Last Saturday night, the Los Angeles Aviators beat the San Jose Spiders in their best performance of the entire season and punched themselves a ticket to the Western Conference Final in the process. Their luck didn’t last them through the following day, however, and despite putting on an athletic effort they lost at the hands

The San Francisco FlameThrowers announced their roster last week, and it is full of big names from top to bottom. Perhaps one of the most significant is Ryo Kawaoka, a former FlameThrowers player-coach and also the coach (and former captain) of their partner club team, Revolver. Ryo (pronounced “yo”) Kawaoka has had a long and