Iowa's Concern Leaves At Least Three Up in Air for 2015(7/28) Never before in AFL history have all of the teams that finished one season gone on to play the next season in the same city which they were playing in before. There was hope that the 2015 season was going to be first of its kind. However, at least three teams are in limbo for next year, including the Iowa Barmstormers, who are reportedly considering a move to a lower level league next year, per Channel 13 WhoTV in Des Moines.
Cleveland grabs top spot in ArenaFan AFL Power Rankings(7/28) A win by Cleveland combined with a loss by Arizona on the AFL’s final Saturday of the regular season moves the Gladiators to the No. 1 spot in the final regular season ArenaFan Power Rankings. After sitting atop the rankings all season, the Rattlers fall to No. 3 after losing to Orlando. Pittsburgh moved to No.2 on the strength of their 30 point win against Philadelphia.
Soul Lose in Season Finale, Still Make Playoffs(7/26) Dan Raudabaugh was benched midway through the third quarter, and backup quarterback, Bryan Randall stepped in and held his own in the second half, and completed 9-of-15 passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns. This explains the entire game for the Soul, losing to the Power 64-34. Raudabaugh threw three interceptions and made constant mistakes all night, leaving questions for this coming playoff game against Cleveland next Saturday.
Gladiators Beat the Odds To Become Best in AFL History(7/26) TAMPA -- The Detroit Drive didn't do it. The Tampa Bay Storm never did it. Neither did the Orlando Predators. Nor the Arizona Rattlers or the San Jose SaberCats or any other team in Arena Football League history. The Cleveland Gladiators, though? They did it. They finished up the best regular season in AFL history at 17-1 when they beat the Tampa Bay Storm 56-49 in Week 20.
AFL QuickPlay Week 20—End of the Line(7/26) It’s finally here. The sad end of the regular season of Arena Football. Six teams are going to play Saturday and then go back to their regular jobs on Monday. The other eight continue on in hopes of winning the ArenaBowl.
Bonner retires the right way – as a Rattler(7/23) The way Sherdrick Bonner left the Arizona Rattlers near the end of the 2007 season did not sit well with many fans. It did not seem quite right that the rock of the franchise, the team leader who had spent nearly 15 years in the desert, would not end his storied career in black, copper and teal.