2016 AZ Rattlers hosting Arenabowl 29 Aug 26th

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    It didn't help that their Olineman dove at the knees of our best DLine guy & knocked him out on the 2nd play of the game.

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    Personally, I feel that the game should have been held where the Rattlers play all year long. Postpone the Mercury game or play that game somewhere else. A championship game should take precedence, IMHO. The 4:00 start time is horrible also. Meh. Still...Go Rattlers !!!
     
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    Rough 1st half, but it could've been worse. We get the ball to start the 2nd half so we can get it within 7 if we score a TD.

    I agree on the arena, day & start time... Play the game in prime time on Saturday if Friday isn't available... or even a 7pm start would've been better tonight. The lower bowl of the arena is half empty.
     
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    AFL has been in a lot of cities but it just won't take hold. They had a team in SLC as recently as 2013. Memphis had the Pharaohs, Nashville had the Kats on 2 different occasions. San Antonio had the Force(only team to ever get shut out). There have been AFL teams in Albany, Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Jose, Iowa, North Jersey, Raleigh-Durham, OKC, Austin, Spokane, Portland, etc. Even Toronto. It isn't that the AFL isn't putting teams in these cities. It's that these places just can't support these teams.
     
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    I was at the first Soul championship game in 2008 covering it for the now defunct Sportsphan.com. This is the last TD by the Soul in that game a pass to now assistant coach Phil Bogel:

     
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    Rattlers in the IFL championship game against Sioux Falls. The game will be at 3:00PM today.
     
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    Playing well so far except for that 1 kickoff coverage that gave up a TD.

    20-7 Rattlers right now at the start of the 2nd qtr.

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    Btw, the game is live streaming on Youtube on the IFL channel.

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    Rattlers 34 - 7 at halftime

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    Congrats, Rattlers! Are they the first indoor team to win in two different leagues?
     
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    I'm not sure, but they're the 1st team to beat the Storm in the Unity Bowl in 7 years. Sioux Falls has won 10 titles in the IFL.

    That 2nd half wasn't pretty, but they got enough done to hold on.

    I like the style of football in the AFL a lot better than the IFL. IFL is mostly read option running plays with the occasional deep pass.

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    Nah. actually Sioux Falls might be as the IFL is a combination on two previous leagues which they won the title as well.

    But, the Rattlers are possibly the greatest franchise in the 50yrd game. They owned most of the franchise records in the AFL and have now stamped their mark in the IFL.

    What Shurts and Guy have done is simply amazing. Though I fear Guy will be off to greener pastures in the next year or so. He deserves it too.
     

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