Alex J. Walling had a column in today’s Daily News about the Rainmen which is worth reading. Walling actually gives the Rainmen some praise (though he says that they’re trying, but not being smart about it). His opinion in this article (nice effort, not always smart, league sucks) is actually fairly similar to mine.
Two main bits of news out of the opinion piece:
1) Levingston is asking for marketing help from other local sports types. (though, he should have done this sooner)
2) The Rainmen are talking to other ABA franchises about starting up a new league. This is something lots of people, myself included, have been calling for for long while. My major concern is that if a bunch of east coast teams decided that they wanted to put together a smaller, low cost, low travel league I doubt that Halifax would be part of those plans. Us being in a league raises travel costs for everyone.
Anyway, good article. I have to say that the Halifax media seem to be on the ball compared to other ABA towns.