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Legends of the Lockout Mystery Cache

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GeoCrater: Good Day,

This geocache was brought to my attention as being in need of an owner maintenance visit. The cache owner needs to check on this cache ASAP and either replace it or archive it, after picking up any geo-litter. See the maintenance section of the Geocache Listing Requirements/Guidelines.

I've added this cache to my watchlist, and I will check back in four weeks to be sure that the maintenance has been done. In the meantime, I have temporarily disabled this listing. When the maintenance is completed, the owner can enable the listing by clicking on the link below the cache name to return it to active status.

Whatever your intentions, please post a note here on the cache page (not email) to let us know that you are still active and maintaining the cache. If a month passes without seeing a response, then I'll assume that this listing should be archived.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

GeoCrater
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Hidden : 08/31/2011
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

THE CACHE IS NOT AT THE POSTED COORDINATES, SO DON'T GO THERE.
SOLVE THE PUZZLE TO FIND THE CACHE.
THE CACHE IS IN CT, IN A PARK LESS THAN 5 MILES FROM THESE COORDINATES.


In the darkest days of May 2011, the NFL owners feared that because of the current labor strife they would again need to hire replacement players. Secret scrimmages were held to serve as tryouts. This
cache commemorates the brave men who took the field in those bleak days.

These clandestine tryouts were held at private football fields in remote locations. Always eager to save a buck, the NFL decided to simultaneously test their new high-tech football, which contained sensors as part of a fully electronic system to determine the forward progress of ball carriers. This resulted in hyper-accurate statistics since the sensors in the ball could calculate down and distance to within .001 of a yard.

The NY Giants held one such scrimmage at these coordinates. Players were from semi-pro leagues, many outside the US. Two such men were quarterbacks named Frank Dunord and Al Occidental. They led the two teams, each hoping to earn their big break.

Occidental performed adequately. He was 25 for 50 for 315.908 yards with 3 Touchdowns and 2 Interceptions.

Dunord struggled with the intricacies of the pro offense. He was 20 for 50 for 289.328 yards with 1 Touchdown and 3 Interceptions.

Sadly for the players involved that day, the lockout was resolved and the regular players returned to work in August. But this cache will keep their memory alive.

Use of Geochecker.com is strongly advised. (visit link)

THE PARKING LOT FOR THE FINAL IS ABOUT .13 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CACHE.
THE CACHE IS A CAMO'D LOCK'N'LOCK HIDDEN IN AN OLD ROCK WALL.
NO ROCKS NEED TO BE MOVED TO FIND OR REMOVE THE CACHE, SO PLEASE DON"T DISTURB THE WALL.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybgf bs ASY snaf pna gryy lbh jung gb qb, nyzbfg abar pna gryy lbh ubj gb qb vg.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)