The Colorado Crush and Georgia Force are playing today in a rematch of the last Arena Bowl, but I don't get to see that. NBC has decided instead to show me the Los Angeles Avengers and the Philadelphia Soul, and if Bon Jovi didn't own the Soul, I'm pretty sure that wouldn't be happening.
But despite the fact that the Soul are 11 point favorites, there is a little intrigue. In a situation reminiscent of the New York Giants playing a game after owner Wellington Mara died, the Soul play today with heavy hearts as Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear have announced their divorce. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bon Jovi and the Soul during this difficult time.
Also, if you're a video game type, EA Sports Arena Football game is shipping on Tuesday for the XBox and Playstation 2. The most interesting thing about it is that it includes "historical teams," such as the Pittsburgh Gladiators, New Jersey Red Dogs, and Denver Dynamite. So many of us have an unquenchable thirst for Arena Football history.
Confused-looking Soul QB Tony Graziani is out with a dislocated finger, but the Soul lead 24-10 in the second quarter.. Also, a WR tried to make a catch along the boards and got splashed in the face with a beer.