Did Anyone Know Miami Has a New Indoor Football Team Coached by a Police Chief?
You ever get into weird internet k-holes? One second we're browsing a Deadspin story about this former NFL quarterback who is now 320 pounds and still playing quarterback in an indoor league, when next we're on Wikipedia reading about various internet indoor football leagues. Which is when we learned that just six days ago a new local indoor football team, the Miami Inferno, was officially announced.
You thought that little Beckham team was the only exciting sports team announcement this week?
The team will by coached by none other than Pete Taylor, who is not only the father of the late University of Miami and Washington Redskins great Sean Taylor, but also Florida City's chief of police.
"I am excited at the opportunity to bring indoor football to the Miami area," said Taylor in a release. "I am looking forward to working with my staff to find the best possible talent we can find from this football rich area in hopes of bringing the UIFL Championship to Miami."
The team will play in the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami (finally, a football team playing on campus at UM), and will compete in the United Indoor Football League (UIFL). Currently, the league that only has three other teams. The Estero Tarpons apparently will be our natural rivals. The two other teams play in Texas.
At the moment, the team doesn't have any actual players, but they'll be holding tryouts, if you're interested.
As it turns out, however, Miami did have a UIFL team last season... for a little bit anyway. A team called the Miami Sting existed for a little while, and this is according to a random blog, it was decided the ownership group was "currently not meeting all the obligations of the UIFL territory agreements." So the team was disbanded.
Anyway, season tickets for the Inferno start at the low, low price of $75, or approximately the total price of attending a single Dolphins game.