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    AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    There was a press conference today about the Arena Football 1 league.

    Big news is that the league has been renamed, rebranded to the Arena Football League. The AF1 purchased all of the assets of the AFL in bankruptcy court. It does seem in my opinion to give this reincarnated arena league better continuity and prestige. Hopefully the past few years will just seem to be a burp instead of a break.

    The other big news is that the VERY FIRST NFL Network AFL Game of the Week will be broadcast from Wells Fargo Arena on April 2, 2010. They moved the date from Saturday to Friday to accommodate the television coverage. The Barnstormers will be facing the Chicago Rush.

    If you haven't considered season tickets yet, please do. This is a huge development and tickets are a bargain! We have SWEET SWEET seats in the 6th row for $216 apiece for a season tickets.

    http://twitter.com/iabarnstormers/status/9244463160

    http://twitter.com/iabarnstormers/status/9245096532


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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    There was a press conference today about the Arena Football 1 league.

    Big news is that the league has been renamed, rebranded to the Arena Football League. The AF1 purchased all of the assets of the AFL in bankruptcy court. It does seem in my opinion to give this reincarnated arena league better continuity and prestige. Hopefully the past few years will just seem to be a burp instead of a break.

    The other big news is that the VERY FIRST NFL Network AFL Game of the Week will be broadcast from Wells Fargo Arena on April 2, 2010. They moved the date from Saturday to Friday to accommodate the television coverage. The Barnstormers will be facing the Chicago Rush.

    If you haven't considered season tickets yet, please do. This is a huge development and tickets are a bargain! We have SWEET SWEET seats in the 6th row for $216 apiece for a season tickets.
    I don't buy season tickets just because I know I'll end missing some games being out of towns for weddings and such, but I'll be there April 2nd and I'm REALLY excited for this season. More so than others, now that it's the top rung of Arena Football.


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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Great news!



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    The Barnstormers home games will be televised on the NFL Network on the following dates:

    Friday, April 2nd vs Chicago Rush 7:05PM
    Friday, May 21st vs Arizona Rattlers 7:05PM
    Friday, July 16th vs Spokane Shock 7:05PM



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    That's exciting. I'm looking forward to going to a couple of games this year now that I live in the area. I've never been to one before. Plus, isn't Todd playing for them this year?



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    crap, we don't get any home games on TV down here. Figured.


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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Blythe, Brent Curvey and Tyson Smith are on the roster.



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    The Barnstormers home games will be televised on the NFL Network on the following dates:

    Friday, April 2nd vs Chicago Rush 7:05PM
    Friday, May 21st vs Arizona Rattlers 7:05PM
    Friday, July 16th vs Spokane Shock 7:05PM
    I'm excited about being able to watch the road game in Orlando.

    IMO, it's a pretty big honor for Des Moines to get the opening kick off.


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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I'm excited about being able to watch the road game in Orlando.

    IMO, it's a pretty big honor for Des Moines to get the opening kick off.
    Agreed, with all the success the previous go around, the Barnstormers are like the "Heritage" team of the AFL.



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    ESPN - The Arena Football League is already looking to add teams in Philadelphia, Southern California, Denver and Pittsburgh.

    The AFL has been reborn under new leadership after folding last year.

    Commissioner Jerry Kurz said on a conference call Wednesday that the league has had serious negotiations to place teams in the above markets beginning with the 2011 season.



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    I want the Toledo Bullfrogs.



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Took son to first Bairnstormer game last year, ended up taking him to 5 games and had car load of boys invited to go. Exciting - clean fun to get you in the mood for fall football. Games are good, time with son PRICELESS, Ordered season tickets this year. Go Todd Blythe and Barnstormers



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    I wonder if this is going to force Mediacom into adding NFL Network to it's digital package.



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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    I wonder if this is going to force Mediacom into adding NFL Network to it's digital package.
    that would be nice. is the nfl network like the BTN and they want to be on basic?


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    Re: AF1 renamed AFL, first NFL Network GOTW in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by garn91 View Post
    Agreed, with all the success the previous go around, the Barnstormers are like the "Heritage" team of the AFL.
    The Packers of the AFL, if you will. Smaller market (well, who are we kidding, Milwaukee is the reason GB still has a team) with a passionate fan base.


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