DIARY: Team’s offensive line tackles town

Leave it to Arena Football to make pro wrestling seem downright tasteful.

Leave it to Arena Football to make pro wrestling seem downright tasteful.

Leave it to Arena Football to make pro wrestling seem downright

tasteful.



Hoping to rile up fans, the Los Angeles Avengers’ marketing minions got

a bit randy with a series of posters and billboards. A month or two ago,

signage appeared trumpeting the phrases:,’On April 9th (the date of the

Avengers’ first home game), a man will put his hands between another

man’s legs AND BARK LIKE A DOG’ and ’On April 9th, eight Oklahoma

tourists will be beaten in downtown Los Angeles.’



The Avengers weren’t named on any of the posters, leaving locals

confused and appalled. That’s fine as far as team spokesman John

Tamahana is concerned: ’In time, it will be revealed as a play on words.

We’re not naive enough to think that it’s not pushing the edge.’



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