The Fire Wire
COACH JOHNSON JUMPING INTO THE RIVER... This Saturday at 11:30 A.M. Coach Johnson will make the plunge into the Ohio River to benefit Special Olympics. Coach Johnson will join Angie Fenton, from the Courier Journal, Gary Demling and Craig Wieckel. Angie will be dressed as a Fire player, while Coach and the rest of the guys will dress as cheerleaders. If you would like to make a donation to the A-Team please click here. If you cannot make a donation online there is an order form you can print out and mail in.
TRY-OUT THIS WEEKEND... The Fire will hold their final open try-out in preparation for the 2007 season this Saturday February 24 at 2:00 P.M. Registration will begin at 1:00 P.M. at Cardinal Stadium at the Fairgrounds. If the weather is xxx the try-out will take place Sunday at the same time.
37 DAYS UNTIL OPENING NIGHT... It's not too late to get your season tickets for 2007. You can purchase your tickets by going to the Fire's website and clicking on the season ticket link. Your season tickets will include a post game concert by the Charlie Daniels Band following the April 13 home game against Cincinnati. Season tickets also include tickets to the game at Cincinnati on June 23. Season tickets start at just $56 for all eight home games. We also offer three and five game plans as well as monthly payment options.
EA SPORTS ARENA FOOTBALL ROAD TO GLORY IN STORES TOMORROW... The new Arena Football video game will be in stores tomorrow. This year's game will feature all AFL and af2 teams. The game will feature the 2006 Fire roster and 2006 af2 schedule. Please see the attached release at the bottom for more information on the game.
FIRE GUYS IN THE AFL... There are still 8 former players and a coach in the AFL training camps this year. The AFL will open their season Sunday March 4 on ABC. Below are a list of players/coaches, their current AFL team and their year(s) with the Fire.
Name AFL Team Position Year(s) w/Fire
Brett Dietz Chicago Rush QB 2006
Nick Myers Chicago Rush OL/DL 2004
Durrand Roundtree Austin Wranglers OL/DL 2006
Coach Chris MacKeown Austin Wrangles Asst. Coach 2004-2005
Will Rabatin Columbus Destroyers OL/DL 2006
Brian Thornburg Columbus Destroyers OL/DL 2006
Matt Sauk Grand Rapids Rampage QB 2004-2005
Rob Mager Grand Rapids Rampage WR 2005-2006
Paul White New York Dragons OL/DL 2005
BUY FIRE MERCHANDISE ONLINE... Fire fans we have launched shoplouisvillefire.com, the Fire's official online merchandise store. New merchandise will be added in March.
THE FANATICS ARE BACK... 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.
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