HOTSPROTSTAKES STAFF POLL: Ranking the logos of the Indoor Football League

Hey, it’s time for our favorite thing at HOTSPROTSTAKES: Ranking the logos of some obscure sports league you’ve never heard of!

That’s right, today we journal to the world of indoor football (not arena, there’s a difference), and ranking the logos of the mostly-midwest-based Indoor Football League. Continue reading HOTSPROTSTAKES STAFF POLL: Ranking the logos of the Indoor Football League

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IFL Week 1 reactions: Can anyone stop Arizona and Sioux Falls?

The Indoor Football Season started this past weekend and all three games were competitive, gave us glimpses of what we can come to expect from each team, as well as an idea of who we will likely be seeing at the end of the season in the United Bowl.

Here are the final scores from each game, as well as a little bit of insight as to what I saw from each game. Continue reading IFL Week 1 reactions: Can anyone stop Arizona and Sioux Falls?

Is this the last season of the IFL?

The Indoor Football League kicks-off its 10th season tonight, and once viewed as the top alternative to the Arena Football League, the IFL is a shell of its former self after an off-season that damn-near saw the league merge with another league, and left them with just six teams after a court ruling three weeks ago. Continue reading Is this the last season of the IFL?

Minor league indoor football news/rumor roundup: CIF adds and loses a team on the same day

Another busy week for the minor league indoor football off-season, with Champions Indoor Football adding a team Wednesday, but also unexpectedly losing one, the National Arena League’s application deadline passing on Monday, and more rumors swirling about the future of the Indoor Football League. Continue reading Minor league indoor football news/rumor roundup: CIF adds and loses a team on the same day

Minor league indoor football roundup: IFL announces 5 teams commit for 2018; two teams apply to CIF

Now that minor league indoor football season is officially over, the crazy season of relocating, renaming, jumping leagues, or just flat folding, is underway.

And this week, we’ve got a whole bunch of stuff to get you caught up on. Continue reading Minor league indoor football roundup: IFL announces 5 teams commit for 2018; two teams apply to CIF

The rise and fall of the Arena Football League through the eyes of @KedgeOnline

Special thanks to @KedgeOnline for dropping by to write this piece. Be sure to follow him on Twitter.

I went to the very first game in the history of the Dallas Desperados in 2002, then I went to the second, then the third and then eventually every game for the first four years of the Arena Football League club’s existence.

I was hooked the second I saw the field, the giant nets that took up the entire end zone and heard the silly coyote howl that played over the PA system that marked the opening kickoff. I lived and died with every result. Cheered every touchdown like it was in the Super Bowl and gritted my teeth at the hated Arizona Rattlers and Orlando Predators.

Starting in 2002 I couldn’t consume enough AFL content and just one year later that content became easier to consume than ever.

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2 more MLIFTs bite the dust

First, a bit of housekeeping news before we get into the real reason for this post. My arena football site, http://www.aronafootball.wordpress.com was just too much to handle (AKA I couldn’t remember my user name/password) so all future arena football news I post from no on will be here on HOT SPROTS TAKES! It’ll just be under the aRONa Football tag. Anyways, on to the news!

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