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The Admirals looked to have a good team on paper and they proved it on the field...

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1 hour ago, mkg74 said:

The Admirals looked to have a good team on paper and they proved it on the field...

 

You can say that again, @mkg74. It seems quite interesting.

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57 minutes ago, Gman13 said:

 

You can say that again, @mkg74. It seems quite interesting.

Yea pretty sure after this season, the rocket takes flight to the NFL

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8 minutes ago, mkg74 said:

Yea pretty sure after this season, the rocket takes flight to the NFL

Agreed

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44 minutes ago, Matthew25 said:

Agreed

 

Me too. And BTW, there will be 2 new teams next year. They are the Scottish Claymores and the reactivated Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks. @RoughRiders99 said so.

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1993 Postseason

 

The expansion Amsterdam Admirals rocked the boat in the European division, thanks in large part to an opportunistic pass rush, a ballhawk secondary, and of course, the Rocket. Elsewhere the Orlando Thunder took home their second straight division title, while the Birmingham Fire extended their streak of having never missed the postseason. The San Antonio Riders won the North American West with CFL stud Tracy Ham in the saddle and John Layfield and Erik Norgard serving as his bodyguards.

 

"Tragic Kingdom"

Before the playoff at Orlando, the Fire benched Mike Norseth and in came ex-Knight and Arena Football signal caller Todd Hammel. The Thunder never lost at home until that afternoon, and things looked like they would stay the same when the first quarter elapsed without a point scored. Kerwin Bell connected with Stacey Simmons to draw first blood. Thanks to a couple key defensive stops, the game completely turned around. Todd Hammel would throw to Ryan Bethea on two consecutive drives and hand off to Steve Avery two other times to take complete control 28-7. The Thunder would storm back, but cornerback James Henry would knock down the Hail Mary attempt in the final 3 seconds.

Final Score: Fire 28 - Thunder 24

 

"Remember the Alamodome"

In the other semifinal, the Amsterdam Admirals would have to sail to the Lone Star State and the newly opened Alamodome. The Admirals felt disrespected by the San Antonio Express News and other WLAF pundits. The Riders were picked by said pundits as 17 point favorites citing homefield advantage and passionate home fans. Not only would the game determine who would go the World Bowl, but it would also play out like an old Hollywood western. On the first series, Tracy Ham went to work at the Riders' 25 and keep the ball out of Amsterdam's hands for the first ten minutes. On that same drive, guard John Layfield bullied Admirals defenders, opening holes for running back Ricky Blake to dart through on short distance downs. To cap off the drive, wideout Wayne Walker hauled in San Antonio's first touchdown.

 

San Antonio led 27-3 at halftime, but a disquieting note for the Riders was that the Rocket would finally blast off in the second half. Jim Gallery would squib kick to the Admirals to begin the second half, but that decision would backfire. Once Todd Krumm lateraled to the Rocket for a 68 yard return for a touchdown, the Riders would be slow to realize the tables had been turned. Halfway through the third, Jim Gallery would tack on another field goal to make it 30-10, but Amsterdam's southpaw gunslinger Will Furrer remained calm, cool and collected on the next drive. Two deep passes to Cedric Tillman set up a direct snap to Frank Temming in the red zone to pull Amsterdam within 13. On the Riders' next drive, nose tackle Garry Howe stripped the ball from Ricky Blake and linebacker Marlon Brown would scoop and score to put Amsterdam within 7. Then, halfway through the 4th, with San Antonio trying to pull away, Dedrick Dodge would intercept Tracey Ham's pass in the endzone before putting the ball back in to the Rocket's hands at the Admirals' 40...

 

Will Furrer: Hut Hut!

Kevin Harlan (USA): "On second and ten...Furrer...caught by Ismail...AND THERE GOES THE ROCKET! HE'S IN THE ENDZONE! TOUCHDOWN AMSTERDAM!!! NO FLAGS!!!"

 

The Admirals' strategy to tire out the Riders' D looked to be a success, but with Amsterdam up 33-30 and less than five minutes to play, the ball was in Tracy Ham's hands at his own 17, and the game would come down to one play. The Riders marched down the field with connections to Ronnie Williams and Wayne Walker. On first down in the red zone, Rollin Putzier stuffed Ricky Blake for no gain. On second down, Sylvester Bembery dropped back and dropped a would-be interception, but would make up for it on third down stopping George Searcy at the four. San Antonio took their second time out to catch their breath.

 

Harlan: "Fourth and goal. The game comes down to this...Walker in motion...Ham...backpedals...to the middle...INCOMPLETE! MARLON BROWN KNOCKED IT DOWN!"

 

The Amsterdam Admirals escaped the Alamodome with a win, but one final test still remained.

Final Score: Admirals 33 - Riders 30.

 

Stay tuned for World Bowl '93.

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Thriller at the Alamodome!! Wow

Makes me wonder if Orlando got a little cocky there ;)

 

 

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26 minutes ago, mkg74 said:

Thriller at the Alamodome!! Wow

Makes me wonder if Orlando got a little cocky there ;)

 

 

 

I'm sure Kevin Costner might show up in a film adaptation of Amsterdam vs San Antonio down the line.

 

In defrence to the Thunder, Burt Reynolds bought a 10% stake in the team midseason, so some of the players were in awe of the guy and didn't want to displease him.

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Wow, what a way to end the season. Excited to see what you come up with for R-D and the Scottish Claymores (assuming that is the name). 

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Before we get in the World Bowl, here's two ideas for the official game logo...

 

A

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B

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C&C Welcome

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11 minutes ago, neo_prankster said:

Before we get in the World Bowl, here's two ideas for the official game logo...

 

A

DYHzvciVwAABtn_.jpg

B

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C&C Welcome

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Honestly, I like both but i have to say the first one works better.

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Definitely the first one. It has more more character to it.

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Just now, NoE38 said:

Definitely the first one. It has more more character to it.

 

Thanks.

 

How do you like the way the season played out so far?

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It's really interesting. The Admirals remind me of the Golden Knights this year, winning their division in their first season of play. The write-ups are great as well. Keep 'em coming!

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1993 World Bowl

 

The 1993 World Bowl would be played under warm conditions in front of 59,000 at Montjuic Stadium, the site of the previous year's Summer Olympics. ABC would broadcast the game to fans in the US, with Tim Brandt and Lynn Swann in the booth and Mark Jones on the sidelines. Sky Sports would use ABC's feed of the actual game, but Gary O'Reilly and Mike Carlson would provide studio analysis to the European crowd.

 

Amsterdam won the toss and deferred, giving the Birmingham Fire the ball to start the game. Todd Hammel handed the ball off to Steve Avery on a draw play and Avery broke a big one for the first points of the game. On the ensuing kickoff, the Rocket's return for a TD was called back on a clipping penalty and Amsterdam went three and out. Todd Hammel connected with ex-Saskatchewan Roughrider Willis Jacox to put the Fire up 14-0. After another Admirals' three and out halfway through the 2nd quarter, the Fire tacked on another TD from Hammel to Ryan Bethea to make it 21-0. This would turn out to be Birmingham's last trip to the end zone that evening. Before halftime, Amsterdam could only tack on two measly field goals from Hans Werdekker to make it 21-6 at the half. The Fire thought they had the game wrapped by having antagonized the Rocket the whole first half. But since football is a 60 minute game, Chan Gailey's faith in his defense would be the Fire's downfall.

 

Rocket Ismail took the 2nd half kickoff for another coast to coast touchdown, pulling Amsterdam to within 6. After that, Philip Doyle tacked on a field goal to keep the Fire ahead 24-13. Another Amsterdam three and out led to a deep punt by former Aussie rules star Darren Bennett. No stranger to contact, Bennett stripped the ball from Fire kick returner Eddie Britton at the Birmingham 35 to put the ball back in Amsterdam's hands. A play action pass to Cedric Tillman fell incomplete on first down, but on second down with the Rocket swamped in double coverage, Will Furrer scrambled all the way to cut the deficit 24-20. Todd Hammel marched the Fire down the field on the ensuing drive, and Dedrick Dodge was in the right place at the right time to intercept a pass intended for Willis Jacox in the end zone. At this point in the game, a field goal would not do Amsterdam any good. They needed a touchdown. Amsterdam flirted with disaster when fullback Lydell Carr was stuffed on third and short at midfield. The Admirals went for it on fourth down with a Furrer pass to tight end Ted Popson to the Fire's 35. On third and 14 from the 40, Furrer used misdirection and play action to connect with the Rocket to put Amsterdam ahead 27-24.

 

Birmingham had one last chance to win, but no one was open for Todd Hammel from his own 25. Then, on third down, Hammel gave the ball to Steve Avery, but Brad Culpepper and Sylvester Bembery would close the gap and strip the ball from Avery to put the Fire out.

 

The Rocket would add a World Bowl to the Grey Cup he won two years earlier.

 

Final Score: Admirals 27 - Fire 24.

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John Avery and his fumbling LOL. Why his NFL career was cut short he had the talent thats for sure

 

Caps off a thrilling post season

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42 minutes ago, mkg74 said:

John Avery and his fumbling LOL. Why his NFL career was cut short he had the talent thats for sure

 

Caps off a thrilling post season

 

And caps for the expansion team, the Amsterdam Admirals.

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Wow. Not very often you see an expansion team win it all in the first year.  I also don't think this'll be their last championship this decade. Next season should be fun. Just curious, which team has the largest stadium?

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31 minutes ago, NoE38 said:

Wow. Not very often you see an expansion team win it all in the first year.  I also don't think this'll be their last championship this decade. Next season should be fun. Just curious, which team has the largest stadium?

 

I think the team with the highest stadium attendance has to be the NY/NJ Knights.

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1 hour ago, mkg74 said:

John Avery and his fumbling LOL. Why his NFL career was cut short he had the talent thats for sure

 

Caps off a thrilling post season

 

You're thinking of the guy from the Chicago Enforcers of the XFL.

 

Steve Avery who played in the World Bowl and fumbled played for the Birmingham Fire in real life...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Avery_(American_football)

 

34 minutes ago, NoE38 said:

Wow. Not very often you see an expansion team win it all in the first year.  I also don't think this'll be their last championship this decade. Next season should be fun. Just curious, which team has the largest stadium?

 

Ohio Stadium (Columbus) - 91,470

Meadowlands (East Rutherford) - 75,000

Legion Field (Birmingham) - 72,000

Citrus Bowl (Orlando) - 70,000

Alamodome (San Antonio) - 64,000

Olympic Stadium (Amsterdam) - 64,000

Wembley Stadium (London) - 63,000

Liberty Bowl (Memphis) - 62,380

Olympic Stadium (Montreal) - 61,000

Montjuic Stadium (Barcelona) - 42,000

Waldstadion (Frankfurt) - 61,000 counting the standing room in the endzones.

Hughes Stadium (Sacramento) - 23,000

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