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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:56 pm

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iamjacobm wrote:The Nighthawks are going to make Crouch official tomorrow and they signed Purify.


Today the Nighthawks announced that Purify is no longer on the roster.  On what I saw there was no details to why.


Purify is again a Nighthawk.  He was cut the first time and has been resigned.

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Postby Big E » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:33 pm

Wasn't he just the arena MVP or ROY or something?
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Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:47 pm

Big E wrote:Wasn't he just the arena MVP or ROY or something?

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Postby HskrFanMike » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:37 pm

Goalposts are up at TD Ameritrade Park.  It looks like they are not going to sod the infield, and will play on dirt.  That's somewhat unfortunate, but not unexpected considering the financial issues the league faces.

Based on Brad's last aerial photo of Rosenblatt, I swear they probably could reuse the sod they laid on the Rosenblatt infield.  That looks greener today than it did last fall.
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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:46 pm

Looks like they found their starter.

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Postby Linkin5 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:47 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Nighthawks sign Heisman winner Troy Smith

From the World Herald:
http://www.omaha.com/article/20110901/SPORTS/709019804/1001#nighthawks-sign-heisman-winner-troy-smith


Troy Smith has got to be the most forgettable Heisman trophy winner in the last 30 years.  I did a double take and had to think about it for a second when they said Heisman winner.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:05 pm

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skinzfan23 wrote:Nighthawks sign Heisman winner Troy Smith

From the World Herald:
http://www.omaha.com/article/20110901/SPORTS/709019804/1001#nighthawks-sign-heisman-winner-troy-smith


Troy Smith has got to be the most forgettable Heisman trophy winner in the last 30 years.  I did a double take and had to think about it for a second when they said Heisman winner.


That is pretty funny considering he technically has the 2nd most points of any Heisman winner in history.  OJ is first and Bush ended up with 1 more, but obviously doesn't have the award anymore.

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Postby Linkin5 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:28 pm

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skinzfan23 wrote:Nighthawks sign Heisman winner Troy Smith

From the World Herald:
http://www.omaha.com/article/20110901/SPORTS/709019804/1001#nighthawks-sign-heisman-winner-troy-smith


Troy Smith has got to be the most forgettable Heisman trophy winner in the last 30 years.  I did a double take and had to think about it for a second when they said Heisman winner.


That is pretty funny considering he technically has the 2nd most points of any Heisman winner in history.  OJ is first and Bush ended up with 1 more, but obviously doesn't have the award anymore.


Maybe its just me then.

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Postby ThatGuy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:10 pm

It's not just you.

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Postby Brad » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:04 pm

Steven Pivovar of the OWH said they are the only team in all of football with 2 Heisman winners on the same team.
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Postby Greg S » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:43 am

I guess I would have to say pretty forgettable too.  I just don't remember him being a "special" player.  I don't remember thinking he was unstoppable.

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Postby Brad » Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:19 pm

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Postby nebugeater » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:21 pm

Anyone hear how season ticket sales are or single game sales for the first game thur night?  There seems to be plenty of adds for selling tickets.  Since the game is two nights away, the first FB game in TDA and early in the season I would have thought this would have sold out already based on last year.
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Postby Brad » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:19 pm

They said last week that ticket sales were ahead of last year.

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Postby Brad » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:11 am

Game Day.  

I just looked on ticket master...  Best Available for a pair of tickets is 50 yard line, row 8.  Doesn't sound good for a sell out...
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Postby HskrFanMike » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:07 pm

Those are probably the best, most expensive seats, so I doubt those were in high demand.

I've heard they've sold over 13k season tickets, so I expect a crowd of 17k to 20k. Weather likely will hold down the walk-up crowd.
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Postby almighty_tuna » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:32 pm

HskrFanMike wrote:Weather likely will hold down the walk-up crowd.


Pffft. This is perfect football weather.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:06 pm

Looking at the city cams, it looks like there are quite a few people down there already, wish I was one of them.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:41 pm

Nighthawks lose 13-23 in front of 15,836.

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Postby almighty_tuna » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:41 am

We really lost it for ourselves.  I don't think Shottenheimer put anything out there that was defensively overwhelming by any means.  We had some good goal line stands and broke up a couple passes.  Offensively though...3 ints, dropped snaps and penalties? They Husker'd themselves.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:30 pm

Crouch had knee surgery today.

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Postby Brad » Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:48 pm

Omaha 33, Sacramento 30 - Nighthawks Win!
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Postby Brad » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:45 pm

Nighthawks drop another one tonight.  Bo Pelini was on the sideline too.
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Postby nebugeater » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:50 am

Looks like the UFL and the Omaha Knighthawks are done

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... title-gam/


The third — and likely final — UFL season arrived late.  And it’s leaving early. For this year and, possibly, for good.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league will announce today that the balance of the 2011 regular season has been scuttled, and that the championship game will be played on Friday, October 21.

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Postby Brad » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:43 pm

Wow, I didn't even realize I attended my last Nighthawks game last night...  Sad, I really enjoyed football in Omaha!
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Postby iamjacobm » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:38 pm

Brad wrote:Wow, I didn't even realize I attended my last Nighthawks game last night...  Sad, I really enjoyed football in Omaha!


It was fun while it lasted!

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Postby iamjacobm » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:35 pm

From Facebook.

Here is the preliminary UFL spin we are about to hear. UFL hopes to reach up to 8 teams for 2012, at least 6. This season was suspended to let two front runners play and save some money for 2012. Several new investors have interest in the UFL. Point is, we can only be sure of one thing, Destroyers vs Locos next Friday at the Plex.

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Postby almighty_tuna » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:43 pm

iamjacobm wrote:
Brad wrote:Wow, I didn't even realize I attended my last Nighthawks game last night...  Sad, I really enjoyed football in Omaha!


It was fun while it lasted!


Yeah it was. Ugh, this sucks.

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Postby iamjacobm » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:23 pm

Sacramento will come to Omaha to by the Nighthawks this Friday to finish the season.

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Postby Brad » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:43 am

iamjacobm wrote:Sacramento will come to Omaha to by the Nighthawks this Friday to finish the season.


Why?  I would be surprised to see anyone show up now?  Changing the date never helps.  Friday during the heart of High School Football season will hurt.  Finally the fact that everyone knows they will not be around next year isn't going to help either.

I will be across the street watching UNO Maverick Hockey!
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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:17 pm

It would be nice to see a sell out for their last game in Omaha, but I agree with you Brad, with all the other events going on (Maverick hockey, high school footballs final week) it would be hard to imagine many at the game.

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Postby Omababe » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:18 pm

I feel really bad for the Nighthawks! So much potential!

Lesson learned: Don't start a professional football league during a recession.

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Postby Greg S » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:36 pm

Minor league football is a tough sell at anytime, a recession is even worse.  It's just tough for them to compete with colleges and the NFL.

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Postby Brad » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:55 pm

Nighthawks loose in overtime to end the season.
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Postby jessep28 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:09 pm

Brad wrote:Nighthawks loose in overtime to end the season.


Unless the UFL can get their finances sorted out by next year, this very well could have been the last Nighthawks game.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:24 pm

Nighthawks lose 19-25 in front of 10,123.

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Postby almighty_tuna » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:16 am

There were some great moments in tonight's game. It really is unfortunate that the season's over and we didn't come away with a home win.  I truly hope that the Nighthawks will be back next season.

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Postby iamjacobm » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:29 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Nighthawks lose 19-25 in front of 10,123.


More than I thought would show.

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Postby HskrFanMike » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:14 pm

Was that a paid attendance? Although I saw a lot of people wandering around downtown, the parking lots seemed awfully empty considering there were both hockey and football going on.
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