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ARENA FOOTBALL -- CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE
Published August 1, 1995
Arenaball, a sport that is "conceived, performed and marketed as an unashamed entertainment enterprise," is examined by Charles Pierce in the latest issue of GQ. Upon the sport's inception, "Arenaball immediately tapped into the demand for relatively inexpensive sports productions. ... The same dynamic that caused a boom in minor league baseball and hockey also worked to the benefit of Arenaball." Pierce calls the sports a glimpse of the "birth of a raucous future toward which most spoorts seem to be slouching." While a "garish display" of the future of sports, others -- the NBA is mentioned -- may surpass Arneball. Pierce: "In fifty years, people are going to think it was all so lovely and quaint" (GQ, 8/95 issue).