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

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The Indoor Football League appears to be in big trouble

You could see a league drop down to just three teams this off-season, and likely send them scrambling to other leagues just to keep playing, or, the more likely scenario, is they will lose 3-4 teams, find 3-4 suckers to join in for a season or two to keep the league and its big team afloat, then repeat the dance all over again. Continue reading The Indoor Football League appears to be in big trouble

Two minor league indoor football leagues to merge

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Since the start of minor league indoor football season, news has been pretty dry.

It’s still early in the season, some teams that will probably fold after or during the season are still hanging onto the dream, and wild stories about players bouncing from league to league in search of glory haven’t surfaced yet.

But today, we have some pretty dang good minor league indoor football league news.

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Questions, uncertainty surrounding Arena Football League as 30th season kicks-off

There was a time where the start of the Arena Football League season was a big deal.

At its peak, there were 19 teams across the county, nearly 13,000 fans per game, TV contracts with ESPN and NBC, large player salaries and even video games.

Those days are long gone, but the league lives on, barely, and starts its 30th season tonight looking more to the future while trying to put a rough six years behind them.

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Salt Lake Screaming Eagles letting fans vote on team signing Greg Hardy

In minor league indoor football, you do whatever you can to make news and get attention, which potentially leads to fans in the arena on gameday.

The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles are the poster child for this sort of things, being run as a “fan”chise where fans make all the decisions, including what uniforms the team will wear, and what plays the team will run during the game.

That fan power has now extended to what players they will sign, as the team apparently has reached a deal with serial domestic abuser Greg Hardy, formerly of the Dallas Cowboys.

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National Arena League to stream games on YouTube

It’s a glorious year for fans of minor league indoor football as a second league has announced it will be broadcasting games for free on YouTube this season.

The National Arena League, a new league mainly in the east and southeast, announced Wednesday evening that they have partnered with the website to showcase almost every game in 2017, with the exception of one team.

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