From my very first day at Kirvin Doak I have been working on the Las Vegas Locomotives account.  From staffing practices to interviewing players, writing program stories, traveling with the team and attending meetings, I got a glimpse of virtually every aspect of the Locos organization.  In my four months I got to know the coaches, the players, the dance team and the front office staff, and I saw firsthand how much hard work went into making the 2011 United Football League season possible.

Unfortunately, the Locos season ended Friday, Oct. 21 when they lost in the UFL championship game to the Virginia Destroyers 17-3.  Although the team did not win the illusive “three-peat,” they did capture my respect and admiration.

I found it inspiring to see how dedicated, committed and passionate everyone in the Locos organization was to football and to the team.  I loved getting to know the players, all of whom are extremely talented and have compelling and interesting stories. 

Moving forward I’ll miss the guys from the Locos, but I expect to still see some of them, hopefully on TV playing in the NFL.