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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildthing2022000 wrote:
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There is a message on the NAL Facebook page from Rick Buffington that says there will be an announcement on November 15th. I assume this is about the Massachusetts Pirates; I do not know if there will be any information about other NAL teams.


Was that deleted? I don't see it?


Found it here https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56 also Georgia's out.

http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/teams/nal-team-directory.html


The Facebook link shows nothing and its not an NAL site anyway.

The team directory clearly shows Georgia is not listed - but that wasn't my question.

Therefore there is nothing official that 11/15 is an announcement date.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4th&long wrote:
wildthing2022000 wrote:
4th&long wrote:
Big Mike wrote:
There is a message on the NAL Facebook page from Rick Buffington that says there will be an announcement on November 15th. I assume this is about the Massachusetts Pirates; I do not know if there will be any information about other NAL teams.


Was that deleted? I don't see it?


Found it here https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56 also Georgia's out.

http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/teams/nal-team-directory.html


The Facebook link shows nothing and its not an NAL site anyway.

The team directory clearly shows Georgia is not listed - but that wasn't my question.

Therefore there is nothing official that 11/15 is an announcement date.


Are you sure? The link works for me - https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56/posts/1490484897653291?pnref=story

If that doesn't work just google Rick Buffington and go to his Facebook page
top post reads as such:

"Arena Football Nation
Eight, (8) more days for
Big Announcement--Wed.
11/15th"

Also the trademark has now been registered at the USPTO:

Word Mark MASSACHUSETTS PIRATES
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Stickers; Decals; Printed tickets
IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Cups; Mugs

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: T-shirts; hats; Pants; uniforms; Sweatshirts; Sweatpants; Shorts; Gloves; Sports jerseys; Jerseys

IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Footballs; Football gloves

IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Promoting the goods and services of others by arranging for businesses to affiliate their goods and services with the goods and services of third parties by means of sponsorship relationships

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of football games; Arranging and conducting youth football programs; Arranging and conducting football tryouts; Organizing community festivals featuring primarily football games and also providing food and beverages

Serial Number 87665931
Filing Date October 31, 2017
Owner (APPLICANT) Massachusetts Pirates, LLC. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MASSACHUSETTS 10 Bridle Path Shrewsbury MASSACHUSETTS 01545
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildthing2022000 wrote:
4th&long wrote:
wildthing2022000 wrote:
4th&long wrote:
Big Mike wrote:
There is a message on the NAL Facebook page from Rick Buffington that says there will be an announcement on November 15th. I assume this is about the Massachusetts Pirates; I do not know if there will be any information about other NAL teams.


Was that deleted? I don't see it?


Found it here https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56 also Georgia's out.

http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/teams/nal-team-directory.html


The Facebook link shows nothing and its not an NAL site anyway.

The team directory clearly shows Georgia is not listed - but that wasn't my question.

Therefore there is nothing official that 11/15 is an announcement date.


Are you sure? The link works for me - https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56/posts/1490484897653291?pnref=story

If that doesn't work just google Rick Buffington and go to his Facebook page
top post reads as such:

"Arena Football Nation
Eight, (8) more days for
Big Announcement--Wed.
11/15th"

Also the trademark has now been registered at the USPTO:

Word Mark MASSACHUSETTS PIRATES
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Stickers; Decals; Printed tickets
IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Cups; Mugs

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: T-shirts; hats; Pants; uniforms; Sweatshirts; Sweatpants; Shorts; Gloves; Sports jerseys; Jerseys

IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Footballs; Football gloves

IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Promoting the goods and services of others by arranging for businesses to affiliate their goods and services with the goods and services of third parties by means of sponsorship relationships

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of football games; Arranging and conducting youth football programs; Arranging and conducting football tryouts; Organizing community festivals featuring primarily football games and also providing food and beverages

Serial Number 87665931
Filing Date October 31, 2017
Owner (APPLICANT) Massachusetts Pirates, LLC. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MASSACHUSETTS 10 Bridle Path Shrewsbury MASSACHUSETTS 01545
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


I hope so but nothing on the NAL website or FB page, this is a personal FB page; nothing official

Also all it says is this: ARENA FOOTBALL NATION EIGHT, (8) MORE DAYS FOR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT--WED. 11/15TH

No mention of NAL - You'd think the NAL would like to get some buzz going by saying something on their FB/Twitter and website.

Sure this is NAL? Hmmm??
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4th&long wrote:
wildthing2022000 wrote:
4th&long wrote:
wildthing2022000 wrote:
4th&long wrote:
Big Mike wrote:
There is a message on the NAL Facebook page from Rick Buffington that says there will be an announcement on November 15th. I assume this is about the Massachusetts Pirates; I do not know if there will be any information about other NAL teams.


Was that deleted? I don't see it?


Found it here https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56 also Georgia's out.

http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/teams/nal-team-directory.html


The Facebook link shows nothing and its not an NAL site anyway.

The team directory clearly shows Georgia is not listed - but that wasn't my question.

Therefore there is nothing official that 11/15 is an announcement date.


Are you sure? The link works for me - https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56/posts/1490484897653291?pnref=story

If that doesn't work just google Rick Buffington and go to his Facebook page
top post reads as such:

"Arena Football Nation
Eight, (8) more days for
Big Announcement--Wed.
11/15th"

Also the trademark has now been registered at the USPTO:

Word Mark MASSACHUSETTS PIRATES
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Stickers; Decals; Printed tickets
IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Cups; Mugs

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: T-shirts; hats; Pants; uniforms; Sweatshirts; Sweatpants; Shorts; Gloves; Sports jerseys; Jerseys

IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Footballs; Football gloves

IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Promoting the goods and services of others by arranging for businesses to affiliate their goods and services with the goods and services of third parties by means of sponsorship relationships

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of football games; Arranging and conducting youth football programs; Arranging and conducting football tryouts; Organizing community festivals featuring primarily football games and also providing food and beverages

Serial Number 87665931
Filing Date October 31, 2017
Owner (APPLICANT) Massachusetts Pirates, LLC. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MASSACHUSETTS 10 Bridle Path Shrewsbury MASSACHUSETTS 01545
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


I hope so but nothing on the NAL website or FB page, this is a personal FB page; nothing official

Also all it says is this: ARENA FOOTBALL NATION EIGHT, (8) MORE DAYS FOR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT--WED. 11/15TH

No mention of NAL - You'd think the NAL would like to get some buzz going by saying something on their FB/Twitter and website.

Sure this is NAL? Hmmm??

AAL? They do currently have an odd number of teams (11).

Unless the Bruins/Celtics owner is involved with Buffington as GM/President, there is no way this is AFL.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TargetToad wrote:
4th&long wrote:
wildthing2022000 wrote:
4th&long wrote:
wildthing2022000 wrote:
4th&long wrote:
Big Mike wrote:
There is a message on the NAL Facebook page from Rick Buffington that says there will be an announcement on November 15th. I assume this is about the Massachusetts Pirates; I do not know if there will be any information about other NAL teams.


Was that deleted? I don't see it?


Found it here https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56 also Georgia's out.

http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/teams/nal-team-directory.html


The Facebook link shows nothing and its not an NAL site anyway.

The team directory clearly shows Georgia is not listed - but that wasn't my question.

Therefore there is nothing official that 11/15 is an announcement date.


Are you sure? The link works for me - https://www.facebook.com/rick.buffington.56/posts/1490484897653291?pnref=story

If that doesn't work just google Rick Buffington and go to his Facebook page
top post reads as such:

"Arena Football Nation
Eight, (8) more days for
Big Announcement--Wed.
11/15th"

Also the trademark has now been registered at the USPTO:

Word Mark MASSACHUSETTS PIRATES
Goods and Services IC 016. US 002 005 022 023 029 037 038 050. G & S: Stickers; Decals; Printed tickets
IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Cups; Mugs

IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: T-shirts; hats; Pants; uniforms; Sweatshirts; Sweatpants; Shorts; Gloves; Sports jerseys; Jerseys

IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Footballs; Football gloves

IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Promoting the goods and services of others by arranging for businesses to affiliate their goods and services with the goods and services of third parties by means of sponsorship relationships

IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment in the nature of football games; Arranging and conducting youth football programs; Arranging and conducting football tryouts; Organizing community festivals featuring primarily football games and also providing food and beverages

Serial Number 87665931
Filing Date October 31, 2017
Owner (APPLICANT) Massachusetts Pirates, LLC. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY MASSACHUSETTS 10 Bridle Path Shrewsbury MASSACHUSETTS 01545
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE


I hope so but nothing on the NAL website or FB page, this is a personal FB page; nothing official

Also all it says is this: ARENA FOOTBALL NATION EIGHT, (8) MORE DAYS FOR BIG ANNOUNCEMENT--WED. 11/15TH

No mention of NAL - You'd think the NAL would like to get some buzz going by saying something on their FB/Twitter and website.

Sure this is NAL? Hmmm??

AAL? They do currently have an odd number of teams (11).

Unless the Bruins/Celtics owner is involved with Buffington as GM/President, there is no way this is AFL.


It could most definitely go AAL, they have a 4 team division up in the NE.
I hope not but it seems odd.
- CORRECTION BELOW

If Monterrey comes back and Mass. joins the NAL that's 6 teams like the AFL and homefully they release a schedule and move foward. But downside or upside surprises may be coming - who knows.

CORRECTION: After see Rick Buffington's Facebook AND seeing his Post on NAL League news FB page - It would appear the Mass. Pirates will be in NAL

Not sure why they aren't going for more buzz but - it looks positive for NAL.
That's good news.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pirates will play in the National Arena League. There will be a press conference at the DCU Center in Worcester on Wednesday at 3pm according to Rick Buffington's Facebook page. Apparently some of the people who were involved with the Boston Blaze indoor football team are involved with the Pirates.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Mike wrote:
The Pirates will play in the National Arena League. There will be a press conference at the DCU Center in Worcester on Wednesday at 3pm according to Rick Buffington's Facebook page. Apparently some of the people who were involved with the Boston Blaze indoor football team are involved with the Pirates.


I'm not on FkBk but I did see the '8 day count down' link.

I'm surprised the NAL isn't promoting the press conference. Perhaps Monday.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject: ITS OFFICIAL Mass. Pirates in NAL Reply with quote

Well good news here for the NAL- Looks like solid ownership group too.

http://www.telegram.com/news/20171113/wednesday-press-conference-to-announce-new-arena-football-team-for-dcu-center

#Jawad Yatim said Monday he will attend Wednesday’s press conference, which will also be attended by Mayor Joseph M. Petty, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., DCU Center general manager Sandy Dunn and members of the professional sports community, according to a press release titled “Exciting Sports Announcement for the City of Worcester.”#

https://thisweekinworcester.com/pirates-coming-new-arena-football-team-play-worcester-next-year/

>WORCESTER – A major announcement is expected on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Worcester’s DCU Center introducing the city to its new arena football team.

As ThisWeekinWorcester.com reported last month, Worcester will be home to the Massachusetts Pirates — the newest arena football team in the National Arena League [NAL] – beginning in April 2018.

In an interview on Monday, Nov. 13, team owner and CEO Hassan Yatim told ThisWeekinWorcester.com, “This is a high level arena football league. They’re going to bring a lot of energy and excitement to the fans. It’s good quality football.”

“The way the game is played involves the fan more and it’s a lot more interesting than other arena leagues,” Yatim added.

Yatim, of Shrewsbury, is a co-owner of Yatco Energy Corporation based in Northborough. <
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally I get a team to follow, shame it's in another league though.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case people forgot:

http://www.telegram.com/news/20171115/massachusetts-pirates-gear-up-as-next-football-team-to-kick-off-at-dcu-center

7 teams and 15 games, 8 at home for the Pirates with the schedule coming out in 3 weeks.

Team has 0 internet presence as of today, website is still just a blank page and there's no twitter or facebook account listed on the NAL site.

https://thisweekinworcester.com/massachusetts-pirates-officially-announced-dcu-center/

Helmet looks nice


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In case people forgot:

http://www.telegram.com/news/20171115/massachusetts-pirates-gear-up-as-next-football-team-to-kick-off-at-dcu-center

7 teams and 15 games, 8 at home for the Pirates with the schedule coming out in 3 weeks.

Team has 0 internet presence as of today, website is still just a blank page and there's no twitter or facebook account listed on the NAL site.

https://thisweekinworcester.com/massachusetts-pirates-officially-announced-dcu-center/

Helmet looks nice



Actually the webpage is up and running... though its just a starter page about tickets

http://masspiratesfootball.com/splash/

Next team announcement not till week after Thanksgiving or possibly wee after that...

Also read that Portland has not officially signed the lease yet, though they are expect to, that will be Team #7
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildthing2022000 wrote:
In case people forgot:

http://www.telegram.com/news/20171115/massachusetts-pirates-gear-up-as-next-football-team-to-kick-off-at-dcu-center

7 teams and 15 games, 8 at home for the Pirates with the schedule coming out in 3 weeks.

Team has 0 internet presence as of today, website is still just a blank page and there's no twitter or facebook account listed on the NAL site.

https://thisweekinworcester.com/massachusetts-pirates-officially-announced-dcu-center/

Helmet looks nice

the odds of Massachusetts hosting the Championship game with Jax in the league are slim to none. They'll, unless the playoffs expands beyond 4 teams, will be lucky to get in. Even though Georgia sucks, Jax is elite, LV is very good, Columbus and Monterey are solid, and Jersey has had a 4 month startup advantage (I know that meant nothing for the Valor over the Brigade, but it's worth mentioning).
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4th&long wrote:
wildthing2022000 wrote:
In case people forgot:

http://www.telegram.com/news/20171115/massachusetts-pirates-gear-up-as-next-football-team-to-kick-off-at-dcu-center

7 teams and 15 games, 8 at home for the Pirates with the schedule coming out in 3 weeks.

Team has 0 internet presence as of today, website is still just a blank page and there's no twitter or facebook account listed on the NAL site.

https://thisweekinworcester.com/massachusetts-pirates-officially-announced-dcu-center/

Helmet looks nice



Actually the webpage is up and running... though its just a starter page about tickets

http://masspiratesfootball.com/splash/

Next team announcement not till week after Thanksgiving or possibly wee after that...

Also read that Portland has not officially signed the lease yet, though they are expect to, that will be Team #7


That wasn't the url I was looking at, they had massachusettspirates.com, wonder why they changed it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:12 am    Post subject: Portland NAL franchise Reply with quote

A couple of new articles on Portland:
Ownership for Portland is apparently by the league. And its been in talks for months.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/15/arena-football-franchise-coming-to-portlands-cross-insurance-arena/

> There are, however, some important details to be worked out between Cross arena and a new professional sports league still trying to gain its footing.

Herpich said Wednesday that lease negotiations have yet to be completed. The team would be owned by the league, Herpich said, with the idea of eventually transitioning to local ownership.

“We started talking late summer, early fall and we’re still having conversations,” Herpich said. “They love Portland. They liked the city, liked the vibe. They liked the idea of the fan base and the sports following in the state of Maine.”<Local>The league is in negotiations to have a team play at the Cross Insurance Arena. No deal has yet been signed, but arena general manager Matt Herpich said he thinks indoor football will be a good match for Portland.<

Radio as well

http://wcyy.com/portland-will-be-the-home-to-a-new-arena-league-football-team-in-2018/


It looks like this team is a go based on the comments at the Worcester news conference by the Commissioner.
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Couple more articles:

http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2017/11/the_massachusetts_pirates_a_ne.html

https://worcestermag.com/2017/11/15/arena-football-team-massachusetts-pirates-announced-dcu/55117

Shows mascot and primary color tank-tops....

http://www.wbjournal.com/ARTICLE/20171115/NEWS01/171119962

Different angle of helmet is shown here
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wildthing2022000 wrote:
Couple more articles:

http://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/index.ssf/2017/11/the_massachusetts_pirates_a_ne.html

https://worcestermag.com/2017/11/15/arena-football-team-massachusetts-pirates-announced-dcu/55117

Shows mascot and primary color tank-tops....

http://www.wbjournal.com/ARTICLE/20171115/NEWS01/171119962

Different angle of helmet is shown here


agree with some others the helmet looks good. Not as excited with the logo. IMO the logo looks more like a swashbuckler than a pirate. They could use some Errol Flynn film footage on the scoreboard monitor just before the team runs out onto the field.

I'm sure the helmet/unis will look good and blend well with other teams as there is a standard that has to be met. UMMMM, wonder who is doing the uni graphic design and merchandising? Could it be Destroyer Graphics & Merchandising? I don't know just asking.
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Helmet colour and logo are fantastic ..
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