September 1, 2016 |
JUST FIVE days ago, Jake Metz was jumping around the visitor's locker room at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., swigging champagne and celebrating the Philadelphia Soul's 56-42 win over the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl 29. On Tuesday, the 25-year-old defensive end was out on the practice field at the NovaCare Complex preparing for the Eagles' final preseason game against the Jets Thursday night at the Linc. Metz, who led the Arena League in sacks (eight) and was named the league's defensive lineman of the year, worked out for the Eagles on Monday, signed a contract with them later in the day and reported for work early Tuesday morning.
August 21, 2015 |
DICK VERMEIL has done just about everything in football, except own a team. Until now. Vermeil is buying a 2.5 percent stake in the Philadelphia Soul. Vermeil, 78, becomes the latest high-profile figure to join the group. Saints wide receiver Marques Colston became part of the ownership in October. There also has been talk that Philadelphia native Jahri Evans, a longtime teammate of Colston's, is next. Real estate mogul Craig Spencer, a co-founder of the Soul along with Ron Jaworski and Jon Bon Jovi, has been looking to diminish his investment in the club, which on Sunday will play for a berth in the ArenaBowl championship game.
August 16, 2015 |
Although it occurred 37 years ago, in Derek Stingley's mind it was just yesterday, and, to a degree, he was right. "It happened just yesterday as a matter of fact," Stingley, the first-year defensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Soul said via phone. "Yesterday, but 37 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. " This past Wednesday, Stingley was referencing Aug. 12, 1978. This past Tuesday marked 37 years since his father, the late Daryl Stingley, then a wide receiver for the New England Patriots, was left paralyzed by a savage hit from Oakland Raiders safety Jack Tatum during a preseason football game.
May 5, 2015 |
THE ARENA FOOTBALL League prides itself on fan interaction. But this is not what the league had in mind. Following his ejection for a third-quarter fight on Saturday night, Portland defensive back Quincy Butler unintentionally threw his helmet into the Wells Fargo Center stands and hit an unidentified female spectator. It was unclear whether the woman was injured, though she did leave her seat shortly afterward. Just moments before, Butler tangled up with Soul wide receiver Ryan McDaniel, who was blocking Butler downfield.
April 23, 2015 |
A Phresh face for film fest Philadelphia has its largest presence in years at the Tribeca Film Festival. Cosmo DeNicola , owner of the Philadelphia Soul, was proud to represent the City of Brotherly Love on Monday at a luncheon at the United Nations headquarters, in New York City, to recognize Iraqi filmmaker Yasir Kareem . Kareem was honored for the creation of his short film "Kingdom of Garbage," which is featured this week...
February 25, 2015
The Philadelphia Soul will open their 10th season on April 12 at home against the Jacksonville Sharks. Thie home schedule has two Friday, five Saturday, and two Sunday games. Single-game tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at www.comcasttix.com , www.philadelphiasoul.com , and by calling 1-888-789-7685. Jacksonville Sharks Sun., April 12 4 p.m. Cleveland Gladiators Sat., April 18 6 p.m. Portland Thunder Sat., May 2 6 p.m. Orlando Predators Fri., May 8 7:30 p.m. Las Vegas Outlaws Sat., May 30 6 p.m. New Orleans Voodoo Sat., June 6 6 p.m. Tampa Bay Storm Fri., June 26 7:30 p.m. Cleveland Gladiators Sat., July 11 1 p.m. New Orleans Voodoo Sun., Aug. 2 4 p.m.
November 16, 2014 |
Jon Bon Jovi wrote " Runaway," the song that launched his rock-star career, in 1980 as he rode a bus in Manhattan past homeless young runaways near Covenant House, the national organization that aids unmoored youth. "It could have been me," Bon Jovi told an audience at a fund-raiser for Covenant House Pennsylvania more than 30 years later. "But something else saved me. It was that song. " A staple of radio and the concert stage for decades, Bon Jovi, 52, is also a philanthropist who will be the 2014 recipient of Philadelphia's Marian Anderson Award at the Kimmel Center on Tuesday.
October 3, 2014
NEW ORLEANS Saints wide receiver Marques Colston is close to joining the ownership group of the Philadelphia Soul. Colston owns the Harrisburg Stampede, a franchise in the Professional Indoor Football League, which is a lower level than the Arena Football League in which the Soul plays. Colston's ownership share in the Soul couldn't be determined. The 31-year-old holds every significant receiving record for the Saints, and was a key player when New Orleans won the Super Bowl following the 2009 season.
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 29, 2014 |
Win or lose, Sunday was a big day for the Philadelphia Soul, the arena football team co-owned by former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski. That's because the game against the Iowa Barnstormers marked the first time since 2008 that sports network ESPN showed an Arena Football League game, the first one telecast this season. "It is ridiculously exciting to have the worldwide leader back with the Arena Football League," Jaworski, 63, said Thursday, stopping for a conversation in the ballroom of Valleybrook Country Club, one of five golf courses he owns in the region.