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Power On

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So as I was driving home from work today, I noticed that there was a loooong-ass backup on the highway heading inbound toward Pittsburgh. This CAN’T be due to the Arena Football League home opener tonight, could it?

Nope. There was flooding and traffic was being detoured. Thank God.

I know there are some labor issues with the NFL, but that’s no reason to go off the deep end and get tickets to the Pittsburgh POWER.

I never got the appeal of arena football. If you like it, then more power to you. For me it just seems … I can’t describe it. Just doesn’t do anything for me. Then again, you’re talking to someone that was a multi-year season ticket holder to the city’s Major Indoor Lacrosse League team from the early 1990s.

Perhaps one reason I don’t care for arena football is because it didn’t do so well the first time around in these parts.

The Tampa Bay Storm are an Arena Football League (AFL) team based in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. They play their home games in the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.

The team began play in 1987 as the Pittsburgh Gladiators, one of the AFL’s four charter franchises, and the only one still operating. They relocated to Tampa in 1991 and adopted their current name. They played in Tampa from 1991–2008, after which point the AFL folded, and resumed operations for the 2010 season following the league’s restructuring.

And of course once the team left Pittsburgh, it went on to win five championships.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 11, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Posted in Sports