The Laughing Stock League Just Got Shocking
In the move that SHOCKED the Arena Football world and made what should have been a good league, only more laughable, the Georgia Doom are skipping the Playoffs!
All the fanfare on last Saturdays game only a SMALL crowd in Macon Georgia, as the Doom defeated the Atlanta Havoc 48-42 to not only knock the Havoc out of first place, but secured a playoff spot for the Doom. Now the 1st year team in the American Arena League has chosen not to compete in the playoffs, according to American Arena League president Jack Bowman.
Now the ONLY thing missing is word from the OWNERS! Georgia Doom head coach Gerald Dockery has denied the claims and stats the Doom did not voluntarily opt out.
A release distributed Sunday by the AAL provides no further clarity:
“ON SATURDAY NIGHT THE 2018 AMERICAN ARENA LEAGUE REGULAR SEASON ENDED WITH SIX TEAMS COMPETING FOR THE FINAL FOUR SEEDS IN THE PLAYOFF. LAST NIGHT, THE AAL ANNOUNCED THE RICHMOND ROUGHRIDERS ARE THE #1 SEED THROUGHOUT THE PLAYOFFS AND IF THEY WIN THEIR HOME PLAYOFF GAME, THEY WILL HOST THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. THE #2 SEED BELONGS TO THE ATLANTA HAVOC, THE HAVOC FINISHED THE SEASON WITH A 6-2 RECORD AND THEY WILL HOST THE OPENING ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS IN BUFORD, GA. THE GEORGIA DOOM ALSO FINISHED 6-2 IN THE REGULAR SEASON. THE TEAM’S OWNERSHIP IS IN THE PROCESS OF NEGOTIATING A DEAL TO ADD A SECOND TEAM TO THEIR OWNERSHIP’S PORTFOLIO. THEIR GOAL IS TO ADD AN AAL EXPANSION TEAM IN THE SOUTHEAST FOR THE 2019 SEASON. THE GEORGIA DOOM HAS ESTABLISHED A TERRIFIC FAN BASE AND HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN MACON. THE DOOM IS IN ‘GOOD STANDING’ WITH THE AAL AND WITH THE LEAGUE’S SUPPORT; THE OWNERSHIP IS EXCITED TO WORK WITH THE MACON COMMUNITY ON A LONG TERM BASIS WHILE ADDING ANOTHER AAL TEAM. THE 3RD AND 4TH SEEDS ARE BOTH FROM THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA WITH THE CAPE FEAR HEROES PLACING 3RD IN THE PLAYOFF STANDINGS FOLLOWED BY THE #4 SEED, THE CAROLINA ENERGY. THE HEROES BEAT THE ENERGY IN THEIR HEAD TO HEAD TIE-BREAKER GAME TO EARN THE THIRD SPOT. THE PLAYOFF PAIRINGS WENT DOWN TO THE LAST WEEKEND OF REGULAR SEASON GAMES WITH ONLY TWO GAMES SEPARATING THE 1ST PLACE AND 7TH PLACE TEAMS.”
If the playoffs continue, This league should Not MATTER to anyone.
Our thoughts are to the players. They showed up. Played their hearts out. And got to a spot every player wants and dreams to get to. The PLAYOFFS. For this to me taken away… Is PURE INSANITY!
What do you think?