Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Going Back To Cali

Time for our weekly recap/preview of our Wildcat Alumni that are working hard in the Indoor/Europe leagues. If any of you ‘Cats are in the area of where these teams are playing be sure to sport your Linfield gear and get to the game. Granted it may be tough to catch a Rhein Fire game but we do have a Linfield fan in outter Mongolia.

It will be a great day in the Valley.

Our Boise Burn made a huge comeback last Saturday night vs the Bakersfield Blitz. Down 42-26 at half the Burn clamped down on the Blitz in the second half only surrendering a measly 13 points in the 69-55 comeback win. The Victory moves our Burn on top of the AF2’s American Conference West Division at 4-1.

Boise gets rewarded with a return trip back to California as they face off with the Central Valley Coyotes (2-3). The ‘Yotes had a tough one last week as they did the honor of breaking the Everett Hawks winless streak. You have to figure that CV will be antsy to make up for such a blunder.

“If we bring the intensity like we had in the 2nd half of last week’s game then we’ll be fine” stated former Linfield All-American/Boise starting Safety Brandon Hazenberg. Casey Allen continues to rack up touchdown as he caught 3 more this past week. I continue to avoid talking with Casey in fear that we speaking might evoke bad karma onto #8. I don’t want that hanging over my head.

The Burn and ‘Yotes hook up 7pm (PST) at Selland Arena in Fresno.

Devils drop the hammer on Rhein

The Rhein File just got crushed in all different ways this past week by the Hamburg Sea Devils(34-9). The Fire coaching staff has basically put the ball in Cody Pickett’s hands for the remainder of the season. The Cowboy rewarded with staff with his first TD pass of the year and has become the master of the check down.

However I can’t blame the Cowboy too much for his lack of production. The Fire has a terrible offensive line and zero playmakers at WR.

Meanwhile, Brett Elliott has been relegated to mop up duty. At this point he's getting part of the 4th quarter to try to pull a rabbit out of his hat. Here’s hoping the staff will give BE a chance to prove his worth.

The road doesn't get easier as the Fire will pair off with the 3-1 Frankfurt Galaxy this Saturday.

Alaska Wild losses…..but shows some sign of life.

The Intense Football League's Alaska Wild are still winless but they mustered up some offense in their 47-53 lost to the Katy (Tx) Ruff Riders (2-1). The Wild’s quarterback David Short was finally able to get the ball to former Linfield standout, Thomas Ford, and T. Ford reciprocated with a team leading 81-yards on six catches.

The Wild head back to Texas as they match up with the Corpus Christi Hammerheads (3-1). My advice to David Short is to get T. Ford the ball as much as possible.

Carter on the loose

It sounds like George Carter will be in action (for real) this Friday night as the Tri-Cities Fever (3-2) makes a big road trip to Wisconsin to hook horns with the Green Bay Blizzard (2-3). Carter may want to take his 2004 DIII title ring out to Green Bay so he can show it off to Blizzard WR and former UW-LAX standout Scott Burnoski. Linfield put a slapping on Burnoski’s Eagles during the second round of the 2004 DIII playoffs (52-14) so I’m sure he’s looking for any chance to beat a Wildcat.

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Rhein Fire: Yikes.

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