Best Sports Team We Didn’t Know We Needed

Arena Football
With D.C. already represented by one of the most storied football teams, it’s hard to imagine much demand for an arena football team staffed by players who couldn’t make it to the NFL. But Wizards owner Ted Leonsis’ decision to bring an arena football team to Verizon Center makes sense when you consider it his own experiment, albeit a very crazy one. In a March blog post, Leonsis laid out his plans to turn the still-unnamed arena football team into a “millennial-sensitive” viewing experience, complete with mic’d up players and virtual reality. For Leonsis, who made his fortune at AOL, the team can be the petri dish for new ideas that the Wizards and Capitals can’t. Who’s going to object? Fellow team owner Gene Simmons?
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