LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS FANS WANT MORE!
TheGrandonGang - XFLBoard.com
Las Vegas Outlaws Team Reporter
Vegas - Under a beautiful, virtually cloudless, blue sky
with the temperature approaching 70, just minutes from the world-famous
Strip and the weekend hubbub of the Consumer Electronics show,
what better sounds could one hear than bodies hitting one another
and the battle-cry of "this ain't the NFL, baby"?
Thus began the Las Vegas Outlaws' 1st All-Access event, which
included a combined scrimmage with the L.A. Xtreme.
throngs of fans attending this event were rabidly excited, especially
the kids, since they had the best heroes of both worlds - wrestlers
and football players. The master of ceremonies was Hardy, a
DJ from the local radio station X107.5, Xtreme Radio. He introduced
WWF superstars The Goodfather and The Dudley Boyz to great applause.
In the meantime, the combined scrimmage was underway. Fans had
the opportunity to watch the Western Conference rivals compete
in a series of drills that included "9 on 7" - offense
(minus two) faces linebackers and secondary -
and "7 on 7" - a pass rushing drill - as well as "team
thud," a high-contact 11 on 11 drill. Much entertainment
was provided during the scrimmage - it was not uncommon to have
a fan yell at one of the players after the commission of a penalty,
interference, and to have the player respond "this ain't
the NFL" or "it's like nothin' you've ever seen!"
the scrimmage, fans were able to purchase any available remaining
season ticket seats, with the help of on-site Outlaw assistants.
Single-game home opener
tickets were also available for purchase. Once you had your
seats, or if you had them already, you could head down to the
endzone for autographs by the WWF superstars, the lovely Las
Vegas Outlaws cheerleaders, or, later, the Outlaws team members
themselves. In addition, lunch was provided, an XFL video was
on the big screen, and Coach Criner addressed the crowd. In
his comments, Coach Criner indicated that the #1 goal is to
bring home the championship to Las Vegas. He also expressed
his thanks for the very supportive community environment in
which the Outlaws find themselves.
it would have to be said that this event
was a big success. The fans were very appreciative
of this glimpse of the Las Vegas pro football
future but, judging from the crowd's reaction,
there was one thing wrong - the scrimmage
was not long enough. Hurry up, season opener!