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ArenaBowl XXVI
ArenaFan Staff & Experts Weigh in On ArenaBowl XXVI
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO – There have been 21 weeks of grueling Arena Football League action, and it all boils down to what we have on Saturday afternoon at the Amway Center, as the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul duke it out in ArenaBowl XXVI. Kickoff for today's game in Orlando is set for 1:00 p.m. ET, and it will be broadcast on CBS, marking the first time that the ArenaBowl has been played on network TV since being on NBC in 2006.

AFL Tonight Episode 24: Ready... Set...
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 24th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we look towards kickoff the of the 26th Arena Football league championship. Joining Tim and Adam are Rush beat writer Jeff Sims and Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic. We talk media Day, the LA KISS announced and other ArenaBowl related news

Rattlers Repeat as ArenaBowl Champs
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO -- On Saturday, the Arizona Rattlers became the first team since the Tampa Bay Storm in ArenaBowls IX and X to win back to back Arena Football League championships as they defeated the Philadelphia Soul 48-39 in ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.

Arizona Rattlers Win 48-39 in ArenaBowl XXVI
Joe Kauffman, ArenaFan.com

The Arizona Rattlers are winners of ArenaBowl XXVI. Lindholm's field goal proved to be the clinching scoring, making it a two-score game. Philadelphia put up a tremendous effort, but it wasn't enough to beat the Rattlers, who have won their fourth ArenaBowl in franchise history and their second straight by the count of 48-39.

Second Verse, Same as the First For Soul in ArenaBowl
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO -- The Arizona Rattlers have become the first team since the 1995-1996 Tampa Bay Storm to win back-to-back ArenaBowls. Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Soul, they are becoming a mere footnote in history, as they are the first team since – ironically – the Rattlers were beaten in three consecutive ArenaBowls in 2002, 2003, and 2004.

O-Line Key To Success of the Soul
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The great Casey Stengel used to say that "You have to have a catcher, or you'll have all passed balls." Here in the Arena Football League, you have to have a center, or you'll have all delay of game penalties. You'd better have three great offensive linemen and a great fullback too, or you'll have a lot of quarterbacks on IR by the end of the season.

The Philadelphia Soul have had the best offensive line in the league bar none over the course of the last two seasons, and if they are going to win ArenaBowl XXVI on Saturday afternoon, this unit is going to have to play at its best.

ArenaFan Coverage of ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan.com was proud to cover Media Day for ArenaBowl XXVI at the Rosen Center in Orlando, FL. Below are video clips from the announcements of the LA KISS, the State of the League Address by Commissioner Kurz, and the statements made by Clint Dolezel and Kevin Guy leading into the biggest game of the year.

A Team That Stays Together…..
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

The Arizona Rattlers are headed to their third consecutive ArenaBowl on Saturday afternoon as they will be involved in a rematch of last year’s Arena Football championship game against the Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.

This Time, Philadelphia Has the Eye of the Tiger in the ArenaBowl
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It's clear that part of the reason that Tiger Jones plays here in the Arena Football League is the thrill of the fight, and if the Philadelphia Soul are going to beat the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday in ArenaBowl XXVI, they are definitely going to have to rise up to the challenge of their rivals. Rocky Balboa might have had the eye of the tiger in all of the Rocky films, but right now in the City of Brotherly Love, the tiger that will be in the midst of the fight on Saturday happens to be one of the best receivers in the history of the Arena Football League.

ArenaFan.com at ArenaBowl XXVI Pictures
ArenaFan Online

ArenaFan.com pictures from ArenaBowl XXVI!

Raudabaugh Out To Prove That He Is Amongst AFL's Elite
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

With a win on Saturday over the Arizona Rattlers, Dan Raudabaugh will certainly be able to put himself in a class with Nick Davila, Aaron Garcia, and the rest of the greats in this game, but a loss, and he'll probably go back to just being another one of those quarterbacks who puts up great numbers.

Philadelphia Soul to host send off party
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2013 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul will host a "Send Off Party" for the team's departure to Orlando for ArenaBowl XXVI. The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Chickie and Pete's in South Philly.

Rattlers Eisenhardt named Lineman of the Year
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that Arizona Rattlers center Billy Eisenhardt has been named as the Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year.

AFL Tonight Episode 23: Down the Stretch They Come
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 23rd episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we head into the final days of the 2013 season. We talk about the All-Arena 1st and 2nd Offensive Teams, post season league awards, recap the National and American Conference Championship games and start to preview the ArenaBowl XXIV matchup between the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers.

ArenaBowl XXVI Interviews and Videos
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ORLANDO – ArenaBowl XXVI will take place on Saturday, August 17th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. In preparation for the game, ArenaFan.com is continuing its tradition of bringing you, the fans, the best and most in depth interviews with personalities from all across the Arena Football League.

Guy Amongst All-Time Greats
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

This week, Arizona Rattlers Head Coach Kevin Guy is back in the ArenaBowl for the third straight season and is attempting to be just the second head coach to win back-to-back titles, joining AFL Hall of Famer Tim Marcum (1987-89 and 1995-96).

Rattlers Hope To Sweep Away Soul, History in ArenaBowl XXVI
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It's pretty good company when you can put yourself on an exclusive list that is currently only occupied by the 1995 Tampa Bay Storm. The 2013 Arizona Rattlers have a chance to join the list of squads that finished a three-game sweep against teams with a win in the ArenaBowl when they take on the Philadelphia Soul on Saturday afternoon in Orlando at ArenaBowl XXVI.

Rattlers QB Nick Davila named Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award winner
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Arizona Rattler QB Nick Davila has been awarded the Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award for his work in the community, announced by the League office today.

ArenaFan.com ArenaBowl XXVI Game Center
ArenaFan Online

Our 360 degree look at ArenaBowl XXVI.

Wheels Fall Off in 2nd Half, Shock Season Ends in Arizona
Jeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com

The 2013 season was one with many highs for the Spokane Shock. Unfortunately, their season could not end on one. The Arizona Rattlers won the rubber match by a score of 65-57, sending the Shock back home with a devastating loss. A strong first half by the Shock was only an aberration. The Rattlers stormed back to close out the second half and dominated the 3rd quarter en route to a commanding victory. 37 consecutive points gave the Rattlers enough of a lead to coast into ArenaBowl XXVI with a win.