Special thanks to @KedgeOnline for dropping by to write this piece. Be sure to follow him on Twitter.
I went to the very first game in the history of the Dallas Desperados in 2002, then I went to the second, then the third and then eventually every game for the first four years of the Arena Football League club’s existence.
I was hooked the second I saw the field, the giant nets that took up the entire end zone and heard the silly coyote howl that played over the PA system that marked the opening kickoff. I lived and died with every result. Cheered every touchdown like it was in the Super Bowl and gritted my teeth at the hated Arizona Rattlers and Orlando Predators.
Starting in 2002 I couldn’t consume enough AFL content and just one year later that content became easier to consume than ever.
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