Day: August 8, 2013
By: Jonathan Odom
Shark week in America is upon us, and as millions of Americans tune in to the Discovery Channel to get a glimpse of Shark week, fans here in Jacksonville get their own up-front experience of the Sharks this week. That’s because last week in Jacksonville, the Sharks managed to come back from a 21 point deficit with five minutes left in the third quarter in win a game against the Tampa Bay Storm 69-62. During the other match of the American Conference, the Philadelphia Soul defeated the Orlando Predators 59-55 to setup a rematch of last season’s Conference Championship. In that matchup over 12,000 fans watched as Philadelphia ripped the heart and Soul out of the Sharks, pummeling them 89-34. It was a brutal end to the Sharks attempt to defend their 2011 AFL Championship during a rocky 2012 season where they finished 11-9 overall.