For anyone wondering what the rock band KISS was up to these days, members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have bought an Arena Football League expansion team in Los Angeles. So, everything's going well.
The LA KISS is slated to start playing in 2014. The press release accompanying the announcement contains some unintentionally sad quotes, of course:
“As a fast-paced, high-action band this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us,” said Gene Simmons of KISS. “With Arena Football, you are much closer to the action - sitting in the front row is like putting a folding chair on the hash mark of an NFL game – and it’s one of the only sports where you can experience this level of intensity. Attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart pounding action.”
"Season tickets are now on sale for what we know will be some of the most action-packed games ever played at the Honda Center," said Paul Stanley of KISS. "Arena Football is played at a fast and furious pace and making season tickets available now for the budget-friendly price of $99 gives a whole new meaning to bang for the buck."
They should require that the players all wear intricate face paint and spikes on their shoulder pads. It'll be cool. Trust me.
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H/t to Michael