All The News, Facts, Rumors And Thoughts On Arena Football
You got to like Thursdays! Everyone is Hyped up cause the weekend is RIGHT around the corner. People are generally happier on Thursdays. It’s not like Sunday when your upset that your team lost, or the fish got away. Thursday were Made for FUN. And today, we get ready for a weekend of Arena Football, and this week has some Great match ups. First, lets look back at what you might have missed.
Let’s start out like we ended last time, sending our thoughts out to the ones not here. The football community lost some big people this week, and LockedIN Magazine has them all in our thoughts.
Last weeks brought some changes to the power rankings in the American Arena League. Only goes to show you that ANY team can beat ANY Team on any given day. The Heroes proved that taking the game down to the final seconds, before sending the Havoc to the Loss Department.
One of the other powerhouses in the AAL, had almost as much as they can handle as the Ironmen took the game down to seconds left. CLOSER game in person, then in the stat page, but the Roughriders showed that they are in the game to the very very end. We all know the Roughriders are a good, well taught team, but where did these High Point players come from?
Shoutout to the video people of the Havoc. Did we see the stats correct? 900 people online watching the game? Now we need to get those people out to the game.
Now onto the new week, First the National Arena League:
The Jacksonville Sharks (1-1) travel to Worcester, MA this Saturday to take on the Massachusetts Pirates (1-2). The Sharks return to the turf after defeating the Columbus Lions (0-2) 48-24 in week 2 and enjoyed a week 3 bye. Both the Sharks and Pirates find themselves in an early season need for wins; with the Sharks looking to add to their 1 game win-streak. The Sharks have a record of 2-1 against the Pirates. The last time these two met was in 2018 at The Shark Tank when the Pirates were the #1 ranked NAL team.. The Sharks wrecked the Pirates ship and took down the league leaders 45-36 to move into first place. However, that’s in the past as both teams look to the present which has the Sharks ranked #3 in the NAL, while the Pirates stand at #4.
The Orlando Predators travel to Columbus Ga to take on the Columbus Lions on Saturday and the question on our mind is WHAT Orlando team will show up. The Fighters we saw in Orlando in week 1 or the dazed and battled players that we saw last week. After a hard week of practice, the players are arriving in GA and LockedIN Magazine will be there on Saturday for the game.
Who will stand out this week. What player will make that play that sends their team to the Winners Column? Lets Find Out!
GAME THIS WEEK
Over In the American Arena League:
It would be nice to have 6 teams in this league! Let’s drop the travel teams. Lets Drop those PROMISED Tomorrow Teams. Let with the program or go HOME! We know the league is in disarray right now. But its time to fix the ship before the storm.
Games This Week
BURGH DEFENDERS vs WEST VIRGINIA ROUGHRIDERS May 4th 7pm
Georgia Doom vs Cape Fear Heroes Macon Centerplex 200 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217 Saturday 7pm
NJ Flights vs. New England Bobcats Driscoll Arena 272 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720 Saturday 7pm
Carolina Havoc vs High County Grizzlies Holmes Convocation Center Rivers St, Boone, NC Saturday 7pm
Over in the Arena Football League.
The Arena Football League (AFL) announced the launch of “AFL Fan Games,” powered by Chalkline Sports’ Free-to-Play (F2P), live-odds game platform. AFL Fan Games allow fans of all experience levels to make weekly, daily and in-game predictions for prizes, and are available for all AFL games this season.
AFL Fan Games are entirely free for fans, who can play online at https://games.arenafootball.com. Fans can compete for prizes, including VIP tickets, official game footballs, and official team helmets.
AFL Commissioner Randall Boe said, “We are excited to launch AFL Fan Games in partnership with Chalkline Sports. AFL Fan Games will give our audience the opportunity to make predictions and compete in contests to win great prizes. AFL Fan Games will be fun and engaging for fans.”
The free-to-play fan games include:
- Weekly Contests: Fans pick the winners, point totals, and highest-scoring quarters for all games played each weekend.
- Game Day Contests: Fans engage directly with the game by predicting top performers, point totals and more on game days.
- Live-in-Play Contests: Fans make in-game picks each quarter during live AFL games. Points accumulate on a leaderboard to determine the winners after the final whistle blows.
Games This Week
Baltimore Brigade vs Phil Soul Royal Farms Arena, 201 W Baltimore St, Friday 7pm
Columbus vs Atlantic City Saturday 7pm
Washington vs Albany Saturday 7pm