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This screenshot released by Project FANchise Inc. and Salt Lake Screaming Eagles shows the app where fans will be able to vote on play calls for the expansion Salt Lake Screaming Eagles of the Indoor Football League. The founders of the team are letting fans have a say in many decisions as they try to invigorate what they see as a struggling arena sport. They believe the popularity of fantasy football can translate to the real thing. (Project FANchise Inc. and Salt Lake Screaming Eagles via AP)
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  • This screenshot released by Project FANchise Inc. and Salt Lake Screaming Eagles shows the app where fans will be able to vote on play calls for the expansion Salt Lake Screaming Eagles of the Indoor Football League. The founders of the team are letting fans have a say in many decisions as they try to invigorate what they see as a struggling arena sport. They believe the popularity of fantasy football can translate to the real thing. (Project FANchise Inc. and Salt Lake Screaming Eagles via AP)

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