Philadelphia Soul Are Arena Bowl Champions
It was sort of a "hold your breath" situation at the end of the game, but Philadelphia FINALLY has a championship team. That's right folks, get out the ticker tapes, and line up on Broad Street, cuz the Philadlephia Soul have brought home the Arena Bowl Championship to Philly!
The Soul defeated the returning Arena Bowl Champs, the San Jose SaberCats, 59 to 56. Although Philly jumped out to a 19 point lead in the 3rd quarter, Philly fans were holding their breaths, crossing ever possible appendage and digging out good luck charms from unknown areas of closets, as the final quarter ticked down and the SaberCats closed that 19 point lead. Rod Davis' recovery of the onside kick at the end, sealed the championship at the end of the game for our Soul.
The Philadelphia Soul had a 13-3 regular season record, the best in all of the Arena Football League. That really rocks! All I can say is thank goodness Jon Bon Jovi and Ron Jaworski had the smarts to open up their wallets and make two key acquistions (now if Jeffrey Lurie would only do that for the Philadelphia Eagles). They brought in wide receiver Chris Jackson and backup quarterback Matt D’Orazio. D'Orazio ended up being the league's top QB after injuries sidelined Tony Graziani.
Overall though, the Soul's season has been amazing. I haven't posted here much, do to family illness, devoting time to the Soul had to be put aside. I did watch the game though today, and all I can say is WOO HOO! Philly finally has a championship team! Let's hope that the Soul can do it again next year.
Thanks Ron & Jon, and the entire Soul team - you guys finally brought a championship back to Philly!