By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Soul has made history during the 2012 season. The team is going back to the ArenaBowl for the first-time in four-years.
The last-time the team advanced to the ArenaBowl, they won it. They defeated the San Jose SaberCats in the Championship game at the end of the 2008 season in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Soul defeated the No. 2 seed Jacksonville Sharks on Friday night. The Soul won 89-34 over the Sharks at the Wells Fargo Center.
When the Soul advanced to the ArenaBowl in 2008, the franchise won the National Conference Championship before the Big Game. Then, in 2010, when the league re-surfaced, there was a re-alignment.
The Soul was placed in the American Conference. When the team defeated the Sharks, they won the American Conference Championship.
They will face either the Arizona Rattlers or the Utah Blaze in the ArenaBowl in New Orleans.
When the league did their re-assignments, the Arena Football League followed the pattern of the former af2 league. This former league has not operated in several years and has no plans to return at this time.
This season, the Soul has had the best record in the league with a 15-3 mark. They have gone 12-2 within their conference and are 8-1 on the road.
The Rattlers, on the other hand, have a 13-5 mark. They have an 8-5 conference record and a 6-3 road record.
The Blaze have a 12-6 record. They have an 8-4 conference record and a 6-3 road record, like the Rattlers.