May 12, 2014
What: Arena Football League, New Orleans VooDoo (1-5) at Soul (3-4) Where: Wells Fargo Center When: Saturday at 6 p.m. TV: CBS Sports Network Outlook: Good chance for the Soul to get back to .500 against a New Orleans team that has lost three straight and is last in the AFL in points scored (240) and yards (1,499). The Soul are seventh in points scored (377) and eighth in yards (2,086). . . . Soul running back Derrick Ross continues to lead the league in rushing TD's (14)
May 12, 2014 |
Thanks to an unusual touchdown, the Soul rolled to a 79-60 home win over the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday night. Soul kicker Carlos Martinez sent the second-half kickoff into the end-zone net. The ball bounced to the ground then over the head of the returner before rolling on the ground, where the Soul's V'Keon Lacey scooped it up for the score. That touchdown gave the Soul a 38-20 lead - an advantage they never let go of. "Special teams is a big part of the game," said defensive back James Romain.
May 8, 2014
FIT AND FINE at 44, Ron Wood has seemingly accomplished the impossible. The Philadelphia native is a master of capoeira contra, a third-degree black belt, a choreographer, entrepreneur and hip-hop artist. But all that accomplishment hasn't gone to his head. "I'm never the best, there's always something to work on, and I still feel like I'm just learning my body," he told me. Born and raised in West Philadelphia, the humble Wood overcame poverty and escaped the street's many traps.
May 6, 2014
THE SOUL'S three-game winning streak was snapped with a loss to Pittsburgh that could come back to bite them in the guitar. Pittsburgh QB Tommy Grady threw for eight touchdown passes as the Power held on to beat Philadelphia, 65-57, on Saturday. Derrick Ross scored three touchdowns, two on the ground, for the Soul. The loss dropped the Soul to 3-4 and gave Pittsburgh (4-3) a tiebreaker edge for what is going to be a tight race for a wild-card playoff berth. Cleveland (6-0)
May 5, 2014 |
Derrick Ross hauled in a touchdown late in the fourth quarter but it was not enough as the Soul lost on the road to the Pittsburgh Power, 65-57. The fullback scored on a 39-yard pass from Dan Raudabaugh with 2 minutes, 11 seconds left to cut Pittsburgh's lead to eight. Raudabaugh completed 17 of 25 passes for 308 yards and five TDs. Ross rushed for a pair of touchdowns, both from inside the 5-yard line. Ryan McDaniel caught five passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns. The loss was the first for the Soul (3-5)
May 4, 2014
What: Arena Football League, Soul (3-3) at Pittsburgh Power (3-3) When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Where: Consol Energy Center TV: The Comcast Network Outlook: The Soul have won three straight, including last week's thriller at home over Iowa. . . . QB Tim Raudabaugh threw 9 TD passes last week, and he was named the AFL's offensive player of the week. His 1,466 pass yards rank sixth in the league. . . . Pittsburgh QB Tommy Grady is fifth in yards, and he's thrown one more TD pass (32 to 31)
April 29, 2014 |
Only five seconds remained for the Soul Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. After the home team fell behind by one point with 41 seconds left, quarterback Dan Raudabaugh hit Anthony "Tiger" Jones on a 6-yard pitch-and-catch to secure a 60-55 Arena Football League victory over the Iowa Barnstormers. "That's how arena football goes," Raudabaugh said. "We want the ball last. We got out of bounds when we needed to and made catches. It was a tight one; we've got to get better but it's good to get that first division win. " The Soul (3-3)
April 29, 2014
MY FATHER succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 43. The end was particularly cruel, his body racked with chemo and his famously nimble mind mottled with morphine. He was half of what he'd been, to the casual eye. But to his loved ones, including a parish priest and confessor who'd been through his own dark night of the soul, my father had the same value he'd always had, as a beloved child of God. In the last days, when flashes of my father's Jimmy Cagney wit and vitality emerged from the narcotic fog, Father Troy comforted him and told him that the pain would subside, that his spirit would soon be free and lifted up to paradise.
April 29, 2014 |
ONLY 5 SECONDS remained on the clock for the Philadelphia Soul. After falling behind by one point with 41 seconds left, quarterback Dan Raudabaugh hit Anthony "Tiger" Jones on a 6-yard pitch-and-catch to secure a 60-55 win over the visiting Iowa Barnstormers yesterday. The Soul (3-3) has won its last three games. "That's how arena football goes," Raudabaugh said. "We want the ball last. We got out of bounds when we needed to and made catches. It was a tight one, we have to get better, but it's good to get that first division win. " In front of a live audience on ESPN2 - the first AFL broadcast on an ESPN network since 2008 - the Soul's offense was nearly unstoppable.