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L.A. KISS start 1-0

For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, pro football has returned to Los Angeles.  And while it’s not NFL football, it’s a team named for soon-to-be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS.

The L.A. KISS recently launched their official existence with a 41-38 win over the San Antonio Talons, with linebacker Beau Bell winning the defensive player of the week award.  (They play defense in the AFL?)

I’ve already marked the calendar for Saturday, May 17, when the L.A. KISS travel to Pittsburgh for a game against the Power.  And I’ve marked the calendar for August 24, when the real KISS returns to Pittsburgh on their 40th anniversary tour.

None of this means we’ll be expanding our coverage to include the Arena Football League, but from time to time we’ll be keeping tabs on the L.A. KISS.

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34 Responses to “L.A. KISS start 1-0”
  1. buccaneerjeremy says: Mar 19, 2014 9:03 PM

    Being a KISS fan & living in the Los Angeles Area all I can think of is with this team “I want to Rock N Roll All Night & Party Everyday….” I so stoked that These guys own the team as well…..I’m sure it will be a great event every game!

  2. reptar310 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:12 PM

    Build an NFL stadium at Hollywood Park please.

    -Los Angeles football fans

  3. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 19, 2014 9:15 PM

    Um, okay?

  4. richkotitte says: Mar 19, 2014 9:19 PM

    I’m sure L.A. will lose this team too, this is KISS after all , so they belong in……?

    Detroit-Rock City!!

  5. zack2482 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:19 PM

    Huge Kiss fan! Congrats!

  6. chiadam says: Mar 19, 2014 9:22 PM


  7. raiderapologist says: Mar 19, 2014 9:23 PM

    Florio is a homer.

  8. jets13 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:25 PM

    41-38, “they play defense in the AFL?”

    ahhh, that score is more common in the NFL than you’d like to think Florio.

  9. ytownjoe says: Mar 19, 2014 9:27 PM

    I’ve seen the uniforms. The other team was terrified.

  10. babych99 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:33 PM

    Kiss = Way overrated band.

  11. lowercasejay says: Mar 19, 2014 9:34 PM

    Went to my for AFL game Monday night. Such a good time
    and really fan friendly.

  12. joelvis72 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:45 PM

    Who’s that old lady standing behind Paul Stanley?

  13. longsufferingbillsfan says: Mar 19, 2014 9:46 PM

    41-38 is a defensive struggle in the AFL.

  14. anicra says: Mar 19, 2014 9:46 PM

    Wonder if they have a “Love gun” formation

  15. csilojohnson says: Mar 19, 2014 9:48 PM

    KISS sucks.

  16. sickoe47 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:51 PM

    Their not from LA,they play in Orange county.the anaheim kiss from los angeles.

  17. fafaflunky says: Mar 19, 2014 9:53 PM

    kiss sucks

  18. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 19, 2014 9:56 PM

    Pro Variety Football Talk.

  19. dannymac17 says: Mar 19, 2014 9:57 PM

    i tried to get into Arena ball with the Avengers.

    Just didnt feel right. I play soccer but would never play indoor. Some sports belong outside (or in their respective domes)

    just seems weird to me. I tried. Oh well.

  20. spfootballfan says: Mar 19, 2014 9:58 PM

    it was kind of a sloppy game. San Antonio had no reason to be in that game. It’s the equivalent of barely squeaking out a win against Jacksonville. SA has a career backup in Mitch Mustain as their starter. Beau Bell has been a fantastic defensive player and really solidified the perennial playoff Spokane Shock before heading to Los Angeles. The game was truly won by kenny spencer. Kenny Spencer and reigning kicker of the year Garrett Lindholm put on a kicking clinic, went a combined 10 of 10 on PATs, the only difference coming from the game winning 35 yarder by Kenny Spencer, a long kick in the AFL. LA got an ugly win, they really have to show something this week against Orlando to impress the frontrunners of that conference.

  21. stunzeed5 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:07 PM

    How did Colt Brennan do? Oh wait, he’s the answer to the inevitable trivia question, “who is the only QB in history to be cut from 4 leagues without taking ONE game day snap?”

  22. jacobslatter says: Mar 19, 2014 10:11 PM

    I was made for lovin’ you, baby, you were made for lovin’ me… Knights In Service to Satan have been a karaoke act since the mid 90’s.

  23. dirtdawg54 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:15 PM

    Beau Bell. Another good use of a draft pick by the Browns.

  24. zack2482 says: Mar 19, 2014 10:20 PM

    Overrated bands don’t last 40 years, just saying……and make a huge mark on pop culture.

  25. beerbudsnbevo says: Mar 19, 2014 10:20 PM

    I’ll tell you this…

    If Justin Beiber buys a team and they kick Kiss’s teams butt…

    It’s definitely a sign of the apocalypse

  26. wtfchiefs says: Mar 19, 2014 10:40 PM

    Every year the L.A. Kiss will tout that year as it’s final “farewell season” and dupe millions of face painting nerds in their “Kiss Army” to buy overpriced tickets in addition to;

    action figures, comic books, shirts, hats, socks, furniture, cologne, camping sets, wine, lip balm, condoms, cereal, coffins.

    Yes, Kiss actually has actually had all of those for sale. In fact, the only thing they can’t make to put up for sale is good music.

  27. raiders4ever says: Mar 19, 2014 10:51 PM

    but who cares

  28. arcaero says: Mar 19, 2014 11:13 PM

    KISS was a bad garage band in 1980, who rode the coattails of AC-DC. The only thing that allowed them to succeed was makeup and a long tongue. They are bunch of vaudevillian, oversexed, no talent, squawking, 2 chord wannabes. KISS is not music, it is commercialized narcissism. They have and always will SUCK.

    Now they are riding the coattails of Def Leppard, ruining a really good band’s 2014 summer tour.

  29. hurricanegrabowski says: Mar 19, 2014 11:17 PM

    KISS isn’t even a band. They don’t play music, they produce a product.

  30. emil4423 says: Mar 19, 2014 11:29 PM

    Clown sh*t

  31. stevemo says: Mar 19, 2014 11:33 PM

    It’s sort of disappointing that the blog doesn’t follow alternative pro leagues, Florio. Was the name of this site only picked because you already sold the logical alternative?

  32. TheWizard says: Mar 20, 2014 3:15 AM

    I find kiss more offensive than the term “redskins”

  33. vicvinegar00 says: Mar 20, 2014 5:19 AM

    Enough already. I like Alive! and Creatures of the Night as much as the next guy, but Paul and Gene are just not likeable anymore.

  34. steelerfan9598 says: Mar 20, 2014 7:10 AM

    Should be the L.A. Destroyers. Get up and get your Grandma outta here!

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