AFL Commish Scott Butera Joins the "Witching Hour" tonight
Tuesday March 31, 2015
NEW ORLEANS - The second edition of the "Witching Hour" will air tonight on Fox Sports 1280 AM live from Bamboula's & Frenchman Theatre from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Kicking off the show will be Head Coach Dean Cokinos, fresh off his team's opening night victory over the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday night. Cokinos has won his last three season openers as an AFL head coach.
Also joining the program will be VooDoo "sophomore" quarterback Adam Kennedy. Kennedy is coming off a strong performance in the season opener where he completed 19-of-25 passes for over 200 yards with four touchdowns through the air, as well as one on the ground.
The VooDoo legend for the evening will be former VooDoo fullback Dan Curran. Playing for the VooDoo during 2004 and 2007, Curran is the all-time leading rusher in team history with 396 career yards. His best season came in 2004, earning First Team All-Arena honors, by setting franchise records for rushing attempts (85), yards in a season (336) and rushing touchdowns (24) in a season. Three of the top six single game rushing totals in team history belong to Curran.
The Chelmsford, Mass. native has been the Head Coach at Merrimack College for the last three seasons. Notable achievements include having one of the most prolific offenses in all of college football, as well as leading the team to its best record in five seasons (7-4) during 2013. Perhaps his most notable game as head coach was his very first, as Merrimack defeated FCS Tournament participant Wagner for the only Div. I victory in program history.
Maybe saving the best guest for last, the final segment of the show will feature new AFL Commissioner Scott Butera. Butera became the seventh commissioner in AFL history, when he left his role as CEO of Foxwoods' Resort Casino in September. Butera sees a strong value in the city of New Orleans for the league, and was present at the press conference when both General Manager Brandon Rizzuto, and Head Coach Dean Cokinos were announced.
Fan participation is encouraged, and fans are invited to either attend, or call into the show to interact with VooDoo players, coaches, and legends from the team's past.
Bamboula's & Frenchman Theatre
514 Frenchmen Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Head Coach Dean Cokinos
Quarterback Adam Kennedy
Former VooDoo Fullback Dan Curran
AFL Commissioner Scott Butera
For a full schedule of dates and locations click here.
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