Two Different Strategies(8/20) It takes a lot to build a franchise. With the stress it takes to find the right players to pleasing the fans in all aspects, as a fan you always would like to stay happy. In order to stay entirely happy though, one must win, and you would hope to see everyone be involved.
Walking Off What Gladiators Do(8/20) At some point in the late-90s, the term "walk off" became big in baseball. It's where a team wins a game on the final at bat of the game, meaning the home team has to score the winning run in the ninth inning or in extra innings. It's not a term that you hear all that often in football, but for all intents and purposes, it's what the Cleveland Gladiators have been doing all season long.
Amazing, Alluring - And With An Asterisk(8/20) What would an ArenaBowl mean to Cleveland? "I keep saying LeBron James is the second biggest story in town after us," coach Steve Thonn joked. Remember when Barry Bonds passed Hank Aaron? When a once sleek-suddenly brawny San Francisco Giant stole baseball’s home-run mark? He had that mark, still has that mark, but always with an asterisk.
Lineman Huey is Arizona's Mr. Versatility(8/19) In just three years in the Arena Football League, Arizona Rattlers offensive lineman Michael Huey has been named to the All-Arena offensive team every season and has claimed two championships with a chance for a third on August 23. All while scoring touchdowns along the way. Quite simply, Huey is living an offensive lineman's dream.
Metrics Prove Offensive Line for Gladiators Creating Wins(8/19) By now, we all know that the mantra of the Cleveland Gladiators is the concept of going 1-0. It isn't just winning every individual game. It's about winning every individual play. It's about doing your job. It's about keeping your assignment. It's about making sure that you're not the guy who lets your brothers and teammates down on a play. Perhaps the least talked about members of the Gladiators are Kitt O'Brien, Shannon Breen, and CJ Cobb, the three big guys protecting QB Shane Austin.
Latin Laser Could Stand Alone After ArenaBowl XXVII(8/17) It's amazing to think that in five short years, Nick Davila has managed to do more with his Arizona Rattlers than most men did in their entire careers. However, for all of his statistical accomplishments, it would be a third straight championship in as many years that would really be the icing on an already decadent cake.