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Mad Antics

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    The Mad Ants have signed Dahntay Jones, who played for the Mad Ants in 2007-08 and averaged 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds over 10 games.
  • Payne returning to Atlanta
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    Led by 28 points from Andre Emmett, the Mad Ants got their first victory over the season Saturday night, defeating the Erie Bayhawks 103-93 in front of 4,617 fans at Erie Insurance Arena.

Ho, ho, no

I guess I'm old school, which is why I'm not crazy about the Mad Ants scheduling a D-League game on Christmas Night.

The schedule just came out on Monday, and the Ants are going to play Springfield at Memorial Coliseum on Christmas Night.

Team president Jeff Potter admits it's a gamble to play on Christmas, but says if the game is popular in Sioux Falls, it could be popular in Fort Wayne.

I know, I know about the other thing he said, when he said that the TV games on Christmas are a big draw. But that's the Lakers and Celtics, not Fort Wayne against Springfield.

But that's just me. I remember when most stores were closed on Christmas, when Santa was a mystery, when trees were real - not plastic, and when shopping didn't start in October.