With the NFL six days in to a non-lockout lockout and with no end to the negotiations in sight, football has not completely gone away.
The AFL season begins this weekend, and the league has issued (for the first time, we think) a preseason coaches’ poll.
At No. 1 are the Spokane Shock, the defending champions from 2010. They received 12 of 16 votes.
The rest of the ten teams who made it are the San Jose SaberCats (two first-place votes), the Orlando Predators (three), the Philadelphia Soul (one), the Jacksonville Sharks, the Arizona Rattlers, the Chicago Rush, the Cleveland Gladiators, the Pittsburgh Power, and the New Orleans VooDoo.
I’ll be taking Florio Jr. to a Power game at the new Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Maybe, if I squint, they’ll look like the Steelers. Or the Penguins.
Or the Pirates.