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  • Arizona Rattlers name Chris Presson team president

    The three-time defending Arena Bowl champion Arizona Rattlers have appointed Chris Presson as their new president, the team announced Tuesday. Presson served for three seasons as the general manager of the Arizona Sundogs of the Central Hockey League. Last month, the Sundogs suspended operations for the 2014-15 season with a desire to resume play in […]
  • Arizona Rattlers ArenaBowl 3-Peat: By the Numbers

    The Arizona Rattlers joined a very exclusive club Saturday. In thumping the Cleveland Gladiators 72-32 at ArenaBowl 27, the Rattlers won their third straight Arena Football League championship. Dynasty is a word that gets thrown around a lot in pro sports, and it’s a term that certainly fits what head coach Kevin Guy and the […]
  • Arizona Rattlers’ Nick Davila, Marquis Floyd earn AFL awards

    Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila was named the Arena Football League MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, the league announced Friday. From ArenaFan.com: Davila (6-3, 220, Cincinnati) set a new single-season franchise record with 127 passing touchdowns in 2014, the second-highest total in AFL history. He also became the 10th player in pro football […]
  • Arizona Rattlers announce viewing parties for ArenaBowl XXVII on Saturday

    Arizona Rattlers fans will have their pick of several viewing parties for the team’s ArenaBowl XXVII match-up against the host Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday at 5 p.m. Arizona time on ESPN. Watch parties will take place at Coach’s Corner Grill in Phoenix, Coach & Willie’s in Chandler and Buffalo Wild Wings in north Scottsdale. A […]
  • Arizona Rattlers refute report of pending move to Glendale

    Late Wednesday afternoon, on the same day news broke of the Arizona Coyotes striking a new, nine-year naming rights deal with the Gila River Indian Community to call their home Gila River Arena, a report surfaced that the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League would be moving their home games to the facility in […]
  • Report: Arizona Rattlers to move west to Glendale

    Since 1992, the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League have called US Airways Center (formerly America West Arena) home. But according to a report from Craig Morgan of Foxsports.com, the building that houses the franchise’s four ArenaBowl banners has seen its last Rattlers home game. The two-time defending ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers will move […]
  • Rattlers pound San Jose, advance to ArenaBowl 27 vs. Cleveland

  • Rattlers exact revenge on SaberCats, stamp ticket to fourth straight ArenaBowl

    The saying goes that revenge is a dish best served cold. But Kevin Guy and the Arizona Rattlers had a better idea for retribution Sunday night at US Airways Center in front of 8,581 rowdy fans. Just a little over a month after enduring their worst loss of the season against the San Jose SaberCats […]
  • Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy on National Conference Championship Game: ‘It’s gonna be violent’

    For the fourth straight season, the Arizona Rattlers find themselves hosting the National Conference Championship Game at US Airways Center. For the first time in that span, they’re facing their most bitter rival for the right to advance to ArenaBowl 27. The Rattlers (16-3) entertain the San Jose SaberCats (14-5) Sunday afternoon at “the Snake […]
  • Rattlers advance to National Conference Championship with tight win over Portland

    Beating one opponent three times in the same football season is very difficult. Try doing it four times. The Arizona Rattlers did just that Sunday, defeating the Portland Thunder 52-48 in a National Conference Semifinal in front of 6,753 fans at US Airways Center — and it wasn’t easy. Fullback Alex Singleton scored on a […]
  • Late touchdown dooms Rattlers in season-finale loss to Predators

    The game might not have meant much as far as the 2014 Arena Football League playoff picture was concerned, but that didn’t mean the Arizona Rattlers were going to play it safe in their season finale contest with the Orlando Predators Saturday. Nick Davila threw for 314 yards and six touchdowns, Tysson Poots caught 11 […]
  • Davila celebrates Bonner’s big day with seven touchdown passes, Rattlers end skid

    With two-time ArenaBowl champion Sherdrick Bonner on hand at US Airways Center to have his No. 13 jersey retired, Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila put together quite the tribute performance Sunday. Davila threw for 246 yards and seven touchdowns — including four in the second half — as the Rattlers (15-2) put an end to […]
  • Sherdrick Bonner to return to Arizona and retire a Rattler

    One of the best players in Arizona Rattlers history will return to the team for one more day. The Rattlers announced Monday that Sherdrick Bonner, who quarterbacked the team the team for 14 seasons and led it to championships in 1994 and 1997, will sign a one-day contract so he can retire with the franchise. […]
  • Arizona Rattlers drop second straight in Spokane

    It had been awhile since the Arizona Rattlers tasted defeat. The two-time defending Arena Football League champions saw their 18-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the San Jose SaberCats two weeks ago. Now, they’ve got a streak of another kind — a losing streak. The Spokane Shock scored 23 consecutive points over a […]
  • Rattlers’ perfect mark shattered in blowout loss to Sabercats

    As Kevin Guy and the Arizona Rattlers found out the hard way Friday night, all good things must come to an end at some point. Looking to improve their AFL-best record to a perfect 15-0, the two-time defending champions were routed by the San Jose Sabercats by a final of 62-33 at the SAP Center. […]