Beating a bitter rival at home seemed like the perfect way to celebrate a 25th anniversary. But under the Friday Night Lights, the Gold Diggers found a way to spoil the celebration and put a bittersweet feel to the Towers’ special evening.
There was a special atmosphere buzzing when the US Ambassador, Rufus Gifford, took the field to do the honorary coin toss around 19.00 this Friday. Cold kegs of beer, a busy grill and the excited voice of the stadium speaker made for a perfect setting to host a 25th anniversary. But the Towers couldn’t match the vibe off the field and after an intense fight on the field, the Gold Diggers dug their way to a surprising 13-21 victory, playing spoiler to the Towers’ big night.
25 years have passed since the Towers saw the light of day for the first time. Since then players have come and gone. Games have been won and lost. Championships have been celebrated.
On Friday, August 21st 2015 we will host our arch rivals, the Søllerød Gold Diggers, in a classic Friday Night Football game to celebrate our anniversary.
The game kicks off at 19:05 and just prior to that US ambassador Rufus Gifford will perform the coin toss and talk to the crowd.
At halftime we will pay tribute to some of the players who won the first Towers championships. After the game national team head coach Lars Carlsen will select the game's MVPs.
We hope to see a lot of fans at our turf field across the street from the main field at Gentofte Sportspark. And don't forget to wear purple and white. And whatever you do; Don't wear gold and black....
We have produced a very special anniversary game program to mark the occasion. The program features all the things you would expect; rosters, words from the coaches, player profiles, but also a look back in history, thoughs on the future, an interview with two legendary Towers players and tons of great photos. Pre-order your copy by paying 30 DKK via MobilePay at 30959869 and put 'game program' in the comments.
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Towers' 22-year old quarterback Christian Lisby has been sharing reps and splitting offensive series with Kasper Skyum throughout the first half of the season. But when the season resumes the quest for another Mermaid Bowl title will be without the young signal-caller. This fall, Lisby will be vying for the vacant position under center at Dodge City Community College in Kansas, US.
When J.R. Artozqui decided to leave Denmark after five years of faithful service, the Towers decided to bring back two familiar faces to fill the void left by the American. And half way through the season both Kasper Skyum and Christian Lisby have made a huge contribution and led the team to a healthy 5-1 record heading into the summer break. But when the quest for another Mermaid Bowl title picks up again, Lisby will have his eyes set on another challenge in the US.
A couple mistakes made the difference as the Towers battled less than ideal conditions and matched the reigning IFAF Europe Champions League winners, the Roosters, on their home turf in Velodrom Helsinki.
It was raining cats and dogs from the get-go when the second – and final – session of European football this season was played between the Towers and last year's winners, Helsinki Roosters. Even though the conditions made it very tough for both teams Helsinki came out looking like that didn't matter at all.
Couldn't make it to Helsinki today? That's too bad, but we've got you covered. Here are two ways to follow the game. And the latest interview with coach Herbild.
As always we will be live tweeting the game at @CPHTowersLive. Furthermore we got word that the Helsinki Roosters are posting live stats from the game. We are a bit unsure whether the page auto-updates, but if not there is a refresh-button at the top right corner.
As the clouds over Helsinki grew more and more threatening, the last Towers players and staff have arrived in the Finnish capital city ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash.
Despite being in the same group of the IFAF Europe Champions League last season, the Roosters and Towers have never faced each other before. Both teams are reigning national champions and the Roosters even reigning Champions League winners.
There are big games and then there are huge games. Saturday, April 18th, the Towers will host one of the latter. The defending Swedish champions visit the defending Danish champions in the IFAF Europe Champions League. Where else would you rather be….?
The Carlstad Crusaders and the Towers are no strangers. Just a year ago the two teams met in the Champions League as well, only that game was played in Karlstad.