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 Oklahoma Defenders indoor football game at The Pavilion at Expo Square. For $11, you get two tickets for white seating (a $22 value). Choose between the following games:
- Against Council Bluffs Express on Saturday, March 31, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Sioux City Bandits on Saturday, April 21, at 7:05 p.m.<p>
As the American Professional Football League’s newest team, the Oklahoma Defenders rumble onto the field at Expo Square Pavilion determined to mark their territory with bone-jolting hits, soaring touchdowns, and graceful pirouettes after each successful play. Over the past several months, local gridiron heroes have trickled into the Defenders’ locker room following arduous tryouts and contract signings, including former NFL defensive back Bobby Blackshire and former Tulsa Hurricane Jamad Williams. Head coach Derek Rasmussen will draw from his experience as an Arena League quarterback to design plays that are both bewildering to opposing defenses and thrilling to fans, who can track the dashing indoor action during a pair of early-season bouts.
In addition to keeping the city safe from local super villain Ghostly Spectre, the Defenders have made their presence known throughout the Tulsa community by partnering with programs around the city to help kids lead healthy and active lifestyles.
When the Tulsa Talons bolted for San Antonio in 2011, the city lacked a professional indoor football team for the first time in more than a decade. That didn’t last long, however. The Oklahoma Defenders promptly filled the role in 2012, playing their inaugural season as part of the American Football League. In 2013, the team left the AFL to join the Champions Professional Indoor Football League. The move to the CPIFL was complemented by the addition of radio broadcasts of every game, letting fans listen in whenever a big tackle is made or the opposing coaches settle a tie by jousting each other atop offensive linemen. At their games, Defenders keep fans pumped up with plenty of off-the-field entertainment, including appearances from mustached mascot Billie the Regulator.