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Fan Intrudes US Open; Webb Simpson Wins

The 2012 edition of the US Open is in the books and Webb Simpson has come out on top. Simpson had a round to remember by shooting a 68 on a very difficult course and overcoming a four shot deficit. However, the moment of the day happened during the trophy presentation, when this happened. Drunk? Perhaps. Greatest videobomb ever. ABSOLUTELY. Webb Simpson handled it pretty...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

AFL Tidbits: Siegfried Powered Up; San Jose Needs a QB

Today's tidbits go coast to cost, with updates from New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and San Jose. The AFL champion Shock are eyeing several prospects as AFL free agency starts Sunday at midnight. They've said they've already signed several players from last season's squad and will make announcements soon. Speaking of the Shock, former Spokane coach Chris Siegfried accepted...
Via SWX Fix
September 16, 2010  |  Discuss

AFL in a snapshot

This is why I love the AFL! Ed Ta'amu, who played his college ball at Utah - all 350 lbs. of him - earned AFL Highlight of the Week honors for his touchdown against Arizona last week. Ta'amu, an offensive lineman for the top-ranked Shock, jumped over a teammate who had been knocked over and danced his way into the end zone for a score against the Arizona Rattlers. And, by the way...
Via SWX Fix
August 10, 2010  |  Discuss

AFL: Shock One Game Away from Arena Bowl

SPOKANE, Wash. - Just one game separates the Spokane Shock from a date in the Arena Bowl. That is, just one game against a formidable foe separates the darling of the AFL from playing in its first-ever Arena Football League championship. And to think they could do it in just their first year in the resurrected league.The Shock beat Arizona last Friday to advance to the National Conference...
Via SWX Fix
August 09, 2010  |  Discuss

Spokane Shock: Play to win vs. play not to lose?

The Spokane shock, the No. 1 team in the Arena Football League, has a choice to make: play for the win or play for the playoffs. With home field advantage wrapped up throughout the postseason, it's a choice few other teams in the league have the luxury of making. They can play all-out for the win and go undefeated on the road, or pull back on the throttle and make sure they...
Via SWX Fix
July 29, 2010  |  Discuss

AFL is back because ESPN said so

The new Arena Football League took a giant leap foward last Friday when it made a return to ESPN. No, the Philadelphia Soul didn't beat on the Iowa Barnstormers (save that for next year). The big step was seeing arena football highlights - any highlights - on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays of the Night. The particular highlight in question was Mervin Brookins' 56-yard kickoff...
Via SWX Fix
July 27, 2010  |  Discuss

AFL's Shock out to put Spokane on the map

The Spokane Shock are the hottest thing going for the remodeled Arena Football League this year. Before you roll your eyes and say, "Spo-Where?", hold on. This isn't your 8-year-old's PeeWee league. The Shock have a 12-win season - the best in the league - and are beating all the major markets from Tampa to Arizona and everyone inbetween. They reclaimed the top spot in the league...
Via SWX Fix
July 21, 2010  |  Discuss

Shock limp into AFL showdown with Cleveland

As one of only two teams that have beaten the Spokane Shock, the Cleveland Gladiators have to be licking their chops. Due to the unfortunate circumstances in which the Shock find themselves this week, many - including yours truly - think its entirely possible.The Shock are playing this week without star receiver Raul Vijil, receiver/returner Quorey Payne an.... It's not that...
Via SWX Fix
July 09, 2010  |  Discuss

Keefe: 'We have to start putting some teams away'

The Shock are counting down the hours to a rematch with the Utah Blaze - a team they already beat earlier in the season. Quite easily, in fact.Round one went to the Shock in Salt Lake City, with Spokane winning 68-34. That game marks Spokane's largest margin of victory so far this season.Head coach Rob Keefe likes the fact his team is getting the wins but he wouldn't mind...
Via SWX Fix
May 21, 2010  |  Discuss
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