Fans Turn Out to See Danger Lose in IFL Championship
By Sara Kirkley, Weekend Anchor / Reporter - email
Nebraska Danger fans flocked to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for the Indoor Football League Championship.
Danger owner Charlie Bosselman said his team is well known in the league for drawing big crowds at home games and for bringing their cheering section with them on the road.
Saturday's title game was no exception.
The Danger's founder said it's not just food that brought their teams' faithful to the Sioux Falls Arena.
“It's kind of amazing. You get up here and four hours before the game starts we've got all these people that have come down and come to the game,” said Bosselman. “All week my phone was blowing up of guys wanting tickets.”
Dozens of Danger fans made the more than 200 mile trip for the United Bowl Championship.
The team said they're the same people who pack home games and earned the IFL's best fans title two years in a row.
“I mean ,we are in a football state where they love football and our guys play hard too - fantastic fans, and they're loud and screaming,” said Mike McCoy, Danger general manager.
Fan Shawn Murphy said it's easy to root for the blue and green.
“It's not just a football team, it's part of Grand Island,” he said. “It's who we are now and they've given us the hope that everything we look for in a team.”
Murphy said win or lose, he'll be back in the stands next season.
“Of course that's why we're all here, but we're happy with whatever we come out with. We're here to reach the top,” said Murphy.
The Danger fell to the Sioux Falls Storm 63 to 46.