Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lockett Named AFL All-Star (OTDI '94 #79)

Today Danny Lockett was named to the first team AFL All-Stars which is the equivalent to the NFL's All-Pro team that gets announced at the end of the season. This is the second straight year that Lockett had made the team. Tony Burse, Ralph Jarvis, Niu Sale and Riley Ware along with Lockett made the all-conference team. Also Bruse, Jarvis, Sale, and Ware made the second team AFL All-Stars which isn't listed here but was likely announced at the same time.

How Langley didn't make either team considering he was second in the league in touchdowns and receiving yards and fifth in receptions is mind boggling.

Snippet after the jump

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Preseason Game In Worcester In 2002

Bit of a blunder on my part but there happened to be a game that was played in 2002 in Worcester on April 13th between the New Jersey Gladiators and the Indiana Firebirds. The game featured two former Boston College players Glenn Foley and Paul Laquerre both of whom played for the Gladiators. The game wasn't anything special as the Glads built up a large lead in the second half which the Firebirds could not comeback from. The final score was 47-35 and you can read more about it after the jump.

As a result of finding this game, the history page and the timeline page will be updated to reflect this game. I also adjusted the days since for the last game that was played in Massachusetts to reflect this new to me information.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Future That Never Was (OTDI '94 #78)

This article basically talks about how they would like to improve the team on the field and in the stands. Kind of depressing knowing that the team was no more by the time the 1995 season started especially knowing that the person making some of these statements is the reason why the team dissolved. Read it after the jump.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Iowa Drops Down To The IFL

Iowa has officially dropped out of the AFL and is joining the IFL meaning that the AFL has 14 teams again and the IFL now has 12 teams.

What this means is now both conferences have an even 7 teams though we still don't know if San Antonio and New Orleans will play in 2015. Plenty of questions will be answered this offseason so look forward to that.

Predators 51 Marauders 42 (OTDI '94 #77)

Well this wraps up the coverage of Marauder games as the team failed to beat Orlando mostly thanks to a poor first quarter where they fell behind by 20 points after the first 15 minutes. They managed to get as close as 5 points but a unfortunate call (a called back interception) would prevent them from possibly getting a lead and instead eventually gave Orlando a 12 point lead.

Wagner did most of the damage for Orlando getting 4 touchdowns (3 receiving, 1 rush). He also had 12 catches for 127 yards along with 20 yards passing which would set-up another touchdown.

No box score but I can say what the scores were after each quarter. Orlando led each one so no need to repeat that part, After 1 27-7, after 2 34-23, after 3 41-29 and the final of 51-42.

This game is the final game in Marauders history and marks the end of the heavy coverage of the team. All that's left is probably a season recap article and a few general articles ending with the Marauders eventual withdrawal from the league, so don't expect much in the remaining four months.

Articles after the jump

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Marauders-Predators Playoff Preview Part 2 (OTDI '94 #76)

Most of the article talks about the intensity of "The Jungle" otherwise known as Orlando's home field while the rest is mostly about Wagner and how much of a threat he is. If you want to know more then read the article after the jump.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Marauders-Predators Playoff Preview Part 1 (OTDI '94 #75)

Couple of preview articles today one from the Telegram and the other from Orlando. They both describe the Preds as a monster since they have the best defense and one of the best offenses in the league and the Marauders have little chance of beating them unless the Preds mess up. This is stuff that's better read than described so read them after the jump.