correct me if i am wrong but weren't you guys the yellowjackets 2 years ago? not sure just a question.
David Murray isn't the owner of this team. Only a couple players played on the yellowjackets.
Same question, Why would you have two teams from the indianapolis area join the same league. y not combine the two teams. Just makse to much sense
because there would be 22 less starters.
so, my question is who do I take the chance with? Do i go with a team that is a fist year team who dosent have a name for themselves (good or bad) like the Crusaders or do i go with a team that has been pretty much the same team for the last 3 years but differnt names. I'm looking to play but unsure which route to take.
Go with a team that's been around and compete for a starting job. Don't waste your time with fly by night teams.
I can assure you that we are no "fly by night team." New Team, "Yes." New to Semi-pro, "No." The way I look at it is that all great minor league football teams had to start somewhere. I'm not going to sit here and say there won't be any speed bumps along the way because that wouldn,t be the truth. We, The Crusaders, understand the hard work and dedication it takes to run a team. The Crusaders have key members placed within the organization that will help it run as smoothly as possible for a first year team. If there are further questions please contact me by email. Thanks
The thing about us is we have been through alot with the former organization. We, as a team, don't want to split up and go somewhere else because we have developed chemistry as time went on. Great teams have to start somewhere. Yes it would be nice to jump on teams like the Tornados or the Generals because they are already established, but we want to start our own great team and be in elite company with those 2 organizations. The problem I've seen in Semi-Pro is players quickly jump ship when the team they are playing for loses, rather than coming to practice and correcting the mistakes they have made. We have a great team to bring to the table but we got screwed in the process and quite frankly we wanted to go our own route and make a name for ourselves that will separate us from the whole Yellowjacket/Saints teams. Yes, some of of played on those teams but we don't want to be known for that whole situation. We want to be known as winners. With my name being associated with this team, I can promise you that we will be nothing like the Yellowjackets/Saints. WE ARE THE INDIANAPOLIS DESTROYERS. New Ownership, Staff, Team, and Attitude. We are not coming into next season just to play, we are coming to win a championship and prove the state we are here to stay and a force to be reckoned with. S/O to the Crusaders, Good Luck next season, hope you guys have a great season.
I love you passion Mr. 97... and to Marion County, good luck... However, I'll say this again (b/c I say this every year). There are only a handful of yahoo's that have the ability to run a successful football program in Indy... the city is too big, the competition is top heavy, the teams are vast in numbers.... the odds are against you, because the top teams... are always going to get the cream of the crop when is comes to players, coached, and management. We, the Torndos, would not be where we are without a good stable of athletes... and a good mix of veterans, young guys, and coaches... and a management staff, annual crop of interns, media relations, and the Tornado following - volunteers, wives, former players, etc... Its a mockary to say - "we want to start our own legacy"... Believe me, Evan Triggs did not start the legacy - he carried on tradition... Carry on Tradition - don't carry on the same mistakes...
That's my opinion...
I hope you see the big picture. Not sure where you're background is from... I know Mr. 97 is a former Saint/ Viper... I cant imagine how far from that "same outfit" they will grow. Even when notable teams change names but keep the same players - they're really still the same...? Im afraid "you" Mr.97 - dont realize that... Before the Tornados regrouped in '08, my best two moves happen before the idea spawned... In '05, I went and joined the Hurricanes (after the Tornados ceased operations) - that created some new alliances, new exposure to talent in the city... Then in '07 (when the Hurricanes ceased operations) I commuted to Chicago - because all of Indiana was "bush league" - and played for Kane County (Il.)... this allowed me to see how a 1st class multi-National Championship tram operated... needless to say - experience speaks volumes... There is no advice I can give that will make the ship sail smooth for you... just a warning! If you as an org is inapt at any point, whether its on the field, coaching, or management... its over... period. So dont think year 1 - "its bumps and bruises until the next year" - its too late by then... too many sharks in the sea - just ask around...
I understand what your saying triggs. The thing about our situation is those who we felt could help us win is staying. We have talent but with the things we had to endure last season, will give us a better understanding on what to expect and how to go at certain situations. All im doing from my prospective is instilling a winning attitude in my players. All we can do is go up from here. We have a chip on our shoulder, and the only way of getting it off is by going out and winning next year.