When practice ended, Voodoo players listened to an impassioned speech from veteran wide receiver Josh Bush.

Bush said he told his teammates if they want to be an elite team, they have to practice hard and play their best football when it counts. Said Bush, "This is the time of the season, as an Arena Football team that you have to play your best football. It is important for us to come out this week, its a big challenge for us. And, have a great game."

The Voodoo (4-5) hosts Arizona (7-3) Saturday night at the Arena. Arizona is tied for the most wins in the AFL.

The Voodoo has already eclipsed last season's win total (3), and won 3 games at home. Last season, New Orleans didn't win a home game in 9 tries. Against Orlando, a source said about 3,000 attended last Friday night's game.

Voodoo defensive lineman Marlon Favorite, who played at West Jeff and LSU, said the fans will come for a winner.

Said Favorite, "When I was at LSU for a time, we had more fans than the Saints and that was because once the Saints started to win, people started to latch on to it. Its human nature , we luv our fans but we have to do a lot more winning, and they will come out."

The Voodoo lost wide receiver Greg Ellingson, who signed with the NFL's Tampa Bay Bucs. Two receivers are eligible to come off injured reserve, including Skyler Green of Higgins high school and LSU.

Game time Saturday night is 7 pm.