Post by DiamondThief on Jun 21, 2015 12:54:44 GMT -8
June 21, 2015 -- In some news which may come as a Shock to some, we have added a board to the Arena Football League forum here at Sports Coast to Coast. The pun is intended.
In addition to the Portland Thunder coverage we began on October 2013, we now have a board for the Spokane Shock. The Shock play in the Pacific Division of the National Conference.
Personally, I am enthusiastic about this. I feel the Shock are the Thunder's "friendly" rival. The teams are roughly six hours from one another and even held a joint practice and scrimmage during training camp this season.
We would love to fill up the board with Shock fans, as they have a fine history in arena football. Spokane played from 2006 to 2009 in af2, winning the ArenaCup in 2006 and 2009, and winning its division in each of those four years. In 2010, the Shock made the jump to the re-launched Arena Football League, winning ArenaBowl XXIII in 2010. The Shock are the only franchise to win both af2's ArenaCup and the AFL's ArenaBowl.
The Shock play their home games at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. Home games are broadcast in the Spokane area on SWX Sports, and all games are broadcast on the radio on 700ESPN (KHQ-Q6).
I also would personally welcome David, who will help us round out the board and let us know more about the history and characteristics of the team. He is a long-time fan of the Shock and I believe he will be a valuable resource as we get to know them.
Over the coming days, we will put up more threads about the Shock. For now, you can click to view their schedule.
The Shock visit the Thunder tonight at 7 p.m. at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. The game will be broadcast by ESPN2, as well as on the radio at 750 The Game in the Portland area and 700ESPN in the Spokane area. The game thread may be found here.
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