Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 | 3:32 p.m.
4th and Loud
When the new AMC series “4th & Loud” premieres tonight, it will feature two Las Vegas brothers, Beau Bell and B.J. Bell, former UNLV athletes who play for the Arena Football League team the L.A. Kiss.
The team’s inaugural season was documented for the TV series and takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the new franchise with owner and part-time Las Vegas resident rocker Paul Stanley of KISS. Gene Simmons and KISS manager Doc McGhee also are owners. Says Paul: “KISS the rules goodbye!”
Linebacker Beau was a four-year starter at UNLV and earned Mountain West all-conference honors three times. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns but joined the Arena Football League in 2011 playing his first three seasons with the Spokane Shock. He was L.A. Kiss’s first selection in the 2014 expansion daft.
Nose guard B.J. was at UNLV in 2009 before going to Europe to play professionally in the German Football League for the Berlin Alders. He returned to the USA after one year to join the AFL.
They’re all working together to give arena football a rock and roll makeover to turn the L.A. Kiss into a winning franchise. Pal Vince Neil from Motley Crue launches his Las Vegas arena football team in time for the next spring season.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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