The Rainmen website contains this press release:
The management team of the Halifax Rainmen has just been advised by the American Basketball Association of a change in the playoff sequence leading up to the Final 8 in Quebec City on March 27th. Jersey Express and Montreal Royal will meet on March 26th in Quebec City. The winner of that match-up will take on the Halifax Rainmen on Thursday March 27th at noon. The successful team of this game will advance to the Final 8 series.
Westchester Phantoms and the Boston Blizzard have been removed from play-off eligibility.
Well at least Westchester and Boston are out. But this new schedule suddenly makes things really, really complicated… for example, if Jersey or Montreal hope to win the play offs they will have to win games on the 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of March. Five games in five days! Insane. Halifax will need to win 4 games in 4 days. In addition to that, we can safely assume that the games will have almost no crowd what-so-ever. (this is of course assuming that the ABA doesn’t make the winner of the North East play off play two games on the 27th… but who knows).
In other news: The Maywood Buzz are hosting the Western regional qualifying tournament. 4-23 not only gets you a play off game in the ABA, but it lets you host a play off game. This league shockingly gets worse and worse.