When Kyle mentioned that we should be following the Soul much more closely this season, I jumped at the opportunity to be the main correspondent. As of now, I know very little about the AFL ( I think that's what it's called), but I would really like to learn a lot more about it this season. The only things I know are that a receiver is in motion before the ball is snapped, there are nets everywhere and the ball is still in play when it hits these nets, and that its played indoors on a smaller than NFL regulation field. My current knowledge is very small. Like, "I can't name a single player off the top of my head" small. However, I really want to take a much bigger interest in Arena Football this year, and I promise that my articles and recaps will be considerably better.
Technically, this article is not so much of a preseason report as it is an introduction of what to expect from these columns in the future. Don't worry, I will release a full roster preview tomorrow afternoon or evening, as well as some predictions and even a recap of last season. It will not only give me a chance to really research the sport and the players, but give you, the readers, a much more insightful look at the Philadelphia Soul.
I am looking forward to learning a lot more about Philadelphia's second football team with you guys, and hopefully it will help speed up the time until the NFL starts again in September.
By: Dan Goggin