Football, or “pigskin,” originally a pork byproduct, has become America’s most popular pork-relating pastime after recently topping baseball—a byproduct of sausage races. Commemorate sport’s other meat with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two general-admission adult tickets to a Dayton Flyers home football game at Welcome Stadium (a $20 value). Choose between the following games:
- Against the Davidson Wildcats on Saturday, October 15, at 1 p.m.
- Against the San Diego Toreros on Saturday, November 5, at 1 p.m.<p>
Having soared to the midpoint of their 2011 season with three hard-fought victories, the Dayton Flyers look to continue their ascent in the Pioneer Football League standings by defending their home turf at Welcome Stadium. The team moved to the NCAA I-AA mid-major level in 1993, earning a reputation for excellence with the second-best winning percentage in NCAA FCS football since the turn of the century and a stockpile of 11 Pioneer Football League championships to its name. Head Coach Rick Chamberlin leads the squadron of gridiron giants, frantically waving a traffic-control wand to direct footballs safely into the hands of his receivers. Redshirt freshman quarterback Will Bardo pilots the offense in his first year of action, locking onto top-tier targets such as senior wide receiver Luke Bellman. Team captain and defensive end Devon Langhorst holds down the other side of the ball, distracting quarterbacks from their play calls with fascinating anecdotes about fellow Daytonians and team namesakes Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Though its name implies hospitality, the 11,000-seat Welcome Stadium has a dastardly tendency to kick its on-the-field visitors to the curb. Ticketholders will experience no such maltreatment and can join the student fan base—known as the Red Scare for their crimson-hued body paint and frightening clown noses—in cheering on their beloved Flyers to victory.