Bolts Face a Challenge
Sonny Sanders - Bolts Team Reporter
- (16 February 2001) -- After two games Birmingham
faces it's toughest challenge to date.
I'm not talking about the 0-2 Chicago Enforcers. The
Bolts will certainly have their hands full with the
Enforcers and Avery. But as hard as it will be to beat
the Enforcers it will not be the toughest battle that
the Bolts face Sunday.
a crowd of over 36,000, Birmingham is now facing the
task of topping that.
win against the Hitmen was big and should bring the
crowd out. Whether they will get the same number of
people to attend is a mystery but the Bolts MUST win
Sunday and do so in an entertaining way. They must also
play much better than they have in the first two games.
Bolts have had problems with the offense early in the
game. They have been able to get it together and come
back enough to win a game and make it close in another.
It would be disadvantageous for the Bolts to do so again.
Not only could it cost them the game but would certainly
turn the fans away.
the Bolts cannot perform well then the fans will not
support them at least not in great numbers. Therefore
it is imperative that the Bolts put together a great
performance against the Enforcers. The offense must
be able to drive the ball and to score points. Smash
mouth football is loved in Birmingham, but the only
3 and out that the fans want to see is for the other
Bolts have the talent to be very good. With a win they
will be in second place, with the conference leading
Orlando Rage coming up next week. With a ten game schedule
the Bolts must win every home game to have a chance
to make the playoffs. With a good showing Sunday they
will please the fans and will put themselves in a good
position in the conference. Even though this is only
the third game of the season it is a huge game for the
Birmingham Bolts are addressing the off
the field complaints. They have added more
ticket booths and are changing merchandise
vendors. They have also promised better
music and more pre-game entertainment. All
of these things are good and will improve
the atmosphere surrounding the game but
ultimately the product on the field will
determine the fan support.