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    OT: classic Barnstormers game on TV

    ESPN Classic (channel 34 in Ames) has an AFL game with the Barnstormers hosting the Tampa Bay Storm in Vets. I think it's ArenaBowl X, but I'm not sure. I'm really disappointed that the Barnstormers aren't around anymore- I've never seen arena football before, and I would definitely have attended these games! Looks like a really fun time- the crowd is right on top of the action and rowdy as all hell! What happened to the team?


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
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    Re: OT: classic Barnstormers game on TV

    They went belly up and are now the New York Dragons. Alot of the guys currently on the Dragons were on the Barnstormers.

    Aren't the getting another AF2 Team for Wells Fargo Arena?



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    Re: OT: classic Barnstormers game on TV

    Yes there is a AFL2 team that is coming to Wells Fargo. I hope they can bring back the Barnstormer name. Also with the new addictions to the AFL2 league a certain number of those teams would be allowed to move up to AFL if they are making enough money.



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    Re: OT: classic Barnstormers game on TV

    Yeah, the Barnstormers are coming back. I think next year?


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    Re: OT: classic Barnstormers game on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League moved to New York in 2000 and are now the New York Dragons. The same nickname, colors and uniforms were used for the Iowa Barnstormers of the arenafootball2 league in 2001. That team folded after one season. The team is expected to play again in 2008 as an af2 team. Size restrictions for Des Moines have been removed, paving the way for the AFL to re-enter.
    Wikipedia says the Barnstormers are coming back in 2008. The af2 site also has a link to a February 2007 Rag article that looks like it's about the same thing, but the link is broken and I can't find it on the Rag's site.


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    I also remember a game with Kansas when Cy (wore a huge suit then) went out to center field, squatted, and "pooped" a couple of chickens that had been dyed blue then chased them around.
    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15

    God I hope so, even if it's not the right thing to do, KF needs to do it.
    Victory before honor.

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    Re: OT: classic Barnstormers game on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by ornryactor View Post
    Wikipedia says the Barnstormers are coming back in 2008. The af2 site also has a link to a February 2007 Rag article that looks like it's about the same thing, but the link is broken and I can't find it on the Rag's site.
    Oh no post number 666 better post again real quick!



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