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(Orlando Predators)   Fark-ready sports headline: "Predators Announce First-Ever Child Abuse Prevention Night"   (orlandopredators.com ) divider line
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2012-04-24 04:17:08 PM  
Special guests Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine to pose for photos!
 
2012-04-24 04:27:30 PM  
Everybody knows the old-school Predators are an honorable species, and there's no honor in attacking innocent women and children.

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/But scaring the bejeebus out of them is not out of the question
 
2012-04-24 04:44:28 PM  
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2012-04-24 05:05:17 PM  

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2012-04-24 05:56:29 PM  
I can't narrow this down to just one snark, so pick whichever works best for you:

1) How touching.

2) Children under 12 will receive free candy in the parking lot after the game.

3) Night will feature each team's tight end giving a detailed presentation.

4) Arena football? I'm sure this will make a huge difference for all 17 people in the stands.
 
2012-04-24 07:17:37 PM  
I ain't got time to molest
 
2012-04-24 07:20:08 PM  
Gary Glitter performing at halftime?

/Hey!
 
2012-04-24 08:18:18 PM  
With that headline you can almost guarantee a sell out crowd for the event since everyone will be talking about the article
 
2012-04-24 08:18:25 PM  
Isn't having to watch an AFL game abusive enough?
 
2012-04-24 08:35:12 PM  
Milwaukee Brewers hosting an AA celebration

New York Giants host little people night

St Louis Blues celebrate Heavy Metal night

Edmonton Oilers promote alternative energy night
 
2012-04-24 09:13:55 PM  
Are they giving all the kids one glittery glove?
 
2012-04-24 09:25:03 PM  
Reports say Chris Hansen will be one of the ticket punchers, directing you to "have a seat over there."
 
2012-04-24 09:45:14 PM  
Will there be puppies and kittens for the kids to see?
 
2012-04-24 09:48:57 PM  

hbk72777: Milwaukee Brewers hosting an AA celebration

New York Giants host little people night

St Louis Blues celebrate Heavy Metal night

Edmonton Oilers promote alternative energy night


uh...

Sacramento Kings pay tribute to Freddy Mercury and his band Queen

NHL Winter Classic 2014: Sharks vs. Islanders @ Aloha Stadium, Honolulu

New Orleans Saints announce Jewish Heritage Day

50 Cent performs at a Milwaukee Bucks game, twice

Los Angeles Dodgers honor drafted Vietnam vets

Colorado Rockies host Sylvester Stallone Night

Washington Capitals give away free e. e. cummings books

St. Louis Cardinals hold Lutheran Night

Phoenix Suns play a night game
 
2012-04-24 10:02:52 PM  

Harv72b: I can't narrow this down to just one snark, so pick whichever works best for you:

1) How touching.

2) Children under 12 will receive free candy in the parking lot after the game.

3) Night will feature each team's tight end giving a detailed presentation.

4) Arena football? I'm sure this will make a huge difference for all 17 people in the stands.


#2 definitely!
 
2012-04-24 11:17:28 PM  

lacrossestar83: ...Phoenix Suns play a night game


New York Jets partner with Amtrak for discounted train fares.

San Diego Padres hold Mothers Appreciation Night.

Black Sabbath performs a one-night only reunion concert following conclusion of Los Angeles Angels game.

New Jersey Devils cash in on Tebowmania with Tim Tebow t-shirt night.

New York Yankees give away Merle Haggard posters with paid attendance.
 
2012-04-25 12:09:10 AM  
Toronto Maple Leafs announce Stanley Cup parade route.
 
2012-04-25 01:16:35 AM  
Bolton Wanderers organize...

Indiana Pacers run for ...

USC Trojans abstinence night.

Celebrate Chanukah with the Stanford tree.

Corvette night at SMU.
 
2012-04-25 09:28:57 AM  

Harv72b: 4) Arena football? I'm sure this will make a huge difference for all 17 people in the stands.


Orlando regularly draws 11,000-13,000 for home games. This year, their offense has been getting abused more than any children, though. They're averaging a measly 35.7 points/game, thanks to a 54-point outburst (which is still pathetic...and oh, they set a league record by blowing a 31-point lead in that game).

velvet_fog: Isn't having to watch an AFL game abusive enough?


You sound like someone who has never been to an AFL game. In terms of the live experience, the AFL is probably the most fun football league to watch. The league is run like sh*t and the players aren't the world's greatest, but on gameday it's still a great experience.
 
2012-04-25 09:30:03 AM  
Oh, and the AFL is much more of a family sport, since you can get a whole family into the game for the cost of one nosebleed NFL ticket.
 
2012-04-25 10:53:39 AM  

IAmRight: Harv72b: 4) Arena football? I'm sure this will make a huge difference for all 17 people in the stands.

Orlando regularly draws 11,000-13,000 for home games. This year, their offense has been getting abused more than any children, though. They're averaging a measly 35.7 points/game, thanks to a 54-point outburst (which is still pathetic...and oh, they set a league record by blowing a 31-point lead in that game).

velvet_fog: Isn't having to watch an AFL game abusive enough?

You sound like someone who has never been to an AFL game. In terms of the live experience, the AFL is probably the most fun football league to watch. The league is run like sh*t and the players aren't the world's greatest, but on gameday it's still a great experience.


I went to one Anaheim Piranhas game in what was their final preseason. It was quite fun.
Another one of my friends had LA Avengers season tickets. Fun stuff indeed
 
2012-04-25 10:54:12 AM  

IAmRight: Harv72b: 4) Arena football? I'm sure this will make a huge difference for all 17 people in the stands.

Orlando regularly draws 11,000-13,000 for home games.


Buffalo averages 17,000+ for NLL lacrosse. That doesn't make it a significant sport nationwide.
 
2012-04-25 10:55:10 AM  
DNRTFA, so I thought this was going to be in Nashville. Which, you know, makes it all the funnier what with the fetal personhood thing TN is trying to do now.
 
2012-04-25 11:16:50 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Buffalo averages 17,000+ for NLL lacrosse. That doesn't make it a significant sport nationwide.


Didn't say it did. There are AFL markets where the "17 people in the stands" joke isn't really a joke, though. Some franchises struggle to pull in 3,000.

If the only times the AFL is going to get mentioned on here is when a team gets fired at an Olive Garden and for this, well, I'm going to defend the entertainment value of the league and point out that there are, in fact, people that like it. And it is more fun than any other form of football to attend in person. Not very good on TV, though, largely due to the fact that half the teams don't even have local TV contracts, so the only way to see it is via UStream and the arena feed. And some of those feeds will miss plays because they're focused on random fans doing dumb sh*t in the stands.
 
2012-04-25 11:27:56 AM  
Nashville Predators still swear they thought she was 18, officer.
 
2012-04-25 12:39:24 PM  

IAmRight: Doc Daneeka: Buffalo averages 17,000+ for NLL lacrosse. That doesn't make it a significant sport nationwide.

Didn't say it did. There are AFL markets where the "17 people in the stands" joke isn't really a joke, though. Some franchises struggle to pull in 3,000.

If the only times the AFL is going to get mentioned on here is when a team gets fired at an Olive Garden and for this, well, I'm going to defend the entertainment value of the league and point out that there are, in fact, people that like it. And it is more fun than any other form of football to attend in person. Not very good on TV, though, largely due to the fact that half the teams don't even have local TV contracts, so the only way to see it is via UStream and the arena feed. And some of those feeds will miss plays because they're focused on random fans doing dumb sh*t in the stands.


To belabor this point... there is a lot of discussion on the ArenaFan message boards about the levels that attendance have fallen under the "new leadership" of the AFL when the AFL "shut down" after the 2008 season.

In the mid-2000's, 85+% of games had attendances over 10,000... now that number this season is down around 20-25%. This season will likely have 0 teams with an average attendance over 12,000, which would be the first time ever (other than the barely legitimate 1989 season).... in 2006-2007, I'd say probably 12-13 teams each year averaged over 12,000 a game.

So, while about 5-6 years ago I'd have chided Harv about the "17 fans in the stands" comment because it simply was not true, the league is being run in such a run down way now that the statement isn't that far off.
 
2012-04-26 10:38:50 AM  

dletter: So, while about 5-6 years ago I'd have chided Harv about the "17 fans in the stands" comment because it simply was not true, the league is being run in such a run down way now that the statement isn't that far off.


Except in Orlando, really. Which is the one team this article happens to be about.
 
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