Albany Empire

How To Watch The Empire Road Playoff Game Saturday
The Albany Empire have had a dream season in their inaugural season as Arena Football returned to the Capital Region for the first time in nearly two decades.  After starting the year 0-2, the Empire used a stingy defense and a high octane offense to capture the league's best record and secure the #…
Empire Player Tells GNA The Hilarious Ways People Screw Up His Na
Albany Empire fullback Wesley Mauia mashes opposing defensive players on the field, but off of it, he's a soft spoken gentle giant with a great sense of humor.  That sense of humor was kindly appreciated as Chrissy, Jess and I baited him into a conversation in which it was revealed how peo…
The Empire Are The Adrenaline Shot Albany Needed
I love Albany.  It's where I was born.  It's where I have lived pretty much all my life,  including now.  But I have to admit it felt like Albany was sagging - losing to all of the major cities that comprise the Capital Region - and it was getting a little depressing...
Finally, Albany Has An Arena Team That Loves Us Back
There's a line in Toby Keith's I Love This Bar where he says 'I like my truck,
an' I like my girlfriend, but I love this bar!'  There's a similarity with Capital Region sports fans.  We like college basketball, an' we like amateur baseball, but we LOVE the Arena Football League.  After witnessing my …
HUMILIATING: Ticked Off Empire Kicker Boots Me Off Field (VIDEO)
I was fortunate to be at the awesome Albany Empire game last night.  Matty Jeff and I had blast representing WGNA;  throwing out t-shirts, pumping up the crowd and hosting a halftime 'air guitar' contest!  Not sure if any of you in attendance noticed, but when the fourth quarter started and the Empi…
Unlikely Albany Empire Player Makes Bold Prediction (AUDIO)
It started off as a typical GNA Morning Show interview when members of the Albany Empire came on the show with Chrissy, Jess, and me Thursday morning. Team VP of Business Operations George Manias came in and pumped up the game but it was Albany kicker Kenny Spencer who made the kind of bold predicti…
How To Watch The Sold Out Albany Empire Game Saturday Night
Congrats to the Albany Empire for selling out their first game of the season Saturday night versus the two time defending Arena Football League champs Philadelphia Soul!  Chances are you missed out on your chance to see the game live at the Times Union Center, but there are a few ways to watch …
We Didn't Have The Heart To Tell Matty How His Jersey Looked
We love Matty Jeff...we really do.  But sometimes he needs to check the mirror before he leaves for work in the morning, or at the very least, check with his wife Stacy.  He comes in rocking some pretty tight shirts straight off the rack of Baby Gap and doesn't even think twice about it.  He did it …
The Albany Empire Tweeted A Pic And It Gave Me Chills(PIC)
The Albany Empire start the season one week from Saturday, but it wasn't until I saw this picture the team tweeted out recently that I really got jacked up for the season.  I can hear the roar of the crowd, the sound of pads colliding...now it feels real!