XFL Week 9: Bolts Snake Bitten at Home

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ORLANDO 29, BIRMINGHAM 24 BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Ticker) — The Birmingham Thunderbolts will not be making any noise in the XFL playoffs. The Thunderbolts squandered an eight-point lead in the fourth and became the XFL’s first team to be eliminated from playoff contention with a 29-24 loss to the Orlando Rage. In a matchup of the … Read more

Butkus Visits The Steel City

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By Bamaslammer – Bolts Team Reporter Birmingham – (30 March 2001) — Your tired, you’ve been driving for hours. You pull off the highway to get some gas and something to drink. As your gassing your vehicle a tan and crème RV pulls up and a middle age man with a crew cut jumps out and … Read more

Rusty Tillman Guarantees a Hitmen Victory

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New York – (30 March 2001) — Not often does a head coach stick his neck out and guarantee a victory for his team. Rusty Tillman has been doing just that all week ever since his team lost to the Rage 17-12 last Sunday in Orlando. Tillman is one of the league’s most maligned coaches and … Read more

XFL EXPANSION COMMITTEE VISITS DETROIT

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March 29, 2001 STAMFORD, CONN., – Members of the XFL expansion committee today visited Detroit, touring legendary Tiger Stadium and meeting with Mayor Dennis Archer, XFL President Basil V. DeVito, Jr., announced. The trip to Detroit comes two days after league officials visited Washington, D.C. In addition to the tour of Tiger Stadium, which the … Read more

Rage Head to Birmingham

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Orlando – (29 March 2001) — The Orlando Rage remain the only unbeaten home team in the XFL. This week though, they play on the road. The Orlando Rage (7-1) are heading to Birmingham (2-6) to play the last place Bolts. The Rage have clinched a first-round home playoff game after capturing the Eastern Division title … Read more

Enforcer Fans Raise Your Fists

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By Bob Williams – Enforcers Team Reporter Chicago – (27 March 2001) — The Enforcers defense, with the exception of late in the game, played very poorly yet they were able to shut out Birmingham Sunday night. Birmingham drove the length of the field three straight times in the first half, but in this battle … Read more

Chicago too cold for Thunderbolts

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By Troy Pringle – Enforcers Team Reporter Chicago — (26 March 2001) – For the past several weeks, everyone, including me, has been ragging the Chicago defense for sloppy play. They aren’t playing tight enough coverage. Offenses are passing all over the Enforcers “D”. Does this make us bad fans? No. In a league that the … Read more

Bolts are a Comedy

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By Sonny Sanders – Bolts Team Reporter The Birmingham Bolts remind me of an episode of “I Love Lucy”. The episode that I’m referring to has Lucy and Ethel working at a chocolate factory wrapping chocolates. Everything is going along smooth at first but then all hell breaks loose and in the end Lucy and … Read more