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Smith, officials deny Rattlers' chance at four-peat

(8/23) Reggie Smith 1, Arizona Rattlers 0. In an all-time classic battle between the Arena Football League's two most bitter rivals Saturday night, officials tainted the game's ending by gifting the San Jose SaberCats a 70-67 "victory" over the Arizona Rattlers in the National Conference championship game....

Butera takes big gamble, could hit jackpot with AFL
Adam Markowitz,

For months and months, all the Arena Football League had was nightmare after nightmare. Las Vegas. New Orleans. Spokane. San Jose. No expansion teams. Rumors of cheating. But the vision was always clear to Scott Butera. He saw sponsors. He saw television deals. He saw new teams. He saw a new country. He saw it all. And now we see it, too. And it's awesome.

Three new US teams, three new Mexican teams to join AFL in 2017
Adam Markowitz,

On Friday night, bombshells swept across the Arena Football League in the form of major announcements made by Craig Spencer of the Philadelphia Soul.

Butera: 2015 a year of repositioning and reorganizing; Exciting expansion opportunities for '17
Adam Markowitz,

ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera. The following interview took place on 11/18/15.

Despite having just eight teams, AFL confident in its long-term sustainability
Florida Times-Union

The AFL lost another team last week, but commissioner Scott Butera and Jacksonville Sharks owner Jeff Bouchy insist it was a positive move for the long-term sustainability of the league.

AFL sets Training Camp schedule for 2016
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that training camps for the 2016 season have been scheduled to begin mid-February. The season will open in early March with the official schedule to be released shortly.

San Jose exit unfortunate, but future plan is coming together for AFL
Adam Markowitz,

I'm not in San Jose, so maybe this is easy for me to say as a fan of the Arena Football League who lives some 3,000 miles away from the SAP Center. But the news of the exit of John and David Fry from the AFL was not only a necessity, but it was actually a net positive in the long run for those of us who are more fans of the game and the sport of arena football rather than fans of individual teams.

AFL issues statement on San Jose SaberCats
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera announced today that, for reasons unrelated to League operations, the owners of the San Jose SaberCats have notified him that they will no longer continue as members of the AFL.

Two Former Rattlers Return to the Arizona; Acquire Two Former NFL Draft Picks
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned four players for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday.

At a Glance
Record Ovr Home Away
  14-4 8-1 6-3
Last Game Sat Aug 22
  Loss @SJS 67-70
Next Game None scheduled
Head Coach
Kevin Guy

With Rattlers: 103-35-0
Overall: 104-38-0

Complete Coaching Record
Date Opp Time (ET)
Jul 26   LA W 68-55
Jul 31 @ San Jose L 29-56
Aug 8   Portland W 67-39
Aug 15   Spokane W 72-41
Aug 22 @ San Jose L 67-70
Complete Schedule
Western Division W L PF PA
Arizona14 4 1003 825
Las Vegas5 12 740 909
LA4 14 724 915
Complete Standings
MYRON LEWIS DB - Placing on Recallable Reassignment AJ CRUZ DB - Reactivating from Recallable Reassignment
Complete Transactions
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