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    Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Barnstormers coach Gregory resigns; J.T. Smith takes over | The Des Moines Register | DesMoinesRegister.com

    A needed change. I've had season tickets for the past 4 years and this season has been painful to watch.

    The poor-play, coupled with some of the "family friendly" policies have made the games a lot less intense and frankly boring.



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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Yeah. A lot of head scratching decisions in the two games I've attended this year (one win, one loss). I caught an interview w/Gregory early in the season, and he just seemed really out of touch and that the game had passed him by.


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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    What are the new family friendly policies? I went to a game at the beginning of the year and I did not notice any differences.


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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What are the new family friendly policies? I went to a game at the beginning of the year and I did not notice any differences.
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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What are the new family friendly policies? I went to a game at the beginning of the year and I did not notice any differences.
    Only thing they need to change is NOT allow the big *** cow bells. You go to a game and cant hear anything for the next two days and have a headache for a week.

    A real fan doesn't need sound makers...that is what your hands and mouth are for.



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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
    Only thing they need to change is NOT allow the big *** cow bells. You go to a game and cant hear anything for the next two days and have a headache for a week.

    A real fan doesn't need sound makers...that is what your hands and mouth are for.
    thats what she said



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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
    Only thing they need to change is NOT allow the big *** cow bells. You go to a game and cant hear anything for the next two days and have a headache for a week.

    A real fan doesn't need sound makers...that is what your hands and mouth are for.
    Not sure any minor league franchise anywhere can afford to have people defining "real fans". They just needs butts in the seats.


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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Not sure any minor league franchise anywhere can afford to have people defining "real fans". They just needs butts in the seats.
    Well the guys who sat behind us for the past 3 seasons are gone. Less people at the games and the management has ostracized a lot of the people I met over the years to the point where they didn't renew their season tickets. Less "real fans" less butts in the seats.

    I know it's the big time AFL now, but I can say that I don't think I'm having as much fun as I did when they were in the lowly AF2.



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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Well the guys who sat behind us for the past 3 seasons are gone. Less people at the games and the management has ostracized a lot of the people I met over the years to the point where they didn't renew their season tickets. Less "real fans" less butts in the seats.

    I know it's the big time AFL now, but I can say that I don't think I'm having as much fun as I did when they were in the lowly AF2.
    IMO they need to play to that rowdy drunk crowd. That's going to put way more butts in the seats than being overly family friendly. Hostile crowds are going to be inherently NOT family friendly.

    Case in point: Buccaneer $1 Beer Night.


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    Re: Gregory out as Barnstormers head coach

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Well the guys who sat behind us for the past 3 seasons are gone. Less people at the games and the management has ostracized a lot of the people I met over the years to the point where they didn't renew their season tickets. Less "real fans" less butts in the seats.

    I know it's the big time AFL now, but I can say that I don't think I'm having as much fun as I did when they were in the lowly AF2.
    Thx for explaining.

    I've had season tix since they came back and honestly haven't noticed any difference.


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