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Burn Hope to Keep Winning Streak and Playoff Dreams Alive As They Prepare for Final Home Game of the Season

Sunday, July 6th
Burn Hope to Keep Winning Streak and Playoff Dreams Alive As They Prepare for Final Home Game of the Season

As the Boise Burn gear up for the team?s final home game of the season this Saturday, July 12 , their playoff dreams are still alive. After last weekend?s results (the Burn had a bye), Boise (7-6) is holding on to 7th spot in the National Conference standings with three games to go in the season. The division leaders from each conference get an automatic berth to the 2008 arenafootball2 playoffs with the next best five records rounding out the remaining spots. The current af2 playoff standings are included at the end of the release. To celebrate the Burn?s last home game of 2008, the team is offering the following specials to fans:• 4-for-$44 pack; includes four tickets to the game, four hot dogs and four Pepsis; ? $2.00 beers through the first quarter; ? $200 group rate includes 20 tickets, a business card ad insert in the program and a public address announcement.The Burn, who have won their last two contests, take on the Florida Firecats, currently 9-4 and the American Conference, South Division leader, and hope to pack Qwest Arena to cheer them on as they make a push for their first-ever playoff appearance.Fans should call 208.383.0080 to learn more about and/or book ticketing specials.2008 af2 PLAYOFF STANDINGS (as of 7-7-08)AMERICAN CONFERENCE STANDINGS1. W-B/Scranton (11-2) ? xy ? East Division Champion2. Green Bay (9-4) ? y ? Current Midwest Division Leader ? Owns better win % in common games over FLA (MAN, PEP, SGW, TVV) 3. Florida (9-4) ? Current South Division Leader ? Owns HTH advantage over SGW 4. South Georgia (9-4) 5. Tennessee Valley (8-5) ? Owns HTH advantage over LEX 6. Lexington (8-5)7. Quad City (7-6) ? Owns point differential in HTH games with LOU (92-83) 8. Louisville (7-6) --------------------------------------------9. Manchester (6-7) 10. Peoria (4-9) ? Owns better win % in common games over ALB and IAB (LEX) 11. Albany (4-9) ? Owns better win % in common games over IAB (LEX, PEP) 12. Iowa (4-9)13. Mahoning Valley (3-10)14. Daytona Beach (2-12) NATIONAL CONFERENCE STANDINGS 1. Spokane (12-1) ? xy ? West Division Champion2. Tulsa (11-2) ? y ? Current Central Division Leader 3. Austin (7-6) ? Current Southwest Division Leader ? Owns HTH advantage over BSB4. Arkansas (9-4) 5. Lubbock (8-5)6. Central Valley (7-6) ? Owns HTH advantage over BOI7. Boise (7-6)8. Bossier-Shreveport (7-7)-------------------------------------------------9. Amarillo (6-7) ? Owns better win % in common games over CCS (ARK, AUS, BSB, OKC, RGV) 10. Corpus Christi (6-7) 11. Rio Grande Valley (5-8) 12. Oklahoma City (4-9) ? Owns better win % in common games over TRI (ARK, BOI, BSB) 13. Tri-Cities (4-9) 14. Stockton (4-10) 15. Texas (2-11) x ? clinched division; y - clinched playoff spot*Teams in bold currently lead their respective division; HTH = Head-to-head; SOS = Strength of scheduleAbout af2With its ninth season underway and a 29-team membership, af2 serves as a vehicle to bring Arena Football to small-to-midsize cities and as a developmental league with an unmatched history of sending players, coaches and officials to major professional football leagues each year. af2 operates under the same Mission Statement and Fans? Bill of Rights as the Arena Football League, which began its 22nd season on Feb. 29. Log on to www.af2.com for more information.? www.boiseburn.com ?

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