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 […]

Posted on June 12, 2020

R. J. Ciancio

Women’s Football Takes Center Stage

On the most recent episode of AFN Live, we talked about viral football star Sam Gordon’s lawsuit against the Jordan, Canyon, and Granite districts along with the USHAA alleging Title IX violations by not having girls football teams. This got me thinking about how important this lawsuit could be for women’s football.   Currently, many […]

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 […]