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Rattlers win third straight title, leave no questions in dominating Gladiators

Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com
After a season of heart-stopping finishes and miracle comebacks, the luck ran out and the clock struck midnight for the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night as the Arizona Rattlers ascended to dynasty status with a dominating 72-32 victory in ArenaBowl XXVII at Quicken Loans Arena.

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Rattlers win third straight title, leave no questions in dominating Gladiators(8/23) After a season of heart-stopping finishes and miracle comebacks, the luck ran out and the clock struck midnight for the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night as the Arizona Rattlers ascended to dynasty status with a dominating 72-32 victory in ArenaBowl XXVII at Quicken Loans Arena.

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ArenaFan Staff Makes Picks for ArenaBowl XXVII(8/23) CLEVELAND -- All of the talking is said and done with, and the boot is about set to get put to leather. ArenaBowl XXVII will kick off tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET at Quicken Loans Arena between the Cleveland Gladiators and the Arizona Rattlers. Our staff at ArenaFan weighs in on what we all think will happen in the biggest game of the season…

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