Wranglers only undefeated team in AFL
AUSTIN-Following a thrilling 56-49 victory over Austin's rivals to the north, the Dallas Desperados, the Wranglers sit atop the entire AFL with a record of 4-0. They are the only undefeated team remaining in 2006.
On Saturday night, the Nashville Kats and their strong defense stopped the Colorado Crush, 58-36, to give the Crush their first loss of the season. Former Dallas quarterback Clint Stoerner helped the Kats score over 50 points for the fourth consecutive game en route to the upset.
Today, Orlando is traveling to Tampa Bay for the "War on I-4" rivalry game. If Orlando beats Tampa Bay, it will mark the first time the Storm has lost at home since 2004. The Wranglers travel to Tampa Bay to play the Storm next Saturday, February 25.
Last week, the Wranglers placed wide receiver/linebacker Darrin Chiaverini and offensive/defensive lineman Aaron Humphrey on injured reserve. Chiaverini is battling a muscle strain while Humphrey underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. Both players are on injured reserve for a minimum of two weeks. With these injuries, the Wranglers activated fullback/linebacker Torrance Marshall and offensive/defensive lineman Larrell Johnson off the injured reserve list. Marshall saw his first AFL action against the Desperados, while Johnson faced his former team.
In addition, the Wranglers waived fullback/linebacker Josh White and signed wide receiver/linebacker Sir Mawn Wilson. Playing in his seventh AFL season, Wilson spent the 2006 training camp with the Columbus Destroyers. Last season, Wilson played with the New York Dragons and earned at Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos in 1997.
AFL on OLN
The Arena Football League has finalized an agreement with OLN as the national cable television home for the AFL. OLN's first game was televised today when the Philadelphia Soul (2-1) hosted the New York Dragons (2-1) in a battle of Eastern Division rivals. OLN will televise 11 regular-season games and one Wild Card playoff game during the 2006 season. Next Saturday, the Wranglers will be televised nationally when they travel to Tampa Bay - game time is 4:00 p.m. (LIVE). Note, this is a time switch from the previous time of 6:30 p.m.
Robinson on AFL Weekly
After Sedrick Robinson's three touchdown performance against the Dallas Desperados, which earned him the Ironman of the Game honor, he will appear on Fox Sports Net's AFL Weekly show. The show airs locally at 3:30 on Monday's on FSN Southwest (Channel 54 on Time Warner Cable).
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