Mar 24, 2011
It's Not a Game, It's a Franchise: A Visit with the Boston Blazers
Boston Blazer’s President/GM Doug Reffue was one of our most memorable and informative meetings. We learned how much work goes into starting a franchise. The Blazers are a team that have only existed for three years and are attempting become a part of Boston sports culture. The league that the Blazers are in is the NLL (National Lacrosse League), which is also in its beginning stages having only been around for 25 years. Because of the league's lack of money and its popularity the teams are not allowed to pay their players more than 32,000 dollars due to the salary cap. This creates many issues for the Blazers that not many other professional teams have to deal with. For instance, the Blazers have to pay attention to where their players live because of the cost of plane tickets back and forth out of Boston. The Blazers tend to want more players from around the Boston area to help cut costs. You can follow the Bosotn Blazers on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bostonblazers.