News: League conditionally sanctioned as Division 1 late Monday night with restrictions

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  1. pkirkbri

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  2. SiberianThunderT

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    Re: WIll not be sanctioned with 5 teams

    ....and back to actual discussion about the sanctioning process:
    It sounds like all five teams have now agreed to whatever the mysterious conditions are. So 2012 should definitely be on now. I think.
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    Re: WIll not be sanctioned with 5 teams

    I still don't know why the Fed should insist on 8 teams by 2014. It's like no one there has ever heard of the Original Six?
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    Re: WIll not be sanctioned with 5 teams

    Because it's USSF and they don't give a sh!t about how other leagues in other sports worked. =-P

    Besides, since they already have an eight-team rule AND part of WPS' presentations was its "extensive expansion pipeline", there really wasn't a reason to NOT make it a requirement. I mean, WPS has said (or at least hinted at) having eight or more by 2013, so it's more of a stability requirement than an expansion requirement.
    My impression is that it's basically saying "okay, you've gotten to slide for the past three years, and we'll give you another two, but if you can't meet standards by year six then our tolerance will have run out". It also gives WPS an ultimatum - or, an unambiguous set of goalposts, to put it nicer - I'm guessing this definite timeline basically means the yearly sanctioning dealio will be nothing more than a "we've got all the boxes checked" process, rather than the whole evaluation thing that's happened each of the past few years.
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    Re: WIll not be sanctioned with 5 teams

    That's ... um ... quite a sensible recap of the whole situation. Cool.
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    Re: WIll not be sanctioned with 5 teams

    I can't tell if that's sarcastic or not, so I'll say 'Thanks' anyway. ^.^''
    Honestly, I came up with 75% of that post just while typing it.... >.> <.<
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    Re: WIll not be sanctioned with 5 teams

    It's not sarcastic at all -- that summed it all up quite well.

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