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Born: October 20, 1970
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
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College: Sacramento State
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AFL's All-Time Passing Leader Retires
AFL Press Release
Arena Football’s all-time passing leader has decided to call it a career. After 19 seasons in the game, LA KISS quarterback Aaron Garcia officially retired on Thursday.

Motley Crue frontman hoping to pack the arena again - for football
Las Vegas Sun
The debauchery of a Mötley Crüe tour always was toned down Sunday afternoons. For years on fall and winter weekends, Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil has shelved his infamous wild side to indulge in shouting at something other than the devil — the television.

DB Ted Jennings Rookie Season Pays Off With All-Arena Honor
Philadelphia Soul Insider
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Portland Thunder beat Los Angeles KISS to improve chances at playoffs
The Oregonian

Portland Thunder drop 69-61 game to KISS
The Oregonian

Rattlers take control of division after rout in LA
azcentral.com

Rattlers QB Davila treating homecoming like any game
azcentral.com

LA KISS Finds Scoring Outage Against Pittsburgh Power
CBS Local

Jacksonville Sharks receiver London Crawford takes to field hours after death of 3-month-old son
Florida Times-Union

Los Angeles Kiss bring rock star aura into matchup against Power
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Power scores early and often in 50-26 win against Kiss
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Shock still on the lookout for help at quarterback
The Spokesman Review

LA KISS shakes up roster after fifth consecutive loss
Los Angeles Times

Extra work in preseason paying off for Jacksonville Sharks
Florida Times-Union

Shout it out loud: Power prepare to play LA KISS
Tribune-Review

Rivalry between Jacksonville Sharks, Orlando Predators goes to new level
Florida Times-Union

Shock still on the lookout for help at quarterback
The Spokesman Review

JJ Raterink traded back to injury-laden Barnstormers
DesMoinesRegister.com

Barnstormers Involved in Three-Way Trade
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release
The Iowa Barnstormers have executed a three-way trade with the Los Angeles KISS and the Jacksonville Sharks to acquire quarterback J.J. Raterink, Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced today.

Sharks Add Defensive Lineman James McClinton
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release
The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has executed trades with the Los Angeles KISS and the Iowa Barnstormers.

Aaron Garcia Predictably Kisses Jacksonville Goodbye
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
At the ArenaBowl last season, our own Tim Capper asked the famed Aaron Garcia whether he was going to kiss the Orlando Predators goodbye right after the announcement that the Los Angeles KISS were the newest AFL team. Not only has Garcia kissed the Predators goodbye, but he did so with the Jacksonville Sharks as well. The all-time leading passer in AFL history has been traded for the second time this season, as he was shipped to the KISS on Monday as a part of a bevy of moves which shuffled quarterbacks throughout the league.

LA KISS adds Arena Football League's all-time leading passer
Los Angeles KISS Press Release
LA KISS today announced the acquisition of 21-year veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia. Garcia, who in 2012 was named No. 3 on the league’s list of Top 25 Greatest Players, owns every major AFL career passing record.

Portland Thunder at Jacksonville Sharks game preview
The Oregonian

Sharks fall to Thunder 69-62
WJXT Jacksonville

Sharks fall to expansion Thunder
Florida Times-Union

Garcia left Sharks after doubting his own desire to continue career
Florida Times-Union (blog)
While he didn’t officially close any doors, Aaron Garcia didn’t sound like he has any plans Friday to return any time soon – if at all – to the Jacksonville Sharks.

Veteran QB Aaron Garcia leaving Sharks to tend to family matters
Florida Times-Union
The record-setting quarterback left the team this week to attend to family issues, head coach Les Moss said.

Soul defeat Sharks in home opener
Philly.com

Errors doom Sharks in road loss
Florida Times-Union

Gilyard, Robbins make big plays when it matters as Sharks take down Storm
Florida Times-Union

Garcia Back, But Questions Remain For Archer, Sharks
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
JACKSONVILLE -- The last time he stepped on the field wearing the red and black of the Jacksonville Sharks, he threw a touchdown pass on the final play of ArenaBowl XXIV. After throwing the ball 7,488 times, completing 4,850 passes, tossing 1,304 touchdowns, playing in 226 games for 18 seasons in nine different cities, Garcia has come back for a 19th season in the Arena Football League.

ArenaFan.com Interview with Aaron Garcia (4/11/14)
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
Adam Markowitz's postgame interview with Aaron Garcia as he begins his 19th season in the Arena Football League

Sharks Activate Quarterback Aaron Garcia
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release
The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has activated quarterback Aaron Garcia from the Refused to Report list. Garcia had previously been acquired in a trade with the Orlando Predators on February 10, and was placed on Refused to Report on February 21.

Sharks preseason game Sunday important for QBs Rowley, Archer
Florida Times-Union
Practice was done Thursday morning and most of the Jacksonville Sharks players and coaches had already left Plantation Park when Kyle Rowley convinced receiver Jeremy Kelley to hang around for a few extra passes.

Orlando Predators begin training camp
Orlando Sentinel

Coach seeks 'relentless' players as Preds prepare to start camp
Orlando Sentinel
In the adrenaline-fueled atmosphere that permeates the Arena Football League, Orlando Predators first-year coach Rob Keefe is looking for one kind of player.

ArenaBowl Champion Quarterback to Return to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release
The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that quarterback Aaron Garcia will return to the Sharks following a trade with the Orlando Predators.

Sharks acquire 43-year-old QB Aaron Garcia
Florida Times-Union

Predators Acquire Morris, Turner and Marcorelle From Sharks For Aaron Garcia
Orlando Predators Press Release
The Orlando Predators have acquired quarterback Bernard Morris, offensive lineman Trevis Turner and defensive lineman Matt Marcorelle from the Jacksonville Sharks in exchange for quarterback Aaron Garcia. The move marks the ninth trade completed by Head Coach Rob Keefe and his staff this offseason as the franchise continues to revamp its roster.

San Jose SaberCats face defending Arena Bowl champions to open playoffs
San Jose Mercury News

Playoffs Start For Soul On Saturday Vs. Orlando
CBS Local

SaberCats host Arena Bowl champion Arizona
San Jose Mercury News

Orlando ends VooDoo season
Bayoubuzz

VooDoo With Winner Take All Game At Orlando
SportsNOLA.com

In season of distraction, Predators are focused on one thing: clinching playoff berth
Orlando Sentinel

With playoff berth in reach, Predators succumb to Gladiators
Orlando Sentinel

Cleveland Gladiators defeat Orlando Predators, 65-62
Plain Dealer

Loss eliminates Barnstormers from postseason
DesMoinesRegister.com

Orlando Predators fail to make statement against Arizona Rattlers, fall 84-56
Orlando Sentinel

Contender or pretender? Predators could be dangerous team in arena playoffs
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks Win Sixth Straight Against Predators, 62-55
First Coast News

Ex-Preds QB Rowley fuels Jacksonville victory over Orlando
Orlando Sentinel

Former Sharks star QB Aaron Garcia becomes opponent Saturday night
Florida Times-Union

No free pizza for fans as Orlando Predators deliver 50-35 win against Pittsburgh Power
Orlando Sentinel

SaberCats host Arena Bowl champion Arizona
San Jose Mercury News

Orlando Predators beat Cleveland Gladiators 62-55 on last-second touchdown
Orlando Sentinel

Cleveland Gladiators rally to tie Orlando, but lose in last seconds
Plain Dealer

San Jose SaberCats beat Pittsburgh Power 68-54
San Jose Mercury News

Orlando Predators hold off Tampa Bay Storm 55-48 in Arena Football League ...
Orlando Sentinel

Storm loses to Orlando
Tampabay.com (blog)

Storm hosts Orlando and its new, old QB
Tampabay.com (blog)

Shock crush San Jose 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)
t doesn’t seem to matter who San Jose has at quarterback when it faces the Spokane Shock. The last three meetings between the West Division rivals have produced one-sided outcomes in Spokane’s favor.

hock dominate San Jose, 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Streaking San Jose out for revenge against Shock
The Spokesman Review

Showdown for Shock, SaberCats
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Physical Rematch With San Jose On Horizon For Shock
Sports and Weather Right Now

Physical Rematch With San Jose On Horizon For Shock
KHQ Right Now
When you include the Spokane Shock's previous game against the San Jose Sabercats into the mix, Saturday's 7:00 p.m. matchup at the Spokane Arena should an emotionally charged affair.

Predators lose to Sharks 44-41
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks fend off ex-teammate Aaron Garcia, Orlando
Florida Times-Union

Sharks Get Back In Win Column With 44-41 Victory Over Predators
First Coast News

Predators lose to Sharks 44-41
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks face biggest rival in Orlando
WJXT Jacksonville

Soul gets a home win, knocks off Preds
The Phanatic
The Philadelphia Soul won their first home game of the season by defeating the Orlando Predators, 61-51, in front of 9,094 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. The Soul got back to .500 on the season after defeating Doug Plank and the Orlando Predators for the second time this season.

Soul beat Predators to earn first home win of the season
Philly.com - Philly.com

Soul Continue Search For First Home Win Saturday
CBS Local

After fast start, Sharks try to snap two-game losing streak
Florida Times-Union

Shock fall apart in loss to Orlando
The Spokesman Review

Orlando Shocks Spokane, 83-82
KHQ Right Now

Shock blow lead, fall to Orlando
The Spokesman Review (blog)

In game featuring 165 points, Predators score winning TD with 5 seconds left
Orlando Sentinel

Shock take on Predators at Arena
The Spokesman Review

Shock face Garcia with his new team
The Spokesman Review (subscription)

QB Meyer proving his worth in AFL
Kitsap Sun

Orlando Predators shut down Power in Pittsburgh, 52-38
WKMG Orlando

Orlando Predators place struggling QB on recallable waivers
Orlando Sentinel

Predators look to upset reigning ArenaBowl champions
Orlando Sentinel

VooDoo to make Dome debut Saturday against SaberCats
SportsNOLA.com

Orlando Predators to trade for Sabercats QB Aaron Garcia
WKMG Orlando

Predators trade for quarterback Aaron Garcia
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Welcomes Aaron Garcia and Devin Clark to the Jungle
Orlando Predators Press Release
The Orlando Predators have been assigned San Jose’s veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia and offensive lineman Devin Clark, in a trade for Orlando’s wide receiver, Amarri Jackson.

New Orleans VooDoo and San Jose SaberCats both sporting new starting quarterbacks for Saturday match
NOLA.com

Aaron Garcia throws five interceptions in SaberCats loss
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Shock race away from SaberCats to improve to 5-0
KREM.com (registration)

Stephens Sets AFL Single-Game Interception Record In Shock Win
KHQ Right Now

San Jose SaberCats fall to Spokane Shock
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats Add Former Chicago Rush QB Russ Michna
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The SaberCats today announced that they have been assigned former Chicago Rush quarterback Russ Michna on a two-year contract. San Jose also placed quarterback Aaron Garcia on recallable reassignment to make room on the 24-man roster.

Shock pick off another road win
The Spokesman Review

San Jose Sabercats battle Orlando Predators in home opener
San Jose Mercury News

Kickoff return in final minute resigns Predators to 0-2 start
Orlando Sentinel

SaberCats 47, Talons 42: Aaron Garcia throws 5 scoring passes
San Jose Mercury News

Huey Whitaker is the SaberCats Week One Impact Player in Victory against the Talons
Leanne Cozart, ArenaFan.com
Huey Whitaker was a jack of all trades in the 47-42 victory against the San Antonio Talons Saturday night in the Alamo Dome. The SaberCats held the lead until the third quarter when the battle intensified and the lead began to exchange frequently.

Return of QB Garcia spices Talons-SaberCats tilt
San Antonio Express

San Jose SaberCats begin anew with quarterback Aaron Garcia
San Jose Mercury News

Checking each other out
Stockton Record
An estimated 2,000 fans got a sneak peek of possible things to come as the San Jose SaberCats battled the Chicago Rush to a 28-28 tie in an Arena Football League exhibition game Thursday night at Stockton Arena.

Search for new Talons QB ongoing
San Antonio Express

Grieb retires, SaberCats sign Garcia to two-year deal
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

AFL Great, Quarterback Aaron Garcia Joins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned Northern California native, quarterback Aaron Garcia on a two-year contract.

Talons offer deal to QB Garcia
San Antonio Express
The San Antonio Talons have made a contract offer to quarterback Aaron Garcia but have not received a reply from the veteran player, executive vice president Keith Recine said.

Free-agency gives Talons chance to improve
San Antonio Express

Talons QB still unsure of future
mysanantonio.com

Garcia, Cisneros lead Hispanic Hall inductees
San Antonio Express

Soul hope to give Rattlers another tough loss
The News Journal

Talons earn league excellence award
San Antonio Express

Rattlers meet familiar face in ArenaBowl
FS Arizona

Utah Blaze defense stepping up its game heading into conference championship
Salt Lake Tribune

Top 25 players in AFL history: No. 3 Aaron Garcia
AFL Press Release
Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 3rd Greatest Player in AFL History: Aaron Garcia.

Blaze open playoffs in San Antonio
Deseret News

Utah Blaze weigh high stakes leading into AFL playoffs
Salt Lake Tribune

Garcia adds another record
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
When San Antonio Talons QB Aaron Garcia took the field last Friday night against the Arizona Rattlers, he added another record to his illustrious AFL career - most regular season games played.

Rattlers look to respond at San Antonio
AZ Central.com

Arizona Rattlers look to respond at San Antonio
Arizona Republic

Rattlers can find motivation by national snub
AZ Central.com (blog)

Being sidelined a pain for Talons WR Quiroga
San Antonio Express

Talons romp at Tampa Bay
San Antonio Express

San Jose SaberCats routed by Spokane Shock
Alameda Times-Star

Tampa Bay Storm drop home game to San Antonio Talons, 77-56
Bay News 9

Talons owner Lynd committed to next season and beyond
San Antonio Express

Grieb grabs more history
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Mark Grieb padded his future Hall of Fame career with two new AFL records - most career 400-yard passing games and most 400-yard games in a season. Read more about the history of the AFL's 400-yard games by clicking through.

Blaze hire defensive coordinator, add Sape
StandardNet

Talons vs. SaberCats
San Antonio Express

Arizona Rattlers defense faces task of stopping top QB
AZ Central.com

Talons, SaberCats renew new rivalry
San Antonio Express

SaberCats vs. San Antonio
San Jose Mercury News

Blaze fall in road battle at San Jose
StandardNet

Shock back from bye to take on Sharks
The Spokesman Review

Rush lose to Talons 56-55
WGN Radio

Arizona Rattlers add receiver Markee White
Tucson Citizen

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.

Talons Wake Up in Second Half, Knock Off VooDoo
Yahoo! Sports

Ageless Garcia, Physical Talons Rally Past VooDoo
SportsNOLA.com

New Orleans VooDoo bracing for San Antonio QB Aaron Garcia
NOLA.com

VooDoo Seek Third Straight Win At San Antonio
SportsNOLA.com

San Jose SaberCats hold off San Antonio Talons 76-53
Contra Costa Times

Talons stop Orlando in second half
San Antonio Express

Froman leads Spokane Shock to their first win
The Spokesman Review

Arena Football League: Blaze drop season-opening duel in Texas 54-48
Deseret News
The Utah Blaze dropped a tight 54-48 duel to the San Antonio Talons on Saturday in the two teams Arena Football League season-opener, played in front of 6,886 fans at the Alamodome.

Talons use big plays to claw for debut win
San Antonio Express
Down by five points to the Utah Blaze entering the final quarter Saturday at the Alamodome, San Antonio Talons coach Lee Johnson huddled his defense around and delivered a succinct message.

Utah Blaze drop season opener at San Antonio
ABC 4

Blaze blow lead, fall to Talons in opener
StandardNet

AFL Strike Looming?
First Coast News

Utah Blaze looking to take next step
Salt Lake Tribune

With strike in place, new Talons team may play today
San Antonio Express

Blaze travel to Lone Star State for opener
StandardNet

QB, Coach Bask In ArenaBowl Victory
WJXT Jacksonville

Jacksonville Sharks defeat Arizona Rattlers on final play of ArenaBowl
AZ Central.com

Jacksonville wins Arena Bowl
ESPN

Sharks Win Arena Bowl 73-70 Over Arizona For First Ever AFL Title
First Coast News

Jacksonville Wins ArenaBowl XXIV in Dramatic Fashion
The Jacksonville Observer

Despite Short Turnaround, Sharks Hope to Win It in the Desert
The Jacksonville Observer

Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila named Arena League MVP
Tucson Citizen

Sharks' Garcia headlines 2011 All-Arena Team
AFL Press Release
Jacksonville Sharks QB AARON GARCIA (6-1, 195, Sacramento State) earned First Team All-Arena honors for the third time in his career, the League Office announced today.

Arizona, Jacksonville play for arena league title
WTOP

Garcia Finally Ready for Big Show, Likely for the Final Time
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
It took over 6,000 pass attempts, 50,000 passing yards, and over 1,000 TD passes, but here Aaron Garcia is, leading the Jacksonville Sharks into ArenaBowl XXIV against the Arizona Rattlers.

Sharks Ready To De-Fang Rattlers In ArenaBowl Friday
WJXT Jacksonville

Arizona Rattlers coach Kevin Guy: Quick turnaround may aid Jacksonville
Tucson Citizen

Breaking it Down - 2011 Conference Championships
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
In Week One, Arizona hosted Jacksonville with the Rattlers pulling off a last-minute win. Five months to the day later, the two teams will meet this Friday in ArenaBowl XXIV. Arizona and Jacksonville had two of the greatest regular seasons of any team in league history and play in one of the most anticipated matchups in title game history. Join me as I breakdown the conference championships, the ArenaBowl and these two terrific teams.

Rattlers, Sharks set for ArenaBowl shootout
FS Arizona

Jacksonville Sharks Clinch Conference Crown, Head West for ArenaBowl XXIV
The Jacksonville Observer

Shock-less Arena Bowl Has Northwest Connections
Sports and Weather Right Now

Garcia named Russell Offensive Player of the Year
AFL Press Release
Jacksonville Sharks QB AARON GARCIA (6-1, 195, Sacramento State) has been named the 2011 Russell Offensive Player of the Year, the League Office announced today. The award comes to Garcia just one day after the Sharks were crowned American Conference Champions, earning a trip to ArenaBowl XXIV in Phoenix, AZ.

Jacksonville Sharks Face Georgia Force for ArenaBowl Berth
The Jacksonville Observer

Arizona Rattlers To Host Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXIV
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
ArenaBowl XXIV is officially set! The National Conference champs, the Arizona Rattlers will take on the Jacksonville Sharks, the American Conference champions on Friday night at 8:30 ET. The ArenaBowl will be played at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.

Georgia faces potent Sharks in conference final
Gwinnettdailypost.com

Sharks Pummel Predators, Advance to Conference Championship Game
The Jacksonville Observer

Sharks Host Orlando in Arena Football Playoffs This Friday
First Coast News

Shock end regular season with loss
The Spokesman Review

Jacksonville Sharks subdue Spokane Shock in final regular season AFL matchup
The Spokesman Review (subscription)

Rowley back in control as Shock QB
The Spokesman Review

Command beats Jacksonville Sharks in overtime
Kansas City Star

Command-Sharks preview
Kansas City Star

Sharks Lose to Dallas 75-70
First Coast News

Shock make roster moves
The Spokesman Review

Sharks Hope to Bounce Back After First Loss in Nearly 4 Months
First Coast News

Lowly SaberCats Stun Sharks, End Record-Breaking Winning Streak
The Jacksonville Observer

Garcia, Sharks too much for Storm
Tbo.com

Sharks Win Thirteenth Straight, Calm the Storm 66-41
The Jacksonville Observer

Surging Storm Looking for Revenge Against Sharks
The Jacksonville Observer

Jacksonville 66, Tampa Bay 41
Bay News 9

Sharks Host Stingy Milwaukee Mustangs on Saturday
The Jacksonville Observer

Garcia, Zbydniewski, Neal and Mathis earn Week 14 honors
AFL Press Release
Jacksonville QB AARON GARCIA and Tampa Bay QB BRIAN ZBYDNIEWSKI have been named Russell Athletic Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Tulsa DB J.C. NEAL and Pittsburgh WR JEROME MATHIS have been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and JLS Ironman of the Week, respectively, for Week 14 of the 2011 AFL season.

Jacksonville Sharks Pound Predators, Win 68-67 Thriller
The Jacksonville Observer

Force feeling urgency after losing last two
Gwinnettdailypost.com

Barnstormers suffer worst loss of season at Jacksonville
DesMoinesRegister.com

Barnstormers suffer worst loss of season at Jacksonville
Iowa City Press Citizen

Iowa Barnstormers go against familiar face Friday night
Iowa City Press Citizen

Soul falls short to AFL-leading Jacksonville
Philadelphia Daily News

Hometown Report: Garcia throws 1000th touchdown pass
Sacramento Bee

Soul take it outdoors for public workout
Philadelphia Inquirer

Soul downed by Sharks, 58-42
Philadelphia Inquirer

Grand performance for Aaron Garcia as Sharks dominate Predators
Florida Times-Union

Football story of the weekend? Garcia throws one-THOUSANDTH TD pass
Albany Times Union (blog)

Predators fall to Jacksonville Sharks, 76-55
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks quarterback Aaron Garcia on verge of 1000th TD
Florida Times-Union

Sharks Host Orlando Predators on Saturday
First Coast News

Aaron Garcia Nears 1000 Career TD Passes
First Coast News

Arena Football League: Power falls to Jacksonville, 65-40
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Garcia, Kizer, Quiroga earn week 3 honors
AFL Press Release
Jacksonville QB AARON GARCIA, Orlando DB RAYSHAUN KIZER and Orlando WR/LB ROBERT QUIROGA have been named Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and JLS Ironman of the Week, respectively, for Week 3 of the 2011 AFL season.

Sharks bite VooDoo early, often in 64-33 win
NewOrleans.Com (blog)

Rattlers secondary key to 2-0 start
AZ Central.com

Watch the Total Access: Jacksonville Sharks Special Here
First Coast News

Force better prepared for Game 2
Gwinnettdailypost.com

New-look Arizona Rattlers open season at home against Jacksonville
Arizona Republic

New-look Arizona Rattlers open season at home against Jacksonville
AZ Central.com

Arizona Rattlers open Arena football season with seven returnees
Arizona Republic
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Sharks QB Aaron Garcia shows no signs of slowing down
Florida Times-Union

Aaron Garcia Returns as Sharks 2011 Signal Caller
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

Spokane thrives on just-enough mentality
The Spokesman Review

Toliver, Orlando grab AFL playoff victory
Daytona Beach News-Journal

Orlando Predators: QB Nick Hill thrives in clutch in AFL playoff victory
Orlando Sentinel

Now an AFL team, Talons continue postseason tradition
Tulsa World

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 15
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Week 15 was one of the biggest in determining the playoffs thus far. Four teams punched their tickets to the postseason, while another was punched out. One of these fantastic four wrapped up a division crown and another team moved into playoff position. This and some historic moments will be highlighted in this edition of Breaking it Down.

Playoff Picture Breakdown - After July 9
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
With playoff fever at a frenzy, I decided to bring you a some early Breaking it Down tidbits in this postseason update. There were three Arena games Friday night, all of which Sunshine State teams won and right now all three would be in the playoffs. Let's look at those three games and the playoff implications heading into the rest of Week 15.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 14
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
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 - "Err" on Garcia
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Last week, I mentioned that Garcia needed four touchdowns to pass Clint Dolezel for the league’s all-time mark. Since the Sharks and AFL stated Garcia needed three for the new record, I did some research to ensure my numbers were indeed correct (and yes, they are correct). I use a plethora of sources to get all the historical information used in Breaking it Down, and as it turns out, I need it since the league is too lazy to put out a record book.

Jacksonville's Garcia breaks AFL All-Time touchdown passing record
AFL Press Release
He was already considered one of the best the league has ever seen, but Jacksonville quarterback Aaron Garcia solidified that statement this weekend when he broke the all-time total passing touchdowns record in the Sharks’ 64-56 victory over the Chicago Rush.

Sharks Notebook: QB Aaron Garcia on verge of setting AFL record for touchdown passes
Florida Times-Union

The long way back
The Spokesman Review

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Six
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
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, ArenaFan.com
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.

Sharks QB Aaron Garcia renews acquaintances with a big fan
Florida Times-Union

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Two
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
The second week of AFL action featured just as many games as teams on that had bye weeks – just five games and five byes. It’s also the largest number of byes in AFL history and the lowest number of total AFL games in a single week since 1994 when there were 11 teams. Let’s take a look back at the short, but pretty eventful five-game Week Two.

Quarterback Aaron Garcia takes long road to Jacksonville Sharks
Florida Times-Union

Jacksonville Sharks add Arena Football veteran Aaron Garcia at QB
Florida Times-Union

Arena football mega-star gives Sharks an extra bite
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release
The Jacksonville Sharks added more than just a veteran quarterback this week with the announcement of Arena Football legend Aaron Garcia - they added fear in their opponents.

Hometown Report: Garcia experiencing life change
Sacramento Bee

Arena Football League players cry foul at owners, try to survive ...
New York Daily News
For Aaron Garcia, the hardest part was telling his three kids about Christmas.

Aaron Garcia sees himself in the right place, at the right time
ESPN.COM
In sports, as in life, fame can turn on chance, a lucky break, being in the right place when the stars are perfectly aligned. Such is the case with Aaron Garcia, the 37-year-old New York Dragons quarterback in the Arena Football League. In a career covering 14 years, Garcia has been one of the most prolific, durable and popular players in league history.

New York Dragons Re-sign Aaron Garcia; Transaction Marks Second ...
PR Web (press release)
PR Web (press release), WA - 27 minutes agoGarcia, named in 2006 as one of the 20 greatest players in Arena Football League history, has set numerous passing records over his 14-year career, ...

The New York Dragons Welcome Timothy M. Kelly as Chief Operating ...
SunHerald.com
SunHerald.com, MS - 25 minutes ago... will be purchased by a New York-based investment group from current owner Charles Wang pending approval by the Arena Football League Board of Directors. ...

New York Dragons Arena Football League team to be purchased by investment group
Yahoo! Finance
The New York Dragons will be purchased by a New York-based investment group from current owner Charles Wang this July, pending approval by the Arena Football League Board of Directors. Financial details of the pending acquisition were not disclosed.

Soul wins conference championship, advances in AFL playoffs
Philadelphia Daily News
But the 16,102 on hand can attest that the win was definitely by the hair of their chiy chin-chin. Soul quarterback Matt D'Orazio found wideout Larry Brackins on a 28-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the divisional playoff game against New York.

Arena playoffs: Philadelphia 49, New York 48
Dallas Morning News
the final play of the game to give the Philadelphia Soul a 49-48 victory over the New York Dragons in the Arena Football League playoffs Saturday night. ...

Dragons fall to Philly in Arena Football playoffs
Newsday
"It hurts for it to come down to a replay when we clearly had the game in hand with seven seconds left," Dragons coach Weylan Harding said. "Those guys fought. We had a chance to win and we didn't pull it out."

Soul win thriller on final play
phillyBurbs.com
Brackins on the final play of the game to give the Soul a 49-48 victory over the New York Dragons in the Arena Football League playoffs Saturday night. ...

Soul facing Dragons for AFL title spot
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul play the New York Dragons tonight at the Wachovia Center in the second round of the Arena Football League playoffs, hoping that rest from a bye week will prove profitable.

Dragons return to hostile territory with a little fire to face Soul
Delaware County Daily Times
The postseason brings new life. It also can bring a growth in confidence. Such is the case with the New York Dragons.

Soul beats Dragon on last-play TD
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
the final play of the game to give the Philadelphia Soul a 49-48 victory over the New York Dragons in the Arena Football League playoffs Saturday night. ...

Soul offense should cause Dragons trouble
Cherry Hill Courier Post
So, are the New York Dragons just one-shot playoff wonders or this season's Cinderella among the Arena Football League's 2008 postseason entries?

New York's Garcia, Cleveland's Hefflin and New York's Price earn wild card week honors
AFL Press Release
New York Dragons QB AARON GARCIA, Cleveland Gladiators DB BRANDON HEFFLIN and New York Dragons FB/LB IDRIS PRICE have been named Offensive Player, ADT Defensive Player, and Ironman of the Week, respectively, for the Wild Card Round of the 2008 playoffs.

Garcia, Price take home weekly honors
New York Dragons Press Release
New York Dragons QB Aaron Garcia and FB/LB Idris Price took home two AFL weekly honors this week after the Dragons 77-63 Wild Card victory over Dallas. Garcia was named Offensive Player of the Week, and Price was named Ironman of the Week.

Desperados bow out again
Monitor
Aaron Garcia threw nine touchdown passes, leading the New York Dragons to a 77-63 upset victory over the Dallas Desperados on Friday night in the opening round of the Arena Football League playoffs.

Desperados extend postseason jinx with loss
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Whatever it’s called, whether it be a Dallas curse or Dallas jinx, it lives on for another day.

Dragons, Soul play next week
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul now know which team they will face in the Arena Football League playoffs next Saturday.

With different seed, Desperados hope for different result
Dallas Morning News
The Desperados find themselves in an unfamiliar position as the Arena Football League playoffs begin tonight.

New York's Garcia attempts to climb passing ladder on Russell Athletic ESPN Arena Football Friday
AFL Press Release
New York Dragons QB AARON GARCIA can climb the postseason passing ladder in two categories when the Dragons (8-8) travel to American Airlines Center to face the Dallas Desperados (12-4) on Russell Athletic ESPN Arena Football Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN HD, ESPN360.com, SIRIUS RADIO – Channel 127).

Dragons lose finale, face Dallas in playoffs
Newsday
It was just minutes before the start of the Dragons' season finale against Philadelphia yesterday at Nassau Coliseum, and there was coach Weylan Harding on the Jumbotron with two days' growth on his face, saying something about evaluating several hundred players, making roster cuts, and returning the team back to its rightful place as one of the elite franchises in Arena Football.

Dallas stops Dragons twice in fourth
Newsday
late in the fourth quarter and it proved costly in a 51-49 loss to host Dallas at American Airlines Center in an Arena Football League game last night. ...

Dragons thrive on Crush's miscues
Rocky Mountain News
Turnovers usually are deciding factors in football games, whether the contests are played outside or indoors.

Veteran QB keeps Crush on the ropes
Denver Post
Veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia called on all his experience to stare down the Colorado Crush defense in a bristling second half, enabling the New York Dragons to escape the Pepsi Center with a 73-65 Arena Football League victory Monday night.

Garcia to apepar on ESPNEWS' The HotList
New York Dragons Press Release
New York Dragons QB Aaron Garcia will appear on ESPN’s The Hotlist today at 5pm. The show airs daily on ESPNews and features athletes from a variety of sports as they discuss timely topics.

Enter the Dragon: Garcia's football dreams come true in Arena League
SI.com
You're Aaron Garcia, quarterback of the Arena Football League's New York Dragons, and here's your dilemma: It's 4th and goal from the Grand Rapids Rampage 2-yard line.

Pool of quality QBs running thin
ESPN
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.

Columbus jams up Dragons for 43-41 win
Newsday
In their Arena Football League rematch last night against the Columbus Destroyers, the Dragons' strategy wasn't different, just the outcome.

Defense digs in; losing streak ends
Columbus Dispatch
All year, Columbus' defense has had trouble forcing turnovers. Leading by a point late in the third quarter last night against the New York Dragons, the Destroyers had a golden opportunity to recover a fumble.

New York's Garcia can join elite company on Sunday
AFL Press Release
New York Dragons QB AARON GARCIA can join elite company in three categories when the Dragons (6-4) welcome the Georgia Force (5-5) to Nassau Coliseum on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. ET.

Arena ball serves many purposes for old Cougs
Cougfan.com
For superstar Chris Jackson, it’s a lucrative living that finds him rubbing shoulders with the likes of Jon Bon Jovi. And for Jason Gesser, it’s a classroom experience helping prep him for a life in coaching.

Arena Football News and Notes
Sports Memo
We can add the Chicago Rush to the ‘teams that don’t have backup quarterback issues’ list after watching Russ Michna play for the past two weeks.

Rampage report card: No bite in Big Apple
MLive.com

Rampage pounded in New York
MLive.com
The Rampage entered the contest as the Arena Football League's highest-scoring team at 67.3 points per game, but tied a team record with a scoreless first half while suffering a 63-34 defeat to the Dragons at Nassau Coliseum.

Dallas rallies to win on safety near end
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Fittingly, the defense scored the winning points as former Dallas Cowboys lineman Colston Weatherington blocked Chris Onorato's field-goal attempt, and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety with 2:01 remaining as Dallas defeated the New York Dragons 33-31 in an Arena Football League game Sunday.

Rattlers seek rebound vs. NY
Arizona Republic
It's only three weeks into the season, and Brett Bouchy's big guarantee is starting to look shaky.

WBS QB battle could shape up
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Rod Rutherford has spent a career adapting to new leagues and teams. For the last week and a half, he’s had to do it once more.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
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.

Gladiators win Cleveland debut, 61-49, in front of big, lively crowd
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Gladiators President Bernie Kosar said at the outset of training camp that he expects his club to contend for the Arena Football League playoffs.

Gladiators win first major battle
Akron Beacon Journal
With the return of the Arena Football League to the area Monday night, it was all too obvious that Northeast Ohio's sports fans were more than willing to support a team they thought could be a winner.

Cleveland Gladiators’ offensive onslaught wows fans
Chronicle-Telegram
The game began with a bang. Then there was another, and yet another. The Arena Football League has brought its high-scoring product to Cleveland and the Gladiators kicked off their inaugural season at Quicken Loans Arena with a 61-48 victory over the New York Dragons.

Dragons QB healthy, ready for Gladiators
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
New York Dragons quarterback Aaron Garcia has bad news for the rest of the Arena Football League: He is healthy again. "For the first time in a long time, I feel like I can move around and do things like I used to be able to do," Garcia said by phone last week from Dragons headquarters.

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

Brigade ventures into free-agency with signings
Kansas City Star
The team signed four players Friday — defensive back Jerald Brown, wide receiver Mike Horacek, fullback/linebacker Chris Avery and wide receiver Chris Jones.

ARBET LEADS SAN JOSE TO ARENABOWL TITLE
HornetsSports.com
Former Sacramento State football player Darren Arbet became just the second coach in AFL history to win three championships as he led the San Jose SaberCats to a 55-33 win over the Columbus Destroyers in ArenaBowl XXI, Sunday afternoon in New Orleans.