Bon Jovi's Soul keep on rocking toward title

July 15, 2008 8:59:53 PM PDT
Jon Bon Jovi's next stop on the road has nothing to do with his band's tour. He may be taking a break, but his Arena Football League team keeps on going. Up ahead for the Philadelphia Soul - the San Jose Sabercats in the ArenaBowl XXII in New Orleans. Bon Jovi will be there, but he'll leave his guitar and his greatest hits behind.

The Soul won their first nine games and the Eastern Division title, and beat the Cleveland Gladiators 70-35 on Saturday to advance to their first title game.

San Jose has won three of the last six ArenaBowl's and is looking to become the first repeat champions in 12 years. The Soul defeated San Jose 58-57 back in April.

They get at least a night to celebrate with their famous boss. Sure, San Jose has all the titles, but it doesn't have the worldwide recognition that Bon Jovi gives the Soul on every tour stop. He wears the Soul jersey at packed arenas around the globe and even dedicated a tune to the band at Saturday night's free concert in front of 60,000 fans on the park's Great Lawn.