Lone Star Minor League Football News: NEWS

Monday, July 28
LSMLFNEWS TAKES ACTION ON "AA" TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

AFTER TRYING TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS AND THE DALLAS BULLDOGS TO PLAY FOR A "AA" TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP THE FOLLOWING ACTION IS BEING TAKEN BY LSMLFNEWS....IT SHOULD BE NOTED THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS CALLS TO LSMLFNEWS EXPRESSING PROS AND CONS ABOUT THE PROPOSED EVENT. 

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IT IS WITH REGRET THAT LONE STAR MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL HAS DECIDED NOT TO ENDORSE OR SANCTION A GAME TO CROWN A 2014 “AA” TEXAS STATE CHAMPION.

 

ALTHOUGH GREAT EFFORTS WERE MADE TO HAVE THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, AGREEMENTS COULD NOT BE MADE TO SATISFY BOTH TEAMS AND HAVE THE EVENT.

ORIGINALLY LSMLFNEWS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOST BOTH THE “AAA” AND THE “AA” TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES AND THAT OFFER WAS PLACED ON THE TABLE. THE DALLAS BULLDOGS DECLINED THE OFFER AT THE TIME STATING THEY WOULD PREFER TO OPT OUT AND WAIT FOR AN INVITATION TO A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WHICH THEY STRONGLY FELT THEY DESERVED. THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS WERE PREPARED TO PLAY THE GAME. LSMLFNEWS HAS MOVED FORWARD WITH THE “AAA” EVENT.

LSMLFNEWS IN AN EFFORT TO HAVE THE “AA” TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND AT THE SAME TIME WANTING TO RECOGNIZE THE DALLAS BULLDOGS AND THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS FOR THEIR EFFORT IN 2014 MOVED IN THE DIRECTION OF RANKING BOTH TEAMS AT #1 IN ITS RANKINGS. 

THIS WAS THE START OF SETTING THE WHEELS IN MOTION ONCE AGAIN AND MOVING FORWARD WITH HOPE THAT THE  TEAMS WOULD THEN TRY SETTLING THE #1 RANKING TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE FIELD. MEANTIME, OTHER TEAMS RANKED AT #2, #3 AND #4 WITH THE CO RANKING OF THE TEAMS AT #1, EXPRESSED AN INTEREST, HOWEVER THOSE TEAMS HAD ALREADY LOST TO THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS, AND THE ONLY WAY THE NORTH HOUSTON TITANS GOT TO #4 WAS THE RESULT OF HAVING CO #1 RANKED TEAMS.

THE THOUGHT OF #4 PLAYING THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS WAS ENTERTAINED BUT FIZZLED OUT QUICKLY AS THE NORTH HOUSTON TITANS DECIDED TRAVELING TO WEST TEXAS WAS NOT A GOOD IDEA AND A NEUTRAL LOCATION TO THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS WAS NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR THEM.

DURING ALL THIS, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO HOST A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. THE BONECRUSHERS AND THE PUNISHERS WERE INTERESTED BUT LSMLFNEWS FELT A REMATCH OF CRAFL LEAGUE PLAYOFF GAMES WAS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF CROWNING A TEXAS “AA” STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE FIELD. THOSE TEAMS WANTED TO PLAY TO GET A SECOND SHOT AT THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS AND LSMLFNEWS FELT THEY NEED TO WAIT UNTIL 2015 TO GET THEIR REMATCHES.

IT SHOULD ALSO BE NOTED THAT THE NFL PLAYOFF SYSTEM ALLOWS THE TEAM WITH THE BEST RECORD TO HOST MOST OF THEIR PLAYOFF GAMES, EXCEPT FOR THE SUPERBOWL. LSMLFNEWS OFFERED THAT OPPORTUNITY TO THE DALLAS BULLDOGS TO PLAY AT A LSMLFNEWS HOSTED EVENT BUT THE OFFER WAS DECLINED BY THE DALLAS BULLDOGS.

THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS ELIMINATED THE #2 AND #3 TEAM, AND THE #4 TEAM WAS ELIMINATED BY THE #2 TEAM IN THE CRAFL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS. THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS STEPPED UP TO OFFER THE BULLDOGS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY THEM IN WEST TEXAS WITH THE SCORPIONS PAYING EXPENSES FOR THE FIELD, THE OFFICIALS, AND ALSO OFFERED TO FEED THE BULLDOGS, AND THE BULLDOGS DECLINED THE OFFER AS WELL.

LSMLFNEWS TOOK STEPS TO OFFER THE TEAMS TO SETTLE THE CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE FIELD BY NOVEMBER 1, 2014 OR THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS WOULD BE CROWNED AS THE 2014 “AA” TEXAS LONE STAR MINOR LEAGUE FOOTBALL NEWS CHAMPION. EFFORTS WERE MADE ON THE PART OF BOTH TEAMS TO NO AVAIL AS OF YET.

DISCUSSIONS WERE STILL BEING HELD AS OF SATURDAY JULY 26, 2014 AND THE GAME WAS SET FOR AUGUST 16, 2014. THAT WAS THE DATE SET TO PLAY THE GAME BETWEEN THE SCORPIONS AND BULLDOGS. THE REMAINING PIECES BEGIN TO GET SETTLED.

AS THE DISCUSSIONS WERE BEING HELD, LSMLFNEWS DECIDED TO STEP IN AND NOT ALLOW PLAYERS TO BE PICKED UP AND ADDED TO THE ROSTER FOR THIS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

THE DALLAS BULLDOGS INFORMED LSMLFNEWS THAT THEY STARTED REBUILDING THEIR TEAM IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEY WON THEIR LEAGUE AND STARTED ADDING PLAYERS BASED ON A NATIONAL EVENT ORGANIZATION TELLING THEM THEY COULD, IN ORDER TO FILL A ROSTER SO THEY COULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. THE ADDITONAL NUMBER OF PLAYERS WAS NOT LIMITED, SO THE BULLDOGS COULD INCREASE THEIR ROSTER TO A TOTAL OF 50 WHICH WAS A REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATION.  LSMLFNEWS WILL NOT NAME THE ORGANIZATION. IN THE PAST LSMLFNEWS KNOWS THAT PLAYERS WERE ALLOWED TO BE ADDED TO MEET CERTAIN CONDITIONS, BUT NOT TO THE TUNE OF UNLIMITED NUMBERS. BY THE DALLAS BULDOGS OWN ADMISSION, THEY ONLY HAD 15 PLAYERS LEFT FROM THEIR ORIGINAL 2014 ROSTER.

THUS THE DALLAS BULLDOGS HAVE ONLY 15 OR SO PLAYERS FROM THE ORIGINAL EFL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AND REALISTICALLY IT’S NO LONGER THE SAME TEAM. IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO STRIKE AN AGREEMENT TO PLAY THE GAME, THE DALLAS BULLDOGS ALSO SAID IF ADVERTISEMENT WAS DONE THEY DID NOT WANT “AA” ON THE FLYERS OR ANY SORT OF ADVERTIEMENT AS THEY ARE CONSIDERING THEMSELVES A PART OF A “AAA” LEAGUE FOR 2015, BY THE EFL’S OWN PROCLAMATION.

FURTHERMORE THE DALLAS BULLDOGS STATED THEY HAVE THE BEST RECORD, AND SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HOST THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. THE BULLDOGS RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE OPPORTUNITY TO HOST THE GAME AND/OR BE THE HOME TEAM IN THE DALLAS AREA. THEY DECLINED LSMLFNEWS FIRST OFFER AND LSMLFNEWS MOVED ON. WHEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO THEN HOST THE EVENT THE VENUE WAS CHOSEN AND NAMED ONLY AS CARROLTON TEXAS.

DOING FURTHER RESEARCH THE FIELD AT JOSEY SPORTS COMPLEX CHOSEN BY THE DALLAS BULLDOGS IN CARROLTON TEXAS IS NOT AN ACCEPTABLE VENUE TO LSMLFNEWS. IT IS NOT A CHAMPIONSHIP TYPE VENUE.

ONE’S THOUGHT MAY BE THAT IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LSMLFNEWS TO HOST THE EVENT, AND THAT OPPORTUNITY WAS AFFORDED AND PREVIUOSLY REJECTED BY THE DALLAS BULLDOGS FOR ITS OWN REASONS.

THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS HAVE MADE A WHOLE HEARTED EFFORT TO HOST THE GAME AND THE BULLDOGS DID NOT ACCEPT.  THERE IS NO NEED TO HAVE A REMATCH OF TEAMS THE SCORPIONS DEFEATED IN THEIR LEAGUE PLAYOFFS. THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF HOSTING AND THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF TRAVEL DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PLACED ON ANY OF THE TEAMS. IT COULD HAVE BEEN THAT OF LSMLFNEWS IF THE OFFER HAD HAD BEEN ACCEPTED EARLIER WHEN INITIALLY OFFERED. EVENTS OF THIS SORT REQUIRE BUDGETING, EXPENSES AND PLANNING. AS QUICKLY AND AS SOON AS THE OFFERED WAS REJECTED LSMLFNEWS MOVED ON TO FOCUS ON THE “AAA” TEXAS STATE CAHMPIONSHIP GAME.

WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT ISSUES AT HAND AND THE 2014 SPRING SEASON AT ITS END, IT IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF LSMLFNEWS TO SANCTION OR ENDORSE A GAME WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT ISSUES THAT WERE YET TO BE RESOLVED SO THE “AA” GAME COULD TAKE PLACE..

LSMLFNEWS WILL MOVE FORWARD AND CROWN THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS ITS 2014 “AA” TEXAS STATE CHAMPION. 

LSMLFNEWS WANTS TO WISH BOTH TEAMS, THE WEST TEXAS SCORPIONS AND THE DALLAS BULLDOGS THE BEST OF LUCK IN THE FUTURE.  

 

 



Wednesday, July 9
EFL DECLARES ...WE ARE "AAA" LEAGUE..EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY JULY 9, 2014

SEE THE MESSAGE BELOW IN AN UNEDITED VERSION OF AN EMAIL SENT BY MARCUS WRIGHT THE EFL OWNER AND COMMISSIONER.... 

IN AN EMAIL TO LSMLFNEWS ON JULY 9, 2014... 

Hey Renea Torres this the EFL Commissioner Marcus Wright. Sorry it took so long to get back with you. I want to inform and remind you that the EFL has officially classified as 3A football effective immediately.... We look forward to see our post and announcement on the Lonestar Minor League News. Thanks for all the support and words of encouragement and our league appreciate the recognition you give on your News Feed all year....

 

FOR THE SAKE OF FUTURE THE EFL WILL BE CARRIED AS "AAA" IN LSMLFNEWS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. 

 



Sunday, June 29
AUSTIN EXTREME ARE 2014 TUFA CHAMPIONS

THE AUSTIN EXTREME DEFEATED THE 3RD COST HARD HITAZZ IN THE TUFA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BY A SCORE OF 30 -12.