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Shock Talk: Brandon Thompkins

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Spokane Shock wide receiver Brandon Thompkins joined SWX's Sam Adams in studio for another edition of Shock Talk. Spokane will play its Arena Football League season opener vs. the Iowa Barnstormers this Saturday, Mar. 15, at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena at 7:00 p.m. live on KHQ.

Thompkins began his AFL career with the Shock and recorded 97 receptions for 1, 076 yards and 29 touchdowns in his two seasons. After starting the 2013 season with the Utah Blaze, Thompkins returned to the Shock and finished with 92 catches for 1,248 yards and 20 TD last year between his time the Blaze and his second stint with Spokane.

The AFL Returns to "home field advantage" ArenaBowl

CHICAGO – After two straight neutral site championship games, the ArenaBowl will return to a ‘home field advantage’ format in 2014, as ArenaBowl XXVII will be hosted by the highest remaining playoff seed, the Arena Football League office announced today.

“We listened to our fans and our fans wanted ArenaBowl to be a home game,” AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “We’ve also added a bye week in between the Conference Championships and ArenaBowl, which will give our fans and teams an additional week to prepare and ensure that ArenaBowl XXVII on ESPN is the best ArenaBowl yet.”

ArenaBowl XXVII will kick off at 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, August 23 live on ESPN.

The League has also announced revised tiebreaking procedures to account for the new conference alignment in 2014. Four teams from each conference will clinch playoff berths, with the four division winners claiming the top two seeds in their respective conferences.

Complete tiebreaking rules and procedures can be found at:http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/spec-rel/playoffs.html.


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