Like flying south for the winter, football involves complicated formations, reliance on a group leader, and eternal optimism that perseverance will be rewarded with an extra bag of complimentary peanuts. Watch pigskins soar with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one ticket to a San Diego Thunder game (a $20 value). Choose from the following options:
• June 18 against the Norwalk Cowboys (Inaugural UDFL Hall of Fame Game)
• July 9 against the San Diego Stallions
• July 16 against the Valley Predators
All home games are played at the historical Balboa Stadium at 7 p.m.
The San Diego Thunder charges the passions of pigskin fans with electric games played in a supportive, family-friendly atmosphere. As the players reach toward the national championship this season, they'll have to tackle a trove of teams intent on blocking their path with athletic skill and hard to sequence Tetris shapes. On June 18, the inaugural UDFL Hall of Fame Game will pit the Thunder against the Norwalk Cowboys, who are expected to ride into town on horses, one of which will channel the voice of Allan "Rocky" Lane to announce the 2011 inductees into the Thunder Hall of Fame come halftime. The Thunder will go to battle against cross-town rivals the San Diego Stallions on July 9, and then the recently established Valley Predators on July 16. All games are played at the historical Balboa Stadium, a former venue for the San Diego Chargers that seats more than 3,000 wave detonators.
The players of the San Diego Thunder are a consistent force in their community, contributing efforts and time to improving San Diego County as part of their participation with the team. Support for the team allows its members to continue to participate in youth-intervention programs and to lend their charitable services, such as collapsing tents with a 3-4 blitz.