We then told you that, no, it’s not an April Fool’s Day gag.
The four-letter football league recently announced that it will return to action next March, with eight teams and a 14-game season.
Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff will consult on football operations, according to the Associated Press.
It’s not a revival of the prior league, per se. The name as been purchased and it’s a new operation, with the league itself employing the coaches and the players — and with no effort to compete with the NFL. Instead, the goal is to provide a complementary, developmental, offseason alternative.
I don't know what to think at this point after four decades of failed efforts for spring football in the US.
All the same the junkie in me wins out, as the stretch from February through June is so long and the NFL draft just will not be as interesting any more but for perhaps in March and early April for the pro days and workouts when players elevate their status and the dark horses emerge.
Damn right I will watch, as it's the only game exciting enough to watch in town given I am no longer near as interested in basketball and soccer as are all over the TV in the spring otherwise.
And yes I know you all have all the hockey as one can have in hockey heaven, but other than the Olympic Hockey Tournament no thanks and no offence.
It would be great in my lifetime to see a home-and-away series between an American football team and a CFL team with the rules of each game as those of the home team. I'm probably just dreaming though.
Okay, so it's a way off and I am dreaming more, but I think with enough time between games that actually an NFL team could play under CFL rules.
The hardest transition will be for the timing of the QB and receiving corps and for the special teams on kicks to not commit No Yards penalties, but otherwise with enough practise for also the other positions I don't see that much difficulty in adjusting to play under Canadian rules.