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Toledo Bullfrogs

So who is really going to go see a game. Just curious on what other people think about this minor league arena football team.

created by justphillips on Nov 25, 2008 at 10:18:18 pm     Comments: 20

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I might go to a game or two just to check it out. I've seen it on TV, though, and it doesn't look very promising. If the tickets are cheap enough, it might be a fun thing to take the kid to.

Oddly enough, I love the name. Go figure that I hate the Walleye name, but will probably go to more hockey games than I will football.

posted by TheTalentedMrC on Nov 25, 2008 at 10:37:04 pm     #  

either way, Hopefully it will be good for Toledo and downtown

posted by jim30529 on Nov 25, 2008 at 11:47:27 pm     #  

I like the name, can't figure it being a huge success, but I hope the best for it.

posted by hockeyfan on Nov 26, 2008 at 12:39:36 am     #  

I'm open-minded about it. I don't know much about arena football ... I guess the rules and play style are different from what I'm used to watching?

OK I just went looking for a "study guide" of sorts for people like me! Here's the Wikipedia entry for arena football:

posted by jmleong on Nov 26, 2008 at 03:37:49 am     #  

Went to buy season tickets the other day when they went on sale, and the idiots will only sell you a seat for a full season of hockey and football. You can't buy just football. sucks. So, until they sell just the football tickets, count me out.

posted by ShonuffisDead on Nov 26, 2008 at 06:35:01 am     #  

That is retarded that you need to get both. Arena Football is fun, and Toledoans should embrace having another sports team in town. However, it seems most really don't care for anything new.

posted by JustaSooner on Nov 26, 2008 at 01:14:16 pm     #  

Hockey sucks? You won't buy tickets for something you want to watch(football) because you think hockey sucks, might just be the reason the football team might not work out.

If you can afford it, buy the tickets, post the games you don't want to use and maybe someone will buy them and spare you the agony of watching one of the fastest, most talented demanding sports in the world.

I agree that forcing you to buy something you have no interest in stinks, but I'm a hockey fan and I'd even consider going to watch arena football to be supportive.

posted by hockeyfan on Nov 26, 2008 at 02:28:38 pm     #  

We'll probably go to many, my husband can't wait. He loves arena football.

posted by tm2 on Nov 26, 2008 at 03:41:49 pm     #  

Hey Hockey fan, you buy the season tickets, and I will pay for the football tickets, and you can have all the hockey tickets. Sound good.

posted by ShonuffisDead on Nov 27, 2008 at 08:31:49 pm     #  

I wish I had the money or I'd do it. I bet if you post on Craig's list or somewhere like that, you'll find a person to deal with.

posted by hockeyfan on Nov 27, 2008 at 09:04:01 pm     #  

Anyone know if you can get hockey tickets w/o the football or is it the same for both? That would suck as I love Hockey, and little interest in what seems to be a minor league of a minor league of a minor league.

Wish Toledo had a real football team though. Ohio is neat in that we have the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. Just wish we had a local one.

posted by INeedCoffee on Dec 03, 2008 at 10:57:04 pm     #  

We had the Ohio Cannon a few years back...went to most of the games. It was a blast, even saw Dick Butkus at one, as his nephew played for the Cannon. I just love the sport, and enjoy going to games, same reason I had Mud Hens season tickets till I moved out to the boonies. As for hockey, I tried, but I just can't get into it.

posted by ShonuffisDead on Dec 04, 2008 at 11:09:15 am     #  

Oct 20, 2009 - WUPW - Bullfrogs future in question - "Toledo researching new AF1 possibilities"

The Toledo Bullfrogs arena football team was to start play in the new Lucas County arena in 2010, participating in the AF2 or arenafootball2 league. The AF2 was the development league for the Arena Football League, which shut down in 2009 after 22 seasons. So what's the point of a development league if the main league no longer exists? Well, a new AF1 league may launch, and the Toledo Bullfrogs will either remain in the AF2 or jump up into the new AF1 league or disappear altogether.

From the WUPW story:

[T]he Bullfrogs aren't sure yet what's going to happen. After the original Arena Football League indefinitely suspended play and then filed for bankruptcy, a new Arena Football 1 was formed by the same group that runs AF2.

As of now, 16 teams have officially been named as a part of AF1. Four of them have AFL ties, while the other 12 are either present or past AF2 cities. Toledo has not been included on this list, but is reportedly one of 11 cities being considered to join the new league.

Bullfrogs President and General Manager Joe Napoli couldn't say much, but he said enough where it's clear the future of the franchise really isn't in AF2. In the last two months, four AF2 franchises, those in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Boise, Corpus Christi and Peoria, have shut down their operations for the 2010 season.

If the Bullfrogs don't emerge from the swamp, it's only eight home games or arena dates that will be lost, so the arena owners should be able to find other events as replacements.

posted by jr on Oct 21, 2009 at 09:10:25 am     #  

I bought season tickets for the Walleye,but had no interest in arena football.I still bought the complete package because there was little difference in the price by adding arena football.I think it was only forty dollars more per seat to add arena football.I am with hockeyfan.I also love hockey and saw three exciting games over the weekend,not to mention the beautiful arena that the Walleye play in.What a nice venue!Also, the parking was a pleasant suprise.I had a much easier time getting out after the game than I did at the old sports arena.

posted by buckeye278 on Oct 21, 2009 at 09:24:30 am     #  

Booo...that stinks...I was looking forward to going to Bullfrog games. I hope the team actually comes to fruition...but I had a feeling all along it would go the way of the once great OHIO CANNON...

posted by ShonuffisDead on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:39:37 am     #  

Im looking forward to checking out the Bullfrogs play in the new arena. I wish they would get a developmental NBA team.

posted by BradT24 on Oct 27, 2009 at 12:46:10 pm     #  

I don't think the NBA has any plans of bringing a developmental team to Toledo. It would be nice but I don't think it's going to happen, at least that's what my cousin told me the last time I talked to him. That may change down the road though.

posted by lfrost2125 on Oct 27, 2009 at 03:11:57 pm     #  

Honestly I don't plan to go. Perhaps once just to see what the differences are between it an regular NFL/college football.

More psyched for the Walleye. Do plan to go to as many games as I can afford in money or time.

posted by INeedCoffee on Oct 27, 2009 at 04:42:40 pm     #  

Maybe Toledo can lobby to bring over NBA/Detroit Piston's farm team the Mad Ants from Indiana. It would make more sense to have them here than Fort Wayne...I know its highly unlikely, but it would be nice.

posted by Newbie on Oct 27, 2009 at 06:41:52 pm     #  

>>>Maybe Toledo can lobby to bring over NBA/Detroit Piston's farm team the Mad Ants from Indiana.<<<

I can mention it to my cousin and see what he says about it. Like you said I highly doubt but it never hurts to ask, and see if there is anyway he can get the ball rolling.

posted by lfrost2125 on Oct 27, 2009 at 07:22:03 pm     #