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ArenaBowl XXIII
Breaking it Down – ArenaBowl XXIII
Andy Lopusnak,

Spokane became the first team to win titles in the af2 and AFL in grand fashion by beating the most storied franchise, the Tampa Bay Storm, in Arena Football history in ArenaBowl XXIII. Shock QB Kyle Rowley was responsible for all ten of the team's touchdowns en route to being named MVP. Over twenty ArenaBowl records were either set or tied in the first AFL championship game since 2008. Check out the only breakdown of the stats, history and significance of this game anywhere in the world right in the ArenaBowl XXIII edition of Breaking it Down.

Shock honored by County Commisioner's Office
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today that the Spokane County Commissioner’s office has proclaimed the month of September “Spokane Shock Month.” Commissioner Mark Richard will present the Shock with the proclamation at tonight’s Championship Rally.

Shock to host championship rally
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today that they will host a Championship rally on Wednesday, August 25th at 6 PM at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. In its inaugural season in the AFL, the Shock captured its first ArenaBowl Title after defeating the Tampa Bay Storm last week 69-57 in front of a national television audience on the NFL Network.

Power hopes to light up Consol
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Shock Capture ArenaBowl with 69-57 Win Over Tampa Bay
Sports and Weather Right Now

Champions! Shock beat Storm in ArenaBowl XXIII
Northwest Cable News

Shock capture ArenaBowl with 69-57 win over Tampa Bay
Spokane Shock Press Release

Shock are AFL champs with ArenaBowl win
KXLY Spokane

"Deaf Valley" Silences Storm in ArenaBowl XXIII
Adam Markowitz,

Tampa Bay Storm head coach Tim Marcum had played ArenaBowl championships in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Orlando, Iowa, and at Tampa Bay... But never before had he seen anything like this.

Shock Capture ArenaBowl XXIII 69-57
The Spokesman Review

Spokane holds off Storm, 69-57

Shock, Storm Ready For ArenaBowl XXIII
KXLY Spokane

Shocking! Spokane Storms Tampa Bay in ArenaBowl XXIII Victory
Adam Markowitz,

11,017 fans packed into the stadium for the city's first ever ArenaBowl and its second Arena Football championship game. Previously, the 2008 ArenaCup ended in a disaster, as the Tennessee Valley Vipers ripped the hearts out of the Shock with a 56-55 overtime defeat.

Spokane Shock Win ArenaBowl XXIII 69-57
Joe Kauffman,

With one final run, the celebration was on at Spokane Arena, as the Spokane Shock won ArenaBowl XXIII 69-57.

AFL announces first and second All-Arena teams
AFL Press Release

The first and second All-Arena teams have been released, the league office announced today. The positions were voted on by coaches, media and fans, with several unanimous selections including Tulsa’s Gabe Nyenhuis and Arizona’s Rod Windsor.

AB23 Game Day Blog
Adam Markowitz,

Adam Markowitz blogs about ArenaBowl XXIII on gameday.

Storm Seek Super Sixth
Adam Markowitz,

1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 2003. Those are the banners that are hanging high in the St. Pete Times Forum as the Storm prepare for their seventh ArenaBowl appearance since moving to Tampa Bay and their ninth in franchise history.

Shock execs have never stood still
The Spokesman Review

Shock Ready to Ride Out Storm in ArenaBowl XXIII
Adam Markowitz,

It only took one step into Spokane Arena on Thursday's Media Day for ArenaBowl XXIII to know that there was something special here. Just take one look in the rafters. Banner after banner after banner are hanging in the end zone just to the left of the scoreboard.

Tampa Bay Storm falls in ArenaBowl title game 69-57 to Spokane Shock