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Pittsburgh Power Lose Inaugural Game

Pittsburgh's new arena football team, the Power, made its debut yesterday, and lost in overtime to the Philadelphia Soul:

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He also promised affordable family entertainment and fun and, at least on opening night, delivered all of that. What neither he nor the Power could deliver was a victory as it lost, 58-52, in overtime against the Philadelphia Soul before a crowd of 13,904 at the Consol Energy Center in its inaugural game.

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The game featured an improbable Power comeback - Pittsburgh was down by nine with only a couple of minutes left, but the Power scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion. The Power's onside kick attempt failed, and although the Power stopped the Soul's next drive, the Soul registered a safety by getting to Power quarterback Bernard Morris. The Power then attempted another onside kick, though, and this one worked. They then kicked a field goal shortly before regulation ended to send the game to overtime. The Soul won the game on a pick-six in OT, but it sounds like it would have been fun to be there. The Power were sporting Pittsburgh black and gold, and while their uniforms looked more like those of the Iowa Hawkeyes than those of the Steelers, they provide a football alternative while the Steelers are shut down for the offseason.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.