Norling-IFW: The Referee-cap of the United Bowl

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I didn’t watch the 2019 United Bowl because I was at a Minnesota United FC soccer match and watched AEW Wrestling on the way home. Now, I really really didn’t want do this, and I can’t believe I have too. But now all I f*****g see on my timeline is these butt-hurt Rattlers fans still bitching […] READ MORE


IFL: Arizona Rattlers announce Dates, Arena Change for IFL Playoffs

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The Arizona Rattlers announced late Monday afternoon that the site of their semi-final playoff game will not be at Talking Stick Resort Arena – where the team played its regular season games. Instead, the remaining playoff games will be hosted by Gila River Arena. Due to updates happening to Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Rattlers […] READ MORE


Iowa Barnstormers: United Bowl Champions

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Jamal Tyler took a hand-off from quarterback Drew Powell. Iowa trailed Sioux Falls 38-35 in the United Bowl championship game with 21 seconds left on the clock at the start of the play. Tyler split two defenders before running into a third and spinning away. A win would give the Barnstormers their first league championship […] READ MORE


Iowa Barnstormers win United Bowl

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Sweet, sweet victory. The Iowa Barnstormers have won the United Bowl, defeating the Sioux Falls Storm on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA. Iowa Barnstormers win United Bowl Coming into the game, Sioux Falls was experienced. The team had appeared in every single Indoor Football League (IFL) United Bowl dating back […] READ MORE


Behind the Game Ops for the 10th United Bowl

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To some, it may come off as just any other indoor football game: one that just happens to be played with a trophy presented to the winning team after the game. Although, for the Iowa Barnstormers game operations crew, it’s actually a big opportunity. Behind the Game Ops for the 10th United Bowl The crew, […] READ MORE


Barnstormers, Storm face off in historic United Bowl

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Powell | Gorman. Harrold | Hayes. Brown Jr. | Jones Jr. Barnstormers | Storm. These are the matchups that fans at Wells Fargo Arena will see this Saturday as the Iowa Barnstormers battle against the Sioux Falls Storm in the United Bowl: the Indoor Football League’s (IFL) championship game. “We’re the best league in arena […] READ MORE


A Coach and his Utility Knife

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Ryan Balentine walked into training camp with the Bemidji Axemen at the start of the 2014 Indoor Football League (IFL) season. Balentine had just been traded from Green Bay to Bemidji, and no matter if he knew it or not, he was about to make the Blizzard feel very sorry about letting him go. The […] READ MORE


Popular Songs: Iowa Barnstormers championship edition

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The Iowa Barnstormers are headed to the United Bowl, playing in their first championship game since 1997. Similar to something that LWOS has done in the past, we are back with the popular series that takes a look back in time to the songs we were listening to. Popular Songs: Iowa Barnstormers In this case, the […] READ MORE


John Pettit found a diamond in the rough in Dixie Wooten

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The Iowa Barnstormers ended the 2016 season with a 4-12 record, winning just one of their final 12 games. Iowa had just parted ways with its third coach in the past six seasons, not counting J.T. Smith’s time as an interim in 2011. “I just think we didn’t see the answers of how we were […] READ MORE


Brady Roland: Hometown Hero

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11.8 miles. That’s the distance between Brady Roland’s hometown of Carlisle, IA and Des Moines’ Wells Fargo Arena: the home of the Iowa Barnstormers. Over the past four seasons, Roland has been cementing himself as one of the best and most consistent receivers that the city has ever seen. Or, maybe it’s been longer than […] READ MORE