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#21 bjd3vil

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:23 AM

I am definitely excited about this team coming to our area.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:26 AM

I live just south of Williamsport in Lewisburg and I will be attending these games. I agree that there is a lot of interest in hockey in this area. Believe it or not Nascar isn't as big in this area as you may think. Yes there are probably more fans than most areas, but really in this area there aren't that many. Snyder County has all the Nascar fans. Really I think this area is all about the NFL, NHL, and NCAA basketball/football. Mostly you see people with Steelers/Eagles/Penn State/Flyers stuff in their yards. A ton of Phillies fans too.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:27 AM

I live just south of Williamsport in Lewisburg and I will definitely attend these games. I also think that there is a lot of hockey interest in the area. Not everybody around here is into Nascar, actually I know very few people into that to be honest. They all live in Snyder County I think. In this area it is all about the NFL, NHL, and NCAA basketball/football IMO.



lol I would think baseball is big there because of the big little league complex.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:00 AM

lol I would think baseball is big there because of the big little league complex.


Haha. Yeah I was going to say baseball, but it mainly just the Phillies. We have a minor league team the Crosscutters, but they struggle to fill the seats there. I was there on opening day this year and there was lots of room to sit.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

Haha. Yeah I was going to say baseball, but it mainly just the Phillies. We have a minor league team the Crosscutters, but they struggle to fill the seats there. I was there on opening day this year and there was lots of room to sit.

Baseball is big around here, especially the youth leagues. That is my main worry around here in this area. It's tough for the Crosscutters to fill their seats some games, but they have seriously sucked lately, the hockey team coming here has won championships. I think if a team is winning, it's hard for the area not to support them.
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#26 bjd3vil

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:07 AM

Baseball is big around here, especially the youth leagues. That is my main worry around here in this area. It's tough for the Crosscutters to fill their seats some games, but they have seriously sucked lately, the hockey team coming here has won championships. I think if a team is winning, it's hard for the area not to support them.


You are definitely right when it comes to the youth leagues. I really like going to the Crosscutters games. They looked great in the opener. How have they been doing so far? It is a shame because I wish they could sell out all of their games.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:29 AM

Mostly you see people with Steelers/Eagles/Penn State/Flyers stuff in their yards. A ton of Phillies fans too.

Sounds awful. My condolonces to those of you who live there.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:09 PM

Baseball is big around here, especially the youth leagues. That is my main worry around here in this area. It's tough for the Crosscutters to fill their seats some games, but they have seriously sucked lately, the hockey team coming here has won championships. I think if a team is winning, it's hard for the area not to support them.



Its tough to compare though. The crosscutters are single A from what I read while the Outlaws I would consider below that but above a beer league IMO if there was a hockey equivelent.

It's really hard to tell right now how they will do in terms of attendance. One one hand they will be playing outdoors which is always a novelty and they are going to an area that is not swamped with professional hockey teams. On the other hand Williamsport is smaller than Wayne, will be playing on basically a portable hockey rink for at least this year and are playing in a league where teams folding and moving are an annual ritual.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

Sounds awful. My condolonces to those of you who live there.


Yes it is!!! I don't root for any of those teams!
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

the "Not a lot of Nascar fans in the area " is waht shocked me reading the post s above. when i went back to Williamsport two years ago for the first time since 97. My freind who lives there confirmed its just not big anymore. I dont remember seeing the 2 nascar shops in the mall either. Barely any if any bumper stickers. Lots of people on cell phones driving though, almost like it was everyone. I rememeber partying in a dorm room in 96 and making country music and nascar jokes and six of the biggest 6'5, lugged hay bales all their lives, redneck guys you ever see surround me and ask me what i said about nascar. I freaked but told them "i'm from new jersey and dont get it". They then asked "what part of Jersey" and i said "north" and they laughed and said "Oh we know your type" and walked away. Might have been different if i said "southern".
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:35 PM

Well it looks like the Outlaws are no more. Team announced they are folding.

http://pahomepage.co...t?nxd_id=309502
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Looks like the Sheriff got em...poor bastards
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Goid one DM. Hang em high!

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

That's too bad, especially seeing as how they were coming off a championship season. The ironic thing is, had they stayed in Jersey, they might've seen a decent uptick in fan support due to the NHL lockout. I know I would've gone to a bunch of games.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

This is definitely sad. It was a great addition to he community. I think they probably would have done better with an indoor game. Hopefully they bring something back to Williamsport eventually.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Honestly I will be surprised if the FHL lasts another 1-2 more seasons. They have so far had 2 champs in their short existence and both teams have folded.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

Sucks for the players
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

There have been a few leagues at this level that preceded the FHL--the NEPHL and the EPHL. I think if the FHL folds another one will pop up. These things come and go, and I think it's often a lot of the same players.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

Just to update, it looks like the Outlaws ceased operations when their owner, Kristin Ann Rooney, refused to play the final 12 road games of the season.  Since then it looks like the the Outlaws operations have been taken over by the FHL.

 

http://williamsporto...-box/news_64864

 

Honestly, after all the rumors I heard about this team last year I am not surprised that was the case.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

who own da Chiefs?


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