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Delmarva Report 4/15/2018

Posted by Delmarva General Manager (Members) at Apr 15 2018, 03:10 PM. 0 comments

Rosters have been unveiled for the first annual Clothier vs. Morris intrasquad Legacy fanfest scrimmage. A draft was held at Legacy team headquarters to split the team into equal halves with Schneider and McKenzie being the first picks of each intrasquad team.

Team Clothier:
QB Montrel Dilworth
RBLB Roger Schneider
RBLBRoland Young
RBLBJerry Bullock
RBLBRandall Smith
RBLBTim Shepherd
WRDB Stephon Fleming
WRDB Jackson Matthews
WRDB Nat Nash
WRDB Domingo Domenech
OS German o'Campo
OLDL Juan Cairo
OLDL Len Czarniecki
OLDL Skip Svarth
OLDL Art James
OLDL Don Craven
DS Anthony Torres

Team Morris:
QB Bill Lang, Jr.
QB James Marple
RBDB Leonard McKenzie
RBDB Kevin Ludeman
RBLB Ralph Breshears
WRDB Alquan Wund
WRDB Karl Makhoul
WRDB Melvin Bailey
WRDB Michael Guiel
OSJordan Floyd
OLDL Wilbert Atkinson
OLDL Gordan Duffield
OLDL Howie Roth
OLDL Tom Bradford
OLDL Jim Kettelle
DS Ja'Quan Diek
DS Bryson Roman-Ayers

Kicker Billy Babcock will kick for both squads as he is the lone kicker on the Legacy roster.

Clothier Calls Out Champs

Posted by DelMarVa Coach (Members) at Mar 14 2018, 05:27 AM. 0 comments

March 14, 2018
Frank Perdue Memorial Arena - Main Lobby

A crowd of reporters gather around the DelMarVa Legacy podium. Cameras strobe and flash as head coach of the Legacy, Brian Clothier, stands before them eating an enormous chicken sandwich. He's taking big, gluttonous bites and chewing with exaggerated chomps.

"The Legacy Chicken Sandwich. Just one of the fantastic concessions fairly priced at Frank Perdue Memorial."

Clothier puts down the sandwich and dabs at the corners of his mouth with a large white paper napkin.

"The Free Agent Free-for-all is over. Both, the dispersal and entry drafts have come to a close. Mini-camps are about to begin, and soon enough, the preseason will start. The first true test of this new team. And that's why I'm here, to test these guys early."

Clothier adjusts his tie and points to the OIFL Cup Champions wall banner that shows every championship helmet from the first Cup to present.

"I'm here to formally request the New York Mean Machine and Texas Terrors meet the Legacy on the field for preseason match-ups. I know what you're all thinking, 'He's biting off more than he can chew!', well if that were true, I wouldn't be where I am today with the successes I've had. In fact, I venture to say New York and Texas wouldn't have their Cup championships had the Tampa Bay Marauders stuck around. The Marauders would be playing for the One on the Thumb."

Some laughs escape from the press pool.

"You could say these two teams owe me for vacating my former dynasty to begin a new legacy. I cleared the way for them to make their Cup trips. Now it's time to pay up. Meet us on the field and show this new team what championship caliber teams look and play like. And, maybe we'll show you something too."

Clothier picks up the enormous sandwich and takes another oversized bite before walking away from the podium and back toward the players area.

Breaking News: The Delmarva Report 3/4/2018

Posted by Delmarva General Manager (Members) at Mar 4 2018, 06:08 PM. 0 comments

Breaking news on the Maryland's Eastern Shore. Delmarva's second & third trades in existence has been completed.

Delmarva's first trade was with London where the two clubs traded first round picks. London deferred on picking a player this year to select one next. Delmarva decided to spend next years currency this year to secure RBLB Roger Schneider, who projects as the teams not so distant future starting running back. Schneider joins WRDB Alquan Wund and QB James Marple as the first three Legacy rookies to be drafted by Delmarva.

Delmarva's trade with London freed up the team to deal Michael D Brake, "Preying" Mantis Toboggan, along with three draft picks (E2-30, E5-30 & E5-31) to Eugene for DS Bryson Roman-Ayers and OLDL Wilbert Atkinson aka Kill-bert Sack-inson, who earned that moniker playing for Delmarva's Head Coach Brian Clothier with the two were paired in Tampa Bay.

General Manager Garrie Morris was quoted as saying, "Atkinson is a big name acquisition. He's a house hold name which will not only help us sell tickets but will make any opposing quarterback shake in his cleats. I was alittle concerned with pulling the trigger on this deal as Atkinson's sack totals dropped in half last year. However, maybe all he needs is a change of scenery and maybe teaming up with his ol' ball coach will work a little fountain of youth magic and turn him back into the beast we all know he has been. We also are bringing in Roman Bryson-Ayers, who will team with Anthony Torres and Ja'Quan Diek to give Delmarva a dangerous trio to play defensive specialist. I hate to see Mantis and Brake go, when we signed them we expected them to do big things here, however this trade improves the team for this year and other moves we have made still allows us to groom some special players for our team's future."

Delmarva then completed their second trade of the day (and third trade ever) with Texas. Delmarva sent WRDB Mark Garbinsky and RBDB Earvin Hice to Texas for WRDB Domingo Domenech. According to GM Garrie Morris, the trade was a cut costing maneuver for Texas, and netted Delmarva a player that could potentially team with Alquan Wund as the teams two future starting WRDBs in a year or two from now. Had the Terrors released Domenech, it would have cost them one million dollars. Both Garbinsky and Hice have non guaranteed contracts, they are only expected at this time to provide additional veteran leadership in training camp/preseason for the defending OIFL Cup Champions.

Omaha Blackhawks Elated with 2018 First Round Draft Pick

Posted by Omaha Blackhawks Owner (Members) at Feb 27 2018, 01:31 PM. 0 comments

Omaha, NE --

Last night was a big night for the Omaha Blackhawks franchise as for the first time since Owner & General Manager Matt Patten returned to the league his team had a First Round draft pick and more importantly a top ten pick. With the recent changes on the Blackhawks roster, which saw Omaha trade Veteran WRDB Herb Hoffman and OLDL Greg Langley to the Sacramento Rampage in two separate trades which helped the Blackhawks lower their overall salary. The Hoffman Trade in particular garnered the Blackhawks the #10 pick in the first round of the 2018 OIFL Entry Draft.

As the first round of the draft progressed arguably the top two players in the draft came off the board early, but one player; WRLB Wally Ryan, just kept getting passed over pick after pick until the Blackhawks were on the clock at #10. With the recent trade of RBLB Teddy Rush to San Antonio and a lack of depth at the Wide Receive, Running Back and Linebacker positions, Omaha was looking for a player that could fill all of those gaps, and they did just that with Wally Ryan!

"We kept a close eye on the draft as the picks kept coming in and we couldn't believe that Wally kept getting passed over," said Patten. "I was sitting in the war room with our coaching staff and I remember looking over at Max at one point and saying 'There's no way San Francisco passes on Ryan here at nine' and sure enough, they did and we all kinda looked at each other in awe. We discussed a couple of other players that we saw, but it was clear to us that Ryan was the guy, not to mention top on our draft board, so we pulled the trigger," Patten finished.

Wally Ryan joins an Omaha Franchise that finished the 2017 Season 12 - 4, Second place in the Great Lakes Division. The Blackhawks' 12 wins earned them the 6 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, however they were bounced 34 - 27 in the first round by the Evansville Fighting Squirrels. Depending on how training camp goes, Ryan could factor heavily into the Omaha Equation this season. Of course Injuries could play a factor in that as well.

Wally Ryan released the following statement through his agent; "I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the Omaha Blackhawks. Coach Shockey and the rest of his staff have a great track record of success in the OIFL and I know that they will help me reach my full potential. I can't wait to put on the Black & Gold!" Ryan signed a three year $395,000 fully guaranteed contract with the Blackhawks and will report to the Omaha facilities for voluntary work outs this weekend and then training camp when it opens. Dates for training camp have not been released as of this publication.

Texas discusses offseason so far

Posted by TexasTerrors (Members) at Feb 23 2018, 01:57 PM. 0 comments

Team Owner and General Manager Buster Ratliff sat down with reporters today to discuss the Terrors offseason so far. Here are just a few highlights.

On offseason goals: Not to get comfortable but not over think was our mantra. We had very clear cut goals we wanted to accomplish this offseason. We the coaching staff and management sat down and looked over the roster we came up with four goals and that was to add a veteran presence to our backfield, to add youth to our wide receiver group, to add a few younger players to our offensive and defensive line, and to add another piece to our defensive specialist group.

Signing of K Chris Peach: Kicker was not something we were even looking at. Johnny Arzola is our kicker for the future and we were ready to go with him this year. Then we saw Chris sitting there in free agency and went to Johnny and said we wanted to bring in a vet for another year or two. He was fine with that and is under contract for six years so he is not going anywhere. Chris allows us to have that veteran kicker and continue to bring Johnny along for the future.

Signing of WRDB Juwon Mack: Juwon fit exactly what we wanted. He is a guy that is going to be elite in this league we think. We knew we were in the conversation after a few visits but was not for sure because we could not and would not promise starting or really much playing time year one. But I think we were able to sell our vision of where he fit going forward and see that we have this guy for a long time catching footballs is just awesome. He is a guy that behind Whittington and Bollings and Williams at OS, gives us a three headed depth piece of Farda, Peck, and now Mack.

Signing of OLDL David Prettenhoffer: David was a guy that in our first list of names made no ones list except Drew Eldridge. And Drew was appalled none of us had him on our list. Then we saw him and we were all appalled we did not have him on our list. In a matter of minutes he joined Juwon as being our top two free agent targets. We felt fortunate to make the cut with him and when we got word he was signing, much like with Juwon there was much celebration. I think this guy is going to be a stellar piece of our line on both sides of the ball for years to come.

Trade for WRDB M.J. Rose: We gave the E4-28 from M.J. and I think that is a steal. At that point in the draft there will be no one there as good as Rose. And I honestly believe that as he develops, this will be an underrated trade. His skill set and upside are awesome and we think with the players we have on the roster, we get to take the time to allow him to develop and grow in our system.

Trade for OLDL Cann Blitzem: We sent Pete McLeod to Sacramento in exchange for Cann Blitzem. On one hand this was a difficult trade because the team and coaches and management all loved Pete. But on the other hand, we were blessed to have Van Nostran as our quarterback and Cann Blitzem is a talent you do not pass on so the trade became fairly easy to pull the trigger on. Cann is young and only going to get better and is going to play a huge roll along our line for a long time. He really reminds the staff of a Leslie Peine type of lineman and I can see that.

Trade for RBDB Jonas Mouton and OLDL Sam Morris: This trade was really us being able to trade out of a position of strength to get a few positions of want. We wanted a strong veteran presence to play behind Brook Crawford and help continue to train and bring Martin Hanson and Carmen Affinito. Jonas Mouton is that and so much more. We have played against him for years and he brings a very nice skill set that really fits what our system is perfectly. Achilles Byron was very important to this team and we appreciate all he did for us, but this was a trade we could not refuse. And to be able to bring in a young guy like Sam Morris too to add another young trainable piece along our line, made this trade really one of my favorites so far.

Trade for DS Herbie Greene: The last thing we wanted to do was add another piece to our defensive specialists. We have our vets of Markelle Cox and Emerson Kalp, but we wanted another young guy to pair with JaMario Reese that could not only challenge for playing time this year, but would also provide our defensive specialist for the next several years. Herbie fits that to a tee. For years I think Markelle has been and underrated blitzer and defensive player. Last year he really showed his skill in that area and I think he can pass along a lot of what he does to Herbie as Herbie starts to fill that role in the future.

On whether Texas will make any more moves: I will say we are not looking at any right now. We have the E2-2 and E2-20 where we will look to add some depth. We have the E3-8 and E5-12 where we will look to find that diamond in the rough. And we have the ever popular and highly sought after D1-27 that we will see what happens that. So I will not say we are not making any more moves because if the right deals comes along we will pull the trigger. But I think this team is strong heading into the draft and we have a lot of flexibility in what we do going forward.

DC Unveils New Recruits

Posted by DCConspiracy (Admin) at Feb 21 2018, 09:39 PM. 0 comments

WASHINGTON, DC - DC's press room was a little more crowded than normal Wednesday evening, when the press gathered to welcome the DC Conspiracy's newest members to the roster following the conclusion of FAFFA on Tuesday night. DC brought out all of their FAFFA signees, including those who signed after Round 1. DC brought in quite a hall. Seated in order of when they were signed was DS Tony Stark, K Jose Cortez, OLDL Ranando Bush, OLDL Jordan Westin, OLDL Travis Jefferson, QB Jamarco Angermeier, RBLB Mark Blevins, WRDB Paris Schroeder, DS Preston Street, OLDL Josh Salas, QB Tommy Maddox, RBLB Jack Stones, WRDB Anthony McDaniel and WRLB Dexter Walters.

Owner/GM Adam Beyer first approached the podium from behind the row of players. Next to where he was seated is Head Coach Steve 'The Jerk' Martin.

Beyer: "Wow, what a difference a year makes. Around this time last year we were kind of bored; we didn't really play in FAFFA at all and just decided to concentrate on doing us. We did okay *crowd chuckles*. But we decided we can, and must do better. Washington needs some winners, and we're taking it upon ourselves to provide them. To borrow a term from our local political insiders we did a post-mortem after the Cup game and we reached a couple conclusions. One, we needed to improve some of our fundamentals- namely tackling. Two, while we had the talent to win the game we didn't have the experience Texas did, and we think that's what separated us. Texas was a great team who had been there before; we were a great team that hadn't been there before. So we decided to get back into free agency this year to inject some new blood and fix those areas.

Look to each side of me; there is more playing years assembled here than I've been alive. Multiple Cup games won and lost on this stage today. Obviously anyone who can math knows not everyone here can make the main roster, but everyone here can contribute to this team and in our minds will be considered part of our team, even if not on paper. When we get to camp we plan to leverage this experience and get our young guys to absorb every drop of it. In regards to our second area, I want to bring up a few of these gentlemen specifically. Jordan, Ranando and Jack, get up here."

*Westin, Bush and Stones each join Beyer at the podium*

Beyer: "We knew after some struggles with top running teams that we needed to get better control over the running game when we're on defense, which meant getting better tacklers. Our guys were great about flying to the ball, but weren't guaranteed to end the play there. These guys were some of the best tacklers in their positions available; these guys will end those plays. Bush is someone who should see plenty of time on the field right away. Jordan [Westin] is not quite on that level overall yet, but will be with the support we have around him. Jack [Stones] here is the future of our Running Back/Linebacker position and should seamlessly transition into the lineup as he grows and Corey [Palso] begins to need more rest time. We didn't get everyone we wanted, but we got a great roster assembled for training camp and are qui-

*Martin interrupts Beyer at the podium and shows him a message on his phone*

Beyer: "Ladies and gentlemen, this is as good of time as any to announce that we just confirmed a trade with the league office and our Cup opponents in Texas. One thing we did not fully do in FAFFA is bring in another top-quality WRDB. Well we fixed that. They aren't here tonight, but we are elated to welcome back former Conspirator WRDB Achilles Byron! Joining him will be OLDL Jon Hollingsworth, who continues to bring in the increased fundamental skills that we focused on improving. I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait for camp to start. Have a great night everyone."

*Beyer and Martin conferred as they left the stage. The assembled players began to disperse, some talking to the press, others with each other, and a couple left the room.*

The Delmarva Report 2/21/2018

Posted by Delmarva General Manager (Members) at Feb 21 2018, 04:28 PM. 0 comments

While awaiting their turn to make (or trade) their dispersal pick, Delmarva General Manager Garrie Morris spoke to an OIFL Network reporter onsite covering the OIFL dispersal draft. Morris was asked about his thoughts on how free agency finished off.

“Great! We brought in 14 more players last night. We are satisfied with our roster at several key positions. I’m happy at QB, though we might consider bringing in a young gun to develop behind Lang and Dilworth. Thrilled with OS and OLDL. I like who we got there and the quality of depth now on our roster. I think we landed two defensive specialists that could form a lethal one-two punch. They need a little more developing, but I think they could be forces like I once had in Tucson and like Brian once had in Tampa. We could use a third DS, someone to get a breather to Diek and Torres, and we will probably look to bring in a rookie for that role. My only regrets with free agency was Jack Stones and Juwon Mack slipping away. We were outbid on Stones by only a hundred thousand a year. I can’t blame him for signing with the team that went to the Cup last year. But it does sting that we will see him atleast twice a year. We were planning on bringing Michael Break in to compete with Stone and likely to back him up. Now the spotlight is on Break. He’s going to have some good running back veterans in the locker room this preseason (and maybe longer) to help prepare him. Depending on how the entry draft goes, we might bring in a RB to compete with Break. WRDB is my only concern right now. We don’t have any youth. That said, I believe Fleming and Makhoul will do great for us in 2018. There is a WRDB I like a lot in the dispers… hold on Sacramento is making their pick.”

Sacramento selects WRDB Justin Silverstein.

“Well never mind what I was about to say. If you will excuse me, it’s time to make a few phone calls and decide what our move will be after San Francisco makes their selection.”

The Delmarva Report 2/13/18

Posted by Delmarva General Manager (Members) at Feb 13 2018, 07:19 PM. 0 comments

General Manager and Co-Owner of the Delmarva Legacy expansion team held a brief press conference today. During this press conference he announced the team had signed nine players. Young DS Anthony Torres got the richest contract that pays him three million dollars total, over the course of four years. Veteran WRDB Stephon Fleming signed with the Legacy for one year, but will earn one million and currently likely pencils in as one of the team’s starting receivers. The team also signed two more WRDBs as well as five linemen. The General Manager did not name the rest of the signed players during the press conference, however did specify that the nine players will cost the team roughly three million total for the 2018 football season. Morris went on to announce that they are still talking to multiple other free agents, that he is just getting started and that the team could double in size by this time next week. When asked about if the team is seeking to make any trades, Morris said he has not made any phone calls, and isn’t planning on, however he will always take a call and hear another general manager out. Morris stated as of right now, the team will very likely stay pat with their current draft positions and draft the best players available that fits team needs. Before closing out the press conference, the General Manager announced that the team does plan on hosting a Clothier vs Morris intrasquad scrimmage prior to the start of the preseason. He stated that the organization will release further details at a later time, but this will be a “Fanfest” free event that will become a yearly tradition for the Legacy.

Christmas Press Release

Posted by PatrickSB (Members) at Dec 23 2017, 09:03 AM. 0 comments

Saturday 23rd December
Amazon Arena, Huntington, WV

CEO Patrick Schraeder-Bidwell approaches the podium as the rooms settles down.

"Thanks all for coming so close to Christmas, I hope you've all found the stockings on your chairs! I'd like to begin by talking directly to the fans. Thank you for your unwavering support this year! We've had, in my opinion, an excellent season and did well coming away with 5 wins for a second year franchise! With your support this team has developed brilliantly, even with my shrewdness in spending money on big contracts these last two seasons. All this, however has changed! As some of you may have heard, we have been in talks with St. Louis Rush administration and have acquired the spectacular RBLB Davion Strachan!"

Applause and cheers form the room.

"This is a big signing for us, as we enter the contract negotiation period, and will put some doubts over our strength at RB to rest. I will say, openly, that we have many players whose contracts are up for review and given the trade for Strachan there may be some changes to this roster. For one, QB Robert Auger has decided he will not be renewing his contract with us, joining Auger in chancing the Free Agent market are OLDL Howie Roth and OS Jordan Floyd. The final definite roster move is that of WRLB John Jackson."

Gasps are heard in the room.

"Don't worry, he's here to stay - only this season we will be moving him full time to play RBLB, playing alongside Strachan! Thank you all for coming out, I wish the fans, players and staff all a very Merry Christmas!"

Coach Oppenheimer Statement After Sharks' Season

Posted by Sharks (Members) at Dec 17 2017, 02:10 PM. 0 comments

Coach Oppenheimer holds a press conference after the conclusion of the 2017 Season:
"Look, last season was a sh*tshow. We should have won twice as many games as we did. All the blame falls on me because I didn't really make gameplans for my team so our guys were just kind of running around like they were playing backyard football. It's a miracle that we even won six games. But we are going to rebuild this offseason and next year the SHARKS will be back. I can promise the fans:
This won't happen again. Get ready for a great season."

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