I see the United Football League is ready to pump up the pigskin and begin its inaugural season with one of four teams located in Las
Vegas. The first game is set for Oct. 8.
That means only one thing: The deathwatch has begun.
Las Vegas is the Roach Motel for oddball, minor-league sports franchises. Teams check in, but they don’t check out.
The list is long, but suffice to say not even a blind bookmaker would place odds on the UFL prospering here in the desert.
But, hey, good luck anyway to the, uh, Las Vegas Locomotives.
I’d like a dollar for every time a sports writer uses the “derailed” and “off the track” metaphors in the coming weeks.
And, really, how can the Las Vegas team fail with this partial roster?
Pos. Player College
TE Bergen, Adam Lehigh
OG Boone, Jason Utah
DT Bryant, Wendell Wisconsin
LB Butler, Ezra Nevada
OG Davis, Frank South Florida
OT Joyce, Brandon Illinois State
WR Kircus, David Grand Valley State
NT Kolodziej, Ross Wisconsin
LB Lehman, Teddy Oklahoma
DT Long, Gabe Utah
LB Moore, Brandon Oklahoma
LB Palmer, Ronnie Arizona
QB Rattay, Tim Louisiana Tech
RB Thompson, Tyson San Jose State
WR Thurman, Andrae Arizona
DB Turnbull, Nick Florida International
LB Toal, Brian Boston College
RB Whitehead, Terrance Oregon
CB Williams, Chaz LA Monroe