Screw Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn going into the Hall. Forget Barry Bonds' 755th. No friends it's time for the event of the year. It's Arena Bowl Sunday...number twenty one!!!
(Side Note: How crazy is it that there have been 21 of these things?)
Coverage begins at 3pm on ABC this Sunday, and Mike and Mike are your host for this momentus occasion. But of course.....that's never enough. What else are you getting you ask?
- -Chats with players/coaches during ArenaBowl week;
- -Merril Hoge will host a live in-game chat, analyzing the game and answering online questions;
- -Scouts Inc. Insider breakdowns highlighting key individual match-ups;
- -Page 2 columnist Mary Buckheit will contribute video clips from Media Day, as well as an all-access look on game day;
- -Senior writer Elizabeth Merrill feature on how ArenaBowl XXI is helping New Orleans reemerge as a marquee sports event city since Katrina;
- -Daily stories from William Bendetson in New Orleans, including an in-depth look at how far the Arena Football League has come in its 21 years;
- -Q&As with Arena Football celebrity owners
- -17 cameras covering the game, including:
- -SkyCam -- overhead remote-controlled camera will provide unique aerial views;
- -Roaming hand-held RF steadicam will provide crowd shots and specialty shots;
- -Cameras inside locker-rooms during pre-game and halftime;
- -Players and coaches (three per team) wearing live microphones, offering in-game audio inside the huddle as plays are called and conversations with ESPN commentators;
- -Analysis from ESPN analyst Merril Hoge, who will host an ESPN.com chat throughout the game;
- -Possible booth visit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Joey Galloway, co-owner of the Columbus Destroyers.
Don't Piss Off Bon Jovi (Deadspin)