Archie Manning leaned back in his chair and muttered: "I hate football."
I saw the headline a few days ago, and my first response was: "Is that really even a headline?" The confession is a shocking one only because it's so close to the mainstream and so far removed from anything we normally associate with confession material.
ORLANDO — The Predators finished a three-game season sweep of the Storm with a 59-40 victory at Amway Center on Saturday.
TAMPA — The Storm's playoff hopes were dashed last week and with nothing but pride to play for tonight, it would be easy to pull the plug on the season and start booking tee times.
Except Tampa Bay is facing Orlando.
TAMPA — Kiss the playoffs goodbye.
Tampa Bay rallied to beat Los Angeles but didn't get the needed help from Cleveland, as the Storm was eliminated from the postseason despite beating the Kiss 38-34 in front of an AFL season-best 16,308 Saturday night at Amalie Arena.
TAMPA — The Arena League playoffs don't start for another two weeks, but for the Storm, elimination games begin tonight.
JACKSONVILLE — The Storm lost its fourth in a row and fell further back in the AFL playoff race after being thoroughly beaten by Jacksonville 63-16 Saturday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
NEW ORLEANS — The Storm fell to league-worst New Orleans 65-53 Saturday night.
TAMPA — Another "War on I-4," another wacky ending.
TAMPA — Kendrick Ings always knew he'd make it. He just didn't know when.