Arena Bowl XXX Preview: Tampa Bay Storm at Philadelphia Soul

The league’s two best teams, the Tampa Bay Storm and Philadelphia Soul, square off Saturday for Arena Football’s ultimate crown. Continue reading Arena Bowl XXX Preview: Tampa Bay Storm at Philadelphia Soul

Arena Football League playoff preview: #3 Cleveland Gladiators at #2 Tampa Bay Storm

The fifth showdown between these two teams should be a dandy with a trip to Arena Bowl XXX on the line, especially after the two teams play three thrillers during the regular season. Continue reading Arena Football League playoff preview: #3 Cleveland Gladiators at #2 Tampa Bay Storm

Arena Football League playoff preview: #4 Baltimore Brigade at #1 Philadelphia Soul

A true David vs. Goliath matchup, as the premier team left in the AFL, and the league’s defending champions, the Philadelphia Soul play host to the expansion Baltimore Brigade in what will be the fifth meeting of the season between the two teams. Continue reading Arena Football League playoff preview: #4 Baltimore Brigade at #1 Philadelphia Soul

The rise and fall of the Arena Football League through the eyes of @KedgeOnline

Special thanks to @KedgeOnline for dropping by to write this piece. Be sure to follow him on Twitter.

I went to the very first game in the history of the Dallas Desperados in 2002, then I went to the second, then the third and then eventually every game for the first four years of the Arena Football League club’s existence.

I was hooked the second I saw the field, the giant nets that took up the entire end zone and heard the silly coyote howl that played over the PA system that marked the opening kickoff. I lived and died with every result. Cheered every touchdown like it was in the Super Bowl and gritted my teeth at the hated Arizona Rattlers and Orlando Predators.

Starting in 2002 I couldn’t consume enough AFL content and just one year later that content became easier to consume than ever.

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