This Week in the AFL: Week 2 Recap, Arena League Expansion, Week 3 Preview

Arena League Expansion
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Stephen Ur III returns for This Week in the AFL. He’s joined by Erik Watkins as they go over Week 2 of the 2017 Arena Football League. How impressive was the Baltimore Brigade performance in Week 2? Are we in for a different ArenaBowl than first thought?

The guys also talk about possible Arena League expansion as well.

Then, they get into their AFL Week 3 preview. Stephen thinks that the Washington Valor don’t stand a chance against the Philadelphia Soul. Can Erik change his mind?

How can the Cleveland Gladiators avoid an 0-3 start against the Tampa Bay Storm?

This Week in the AFL: Week 2 Recap, Arena League Expansion, Week 3 Preview

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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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