In a move that could have a big impact on American indoor/arena football players, the Chinese Arena Football League is attempting to rival its American counterpart leagues by moving from the fall, where it played its first season, to the spring and summer in 2018 for its second season.
Two leagues have officially begun the merger process of being the American Arena League, and today on the AAL Facebook page, the league announced the first 10 teams for the newly formed/merged league, including all eight teams in the North Division.
Champions Indoor Football had one of these delightful stories shakeout this past weekend by a team that was in first place, and appeared to be set to lock up the overall top-seed for the upcoming CIF playoffs.
When fans think of historic winning streaks, the UConn women’s basketball team comes to mind, so does the UCLA men’s basketball team in the 60s and 70s.
One you might not hear about: The Sioux Falls Storm of the IFL.
The proposed league is the American Flag Football League, and hopes to have eight teams and start in 2018. It is being started by financier Jeff Lewis who saw his son playing flag football and thought, “BOY! There’s something people would pay to see! Football with no hitting!”
Virginia Beach is squarely in the AFL footprint, roughly about 3.5 hours of from Washington DC, maybe 4.5 hours from Baltimore, and then its longest trip would be to Tampa, which is roughly 12 hours of driving, or a roughly three-hour flight.
Add it all up, and it makes a lot of sense that Virginia Beach would be in the mix.
One of the appeals of indoor football at any level is that the game is wide open, and is amazingly tilted towards helping the offense, even more than the NFL.
Sunday afternoon in Champions Indoor Football, two teams went all out, combining for 191 total points, more than 650 combined passing yards, and more than 800 yards of combined offense. Oh and a ton of kicks returned for touchdowns.