July 25, 2014 |
Jon Bon Jovi, the rock-and-roller as well known for his public works as for his music, was announced Wednesday as the 2014 recipient of Philadelphia's Marian Anderson Award. Bon Jovi, 52, of Middletown, N.J., joins such august company as Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Maya Angelou, Mia Farrow, James Earl Jones, and last year's winner, Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. The latest choice has an especially strong local focus. As Nina Tinari, board chair of the award, said Wednesday in a statement, "This marks the first time that we have looked at generosity to the city and region as part of our search.
April 9, 2012
BECAUSE OF the Flyers-Penguins playoff series, the Soul's next game has been moved up a day to Saturday. Kickoff is 6:05 p.m. The Flyers and Penguins will play Game 3 on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. Customers holding tickets for the rematch of ArenaBowl XXII on April 15 will be able to use them on April 14. If ticketholders cannot make the rescheduled date, tickets will be valid for any remaining Soul home game, but must be exchanged at the box office. Ticket exchanges can be made at the Wells Fargo Center box office anytime during business hours.
October 7, 2011 |
The Soul will open the regular season on Sunday, March 18, at New Orleans after a bye in Week 1, according to the Arena Football League schedule released yesterday. The Soul's home opener is Sunday, April 1, against Cleveland. The team, back for its second sason after the franchise was dormant for a year, will be in the American Conference and will be placed in the Eastern Division with Cleveland, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. The Soul is slated to be the national NFL Network "Game of the Week" in Week 3 at Pittsburgh on March 23 and in Week 7 when its hosts the Tampa Bay Storm on April 20. Among the other schedule highlights are a rematch of ArenaBowl XXII against San Jose on April 15. On April 28 and June 2, the Soul faces Orlando, coached by former Soul coach Bret Munsey.
April 24, 2011 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Much more was at stake the last time the Soul and San Jose SaberCats played each other. Friday night, the SaberCats earned a small measure of revenge for the loss in the 2008 ArenaBowl championship game by defeating the visiting Soul, 68-61. The Soul struggled with an efficient SaberCats offense, which had entered the night with an Arena League-high 48 touchdowns this season. San Jose scored the first six times it had the football. But behind backup quarterback Ryan Vena, the Soul came storming back from a 25-point, second-half deficit and nearly pulled off an improbable victory.
April 23, 2011 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - There was much more at stake the last time the Soul and San Jose SaberCats had played each other. Friday night, the SaberCats earned a small measure of revenge for the loss in the 2008 ArenaBowl championship game by soundly defeating the visiting Soul, 68-61. The Soul struggled with an efficient SaberCats offense, which had entered the night with an Arena League-high 48 touchdowns this season. San Jose scored the first six times it had the football against an outmanned Soul defense and held off a late, furious Soul comeback.
April 23, 2011 |
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Much more was stake the last time the Soul and San Jose SaberCats played each other. But the SaberCats earned a small measure of revenge for the loss in the 2008 ArenaBowl championship game by defeating the visiting Soul, 68-61, last night. The Soul struggled against an efficient SaberCats offense, which entered the night with an Arena League-high 48 touchdowns. San Jose scored the first six times it had the football against an outmanned Philadelphia defense, then held off a late furious Soul comeback.
April 16, 2011 |
After watching their championship banner from ArenaBowl XXII get raised to the rafters at the Wells Fargo Center, the Soul took to the field Friday night to reintroduce themselves to their fans. The opponent for the Soul's homecoming was the Tampa Bay Storm, who spoiled the occasion with a 51-48 victory on a 30-yard field goal by kicker Kyle Chilton as time was running out. "I've been in that situation before, in college," said Chilton, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound rookie from Pikeville College in Kentucky.
April 15, 2011 |
Wide receivers Eddie Brackins and Mike Brown are the only players on the Soul's roster who were with the team when it won ArenaBowl XXII in 2008. On Saturday, before the reborn Soul (1-3) meet the Tampa Bay Storm (1-3) in the Soul's first home game since that championship season - the organization did not field a team in 2009 and '10 - Brackins and Brown will finally see a banner unveiled at the Wells Fargo Center to commemorate the feat. The contest will be televised on the NFL Network.
August 1, 2008 |
At first, the crowds on Market Street for Philly's big show yesterday afternoon were scarce, but soon enough office workers, tourists, and folks waiting for the bus began to crowd around. Was this a parade? For a championship sports team? In Philadelphia? It was. And so as the Philadelphia Soul, the newly crowned champs of the Arena Football League, paraded from Independence Hall to City Hall, several thousand wound up gathering to hoist their cell-phone cameras in the air and cheer.
July 29, 2008
IN A CITY that's home to four major sport franchises, the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League has had a tough row to hoe. Since the team came into the league five years ago, it has been virtually ignored by sports-talk radio, and newspapers have mostly confined Soul coverage to the inside sports pages. Yes, we know the Soul's president, Ron Jaworski (former Eagles quarterback/sports analyst), and a co-owner, Jon Bon Jovi (rock star/babe magnet), but not much about Soul players like Chris Jackson or Matt D'Orazio.