WATCH PARTY THIS FRIDAY
Join the Gladiators' Goddesses, Kickoff Crew, Rudi and front office staff this Friday at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Lyndhurst for the official Watch Party. The Gladiators will be on the NFL Network as they face the Chicago Rush. Kickoff is at 8pm. A Gladiators prize will be given away each time the Gladiators score a touchdown! Hopefully lots of prizes will be given away!
If you cannot make it to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Lyndhurst for the Official Watch Party, then simply head to your local Buffalo Wild Wings location as ALL Buffalo Wild Wings in Ohio will have the game on.
Some notes on Chicago:
- Chicago is 1-0 after their week 1 victory over the Iowa Barnstormers (61-43).
- Chicago is ranked #1 in the AFLWA Power Poll.
- Chicago is led by AFL stars QB Russ Michna and WR Kenny Higgins. Also coming on strong for the Rush in week 1 was former NFL star, WR Sammie Parker.
- The Rush are led by AFL coaching legend, Mike Hohensee.
What Head Coach Steve Thonn has to say:
(ON THE LOSS TO ARIZONA)
"We need to play better in all facets of the game. We need to take care of the football better. Turnovers - especially in this game - will kill a team. John (Dutton) knows that and he is better than that. That stuff will work itself out"
(ON GIVING UP TWO KICK RETURN TOUCHDOWNS)
"Our guys know how important special teams play is. When the field is just 50 yards, you can't allow them to routinely start at midfield. We looked at film and saw some things that hurt us. The coaches and players put in the extra time this week and we feel good about heading into Chicago"
(ON PLAYING ON NATIONAL TELEVISION)
"The guys are excited and this will be a new experience to some of them. We do have plenty of veterans who have been in this position before, too. We have to make sure that the nerves are kept in check and that we go out and play the football we know we can play"