That's great that this owner "saved" the Beef buy purchasing them, unfortunately the quality of the product has gone severely down hill, especially this year. It's now looking like a semipro football organization and the amazing thing is that Omaha has, by far, the highest ticket prices in the league. Wonder how long fans will put up with that with the quality of product that is being produced.
Well all of the Beef-makers press releases keep referring to tomorrow's game as the last game at the Pershing. Conveniently, no mention of the the future of the Lincoln team beyond that. But, judging by the 300 fans a game they have been drawing at home this season, probably not unreasonable to believe that tomorrow night will be the end of indoor football in Lincoln (again).
This has been an ongoing disaster. This starts at the top with ownership. Absolutely clueless. Does absolutely nothing to help put that team in the position to win. Knows absolutely nothing about sports or football. It's been documented all off season the crap this guy has been doing, these results are not surprising to anyone in the organization. Traveling day of game to Dodge City? Seriously? I guess he saved a few hundred bucks. Giving up 60+ points almost every game? Three wins, two against an 0-7 team and one against a 3-7 team (which went down to the last play). This guy is even making the crack owner is look good right now.
Last Edit: May 8, 2014 15:26:19 GMT -5 by mighty90
Beef definitely look more productive with a veteran QB, but it's tough to win games win you give up over 62 points a game to non-Kansas Koyote teams. Kind of ironic to watch that and see former defensive coordinator and head coach James Kerwin in the stands at the game. Still haven't figured out that whole staff shakeup from last year for the Beef.
Omaha's woes are more of a result from the situation that arises when one of those guys who thinks, "Wouldn't it be cool to own a football team," buys a team and has no experience in sports, or the business of sports, other than being a big fan boy. People close to this organization have been talking about this rapid decline coming this season for quite some time now.
Good news for the Beef is that they have the Haymakers twice. And since Rich Tokheim, the owner of the Beef, bought the Haymakers, the Haymakers have become absolutely inept. Not sure if this is intentional, but when you "trade" away your best defensive to your other team for nothing...it would appear that he does not want Lincoln to be competitive.
Interesting that Yost was not promoted to head coach, since he is the former head coach and has years of indoor experience. Instead they promote a guy to head coach who has never coached indoor? There is a lot in weird stuff going on with the Beefmakers ownership right now...
From what I have heard, Steve Heimann is a very professional head coach and right now one of the few bright spots for the Beef organization. Looking forward to his debut this weekend and hopefully a long, successful tenure for Coach Heimann as Beef head coach.
Unfortunately, the purchase of Lincoln does not appear to be as noble as when Bob Scott purchased the Beef to save them. Unlike that situation, word has it that he has both teams working as one, both teams' coaches talking to each other to decide which players should play where, and even apparently a joint tryout this weekend. Wonder why they have not made an actual announcement that Lincoln is under new ownership? Maybe it's because the owner's kid was starting fights in the stands with the Lincoln fans at the Pershing last year? Or maybe just because they don't want fans to know that both teams area operating as a single organization... Need to keep an eye on roster moves the Beefmakers make this season with each other.
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Dec 7, 2013 2:03:30 GMT -5
Banana Cat: This board was revised and updated on 7 December in preparation for the 2014 season. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
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Banana Cat: LFL-AU kicks off inaugural season; New South Wales Surge 44, Queensland Brigade 6 (FINAL)
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Banana Cat: Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos for the Super Bowl. Who will win?
Jan 22, 2014 22:00:38 GMT -5
CF4L: Grand Island is up 13-0 early on over Lincoln
Feb 10, 2014 20:24:08 GMT -5
CF4L: 19-0 GI after a quarter.
Feb 10, 2014 20:38:55 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Did you go to the game CF4L?
Feb 17, 2014 11:34:51 GMT -5
danger10: Watching first night of IFL Regular season lets go Danger!
Feb 21, 2014 21:21:56 GMT -5
BNDC: Football bandits.
Mar 2, 2014 17:26:50 GMT -5
dubyaessoh: Sure is quiet in here this year!
Mar 14, 2014 19:15:50 GMT -5
halaroo: Does anyone know where I can watch away games for the AIF online?
Mar 22, 2014 9:53:41 GMT -5
Doom: this shoutbox at the bottom noone really sees it is prolly why its always quiet
Apr 12, 2014 19:11:41 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Everyone's on the facebook group now too, which makes it even more quiet. This shoutbox was quiet when it was at the top this past year, so maybe I should just shut it down.
Apr 14, 2014 20:55:38 GMT -5
Bring Back CFL to KC: so what are the guess about chances for indoor football back in kc
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