While covering the Brooklyn Bolts FXFL season finale on Friday, I had a chance to speak with former New York Jets linebacker and current Bolts linebackers coach Marvin Jones. “Shade Tree” reflected on the undefeated inaugural season in Brooklyn, the New York Jets debacle, Jameis Winston, Florida State, and more.
Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to cover the first football game in Brooklyn since 1949. The FXFL’s Brooklyn Bolts opened the season against the Boston Brawlers at MCU Park in Coney Island. I talked with a couple of recent NFL players who had terrific nights for the Bolts in their 27-20 win about their dreams of getting back to the league. Also, what is the FXFL, what can it become, and who are they avoiding. Here’s my story on CBS Local Sports.
It’s been over 60 years since football has been played in Brooklyn. Wednesday, that all changed. The Brooklyn Bolts opened up the brand-new FXFL with a win over the Boston Brawlers. I had the chance to cover the game for CBS New York and what it means to the prideful city.