August 8, 2014
THE SOUL'S season is over, but offensive lineman Wayne Tribue continues to play on. Tribue's latest NFL stop is with the Dallas Cowboys, who signed the 6-3, 329-pounder to a free-agent deal on Monday. Tribue, a Temple product, played 15 games for the Soul this year. He left twice during the Soul's season; once for a CFL tryout in June and most recently the Chicago Bears brought him in for a look. Tribue, 24, was born in Philadelphia but went to high school in York. He is listed as the third-string right guard for the Cowboys behind starter Zack Martin and John Wetzel.
August 5, 2014 |
THE SOUL completed an unfortunate hat trick on Saturday night in a playoff loss at Cleveland. Cleveland's Aaron Pettrey kicked a 36-yard field goal as time expired as the Gladiators beat the Soul on the final play of the game for the third time this season. Amazing. This defeat was the most gutting, a 39-37 loss that ended the Soul's 2-year run as American Conference champions. An Arena game where neither team reaches 40 points is like an NBA game played in the 70s - and not the 1970s.
August 4, 2014 |
It's the picture of innocence: a country priest in billowing cassock, strolling a rural road in Ireland's windswept West, encountering a young girl, chatting with her about this, about that. But then her father pulls up in a car, and angrily summons her. With an utterly vilifying look, he warns the cleric off. "That scene encapsulates everything the movie is about," says Brendan Gleeson , the Irish actor who plays Father James, a good priest in a bad world, in John Michael McDonagh's stormy tale of reckoning, Calvary . "It's a powerful, troubling, funny moment," says Gleeson, a familiar face in big Hollywood pictures ( Edge of Tomorrow , the Harry Potters )
August 4, 2014
Kicker Aaron Pettrey connected on a 36-yard field goal as time expired and the Gladiators defeated the Soul, 39-37, in front of 12,684 fans on Saturday night in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Soul's Rayshaun Kizer set an AFL record with four interceptions in the losing effort. "We put up a good fight and had our opportunities, but we didn't cash them in," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said. "This is a game that we hope we remember and motivates us for next year.
August 3, 2014 |
If Soul coach Clint Dolezel is fearful about opening the playoffs against a juggernaut with the best regular-season record in Arena Football League history, he didn't show it. "We match up well with them," Dolezel said of the Soul (9-9), who will play a wild-card game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena against the Cleveland Gladiators (17-1). "They are a veteran club kind of like we are. " The Soul do have a healthy dose of respect for the top-seeded Gladiators. "The biggest difference is they believe they are going to win every football game," Dolezel said.
August 1, 2014 |
THE LIVELY James Brown biopic "Get on Up" says it loud, to borrow a phrase from its subject, even if it's not initially clear what's being said. No matter. In the end it's the performance of Chadwick Boseman that does most of the talking, unifying the movie's nervous narrative and confusing shifts in tone. "Get on Up" opens in a jumble of images/ideas/eras - young Brown surviving a near plane crash in Vietnam, an older version bringing a shotgun to scare tenants in one of his properties, a boy chasing his mom (Viola Davis)
August 1, 2014 |
SOUL DEFENSIVE back Rayshaun Kizer, one of the team's leaders, did not mince words when asked about tomorrow's road playoff game against the best team in the league. Kizer does not care that Cleveland went 17-1, that they didn't lose a game at home and that they beat the Soul twice. He even brushed aside his own team's 30-point loss to Pittsburgh a week ago, chalking it up to self-destruction caused by internal pressure. "We know that we're better than them," Kizer said. "It's a good matchup on paper, but we're better than them.
August 1, 2014
THE SOUL will be shorthanded for this week's playoff game as stud offensive lineman Wayne Tribue has left the team for a tryout with the Chicago Bears. Tribue, a Temple product, is an AFL rookie who has generated interest in other pro leagues. He spent time in training camp with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in June. Tribue, who could not be reached for comment, also spent time in 2012-13 with the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. "Out of anybody on our team, we think Wayne has the highest potential," said Soul general manager Tom Goodhines.
July 29, 2014 |
THE SOUL didn't earn a playoff spot on Saturday. Tampa Bay gave theirs away. Philadelphia had its worst performance in 3 months in a 64-34 loss at Pittsburgh, but managed to claim their conference's final postseason bid thanks to Tampa Bay losing at home to Cleveland 3 hours later. Philadelphia (9-9) will play at Cleveland on Saturday (7 p.m., CBS-SN). "I was shocked. I'm still in shock," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said late yesterday afternoon. "The most important game of the season and we didn't show up. " Nine dropped passes was a major reason why the Soul managed just one touchdown in the first half as Pittsburgh (15-3)
July 28, 2014
What: Arena Football League. Where: Consul Energy Center. When: Saturday at 5 p.m. TV: TCN: Outlook: A win by the Soul (9-8), coupled with a Tampa Bay loss, will clinch a wild-card berth for the Soul. . . . The Soul have won their last two games. . . . Pittsburgh (14-3) has won both previous meetings between the teams this season, most recently defeating the Soul, 57-56, in Week 14. . . . The Soul defense allowed a season-low 20 points in last week's win over San Jose.