Not all the Americans, just the Philly (or is it Pittsburgh?) Americans. The only interesting things about this are a) what's the NPPL gonna do, b) by quitting is their Pro spot revoked (Did they try to sell it or give it away?) and c) why was it Tim M. fronted the press release?
Didn't expect c), did you? Well, sadly that's the sort of peculiar detail I fixate on. Seriously, does anyone think Jason and the boyz sat down and decided they weren't able to perform at their best with so many committments and that 7-man just had to be sacrificed? Me either. But why Tim? Would an official press release from SP have been viewed differently?
While it is undeniable that relegation would be an embarrassment it doesn't explain the decision. Hey, they elected to keep committments with the AXBL and SPPL instead of the NPPL. There's an obvious answer here and a not so obvious speculation.
'Kay, so what does NPPL do now? Gotta fill that spot or else the Pro Div is left with a short bracket and byes.
Oh, oh, I know! I know! Reward Spyder's loyalty and bring BC up to finish the season. Is there still a BC? Are they still sponsored by Spyder/Kingman/whatever? The team wasn't at Buffalo.
It'll be interesting to see what comes next at any rate.