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Monday, August 14, 2006

af2 disses fans

Despite winning just three games this season, the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings should be commended for landing two players on the af2's All League second team. Former Evangel/Texas standout Phillip Geiggar and local insurance salesman Brian Hazelwood (Miss. St.) made the team as a defensive specialist and a kicker respectively.

In other af2 news, there will be a new ArenaCup champion this season, since both Memphis (2005 winner) and Louisiville have been ousted from the playoffs. Green Bay will play at Florida, while Arkansas will play at expansion Spokane this weekend for the right to advance to Puerto Rico, site of the 2006 Cup.

Playing the title game out of the country might have sounded like a good idea at the time, and it sure makes for a nice trip for the owners and coaches, but it doesn't do much for the af2 fans and media. If I were a fan of either team making the finals, I'd be ticked off not to get to see my team play, due to the cost of travel. And I can't imagine that there'd be more than a minute number of media attending.


Blogger Roy Lang III said...


6:32 PM  
Blogger Roy Lang III said...

There were no fans, either, last year.

10:03 AM  

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