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 17, 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 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.
May 7, 2013
THE SOUL stopped a two-game losing streak with an emphatic, 72-41 win over the Chicago Rush on Saturday. "We scored every time on offense, got turnovers on defense and played well on special teams," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said. "It is a reflection of a great couple weeks of practice and exactly what the doctor ordered for our overall confidence. " The Soul (3-3) had three losses in the first five games, as many as they had in the entire 18-game regular season in 2012. They kept tripping over themselves with penalties and turnovers, but Saturday on the road they jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never took their foot off the gas. Dan Raudabaugh threw four of his six touchdown passes to Andrae Thurman, and Tiger Jones contributed 13 catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns.
May 5, 2013
Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed 22 of 24 passes for six touchdowns to lead the Soul over the host Rush, 72-41, in AFL action in Chicago. The Soul opened a 38-21 halftime lead, then turned it on in the second half in their first meeting between the two since a 62-28 Rush blowout in 2011.
May 4, 2013
Saturday at 8 p.m., Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. Records: Soul, 2-3; Rush, 4-2. About the Soul: These teams haven't played since 2011, when Chicago defeated the Soul, 62-28. . . . The Soul's defense is tied for fifth in the Arena Football League with an average of 263 yards allowed per game. However, the defense allowed more than 50 points in all three losses. . . . The Soul rank second in average fewest rushing yards allowed, at 17.6 per game, and have allowed the fewest rushing touchdowns in the league, three.
May 3, 2013 |
AGENDA Who: Soul (2-3) at Chicago (4-2) When: Saturday, 8 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500). TV/Radio: None. On the web:Soul.ArenaFootball.com/ AllAccess About the Soul: Coming off consecutive losses for the first time since 2011 . . . Last week's loss to Jacksonville put the Soul in a 3 1/2-game hole in the American Conference. Philadelphia still leads the East Division by 1 1/2 games . . . The Soul continue to lose the turnover battle and are -7 for the season.
April 29, 2013
THE SOUL gave up eight touchdown passes to Bernard Morris and fell to visiting Jacksonville on Saturday, 55-53. Two of the Soul's (2-3) three losses came against Jacksonville (6-0) and Arizona (4-1). Philly still holds a slim lead over Pittsburgh (1-3) in the Eastern Division. Tiger Jones led the Soul with nine receptions for 148 yards and a rushing touchdown. Andrae Thurman had seven catches for 93 yards. Thurman and Larry Brackins split Dan Raudabaugh's four touchdown passes.