LOS ANGELES KISS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED FOUR FREE AGENTS HEADING INTO RIVALRY MATCH-UP AGAINST LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS
LA KISS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED JOE CLANCY, SHAINE BOYLE,
AUSTIN FRANKLIN AND JT GILMORE
Los Angeles, CA (April 30th, 2015) – The Los Angeles KISS made moves to their roster this week by signing four free agents as they head into their rivalry match-up against the Las Vegas Outlaws on Monday, May 4th at 7:30pm at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The LA KISS hopes these moves will give their roster a boost so they can even the 3 game series at 1-1.
With QB Adrian McPherson on the sidelines nursing an injury, the LA KISS looked to add depth to the quarterback position with the assignment of Joe Clancy. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Clancy played college football at Merrimack College where he became the first player in the Northeast-10 Conference history to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a single-season.
The LA KISS offense got another boost at the wide receiver position with the addition of ex-St. Louis Ram Austin Franklin. The 5-foot-11, 189-pounder collected 160 receptions for 2,439 yards and 19 touchdowns over his three-year career as a standout player at New Mexico State. His deep threat ability will help open the field and also complement star wide receiver, Donovan Morgan.
The LA KISS also added to the secondary with the assignment of DB Shaine Boyle. The 5-foot-11 speedster stacks up at 185 pounds and perfected his craft at Faulkner University in Alabama.
The last of the bunch is linebacker JT Gilmore who started his 2015 AFL rookie season with the Arizona Rattlers. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Gilmore signed as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011 with the Minnesota Vikings. Gilmore played three seasons at Division II Western Oregon before transferring to NAIA member Southern Oregon for his senior season.
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ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES KISS:
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, two of the greatest showmen of all time, brought pro football to Los Angeles with the formation of Los Angeles KISS. In just one year, LA KISS has become a phenomenon by taking the KISS mentality and applying it to a sports team. LA KISS represents the fusion of entertainment and sports like no other brand and delivers an all-encompassing in-game experience that is second to none. LA KISS ownership combines over 40 years of success in both entertainment, sports and business. The leadership team looks to challenge and redefine the term “sports entertainment” by applying the KISS mentality to everything they do. For more information, visit lakissfootball.com or follow the team on Facebook, facebook.com/lakissfootball, Twitter, twitter.com/LAKISS_AFL or Instagram, instagram.com/lakissfootball.
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football has showcased their fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. Twelve regular season games will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, while more than 80 games will be delivered on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network. For the first time, each round of the AFL postseason games will also be televised on ESPN networks, including ArenaBowl XXVIII, which will air on Saturday, August 29th at 8PM EST on ESPN.
Current WWE World Champion and former UFC Champion Brock Lesnar has signed a new multi-year WWE Contract. This announcement comes just days before he is scheduled to defend the WWE Championship against Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 31.
Many insiders had predicted that Lesnar would lose the title this weekend and then walk right into the UFC Octagon. Lesnar announced on ESPN’s Sport’s Center that he was done with UFC.
“Last night, old Vince (McMahon) put the offer on the table that I could not refuse,” Lesnar said in the sit-down interview.
“I am officially closing the door on MMA,” Lesnar said as ESPN flashed a headline on the screen reading: “Brock Lesnar rules out returning to MMA. Will remain with WWE.”
TLC came and went with a whimper this past sunday night, with only a few real high points on an otherwise unimportant ppv. However, that does not mean the night wasn’t entertaining. Although some of the gimmick matches were a little hokey (looking at you, chairs and stairs), the added violence always increases interest. Lets get down to who came out of this show looking good, and who came out looking weak.
In his first singles ppv match of his career, Luke Harper absolutely killed it, despite losing the IC title in his first major defence. Harper took some pretty impressive bumps and was cut open, showing WWE fans why he was so popular on the indie circuits.
Dolph got a loud pop from the hometown cloud here in Cleveland, even wearing some custom trunks with the OG Cleveland Browns mascot doing the Johnny Manziel “Money” sign. The way he bumped around the ring with the ladder was very similar to Shawn Michaels. Besides going over and taking the IC title back, he effectively made Luke Harper look like the bad guy in a horror movie. Like he seems to do every time we see him, Ziggler stole the show.
This guy doesn’t stop being funny to me. When he did the handstand in the corner while the Uso’s had The Miz in a vertical suplex, I laughed out loud. He is so good at this gimmick that it makes you very hopeful that it will have a good payoff when him and The Miz finally split up. That being said, the WWE doesn’t have a good track record for this stuff, so don’t be surprised if he’s dressed like a bunny or something next month.
Not only did the dude have a TV magically blow up in his face, he put his body through hell in his second ppv main event match in three months. He came out as the loser, as he seems to usually do in big matches, but for some reason it doesn’t seem to matter with this guy.
I know wins and losses don’t matter too much, but I just think having your newest babyface lose in his first big singles match is a poor decision, especially in such clean fashion. We’ll see how they book him over the next few weeks, but this was not a good night for the former Wyatt family member.
It remains to be seen whether or not the demise of The Authority is gonna help or hinder Seth Rollins, but right now he is looking pretty directionless. A match with John Cena on a pay per view is normally a big deal, but this match felt very secondary despite Cena’s number one contendership being kind of on the line. Plus, Cena got past Rollins despite numerous interferences from J & J Security, making Rollins look a tad weak in the process. I still have high hopes for Rollins come Mania season, but right now is a bit of a lull in his breakout year.
I’m not quite sure what could help Ryback here in his second babyface run, but a chairs match with Corporate Kane is definitely not the answer. Chairs matches are pretty much the DMV of gimmick matches, as in nobody likes them.
When Reigns got hurt in September, there had become a growing consensus amongst a certain sect of the WWE Universe that he was lacking a few things, most notably wrestling and mic skills. I figured the time off would be a great time for them to tweak his character, but so far it seems like they never even thought of that.
The NBA came down hard on Donald Sterling and for all the right reasons. Sterling made some racsist comments to his reported girlfriend. The organization took a huge step forward in banning Sterling for life from the NBA as well as finning him $2.5 million!
“The hateful opinions voiced by that of the man [on the tape] are those of Donald Sterling,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said. “…I’m personally distraught the views expressed by Mr. Sterling came from within an institution that has historically taken such a leadership role in matters of race relations.”
The NBA will also look into forcing Sterling to sell the team. Good for the NBA!
Well, he started from the bottom now he’s hosting the ESPY’s.
ESPN announced last week that rapper Drake will be hosting the EPSY’s. I dont know what qualifies him to be hosting th EPSY’s, but he is.
According to those close to the deal, ESPN enjoyed Drake hosting SNL and thought “Why Not?”. It’ll be interesting to see.
With the biggest game of the NFL year out of the way, it’s time to think who really won during the SuperBowl. While the SeaHawks walked away with the championship trophy and the Broncos got their butt handed to them, it was Bruno Mars who truly won the SuperBowl.
The CommercialBowl (as I called yesterday) was mediocre at best, Bruno Mars proved to be the most entertaining 20 minutes of the entire evening. Personally, I took a nap after the half time show. Not because the H/T show was boring, but because the game put me to sleep.
Check out Bruno Mar’s entire performance below featuring the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
By David Jones
NEWARK, N.J., Sept 8 (Reuters) – Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars was named on Sunday as the headliner for the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl.
Mars and his band, The Hooligans, were introduced before hundreds of screaming fans at the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast, which was held live from Times Square in New York City to kick off the first full weekend of professional football.
“It’s just an honor,” Mars said. “We just got off tour so being able to come to New York City and announce this right now is incredible. We’re celebrating, we’re celebrating for sure.”
The National Football League says the Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched music event in the world. It says more than 110.5 million viewers saw last year’s show featuring R&B superstar Beyonce.
Next year, Super Bowl XLVIII will be held on Feb. 2 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Mars, 27, whose style ranges from pop to reggae, will join a roster of music legends who have headlined the Super Bowl halftime show, including Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Madonna.
Asked if he planned any surprises, Mars said: “It’s five months from now, so I got a couple of phone calls to make.”
The Hawaiian born singer, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, is a 14-time Grammy nominee and has sold more than 115 million singles worldwide.
He is currently on a 91-city tour, a statement from the National Football League said.
Billboard magazine says Mars scored his first five No. 1 hits on the ‘Hot 100’ chart faster than any male recording artist since Elvis Presley. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg and David Brunnstrom)
Carly Rae Jepsen looks great in a baseball jersey, but she shouldnt actually be playing the game. Check out the video and tell me what you think. I say, at least she looks hot throwing the ball.
Dennis Rodman is already planning his next trip back to North Korea, TMZ has learned … and his goal … Rodman wants to broker lasting peace between the United States and the DPRK.
Rodman’s publicist tells TMZ, for all The Worm’s life accomplishments — the Basketball Hall of Fame, rebounding records, defensive player awards — the NBA legend says securing peace between Kim Jong-un and Barack Obama would be his greatest honor. Ya think?
The rep says Rodman wants to use his newly-minted friendship with Kim Jong-un to set the stage for a peace deal, convincing the dictator to engage in talks with Obama. He plans to return to North Korea in the next 6 months to host another kids basketball clinic.
And when he goes back — Rodman will be a LOT more careful about calling Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung “great leaders” … in fact, he wants to apologize for making the comment in the first place.
According to the rep, Rodman regrets complimenting the former dictators without fully understanding the extent of their human rights violations. The rep says Rodman is deeply sorry for offending anyone.
Who’da thunk … diplomacy might be in Rodman’s future after all.