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|02-07-2014, 08:04 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Central Arkansas
NPPL Shuts down for 2014 season.
2014 NPPL Restructuring and Reorganizing » NPPL ( US ) : National Professional Paintball League
Hope it's not dead.
|02-07-2014, 10:06 PM||#3 (permalink)|
|02-07-2014, 11:03 PM||#4 (permalink)|
I Am The Admin
Not exactly shocked. I loved the NPPL when it was rolling along, but as the years went on, they put too much focus in the wrong areas (my opinion), and didn't listen to the players concerns. We're the ones paying, and when we're getting ignored (seemingly), then why should we keep going and paying?
I could go on and on, especially about their changes and rules with the press and charging them. But I think the story speaks for itself. They're shut down.
|02-08-2014, 11:10 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Official LL5 Dolphin-Dive
|02-08-2014, 11:58 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Proud member of the GUNMEN WRECKING CREW
|02-08-2014, 12:33 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Saugus MA
The original concept was sound: We all jumped in willingly.
What we found was that a certain small group of people would dictate what the teams/players would do, what they would call themselves, what they would wear, who they would talk to etc. Micromanagement to the enth degree.
After the first two years it became clear to me: The NPPL was a business, a few people were making money. My money. I either had to suck up to the small group and perhaps a little gravy would come my way, perhaps not. But, don't complain that you were being marginalized, or you were definitely NOT going have any gravy come your way. It didn't matter how much money YOU put in, NOTHING was going to come back to you. Everything depended on how well you sucked up to "The Man".
I hope that the NPPL version 2.0 fares better. I hope that it's actions and mission statement reflects the second word in it's title. "Professional"
The first version was dictated by GREED and a myopic dream.
Fearlessly, the idiot faced the crowd, smiling...