OJ Simpson takes home CIF Player of the Week honors

As you can see, 176 yards on eight returns, including one for a TD is a pretty good week, especially when you average 22 yards per return in a league where the field is only 50 yards long. Continue reading OJ Simpson takes home CIF Player of the Week honors

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WHITE HOT MINOR LEAGUE INDOOR FOOTBALL EXPANSION RUMORS!

Well in an interview with QC Online, the owner of the Quad City Steamwheelers, Doug Bland, offered up some juicy expansion nuggets for the league in 2019. Continue reading WHITE HOT MINOR LEAGUE INDOOR FOOTBALL EXPANSION RUMORS!

Please, stop making new football leagues

Needless to say, with dropping TV ratings for both college and NFL games, and participation in the game at the youth levels way down after countless researches saying that the game basically kills you, football is not as desirable or popular as it was in 2001 when the XFL, or any of these other leagues might have been a good idea. Continue reading Please, stop making new football leagues

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

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?

The entire sport of arena/indoor football is a damn mess

With roughly two weeks until the start of the indoor/arena football season the sport has never been on shakier ground. Teams are folding on the eve of the season, other leagues are suing each other, blocking teams from playing, or have a laughable number of teams left to play the upcoming season. Continue reading The entire sport of arena/indoor football is a damn mess

Minor league indoor football news roundup: IFL steals 2 from CIF, CIF takes 1 from IFL

The battle between Champions Indoor Football’s desire to become the biggest minor league indoor football league in the country and the Indoor Football League’s drive to stay afloat took a wild turn Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading Minor league indoor football news roundup: IFL steals 2 from CIF, CIF takes 1 from 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