A new episode of the IFL's podcast, "This Week in the IFL", is now available.
In this week's episode host Denis Puska sits down the 2016 IFL Hall of Fame class. Puska chats former Sioux Falls Storm LB Mark Blackburn, former Tri-Cities Fever DB Lionell Singleton and Colorado Crush Owner Tom Wigley about the honor, their legacy among the IFL and their storied careers.
The podcast can be found on the homepage of the IFL website by clicking on the "Radio" ad. In addition, the PodOMatic app can be downloaded in the Apple Store of on Google Play.
Click here to listen to this week's show. http://www.goifl.com/radio
A team captain and four-time All-League selection, Mark Blackburn was a key figure in the Sioux Falls Storm's 40 consecutive game winning streak and four-straight United Bowl Championships (2005-2008).He was named United Bowl MVP in 2008. Blackburn is the franchise's all-time leader in tackles (664) and forced fumbles (10), ranks fifth in sacks (28.5), and third in interceptions (17). His #14 jersey is retired by the Storm.
Lionell Singleton is one of the most decorated defensive backs in IFL history. During his five-year IFL career, Singleton was named to three All-IFL teams (First Team in 2012, 2013 and Second Team in 2014). He was an instrumental player on the Fever's back-to-back Intense Conference Championship teams in 2011 and 2012. Singleton finished his IFL career with 395 tackles, 52 pass breakups, and 6 defensive touchdowns. He set IFL records with 31 career interceptions (T-1st) and career interception return yards with 454 (1st).
Tom Wigley purchased the Colorado Ice during the 2010 IFL season. Under his guidance, the team quickly transformed from a struggling franchise to one of the more stable and competitive teams in the IFL. The Ice qualified for the postseason in four consecutive seasons from 2011-2014, earning the #1 seed in the Intense Conference playoffs during the 2011 and 2014 seasons. Two players earned IFL awards during his tenure (David Knighton, Most Improved 2011, Willie Copeland, MVP 2014), and 14 players have been named All-League. During the 2015 offseason, Wigley led the rebranding process for the team, changing the team name from the Ice to the Crush; a highly recognizable name in the Northern Colorado sports community.
All three members will be in attendance at the 2016 United Bowl and festivities.
"This Week in the IFL" is brought to you by Puska Media Services. The episode is now available and can be found in a number of locations including, www.Puskamediaservices.com, the Apple Store, Google Play, and of course, www.goifl.com, the official home of the Indoor Football League.