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Thursday, December 07, 2006

I-Bowl announcement party

The I-Bowl Team Announcement Party was a little more lively than usual tonight.

Rayfield Wright, the PetroSun president and former Dallas Cowboys great, told a story about seeing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones earlier in the year.

"Jerry said, 'Rayfield, you look like you could still play,''' Wright recalled. "I said, 'Jerry, I'm good for two minutes.''

Wright then offered his service to both teams - for two minutes, in the Dec. 28 game.

Emcee Tony Taglavore introduced Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover by saying Glover made history last month.

After taking the microphone, Glover said, "Indeed, indeed, we made history. Shreveport has its first 6-foot-4, 350-pound mayor ... Fifty plus.''

Glover also offered his services to the two teams - except Glover pledged four plays.

Bossier City mayor Lo Walker was late arriving. But he got there in time for a zinger at Glover.

"I looked at Mayor Glover over there,'' Walker said, "They say Shreveport is three times bigger than Bossier but this is ridiculous.''

Later, Alabama coach Joe Kines said he would take both Glover and Wright up on the offers. One, he said, could be a rush end and the other could be a defensive tackle.


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