Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with this GrouponLive deal to see an Erie Explosion indoor football game at the Louis J. Tullio Arena. For $8, you get two tickets for Safety Zone seating in section 4, 10, 16, or 22 (a $16 value). Choose from the following games:
- Against the Western Pennsylvania Sting on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Eastern Kentucky Drillers on Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m.
- Against the Johnstown Generals on Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Cincinnati Commandos on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.<p>
Entering their first year in the United Indoor Football League, the Erie Explosion aim to make a dramatic first impression on the challenging Northern Conference under the leadership of head coach Shawn Liotta. Known throughout indoor football as an offensive mastermind with a completely addictive coffee-cake recipe, Liotta coached the team to a 94-touchdown 2011 season that racked up an average of 70 points per game in the Southern Indoor Football League. Quarterback Colton Hansen seizes his first chance as a starter after spending last year learning the position under SIFL MVP Adam DiMichele. Returning kicker J.R. Cipra brings the team a ball-booting precision that earned him a still-unbroken record for longest field goal at Ohio Northern, with the pigskin estimated to now be sailing somewhere over Indiana.
Among this season’s opponents, last year’s championship contestants Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Kentucky, fight to retain their dominance. Fellow league newcomers Cincinnati roll into the arena fresh off an undefeated 2011 season, a 23–1 record since the start of the 2010 season, and an ultimately refreshing week and a half locked in a sensory-deprivation tank.
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