Don't Forget......Arena Bowl XXI Is This Weekend!

Friday, July 27, 2007



Screw Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn going into the Hall. Forget Barry Bonds' 755th. No friends it's time for the event of the year. It's Arena Bowl Sunday...number twenty one!!!

(Side Note: How crazy is it that there have been 21 of these things?)

Coverage begins at 3pm on ABC this Sunday, and Mike and Mike are your host for this momentus occasion. But of course.....that's never enough. What else are you getting you ask?

  • -Chats with players/coaches during ArenaBowl week;
  • -Merril Hoge will host a live in-game chat, analyzing the game and answering online questions;
  • -Scouts Inc. Insider breakdowns highlighting key individual match-ups;
  • -Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit will contribute video clips from Media Day, as well as an all-access look on game day;
  • -Senior writer Elizabeth Merrill feature on how ArenaBowl XXI is helping New Orleans reemerge as a marquee sports event city since Katrina;
  • -Daily stories from William Bendetson in New Orleans, including an in-depth look at how far the Arena Football League has come in its 21 years;
  • -Q&As with Arena Football celebrity owners
That's awesome right! Right. But that's just the week of (so ultimately this has already happened even though I've seen know of it). What happens gameday is just plain amazing....

  • -17 cameras covering the game, including:
    • -SkyCam -- overhead remote-controlled camera will provide unique aerial views;
    • -Roaming hand-held RF steadicam will provide crowd shots and specialty shots;
    • -Cameras inside locker-rooms during pre-game and halftime;
  • -Players and coaches (three per team) wearing live microphones, offering in-game audio inside the huddle as plays are called and conversations with ESPN commentators;
  • -Analysis from ESPN analyst Merril Hoge, who will host an ESPN.com chat throughout the game;
  • -Possible booth visit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Joey Galloway, co-owner of the Columbus Destroyers.
Holy crap! A possible visit from Joey Galloway?!?!?!?!?! No f'ing way. And Merril Hoge stating that Columbus' QB Matt Nagy is the "most overrated QB in the Arena"? How can you NOT watch?!?!?

Don't Piss Off Bon Jovi (Deadspin)

(Source: ESPN)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:08 AM

4 Comments:

XXI? Is this a quarterly event?

McBain said...
Jul 27, 2007, 12:16:00 PM  

kill me right now.

Mookie said...
Jul 27, 2007, 1:47:00 PM  

The Destroyers bring the trophy back home!!!

Red, White, and BOOM!!!

GMoney said...
Jul 27, 2007, 3:41:00 PM  

Despite being a season ticket holder for their first season, I haven't been following Arena ball closely, but I'm guessing that the Philadelphia Soul either choked or were inexcusably screwed somehow.

ESPN is throwing a lot of crap at this game, so they much either be really, really bored, or recognize that to a significant-enough population of young men, on some level, football is football.

Jul 29, 2007, 10:33:00 AM  

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