RIP Arena Football

semipenguin

Cheeseburger Connoisseur
Oct 11, 2008
24,641
8,783
168
50
Wow! :shock:

That sux monkey butt. I guess John Elway and Jon Bon Jovi couldn't keep the league afloat :worried:
 

Aaron

Moderator
Oct 10, 2008
12,862
7,627
168
South Louisiana
I could never get into it, but it's always a bit sad when a league folds or cancels a season.


Did Isiah Thomas fold this one too?!? ;)
 

blyons200

These pretzels are making me thirsty.
Oct 12, 2008
8,449
1,547
113
The BBQ Capital
That's a shame. I really couldn't get into to it either though. I didn't like the constant scoring myself. It seemed like the winner was usually the team that had the ball last, unless one team really sucked. The field was too short as well.

I do feel there is a real need for minor league football. I actually like the XFL, but alas it didn't last. I don't think the UFL is going to last. There is all ready NFL games on Sunday, Monday, and sometimes Thursday. College on Saturday and Thursday, and sometimes on Tuesday. Where are football fans gonna find the time to add the UFL to the mix?

Just my opinion here. I think there is hope for a minor football league. First of all it has to have the same rules as pro and/or college football, or a mixture. It has to be spring/summer football. The field definitely has to be the same size. It should be played outdoors in the south and in a dome in the north. (will people go to a new football league in Minnesota outdoors in Febuary? Hell no.) Try to make use of existing football stadiums, either the local college stadium or pro stadium. Opening weekendend should be the weekend before the Super Bowl, play Saturday and Sunday that weekend and a Thursday night game. Take the Super Bowl weekend off and start again the Thursday after, play on Saturdays, Sundays, and Thursdays. 12 week season and 2 round playoff. Just my opinion.
 

AJ_II

Well-Known Member
Oct 13, 2008
6,197
169
63
36
Houston, TX
I do feel there is a real need for minor league football.

The CFL? Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!!!!! (Graham Harrell just signed with them)

By the way...any of you know what a "rouge" is? Interesting concept. I don't think it would work in the NFL though.
 
Last edited:

hyson

Forum Jerk
Oct 19, 2008
11,844
1,061
113
The AFL is like the equivalent to indoor soccer.

F*cking retarded.
 

v1ru5

Well-Known Member
Oct 24, 2008
1,690
67
48
Harrisburg PA.
I thought it died a long time ago, not to mention that I have only watched 1 game and came to the conclusion that it royally sucks. Belongs right up there with Women's basketball.
 

Jleimer

Active Member
Oct 30, 2008
1,226
13
38
Sparks,NV
I think the Arena league was a good league that brought some talent up to the big's e.g. Kurt Warner and others. It is going to suck that it wont last but the UFL AAFL has the perfect chance to capitalize on this and become a NFL Developmental league.