The NGFFL Board held its June call and covered updates from Phoenix, deadlines for rosters and other Gay Bowl items, proposed changes to the bylaws and finances. Note: The next conference call is an open call on July 14 at 8:30pmET.
Gay Bowl update
Update from Phoenix Phoenix has raised over $18k with just fundraising events, not including sponsorships (another $6k).
Everything is great with the fields. They have a decorating committee!
Online registration will start in July.
They’re considering a beer garden at the games where beer would be served.
The NGFFL has awarded the right to host Gay Bowl XI to the Houston Hurricanes. The tournament will take place Oct. 8-10, 2011. It’s the second time the Gay Bowl will take place in Texas; Dallas hosted the tournament in 2006. That tournament in Dallas was the first time Houston participated in the Gay Bowl.
Everyone has yelled at referees, gotten angry with them, at some point in their sports-playing lives. But few have a better reason than Armando Galarraga, who was robbed of a perfect game by umpire Jim Joyce this week. To watch Galarraga handle himself after the blown call is a lesson to all players about how we should all behave even after what we think is a horrendous referee call.