Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mr. Curious Does His Best Wayne Brady

"Does Mr. Curious have to choke a b*tch?" [See title link for explanation] There was a high power not-quite-top-secret meeting this morning headlined by GI Sportz (Procaps) el commandante Richmond Italia. The rumors swirling around his appearance at the DC Open have focused on the notion he is interested in investing (or somehow participating) in the NPPL. Mr. C says there's more to the meeting(s) [and mystery] than that. Whatever the spin--if in fact any public announcement is made--rumor has the real issues are between Italia and Pev. Being unusually coy Mr. C isn't offering any more details, just yet but did say the the next Pevapaloosa may to be renamed Italiapaloosa.
In other rumorology of perhaps more immediate interest to tourney ballers is the word that the NPPL brain trust is considering another format change--to--have you guessed?--5-man Race 2. Now according to Mr. Curious it is no more than talk at this stage but it is kinda curious, yes? What about extending Race 2 down the divisions as a 7-man format instead like in Pro and D1? Otherwise it's two leagues playing the same game and one of those leagues originated the format--and it ain't the new guys. Guess we'll find out eventually.

5 comments:

Nick Brockdorff said...

Smart move with the format change.

If the NPPL runs the same format as the PSP, the notion that the division in the sport is about format is gone, and it all becomes about who supports the NPPL and who supports the PSP.

First it cuts into the PSP core business in a more direct way, increasing the urgency (for the PSP) of getting the NPPL killed off, and thus, secondly, it clears the way for a buyout or merger to be much easier (well, easier in the sense that it has to be done).

Dan said...

The format will still be slightly different, with gun modes, audience participation, field dimensions, etc. Though, it does provide a good reason to play NPPL "hey lookl its the same number of guys on the field at half the cost!"

Anonymous said...

format doesn't matter when the reffing is consistently horrible, the schedule consistently screwed up, the air fills insufficient...

NPPL has been craptastic since 2007. Why are people still surprised that it stinks?

Anonymous said...

The PSP is the best league.

Nick Brockdorff said...

It's immaterial what league is best.

What matters is if it's a viable business - and if it is enough of a thorn in PSPs side, to finally be bought out or merged (whatever expression suits your fancy) ;)