AFL Valor 

Valor try to keep playoff hopes alive against the defending champs

A quirky Week 14 did little to help the playoff hopes of the Valor (1-9) as they spent their last bye week of the season watching I-95 rival¬†Baltimore Brigade take down the previously undefeated Philadelphia Soul, 49-42 on Saturday, July 8. Let’s do some quick math. After the upset, the Brigade are now 4-6. The AFL has just five teams.... Read More
AFL Valor 

4th quarter mistakes costly as Valor lose fifth straight game

The Washington Valor back and forth battle vs the undefeated Philadelphia Soul came down to the wire in a narrow disappointing 48-47 defeat at the Verizon Center. After being just activated off injured reserve just three days prior to Saturday’s matchup, Sean Brackett looked good in his first AFL start since August 8, 2015, as he led a late Washington charge... Read More
AFL Valor 

Second half issues continue for Valors, Gladiators rally at home

It happened again. The Washington Valor held their own for the first 30 minutes and took a 27-21 lead into the half of their first-ever road game. But a familiar narrative would play out in the third quarter (shut out in the period for the second straight week) as the once winless Cleveland Gladiators (1-3) used a 27-7 second-half advantage... Read More
AFL Valor 

“Lethargic” second half costs the Valor

After establishing a 14-point head start, it’s hard to imagine Washington Valor (1-1) receiver Mike Washington (nine receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns) and the rest of the team thought their first loss in franchise history would come on Saturday night. But, as he and other team leaders stressed, winning dictates playing hard for a full 60 minutes. “We... Read More
AFL Valor 

All three phases key as Valors top Brigade in debut

The nation’s capitol was introduced to a new brand of football on Friday night, the Washington Valor kicked off their inaugural season in the AFL. Their opponents did the same, the Baltimore Brigade. The Valor took care of business in their first contest, racing out to a big lead, relinquishing a bit of ground and then responding in their 51-38 victory... Read More
My Mind on Sports