2015 Season Preview: Arizona RattlersMatt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com
The Arizona Rattlers enter the 2015 Arena Football League season in very familiar territory. Having become the benchmark AFL franchise for the past half-decade, the target is again squarely on the Rattlers' backs. And that's just the way they like it.
2015 Season Preview: Portland ThunderD.K. White, ArenaFan.com
The off-season for the Portland Thunder has been a bit turbulent shall we say? It started with the firing of popular first year head coach Matthew Sauk and has became more and more convoluted with every passing week.
2015 Season Preview: San Jose SaberCatsGriffin Aseltine, ArenaFan.com
Following three seasons of adequate regular season play, but less-than-stellar postseason play, the SaberCats are looking to finally break the spell and get over that last hump to the franchise's fourth ArenaBowl championship.
2015 Season Preview: Tampa Bay StormConnor Akeman, ArenaFan.com
The Tampa Bay Storm, arguably the most storied franchise in the Arena Football League, failed once again to reach the postseason in 2014. The Storm havenít captured a division crown in over a decade and have missed the playoffs all together three of the past five seasons.
2015 Season Preview: Las Vegas OutlawsScott Miller, ArenaFan.com
I donít think it is accidental that Las Vegas is getting a new Arena Football League franchise. The new AFL Commissioner, Scott Butera, has ties to Las Vegas. The Commissioner thought the market had changed since the last time arena football was in Las Vegas, and a local ownership group fronted by Vince Neil of Motley Crue was interested in an Arena Football League franchise.
2015 Season Preview: Philadelphia SoulHarrison Brown, ArenaFan.com
The Philadelphia Soul lost three times to the Cleveland Gladiators on last second plays that couldíve been avoided last season. The team lost their first three including a beatdown by the San Jose Sabercats and an OT loss to the Arizona Rattlers.
2015 Season Preview: New Orleans VooDooJeff Sims, ArenaFan.com
Since the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings of the af2 relocated to New Orleans and renamed themselves the New Orleans VooDoo (a successful AFL franchise from 2004 Ė 2008) in 2011, they have failed to find the same success that the previous incarnation of the team was able to establish.
2015 Season Preview: Jacksonville SharksAdam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is already full of red banners hanging from the rafters with division titles and an ArenaBowl championship. The year 2014 though, was the first in the history of the Jacksonville Sharks where there was nothing to celebrate.
2015 Season Preview: Los Angeles KISSManny Nunez, ArenaFan.com
So many teams that are new to the Arena Football League have to deal with the best of the best, and if you are in the Western Conference, wins are a rarity. For the Los Angeles KISS, wins were not only scarce, but staying in games were just as difficult.
2015 Season Preview: Cleveland GladiatorsJonah Rosenblum, ArenaFan.com
2014 read like a fairy tale for the Cleveland Gladiators. A previously moribund franchise went on the run of a lifetime, finishing 17-1 and hosting the ArenaBowl in front of a near-sellout crowd.
2015 Season Preview: Spokane ShockJeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com
For the Spokane Shock, 2014 will be remembered as an injury-riddled season. Key contributors from every phase of the game missed time nursing a variety of injuries in an 11-7 campaign.
2015 Season Preview: Orlando PredatorsAdam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
The historically dominant Orlando Predators found their way back on top last season, as they won their first division title since 2006 in a year where everything looked like it was going to go wrong.