league baseball prices that you say, will be the death of a hockey team. I am going to break this down for as simple as possible. The Southern Professional Hockey league is an independent professional hockey league, which is NO affiliation with parent organizations. The teams are responsible for paying every bill associated with operations. The average cost for an SPHL franchise is in the ballpark of $900,000 to $1,200,000 per year. Even at the T-Birds average attendance, what the FHL site lists as 2,201 per game, puts them near to last place in between the Mississippi RiverKings and Macon Mayhem (former Twin city Cyclones). Let's say that the T-Birds are able to garner around $250,000 corporate deals for an SPHL franchise, that leaves a possible $950,000 in expenses left to be paid. At the current attendance rate, that would create the following formula: (Operating Costs - Revenue) / No. of Games / Average Attendance = x (where x will be your average ticket price) (1,200,000 - 250,000) / 28 / 2201 = ?? (950,000) / 28 / 2201 = ?? 33,929 (rounded up to nearest dollar) / 2201 = ?? The end result would need to be an average ticket price of $15 per game. So the T-Bird's average ticket price of $11.00 would actually mean they lose money. The $15 per ticket is to set your break-even margin and an idea for your balance sheets whether you see a red line (bad) or a black line. Some teams do not earn a commission on suites, parking, concessions, etc. due to arena management being greedy and stingy. Also remember, the $1,200,000 is total costs for all 56 games, which need to be offset by home revenue. Corporate sponsorships and season ticket revenue is usually used to help offset some extra needed startup costs, or usually, in majority of cases, placed in escrows to keep funds safe should something fall through and a franchise not be granted or even see the light of day. Arenas should be charged according to size. For example, if say the Greensboro Coliseum wants to charge $25,000 per night (to include all staffing fees), then one would assume that they should be granted use of whole building rather than just the lower seating bowl. Edit: Minor league baseball teams DO NOT pay their players. I forgot to mention this little tidbit of information. All parent MLB clubs are responsible for scouting, signing and paying players within their organization. They have two separate payrolls, their 40-man roster payroll which includes the 15 players on their Triple-A farm clubs, then their minor league payroll, which is the remaining players that are distributed among the levels of MiLB. Not to mention, most minor league organizations also receive a stipend from parent clubs to help with costs.
  11. Potential Expansion

    But this is our indoor football history. Greensboro Prowlers - 2000-2003 Greensboro Revolution - 2006-2007
  12. Potential Expansion

    To answer your question about what Matt does, absolutely being a . The man is an egotistical and arrogant jerk. He thinks he is this and that yet he is just an absolute idiot. They doled out all that money to renovate for a low level D-I school that doesn't do anything (btw go Spartans). To transfer the ice plant to the fieldhouse would be a lot of man power and money. They won't dedicate the time and effort to relocate the chiller to the fieldhouse, or even tear up the floor to run piping for a new ice plant, or even install a permanent or portable ice plant. Matt , in my opinion, is very dead set against having hockey back, yet we get our third indoor football team when the previous two attempts failed.
  13. Potential Expansion

    I will correct you on one key aspect. I am originally from the Gate City, born and raised. I was born at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. The Monarchs were my past time growing up. Our hockey was very successful. Hockey cannot return to Greensboro for 2 reasons, Matt Brown, Executive Director of the GCC and Scott Johnson, his second in command minion. They do not want hockey back, especially in the arena to compete and conflict with the Spartans basketball. The "fieldhouse" is a renovated agricultural pavilion. It has no ice making capabilities. As far as parking, majority of most sporting events you go to, they charge for parking. One question, what is the Florence in which you speak? Would that be a reference to South Carolina, because if so, then that's a never going to happen. There have been efforts and nothing will come of any of them.
  14. Updated as of 1/4/2018 2:20 AM ET RANK CHG TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 -- Pensacola Ice Flyers 23 17 4 2 36 .783 16 77 48 +29 8-2-2 9-2-0 -- 2 -- Peoria Rivermen 23 16 6 1 33 .717 15 85 61 +24 8-4-0 8-2-1 -- 3 +2 Macon Mayhem 23 13 6 4 30 .652 13 91 71 +20 8-5-1 5-1-3 -- 4 -- Evansville Thunderbolts 23 13 7 3 29 .630 12 80 73 +7 5-5-1 8-2-2 -- 5 +2 Knoxville Ice Bears 23 13 9 1 27 .587 13 88 75 +13 8-3-0 5-6-1 -- 6 -3 Huntsville Havoc 21 12 7 2 26 .619 12 76 64 +12 6-4-0 6-3-2 -- 7 -1 Mississippi RiverKings 23 13 10 0 26 .565 13 72 69 +3 6-5-0 7-5-0 -- 8 +1 Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 24 7 14 3 17 .354 6 71 98 -27 3-9-1 4-5-2 -- 9 -1 Fayetteville Marksmen 25 6 15 4 16 .320 6 69 116 -47 3-4-4 3-11-0 31 10 -- Birmingham Bulls 22 5 14 3 13 .295 5 46 78 -32 2-7-1 3-7-2 33
  15. Bulls at Ice Bears Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:05 PM ET (Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN) SPHL Scoreboard Watch Live (SPHL Live - $7.99) Listen Live (Bulls Audio) Pre-Game Notes: Game Live: Gamesheet:
  16. What happened?

    Long version short, the previous owners sold the team to new owners. One of those new owners was a former Army paratrooper, that has his ties to Fort Bragg, and considering that one of the biggest paratrooper battalions is the 82nd Airborne, they rebranded the team as the Marksmen. A lot of the Marksmen persona is related to military culture, for example, the Zamboni looks like a tank!
  17. Birmingham Bulls Roster

    Thank you Mac. These transactions happen while I'm at work and it's good to know someone has my back.
  18. Updated as of 12/28/2017 12:45 AM ET RANK CHG TEAM GP W L OTL PTS PCT ROW GF GA DIFF HOME ROAD E# 1 -- Pensacola Ice Flyers 21 16 4 1 33 .786 15 72 43 +29 8-2-1 8-2-0 -- 2 -- Peoria Rivermen 20 13 6 1 27 .675 12 73 55 +18 7-4-0 6-2-1 -- 3 +1 Huntsville Havoc 19 12 5 2 26 .684 12 71 53 +18 6-3-0 6-2-2 -- 4 -1 Evansville Thunderbolts 20 12 6 2 26 .650 11 73 63 +10 5-4-1 7-2-1 -- 5 +1 Macon Mayhem 20 10 6 4 24 .600 10 80 64 +16 7-5-1 3-1-3 -- 6 -1 Mississippi RiverKings 21 12 9 0 24 .571 12 68 66 +2 6-4-0 6-5-0 -- 7 -- Knoxville Ice Bears 19 10 8 1 21 .553 10 69 66 +3 6-2-0 4-6-1 -- 8 -- Fayetteville Marksmen 23 6 13 4 16 .348 6 64 107 -43 3-3-4 3-10-0 -- 9 -- Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs 20 5 12 3 13 .325 4 58 86 -28 2-8-1 3-4-2 35 10 -- Birmingham Bulls 19 5 12 2 12 .316 5 40 65 -25 2-6-0 3-6-2 36
  19. Bulls at Havoc Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT (PharmacyFirst Ice, Huntsville, AL) SPHL Scoreboard Watch Live (SPHL Live - $7.99) Listen Live (Bulls Audio) Listen Live (Havoc Audio) Pre-Game Notes: Game Live: Gamesheet:
  20. SPHL newspaper coverage

    It's funny, back 20 years ago, coverage in most markets, especially in the South was pretty good but the popularity of the sport was not there yet. Now, the popularity of the sport in the South is gaining and the coverage has disappeared. Oh wait, that's right, we have more important news to focus on like destruction of monuments and people crying over hurt feelings. When the Greensboro Monarchs were in existence, we had front page coverage on the sports section after game days, with full box layouts with game stats and all the sorts. I miss the good ol' days!
  21. SPHL newspaper coverage

    Not to mention that the Havoc and Ice Flyers have mobile apps that can give you news and updates!
  22. SPHL newspaper coverage

    It also boils down to this, local minor league sports will not sell papers. If the news in the paper is not juicy then it won't sell. Besides, a good majority of folks are not reading sports pages much anymore either with this snappy invention of the internet. According to a Pew Research chart I have seen, has been on a steady decline for 30 years, since 1987, when the numbers apparently peaked at its highest. Of course, this chart is not the most updated, but from the numbers I have seen in it, from 1987 at its peak until 2014, newspapers took a 35.7% drop in subscriptions. Based on the estimated total for 2015, the estimated decrease went to 44.8% decrease. Smartphones and internet, there is no need for newspapers anymore. You have ESPN, Bleacher Report and all sorts of sports scores and news apps that keep you up-to-date with news and scores.
  23. Yeah, Huntsville is a pesky squad!
  24. Bulls at Havoc Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT (PharmacyFirst Ice, Huntsville, AL) SPHL Scoreboard Watch Live (SPHL Live - $7.99) Listen Live (Bulls Audio) Listen Live (Havoc Audio) Pre-Game Notes: Game Live: Gamesheet:
  25. Looking good so far with Keegan's goal against a pesky Havoc team!
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