New Football League = AAFL

All-American Football League has pushed back their inaugural season to 2009.

http://www.allamericanfootballleague.com/index.php

The AAFL is a 6 team, 4-down leauge.

-Alabama
-Arkansas
-Florida
-Michigan
-Tennessee
-Texas

They intend to sign College Grads who fall short of the NFL.

The salary for a starter will be around $100,000.

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_American_Football_League]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Americ ... all_League[/url]

Does this concern you? Will this make it harder to bring American talent to the CFL?

no, because they'll soon find out that the AAFL is a sub par football league and won't care if it's $100,000.

Its unlikely the thing will ever get off the ground. If it does it will only last 1 season and there may be some players who will shine who weren't on the CFL's radar and will end up here.

League was going to start play this year
But ran out of Money ..
I Bet it never see the light of day.

If one thing is for certain, it's that the US fans and tv audience has ZERO appetite for bad 4-down ball.

USFL, ULAF, World League, NFL Europe, XFL, and now whatever becomes of this....they all meet the same reaction - thpppppppt...and the same fate.

Pushing back their debut is usually code for "we're in trouble" with any upstart league. To me? they're dead! I look for an official announcement stating that in a few months.

The USFL had the talent and the base to be successful but they got stupid with their salaries. But realistically, not much chance for another league to make it in the US. Not with the NFL tied heavily to the Arena League teams.

USFL, WFL, XFL, this league will be another one to add to the "defunct" list.

The league said they decided to skip this season as they had no television contract and are looking for new investors…

Which are two big reasons to expedite failure! :wink:

No TV contract? thats the kiss of death for any league wanting to break into the big ranks....

I DONT THINK THE LEAGUE WILL LAST BUT IF IT EFFECTS THE CFL IS THAT IT TAKES TALENT AWAY BECAUSE THE CFL FEEDS OFF OF NCAA RANKS....BUT THE FAN BASE OF THE CFL AND THIS NEW LEAGUE IS WAY DIFFERENT.....I DONT THINK THEY WOULD MARKET IN CANADA AT ALL UNLESS IT WAS A CANADIAN TEAM PUT IN PLACE.....I THINK THIS LEAGUE WANTS TO MARKET AT LOCAL US MARKETS ONLY THING IT WILL TAKE AWAY FROM THE CFL IS ROOKIE TALENT FROM THE NCAA BECAUSE THE RATE OF PAY IS A LITTLE BUT HIGHER

Why are you yelling,you hurting my ears. lol