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    Georgia Force gets new owner

    LAWRENCEVILLE — Arthur Blank can now win two football championships in the same year.
    Blank, who already owns the Atlanta Falcons, got the go-ahead Tuesday to become the new owner of the Georgia Force, the Arena Football League team that plays home games in the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
    The league board of directors approved Blank as the new Force owner during their meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas. It was the last step in purchasing the team from former owner and Gwinnett resident Virgil Williams.
    Transfer of the club is immediate, and Force staff members are relocating this week to the Atlanta Falcons training complex in Flowery Branch.
    Blank and team officials are expected to discuss plans for the Georgia Force in a media briefing Monday at the Flowery Branch training complex.
    Blank and Williams reached an agreement in principle May 24. At that time, team officials said it was unclear if the Force would continue playing home games in the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
    The announcement Tuesday gave no indication of the plans. The answer could come at the press conference Monday.
    Blank is the fifth NFL majority owner to purchase a stake in an AFL franchise. The NFL season typically ends in January, with the Arena League running from February to June.
    “We intend to put the same passion into the Force as we continue to put into the Atlanta Falcons,” Blank said Tuesday in a press release.
    “We have the same objectives with the Force as we do with the Falcons: putting a winning team on the field, creating a great game-day experience, and being a winning team off the field in the community. Our goal is to build a team the fans will embrace for years to come, and all of Georgia will be proud to call its own.”
    Also on Tuesday, Blank named Atlanta Falcons Marketing Chief Dick Sullivan president of the Georgia Force. Sullivan, who will continue to spearhead Atlanta Falcons marketing, will try to turn around a Force team that went 7-9 this past year.
    Williams acquired the Arena League franchise in February 2000, then relocated it from Nashville to Georgia. Renamed the Georgia Force, the team played its first season in downtown Atlanta before moving to the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth last year.

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    Re: Georgia Force gets new owner

    The only way arthur is going to win two football championships in the same year is if the arena league plays two title games in the same year. THe falcons are not close to winning a title.

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    Re: Georgia Force gets new owner

    Trade Vick to the Arena league....That's where he belongs

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    Re: Georgia Force gets new owner

    Vick LMAO,, LOOSER

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