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Scrappy Slaughter not lacking in zeal

Steve McMichael and Jarrett Payton are bent on promoting IFL team

Updated: February 28, 2010, 7:29 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

A path was cleared in the underbelly of the Sears Centre Arena late Saturday night, as Steve McMichael stomped through, muttering obscenities.

"It always comes down to the [expletive] kicker," Mongo sputtered.

In this case, the kicker was on the other team, and his 35-yard field goal lifted Rochester past McMichael's Chicago Slaughter, 49-47, before a hearty, announced crowd of 6,944 horn-blowing faithful in Hoffman Estates.

They had come to see this rather strange and ...

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