It’s Over: No More Playing Football Indoors, Kids

And so we bid a teary adieu to the Arena Football League. Sad, really. Even though I attended only one of your games, I will miss you: Your comical end zone cargo netting, your basketball-like scores, your former UC Davis quarterback Mark Griebs. You had a good run. Now it’s the UFL’s turn.


In the end, news of the AFL’s final demise came the way we always thought it would: On Facebook. Tampa Bay Storm COO Jim Borghesi announced that the league was officially folding on his Facebook page on Saturday, and PRO FOOTBALL TALK says that it has sources that confirm that. So the plan to sit out 2009 and come back in 2010 has been thrown aside, and Football In Your Parents’ Garage is no more. Read more…

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 out and said that it wouldn’t be canceling the season, and the five people who became suicidal after hearing the season may be canceled breathed a sigh of relief.

(Poor Bon Jovi will have to return to his regular groupies)

Well, now those same five people are checking the knots in their nooses again. Though the official announcement isn’t expected until later today, after a vote was taken by the owners in the league on Sunday night, it’s been decided that the 2009 season will be canceled after all.

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