Baltimore Brigade

  • Valor outrun, outsmart Brigade to claim first ArenaBowl title, 69-55

    Valor outrun, outsmart Brigade to claim first ArenaBowl title, 69-55

    After pounding the two-time defending champion Philadelphia Soul last week, ArenaBowl XXXI was the Brigade’s battle to lose — and they sure lost it. The Washington Valor were supposed to be an easy meal — the team went 2-10 in the regular season, the kind of mark that, had there been more than...

  • Football odyssey for Bowie State's McNeil leads him to a championship in his backyard

    Football odyssey for Bowie State's McNeil leads him to a championship in his backyard

    The next phone call Douglas McNeil III takes could send him anywhere in North America. Portland, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Albany. These are some of the cities that McNeil — who won Arena Bowl XXXI with the Washington Valor on Saturday — has found opportunities since he graduated in 2013 with...

  • An ArenaBowl ring for Brigade won't just be a win for Baltimore, but for Tampa Bay

    An ArenaBowl ring for Brigade won't just be a win for Baltimore, but for Tampa Bay

    When Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard charges onto the field Saturday at Royal Farms Arena, past a pair of pyrotechnic flames and his team’s banner, he’ll be playing for an ArenaBowl victory for the city of Baltimore. Lying underneath the slate-blue uniform of his current team is a former Tampa...

  • How to watch ArenaBowl XXXI: TV, time and stream

    How to watch ArenaBowl XXXI: TV, time and stream

    Two years ago, the Baltimore Brigade didn’t exist. The Arena Football League announced the team in December 2016, along with its head coach, Omarr Smith. A decorated player and assistant coach, as well as an AFL Hall of Famer, Smith had faced the difficult task few professional football coaches...

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