Posted on May 18, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Go North NFL?

COVID-19 may be claiming yet another alternative football league. The Canadian Football League (CFL) is requesting up 150 million dollars. Per The Canadian Press: “The proposal included $30 million immediately, additional funds if there’s a pro-rated campaign and the potential of $120 million more if the league was forced to cancel the entire 2020 season.”    […]

Posted on March 12, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Are the River Kings Sinking?

The Cedar Rapids River Kings scare me, but not for any of the right reasons. Since the River Kings rebranded from the Titans (before the 2019 season) the team has only one game. If this was a team with a rich winning history I wouldn’t fear this rough patch, but the team hasn’t made the […]

Posted on March 3, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Louisville Ready for the big Time?

I often talk about the Indoor Football League (IFL), National Arena League (NAL) and Champions Indoor Football (CIF), but there is a team in the American Arena League (AAL) that is looking like the Roughrider teams of years past. This team is the Louisville Xtreme.   Louisville is a city I have seen as one […]

Posted on February 27, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Oakland Panthers Look to Stalk IFL Prey

The Oakland Panthers are already one of my favorite stories of the Indoor Football League (IFL) this year as the team is partially-owned by NFL legend and local hero Marshawn Lynch. An owner alone does not make a team successful though. Luckily for Oakland, they have the talent to help them in their inaugural season. […]

Posted on January 17, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

XFL 2K20 Video Game Concept

I think a lot of people want an XFL video game. Some former Madden players have jumped to Maximum Football and Axis Football to try the new alternatives to the EA Sports behemoth of a franchise. Others still cling onto the nostalgia of NCAA 14, Blitz the League or older Madden games where you could […]

Posted on December 10, 2019

R. J. Ciancio

Tampa Bay Vipers Uniform Review

It’s taken me a bit to digest the look the Tampa Bay Vipers were been given on December 3rd, but today I will go over my thoughts of the uniforms. The inspiration for the uniforms are as follows per the XFL website:    “This is a team that slithered out of prehistoric Gulf Coast swamps, […]