Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Big week for four former greats

Man, talk about a big week for former Wildcats Brandon Hazenberg (’05), Casey Allen (’05), Brett Elliott (’05), and Thomas Ford (’04). All four are going to be taking part in big games this week and we’re here to give you the skinny/update on what is what.

Burn looks to strain a quad on Friday.

Touched base with Brandon Hazenberg today about his Boise Burn’s away game at Quad City vs the 2-0 Steamwheelers (Friday, April 13th).

“On paper they look damn good” said Haze when talking about the ‘Wheelers QB and WR’s combo. ‘Wheeler WR Kris Peters is leading the AFL2 in scoring and is #1 in rec. yards per game. It sounds like Linfield’s former utility great has his work cut out for him at his safety position but I’m sure Brandon will make the big play when it counts.

I did forget to ask him about spiking the ball after his TD in the opening week vs Louisville. You get a wheel if you break out the spike at Linfield but I don’t think the AFL2 frowns on EZ fun. I’m looking forward to seeing what Casey Allen has planned for his first trip in the end zone this season.

The Butcher is open for business

Brett Elliott will get see his first NFL Europe action this Saturday (April 14th) as the Fire will hook up with the Berlin Thunder. The NFL network will be airing the game Saturday starting at 8pm. If your cable network doesn’t carry the NFL Network then you’re a sucker. Damn channel is the greatest network ever. Eat that Food Network! We’ll have the DVR rolling and bring you highlights of BE the following week on

Alaska Wild opens at home

Thomas Ford will be playing a big part in the Alaska Wild’s inaugural game in the intense football league tomorrow night (Thursday, April 12). The Wild take on first timers in the Frisco Thunder. I’m sure the buzz in Anchorage is big right now. Can T.Ford bring home another National Title? He already has a NCAA title (2004) and a National Indoor Football League title (Tri-Cities-2005). It wouldn’t surprise me to see T. Ford be the glue in another winner.

As far as I know George Carter is still on the IR

AFL2’s Tri-Cities Fever will look to bounce back from their opening day defeat in their home opener vs the Bakersfield Blitz. George Carter should still be on the shelf with a bad ankle and that is not good news for the fever. Not only is George a tough dude to catch off the field but he’s a hell of a deep ball threat.

Check back with us tomorrow as I bring you a report on the progress of Linfield’s spring football workouts and on Friday we’ll post up the second edition of “The Red and Purple Interview” as we talk with former Linfield standout DE Kelley Bertrand (’04).

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