Thursday, December 6, 2018

Are You Ready For Some Spring Football Leagues?

Today two semi-pro (?) football leagues made announcements. The XFL announced the locations of the 8 teams of the inaugural (2020) season. The other league, the Freedom Football League, which was founded by 50 former NFL players including Rickey Williams, Terrell Owens, Simeon Rice and Mike Alstott, announced the leagues foundation and the location of the 10 teams when the league begins.

So for the foreseeable future, Spring football will be quite packed. The Alliance of American Football begins in 2019, the XFL in 2020 and the Freedom Football League does not have a start date that I can find.

So, are you wondering about team locations?

AAF: If you want to see what the uniforms look like, the AAF posted them on their Twitter
Arizona Hotshots 
Atlanta Legends
Birmingham Iron
Memphis Express
Orlando Apollos
Salt Lake Stallions
San Antonio Commanders
San Diego Fleet

New York
St. Louis
Tampa Bay
Washington, D.C.

Birmingham Kings
Connecticut Underground
Florida Strong
Oakland Panthers
Ohio Players
Oklahoma City Power
Portland Progress
San Diego Warriors
St. Louis Independence
Texas Revolution

Do any of these leagues have a chance to last in to a second season?


  1. I love that there's a team called the Ohio Players. Get on the Love Rollercoaster!

  2. Damn. Wish all of these investors would just pull their money together and invest in the Arena Football League instead. I'd love to attend more San Jose Sabercats games. They were a lot of fun.

    1. I would love to see the AFL back to its glory days. If they focused on the league and forget the AF2 thing they would have been fine. As much as I loved the Rattlers, the only arena team I saw play in person was the SaberCats when I was in San Jose on a business trip in 1999.

  3. I don't expect any of these leagues to get very far. If the FFL succeeds I'll have to cheer for something called the "Connecticut Underground"..not exactly the pro sports team I was hoping for.

  4. I'm seriously considering becoming a season ticket holder for the Salt Lake Stallions. None of these leagues will challenge the NFL, but maybe one will stick around for a bit. My hope and money would be riding on Bill Polian keeping the AAF afloat.

  5. Not a chance that any of these make it long term. As a native St. Louisan, the fact that they gave that city another professional football team sort of seals the deal.