Joe (the first person to actually post comments on this blog) pointed me to an excellent ABA fan message board. There is a good thread on the Rainmen there, complete with plenty of pictures. The board has lots of info on other teams as well as some owners posting on it. The owner of the Corning Bulldogs, whom Halifax play two home games against in the new year, seems like a total jackass.
It’s also worth noting that the sentiment on the message board is that
a) Halifax seem to be one of the better run franchises already
b) That the league is a “circus,” that the ABA is a scam, and that it will be a surprise if it exists come the new year… I don’t know enough to judge these comments, but my fear isn’t that the team will screw fans over, but that the league will. A big part of me feels like that is still keeping some people away (Hell, my dad played college basketball and used to go see CBA games in Toronto during the 80s, but he didn’t bother buying tickets for the first game because the league is so sketchy).