ArenaBowl Rematch Kicks Off TNN's Arena Football Schedule

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from TNN

    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The name on the back of his Orlando
 Predators' jersey says it all.  But still, if David Cool missed the
 last-second field goal in the 2000 ArenaBowl, his name would forever go down
 in League lore for his untimely gaffe.  However, with precious few seconds
 remaining, Cool calmly nailed an 18-yard field goal to catapult the Predators
 to victory over the Nashville Kats.  Eight months later, TNN: THE NATIONAL
 NETWORK kicks off its second season of Arena Football coverage with a special
 primetime rematch of last year's ArenaBowl combatants on Friday, April 13 at
 8:00 PM, ET/PT.
     TNN, the primary cable home for the Arena Football League, will telecast a
 live Game of the Week each Sunday at 3:00 PM, ET/12:00 Noon, PT (unless
 otherwise noted) beginning April 22 throughout the AFL regular season.
     "What better way to open our second season of the AFL.  I can only imagine
 what these two teams will do for an encore," commented TNN's play-play
 announcer Eli Gold, returning for his second season of AFL on TNN.
     Since that fateful August afternoon in the jubilant TD Waterhouse Centre
 in Orlando, The Nashville Kats have been haunted by the vision of the
 Predators' nail-biting victory.  With revenge on their minds, the Kats will
 eagerly play host to the defending champion Predators from an expected raucous
 crowd at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville.
     "We're ready to get back at it.  Finishing the way we did in the ArenaBowl
 makes us eager to get out there and play them again.  It will be exciting to
 have a rematch like that in the first week," remarked Kats' quarterback Andy
 Kelly.
     The Kats return nearly all of their key players from last year's squad
 that came up four points shy of a championship.  Kelly, a Tennessee alum,
 returns to lead one of the league's most potent offenses, with playmaking
 WR/LB Cory Fleming (out for 8-12 weeks with an injury), flashy OS Tyronne
 Jones and veteran WR/DB Darryl Hamond providing him with arguably the best
 corps of receivers in the league.  Defensively, ArenaBowl XIV Ironman James
 Baron is back to anchor a pass rush that is one of the most feared in all of
 Arena Football.
     The Predators' defense will carry the team into the 2001 season led by
 last year's Defensive Player of the Year, Kenny McEntyre and 2000 leading
 tackler, Damon Mason.  Veteran linemen Rich McKenzie, Ernest Allen and BJ
 Cohen will also be returning to strengthen the squad.
     "I always look forward to playing Nashville and the challenge of covering
 their receivers.  Our goal is to start out 2001 like we finished 2000," stated
 McEntyre.
 
 

SOURCE TNN
    NEW YORK, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The name on the back of his Orlando
 Predators' jersey says it all.  But still, if David Cool missed the
 last-second field goal in the 2000 ArenaBowl, his name would forever go down
 in League lore for his untimely gaffe.  However, with precious few seconds
 remaining, Cool calmly nailed an 18-yard field goal to catapult the Predators
 to victory over the Nashville Kats.  Eight months later, TNN: THE NATIONAL
 NETWORK kicks off its second season of Arena Football coverage with a special
 primetime rematch of last year's ArenaBowl combatants on Friday, April 13 at
 8:00 PM, ET/PT.
     TNN, the primary cable home for the Arena Football League, will telecast a
 live Game of the Week each Sunday at 3:00 PM, ET/12:00 Noon, PT (unless
 otherwise noted) beginning April 22 throughout the AFL regular season.
     "What better way to open our second season of the AFL.  I can only imagine
 what these two teams will do for an encore," commented TNN's play-play
 announcer Eli Gold, returning for his second season of AFL on TNN.
     Since that fateful August afternoon in the jubilant TD Waterhouse Centre
 in Orlando, The Nashville Kats have been haunted by the vision of the
 Predators' nail-biting victory.  With revenge on their minds, the Kats will
 eagerly play host to the defending champion Predators from an expected raucous
 crowd at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville.
     "We're ready to get back at it.  Finishing the way we did in the ArenaBowl
 makes us eager to get out there and play them again.  It will be exciting to
 have a rematch like that in the first week," remarked Kats' quarterback Andy
 Kelly.
     The Kats return nearly all of their key players from last year's squad
 that came up four points shy of a championship.  Kelly, a Tennessee alum,
 returns to lead one of the league's most potent offenses, with playmaking
 WR/LB Cory Fleming (out for 8-12 weeks with an injury), flashy OS Tyronne
 Jones and veteran WR/DB Darryl Hamond providing him with arguably the best
 corps of receivers in the league.  Defensively, ArenaBowl XIV Ironman James
 Baron is back to anchor a pass rush that is one of the most feared in all of
 Arena Football.
     The Predators' defense will carry the team into the 2001 season led by
 last year's Defensive Player of the Year, Kenny McEntyre and 2000 leading
 tackler, Damon Mason.  Veteran linemen Rich McKenzie, Ernest Allen and BJ
 Cohen will also be returning to strengthen the squad.
     "I always look forward to playing Nashville and the challenge of covering
 their receivers.  Our goal is to start out 2001 like we finished 2000," stated
 McEntyre.
 
 SOURCE  TNN