The title is a bit too blunt, but enough is enough. Check out this article in the ABA playoffs.
If you’re planning to catch the Halifax Rainmen at the Metro Centre this season, you’re running out of time.
The Rainmen learned yesterday they are out of the running to host an American Basketball Association playoff game, meaning Thursday and Friday contests against the Bahamas All-Pro Show will close out their home schedule.
The team is guaranteed one playoff game in Quebec City, a single-elimination contest to get into the Final 8 from March 27 to 30. Montreal-Westchester and Boston-Jersey quarter-final winners will play to determine Halifax’s opponent.
“It would definitely have been very exciting for our fans,” Rainmen president Andre Levingston said. “It’s disappointing we didn’t get to host a playoff game, but the overall opportunity to play in the Final 8 is exciting for our players.”
So what I take from this is that the North East qualifying match before the final 8 will take place right before the play offs in Quebec City. I am going to just blatantly assume here, but my guess is that other teams (i.e. Westchester) refused to travel to Halifax and then Quebec if they won so the ABA did whatever they asked. Fuck them. Fuck the ABA. This shit has just gotten out of hand. How can league’s not announce a playoff schedule until a week before the end of the season and then still make last minute changes. How do they expect fans to actually follow this joke of a league?
I am glad that the Rainmen will be leaving the ABA next year. If they somehow end up back in this league there is no way that I am renewing my season tickets.
Andre Livingston deserves better, the players deserve better, and we as fans deserve better.