AFL

The Road to ArenaBowl XXVI

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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.

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Jacksonville Sharks: 2013 AFL Champions?

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By: Jonathan Odom

Tired of dealing without football games? Well maybe you just haven’t been aware of the Arena Football League. The AFL is in its 26th season and when the NFL season normally begins, the AFL post-season normally begins as well. Each year only 8 teams from the league make the playoffs, four from the American Conference and four from the National Conference. This enables the playoffs to last three full rounds and end at least one week before the NFL season kicks off. With one game of the first round already being played on August 1st and August 3rd, the first round of the 2013 playoffs continues with the 12-6 Jacksonville Sharks taking on the 7-11 Tampa Bay Storm here in Jacksonville, FL at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena.

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