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KISS Buys New Football Team. In A Surprise Move, They Name It After Themselves

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Football is returning to LA! Seriously, KISS will be part owners of a new football team, called, wait for it… LA KISS!

But before you Raider fans start high fiving about the return of what is assumed will be silver and black (it is KISS, after all), there are a few things you should be aware of…

First off, the name kind of sounds like “Lakers” but with a wicked Boston accent (go ahead, say it out loud to yourself), which, if you’re a Lakers fan, is possibly the most offensive thing in the world.

Second, it’s not NFL; it’s the Arena Football League.

Yes, the Arena Football League, the same league that cancelled its 2009 season in order to figure out a way to actually make money off a sport no one watches.

And that’s where KISS comes into play.

Owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, the duo are part of a group of individuals that invested in the expansion team, reports ESPN.com. The LA KISS will be playing at the Honda Center starting in 2014.

Season tickets will cost $99, which for 16 games is a bargain.

Still not sold on the idea of Arena Football? As an added kicker (get it?), if you buy season passes, you’ll also get tickets to a KISS concert.

But the ultimate selling point may be the LA KISS’ version of the “Black Hole”: the name of the seating sections where die hard Raiders fans dress like maniacs and look like they’re about to sacrifice a goat to the football gods.

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)/(Photo by JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)/(Photo by JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Imagine all the cat face paint you’ll see at an LA KISS game. We’re so there.


- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio

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