Vince Neil Goes High Five-Crazy As His Football Team Gets Their First Win
After a loss in their inaugural game, the Las Vegas Outlaws, an arena football team owned by Vince Neil of Motley Crue, got their first tick in the win column. They defeated the Arizona Rattlers 70-53 in front of 4,019 people at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, and their new boss seemed to be having the time of his life.
“Was that amazing? I’m freaked out," Neil told the Review-Journal after the game. "Our first win. That’s badass. I’m so proud of those guys. They just hung in there and did what they had to do. I’m losing my voice. And I never lose my voice.”
The victory was considered a major upset. The Rattlers have won the league championship three years in a row, and the Golden Nugget had the Outlaws as a 19-point underdog. The Outlaws were also playing without wide receiver Tysson Poots, who had seven catches for 123 yards and three touchdowns in the opener. Ladon Hudson picked up the slack, with eight catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Deadspin has put together a fantastic, must-see supercut video of Neil's on-camera reactions over the course of the night to "Kickstart My Heart." You see him high-fiving and fist-bumping fans and receiving affection from his female companion, who also appears to be going for the world texting record. After the win, Neil jumps down onto the field to celebrate.
Meanwhile, the L.A. Kiss so far do not seem to have improved from last year's disappointing 3-15 season. They fell to the San Jose SaberCats 54-28 for their second loss of the new campaign. The Kiss will take on the Outlaws next Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. It will be the home opener for the team owned in part by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
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