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Old 01-04-2014, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious if you guys have checked the league out, hit up many games. I check out the Moncton Miracles games quite often. What do you guys think of the league? think it'll last? Quality of basketball is sometimes embarrassing.
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I've been to half a dozen Rainmen games over the past 7 or 8 years that the team has existed. Not bad quality basketball, but the team itself has become a redheaded step child here in Halifax.

Been in 3 different leagues since they became a team back in '07. They must have been through at least 5 or 6 coaches in that time span. Impossible to really follow the team because it seems like players are just in a revolving door, constantly getting new players and cutting old ones.

It's also 20 bucks for a lower bowl ticket. Compared to the Mooseheads (Memorial cup champions, get to watch players who have a real future in the sport, etc.) tickets which is something like 16-17 bucks for LB.

I don't see the team lasting past this season. The team is 3-19 right now, absolutely shitting the bed. Last game they had just shy of 900 fans, compared to in 2011 when they could draw around 2000.
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That has a lot to do with ownership there. They are too arrogant to run that team, though they did bring in Craig Hodges as head coach. Not a bad signing.
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Yeah, Andre Livingston seems like a pimp acting as an owner. Weird personality.

Too bad, I'd like to see some good ball around here.
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haha, His twitter handle is even him dressed as a pimp. Too funny.
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Went to a London Lightning playoff game on Sat, great atmosphere and decent basketball.
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Went to a London Lightning playoff game on Sat, great atmosphere and decent basketball.
I was at game 4 which was very disappointing - nice to see they bounced back.

Why did Windsor refuse to shake hands? Questionable officiating?

Game 7 will be a war; I'm considering making the trip down to Windsor.
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I was at game 4 which was very disappointing - nice to see they bounced back.

Why did Windsor refuse to shake hands? Questionable officiating?

Game 7 will be a war; I'm considering making the trip down to Windsor.
I guess I missed that, Windsor was definitely pissed about the reffing though so that was probably why. Some late calls went London's way but there was some suspect calls both ways as to be expected I suppose. One Windsor player was trying to get at a fan, that was entertaining. I was really impressed with the crowd and how into it everyone was. That was out first Lightning game and we will definitely go back. I would definitely go to Windsor tomorrow if I could, that should be a good game.
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We went to our first Lighting game of the season yesterday in London. The crowd was pretty good for a 2pm game on a Sunday. Some pretty sloppy b-ball yesterday but was a decent enough game with Windsor winning 104-100. Tickets were $10 for upper bowl which was a great view for us. Obviously we would prefer a Raptors game but we only get to 4 or 5 of those a year. I hope the league can grow, Kitchener should get a team and it would be nice to see one more added to make it a 10 team league for now.
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