PRO FOOTBALL: Chambersburg Cardinals sign 2 key players for 2011 season

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Keon Lattimore has told the story before. He never thought he would be in the conference room of a local motel, signing a contract with the Chambersburg Cardinals professional football team.
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T Flood

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*That should be parity, not parody.
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T Flood wrote:
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Harrison may have developed later than others, but he still wasn't a product of the rag-tag league the Chambersburg Cardinals play in. And the Barnstormers and Revolution aren't playing on local high school fields or having to scrounge around every year for more washed up nobodies just to barely field a team, which seems to be a common dilemma in "semi-pro" football. Atlantic League baseball players routinely get picked up by big league clubs and sometimes even make it back up to the Major League level. Has even a single person ever played in the Cardinals' league and gone on to the NFL?
"Semi-pro" football is a joke, it's like a glamorized intramural sport full of washed up has-beens who live in the past and refuse to accept the reality that nobody gives a sh t about their pathetic team. And these "semi-pro" leagues seem to fold easily - it feels like the Cardinals are in some different "semi-pro" league every other year. There's also no parody - it's just one or two teams beating everybody else 73-0 and 65-6. Any fool who actually pays money to watch this garbage is being had.
Did you even see the team's roster last year? This team is not a Semi-Pro team from what I think semi-pro is. Just a quick response off the top of my head, I know of one that played for a team in the Cardinals' division. From what the league web site says, they are only in their second year. How can you just on one year of history? I am not going to ask you to tell me who has progressed out of the Atlantic Baseball League as I am sure some have. Baseball is way ahead of football when it comes to "farm systems"

Currenty Arena is a "farm system" but more weight is being placed on the fact that Arena is not the same game that the NFL plays. Hard to recruit someone that is playing a different sport. That is why this angle is getting more attention from players like Lattimore.

Greg Toler - Played for the D.C. Explosion. In 2009 he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 4th round.

Here is some interesting reading I found. Maybe the Cardinals are trying to build up to join the UFL. I don't know on that one.

http://www.suite101.com/content/united-nation...

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11569904

http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/rele...

This thing of outdoor American Football is making some big changes within the past few years. A new road is being taken by some, and I am glad to be close to a team that is trying to be part of that movement.

I really feel sorry for the folks that have to speak uneducated statements about what is happening only to make them feel superior.

Make real researched statements and not felt out guesses. It makes you look poor otherwise.
Eric Ducksworth

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As i read all the posts, i see Great responses and i see Hater responses. To the Haters. What the Hell are you doing thats so much better than what the Cardinals are trying to do? Ok, maybe there are some PUSHOVERS in this leauge, but in the NFL there is certainly some PUSHOVER TEAMS as well. The PUSHOVER Teams set you up to beat the GREAT TEAMS. You have to try something on one team, to see how it works on the Great Teams. Yeah Practice is one good way to test, But it is better to see a play develop against a team that doesnt see it coming!!!(To the HATERS) I play on the Team, and i can tell you this. It aint the NFL, but it gives you a chance to see Real, LIve, Hard Hitting Football. I guess you would rather Sit on your Couch and eat Fat Hot Dogs everyday and get Out of Shape like you been doing for the past Ten years of your life. WE are not "Washed UP!" Dont get me wrong. Some players are playing for the love of the game, some are on thier last Go Round,but Besides thatyou Hungry Beasts out there ready and welling to PLAY, TRAIN, WORK HARD EVERY DAY FOR THE GOAL THEY HAVE IN MIND. IT IS NOT JUST FOOTBALL. WE HELP OUT WITH THE COMMUNITY TOO!!! WE DO EVENTS, WE GIVE YOU A SAFE PLACE TO BRING YOUR KIDS, WE PROVIDE REAL ENTERTAINMENT(NOT JUST SITTING AT THE HOUSE EATING FAT HOT DOGS OR WATCHING TV OR MOVIES WITH SEX AND CUSSING.) SO BEFFORE YOU KNOCK US ASK YOURSELF, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING THATS THAT MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO. SOME OF YOU ARE HIDING BEHIND THESE FAKE NAMES ON HERE, PUT YOUR REAL NAME UP, SINCE YOU WANNA TALK. COWARDS ONLY TALK SMACK WHEN THEY HIDING BEHIND FAKE NAMES... WHAT ARE YOU DOING THATS SO MUCH BETTER FOR THE COMMUNITY???? ASK YOURSELF THAT BEFORE BASH MEN WHO WERE TAUGHT TO NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM, IF IT REALLY MEANS SOMETHING TO YOU!!! ASK YOURSELF THAT!!! IM OUT!!!(REAL NAME) ERIC DUCKSWORTH....!!!!
The Truth is

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Most of the people that have negative opinions on things like this are just negative people. I have been a Cardinal's fan for a few years now, and I am proud that a team from my community is trying to do something special. Why would you bash a team that does work with the Special Olympics and Make-a-Wish? We get it, they are not the Pittsburgh Steelers. Does that mean that they are a joke? I don't think so. If they are, then don't ever go watch a Division II college game because there is less talent than Penn State can field. Bravo Cardinals, you guys have some fun guys to watch and I will root you on from the stands every game. Let the fools say what they wish to say.
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Joke wrote:
With the teams they play this year none of them could beat the High School team!! Come on man Lancaster!! They couldn't field a team before so how they going to this year,let alone have a home field. And im sure ole Chad will be stealing from the team again this year like in tha past!!
FYI Dick chad hasn't owned the team in 10 yrs!! Come watch the game sat!!! And then u'll see who fields a team without paying a Damn player!!!!
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Damn, you missed out on signing Maurice Clarett. I hear Rae Carruth will be available in 40 years or so
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Maybe they should sign Favre, he is good at saying look at the birdy...before the cell pic is taken
Jason

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Some of you negative people on this thread make me laugh and feel sorry for you at the same time. People play semi-pro football because they love to play, and people watch it because they love to watch football. If somewhere in there, some guys are trying to move up or make a comeback to real professional football, then great. If you knew anything about the Cardinals history, you would know the names of the few who have moved up to professional teams, but even if nobody ever did it, that does not mean it isn't worth it to want to provide a professional group of players to entertain our town.
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Hookers entertain towns too...
Wrong

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Having played semi-pro, I will tell you that most of you are wrong. Most of the guys aren't looking to go PRO. Most of the teams are full of guys in their late teens, early 20's. These leagues offer a great chance for them to develop skills to get to another level. ANY level. Mostly college though not PRO. A lot of the guys from Semi-Pro already play professional football, just not at the highest level (NFL). Arena 1 and Arena 2, CFL and UFL are all professional football leagues that get some players from the Semi-pro level.
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Bring back the XFL...

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