As the New England Bobcats made their way to Pennsylvania to take on the defending champion Southern Steam for the Elite Indoor Football League crown this past Saturday, fundamental questions lingered about this first-year team despite the passing of nearly a full season. Could they win outside the Chelmsford Forum? A fair question considering they … More Bobcats Claim EIFL Championship With Mix Of Skills And Sinew
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If the American Arena League survives this offseason, it will return in a much different format. If it does not, few could deny it left nothing on the table Saturday night with a championship that was in essence two games in one, offering drama, comebacks, and a dash of intestinal fortitude that we’d been looking … More AAL Rocks In Its Swan Song
On the eve of its championship game, Fifty Yarder takes a final look back on the pipeline that brought the AAL into our living rooms each Saturday night. In the first installment, DSBN Sports of Macon, GA got our Fifty for best sportscasting network. This week, we’ll assess the on-air talent who broadcast our games. … More And The Fifty Goes To: AAL Broadcast Teams
This past weekend taught us three things about the New England Bobcats. First, on the field they are the cream of the EIFL. On Saturday night, just a week after beating the then 7-1 Southern Steam, they took down the formerly 8-1 Western Maryland Warriors, 61-14, to clinch first place. QB Najee Hillman threw for … More You Gotta Be Kidding: Bobcats Lose Arena On Threshold Of EIFL Championship Game
Last week, Southern Steam owner and head coach Bobby Dammarell reserved two passenger vans and a Ford F150 to transport his 20-man roster and equipment from Georgia to Massachusetts for a game against the New England Bobcats. A win would virtually assure the Steam the No. 1 seed in the Elite Indoor Football League playoffs, … More The Fornario Scenario: Why A Neutral-Site Championship Is Good For The EIFL
By now, the week-long festivities in Fayetteville should be nearing an end. Mayoral proclamations have been read, Barbara Spigner’s bust is cast for the local hall of fame, and the confetti covering Coliseum Drive is ready for sweeping. All in all, this pedestrian 5-3 regular season that propelled the hometown Cape Fear Heroes into the … More Spigner Better Be Paying Her Guardian Angel Time-and-a-Half