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Chris Greisen     

Born: July 2, 1976
Hometown: Sturgeon Bay, WI
6' 3", 225
College: Northwest Missouri State
Other Pro Experience: NFL CFL UFL 
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Player News
Top 25 QBs in AFL history: NO. 1-5
AFL Press Release
Completing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Quarterbacks in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced the five greatest quarterbacks in Arena Football history.

Blaze to battle desperate Iowa

Cleveland Gladiators Big Win Marred by Loss of Star Quarterback for the Season
Cleveland Leader

San Jose routs Shock in opener
The Spokesman Review (blog)

AFL top-ranked Shock open against No. 2 San Jose
The Spokesman Review

AFL MVP Proves Worth in UFL
Andy Lopusnak,
Three months ago, Chris Greisen was named the AFL’s MVP after a record-setting season with the Milwaukee Iron. Three UFL games ago, he took over as the starting signal caller of a 2-3 team in despair and now after three straight wins Greisen has led the Florida Tuskers to the UFL Championship game.

Early hole proves to be too deep
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Shock will host title game after hanging on to beat Iron
The Spokesman Review

Sports briefsGreisen, Iron in conference final
Green Bay Press Gazette

Shock host to Iron
The Spokesman Review

Burns finishes season well for Milwaukee Iron
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rush falls in playoffs
Chicago Daily Herald

Defense key in victory
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Greisen ready for playoffs
Green Bay Press Gazette

Iron topple Rush 64-54
Chicago Tribune

Rush eliminated from Arena playoffs
Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune (blog)

Breaking it Down – Week 17
Andy Lopusnak,
With just a week to go in the regular season, all eight playoff teams have been decided and Spokane locked up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Rod Windsor added another league single-season record to his record-breaking rookie campaign. Also, Dallas named its new head coach at halftime. This and much more awaits in the 17th weekly edition of Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 16
Andy Lopusnak,
Seven of the eight playoff teams have been decided as well as two division titles. Three total teams clinched playoff berths, while two were eliminated. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay swapped places despite losing AFL all-time leading passer Aaron Garcia and Spokane's road until ArenaBowl XXIII will be at home. This and my top offensive player of the year await you in the Week 16 edition of Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 14
Andy Lopusnak,
Aaron Garcia became the league’s all-time leader in passing yards, Rod Windsor became the fourth AFL player to reach 150 catches in a single-season and the playoff picture is starting to shape out. This and the most AFL recap coverage anywhere in the known universe is just a click away…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 13
Andy Lopusnak,
This was one of the most lopsided weeks in recent league history with six of the seven games being decided by at least 12 points. Home teams continued their unprecedented domination this year and Utah became the first team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention (though the Blaze hasn’t contended in its last six games). This and more AFL stuff than you can shake a stick at are in this week’s Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 12
Andy Lopusnak,
The dirty dozen edition of Breaking it Down featured three division leaders losing, the home team winning six of seven contests, numerous players went over season stat thresholds and Kenny McEntyre’s Week 11 rant apparently paid off big time for his Preds. This and much more interesting, mind-blowing and totally useless nuggets of AFL history are just a click away…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 11
Andy Lopusnak,
The eleventh week of AFL action featured the road team winning a season-high five games. Four of the seven games were decided by six or fewer points, including two decided by a single point. All eight teams that would make the playoffs if the season ended today remained the same for the third straight week. More awaits you inside this week’s edition of Breaking it Down…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Six
Andy Lopusnak,
Week Six was one of the most eventful weeks thus far. It offered the indoor football world the highest scoring game in league history and no team is winless or unbeaten any more. The stats software still has more bugs than any exterminator could handle and of course, the league hasn’t published a record book. This and more AFL information you’ll ever find anywhere awaits you in your Week Six fix…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Five
Andy Lopusnak,
After three ten-point games on Friday, Week Five blessed us with four exciting contests on Saturday night that all came down to the final minute of play. Three previously winless teams earned their first victories and Milwaukee suffered its first loss of the year. Home teams still keep on winning, as does Tim Marcum. This and more AFL information than anywhere else await you in this week's edition of Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Four
Andy Lopusnak,
Week Four of the AFL season was the shortest in two decades and all four home teams won. Chicago and Milwaukee are the last unbeaten teams while Iowa won its first AFL game in almost a decade. This and much more are just a click away in your weekly addiction known to the kids on the street as Breaking it Down. Don’t worry; I’ve got your fix. Just click here..,

Iron weather the Storm and remain perfect
Milwaukee Iron Press Release
The Milwaukee Iron claimed their third victory of the season as they held off the Tampa Bay Storm at the Bradley Center, and rolled to a 72-61 victory.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak,
High-scoring Arena Football action returned in Week Three as the seven games combined to average 114 points per contest and the old af2 continued its dominance against AFL teams. These and many more interesting tidbits await you if you click through to continue your weekly journey into the inner depths of AFL geekdom in Volume II, Issue III of Breaking it Down. Continue only if you dare…

Greisen, Forse earn Week 1 AFL honors
Milwaukee Iron Press Release

Iron add Arena Football star QB Chris Greisen
Milwaukee Iron Press Release

ArenaFan Interview: Chris Greisen
Fran Stuchbury,
ArenaFan contributor Fran Stuchbury spoke to Florida Tuskers backup quarterback Crhis Greisen at the UFL Championship media day at Las Vegas. Greisen spent the 2007 & 2008 seasons in the AFL with the Georgia Force. He also spent some time with the Dallas Desperados.

Arena football: Guidugli earns af2 offensive honors
Green Bay Press Gazette

Cleveland Gladiators nip Georgia Force
For perhaps the first time in the history of the Gwinnett Center, a team with "Gladiators" written on their uniforms was booed when they won.

Cleveland Gladiators Advance To Arena Conference Finals
Raymond Philyaw completed 20 of 29 passes for 295 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the Cleveland Gladiators to a 73-70 victory against the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League playoffs Monday night.

AFL: Gladiators looking for upset in Georgia
The devil may have gone down to Georgia in search of a soul, but the Cleveland Gladiators are looking for an upset. The Gladiators (10-7) visit the Georgia Force (10-6) tonight in the quarterfinals of the Arena Football League playoffs.

Greisen still a force for Georgia in Year 2
De Pere Journal
"Who knows? You never know. I'm 10 times the quarterback I was when I played in the NFL. Right now, I'm playing in Arena Football and really enjoying it."

Aiming to be the best
They say that what separates professional football from basketball is that football players must go to college to be successful, otherwise the talent gap would be too great. Basketball players can easily jump from high school to the pros and fit right in (although that's no longer allowed).

Rush Continue To Struggle
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush continued to falter with yet another loss, this time to the Georgia Force 50-47. It forces the Rush to try and clinch homefield advantage for the third straight week in the season finale at home against Dallas this Sunday.

Push for playoff No. 1 starts tonight for Soul
Cherry Hill Courier Post
As the 2008 Arena Football League season enters its final two regular-season weekends, the Soul have reclaimed control of their own destiny.

Storm lose on game's final play
Tampa Tribune
Quarterback Chris Greisen snuck in from 2 yards out for the tying touchdown as time expired, and Carlos Martinez added the extra point to give the Georgia Force a 56-55 win against the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night.

Force eases to victory as VooDoo off the mark
The Times-Picayune -
Georgia turned into a bunch of home wreckers Monday night, bumping the VooDoo out of first place in the Southern Division with a 40-29 victory in a nationally televised Arena Football League game at the New Orleans Arena.

Pool of quality QBs running thin
GMs looking to the Arena Football League for the next Kurt Warner will have to pick him out of a lineup featuring current AFL passing leaders Matt D'Orazio, Joe Germaine, Russ Michna, Tony Graziani, Chris Greisen, Aaron Garcia, Raymond Philyaw, Matt Nagy, Shane Stafford and, well, best of luck to ya.

Soul coughs up late lead in loss to Georgia
Philadelphia Daily News
No lead is safe in the Arena Football League, however. The Soul certainly found that out the hard way last night.

Predators take 6th in a row
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Predators wide receiver Chas Gessner caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Shane Stafford with 5 seconds remaining in the game to extend the Predators' (6-2) Arena Football League winning streak to six games Saturday night as they defeated the Georgia Force (3-4) 65-62.

Force win Friday shootout, 70-63
Two plays. That's all it took for the Kansas City Brigade (0-5) to go ahead by two scores at the start of the game. It's also what it took for the Georgia Force (3-3) to tie things up at the start of the second half to crown their comeback. A wild second half gave way to a Force victory, 70-63 April 4.

Victories, not stats are what count for Georgia Force QB Greisen
There must be something in the water up in the Green Bay area. In a place famous for housing one of the most storied NFL quarterbacks, a new hero has emerged as the record setting signal caller for the Georgia Force.

MacPherson's time arrives for Rampage
The Grand Rapids Press -
James MacPherson spent all but a few inconsequential minutes of his first season in the Arena Football League as an enthusiastic spectator -- helmet off, clutching a clipboard -- while planted on the bench.

Winless Blaze fizzle badly
Deseret News
It's an indisputable fact that the Utah Blaze are the best 0-5 team in the Arena Football League following their 70-49 loss to the Georgia Force on Saturday night at EnergySolutions Arena.

Blaze to honor Skaggs during game
Deseret News
Justin Skaggs certainly wasn't the most talented player Danny White ever coached. He may have been the hardest worker, however.

Defense comes up big
Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Predators were one yard away from starting the Arena Football League season 1-3, but Georgia receiver Chris Pauley stepped out of bounds as time expired and Orlando came away with a 50-45 victory Saturday night at Amway Arena.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak,
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.

Thonn's goal as coach? Reverse the Rampage
The Grand Rapids Press -
Steve Thonn recalls the pulse-pounding atmosphere that rippled through Van Andel Arena while watching the Grand Rapids Rampage defeat the Nashville Kats, 64-42, in ArenaBowl XV on Aug. 19, 2001.

Storm Make Most Of Big Plays, Win Home Opener
Tampa Tribune
Two big plays turned the game in the favor of the Tampa Bay Storm during their home opener Friday night. The first was a bit wacky and one only the Arena Football League could provide. The second was a heads-up play turned into a one-man athletic display.

Week 1 Power Poll Rankings
Bleacher Report
Here is the first power rankings going into week 1 of the Arena Football season.

Desperados eager to solve playoff curse
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A year after the Dallas Desperados posted the best regular-season record in the Arena Football League only to fall in the first round of the playoffs, the team begins the season looking to buck a trend plaguing most of the area's franchises.

Blizzard's Cason joins AFL's Force
Green Bay Press Gazette
Defensive back Stephen Cason, who helped lead the Green Bay Blizzard to an arenafootball2 conference championship game last season, has signed with the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League.

Georgia offensive coordinator to lead Rampage
The Grand Rapids Press
The architect of one of the Arena Football League's most-prolific offenses will design plays for the Grand Rapids Rampage next season. The Rampage plan today to introduce Georgia Force offensive coordinator Steve Thonn as its new coach at a news conferenc

Rampage hire offensive force in Thonn
The Grand Rapids Press
The architect of one of the Arena Football League's most prolific offenses will design plays for the Grand Rapids Rampage next season. The Rampage were to introduce Georgia Force offensive coordinator Steve Thonn as its new coach at a news conference this

111 and Counting: The Ballad of Chris Greisen
Matt Eichenblatt,
If you were to look up the word ‘greatness’ in the dictionary, chances are you would find some long, drawn out explanation describing someone or something that goes beyond a common standard and achieves more. While that definition is probably suffici