Well, we finally made it to the game, even though the pre-game at Hooters was enough excitement to last us a while. This is my first media game covering the Arena Football League, and I had a great time.
For those of you that have never made it to one of the Philadelphia Soul‘s game, you should try it. If you like football – and what guy doesn’t? – this is a must for you.
It’s a high-scoring, high-energy game with lots of excitement. Plus, they have cheerleaders, and lots of them. They do a great job cheering on the Soul and provide excitement for the crowd.
This was the first time the Soul hosted a game at the Boardwalk Hall. They hope that they can at least host a game there for the next few seasons.
In the second half of the game, the Soul came out more aggressive, scoring three touchdowns. With the way they played coming out of the break in action, it appears head coach Clint Dolezel may have gotten into his team at halftime.
They picked up the pace and outplayed the Outlaws in the third and fourth quarter. Late in the fourth, Las Vegas wide receiver Jomo Wilson scored back-to-back touchdowns to make the score respectable, 51-43.
For those of you who do not know anything about the AFL game, it has the same principles as the outdoor game, except on a smaller scale. The field is smaller, but it’s always inside and weather is never an issue.
I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed myself watching football in the summer time. The players really take the game serious and make the indoor football experience worth watching.
I had an opportunity to interview Offensive lineman Shannon Breen and Defensive Lineman-turned-utility-player Jake Metz after the game. Both players are in their first year with the Soul and they were enjoyable to talk to.
I would attend another game in the future and look forward to seeing the players and the cheerleaders again.
That would be a dream come true for many. It would be just another excuse to head out to your favorite bar or even better – a Soul game and watch football 365 days a year.