May 23, 2013 |
Could it be Tebow Time in the Arena Football League? Soul part-owner Ron Jaworski said Wednesday he was serious about his offer to former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to join the AFL team. Jaworski reached out to Tebow a day after the Jets released him in April. Jaworski has yet to hear from Tebow but expects to eventually. "I love the guy," Jaworski said. "I want him here just for his leadership. " Tebow was brought to New York to be a dynamic addition to the offense, a complement to Mark Sanchez, and a merchandising touchdown for the Jets.
May 21, 2013
THE SOUL won a home game on the same night somebody hit the nationwide lottery for $590 million. What are the odds? That's a bit harsh, but Dan Raudabaugh's six touchdown passes lifted the Soul (4-4) past Orlando, 61-51, on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia had dropped its first three in front of the home folks. Defensive back Rayshaun Kizer had five tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble to lead the defense. Orlando (2-6), coached by former Soul skipper Doug Plank, had won two in a row since acquiring quarterback Aaron Garcia (six TDs)
May 19, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center TV: CBS Sports Network. Records: Soul, 3-4; Predators, 2-5. About the Soul: The Soul, looking for their first home victory of the season, lead the series, 7-3, and have won the last three matchups. . . . The Soul won the Week 3 game in Orlando, 61-33, on April 6. . . . The Soul offense ranks third in the Arena Football League in average total yards per game (317.7) and rushing yards (32.7) and fourth in average passing yards (285)
May 19, 2013 |
The Soul beat the Orlando Predators for the second time this season with a 61-51 victory on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Two touchdowns by Derrick Ross, one rushing and one receiving, highlighted a 14-0 second quarter for the Soul (4-4), who led by 28-19 at halftime. Orlando (2-6) pulled within 42-39 late in the third quarter on a 12-yard TD pass from Aaron Garcia to T.T. Tolliver. But the Soul extended their advantage when quarterback Dan Raudabaugh found Tiger Jones for a 38-yard scoring pass, and James Romain returned an interception 50 yards for a TD, giving the Soul a 55-39 cushion.
May 18, 2013 |
'I been through it all," Charles Bradley says in the rugged, scarred voice that comes so forcefully to life on Victim of Love , his second album on the Daptone label. The raspy-as-he-wants-to-be 66-year-old soul man was just waking up Wednesday in his one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. He had a brief break in a tour that is scheduled to find him headlining the Apollo Theater in Harlem before coming to Philadelphia on Friday night to play at Union Transfer with his band, the Extraordinaires.
May 17, 2013
Who: Orlando (2-5) at Soul (3-4) When: Tomorrow, 7:05 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500) TV: CBS Sports Network Radio: WBZC (88.9-FM) On the Web: Soul.ArenaFootball.com/ AllAccess Line: Soul -6. Over/under: 116 About the Predators: Started 0-5, but have won their last two since acquiring quarterback Aaron Garcia in a trade. Garcia, 42, has thrown 17 touchdowns and one interception in the two games and had 442 yards passing in last week's dramatic upset of Spokane.
May 13, 2013 |
RON JAWORSKI treats opportunity like a Doberman treats prime rib. So when Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets on April 29, Jaworski took a shot by reaching out to the unemployed quarterback and offered him a roster spot with the Soul. He's still waiting for a reply. "I haven't heard back from him and I'm not going to push it," said Jaworski, one of the Soul's owners. "If he decides he wants to play Arena Football, we'll make a spot for him. " Jaworski and Soul coach Clint Dolezel sent Tebow a list of plays they had in mind for him, most were around the goal line.
May 11, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center TV: Comcast Network. Records: Soul, 3-3; Power, 1-5. About the Soul: They are seeking their first win against an Eastern Division opponent. . . . The Soul lead the series with the Power, three games to one. . . . Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has thrown at least five touchdowns in 11 of his last 14 games and hasn't thrown an interception in his last 94 pass attempts. . . . The Soul defense is ranked No. 1 in the Arena Football League in fewest average rushing yards allowed at 14.8 per game and fewest rushing touchdowns allowed, three.