2006-05-26 / Sports

FDNY Overpowers NYPD In Fun Bowl

The New York City Fire Department, led by LB Matt Helman (51) lays a huge hit on NYPD QB Randy Litrell. The FDNY proved victorious in a 166 win in the 34th Annual Fun City Bowl Game at the new Aviator Sports Complex at Floyd Bennett Field. A crowd of an estimated 2000 people were on hand as the game was a part of the festivities surrounding the 75th Anniversary of the opening of Floyd Bennett. Aviator Sports Complex will be opened to the public in midSeptember. All photos by Borriello Photography.

Actor Colin Farrell, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and actor Noah Emmerich were on hand for the NYPDFDNY game. Actor Colin Farrell, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and actor Noah Emmerich were on hand for the NYPDFDNY game. The NYPD and FDNY Color Guard stand at the 50 yard line for the national anthem at Aviator Sports Complex. The NYPD and FDNY Color Guard stand at the 50 yard line for the national anthem at Aviator Sports Complex. New York City Fire Department Pipes and Drums march to the field in pre-game ceremonies. New York City Fire Department Pipes and Drums march to the field in pre-game ceremonies. FDNY defensive lineman Peter Connolly (51) of Engine 75 makes a bonecrushing hit on NYPD runningback Mike Bestany (right). FDNY defensive lineman Peter Connolly (51) of Engine 75 makes a bonecrushing hit on NYPD runningback Mike Bestany (right). NYPD's George Burke (left-77) looks to make the stop from oncoming FDNY RB Paul Neuman. NYPD's George Burke (left-77) looks to make the stop from oncoming FDNY RB Paul Neuman. Rob Gnerre (3) tries to block the extra point attempt from NYPD kicker Tony Balcan (13). Patrick Donahue 15), the punter, is the placeholder. Rob Gnerre (3) tries to block the extra point attempt from NYPD kicker Tony Balcan (13). Patrick Donahue 15), the punter, is the placeholder. NYPD QB Randy Litrell, (3) lets the football go as he tries to make a connection with wide receiver Joe Keenan late in the fourth quarter. NYPD QB Randy Litrell, (3) lets the football go as he tries to make a connection with wide receiver Joe Keenan late in the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, defensiveback Matt Kelly leaps into the air for an interception to seal FDNY's 16-6 win over the NYPD. In the fourth quarter, defensiveback Matt Kelly leaps into the air for an interception to seal FDNY's 16-6 win over the NYPD.

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