Rejoice, fellow Philadelphians, I say rejoice!
Rejoice not because the Arena Football League is pretty much dead.
I implore you to rejoice because this means the Philadelphia Soul will be AFL Champions.
Now I know you’re a little sad, but don’t be. Yeah, Saturday and Sundays in mid-July are going to be way different in the Proctor household. No more recapping the crushing blocks of Clifton Smith, those game winning drives by Tony Graziani, or those 50-yard touchdown receptions by Larry Brackins.
If it weren’t for the AFL, this picture may never have been taken. (That’s Soul owner Jon Bon Jovi with Colorado Crush..haha…owner John Elway)
Wait – who am I kidding? I love football and all and have been wishing for a legit summer league ever since the XFL was piledriven off of NBC. However, I honestly only tuned into the Arena league if reruns of “Law & Order” or an infomercial I’d already seen 15 times weren’t on.
Still, the Soul are (is?) Champions forever.
We should have a parade every year – if Nutter can afford it.
Suck on that, Grand Rapids Rampage fans.