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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #800 on: July 30, 2018, 02:29:57 PM »
SEASON 10 - WK12






AFTER TWITTER AND FACE-TO-FACE WAR OF WORDS, GRAHAM SUSPENDED BY PROFITS!

 



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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #801 on: August 03, 2018, 12:11:21 PM »
SEASON 10 - WEEK 12



ALL-STAR BREAK USHERED IN WITH RESULTS THAT ONLY FURTHER TIGHTEN DIVISIONAL RACES!




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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #802 on: August 03, 2018, 12:15:42 PM »
SEASON 10 - ALL STAR BREAK





ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION -- 40 YARD DASH ENDS WITH AMAZING SHOW OF ENDURANCE

NEW ORLEANS --- Talk about a game of inches.  The 40 yard dash was an event that if you blinked you missed some of them.  Each man lined up against a paired partner which saw John Young beat Roger Quick and Ian Mcintyre while Henry Golden beat out TJ Edwards and Curt Robles.  John Young was the favorite considering his first round time of 4.27 was the best in the entire of the competition but it was Henry Golden in the final round that saw him score a 4.25 – which would’ve beat John Young in the first round but not the final round.  John Young in his last run ran a 4.19 leaving many of his fellow competitors with their eyes as wide open as their mouths.  Young and Golden were both interviewed afterwards and were on the same message, “We’re both just looking to make our mark on the league.  We showcased today that we have what it takes to compete with the best.”



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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #803 on: August 03, 2018, 12:23:28 PM »
SEASON 10 - ALL STAR BREAK





ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION -- JUGS COMPETITION BECOMES SHOWCASE OF UNBELIEVABLE ATHLETICISM!

NEW ORLEANS --- This competition had the eyes of everyone on the field and what eyes weren’t paying attention quickly turned their attention once it got down to the finals.  What was meant to be one of the quicker competitions developed into one of the most competitive.  James Taylor had walked into the locker room prior to the event announcing proudly to his competitors, “which one of y’all playing for second?” Everyone was motivated to prove Turnover Taylor wrong but through the elimination rounds Taylor impressed all in attendance not dropping a single pass in the competition. 

However, veteran Burton Tibbetts matched him catch for catch refusing to let the younger all star shine on his name.  What was meant to be a 10 minute final round ended up becoming an hour long marathon.  Both men agreed to skirt the rules of the competition, practically challenging each other to a game of HORSE with only one elimination.  One handed catches, backwards catches, blindfolded catches all were showcase but it was James Taylor capitalizing on his athleticism with a backflip catch that saw him catch two balls, one in each hand and landing successfully.  Tibbetts, despite his ability, was only able to catch one of the balls and according to some Olympic judges did not "stick" the landing, crowning the vastly popular Free Safety the king of the JUGS Machine!


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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #804 on: August 03, 2018, 12:28:53 PM »
SEASON 10 - ALL STAR BREAK





ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION -- TUG OF WAR GROWS HEATED AS TEMPERS FLARE

NEW ORLEANS --- It was an uphill battle for Talon Wilkinson II as he was clearly targeted for being the only Rookie in this competition.  His first round matchup got headed as he was paired up with Ali Muhammad who shared an opinion with many involved that he had on the “daddy’s boy.”  Clearly motivated further by Muhammad's words, TWII dug in to win his side of the bracket beating Muhammad and DC Center Makai Si’Lo’Ha who had taken out Paul Schmitt earlier in the event.

On the other side of the bracket Noah Rose was dominating his first round matchup of Shawn Galindo easily, but Philip Sanderson and Joseph Worthington proved to be the unstoppable force versus the immovable object in their matchup.  The contest lasted twice as long as the longest first round matchup and left eventual winner Worthington winded when he faced Rose.  Noah took advantage and then proceeded to open his mouth as well as he came out to face Talon Wilkinson II in the finals.  Rose was heard just digging into the rookie swearing, “I won’t lose to no damn Commish Boy.  I beat your brother, Now you can get these hands too Junior!” The comment certainly didn’t sit well with Bruce Wilkinson, who was on the sidelines and had to be restrained by teammates Phillip Sanderson and Timothy Cobbs.

Despite the extra motivation given by Noah Rose words it was all for naught as the rookies best efforts were defeated in an amazing battle of strength that would crown Rose as the league's Strongest Man for this year.


SOURCE: JIM ZEBOW (ESPN)
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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #805 on: August 03, 2018, 12:43:44 PM »
SEASON 10 - ALL STAR BREAK





ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION -- OBSTACLE COURSES PROVIDE AMAZING PLATFORM FOR STARS TO SHINE!

NEW ORLEANS --- In the Linebacker O-Course challenge, A showcase in the final round presented what might be the absolute best assembly of talent at the Linebacker position as Las Vegas' Gordon Goulet battled against D.C.'s Larry Stevens.  Both men were impressive in their run with Vegas’ Goulet doing just enough to sneak by Stevens who had made the final run first, giving Goulet a clear time to beat.

The competition was overshadowed however as Stephen “The Cotter” Cotter had an embarrassing false start that never got off the ground.  Refusing to finish his race time he was in the face of an all star volunteer for causing the false start.  “The Cotter” was loud and boisterous to anyone within ear shot as he chewed out the volunteer for prematurely firing the gun before he was ready.  Though he managed to restrain himself from getting too physical, the famed LB has looked better and clearly left a damper on the event as a whole.



In one of the few competitions that was not restricted by position we saw a plethora of talent come to compete in the "Skills" Position O-Course Challenge.  Comprised of two QB’s, 2 DB’s, 1 WR, and 3 RB’s these players put their entire skill set to the test.  The most surprising inclusion was of Portland Brewers minor leaguer Timothy Dekker – Dekker was the only player invited that had not made an official league roster thanks to an outpouring of fan support which flooded the commissioner's office over the past several weeks.  Dekker However, showed he belong when in the first round paired with CB Alfred Glass of the DC Cobras, he managed to shatter the Glass Ceiling.  On the other side a small rivalry was renewed between QB’s Jamie Ortega and Stephen Shelley.  Earlier in the season the two had traded superman poses against one another and while that continued today the trash talk was healthy and stayed in jest.  Ortega advanced over Shelley and then beat out Adrian McCaffrey in the second round.

The Cinderella story continued into the second round as Portland’s Timothy Dekker went one on one with WR Michael Hodge. Hodge certainly showcased his elite athleticism but it was Dekker who managed to best the recently traded All Star and lead to a final showdown with Timothy Dekker and Jamie Ortega.  Ortega livened up the festivities as he approached the starting line with a Superman cape adorned and set the time to beat between himself and next year’s possible comeback player of the year. Timothy Dekker certainly gave it his all but despite his best efforts was not able to better the time of Jamie Ortega.  Jamie, after matchup, was interviewed and gave credit to the minor leaguer, “I don’t know what he’s doing in Eugene but Timothy can move!  That being said, let it be known - Superman is real and all y’all haters out there? Kryptonite is a myth!  Let’s go Baby!!!” 



Other leagues might have you convinced that what it takes to be a great offensive linemen is size and power but today’s competition proved anything but.  The combination of power, speed, agility and intelligence showcased the very best of offensive linemen the High Impact Football League has to offer.

George Britt bested Harry Hamm, Juan Oher took out favorite Anthony Smith, Carl Beal handle Mark Prince, while Josue Luce handled Joshua Love all in the first round.  In the next matchup each lineman stepped their game up which saw the final competition between Oher and Britt.

Both men were in friendly competitive moods playing with one another which was a large contrast to the QB competition earlier in the day. In the end it was New Jersey's Oher who overcame Oakland's George Britt to claim victory.  After the win Juan Oher talked about a new era in the HIFL.  “Long gone are the days of putting on massive weight to combat defenses.  Defensive linemen are getting stronger, faster, and more agile so the lineman has to evolve into something else.  I’m glad I was able to represent my team well and show what the future of this position will be.”

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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #806 on: August 03, 2018, 01:00:06 PM »
SEASON 10 - ALL STAR BREAK





ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION -- A NEW RIVALRY FORMS AS BAD BLOOD BETWEEN IBRAHIMOVIC AND "THE GENERAL" DOMINATE PAIR OF PASSING COMPETITIONS!

NEW ORLEANS --- Controversy kicked off the quaterback games as the first round of the Precision Passing event slated Orlando's General Mervin Patton against Elias Ibrahimovic the late addition coming over from Sweden to New Jersey prior to last weeks games. Elias turned heads after refusing to participate despite accepting an invitation.  Rather than take the forfeited victory Patton asked for a competitor and was answered by Portland QB and future hall of famer Stephen Crawford who was with the rest of the non-competition players on the field and sidelines as a spectator.  Patton won his impromptu battle with Crawford and bested Pruitt on his way to a finals match-up with Charlotte QB and former mentor Christian Sullivan.  Sullivan himself had faced off against Marcus Mariota and Giovanni Hill to advance to the finals. Ultimately it was Merv Patton that saw his usual surgical attack of a defense as he was able to consistently land target after target to claim victory.

Things got real interesting as the same group of Quarterbacks were also slotted to compete in the Cannon Toss competition.  This time instead of the targets being at a close distance and moving they were at a much further distance and static.  Ibrahimovic was again slated to go first against the Rookie Keenan Daley but Merv Patton requested they switch positions as he never got to face off with Elias previously.  In a stunning upset Ibrahimovic was victorious over Merv Patton as well as against defending MVP Marcus Mariota.  Elias only stopped to talk once during the Cannon competition as he pulled out his secret weapon in the finals against Cleveland’s Caleb Smoak.

Despite both men able to hit the same number of targets downfield Ibrahimovic trotted out a bullseye with his own face on it and placed it right behind the goal post on the far end of the field, then standing on the 20 yard line and with a small run up to it he hurled the ball down the field and hit it square in the bullseye with the ball traveling 100 yards through the air before making it’s target!  The action didn’t stop there as Patton and Ibrahimovic were both rewarded at the same time for their victories with Patton taking the high road and congratulating Elias. However Ibrahimovic didn’t waste time or words speaking to Patton directly, “I know you upset Ibrahimovic not play you in precision game because to play me would be highlight of career.  Only reason you have win is because Ibrahimovic let you have win. He too is now your savior.  Maybe one day you will grow man arms and be able to throw ball down pitch like adult. They say you called General but today you suck on private.  You are welcome and New Orleans are welcome for having witnessed Ibrahimovic!”

Elias Ibrahimovic is clearly turning heads for a variety of reasons, some of which are quickly making him public enemy number 1 for rival teams and fans.


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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #807 on: August 03, 2018, 01:02:34 PM »
SEASON 10 - ALL STAR BREAK





ALL-STAR SKILLS COMPETITION -- GENERALLY SPEAKING: PATTON DOMINATES HIFL FIELD IN JEOPARDY STYLE QUIZ GAME

NEW ORLEANS --- Despite being a field of eight competitors this was a one sided matchup the entire way. Hardly letting anyone else get an answer in edgewise Orlando Stampede QB Merv Patton mowed down the competition.  Even though Michigan’s Punter Andrew Vieira came in second place the gap between first and second could have fit the rest of the field.

After the competition and during the presentation when asked about if New Jersey’s QB motivated him to win, Merv Patton refused to answer any questions.  “I don’t want to give that man anymore media attention than he deserves.  I came here to represent the East, the Orlando Stampede, and all the fans tuning in.  I’ve worked hard from being a backup to being one of the best in the league – I don’t need the motivation.”

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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #808 on: August 03, 2018, 01:34:43 PM »
 
S10- WEEK 13






WEEK 13 WEATHER FORECAST

Rapid City - 28 degrees, 20% chance of snow

St. Louis - 55 Degrees, Breezy, 5% Chance of Rain

Lincoln - 43 Degrees, Clear

Cleveland - 33 Degrees, Windy, 25% chance of Snow

Michigan - 28 Degrees, Windy, 50% Chance of Snow

St. Paul - 41 Degrees, Breezy

Music City - 56 Degrees, Windy

Orlando - 66 Degrees, Windy

Charlotte - 45 Degrees, Windy, 1% Chance of Rain

Las Vegas - 50 Degrees, Clear

Tulsa - 41 Degrees, Windy, 5% Chance of Rain

Tombstone - 19 Degrees, Windy, 40% Chance of Snow


SOURCE: RICH EISEN (ESPN)
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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #809 on: August 19, 2018, 08:02:08 PM »
S10- WEEK 14






WEEK 13 WEATHER FORECAST

Seattle -- 42 Degrees, 25% Chance of Rain

Kansas City -- 29 Degrees, 10% Chance of Snow

Rapid City -- 28 Degrees, 20% Chance of Snow

Michigan -- 28 Degrees, 50% Chance of Snow

New Jersey -- 70 Degrees, Breezy

St. Paul -- 58 Degrees, Breezy

Alabama -- 48 Degrees, 30% Chance of Rain

Orlando -- 66 Degrees, Windy

Atlanta -- 46 Degrees, Breezy, 5% Chance of Rain

Las Vegas -- 50 Degrees

San Antonio -- 53 Degrees, Windy, 1% Chance of Rain

Long Beach -- 30 Degrees, Windy, 40% Chance of Snow


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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #810 on: September 02, 2018, 12:55:01 AM »
SEASON 10






BREAKING: BARRACUDA VOTED IN AS NEW OWNER OF WARRIORS AS OWNERS MEETING IN NYC KICKS OFF!

NEW YORK, NY --- After submitting her bid for full ownership of the Atlanta Warriors, the league ownership group voted unanimously to bring business builder Barbara Barracuda into the HIFL.  Barracuda becomes the second "Barbara" to own a team in the HIFL joining St. Paul owner Barbara Snow as the only two female owners in the league's 10 year history.

Barracuda has yet to commit to keeping the Warriors franchise in Atlanta, a topic that will be very buzz worthy after this season comes to a close, as a move across country in any direction could cause another realignment in the league.    The last major move in league alignment saw the Kansas City Bruins move from the North East to the Western conference, a move that broke up a budding rivalry between New Jersey and Kansas City.

Now that Barracuda is officially an owner, the league's 10th annual owners meeting has officially begun. With several big topics on the docket this week, the news expects to be busy with updates on changes to the league and some of its rules in the seasons to come.

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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #811 on: September 03, 2018, 04:50:29 PM »
SEASON 10 - WEEK 15




PLAYOFF RACE REMAINS WIDE OPEN AS FINAL STRETCH HEATS UP!


   
 


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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #812 on: September 03, 2018, 06:43:38 PM »
S10- WEEK 16






WEEK 16 WEATHER FORECAST


Portland - 43 Degrees, Windy, 10% Chance of Rain


Lincoln - 43 Degrees, Clear


St. Louis - 55 Degrees, Breezy, 5% Chance of Rain


DC - 33 Degrees, Windy, 25% Chance of Snow


New Jersey - 70 Degrees, Breezy


Milwaukee - 24 Degrees, Windy, 20% Chance of Snow


Miami - 70 Degrees, Breezy


Atlanta - 46 Degrees, Breezy, 5% Chance of Rain


Music City - 56 Degrees, Windy


Tulsa - 41 Degrees, Windy, 5% Chance of Rain


Long Beach - 30 Degrees, Windy, 40% Chance of Snow


Oakland - 52 Degrees, Breezy



SOURCE: RICH EISEN (ESPN)
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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #813 on: September 04, 2018, 09:25:43 PM »
S10- WEEK 16






STORIES FROM AROUND THE HIFL - WEEK 16 EDITION


DC INSIDER SAYS COBRAS COULD BE SOURING ON QB RIZZO AS SUPPORT FOR CARMAZZI GROWS

WASHINGTON --- Losers of their last two games, and 4 of their last 7 games, the DC Cobras are struggling to find consistency that lead the team to a 5 game winning streak earlier in the season.  With close losses to Seattle and Miami and then a 10 point victory over Lincoln sandwiched between wins over struggling Music City and Long Beach, the Cobras have lost badly in each of their past two contests against division rivals St. Paul and New Jersey, two teams they defeated by a combined 5 points earlier in the season.

With the Cobras struggling to score points, averaging only 14 points since Week 7's bye week, some within the DC organization have hinted that a shift in focus at quarterback could be the next logical step for an offense that has yet to show the life and excitement that once filled the field during the Shaun Saint era.  With former #2 overall pick King Carmazzi working with extra film study each and every week for over a year now, an unnamed Cobras coaching staff tells ESPN that there is a growing feeling that Carmazzi is the next starting QB for the Orange and Black.   

With Corey Rizzo still under contract one more season beyond this current year, The Cobras could look to leverage the affordable salary (5MM for next season) in a trade during the off-season, or simply hope the former 1st round pick would be accepting of a reserve role coming off of the bench in case of an injury.  Rizzo has been consistent in his two seasons in DC, his numbers looking nearly identical, but his 5 fumbles this season have also hurt the team, and a more ball-secure QB could be the answer for a team that would prefer to rely on the road-grading legs of RB Tank Mixon.



MARIOTA VENTS FRUSTRATIONS WITH MANAGEMENT!

KANSAS CITY --- In a surprisingly candid moment after a frustrating upset loss to the Portland Brewers, S9 MVP Marcus Mariota voiced his frustrations with the Bruins organization for their handling of the team's defense in a post game press conference.  During the presser, Mariota was asked "What is your take on the defensive approach your team has taken over the past few years?" to which Mariota replied without hesitation saying:

"Honestly, you try to put on the brave face day after day and say we have to do better, or just need to do /this/ or /that/ but in the end it comes down to who the management signs or trades for.  Over the last couple of years we've done nothing, or hardly anything to boost the defense.  We trade away guys like Thomas Richards, we don't make any splash moves, and instead we just put all the pressure, all the expectation, and all the responsibility on the offense.  I'm out here throwing the ball 45 times a night, my running backs just chilling in the backfield half the time, and then when it's game over and we took another L people complain about our guys quitting on offense... my receivers aren't giving up out of protest, they're giving up out of exhaustion.  Nobody is going to put more pressure on us than US, so when you look at our team and see its basically a pass attack and nothing else, it just leaves you exhausted.."

The comments clearly rattled some cages in Bruins country with fans and analysts jumping on both sides of the bandwagon for and against what the star QB and free agent-to-be had to say.




HOLT, RANDOLPH EXCHANGE BARBS AHEAD OF "FLORIDA CUP" REMATCH IN MIAMI

MIAMI --- Rivalry games are always exciting in the High Impact Football League, but this year's second installment of the Florida Cup showdown between the division leading Orlando Stampede (10-3, 7-0 vs division) and the Miami Killer Whales (10-3, 4-3 vs Division) has major implications as to which team will walk away from the regular season with a first round bye-week as the division Champions.  While Charlotte (9-4, 4-3) could still manage to steal the division crown, the winner of this contest will not only take home the beautifully jeweled Florida Cup trophy, but will also be in the clear drivers seat to win the division.

Trash talk is always rampant during Rivalry Games, but one of the league's top trash talkers Cornerback Justin Holt was at his best after Orlando's win over the Music City Kings.  Holt, who missed last weeks game with an injury, immediately jumped onto social media to "go live" to hype the upcoming rivalry game saying:

"YO!  The Music done' Died!  Now its on to tha' next one!   MIAMI!  We comin' for you and that soft-a** receiver corps you got!  Tell ya boy Randolph the Red Nose Reindeer that I got his number, and he ain't doin' JACK against me, but its all good boys and girls!  I'll let Randolph and his boy Duke hold the Florida Cup for me when I'm hittin' that DANK on it in the offseason!"

Randolph wasted no time in firing back, posting  a photo on instagram of the WR lining up during Impact Bowl VI against the DC Cobras with the caption:   "Some talk about a cup, all I'm focused on is getting back here, and coming home with a RING."

Not to be outdone, Holt replied to the post directly with a photo comment with a single word, simply a picture of Holt's Impact Bowl IV ring which he won in 2013 with the Alabama Nighthawks.

Needless to say Miami's top WR and Orlando's top corner are expected to go all out this weekend when the two teams collide.



BREAKING NEWS: KATRINA KARDASHIAN TELLS PRESS SHE IS PREGNANT, SAYS SCORPIONS PLAYER IS THE FATHER!

LAS VEGAS --- With her publicist at her side and in front of Stinger Resort and Casino Model and Reality TV star Katrina Kardashian announced and confirmed recent rumors that she was pregnant.  On top of that revelation she also confirmed that "a member of the Scorpions roster" was the father of the unborn baby. 

While the socialite would not confirm the identity of the player involved, Kardashian's publicist did indicate that the mother-to-be would be seeking half of that players salary in each of the next 18 seasons as child support.

...let the mayhem begin.






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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #814 on: September 16, 2018, 01:15:52 PM »
SEASON 10 - WEEK 16




WEEK 16 NEWS


   
 


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« Reply #815 on: September 20, 2018, 12:15:37 AM »
SEASON 10 - WEEK 17




WEEK 17 NEWS


   
 


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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #816 on: September 22, 2018, 12:20:41 AM »
SEASON 10 - WEEK 18




WEEK 18 NEWS


6Charlotte Crowns @ 3Miami Killer Whales

5Alabama Nighthawks @ 4DC Cobras


6Oakland Silverbacks @ 3Las Vegas Scorpions

5Seattle Lumberjacks @ 4Rapid City Inferno
   
 


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Re: ESPN NEWS
« Reply #817 on: September 22, 2018, 01:11:17 AM »
SEASON 10 - WK18




S10 REGULAR SEASON SEES NEW RECORDS SET!


Completions - Keenan Daley - 402 (Previous Record S9 - Marcus Mariota 381)

Passing Attempts - Marcus Mariota - 700 (Previous Record S9 - Mariota 619)

Rushing Yards - Curt Robles - 2221 (Previous Record S6 - Jose Mackey 2033)

Rushing Touchdowns - Curt Robles - 24 (Previous Record S8 - Jeremy Martin 22)

QB Sacks - Waylon Hagan - 34   (Previous Record S9 - Bruce Wilkinson 28)

Tackles For Loss - Waylon Hagan - 30   (Previous Record S9 - 2Face Obaje 29)

Forced Fumbles - Timothy Cobbs - 8   (Previous Record - Several Old guys with 5)

FG Attempts - Omer Sasser -  42   (Previous Record S1 - D. Baxley 40)

FG Made - Omer Sasser - 37  (Previous Record S1/S6 - D. Baxley / W. Summerlin 36)

Anthony Smith - Pancake  - 131   (Previous Record S8 - Smith 126




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« Reply #818 on: September 22, 2018, 01:47:33 AM »
SEASON 10 - WK18



S11 DRAFT LOTTERY BRINGS DRAMA AND EXCITEMENT FOR 12 FRANCHISES OUTSIDE OF THE PLAYOFF FIELD!

NEW YORK --- In a draft that saw many surprises one constant remained the same as Tombstone was the heavy favorite to leave with the top draft pick and they did so. However the very next pick was the true shocker of the night as Music City they rose up 4 spots to grab the number two pick. The top 5 is rounded out by Tulsa. Long Beach. And Atlanta.

The biggest disappointment were the fans of Portland who expected their team at worst to come up with the 8th pick and a gasp was audible when they were revealed at the 11th pick.

The rivalry continues between GM Kirk and GM Powers as a loud Nelson Muntz laugh was heard from the Michigan representative as New Jersey kicked off the draft reveal as expected. Rumor and Innuendo suggest the rep was instructed to do so by GM Powers.

The full draft lottery results leave the first half of the draft looking like this:

1. Tombstone
2. Music City
3. Milwaukee
4. Tulsa
5. Kansas City
6. Long Beach
7. St. Louis
8. Atlanta
9. Cleveland
10. Michigan
11. Portland
12. New Jersey
13. Oakland
14. Seattle
15. Charlotte
16. DC
17 Lincoln
18 Miami
19 Orlando
20 San Antonio
21 Las Vegas
22 St. Paul
23 Rapid City
24 Alabama


SOURCE: RICH EISEN (ESPN)
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« Reply #819 on: September 23, 2018, 12:28:58 AM »
SEASON 10 - WEEK 19




WEEK 19 NEWS -- DIVISIONAL MATCHES SET!


3Miami Killer Whales @ 2St. Paul Lynx

5Alabama Nighthawks @ 1Orlando


3Las Vegas Scorpions @ 2Lincoln

4Rapid City Inferno @ 1San Antonio
   
 


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« Reply #820 on: September 24, 2018, 01:54:43 PM »
SEASON 10




HIFL MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS COMPLETE FIRST ANNUAL TOURNAMENT TO CROWN CHAMPIONS

MINOR LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

FIRST ROUND
9Gulfport def 17Richmond
10Coney Island def 18Mufreesboro
11Omaha def 19Tacoma
12Gainsville def 20Deadwood
13Columbia def 21Topeka
22Yuma def 14Duluth
15Fayetteville def 23Santa Ana
24Savannah def 16Akron


SECOND ROUND
1Norman def 24Savannah
2Kalamazoo def 22Yuma
3Boca Raton def 15Fayetteville
4Green Bay def 13Columbia
12Gainsville def 5Carson City
11Omaha def 6Eugene
7Corpus Christi def 10 Coney Island
9Gulfport def 8Fresno


THIRD ROUND
1Norman def 12Gainsville
- Behind the two-headed rushing monster of Charlie Coy and Mike McKenzie the Nightmare proved to be just that for the Manatees, rushing for a combined 267 yards and three scores to continue on as the head and shoulders favorite of the tournament.

11Omaha def 2Kalamazoo
- A pair of Marvin Quigley INTs sank Kalamazoo's hopes of a late comeback as Joe LaCroix rushed for 125 yards and WR Cyrus McKenzie tacked on a pair of receiving TDs as the Omaha Mannings continue to play the role of Cinderella in this tournament.

9Gulfport def 3Boca Raton
- Despite a late 4th quarter interception by Kyle Foster for Boca Raton, a last minute drive by enigmatic dual-threat quarterback Cleo Zaragoza lead to late game drama.  Zaragoza rushed for 36 yards and passed for 52 on the final drive, running the ball into the endzone himself on the final play of the game, putting the Pedigree in ahead in the 20-19 contest.

7Corpus Christie def 4Green Bay
- The upsets continued in the 3rd round as the Hammerheads HAMMERED an understaffed and overwhelmed Bombers squad.  Coach Max Vol's amazing scheming was undone by a pure lack of talent, and it showed as Corpus Christi's Billy Maynard picked apart the secondary connecting for 5 TD passes to his trio of Matthew Reyes (1), John Busby (3), and John Gibbs (1).


FOURTH ROUND
1Norman def 9Gulfport
- The Norman Nightmare faced their toughest defensive test of the tournament going against The Gulfport front seven.  With their duo of RBs being contained to only 130 yards combined, it was a hard fought victory for the top-seeded team, who thanks to a creative defensive play call from savvy coach Jessica Woods, managed to force a Cleo Zaragoza turnover to seal the 10-7 victory.

11Omaha def 7Corpus Christi
- A Bryant Garcia 55 yard FG in overtime sank Corpus Christi, foiling a great comeback in the fourth quarter to tie the game late when Billy Maynard connected with John Busby over LB Henry German for a 5 yard TD.  Garcia's FG, his 4th of the contest, sends Omaha to the finals.


CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
1Norman Nightmare def 11Omaha Mannings
- The Cinderella Story of Omaha came to a end thanks in large part to the dominant running Michael McKenzie.  Double-M rushed for a tournament best 181 yards and 3 touchdowns, including the game-breaking 55 yard rush on the first play of the fourth quarter.  Norman's 38-28 victory delivered the first ever Tournament Championship to the Norman Nightmare, surely to please their parent club, the Tulsa Celtics.



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« Reply #821 on: September 24, 2018, 03:29:48 PM »
SEASON 10 - WK12






GM DAZZ STORMS OUT OF PRESS CONFERENCE AS QB CONTROVERSY BEGINS TO SWIRL IN THE CAPITAL CITY!

WASHINGTON, DC --- After a gut wrenching loss to Alabama in front of their home fans, the DC Cobras General Manager, GM Dazz stormed out from his press conference after a continuous line of questions revolving around the injured Christian Rizzo and backup quarterback King Carmazzi.

GM Dazz was asked which QB he would prefer win the starting job next season which apparently sent the already disgruntled GM to his boiling point.   "I really am done now."  GM Dazz snapped before standing up and leaving the media room.

GM Dazz has had a strained relationship with the media all season long, and clearly things did not get better in his final address to the media before ending his season.

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« Reply #822 on: September 24, 2018, 09:09:08 PM »
SEASON 10 - WEEK 20




WEEK 20 NEWS -- CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES BRING INTRIGUING S10 REMATCHES!


5Alabama Nighthawks @ 2St. Paul Lynx



4Rapid City Inferno @ 3Las Vegas Scorpions

   
 


SOURCE: ROY BAKER (ESPN)
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« Reply #823 on: September 27, 2018, 08:24:15 PM »
SEASON 10 - IMPACT BOWL 10








IMPACT BOWL 10: TALE OF THE TAPE
 
Quarterbacks


Jamie Ortega - 247/464, 3192 yards, 21 TD, 3 INT




Jose Pruitt -  332/633, 4,239 Yards, 28 TD, 16 INT


Running Backs


Curt Robles - 378 Carries, 2221 yards, 24 TD



Jamie Ortega - 52 Carries, 954 Yards, 12 TD




Jeremy Martin - 344 Carries, 1,594 Yards, 9 Touchdowns, 1 Fumbles



Wide Receivers


Burton Tibbetts - 61 Catches, 1,1189 Yards, 9 Touchdowns



Joseph Dobbins - 50 Catches, 824 Yards, 5 Touchdowns



Oliver Giles - 50 Catches, 630 Yards, 5 Touchdowns




Clint Dickey - 80 Catches, 1,352 Yards, 9 TDs



Ralph Brown - 53 Catches, 1,005 Yards, 6 TDs



Eddie Stands - 83 Catches, 864 Yards, 7 TDs



Offensive Line


Raul Darnell - 98 Pancakes, 1 Sack Allowed

TEAM -  467 Pancakes, 13 Sacks Allowed



Steven Fernandez - 64 Pancakes, 2 Sacks Allowed

TEAM -  392 Pancakes, 31 Sacks Allowed



Sack Leader


Bruce Wilkinson - 23 Sacks



George Gaskins - 13 Sacks


Tackles Leader


Timothy Cobbs - 90 Tackles



Jason Webb - 159 Tackles

Interception Leader


Leroy Herron- 5 Interceptions



Alonso Lightner - 4 Interceptions


X-Factor


Jamie Ortega - Quarterback



Randall Pullen - Cornerback




INJURY REPORT

Alabama - Michael Arnold - Center - Torn PCL (Out 6-8 Weeks)

Rapid City - None




SOURCE: JIM ZEBOW (ESPN)
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« Reply #824 on: September 28, 2018, 12:10:44 AM »
SEASON 10 - IMPACT BOWL 10









IMPACT BOWL 10 - RECORD SHATTERING SCORING, DOMINANT DEFENSE LEADS ALABAMA TO 4TH IMPACT BOWL VICTORY!
 
NEW ORLEANS -- As the confetti fell and the fireworks exploded all around the New Orleans skyline, the Alabama Nighthawks capped the High Impact Football League's 10th season the same way they ended the First Season one decade ago, as Impact Bowl Champions.

Behind a record setting offense, and a sack-happy defense the Jon Rudino lead Nighthawks got hot and stayed hot with a ridiculous string of games in which the team looked unbeatable, and they were.

"This team, these men, this organization... it's special."  Coach Jon Rudino said during a post-game interview.  "I'm just happy we made it all come together and now we're raising this beautiful Trophy,  We're the world champions, and no matter what happens in the future, no one can take this from us."

Behind 5 touchdowns from Impact Bowl 10 MVP Jamie Ortega (3 passing, 2 rushing) the Nighthawks destroyed the Inferno, throwing a bucket of water on the red hot "Scorched Earth" Offense with a ridiculously one-sided 9-sack performance from the defense lead by Defensive superstar Bruce Wilkinson.

"We knew they would have to throw, especially after the big safety-TD return combo, so we just pinned our ears back on first down and unleashed our brand of Havoc" Wilkinson said to members of the press during the post-game press conference. "Cobbs, Harter, Sanderson, and Myself... we're a nasty D-line, and we're just getting started. This was the salvo, a shot across the bow to the rest of the league.  The Cerberus will not be contained."

Late in the game, as the celebrations grew larger and more exaggerated, MVP Jamie Ortega spoke directly to some of his rivals after his trademark "Superman" celebrations calling out both Vegas QB Stephen Shelley and The Atlanta Organization as a whole, when asked bout the comments after the game an All-Smiling Ortega simply replied.

"We're the champs.. They're at home, just wanted to give them a shout out, that's all."

Now the real work begins for GM Pancho, who became the first General Manager to win an Impact Bowl with two different Franchises.  With Ortega and a host of other players on expiring contracts to include members of the coaching staff, and others surely to request pay increases after an amazing season, Pancho will have to find a way to position Alabama to repeat, despite a lack of young controllable assets.


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« Reply #825 on: September 28, 2018, 12:50:33 AM »
SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON






RETIREMENTS: "THE CLASSIC" AMONG GROUP OF RB'S ANNOUNCING THEIR RETIREMENT


RETIRING RUNNING BACKS
Cleo Rickard -- Milwaukee - 30 Years Old -- 1004 Carries, 4327 Yards, 28 RUN TD -- 127 Rec, 1020 Yards, 14 REC TD -- 68 PR, 696 PR Yards, 4 PR TD

Matthew Ackerman -- Kansas City - 28 Years Old -- 336 Carries, 1289 Yards, 5 RUN TD -- 208 Rec, 2473 Yards, 16 REC TD

George "The Classic" Carlson -- Seattle - 34 Years Old -- 2117 Carries, 9214 Yards, 68 RUN TD -- 82 Rec, 986 Yards, 5 REC TD

Kenneth Benjamin -- San Antonio - 29 Years Old -- 1823 Carries, 7380 Yards, 46 RUN TD -- 318 Rec, 3267 Yards, 16 REC TD


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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON






RETIREMENTS: HOUSER RETIRES AS HIFL ALL-TIME CATCH-LEADER WITH 780.


RETIRING WIDE RECEIVERS
Hector Houser -- 34 Years old -- 153 Starts, 780 Receptions, 11,119 Yards, 73 Touchdowns

Dee Rutherford -- 36 Years Old -- 153 Games (82 Starts), 541 Receptions, 6,568 Yards, 40 Touchdowns

Joseph Dobbins -- 34 Years Old -- 151 Starts, 643 Receptions, 9,882 Yards, 61 Touchdowns

Alberto Kidwell -- 36 Years Old -- 157 Starts, 767 Receptions, 11,938 Yards, 90 Touchdowns

Peter Barnhill -- 29 Years Old -- 34 Games, 11 Catches, 74 Yards

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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON






RETIREMENTS: HERZOG INFORMS SEATTLE OF RETIREMENT, GOES OUT AS ALL-TIME TE CATCH LEADER


RETIRING OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OG - Steven Fernandez -- 33 Years Old -- 113 Games (97 Starts), 278 Pancakes, 24 Sacks Allowed

OG - John Lee -- 34 Years Old -- 160 Starts, 437 Pancakes, 56 Sacks Allowed

OT Jonathan Case -- 34 Years Old -- 160 Games (128 Starts), 320 Pancakes, 94 Sacks Allowed

OT Harold Bergstrom -- 34 Years Old -- 150 Starts, 486 Pancakes, 39 Sacks Allowed

QB - Kyle Aquino -- 36 Years Old -- 66 Games (47 Starts) 63 TD, 53 INT

TE - Bobby Meeks -- 34 Years Old, 144 Starts, 681 Rec, 6,059 Yards, 21 TDs

TE - Joseph Herzog -- 34 Years Old, 158 Starts, 758 Rec, 6,364 Yards, 42 TDs

TE - Joseph Whaley -- 34 Years Old, 131 Starts, 549 Rec, 3442 Yards, 18 TDs



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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON






RETIREMENTS: WOODS PENS FAREWELL AS DEFENSIVE PLAYERS BEGIN TO ANNOUNCE THEIR RETIREMENT


RETIRING DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DT - Guillermo Good -- 37 Years Old, 147 Starts, 339 Tackles, 17 TFL, 7 FF, 3 FR, 22 Sacks

DT - Michael Richardson -- 35 Years Old

DT - Larry Graham -- 37 Years Old

DT - Joseph Maple -- 34 Years Old

LB - Raul McDowell -- 35 Years Old -- 140 Starts, 490 Tackles, 10 TFL, 7 FF, 2 FR, 36 Sacks, 3 INT, 32 PD, 1 Safety

SS - Alton Woods -- 34 Years Old -- 159 Starts, 673 Tackles, 11 TFL, 7 FF, 4 FR, 18 Sacks, 11 INT, 80 PD, 5 DTD

SS - John Cope -- 36 Years Old -- 160 Starts, 1,041 Tackles, 35 TFL, 7 FF, 1 FR, 33 Saks, 17 INT, 75 PD

CB - William Flannery -- 34 Years Old -- 117 Games, 138 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FF, 1 FR, 12 INT, 46 PD, 2 DTD

CB - Timothy Davis -- 34 Years Old -- 157 Games (125 Starts), 595 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR, 1 Sack, 37 INT, 135 PD, 4 DTD

CB - Donald McClintock -- 34 Years Old -- 157 Games (133 Starts), 489 Tackles, 3 FF, 2 FR, 31 INT, 139 PD, 4 DTD


PUNTER - Hitomi Aoki -- 34 Years Old -- 160 Starts, 996 Punts, 46,506 Punt Yards, 159 Punts inside the 20





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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON






AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AS RB CURT ROBLES CLAIMS ANOTHER MVP!


Most Valuable Player
AP - Curt Robles
GM - Curt Robles 57.9%


Offensive Player of the Year
AP - Curt Robles
GM - Curt Robles 52.6%


Offensive Rookie of the Year
AP - Keenan Daley
GM - Keenan Daley 68%


Defensive Player of the Year
AP - Waylon Hagan
GM - Waylon Hagan - 84.2%


Defensive Rookie of the Year
AP - Nelson Lai
GM - Nelson Lai 47.4%


Coach of the Year
AP - Jon Rudino
GM - Bo Action 29.4%


GM of the Year
AP - GM Gravedigger


Performance of the Year
Curt Robles - Week 11 @ Rapid City


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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON






RAPID CITY HEAD COACH BERNARD McCARTHY SHOCKS HIFL WITH RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT!


RETIRING COACHES
Bernard McCarthy - Offense
Benson Stark - Offense
Leo Sanders - Offense
Saul Carpenter - Offense
Hunter Enos - Defense
Edgar King - Defense
Anthony Stevens - Defense


INCOMING COACHES
- RB George Carlson
- RB Cleo Rickard
- WR Joseph Dobbins
- WR Hector Houser
- WR Alberto Kidwell
- OT Harold Bergstrom
- OG John Lee
- SS John Cope
- SS Alton Woods


RETURNING TO COLLEGE
Marshall Roy - Offense
Dean Hoffman - Defense
Todd Collier - Defense
Tedd Collier - Defense


INACTIVE COACHES
Rocky Singleton - Offense (North Korea)
Roman Beast - Defense (North Korea)




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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON



 


CROWLEY REVEALS NEW BRANDING OF FORMER TOMBSTONE OUTLAWS FRANCHISE, ANNOUNCING DEBUT OF TUCSON STARS



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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON



 


REIGNS / HALLQUIST AGREE TO 6 YEAR CONTRACT THAT KEEPS GM JON IN SEATTLE THROUGH SEASON 16!



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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON

 


FRANCHISE TAG AND EXCLUSIVE TAG FIGURES RELEASED!

FRANCHISE TAG

Quarterback - $18.8MM

Running Back - $13.2MM

Fullback - $3.45MM

Wide Receiver - $12.9MM

Tight End - $5.7MM

Offensive Tackle - $11.85MM

Offensive Guard - $10.35MM

Offensive Center - $7.95MM



Defensive End - $16.2MM

Defensive Tackle - $12.1MM

Linebacker - $13.9MM

Cornerback - $15.2MM

Free Safety - $10.2MM

Strong Safety - $7.8MM



Kicker - $3.55MM

Punter - $3.5MM


EXCLUSIVE TAG


Quarterback - $21MM

Running Back - $14.75MM

Fullback - $3.75MM

Wide Receiver - $13.75MM

Tight End - $6.3MM

Offensive Tackle - $12.9MM

Offensive Guard - $10.6MM

Offensive Center - $8.3MM



Defensive End - $19MM

Defensive Tackle - $12.8MM

Linebacker - $15.5MM

Cornerback - $17MM

Free Safety - $11.75MM

Strong Safety - $8.3MM



Kicker - $4.6MM

Punter - $3.9MM


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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON

 


SALARY AND BONUS CAPS RELEASED FOR SEASON 11

S11 Salary Cap - $165MM

S11 Bonus Pool Cap - $45MM



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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON






TRADE RUMORS -- MARIOTA TO CLEVELAND?  GM ELI MENTIONS KC QB AND GM T-BONE AS RUMORS SWIRL!

 



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BREAKING NEWS:  GM KIRK, DE OBAJE HEADED TO TUCSON AS DRAGONS' FRANCHISE RECEIVES NJ 1ST, 2ND ROUND PICKS AS PARTING GIFT!

 



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SEASON 10/11 OFFSEASON



 


BREAKING NEWS:  GM STARK HIRED ON RECOMMENDATION OF UNCLE, RETIRED HC BENSON STARK!

 



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BREAKING NEWS: GM BLACK DEATH RETURNS, HIRED AS GM IN ST. LOUIS. LEASH EXPECTED TO BE SHORT

ST LOUIS --- Stallions Owner John McFadden made waves in the HIFL this week when he announced that GM Black Death, the oft-trouble GM who has most recently completed a pair of stints with the Long Beach Mermen, to lead the team for Season 11.

Black Death is like around the league, but his tendency to go M.I.A. mid-season coupled with some poor draft decision lead to a tumultuous tenure with the Mermen.  When asked about the decision to make the controversial hire, McFadden said, "I believe in second chances, even third chances, but needless to say... if GM BD falls behind, we trust Coach Tarr to take over the reigns of the front office, we won't be dragged down by anyone."


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BREAKING NEWS: GM BUCKSON GOOCH BIDS FAREWELL TO ST. PAUL, SIGNS 3-YEAR DEAL WITH LONG BEACH!

LONG BEACH -- Shock. The. System!  Those were the opening words in a statement released by Long Beach owner Neil Cohen as he announced that the team had managed to lure away team-building savant Buckson Gooch after his Lynx fell just one game short of the Impact Bowl.

"Ever since he entered the league GM Gooch has improved his win/loss record in both Missouri and then again in St. Paul." Cohen said, "We expect him to be here for far beyond the three-years we have agreed to, and that when the dust settles, the BEST COAST will have added many more Impact Bowl trophies to our Hall of Champions."

With GM Gooch now in the fold, Long Beach seems poised to make some noise in a suddenly crowded South-West division joining reigning GM of the year GM Gravedigger as well as GM Kirk, and GM Metro.

Meanwhile for St. Paul it means a new GM Search begins.  Despite having the largest Luxury tax Bill in the league  this off-season, the team boasts a plethora of talent and a culture of success.  An incoming GM is likely to build around All-Pro talent Adrian McCaffrey and Martin Back on offense, and some combination of stars on the defensive side of the ball.


SOURCE: RICH EISEN (ESPN)

 
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