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Yard Dawgz drop out of AFL

Oklahoma City Yard DawgzThe new Arena Football appears to be a little less stable than the old AFL in the early going, with the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz the latest team to drop out of the league.

To be fair, Oklahoma City is a fairly crowded sports marketplace, and the Yard Dawgz may have been a victim of numbers: with the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder ruling the roost, the PCL’s Oklahoma City RedHawks poised for a comeback, and the AHL’s Oklahoma Blaze reentering the marketplace with an impact, it may be a case where the AFL simply was squeezed from the market.

“Regretfully, I must announce that I have decided not to play in the Arena Football League for the 2011 season,” owner Phil Miller said in a statement. “I have worked to secure minority investors but have been unsuccessful and have come to this decision based on numerous factors.”

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