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Tuesday, April 22, 2003

MATH-CHALLENGED FOOTBALL LEAGUE
50 (checks calculator... yeah, 50)-yard indoor war
Pity the Arena Football League. It keeps insisting that it's not a second-rate bush-league operation, and then it can't even figure out the mathematics behind how a team does and doesn't clinch a playoff spot. Tsk, tsk.

Every time the AFL's marketing proclaims it's not a minor league, I gots to chuckle. I guess all the NFL washouts who populate the league isn't a dead giveaway. Plus, any time players and coaches openly declare they're looking for another (or even a first) shot at the NFL, that pretty much tells you where the "50-yard indoor war" ranks in the sporting universe.