Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Team: Sacramento Mountain Lions

A new professional sports team has joined Sacramento, the Sacramento Mountain Lions are the newest team to join the UFL. Former Sents and Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green will be joining the Mountain Lions as head coach.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Be Prepared for the New Name Announcement Tonight!

The UFL will announce the new Hartford franchise (formerly New York Sentinels) name tonight at 10:45pm on local channel FOX 61. If you don't live in that regional area, the UFL site will have it up as soon as possible, as well as the UFL twitter and UFL facebook page.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

California Redwoods No Longer the California Redwoods

That's right, Another UFL relocation. The California Redwoods have officially relocated to the city of Sacramento, California. Dennis Green remains the coach. Once again, like the Sentinels relocation, the choice of the team name is up to the fans! So be sure to get to and vote!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Important Upcoming Dates!

March 1: Expansion Player Allocation
March 8: Player Re-Signings/Free Agency
March 15: Offseason Conditioning Programs Begin
April 21-23: UFL Annual League Meetings and Press Conference
April 22-24: 2010 NFL Draft (all players undrafted are eligible)

Follow-up: Good-bye New York, Hello Hartford

Well first off, I'm sorry I didn't get to post this last week when the conference was held, and I haven't been able to access the internet.

So, it's official. There's football in Connecticut all the time, and no more UFL in New York (as of now). Chris Palmer was also named the new head coach of the team, as I stated in the previous article regarding these topics. Palmer was also named GM of the team, so he will be leading player signings and what not (see next post).

I really do not like this move by the UFL for several reasons.

  • You lose many New York based fans, as it would take anyone coming from any of the 5 burroughs, Long Island and Westchester (and beyond) 2+ hours to get to Hartford, opposed to 1-2 hours max coming from the same areas
  • A mere 5,021 people showed up in Hartford for the lone Sentinels game held there on November 12, in which they lost to the Florida Tuskers 24-6
  • Team owner Bill Meyer said “It was clear from the game we played in Hartford last year that there is a strong passion for our game in the local community. This region has a rich history of fans supporting sports teams on both the professional and college level and we are proud to now be a part of that landscape.” (which I tend to disagree with).
  • New coach Chris Palmer played football at Immaculate High School in Danbury, CT and was a quarterback at Southern Connecticut State University before a successful spell coaching at the University of New Haven from 1986-87
  • Connecticut governor M. Jodi Rell believes the team will bring a boost in the local economy
I personally don't like the move, but feel free to leave comments about how you feel about it. I'll keep this site going and probably just rename it once they name the new team. Keep reading for more updates!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

What to Watch For:

Go to on Tuesday, February 16 at 11am ET as UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue and Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell hold a press conference.

It is not known what they will be talking about, most likely that the Sentinels will be relocating to Connecticut permanently.

Be sure to tune in!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

So Long, Ted; Hello Hartford

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the Sentinels have found a new head coach. 60-year-old Chris Palmer, now former quarterback coach of the New York Giants, will be the new head man. Palmer had been a coach for 20 years in the NFL, with the Oilers (now Titans), Patriots, Jaguars, Browns, Texans, Cowboys and Giants under several positions. He has worked as the wide recievers coach, the quarterbacks coach for some, the Offensive Coordinator for others, and the Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns for two seasons. Although his two seasons in Cleveland were failures (5-27 combined), he still proves to have head coaching experience.

Palmer has worked with quarterbacks such as Doug Flute (USFL), Drew Bledsoe and Eli Manning. He has also coached under influences like Bill Parcells, Tom Capers and Tom Coughlin. He has also been to 3 Super Bowls with three different teams.

Expect the Sentinels to start the 2010 season with a new quarterback, more than likely an undrafted one fresh out of college. My hope is that Palmer can actually work with what he is given and maybe give us our first win. This also most likely marks the end of the reign of Ted Cottrell, unless he is named a to a lower offensive coaching part.

Vacchiano is also reporting that the Sentinels will be moving from New York to Hartford, Connecticut perminantly. I really hope this isn't the case, mainly because the driving distance for me to attend home games in Connecticut would be further than for me to go to Giants Stadium or Citi Field.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Taking Suggestions!

As this slow first offseason goes on, we here at the View would like some suggestions as to how we could improve the blog! Comment on this post or email me at with your suggestions on how to help!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sentinel Signed by Super Bowl Champs!

Long-snapper Jared Retkofsky was signed by the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers Monday. He will assume the starting position next week. Congratulations to yet another Sent being signed!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sents Still with Most NFL Players

Another Sentinel player was added to an NFL roster today, making the total five.

O Lineman Michael Toudouze was picked up by the undefeated Indianapolis Colts today.

Along with Toudouze, four other Sents are on NFL teams:

FB Charles Ali, Baltimore Ravens
OL Christian Gaddis, Buffalo Bills
OL Jason Watkins, Buffalo Bills
DB Paul Pratt, Detroit Lions (practice squad)

Along with these five, three others have been called for NFL workouts.

Long snapper Jared Retkofsky
DB Darien Williams
DB Matterral Richardson
The teams these three worked out for are unidentified.

The Sentinels remain the UFL team with the most NFL players.

Congratulations to all these men and let's hope other Sentinels take the next step in making it to the NFL !

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sents Fullback signed by NFL Ravens

Charles Ali, was signed the day before Thanksgiving, 11/26, to the Baltimore Ravens.

Ali, who had a touchdown in the last game of the year for the Sents, brought his size and toughness to the table, being 6-2 and 255 pounds. Ali is a great pass blocking fullback.

Ali got the ball seven times throughout the 2009 inaugural season for the Sents, running for seventeen yards. He also caught one out of the backfield for a five yard gain.

Ali, alone on Thanksgiving, practiced with the team Friday, and was set to play for Sunday nights' game. He did not see any action, after just joining a new system. Ali was signed by the Ravens after roster spots opened up when a back up corner and running back were placed on injured reserve.

Charles previously played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns in 2008, playing 15 games and having 4 rec for 13 yards.

The Sentinels will miss Ali next season, and we wish him luck in his future in the NFL.

~Written by Mike Palmietto~

Friday, November 27, 2009

Locos Upset Tuskers in Beautiful UFL Championship

Yes folks, the Florida Tuskers were defeated in overtime by the Las Vegas Locomotives in the Inaugural UFL Championship game Friday by a score of 20-17. The loss crushed the Tuskers' undefeated season.

Probable MVP-to-be Brooks Bollinger played like it, going 22/45 for 306 yds, 2 TD and 2 INT. The 2 interceptions were unlike him, for he only threw 3 all season. Las Vegas MVP candidate DeDe Dorsey had 11 car for 66 yards and 2 touchdowns. Kicker Graham Gano is the hero, as he hit the championship-winning field goal from 33-yards out with :43 seconds left in overtime.

Congratulations to the Las Vegas Locomotives, and let's hope the Sentinels can take them out next year!