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Please Come Home For Christmas

Friday, December 19, 2008

I love, love, love, Jon's version of this song. And the video?! OMG, please tell me, who wouldn't want to trade places with Cindy Crawford in this video? In a heartbeat I would I tell ya, in a heartbeat.


Holiday Video...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My local radio station (yes I said radio, I do not have XM/Sirius in my car) has been playing this song and I just today found the video on youtube and I thought I would share. The DJ at said radio station wrote the song. I got a good chuckle out of it and I hope you do too. Enjoy!


Philadelphia Soul...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

From the Philadelphia Soul website

15/12/2008 15:52


PHILADELPHIA – December 15, 2008 – The Philadelphia Soul, in response to the Arena Football League’s decision to suspend play for the 2009 season, today outlined plans with its coaches and staff, and made available procedures for fans that already purchased tickets to receive refunds.

“We are disappointed that we will not be playing in the 2009 season, but we agree with and support the need for the Arena Football League to take this time to strengthen its financial foundation to ensure long-term success,” said the Philadelphia Soul President Ron Jaworski. “We are very proud of the achievements of the Philadelphia Soul over the last five seasons of ownership, and we remain committed to defending the Arena Bowl Championship title in 2010.”

Earlier today, the Arena Football League announced that its owners had voted to suspend play for the 2009 season, opting to focus their efforts on strengthening the league for 2010 and beyond. The owners agreed that by implementing long-term structural and financial improvements, the league will be able to expand its unique brand of football to more fans in the future.

Philadelphia Soul fans who have already purchased tickets for the 2009 season will receive full refunds. Each season ticket holder will be contacted by a Soul representative and more information will become available on the website for fans with questions. Fans with any other questions that are not answered on the site are encouraged to call the Soul at 215-636-0421 extension 197, leave a message and a Soul representative will return their call within two days.

Philadelphia Soul coaches and staff were notified today of the suspension of play for the 2009 season. “We have a very talented group of associates, and we are sorry to see them go,” acting General Manager Paul Korzilius said. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with many of them again next season.”

The Philadelphia Soul were the 2008 National Conference and Arena Bowl Champions and finished the season with a 16-3 record. The Soul celebrated their fifth anniversary season in 2008 with a 59-56 win over the San Jose SaberCats in the Virgin Mobile ArenaBowl XXII. The Soul drew a total of 131,817 fans last season, their largest number since the inaugural 2004 season, averaging 16,477 fans a game.

The Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation, though an extension of the community service agenda of the Philadelphia Soul, is an independent 501(c)(3) charity and will continue to operate despite the suspended season. While the AFL works towards its solutions to its financial concerns, the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation will continue to work on solutions to the issues of poverty and homelessness to which they are dedicated.


AFL 2009 Season Canceled

Monday, December 15, 2008

Well, it's true. They did it. The season is canceled. Damn...
Here's the story from ESPN...

NEW YORK -- The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season Monday pending an agreement with its players union. The decision throws the future of the 22-year-old league into question just days after it said next season had not been suspended.

The AFL's owners voted against playing next year during a conference call Sunday night. It was unclear what had changed since the league issued a statement Wednesday night that said the 2009 season had not been suspended "despite rumors and reports to the contrary."

The league said in Monday's statement it was "developing a long-term plan to improve its economic model."

"Every owner in the AFL is strongly committed to the league, the game, and, most importantly, the fans," acting commissioner Ed Policy said in a statement. "Owners, however, recognize that, especially in light of the current unprecedented economic climate, the AFL, as a business enterprise, needs to be restructured if it is to continue to provide its unique brand of this affordable, fan-friendly sport."

Last week's statement came after a meeting of the league's board of directors and did not say the AFL definitely would play next year.

The AFL's woes come at a time when the world of sports, once thought to be largely recession-proof, has felt the economic chill. The NFL has said it would cut 150 jobs, while the NBA and NASCAR also have laid off dozens of workers. The NHL is in a hiring freeze while the Internet operation for Major League Baseball also has trimmed positions.

The AFL had been in limbo for weeks. With rumors swirling about its viability, the 16-team league delayed indefinitely the start of free agency, the release of next season's schedule and a dispersal draft to award players from the defunct New Orleans Voodoo.

The AFL has not selected a permanent replacement for longtime commissioner David Baker, who abruptly resigned from the 22-year-old league two days before the ArenaBowl in July.

"These are trying economic times," rocker Jon Bon Jovi, co-owner of the ArenaBowl champion Philadelphia Soul, said in a statement. "The revamping will ensure that the AFL continues to provide value to its fans and not only survives but thrives in the years to come."

Jim Renacci, the Columbus Destroyers' co-owner and vice chairman of the AFL executive committee, will lead the restructuring process.

Since November 2007, the AFL's board of directors has been looking into various ways to bolster the league's finances.

"Although it is disappointing to suspend the 2009 season, the Arena Football League and its owners feel it is essential to reevaluate the current business model to ensure the livelihood of the AFL in the future," Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, co-owner of the Colorado Crush, said in a statement.

ESPN has a minor, nonmanagement financial interest in the AFL.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


Arena Football?

In my Google Alerts I found articles stating that Arena Football has canceled the 2009 season. The Goddess posted an article on her blog this morning too. So, being curious about all the rumors that have been flying around, I went right to the Arena Football website (Arena Football) to find out what was what. This is what I found...

Board of Directors does not suspend 2009 season

Courtesy: Arena Football League Release: 12/10/2008

NEW YORK – Despite rumors and reports to the contrary, the Arena Football League Board of Directors has not suspended the 2009 season at this time. The Board met via conference call this evening.

The Board will continue to meet regularly to examine any and all long-term structural improvement options for the AFL.

I think I'll wait and see what comes this week before I decide to be disappointed.


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