ITS OFFICIAL: THE AFL AND THE AFLPU HAVE COME TO AN AGREEMENT

  As I reported in my previous article, the Arena Football League executive office and the Arena Football League Players Union reached a principle agreement over the weekend: http://michelledubiel.com/~micheox4/websites/q101/2012/06/the-rush-defense-stands-its-ground/ As of late Sunday night I had received word that for the first time in AFL history, the league and it’s players will have a formal, legally…

Who is Ivan Soto?

Ivan Soto is a name that has been making waves on the arena football scene recently. Ivan Soto according to the AFLPU website, is the Executive Vice President of the Arena Football League Players Union. A union which has only come into existence fairly recently. Before the AFL suspended the 2009 season, there wasn’t a…

CHICAGO RUSH 31 SPOKANE SHOCK 20 HALFTIME REPORT

It’s obvious that the Rush are hungry for a victory with the way they’ve been playing Spokane thus far. The Rush got off to a hot start and so far have yet to look back. Russ Michna has 4 touchdown passes already, Terrance Turner has 2 touchdown catches, and the defense has also done it’s…

CHICAGO RUSH VS SPOKANE SHOCK 6-3-12 PRE-GAME REPORT

The Rush during pre-game warmups. The Rush are more than happy to be back home at the Allstate Arena after a disasterous road trip to Arizona and San Jose. The Rush lost both of those games are now licking their wounds with a 6-4 record. They are now two games behind the San Antonio Talons…

FORMER RUSH FULLBACK JOHNIE KIRTON DEAD AT 26

Kirton wearing a Rush uniform in 2011 The Arena Football league is in mourning after one of it’s players passed away on Tuesday. Fullback/Linebacker Johnie Kirton was found dead in the hotel room he had been staying in while playing for the San Jose SaberCats this season. He was found by one of his San…

RUSH 61 BARNSTORMERS 50 FINAL SCORE

After a sluggish start in the first half, the Rush picked up the pace on both sides of the ball in the second. The Rush walk out of Allstate Arena with a  61-50 victory and here’s how it all went down: First Quarter: Iowa won the coin toss and on their first possession they started…

BARNSTORMERS 28 RUSH 24 HALFTIME

The Rush are only down by 4 at the half. But that’s because they let Iowa score early, along with miscues and poor clock management the Rush find themselves behind instead of ahead. Russ Michna has thrown 2 touchdown passes to Reggie Gray and Terrance Turner. The other touchdown came from a 1 yard run…

CHICAGO RUSH VS IOWA BARNSTORMERS 5-6-12 PRE-GAME REPORT

Today the Chicago Rush will be playing with a lot of emotion and anger. They welcome the Iowa Barnstormers to the Allstate Arena, a team in which the Rush defated 62-61 back on March 31st. The Rush have gone 1-2 in their last three games. They narrowly defeated Milwaukee two weeks ago, the week before…

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