July 18, 2005

Familiarity Breeds Monotony

Or at least that's what it feels like to beat the same team four times in a season. Oh, how the worm has turned. Ohio Valley used to pwn the Freedom, winning four of the first five times they played. Of course, with the screwy UIF playoff situation (8 of the 11 teams make the playoffs), the Freedom may have to beat the Greyhounds five times this season. Photos below the fold.

Carlos Smith and (I think) Mike Hanley squish Jay Bailey for a 2-yard loss:
Carlos Smith and (I think) Mike Hanley squish Jay Bailey for a 2-yard loss.

Jeremy Dutcher's first touchdown of the game. Look how wide open he is - I'm surprised he didn't die of loneliness:
Jeremy Dutcher's first touchdown of the 7/17 game against Ohio Valley. Look how wide open he is - I'm surprised he didn't die of loneliness.

Somewhere under Rachman Crable and Alf Fertil is Greyhounds QB Zach Bruney. What I thought was a sack for a safety turned out to be a roughing penalty:
Somewhere under Rachman Crable and Alf Fertil is Greyhounds QB Zach Bruney.  What I thought was a sack for a safety turned out to be a roughing penalty.

My favorite picture of the night:
July 17, 2005: Fort Wayne Freedom 41, Ohio Valley Greyhounds 31

Posted by Chris at July 18, 2005 09:55 PM

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Comments

is that like modified or local arena football?

i like the absence of the nets.

Posted by: jcrue at July 19, 2005 10:01 AM

Roughly the same level as af2, give or take. The players get paid $200 per game, $225 if they win. And the league has 11 teams stretching from Wheeling, WV to Black Hills, SD, and from Sioux Falls, SD, to Tupelo, MS. http://www.unitedindoorfootball.com

And after three years of trying (sitting in the 'bullseye seats' behind the goalposts), I finally caught a ball at Sunday's game.

Had to throw some vicious elbows, and I'm pretty sure I gave the old guy next to me another heart attack, but, hey, if you're sitting in the bullseye seats you should be ready for that.

Posted by: Chris of Dangerous Logic at July 19, 2005 12:01 PM

sounds like fun!

Posted by: jcrue at July 19, 2005 02:22 PM