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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Geiggar to play in inaugural AAFL season

Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings fans hoping to see former Evangel standout Phillip Geiggar back in uniform this spring are likely to be disappointed.

Arguably the team's best defensive player over the past two seasons, Geiggar has signed to play with Texas in the All-American Football League. He'll be making $50,000 for the season in the AAFL instead of about $4,000 in the af2. Can't blame the man for that.

Strangely, his bio on the team's Web site talks about his playing days at UT and at Evangel, but makes no mention of his ever having played for the Battle Wings. Since their seasons will run almost simultaneously, it's a safe guess that the AAFL doesn't want to promote af2.

The thing to remember, however, is that the af2 has been around for nine seasons, the AFL for more than two decades, while the AAFL has had a lot of similar predecessors that tried and failed.


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