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Posts posted by MarksmenManiac

  1. 23 hours ago, Arkham36 said:

    I'm posting here because I'm in Fayetteville and care what Marksmen fans think.

    A new SPHL team was announced, in (looks like the LA Ice Gators are moving to) Quad Cities, IA/IL.  I know professional sports generally have a hard time matching there name to their actual geographical location, but come on, SOUTHERN Professional Hockey League?  Evansville and Peoria were already a bit of a stretch, TaxSlayer Stadium in Moline, IL is 2 hours past Peoria, that means 16+ hours on a bus for the Marksmen.  Is the Midwest really that short on hockey leagues?

    This is an awful decision to bring this team in.  The travel is gonna be brutal.  

  2. 1 hour ago, Make Marky GM said:

    The man himself said he was in "talks with other teams".  Any non-moron would have to believe Fayetteville would be in the mix.  So as you say "they might have passed on him". Your opinion, good for you.   Your statement of " Most of the stuff you put out is wrong" is just stupid. Show me where I have ever said anything about being an expert or an insider on the Marksmen or the SPHL. Like 95% of the people who post on this board I post MY opinion, conjecture, spectulation. If only confirmed facts were posted on this forum there wouldn't be much to read.  So if you don't like my opinions or speculation so be it but there is no need for you to go against the written rules of the forum and attack them.

    He didn’t say other teams in this league.  And don’t go getting your panties all in a bunch.  No one attacked you.  I just Said I can Smh at your comments that are completely ridiculous and without merit.  


  3. 3 hours ago, Make Marky GM said:

    Don't shake your head too hard you might hurt something. i'll think and post what I want to think and post.  If the moderators object they'll do something about it.   In my opinion Thomas was or at least should have been on a short list of prospective new coaches for Fayetteville based on his resume.  If they passed on him like I said I hope they have a plan B and a good one.

    I’ll shake my head at any ignorant comment you make, if I so Choose.  Most of the stuff you put out is wrong.  So, I’m shaking my head a lot.  Leo prob was in the plan, but Leo was never NOT an employee of the mayhem.  Obv, they got 1st dibs on his services.  I’m sure there’s plenty of people in the mix for HC job.  But to say they missed out on Leo when he was never even available is just ill informed nonsense.  Pretty typical for forum members.  

  4. 47 minutes ago, PlannedObsolescence said:

    Mr Thomas is the first African-American head coach in SPHL history, but he's not the first African-American head coach in Macon; he's the third:

    First was John Paris, Jr:

    Pro Hockey's First Black Coach

    John Paris Jr.holds a special place in the annals of professional hockey. Not only was he the head coach of the 1994 Turner Cup champion Knights (after replacing Gene Ubriaco mid-season), but he was the first black professional hockey coach.

    John Paris Jr.He grew up in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the son of lifelong hockey man John "Buster" Paris Sr. and the brother of hockey players. His pro career, as an undersized wing, went as far as nine games with the Eastern Hockey League's Knoxville Knights; he played extensively in the Canadian junior and senior systems, and then went in to coaching with the Granby Bisons of the Quebec Major-Junior League.

    John Paris Jr.His results were indifferent, hovering around .500 with a variety of QMJHL teams. He was hired to coach the Atlanta Fire Ants, the roller hockey team owned by Knights management, for the 1994 summertime season. That placed him in Atlanta with the Knights as the right man in the right place at the right time.

    With just 17 games to go in the regular season, the Knights head coach, Gene Ubriaco, was promoted to chief scout by the Knights' NHL affilliate in Tampa Bay. General manager Joe Bucchino appointed John Paris Jr. to lead the Knights. Just as another famous Atlantan would have insisted, the color of his skin had nothing to do with the hire -- it was the content of his character and just plain good fortune that put him behind the bench with the Knights team that went on to win the Turner Cup.

    Paris led the team for the entire 1994-95 season and the first part of the 1995-96 season, but was relieved of his coaching duties and made Director of Player Development on January 8, 1996, with the Knights mired in a slump. Inconsistency and the losing record were cited as the reasons for the switch.

    John Paris Jr. compiled a 65-64-11 regular-season record and a 14-5 playoff record in 2 1/2 seasons with the Atlanta Knights. Assistant Scott Gordon (an ex-Knights player) replaced him as the team's head coach. In 1996, with the Knights gone to Quebec, Paris remained in Georgia as the head coach and general manager of the Central Hockey League's Macon Whoopee.

    The second was Graeme Townshend: 

    Graeme Townshend (Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in Toronto, Ontario): On September 9, 2008, the Toronto Maple Leafs appointed Townshend, a former NHL player from 1990 to 1994, as the team’s skating coach. While there, he designed skating and skills development progressions for all Maple Leafs players and prospects. He also pre-scouted and evaluated all prospective draft picks and attended interviews at the annual NHL pre-draft combine. Townshend held the position until the end of the 2012 season.

    Prior to the job with the Maple Leafs, Townshend spent four seasons with the San Jose Sharks as the team’s skating coach under head coach Ron Wilson. Before that, he was head coach with the Greensboro Generals (2001-2002) of the ECHL and Macon Whoopee (1999-2001) of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

    Isn’t Leo Canadian as well???

  5. 1 hour ago, JMC-STL said:

    Well, he's only one behind Kerr.  :hockey:

    And jean guy has coached for how many seasons in the SP?  He’s also lost how many times in the finals in a row?  And who won their head to head match up 2 seasons ago in the finals?  And who just got an ECHL deal?   


    Kerr was in the SP for 3 seasons, Total  


    I rest my case. 

  6. 4 hours ago, kittrellrunner said:

    Ouch,this stings a bit.Its gonna be tough to bring in someone as good as Coach Kerr,maybe Leo Thomas will be our new coach.

    This is a huge loss.  Kerr is the best coach in the SP, by a mile !

  7. 4 hours ago, 72Vette said:

    He's on his way to Fayetteville. Heard it from PC. :eyes:

    Negative, ghost rider.  Kerr is way too classy to do that to Kerzner.  Who do you think he is, Bes?

    Kerr is definitely moving up.  His likely replacement is Leo, since Leo was his Asst.   It’s a natural progression.  

  8. 9 minutes ago, Make Marky GM said:

    Been wondering the same.  Almost as long looking for a coach.  Plus no word on what happened to Longo.  Norris is about as tight lipped as they come except when expressing his political views.  They need to hit the ground running after the protected lists are announced but it's looking like they will be playing catch-up if the new people aren't in place soon.

    Thank god he’s a republican!  MAGA

  9. 7 hours ago, JMC-STL said:

    I'Flyers were never the same after their home ice interruption. They are still a top notch organization, who will be back with a vengeance next season.

    LOL. As long as they have the bes T coach, they’ll be out in the 1st rd again.  



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  10. 1 hour ago, dnf said:

    The ownership group should give a doodle about a team they own......the coaches have had their hands tied all season... the owners have been calling all the shots for the entire season....and we can see what kind of hockey knowledge they have 

    And you’ve gotten this information from??

  11. 1 hour ago, Marksmen3519 said:
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    1960 Coliseum Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28306

    Marky Marksmen Unveiled as Mascot

    Fayetteville Marksmen > Blog > News > Marky Marksmen Unveiled as Mascot

    Fayetteville, N.C-  The Fayetteville Marksmen have unveiled their mascot and the winning submission of the “Name the Mascot” contest.

    At a special event on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Cross Creek Mall, the team showcased Marky Marksmen for the first time.

    In addition, the team announced CenturyLink as the presenting sponsor of Marky. Fans will see CenturyLink and Marky together around Fayetteville and the Crown Coliseum.

    The winner of the “Name the Mascot” contest will be drawn from a pool of names of individuals who submitted the name.

    About Marky:

    The son of Martha and Michael J. Marksmen, Marky Marksmen is a native of Fayetteville, being born just outside of the Cross Creek Mall in the Spring of 2012.

    Soon after his first birthday, Martha and Michael J., along with Marky and his three brothers, moved to California. While there, Marky auditioned for the part of the fox in the music video for the hit single What Does the Fox Say?, eventually losing out to computer generated look-alike.

    After his music video career stalled, Marky went on to model clothing for Calvin Klein. He enjoyed a successful career as a model and eventually started a band known as Marky Marksmen and the Chunky Bunch, releasing two number one albums Hockey for the Peopleand You Gotta Be Kidding Me, That’s Not a Hook! (Ode to the Refs).

    Missing Fayetteville and North Carolina, the Marksmen family made their way back to town in early spring of 2017. Marky first became acquainted with the local hockey team during a game on April 7th, 2017, when he snuck into the Crown after seeing crowds of people pour into the stadium. It was then that Marky knew he wanted to be a part of the game and the team.

    After months of debate, Marky decided to walk in to the Marksmen front office in late July, where he was instantly brought on to serve as the mascot.

    Marky was unveiled to the fans at a special event, just outside of his childhood home at the Cross Creek Mall on August 26, 2017.

    His hobbies include: mischievous antics, pumping up the crowds at the Crown before, during, and after all Marksmen home games, teaching the youth about hockey and fun, and enjoying events all around Fayetteville!

    Suite seats, suite eats. Fans can attend the seven-best games of the season in our Fox Hole Suite, and receive All-You-Can-Eat hotdogs, popcorn, chips, soda, and water! More information is available at: http://marksmenhockey.com/tickets/all-you-can-eat-package/

    BE SOCIAL: Follow the Marksmen on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news and information surrounding the team. Search and follow “Marksmen Hockey” for behind-the-scenes content, player and coach’s interviews, and much more!

    The Fayetteville Marksmen are owned and operated by Union Pro Hockey Group and play their home games at Crown Coliseum. The Marksmen are a committed community asset, designed to provide premium entertainment to families and individuals in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.




    About The Marksmen

    The Fayetteville Marksmen are owned and operated by Union Pro Hockey Group and play their home games at Crown Coliseum. The Marksmen are a committed community asset, designed to provide premium entertainment to families and individuals in Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

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    But did they hire Marky on his birthday?   I thought he was already a few years old when they saw him behind the crown on apr 7th last year.  No?

  12. 3 hours ago, 72Vette said:

    This guy is available? Ok numbers last season but could be better in SPHL. Coach should be watching the ECHL transitions.



    instead he's, :yikes:



    Omg!  What is that coach thinking?  He actually looks like he’s enjoying himself and making videos that are entertaining.  Why would anyone in minor pro hockey EVER do anything that would actually entertain anyone?   I’m calling the front office and DEMAND he be fired !   The audacity of these people in The Marksmen organization, trying to make entertaining videos that people actually enjoy.  I am SO DISAPPOINTED.  

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  13. 10 hours ago, JMC-STL said:

    Two things you can do about that: (1) Contribute only to positive content on this Board; (2) find your muse elsewhere.

    Notice the only people to put a heart on this post are the same people always posting negative stuff?  Birds of a feather...

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  14. 5 hours ago, AfghanPiehole said:

    But they didn't assemble the worst team in the history of  Fayetteville hockey. Sure, they didn't do a very good job of filling seats the last few seasons but we also never had as much trouble winning games.  The current ownership group has done a phenomenal job of marketing, coming up with new promotions and generating excitement for hockey once again.  Now if they could dramatically improve the on ice product, all will be good to go.   

    Guess what... we had the 2nd best team in the league last year, AND NOBODY CARED!  Nobody came to the games.  The team went broke.  The new guys bought the team in order to save it from folding.   Winning is not synonymous with success.  When will you guys get that?  And who cares if they didn’t have the worst team in the league?  They literally won 1 championship in 15 tries.  That’s not success.  

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  15. 20 hours ago, MarksmenArtist said:

    Don't bother trying to explain or figure it out Maniac. MacNaught and other owners were here for 15 years - those here complained and bitched about getting rid of them constantly. No matter the players, the coach, the record, the attendance....yada...yada....they still complained, moaned, and groaned. New owners come in, save hockey in Fayetteville, having to spend a TON to rebrand - because of the "swamp" the previous group had created in town - and they STILL complain, moan, and groan. There is nothing that will satisfy this forum crowd. I am convinced that not even a 56-0-0 record, sold out home games, season title, and a President's Cup would satisfy them! It won't ever change.

    I have To agree with you. These people literally come on here just to run their mouths.  It’s embarrassing.  I honestly Don’t know why the league even has this forum. All it is, is a hate filled forum.  Sad.  

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