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Rattlers hope return to Snake Pit cures recent ills

Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com
For the 2014 Arizona Rattlers, there's no place like home. Two weeks ago, the team completed its first-ever 9-0 campaign at the US Airways Center and now as they prepare for this Sunday's first-round playoff matchup against the Portland Thunder (5-13), the favored Rattlers (15-3) are pleased to be back in the Snake Pit.

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Matt Loeschman

Rattlers hope return to Snake Pit cures recent ills(7/30) For the 2014 Arizona Rattlers, there's no place like home. Two weeks ago, the team completed its first-ever 9-0 campaign at the US Airways Center and now as they prepare for this Sunday's first-round playoff matchup against the Portland Thunder (5-13), the favored Rattlers (15-3) are pleased to be back in the Snake Pit.

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A Season That Came and Went(7/29) Say your city has been deprived of a sports team for years. Say you have been craving something that nearly every major market has around the nation. It isn't what you had expected, but it is something to hold you over in the mean time.

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Storm Fall Short as Wild 2014 Season Abruptly Ends(7/29) With the hiring of head coach, and AFL legend, Lawrence Samuels many months ago, a new era of Tampa Bay Storm football was set to begin in 2014. And on Saturday night, the Storm had a chance to make something special out of what was mostly an up and down, wild ride of a season. The Cleveland Gladiators however, had something else on their minds and it wasnít just spoiling the Stormís playoff hopes.

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Cleveland grabs top spot in ArenaFan AFL Power Rankings(7/28) A win by Cleveland combined with a loss by Arizona on the AFLís 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.

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2002 - Raleigh, NC : The Carolina Cobras officially announce they will be moving from Raleigh to Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2003 season.

1999 - Raleigh, NC : The Carolina Cobras are born. Owner Robert L. "Roddy" Jones' club will begin play in 2000.

1988 - Chicago, IL : ArenaBowl II: The expansion Detroit Drive win their first title, upsetting the Chicago Bruisers, 24-13 at the Rosemont Horizon. Drive WR/DB Steve Griffin is named MVP with 6 catches for 52 yards and one return for 15.

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