Central Division Rivalry Heats Up On TNN; Milwaukee Mustangs vs. Grand Rapids Sunday, April 29 @ 3:00 PM, ET

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from TNN

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- TNN makes its first visit to the
 historic Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan to telecast an Arena
 Football Central Division showdown between the Milwaukee Mustangs and Grand
 Rapids Rampage on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 PM, ET.
     The Grand Rapids Rampage (1-0) are known affectionately as the Green Bay
 Packers of the Arena Football League because of their small market status in a
 league with teams from New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  Also similar to
 the Packers, the Rampage are symbolized by their tough, gutsy quarterback who
 relishes pulling out victories from the jaws of defeat.  The 'Brett Favre' of
 the AFL, Clint Dolezel, was named AFL Player of the Week two weeks ago for
 throwing eight touchdowns and no interceptions in a Rampage 60-59 win over the
 Indiana Firebirds.
     "I played in a small market and I can tell you that there was a real bond
 between the Green Bay Packer players and the city," noted former Packer and
 TNN analyst John Jurkovic. "I get that same feeling when observing the Grand
 Rapids Rampage.  That union between player and fan makes it extra tough for an
 opponent to come into your house and beat you."
     Milwaukee (0-1), who lost 38-6 in their opener last week to Indiana, are
 led by former Rampage QB Craig Kusick and his favorite wide receivers Gary
 Compton and Alvin Ashley. Along with Kusick, the Mustangs will suit up a
 number of former Rampage players including FB/LB Les Barley, defensive
 specialist Raphael Ball, and kicker Remy Hamilton.
     The familiarity of these two rivals also extends to the opposing sideline.
 The Rampage's Dolezel and starting FB/LB Lincoln Coleman once donned the
 purple, teal and black Mustangs uniform, while Rampage skipper Michael Trigg
 coached the Mustangs for three seasons (1995-1997).
     TNN's Arena Football announcing team of former NFL defensive lineman John
 Jurkovic and veteran announcer Eli Gold will call the action live from the Van
 Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Current CBS NFL and NCAA college football
 sideline reporter Jill Arrington will serve as halftime host and sideline
 reporter.
 
 

SOURCE TNN
    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- TNN makes its first visit to the
 historic Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan to telecast an Arena
 Football Central Division showdown between the Milwaukee Mustangs and Grand
 Rapids Rampage on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 PM, ET.
     The Grand Rapids Rampage (1-0) are known affectionately as the Green Bay
 Packers of the Arena Football League because of their small market status in a
 league with teams from New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  Also similar to
 the Packers, the Rampage are symbolized by their tough, gutsy quarterback who
 relishes pulling out victories from the jaws of defeat.  The 'Brett Favre' of
 the AFL, Clint Dolezel, was named AFL Player of the Week two weeks ago for
 throwing eight touchdowns and no interceptions in a Rampage 60-59 win over the
 Indiana Firebirds.
     "I played in a small market and I can tell you that there was a real bond
 between the Green Bay Packer players and the city," noted former Packer and
 TNN analyst John Jurkovic. "I get that same feeling when observing the Grand
 Rapids Rampage.  That union between player and fan makes it extra tough for an
 opponent to come into your house and beat you."
     Milwaukee (0-1), who lost 38-6 in their opener last week to Indiana, are
 led by former Rampage QB Craig Kusick and his favorite wide receivers Gary
 Compton and Alvin Ashley. Along with Kusick, the Mustangs will suit up a
 number of former Rampage players including FB/LB Les Barley, defensive
 specialist Raphael Ball, and kicker Remy Hamilton.
     The familiarity of these two rivals also extends to the opposing sideline.
 The Rampage's Dolezel and starting FB/LB Lincoln Coleman once donned the
 purple, teal and black Mustangs uniform, while Rampage skipper Michael Trigg
 coached the Mustangs for three seasons (1995-1997).
     TNN's Arena Football announcing team of former NFL defensive lineman John
 Jurkovic and veteran announcer Eli Gold will call the action live from the Van
 Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Current CBS NFL and NCAA college football
 sideline reporter Jill Arrington will serve as halftime host and sideline
 reporter.
 
 SOURCE  TNN