In recent years, this is the point where American Football goes to sleep for about 6 months, until this year at least. Over the years, most famously of course in 1960, when the AFL came along, there have been a few challenges to the NFL, which actually marks its official centenary season later this year. Most have fallen by the way side, though indoor arena football seems to stagger on at least. Whether the 2 new tigers to the fold do any better, we will have to wait and see.
(Side note, 2 current teams, now the Arizona Cardinals, and the Chicago Bears played in that first season, though they were then the Chicago Cardinals, and the Decatur Staleys. Green Bay Packers actually formed in 1919, but didnt officially play in the NFL until 1921.
The XFL, which will restart next year, rose early this century, lived briefly, then crashed in a hail of financial issues. Despite that, they are planning to try and start again next year, though given there has already been 1 interim false start in the past, dont hold your breath.
Next week though, the AAF, or Alliance of American Football gets under way. 8 teams, of which 2 are in cities that also have NFL franchises. Another, San Diego did until recently. Yes, there are gimmicks, if you want to read them all, try
for details. Will it succeed in the long term, or crash like so many other leagues have done, who knows? Will it have a rival next year, and of so, can both possibly survive, clearly, watch for details!
I assume it wont be great quality, but for those who need their fix of American Football, it helps, I guess?
OK, video time. I must admit, before the You Tube search, I only knew this artist for one song, and one song only, Convoy. Seems his career in the US at least has been a bit bigger than that. And yes, I’d love the outfit the female backing singers are wearing, just saying…