Tulsa Roughnecks FC Super Thread

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by USRufnex, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    Have you checked the Arizona, Orange County, Orlando, Rochester, and Wilmington subforums lately?
    Chicken and egg issue with us and fans from other cities regarding all these stupid Superthreads.
    There are 27 pages in this one "Superthread," which is about 20 pages too many IMHO.

    Several of us would post more often and even create our own threads if there was a simple one-stop subforum with several threads like the one bigsoccer has deemed OKC worthy of a couple of years ago, yet somehow Tulsa is not?

    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/why-does-my-usl-club-not-have-a-subforum.2023202/
    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads...ead-added-to-the-usl-expansion-forum.2001128/
    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/tulsa-roughnecks-fcs-2016-schedule.2028494/
    forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/questioning-tulsa-attendance.2030865/
    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/tulsa-downtown-soccer-stadium-thread.2023329/
    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/usl-executives-head-to-tulsa-for-league-summit.2026324/
    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/okc-vs-tulsa.2020221/

    Instead, this single thread I created years ago was hijacked, re-named and stickied as a lazy catch all, and several fans who might otherwise post have ignored the forum outright. Hey, there's always Reddit, I guess...

    Thanks for nothing, Bigsoccer!
     
  2. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    Then the mods should get rid of half the team subforums in USL and force them onto individual "superthreads" ... bet that makes them even more popular than the snoozefest we have now... have you checked many of them out lately?.... most have little activity even though we're mid-season.

    Once again, I know several people who simply won't post on a single all-purpose catch-all thread.
    Have a nice day!
     
  3. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    #678 USRufnex, Jul 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2016
    LOL.

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  4. janks

    janks Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    Tulsa
    Club:
    --other--
    Top Five Roughnecks Topics that won't get discussed in the Super Thread
    1. Is a soccer specific GM critical for the success of the Roughnecks?
    2. Is having a minority owner that has majority stakes in Energy FC a conflict of interest?
    3. Roughnecks have two frequent starters that grew up in the Tulsa area. Should discovering local talent be a priority?
    4. Is the TRFC front office skimping on the operating budget, or is there unsustainable spending going on from all the other independent teams?
    5. Fire coach Irving and try to poach Joey Ryan from the Athletics? :)
     
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  5. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    Wait...Joey Ryan? The Indie Wrestler on Lucha Underground?
     
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  6. janks

    janks Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    Tulsa
    Club:
    --other--
    If only there was a subforum to talk about these things.
     
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  7. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    #682 USRufnex, Aug 16, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
    If there were, I would have initiated a profoundly interesting thread last week about "soggy pitches."
    Pity.
     
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  8. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    #683 USRufnex, Aug 24, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2016
    I think I'll put this right here... and no, this isn't from my website or affiliated with it.

    http://roughnecksfc.com/
     
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  9. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    If the coach gets to keep his job, it's an admission that the Drillers FO think they're getting their money's worth...
     
  10. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
  11. Fracas

    Fracas Member

    Jun 20, 2015
    Tulsa, OK USA
    It is something
    We can hope for the better
     
  12. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
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  13. Laramie

    Laramie Member

    May 5, 2010
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    We know there's money in Tulsa. Oklahoma City businessmen just recently relocated the WNBA Tulsa Shock to Arlington, TX.

    Why aren't any local Tulsa businessmen bankrolling the Roughnecks?
     
  14. Fracas

    Fracas Member

    Jun 20, 2015
    Tulsa, OK USA
    Doesn't the loss of the Shocks imply insufficient interests from the business leaders for pro sports?
     
  15. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    No, it implies that OKC business people should never have majority interest in any Tulsa pro sports team.
     
  16. Laramie

    Laramie Member

    May 5, 2010
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    #691 Laramie, Jan 9, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
    Nope!

    Understand your concern with what happen with the USL Tulsa Roughnecks involving Prodigal. Tulsa does have the potential to support a higher level of soccer than the USL. IMO, more so than OKC since the Thunder takes a lot of our city's corporate & community support.

    William Cameron (OKC businessman) was one of the owners of the Shock; he like George Kaiser (Tulsa's businessman) both are current minority owners with the NBA Thunder, Oklahoma's highest major league level in pro sports.

    Let's not continue to alienate both cities with this rhetoric of pitting Oklahoma City against Tulsa.

    If Oklahoma ever plans to advance in pro sports, especially soccer; it's going to take the ownership & investments from people with deep pockets from both of Oklahoma's largest metropolitan areas as well as the support from both communities.
     
  17. Fracas

    Fracas Member

    Jun 20, 2015
    Tulsa, OK USA
    Not sure how this disagrees with my post.
     
  18. Laramie

    Laramie Member

    May 5, 2010
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    United we stand:

    The combined demographics of OKC-TUL represent 1.3 million tv households with a metropolitan population of roughly 2.4 million residents. There are probably more like 3 million plus residents within 150-mile radius of the two. The 91-mile Turner Turnpike (75 mph) separate the two corporate city limits; our metro areas are more like 70 miles.

    Projects like high speed rail (under study) between both cities has the potential to increase development in both communities.

    It's time to bury the hatchet.
     
  19. Laramie

    Laramie Member

    May 5, 2010
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Agree interests in professional sports are risky.

    As far as OKC businessmen having faith in the Tulsa market to invest majority ownership is another question.

    USRufnex & myself would love to see the return of a the glory days of the professional soccer in T-town. When the NASL Tulsa Roughnecks were competitive; they excited the interest & fancy of Tulsa and many OKC soccer fans.
     
  20. Fracas

    Fracas Member

    Jun 20, 2015
    Tulsa, OK USA
    I agree there should be more collaboration and competition between OKC and Tulsa for pro soccer
     
  21. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
    They each have at least one team, and two of them are in the same league with the same group owning a large part of two teams? What else do you want, an Oklahoma-Exclusive 3rd Division?
     
  22. Brother Badgerjohn

    Oct 16, 2000
    Okie City
    Club:
    --other--
    Country:
    United States
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  23. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    Rayo had the better players, Energy the better team as the game wore on.
    Vaudreuil will have neither with the Prodigal-influenced Roughnecks.... meanwhile....

    So @Mr. Warmth will this make you a fan?
    Me neither. :whistling:
     
  24. Blando13

    Blando13 Member+

    Dec 4, 2013
    Lee's Summit, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Country:
    United States
    To be fair, if you weren't a fan before ... and are in touch with lower level soccer enough to have an opinion on "MLS affiliates" ... then they weren't really doing this for you. It's not really done for the fans ... and the ones they're trying to get through the gates likely don't care about this.
     
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  25. USRufnex

    USRufnex Member+

    Tulsa Athletic
    United States
    Jul 15, 2000
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    --other--
    #700 USRufnex, Jan 17, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2017
    I've gone to many of the games, so you have no right to lecture me.
    Our fans will know that the worst team in USL is affiliating with the worst team in MLS.
    If the team improves, they might get a small boost... otherwise the damage is already done.
     

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