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AuburnAL

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  1. https://busleaguehockey.com/2019/02/15/report-sphl-eyeing-two-expansion-teams-for-next-season-including-iowa-city-iowa/ They’re saying Iowa City and ??? are being looked at. I say boo to Iowa City. Focus on the South.
  2. Before one of the home games earlier in the season they announced that he was cancer free, and that the deal between he and Coach Detulleo has been that he would give up his C patch once his cancer was gone since he could play for his youth team again then. That may not be 100% accurate as it is from memory, but he was announced to be cancer free,
  3. There is a nice road system to funnel folks from the Shoals to Chattanooga to Huntsville. That’s three metro areas large enough to support an SPHL franchise with only one franchise between them. The Shoals are closer to Huntsville than Birmingham by quite a bit, and Chattanooga I think would be about 30 minutes closer to Huntsville than Knoxville with the drive being a bit easier since it is flat most of the way. Also depending on your tastes there isn’t much to do in Huntsville, and I think the Havoc sort of fill that void a little bit.
  4. A great mystery. I believe Marksman Owner when he says not all teams are maxed out on payroll because it ties rather nicely to some of the worst attended teams having the best records. Similarly as one of the players interviewed says they play golf, watch movies, and eat out in the afternoons. While you can watch movies for cheap it certainly seems that he is talking about the theater which is to say the players are spending a solid middle class lifestyle. Honestly, the big question is room and board. If the teams are allowed to provide this then you can do okay on a few hundred a week. Ultimately, there is no way to disprove players getting paid extra by the fans or team, but if they are getting room and board free I can see the lifestyle described is not unreasonable.
  5. Yeah I feel like there might be a big drop off after the KHL. You see teams leaving other European leagues for the KHL even though every team outside of China has to have 90% of its players from the country it is in. I think one KHL team has gone back to a Euro league.
  6. Only repeating the assumption widely bandied about at the time for why the BoT suddenly wanted UAH and UAB to cut their hockey and football teams respectively. As I haven’t seen anything to refute it I am left to believe it was true.
  7. I can speak for one who is not. My thesis is basically this. You are alienating Auburn fans by running such an ad. You are alienating Tennessee fans by running such an ad. There’s a reason large companies such as car manufacturers and restaurant chains make ads and other marketing devices aimed at multiple fanbases when they choose to wade into this. There are a significant number of transplants in Huntsville who do not care about Alabama who this ad will not reach. On average they may be more likely to want to go to a game than an Alabama fan, but they are not going to spoken to by this ad (and may well be turned away by it).
  8. And alienate non-fans who aren’t Alabama fans which is probably a higher portion of the population in Huntsville than the rest of the state (possibly especially among the potential hockey fans) I despise Alabama, but even if I didn’t I can’t be the only one in Huntsville who remembers Alabama trying to kill UAH’s hockey program like they did UAB’s football program. Mayor Battle basically had to come out with the local business leaders and the congressional delegation with the threat to get UAH removed from Alabama’s bailiwick if they continued to try interfering with one of the city’s distinctive features just to find money to pay their football coach.
  9. Maybe. The night games usually are better attended. My main issue was alienating a lot of their fanbase by promoting the game on social media as being for Alabama fans,
  10. Welcome aboard Cody Porter! Losing Milosek mau hurt a lot. I think he was critical in the win streak. It was a shame he only played three home games during it. Here’s to hoping Porter and Delavergne can be good replacements.
  11. This I will have to check. I know they don’t sell liquor, but it seems like beer is available.
  12. Yep. Killed attendance (admittedly it was still well above the league average). Hopefully, they won’t pander to Alabama fans again in the future.
  13. Very surprising. My first question is how do the teams with small arenas stay afloat with the budgets estimated above?
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