Fassel Finally Gets New Coaching Gig … In UFL

Well, it finally happened: Former Giants coach Jim Fassel convinced a football team that he deserves another shot at being a head coach. Here’s the catch: That team isn’t in the NFL, and it’s not even in the NCAA, either.

(Hey, coaching in Vegas can’t be any more awkward than his ESPN spots.)
According to the […]


Arena Football League Cancels 09 Season… Again

If the Arena Football League was a person it would no doubt be diagnosed as bi-polar. Last week news broke that the league was going to have to cancel its 2009 season due to financial problems faced by the league’s teams thanks to this wonderful economy of ours.  Then, a day later, the league came […]


Arena Football League Suspending 2009 Season?

A lot of silly professional sports leagues have come and gone over the past 25 years, which makes it all the more impressive that the Arena Football League has been operating pretty much uninterrupted since 1987 and even rising to the point of having a national network TV deal (even if the deal wasn’t very […]


AFL Going Under? Internet Reports, You Decide

You know it’s a slow news day when the Internet rumor mill deigns to discuss Arena Football. And normally the AFL would be thrilled that people are even talking about them, but probably not this time; the scuttlebutt has the league alternately contracting, suspending operations, or shutting down altogether.

(The AFL is indeed, if rumor is […]


Ex-Pat Kenyatta Jones Taken In During Drug Bust

Last time we checked in on Kenyatta Jones, the former Patriots linebacker was trying to urinate on a nightclub’s dance floor. Now Kenyatta must be peeing his pants for real, as he was among the 41 folks arrested in a recent Tampa-area drug bust.

The ST. PETERSBURG TIMES reports that rather than waiting for police to […]


Bon Jovi To Hold Free Concert If Soul Wins Title?

Michael Klein of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER remembers a little wager made by Jon Bon Jovi a few months ago - if his Philadelphia Soul wins the Arena Football League championship, he’ll put on a free concert.

Well, the Soul are one victory away from living up to their end of the bargain. All they need to […]


Bon Jovi Kicks Man City Out of UEFA Home Match

Just when the Euro 2008 had finally finished, another European soccer tournament is getting ready to kick off - the UEFA Cup (not to be confused with the UEFA Champions League, we think). And Manchester City (not to be confused with Manchester United) gets an interesting first-round draw.

The English club will travel to the Faeroe […]


Entire Town Offered Free Tix to AFL Playoff Game

It’s customary for sports teams to hold special promotional nights honoring local communities. But an Arena Football League team is taking it one step further by offering free playoff tickets to an entire town.

CNBC’s Darren Rovell reports that the Philadelphia Soul is making the unusual offer to the residents of Morrisville, PA - population 10,096 […]


Former Patriot Kenyatta Jones Might Need Flomax

Keith Niebuhr of the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES reports this morning that former New England Patriot starter and current Arena Football League player Kenyatta Jones is in trouble, again.

Previously, Jones has been charged with scalding a roommate with hot water, possession of a concealed firearm and resisting arrest. But based on a Tampa police report […]


Female Reporter Suits Up w/Indoor Football Team

As the NFL Combine gets into full swing, practices are also starting up for some indoor football squads. And one female sports reporter is getting an in-depth look of the lesser-known leagues - by suiting up with a team.

The COLUMBUS (GA) LEDGER-ENQUIRER has the story on Rachel Baribeau, a reporter for local radio station WEAM […]