Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 United Bowl Preview

The Sioux Falls Storm (16-0) will host the Tri-Cities Fever (14-2) in United Bowl 2012 this Saturday at the Sioux Falls Arena and looks to claim its 6th title in 8 years. Waterbury Coleman is the proud sponsor of the game, which is slated to kick-off at 7:35 PM CT..
Subaru of Sioux Falls is the presenting sponsor of the night's halftime show , which stars Show Baby. Fans can expect the most ambitious and spectacular show of the season.
The Sioux Falls Storm defeated the Green Bay Blizzard 61-42 in the United Conference Championship game. The victory over the Blizzard punched the Storm's ticket to United Bowl 2012. The game will be a rematch of last year's Championship game as the Tri-Cities Fever will return to the Storm Shelter.
Chris Dixon was named the IFL MVP just before last week's conference championship game. Dixon on the season led the league in Passer Rating with 133.3 and threw for over 3300 yards. He also put up 67 touchdown passes to just 7 interceptions. In the playoffs Dixon has a rating of 154.9 with 13 touchdown passes to 0 interceptions in just 2 games.
The Fever are led Houston Lillard who had a season rating of 112.5. He threw for over 2700 yards with 59 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. The Fever beat the Wild last week in the Intense Conference Championship 51-30. In that game Lillard threw for 2 touchdowns for 141 yards.
The Storm and Fever have met three times since the end of the 2011 regular season. In the 2011 United Bowl the Storm had their first ever meeting with the Fever. The Storm defeated the Fever 37-10 for the Storm's fifth championship as a franchise. Earlier this year on May 12, the Fever returned to the Storm Shelter where the undefeated Storm handed the Fever their first defeat of the season with a 55-16 victory. Two weeks later on May 26, the Storm traveled to Washington to take on the Fever in Tri Cities winning 73-72 in an overtime battle.
The Storm and Fever will meet for the forth time in history and third time this season on July 14, 2012 for United Bowl 2012. The Fever has one championship in the team's history and that was with the NIFL in 2005. The Storm has had Five National Titles: (UIFL) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and (IFL) 2011. The Storm looks for its Sixth National Championship as a franchise and first perfect season since 2007.
"We had one goal for 2012, and that was to defend our title," said Storm Owner, Todd Tryon. "Tri-Cities has once again proven to be the best team in the IFL to prevent this from happening. We are extremely excited to host the United Bowl 2012. This will be the biggest show in town!"
Thanks to all the fans for your overwhelming support of the Sioux Falls Storm this season. Fans that are interested in watching a live broadcast of the game can watch the game on MidcoSN, online via B2 or listen on KOOL 107.9 FM.

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