Posted on October 13, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Football’s Original Alternative

By Scott Adamson   As you might’ve surmised by now, alternative football is my kink. If a new league comes along, whether it’s big-time, small-time – or as is usually the case, short time – it has my interest. But here’s an interesting twist; 100 years ago pro football was, in fact, alternative football. Not […]

Posted on October 2, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

A brand new World

By Scott Adamson   Franchises folded. Teams relocated. Players went unpaid for months. The champions had their equipment seized immediately after winning the league title game. From a business standpoint it was one of the greatest financial disasters in sports history, with the bad days far outweighing the good. But on October 2, 1973, all […]

Posted on September 26, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

A World of Wonder

By Scott Adamson   Playing the “What if?” game is pointless, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. And when applied to sports, it often opens up a whole new conversation. Meanwhile, everything was all rainbows and unicorns for the 12-team WFL – at least as far as the general public knew. The Southern […]

Posted on September 16, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Remembering the RFL

By Scott Adamson   Alternative football leagues all share three common traits. Namely, when a new circuit is formed its officials will tell you: They’ve learned from the mistakes of past leagues. They promise to be fiscally responsible. They’ll curb the insatiable appetite fans have for more football. It all sounds good, but to date […]

Posted on July 15, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Freedom Football League Looks to Change the Game

On July, 9 the Freedom Football League (FFL) held their first of eight virtual roundtable live streams. Via Facebook Live.  Each roundtable discussion will focus on one of the FFL’s 8 Pillars of belief.  This first roundtable revolved around social justice.  Among others,  participants included some familiar faces, former XFL Head of Communications and Media […]

Posted on June 22, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Where Could the NAL go From Here?

With the Indoor Football League (IFL) expanding to Columbus, Ohio for the 2021 season, their league footprint has grown immensely. The National Arena League (NAL) currently has a strong east coast presence and is working on moving western. What if the NAL focused on only as far west as Columbus, Ohio so they could enter […]