This Week in the AFL: Week 1 Recap, Arvell Nelson, Week 2 Preview

Arvell Nelson

Stephen Ur III has to miss this week, so Joran Palacio and Erik Watkins are running things. On This Week in the AFL the two break down Week 1 of the 30th season of the Arena Football League.

Joran isn’t set on the Baltimore Brigade, but he and Erik did like one move they made. They also give some predictions on the Brigade’s season.

They also discuss how the season could play out the rest of the way.

There’s also a Week 2 preview on this episode as well. They guys breakdown the Tampa Bay Storm and Philadelphia Soul game. Does Tampa have a chance at an upset against the defending champs? Also, in a match-up of 0-1 teams, who can get their first win of the season?

Arvell Nelson is back with the Cleveland Gladiators. Should there be a quarterback competition in Cleveland?

This Week in the AFL: Week 1 Recap, Arvell Nelson, Week 2 Preview

This Week in the AFL

This Week in the AFL is the W2M Network’s official Arena Football podcast. Starring Stephen Ur III, Joran Palacio and Erik Watkins. The crew breaks down the week that was and previews the week to come. Tune in to hear the greatest analysis on everything around the Arena Football League.

Stephen Ur III

Stephen Ur III (@writingfanatic2). Stephen is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Inside the Arena (@inside_arena). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of AFL Fan Zone (@AFLFanZone). Stephen is a contributor to Last Word on Pro Football and Interstate of Green (@interstateofgreen). He is also the host of The Football Five (@TheFootballFive).

Erik Watkins

Erik started out with watching games and staying up late for Sunday and Monday night. It spread to college, and eventually just about every single sport in the book. By the time he graduated from UNF, all his friends and family thought Erik would be better off as a sportswriter. Perhaps a journalist, or a commentator than anything to do with math (boy were they right). So, after wandering around with a degree and looking for a job, he started a blog. The blog turned into some freelance work. After that, work led him right here talking about the game that he loves.

Joran Palacio

Joran Palacio is a young sports journalist who has written for various leagues, from high school sports to the Arena Football League. Currently, he is a writer for, podcaster for This Week in the AFL, and has been doing play by play broadcasting for four years. Joran has been nominated for a high school version of a Rocky Mountain Emmy for play by play. Joran hopes to continue growing through college and continue to develop his sports journalism career.

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