New football league is starting

#1 Edited by The-Apostle (12141 posts) -

Apparently they want to return football back to its original roots. Not sure how popular it'll be though...

http://a11fl.com/

#2 Posted by monkeytoes61 (8327 posts) -

I'm definitely intrigued. You guys know I love this stuff. I watched every UFL game before they took it off TV. Obviously nobody will ever match the NFL in terms of player quality, but I enjoy these smaller leagues. Same intensity and dedication to the game, without all the pomp and circumstance that comes with the NFL. In other words, I like watching football where I'm not bombarded with a million beer commercials every god damn second.

#3 Edited by The-Apostle (12141 posts) -

I'm looking forward to it myself. Not sure if I'll have time to watch though. I might make more of an effort, though, since I actually have a home team for once. Go Los Angeles Express! :D

#4 Posted by Chutebox (36410 posts) -

Doesn't sound like anything original roots

#5 Posted by monkeytoes61 (8327 posts) -

I'm reading they already have a deal with ESPN. There will be two showcase games this summer, and the inaugural season starts in Spring of 2015. Can't wait.

#6 Posted by roulettethedog (10944 posts) -

If the football is near high end college football, I will watch.

#7 Posted by DaBrainz (7623 posts) -

LOL there are links on the page to become a coach or a player. I would watch if there was a local team but there isn't. I go to the local arena league games all the time.

#8 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23133 posts) -

Am I the only one who wants to see the return of the XFL?

#9 Posted by The-Apostle (12141 posts) -

Am I the only one who wants to see the return of the XFL?

Nope. I do too.

#10 Posted by The-Apostle (12141 posts) -

USFL has also been trying to make a comeback but its founder went to prison. >_>

#11 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8096 posts) -

If this actually works out, it would be cool to find a team to root for.

#12 Edited by monkeytoes61 (8327 posts) -

@DaBrainz said:

LOL there are links on the page to become a coach or a player. I would watch if there was a local team but there isn't. I go to the local arena league games all the time.

Really? I cover the Spokane Shock, what team do you go see?

#13 Edited by DaBrainz (7623 posts) -

I live within an hour of 3 teams in the CIFL. Port Huron Patriots are my team. Remember Austin Coleman? He plays for the Saginaw Sting. Chicago joined the league this year so now I have a team to hate. Helps with the NFL offseason.

#14 Posted by Boston_Boyy (3906 posts) -

I like the idea and I'll definitely be watching for the games on ESPN 2. Based on what I've read and having seen A-11 offenses before they were banned at the high school level the rule changes add an interesting wrinkle without rendering the game unrecognizable.

#15 Posted by monkeytoes61 (8327 posts) -

Yeah it does, indoor football is an awesome game. Wish the other leagues were a little more stable though. Saw those Lorenzen highlights from a CIFL game, the playing surface looked awful.

#16 Posted by Cynical_Buzzard (224 posts) -

This should be interesting, it has to be better than the XFL.

#17 Edited by The-Apostle (12141 posts) -
@monkeytoes61 said:

Yeah it does, indoor football is an awesome game. Wish the other leagues were a little more stable though. Saw those Lorenzen highlights from a CIFL game, the playing surface looked awful.

He looked worse... And I'm not talking about his level of play. >_>

#19 Posted by marie4u (18 posts) -

is it started?

#20 Posted by teske4444 (42 posts) -

I think it is almost impossible to start a separate league at this point in time and survive. The NFL revenue is absolutely insane, so they're going to be paying their players more money. Unfortunately, I don't think any top players are going to take the risk and jump in to that league, when they are already guaranteed ridiculous money in the NFL.

#21 Posted by The-Apostle (12141 posts) -

I think it is almost impossible to start a separate league at this point in time and survive. The NFL revenue is absolutely insane, so they're going to be paying their players more money. Unfortunately, I don't think any top players are going to take the risk and jump in to that league, when they are already guaranteed ridiculous money in the NFL.

Obviously, I don't expect the league to compete with the NFL. That would be like NWA Hollywood trying to compete with WWE.

#22 Edited by teske4444 (42 posts) -

@The-Apostle: Been a while since I watched wrestling, but i remember WWE was pretty huge. On a side note, I just hope something happens to compete with the horrendous NCAA s***-show that has had a monopoly since forever...

#23 Edited by The-Apostle (12141 posts) -

@The-Apostle: Been a while since I watched wrestling, but i remember WWE was pretty huge. On a side note, I just hope something happens to compete with the horrendous NCAA s***-show that has had a monopoly since forever...

I figured it was a good analogy since NWA Hollywood is a regional indyfed while WWE is global. >_>

But, yeah, nothing will ever compete with NCAA. I just wish my school had a team. We did in the 80s-early 90s. It's why I don't follow college football.