Thursday, October 2, 2008

Aftermath NXL Kaput

This appears to be true. I'm presuming it means no World Cup which is gonna leave everybody scrambling and probably means a 5 team 4 prelim match round one which doesn't thrill me but is what it is. I guess Vic Mackey and the Strike Team hit Mike's money train. (Pop Culture reference you may not get but trust me, it's funny.)

Update: It's official. Hinman has released a public statement light on detail while being politically correct (in paintball terms). Ostensibly the issue was competing in two leagues became too heavy a commitment for a team of primarily young players with other real world commitments. And that may be completely true. Almost all of my guys have school and/or work issues too as, I'm sure, do members of nearly every team out there. Even so don't discount the cost of competing in this equation. I know I sound like Chicken Little here on the subject of failing pro teams but that only makes me annoying, not wrong.

6 comments:

Gabriel R. said...

One of the higher profile up-and-coming teams that's actually doing well can't afford to attend World Cup?

Are things really that bad?

Baca Loco said...

Don't really know Gabriel. That crack was just a joke. Regardless of SD's specific situation however, yes, things really are that bad.

Anonymous said...

I'm only speculating, but up-and-coming may be the operative words. When they signed their sponsorship deals in the off-season, they were negotiating as a soon-to-be 1st year pro team. Maybe they're 'bout out of paint?

Gabriel R. said...

It's unfortunate. They burst out of the gates blasting this season. I would think, with their momentum (podium finishes), that their sponsors would get behind them and keep the ball rolling.

original-anonymous said...

Princes to poppers. Welcome to paintball.

overshot01 said...

here's my thing -- they were able to do it every year in divisional play, aftermath has been a staple d1 psp team, i dont understand the move to 7 man.