Bowled Over

Here's how the Arena Football League works. It’s pretty much a passing league. There are only a handful of top-flight quarterbacks. So there are only a handful of contenders. The Arizona Rattlers have been entrenched as the team to beat largely because they have the best QB in the league in Nick Davila. This simple logic also explains why the Pittsburgh Power could go from being the most hapless team in the league to being a serious threat to the Rattlers’ dominance. The Power added quarterback Tommy Grady -- who, as recently as two years ago, was clearly the best quarterback in the AFL -- and, suddenly, they’re a contender.

Put more simply, Saturday, April 19’s matchup between the Rattlers and Power at US Airways Center, 201 East Jefferson Street, could very well be an Arena Bowl Preview. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and are available through

Sat., April 19, 6 p.m., 2014
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Ed Kummerer