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The Arena Football League is back!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2010 by cwise26

Last year the Arena Football League (AFL) filed for bankruptcy following the suspension of the 2009 season. This also meant the end of the AFL’s development league, AF2. Many of AF2’s board of directors, however, continued to meet and decided to form a league to replace the void left by the AFL that would also keep many of their teams active. The league was originally titled Arena Football One and bought the AFL’s assets, including team names and logos for both the AFL and AF2. On February 17th, 2010 the AF1 officially announce that the league would change its name to the Arena Football League.

The new league will be made up of a combination of old AFL and AF2 teams, many of which will continue to use their original names and logos. Consisting of 15 teams, the league will divided into 2 conferences, each with 2 divisions. League lineup for 2010:

American Conference

Southern Division

Alabama Vipers (AF2)

Jacksonville Sharks (new)

Orlando Predators (AFL)

Tampa Bay Storm (AFL)

Southwest Division

Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings (AF2)

Dallas Vigilantes (new)

Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (AF2)

Tulsa Talons (AF2)

National Conference

Midwest Conference

Chicago Rush (AFL)

Cleveland Gladiators (AFL)

Iowa Barnstormers (AF2)

Milwaukee Iron (AF2)

Western Conference

Arizona Rattlers (AFL)

Spokane Shock (AF2)

Utah Blaze (AFL)

Note 0n the Dallas Vigilantes: Originally was the Dallas Desperados from the AFL but decided to reform under a new team name.

The 2010 season will officially kick off on April 2nd, 2010. Every week of the 2010 season NFL Network will be showing a national AFL game of the week. The official NFL Network schedule for 2010 is (all games at 8pm EST):

April 2nd: Chicago Rush at Iowa Barnstormers

April 9th: Cleveland Gladiators at Chicago Rush

April 16th: Orlando Predators at Jacksonville Sharks

April 25th: Utah Blaze at Chicago Rush

April 30th: Iowa Barnstormers at Orlando Predators

May 7th: Jacksonville Sharks at Tampa Bay Storm

May 14th: Utah Blaze at Milwaukee Iron

May 21st: Arizona Rattlers at Iowa Barnstormers

May 28th: Tampa Bay Storm at Orlando Predators

June 4th: Jacksonville Sharks at Chicago Rush

June 11th: Tulsa Talons at Dallas Vigilantes

June 18th: Jacksonville Sharks at Chicago Rush

June 25th: Bossier-Shreveport Battlewings at Tampa Bay Storm

July 2nd: Chicago Rush at Tampa Bay Storm

July 9th: Tampa Bay Storm at Dallas Vigilantes

July 16th: Spokane Shock at Iowa Barnstormers

July 23rd: Chicago Rush at Spokane Shock

July 30th: Tulsa Talons at Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz

Pre-Season Game for Haiti Relief!

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2010 by cwise26


FOR RELEASE THURSDAY, FEB. 25, at 5 p.m. Central

Proceeds go directly to American Red Cross

BOSSIER CITY, LA (February 25, 2010) – It was announced today that KSLA, The Radio Group, and the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings will present the BattleWings hosting the Dallas Vigilantes in an AFL pre season game Sunday, March 21st at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City. $5 of every ticket sold will go directly to the Red Cross for Haitian relief. Jason Coffel, BattleWings Director of Operations said, “All BattleWings season ticket holders will get their tickets to this game absolutely free. Every other ticket in the CenturyTel Center will be assigned seating, but will be priced at just $10, of which half goes to the Red Cross.”

This will be the first appearance of the BattleWings playing in the Arena Football League (AFL), a league that canceled its 2009 season and which previously owned half of af2 – the league in which the BattleWings played for 10 years. BattleWings head man Jon Norris said, “Our fans will see some familiar BattleWings players from the past, but will meet a bunch of new players that have previously played in the AFL and the NFL. “We’ve really had to step our talent level up a notch,” Norris continued, “We will have completed our first full week of training camp. These guys will all be fighting for their jobs, so fans are going to see a really competitive game.”

BattleWings owner Dan Newman talking about the devastation from the earthquake in Haiti said, “Citizens of the Ark-La-Tex are not strangers at dealing with the aftermath of disasters. We’ve had our own in the likes of tornadoes, flooding, and hurricanes. This will give us a direct opportunity through our friend at the Red Cross to reach out a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in Haiti who have lost everything in many cases.”

All tickets are priced at $10, and while all are reserved seats, are sold on a best-available basis for this game. Tickets are available at the BattleWings office at 4400 Barksdale Boulevard, by calling 318-746-8755, at after 5:00 P.M. Monday, March 1st, or

The BattleWings begin their 2010 regular season by hosting the Alabama Vipers April 3rd at the CenturyTel Center. Kickoff for that game is 5:00 P.M. Season tickets are still available by calling 318-746-8755.

Arena Football League games will air on NFL Network in 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2010 by cwise26

By National Football League

The Arena Football League is back in 2010 and has entered into a new telecast partnership with NFL Network, it was announced Thursday.

The AFL will premiere its 2010 regular season on NFL Network with a live, primetime game telecast Friday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET. Weekly featured AFL “Game of the Week” telecasts are scheduled for Friday nights in primetime throughout the AFL’s 18-game regular season.

AFL playoff games between the top four teams in each of the National and American conferences will be played in August, culminating with the 2010 ArenaBowl Championship game on NFL Network on the weekend of Aug. 20-23.

All AFL games on NFL Network will be telecast in high definition and feature specialized in-game audio techniques that capture the fast-paced intensity that is the hallmark of the AFL’s “50-Yard Indoor War.”

AFL Commissioner Jerry Kurz stated, “This is a tremendous milestone for the fantastic, fan friendly game of Arena Football. To be broadcast partners with the NFL Network is going to be the ultimate experience for our great fans, players and coaches.

“We embrace football at all levels,” added Charles Coplin, Vice President of Programming of NFL Network. “The AFL deal gives us exciting live football games on Friday nights from a league that has produced NFL players in the past, including Kurt Warner.”

The game of arena football was invented in February of 1981 by Jim Foster, who was a promotion manager at NFL Properties at that time. Foster went on to launch Arena Football League play in May of 1987, and the popularity of the new hybrid indoor gridiron adaptation quickly grew. After 22 seasons of play with coverage on NBC, ESPN and others, the telecast partnership with the NFL Network in 2010 opens a unique new chapter for the AFL.

The deal with NFL Network was negotiated on behalf of the AFL by consultant Neal Pilson. Under the terms of the agreement, the AFL will be responsible for the sale of advertising inventory and work jointly with NFL Networkon production, planning and execution. NFL Network will provide the on-air talent.

The AFL’s 15-team league includes the Chicago Rush, Dallas Vigilantes, Tampa Bay Storm, Orlando Predators, Arizona Rattlers (Phoenix), Cleveland Gladiators, Utah Blaze (Salt Lake City) and the new Jacksonville Sharks, Alabama Vipers (Huntsville), Bossier-City/Shreveport Battlewings, Iowa Barnstormers, Milwaukee Iron, Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz, Spokane Shock and Tulsa Talons.

NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only television network fully dedicated to the sport of football. For more information, log on to is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

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Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2010 by cwise26

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38 Days….

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2010 by cwise26

2010 LETS GO!!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 12, 2009 by cwise26