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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: February 19, 2019, 12:47:56 PM »
I'm not surprised, and I think we can. I'm excited to see what we do next.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Jacksonville Sharks
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:32:56 AM »
Do you think it would rock the boat for us to just swap those roles?

Also, do you believe Justin is just venting frustration or is he apt to be a complainer? I'm not going to acquiesce to everyone's requests unless it's warranted. I don't want to make this move and then him gripe about the laundry detergent we use.

Do we have a better chance of winning with Justin swapping time with Smith?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:53:51 PM »
1. Talk about the last series. What was the highlight of the weekend for you?

We played hard. I like that. I'll always like that. We had a rough first game, but were resilliant with 2 big games in response. .

Some of the highlights for me were the back to back 5 run innings in Game 2. Game 3 we dropped 9 runs in the 6th. That's always fun to see when the bats are cracking.

Maeda's comments after the 14-7 win were right on the money, "We came in and got the job done." That's how we play baseball here. We get the job done.

2. Talk about the incoming draft class, do you feel it's too early for players to have to choose this soon into the season on college or the pros?

I've always felt that if a guy wants to come to the pros, he should have that opportunity, but the franchise shouldn't be at risk because of it. I feel like a player that comes out of college shouldn't have as short of a leash. I'd almost suggest that if a rookie deal is 3 years for a college player, it should be 4 or 5 for a high school player so they have time to develop in a system. But I am for high school students to come out. If this is what they want to do, I'm all for people following their dreams. I just want to make sure they are protected and franchises are, too.

 
3. How do you feel about the potential changes the league is looking into?


I see that Commissioner Quist is considering changes to the post season. I'm intrigued with what he comes up with. He has a mind for baseball and I believe what he will do will be great for fans to see and for franchises to participate in.

4. Talk about any other news that sticks out to you?

I like that we are talking to USADA for updated drug testing. Baseball should be a pure, drug free sport. I'm all for keeping the playing field even.

5. Talk about your opponent this week. What will be the key to victory?

We get to host a strong, undefeated London franchise. I believe if our pitching comes through and our bats are awake we can beat anyone in the world. I have full confidence in our pitching rotation and our players. I believe we've yet to see the best baseball from San Diego. I believe this team is special. You'll see.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Jacksonville Sharks
« on: February 18, 2019, 05:19:24 PM »
Correct. I'm not concerned. We will be playing better as time goes on. Tell me about Justin Price. I thought we had him slotted for some minutes. I'm not going to get bullied by a player into getting on the court if the coach doesn't think he needs to be there. So when I say this, understand that I'm absolutely not questioning you: Are there any reasons he didn't see more court time?

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General Manager's Office / Re: Jacksonville Sharks
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:13:54 PM »
It's hard to say. This early in the season you can't tell what is happenstance or what are issues. I plan on talking to Coach after this and evaluating our first few games. I think we are going to show people that we are a force to be reckoned with.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Jacksonville Sharks
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:35:36 AM »
I'm surprised we are 2-4, truth be told. That's only because we have so much talent. But, I also am realistic in that we have quite a few younger players. We have one of the best coaches in the league and I believe it's only a matter of time before our team is gelling and playing great, team basketball. I think the best is yet to come for the Sharks.

I hope that Justin Price, as well as any player in the league, understands that baseball is living and breathing. We are in the first weeks of a season. We are going to continue to make adjustments. Every franchise is going to want to have their team playing at optimum basketball. I ask players to be patient as their team really finds it's identity and chemistry. The only thing I'm a tad upset about is that Justin didn't come to our coach or me, he went to the media to voice his displeasure. The way I run my franchises is that we put our best foot forward publicly and that we work on issues in house. It is hard to deal with issues when you find out after the fact. We need to strive to be positive. Winners are positive. Positivity is important.

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Forum Games / Re: WWE PREDICTION CONTEST - ELIMINATION CHAMBER 2/17/19
« on: February 17, 2019, 03:12:51 PM »

WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Miz and Shane McMahon (c) vs. The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso)



SINGLES MATCH
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin



WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa 



INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP HANDICAP MATCH
Bobby Lashley (c) and Lio Rush vs. Finn Bálor



RAW WOMAN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Ruby Riott 



WWE CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. Samoa Joe vs. Kofi Kingston
 


WWE WOMAN'S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH
Nia Jax and Tamina vs. The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) vs. Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville) vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) vs. Boss & Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) vs. Fabulous Glow (Naomi and Carmella)




BONUS QUESTIONS

~What match opens the show (main card)? Intercontinental Title

~Which teams start the Woman's Tag Team Elimination Chamber Match? Iconics and Boss & Hug Connection

~What are the final 2 in the Men's Elimination Chamber Match? Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles

~Who wins the final fall in the Woman's Tag Team Title Match? Bayley

~Who loses the fall/taps out in the SD Tag Team Title Match? Jimmy Uso

~Will Becky Lynch make an appearance? Yes

~What is the time of the shortest match (closest without going over gets the point)? 5:15

~What is the time of the longest match (closest without going over gets the point)? 37:45

~What is the announced attendance (closest without going over gets the point)? 18,000

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 16, 2019, 01:26:18 PM »
It absolutely is. Another week facing a top contender. I liked what I saw our run game do. Gould had a great day. What did you think of James?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 14, 2019, 01:54:54 PM »

GM GOOCH WALKS PAST THE THRONG OF FOOTBALL FANS TO THE PRESS AREA AND IS READY TO FIELD QUESTIONS


It is wonderful to be back at the rookie showcase. I'm looking forward to seeing the future of the HIFL out there showcasing their abilities that they have diligently trained. What do you have for me?

Talk about last weeks game. How do you feel about how your team is performing?
We have played two great teams in a row, and for the second week in a row, I've liked what I've seen out of our players. We are playing better football, but we are running into teams that are gunning for the Impact Bowl. I am pleased with our improvement and I'm pleased with the effort that our team is putting out. I promise this will pay off. These times may be difficult, but I guarantee they will get better. It's these bitter moments that will make the sweet that much sweeter. We will continue to persevere and work toward our goals.

2. What are your thoughts on Hilton Keegan and others skipping this Rookie Showcase and committing to either the XFL or AAF?

It's a shame that they do not want to play in the HIFL. I personally believe that the HIFL is the best football league in the world. Do we have some warts and hairs in our league's history? We do. Does every GM make a mistake here or there? Yes, we do. We've been around for 6 seasons under the Wilkinson regime. The XFL and the AAF are new leagues. They haven't had an opportunity to make some mistakes that will inevitably be made. Completely slamming the door on the greatest football league in the world because of some previous indiscretions in a league with great longevity is not a good idea, in my opinion. But that's the beauty of America. They have freedom to choose where to work. They have the freedom to want to put these new leagues on their shoulders and try to build them up. I love good football, but I feel many that are saying they won't play for the HIFL, will end up in HIFL uniforms at some point in their careers. I feel the HIFL is the best, but I am absolutely for other leagues to play. I'm all for competition. I'm all for players getting the chance to be on the field and improve. There have been some great players that have utilized new leagues to continue to play and have improved so drastically they end up at the top of their position world wide. It would be a shame for a player like that to never meet their potential. 

3. What are you hoping to gain from this weeks Showcase?


I'm hoping to be better prepared for the S12 draft. We have quite a few draft picks and I want to be able to make informed draft picks that will fit our system and help us to continue to improve.

4. What did you schedule for your players during the bye week? Training or a week off?


We are going to continue training. We are still gelling and growing together and taking a week off of that will be counterproductive. I understand some teams doing it, as there are teams that are getting banged up. Luckily our team is staying healthy and I want us to continue to grow in synergy as the season progresses.

5. Talk about anything else on your mind in reference to the league/sport.

The talk amongst GMs is Alabama. They are playing at an incredible level right now. They've scored 278 points...the next best team has scored 218, and that is Seattle. Only 3 other teams have scored over 200 points. I love good football and Alabama is playing really good football.

We've had quite a few injuries this year, and you hate to see that. I'm hoping for a safe rest of the season for our great athletes.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:42:46 PM »
I'll plug him in and hope that he resonates.

Thank you for all you do. I believe we are getting on the right track. It's a little bit at a time, but I feel like having two RB's that fit more what you are looking for in the system will hopefully be a step in the right direction.

Let's get 'em, Coach.

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Ariel, we are ready to lock in.

We are going to run by committee now.

Philly Crowell is our new captain in Belanger's slot.

In-Season Training Schedule
- 3 hours Position Training
- 1 hours Athletic Training
- 0 hours Physical Training
- 2 hour Film Study

Players:
QB - Shaun Day
QB - LeBron Owen
WR - Mario Kingsbury
WR - Homer Nation
RB - Antonio James

Lock In

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:08:11 PM »
You're right. You're exactly right. Thank you for clarifying.

Also, we are now a captain down as Belanger is no longer with us.

I was thinking go with Philly Crowell as a captain. He's been playing well, seems like he is working hard, too. Do you think there would be an issue with that? Do the other guys respond to him well?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:48:30 PM »
I'm excited about bringing him in. Thank you again, DH.
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Ariel, please call Coach Brigham back in.
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Coach, I just pulled the trigger on what we were talking about with our run game.

I just signed Russell Gould and called up Antonio James while releasing Randy Belanger and Robert Lima.

I was wanting to make Antonio James our bell cow, but I want to do things a tad differently. I want to have James out there when we are in Shotgun and Spread. I want Gould out there when it's Two TE, Pro Set, I formation, and Goal line situations.

Does that sound good to you?

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE IV
« on: February 12, 2019, 08:42:48 PM »

Long Beach releases:
RB - Randy Belanger
RB - Robert Lima

Long Beach calls up from minor league:
RB - Antonio James

Long Beach signs:
RB - Russell Gould to a 2 year deal worth $1mm

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:47:39 PM »
I see what you did there. Well done. Glad to have him on board.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 12, 2019, 07:25:26 PM »
We good for 2 years?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:19:37 PM »
**cough**

Sorry, I got choked up. As you can see we go out of the shotgun more often than not. Our other back would take those responsibilities. I wanted Russell to be a battering ram in these formations. He wouldn't technically be starting, but he would get some important touches. I don't want you to think I was low balling an offer. He will not be our RB1, but he will see the field.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:16:08 PM »
I can understand your position, but we will mostly be going out of other formations. I wanted him for those for a specific reason. I could swing $750k, but I'm afraid I cannot afford the $1mm price tag.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:51:51 PM »
I would want to use him in goal line setting and in formations like the I, duel tight ends, and potentially pro. He'd be the lead back in those formations.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:37:37 PM »
Well, I believe he is better than what I currently have on the Mermen roster. It looks like I will be calling him up.

Thank you for your time and efforts, Coach. I look forward to talking to you more later this season.

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Ariel, please get me in touch with Deion Hester.

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Deion. Great to talk to you. I'm interested in signing your running back client, Russell Gould. We got a good look at him and I believe he would be a good fit with us here. Would he be interested in coming in for 2 years at $500k?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:46:07 PM »
Are we talking a bad work ethic or not a competitive drive?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:19:42 PM »
Alright. It's still a bit early to really see patterns. Let's get some wins!
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Lock in

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: February 08, 2019, 02:09:50 PM »
Thanks. I really want to build his confidence. I hope that our standing up for him gave him a little boost there.

I like what I'm seeing, outside of the latter part of our starting pitcher rotation. We know we have some weaknesses, but we can't change those now.

I don't feel any changes are necessary. I like how we are playing.

Is there anything that you feel needs immediate attention?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:54:39 PM »
Extremely happy. I knew he had it in him. I had a great scouting report on him and he impressed me during training camp. I believe in Bryan Haggar. Wow, what a game!

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:31:42 PM »
You are correct. I'm going to talk to Coach Chins, maybe an agent or two, and then, if any changes have been made, we can make sure everything is set for game day.
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Ariel, please get me in touch with Coach Chins.
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Coach Chins, I'm interested in calling up Antonio James. We have a different need of player on the main roster, and I feel it could be him, but I wanted to get your assessment of him.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:21:33 PM »
Okay. We won't make any changes scheme wise. I appreciate your input.

How do you feel about a personnel change? James is a speedster and, based off of previous conversations, could be a better fit than Belanger.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 08, 2019, 12:45:47 PM »
Are you opposed to that idea, Coach?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 07, 2019, 05:00:32 PM »
I'm actually interested in talking to Coach Chins with our minor league affiliate and seeing if Antonio James is ready for a call-up. If he is, my plan is to bring him up and sign a power back. Once I find that, we can touch back on RB screens and TE screens. I know they don't yield gigantic yards, but if we can get the ball over the top of Hagan's head, a few yards gained is better than 11 yards lost in a sack.

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League Office Transactions / Re: HIFL LEAGUE OFFICE IV
« on: February 07, 2019, 04:54:57 PM »
Long Beach spends $500k on scouting.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 06, 2019, 04:06:06 PM »
I normally don't feel good about a loss, but I liked what I saw from our guys.

This week is another difficult task. I will never, ever count our team out of a game, even if we are playing a strong team. This week, we face the buzzsaw known as Waylon Hagan. Seattle has made getting in the backfield an art, much like I did last year, I'm wondering, do you think we could increase the number of screens we have in our gameplan? If those guys are coming through and Day can lob it over their heads, we could be in better shape, hypothetically, right?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:29:24 AM »
1. Talk about opening week. What did you take away from it?

It was interesting, we played a big game in the first game. Played a close game in the second game. Got smoked in the 3rd game. I believe we will get more consistent as the season goes on. I liked a lot of what I saw and believe we are going to continue to improve.

2. Any news stories stick out to you this week?

I want to express how proud I am of Tokujiro Maeda's efforts on the field and congratulate him on having the number one jersey sales in the PBL!

I'm sorry to hear about McCord's injury. Guys want to chase the dream as long as they can. It's sad to see someone go out after one pitch. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Mark Potts play was spectacular.

3. Do you think there is PEDs in the game right now?

I would hope not. There are always new ways to skirt systems, I would hope the league is staying on the cutting edge of that to ensure that we have this beautiful game in its purest form.

4. Talk about your opponent this week. What will you have to improve to take the series?

We are going to Indianapolis. For us to improve we need to continue to improve in the batter's box, on the hill, and in the field. I see a lot of really good things and I believe we will continue to gravitate in the positive direction. Looking forward to some great baseball this week.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:21:48 AM »
I feel like our offensive line will hold up well. We have great talent on our line and I believe we are going to pose more of a threat as each week passes as they work together more and more. I'll be talking with Coach Brigham this week about a way to slow their pass rush.

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OOC Boards / Re: HIFL Wagering League
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:09:04 PM »
Update:
$40 - Michigan (by over 6.5)
$40 - Lincoln (by over 8.5)

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OOC Boards / Re: HIFL Wagering League
« on: February 04, 2019, 07:32:44 PM »
$20 on Michigan (+6.5)

I hope I did this right. I don't gamble.

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OOC Boards / Re: HIFL Wagering League
« on: February 04, 2019, 07:30:37 PM »
$20 on Michigan (+6.5)

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 04, 2019, 02:22:55 PM »
1. Talk us through this weeks game. What went wrong?  What went right?


Truth be told we played a better game than we have. We just faced a perennial powerhouse of the division. Tip of the hat to GM Digger. San Antonio is a great franchise. I liked what I saw from our team and I believe we will play San Antonio better later this season.

Matthew Graham got a bit dinged up. It's tough to see our new acquisition get knocked out early, but I'm very proud of Kaufman for his big game.


2. Talk about the news that caught your attention this week...

Seeing Tulsa being relocated his shocking. We all knew that GM Franchise was on the hot seat, but very rarely does a GM stay with a team that is moved. GM Dazz is the exception with Pearl Harbor moving to Cleveland. That hot seat just got hotter.

I'm not surprised to see Stephen Shelley and Douglas Fowler starting developing a rhythm. GM Metro is a great GM. We still haven't seen the best from Las Vegas. I believe they are going to go on a tear just like Alabama did last year.

3. Now that you have completed your first round of divisional games, how do you rank the teams in your division and who do you believe will be the biggest threat to your goals?

I believe we are in the middle to the bottom. That's okay. We've had a hole to be dug out of. But, we are only 2 games out from first place. We are sitting in our division tied with 4 other franchises. The top of our division is Oakland followed by San Antonio. Then we have Tucson, Las Vegas, Tulsa and us all tied. It's going to be fun to see how things play out. My goal for us this year is for us to not be at the bottom of our division.

Out of our division, we have scored the fewest points and given up the most points. If we can cinch that up, I believe we are going to be able to do some good things.

I believe the biggest threat to our success would be time. We are still gelling as a team. If we can do that rapidly, we are going to do some good things. I believe the biggest threat to our goal would be Tulsa and Tucson. If they pick up steam, we could find ourselves at the bottom of the division. If we pick up steam, we will land in the middle or near the top. I like that.

4. Talk to us about your upcoming game this week.  What will be the key to victory as you step out of division for the first time this year?

This week we face Seattle. They are playing very good football. They're one of the top scorers in the West and their defense has allowed some of the fewest points. GM Jon has put together a team of real monsters. For us to get this victory we are going to have to slow their offense down and we are going to have to start clicking in our offense. Hagan is a beast, if we can slow him down, we stand a much better chance of victory.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:59:08 AM »
I'll do my best to surround you with players who desire to win. I believe in you and I believe we are going in the right direction.
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Ariel, I'm so sorry about the delay.

New order:
WR1 - Cox
WR2 - Bacon
WR3 - Nation
WR4 - Kingsbury
WR5 - McKenzie

RB1 - Belanger
RB2 - Lima
RB3 - Alley

Graham takes the spot of Kopp

In-Season Training Schedule
- 2 hours Position Training
- 0 hours Athletic Training
- 0 hours Physical Training
- 2 hour Film Study

Players:
Shaun Day
LeBron Owen
Mario Kingsbury
Homer Nation
Randy Mayfield

LOCK-IN

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
I'll consider myself checked.

You're my guy. As stated before, It's a New Day here in Long Beach. I'm giving you my word today that I will not draft another quarterback this season. You are the future here. I know you'll keep working hard and I'm going to work hard to surround you with players who want to win as badly as you do.

I've asked Coach Brigham some things about our offense and he's given me good feedback. I want your input as well. What type of receivers do you excel with?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:46:47 PM »
Let's win this series, Coach.
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Lock in

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: January 31, 2019, 03:38:58 AM »
I want to keep him there for a few weeks. I think he can pull through.

Any thing else pressing?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: January 30, 2019, 11:07:50 PM »
I think he is going to bring the goods. I'm not going to be impatient with him. I believe in him and his abilities. I have no plans on changing the rotation. We starting playing good team ball toward the end of training, I want to see us capitalize on it.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM: SAN DIEGO DEVIL DOGS
« on: January 30, 2019, 04:52:08 PM »
POST SPRING TRAINING

1. Talk about how you feel spring training went. Who impressed you the most? Who did you feel under-performed?

I believe we came on pretty strong toward the end of training camp. I like that we built upward instead of starting strong and falling out. Maeda was extremely impressive. I'd like to see Rosenburg come into his own.

2. Are you going to make any roster changes before the first series of the season?


I'll talk to my coach, but the plan is to keep what we had going going out there. They were playing better baseball.

3. As the season gets underway, where do you project this team to finish in the standings?

I believe that we could be a Wild Card team. We have some solid bats, fielders, and pitchers. We went 5-7 in our division, that's only 3 games behind the top. We were two games behind Golden State. I think when we hit the season we'll be playing good, competitive baseball.

4. Talk about your first opponent and the key to beating them in the three-game series.

We host Golden State. We matched up well with them in training camp. The key to beating them will be making our bats talk and keeping them out of the batters box with solid pitching and fielding. I think we can win this series.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:53:25 PM »
Ahh. Hopefully he'll grow up some.

I'm going to talk to Shaun Day now and see where his head is at. I may be calling you back.
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Ariel, will you get me in touch with Shaun Day?
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Shaun, have a seat. You can see the news just like I can: There's a lot of people calling for you to get benched. Some have said that based on performance a year a season sitting behind John Lynn could be good for you. I'm not going to lie Shaun I've thought about it. too The thing is, when I got into it more...I watched you at Oklahoma State. I saw you at the combine. I had Coach Brigham interview you. Three things were off the charts...your confidence, your arm, and your leadership. Those were some of the big reasons we drafted you in the first round. You know like I do that we are in a rebuild. I believed, based off of observation that you had the innate ability to shake off the bad games and bad throws as an important part of who you are and your game. The New Day stuff wasn't just a catchy PR move. I meant it. You are going to bring Long Beach to a new day. I have every intention of building this offense around you.

I want you to recommit yourself to working with Coach Brigham, I want you working on some extra hours, but if you can look me in the eye and tell me that you want to be the starter for the next twelve games, that you can lead the team to victory, and most importantly continue to develop as a quarterback I want to commit to you for the rest of the season.

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High Impact Football League Information / Re: TRADE DISCUSSIONS
« on: January 30, 2019, 03:18:57 PM »


Long Beach Receives:
FS Matthew Graham
RB Lance Alley
LB Albert Smith (from Akron Acorns, assigned to Santa Ana Aqua-Goats)
$1.5MM in Bonus Money
S12 Cleveland 3rd round pick

Cleveland Receives:
FS Earl Kopp
RB Anthony Chau
FS Thomas Relgado (from Santa Ana Aqua-Goats, assigned to Akron Acorns)

Confirm

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High Impact Football League Information / Re: TRADE DISCUSSIONS
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:43:29 PM »
Rapid City receives:
WR Michael Griswold (Long Beach retains the $7 million in salary)

Long Beach receives:
WR Mario Kingsbury (assigned to Long Beach main roster)
Rapid City S12 5th Round Pick
Rapid City S13 3rd Round Pick

Confirmed (Rapid City is going to incur the cost of his bonus money, Long Beach takes all of Griswold's contract on the books)

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High Impact Football League Information / Re: TRADE DISCUSSIONS
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:42:32 PM »
Rapid City receives:
WR Michael Griswold (Long Beach retains the $7 million in salary)

Long Beach receives:
WR Mario Kingsbury (assigned to Long Beach main roster)
Rapid City S12 5th Round Pick
Rapid City S13 3rd Round Pick

Confirmed

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:37:48 PM »
Gotcha. I love it that you are a straight shooter. Is he a problem or is he just a loud mouth? I mean, is he someone we are going to eventually need to move or can he be kept under control?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:24:52 PM »
How is Homer Nation doing? Is he a leader at all? Do the other guys respond to him? We have him for a long time and I wonder if he'd be a good captain. He has a lot of charisma. Do you think it could be used for good?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: January 30, 2019, 12:19:39 PM »
I'll keep that in mind.

I like leadership and a good attitude. Outside of our captains, who do you think is lifting their teammates up in a positive way?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:59:50 AM »
I'm liking what I'm seeing on defense, we have quite a few picks that should allow us to get some young talent in here next year for us to develop.

What type of running back do you think would fit into our offense the best?

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : LONG BEACH MERMEN
« on: January 29, 2019, 09:49:50 AM »
I'm absolutely flabbergasted. We need to do something this week. I'm going to have to talk to Shaun about this. I still firmly believe he is the QB of the future here, but I'm worried that these dismal performances are going to hurt him long term.

This week may not bode well for this comment, but we are a quarter of the way into the season. Who are you impressed with?


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