FIRE GETS FIRST WIN... The Fire secured their first victory of the 2007 season last weekend with a 61-54 victory over the Cincinnati Jungle Kats. The Fire was led offensively by wide receiver Tiger Jones who pulled in 10 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown. The Fire also caused nine Cincinnati fumbles and recorded four sacks.
ROAD TRIP BEGINS... The Fire will begin a three game road trip this weekend with a game in Birmingham, AL against the Alabama Steeldogs. The Fire will face the Steeldogs Saturday night at 8:00 P.M. and the game can be heard on 1080-AM WKJK or at louisvillefirefootball.com. The Fire and Steeldogs are currently tied all-time at 4-4, but the Fire has won three of the last four against Alabama.
JOIN THE TEAM FOR DINNER... Each week the Fire will be out eating dinner after practice and you can join the team for autographs and pictures. The Fire will be at CiCi's Pizza in McMahan Plaza on Tuesdays at 8:30, Shoney's on Eastern Parkway Wednesday's at 8:30 and Hometown Buffett on Blankenbaker Thursday's at 7:30.
FREE WINGS... If the Fire scores 45 points or more at every home game Fire fans can redeem their ticket stub at Buffalo Wild Wings for five (5) free wings. Fans can redeem their ticket at the Springhurst, Dixie Highway, Bardstown Rd., or St. Matthews Buffalo Wild Wings locations. Tickets must be redeemed be by the Monday after the game.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AND WINGS... The Fire will be at various Buffalo Wild Wings locations throughout 2007 watching the AFL on ESPN each week. Come join the Fire players and Wildfires and enjoy the game each Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings starting at 7:30. The schedule for 2007 is listed below:
Date Game Buffalo Wild Wings Location
April 23 Philadelphia vs. Columbus St. Matthews
April 30 Philadelphia vs. Chicago Bardstown Road
May 7 Colorado vs. Chicago Dixie Highway
May 14 New York vs. Philadelphia Springhurst
May 21 New Orleans vs. Philadelphia St. Matthews
May 28 New York vs. New Orleans Bardstown Road
June 4 Colorado vs. Utah Dixie Highway
June 11 Los Angeles vs. Arizona Springhurst
June 18 Chicago vs. Colorado St. Matthews
June 25 Dallas vs. Colorado Bardstown Road
FIRE IN THE AFL... The Fire currently has two former players in the AFL on active rosters and one former coach. Listed below are each persons team and their 2007 record:
Player/Coach Team Record Years with Fire
Paul White New York Dragons 1-5 2005
Will Rabatin Columbus Destroyers 3-3 2006
Chris MacKeown Austin Wranglers 2-5 2004-2005
BECOME A FANATIC... Fire fans don't forget about the Fire's official fan club the Fire Fanatics. The Fanatics are a fan based organization dedicated to supporting the Fire and helping in the community. If you would like more information on the Fire Fanatics e-mail Shireman@insightbb.com.
2007 LOUISVILLE FIRE SCHEDULEDate Opponent Time Result
Friday March 30 Boise Burn 7:30 L 57-52
Saturday April 7 @ South Georgia Wildcats 7:30 L 77-53
Friday April 13 Cincinnati Jungle Kats 5:30 W 61-54
Saturday April 21 @ Alabama Steeldogs 8:00
Saturday May 5 @ Mahoning Valley Thunder 7:05
Friday May 11 @ Ft. Wayne Fusion 7:30
Saturday May 19 Alabama Steeldogs 7:00
Friday May 25 @ Quad City Steamwheelers 8:30
Saturday June 2 Green Bay Blizzard 7:00
Saturday June 16 Ft. Wayne Fusion 7:00
Saturday June 23 @ Cincinnati Jungle Kats 7:30
Saturday June 30 @ Albany Conquest 4:00
Saturday July 7 Mahoning Valley Thunder 7:00
Saturday July 14 Quad City Steamwheelers 7:00
Friday July 20 @ Green Bay Blizzard 8:30
Saturday July 28 Tennessee Valley Vipers 7:00
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