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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Battle Wings have started

The Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings have begun preseason workouts and based on the roster, it should be an interesting season. Coach John Fourcade of Ole Miss, New Orleans and Hooter's ownership fame, has a ton of new faces in camp with just a handful of holdovers from last season.
Fourcade is particularly excited about fullback/linebacker Patrick Craig from North Alabama. Craig was reportedly hitting so hard in practice on Monday that he had to be told to tone it down a notch.

On a disappointing note, only about 250 season tickets have been sold, although that is more than was sold preseason last year. The team was treated to dinner at Smokey Bones Barbecue on Monday and more than a few cows left the place.

2 Comments:

Blogger Brett Roman said...

The team obviously needs to win some games early. Interest really dropped off last year with the terrible record and it’s hard enough to drag people to the games. I am optimistic about Fourcade leading the team; he has a recognizable name and experience in the arena leagues. A few early wins will generate some excitement with the slackers in town.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Watson said...

Brett,
You're exactly right about creating some early interest. Hopefully, there will be some holdover excitement from the ArenaCup. If the Wings could get that kind of excitement for their first game, it would likely carry over.

8:42 PM  

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