Raise garbage fees to gift the Coliseum

By:  Diane Benjamin The Flex basketball team played at the Coliseum last night.  I’d love to post pictures of the non-existent crowd – but the Flex put them on Facebook.  You have to see them there: https://www.facebook.com/flexbasketball  The page also has a pic of the sign the City is planning to replace – it appears […]

Flex and China: I will ask the questions

by:  Diane Benjamin I reported previously the Flex got kicked out of their league last year because they refused to travel to the playoffs.   (http://blnnews.com/2014/04/07/bloomington-flex-the-leagues-side-of-the-story/) Without a League to play in, the Flex started their own.  (http://blnnews.com/2014/08/30/flex-kicked-out-so-start-your-own-league/) Every major local media outlet has reported that China choose the Flex as the only American team […]

Bloomington FLEX-the League’s side of the story

by:  Diane Benjamin This morning I talked to Dominic Turcotte, VP of Operations for the PBL – the league that suspended the FLEX for all of 2015. Here’s some bullet points: Scott Henderson was involved with organizing the League structure in the beginning.  The playoff structure was designed by Scott and approved by the other […]

Fly on the Wall: Coliseum-how stupid do you think we are?

The Flex Basketball team at the Coliseum got thrown out of the league they play in.  The excuse used was “unwillingness and inability to participate in the championship series.” REALLY? Who’s scamming who here?  City of Bloomington?  Central Illinois Arena Management?  John Butler?  Bart Rogers? First CIAM wants an amateur hockey team, and now no […]