These days, we want extreme everything. Extreme travel, extreme eating, extreme hamster racing, etc. There's hardly a more extreme sporting moment than sitting in the front row of an arena football game. With a smaller field and enclosed arena, there are no pesky safety barriers separating you from the game. You are one with the players. And in some cases, your face is one with the ball. OK, so the small field does have a few drawbacks, like the seeming inevitability of a heavily padded player being catapulted into the stands. But, hey, buck up. Some fans would give their eyeteeth to have their chest constricted by 200 pounds of athlete, while nursing a fresh new concussion. Consider yourself lucky.
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