Discussion in 'NLL News and Rumors' started by Rick716, Sep 7, 2017.
20 game season is too long will lose many season ticket holders
I am with you......I feel the same way about the 18 game season.
Thing is, if it is inevitable, and, if there are 11 teams, well, maybe they can pull their heads out of their arses and ditch the divisions.
We could have a 9-9 team in the East miss the playoffs while Calgary is in courtesy of being able to whip Vancouver around a couple extra times.
So something I thought was an interesting announcement was the locations of the combines this year for draft prospects. The locations are below.
The NLL will hold combines at the following locations:
NYTEX Sports Centre, Dallas, TX – July 8, 2018
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA – August 11, 2018
Langley Events Centre, Langley, BC – September 8, 2018
Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees, NJ – September 9, 2018
Toronto Rock Athletic Center, Oakville, ON – September 15, 2018
The fact that there will be a combine in Dallas this year is interesting. I'm wondering if the NLL will use this as an opportunity to announce a team being added down there to add another West team by 2019-2020 to get the league to an an even number for the first time in awhile.
That makes sense to me. And the MLL Dallas Rattlers are playing at home the day before the combine, too. If the NLL is going to do it, that would be a good time to make the announcement.
Well the current disaster of a playoff format has the 2 and 3 seed in each division play each other, then play the winner of the wild card and division winner. The only way teams from the same.division can play in the conf.finals, is if one.of.the teams us the wild card that played the other division winner in the first round.
so the west division finals may not be 2 west division teams??
this sounds like something the nhl would pull
It's possible, had 5 teams from one division made the playoffs. But since there's no such thing as the West Division in hockey, it's irrelevant.
I thought swami was talking about the NLL playoffs
Yeah I went to the quoted post above mine, sorry I wasn't clear
This makes a lot more sense now.
Heh. Right now, there’s a group who says they want to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, so naturally they’re sucking all the sports media attention such that a new NLL effort wouldn’t even get story one in town. Furthermore, judging from the last arena football failure, even if NLL came back, the media would embargo the thing unless it was proved they’d get better crowds. If those two sentences sound unrelated to you, the history of Portland sports begs to differ for reasons you can probably guess.
Damned shame about Portland ownership not being able to make a go......IIRC, crowds were better than this decade's expansion efforts.
They were but how much of that was the owner either papering or deeply discounting the house? I bet it was alot. And it's a good lesson for San Diego as they come in.
San Diego's owner is a brazillionaire who could sustain ~$1.5M annual operating losses for pretty as long as he is not bored with watching his team and hanging out with lacrosse people and lacrosse fans.
I get the idea that Portland ownership was a mere multimillionaire.....and hundreds of thousands per year in operating losses actually matter.
She got a husband
well played mike, well played
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