Strawn, 34, returned to Iowa - where he grew up - last year to work on John McCain's presidential campaign. He wound up as a principal owner of the arenafootball2 league's Iowa Barnstormers. Along with co-owner Jeff Lamberti, an Iowa state senator, he runs the team's day-to-day operations, which mostly consist of getting the word out that the Barnstormers, once the most popular and beloved sports team in Des Moines, are back.
And the Barnstormers' production will be huge. Not only does Strawn have to convince locals to support yet another new sports franchise, he also has to meet expectations from rabid fans of the Barnstormers' last run (1995-2001). He hears from people who remember the tailgating parties, the rockets, the way old Veterans Memorial Auditorium shook. They've given Barnstormers games almost mythical status, and Strawn has to bring them back to Earth. "If we do the kickoff the right way," he says, "the buzz takes care of itself."
Looking forward to CFH magic for the next bball season, Georges style.
They will get smeared by the Quad City Steamwheelers...
Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice? Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.
Yeah Wes I am glad the stormers are back in the (new) barn..I remember the first stormer game I went to sat in endzone and 2 guys got thrownout for smoking marijuana and 2 other guys got thrown out for disorderly conduct then I see my son in law who was supposed to be at work!! And oh yeah Kurt Warner got benched after the 3rd quarter!!!
I will be down to see the stormers play cant wait!!!!
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