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March 19, 2012

Entire Arena Football Team Cut Before Game: Hours before kickoff, the owner of the Pittsburgh Power cut his entire 24-member team during a pregame meal at an Orlando-area Olive Garden. "Mid-statement, all the players got up and left," said former center Beau Elliott. "There were 15 to 20 angry, large individuals." The players union went on strike earlier that day, seeking to raise their salaries from $400 a game to $1,350.

posted by rcade to football at 11:54 AM - 6 comments

Seems like most have already decided to come back.

While I'm not a union lawyer, it would seem troublesome that everyone except the union rep would be offered a job.

posted by dviking at 12:45 PM on March 19

Very smart of the team to stage the event at an Olive Garden, where the service is so slow that the owner had time to cancel the meal orders before they came out of the kitchen.

posted by beaverboard at 02:16 PM on March 19

"There were 15 to 20 angry, large individuals."

I would be too if they ruined my Soup, Salad, and Breadsticks by telling me I was fired...

posted by Bonkers at 08:49 PM on March 19

Ever had the steak gorganzola alfredo at Olive Garden? Freakin' awesome.

posted by dyams at 06:06 AM on March 20

Ever had the steak gorganzola alfredo at Olive Garden? Freakin' awesome

When my dad and I were in Columbus this weekend (for the NCAA tournament games), we attempted to go to the listed Olive Garden near our hotel.

It was shut down. :(

posted by grum@work at 11:11 AM on March 20

My family and I went to Olive Garden this weekend. I let the kids go to save on the tip.

posted by apoch at 12:27 PM on March 20

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