Southern Steam Walkoff Suggests The AAL Goes Too Far With Non-League Play

This weekend the West Virginia Roughriders will host the New England Cavalry of the New England Arena League. It will be the 15th time a non-league opponent has made its way onto the American Arena League schedule this season. That’s a quarter of all games played, the heaviest use of imports anywhere in arena or … More Southern Steam Walkoff Suggests The AAL Goes Too Far With Non-League Play

What New England’s Departure Means For The AAL

Yesterday’s decision by owner Cynthia Hudson to fold the New England Bobcats creates a conundrum for the American Arena League. For one thing, it leaves a gaping hole in the Northern Division. Only the top two teams in each of the league’s four divisions will make the playoffs, and given the wide disparity between teams … More What New England’s Departure Means For The AAL

The AAL Season Opener Brings Hope Of A Better Year To Come

Last year’s American Arena League regular season played like an old Seinfeld episode with quirky characters providing enough comedic value to pull us through a thin plot line. Then came the postseason, and that all changed. June was filled with intrigue as four of its top five teams combined for three compelling games culminating in … More The AAL Season Opener Brings Hope Of A Better Year To Come

Three Reasons Why Arena Football Should Keep An Eye On The MAIFL

The Mid-Atlantic Indoor Football League came into the periphery of indoor football two years ago with all the conspicuousness of a tardy student slipping into the first empty seat before the teacher notices, yet even in that first year there was something bold about these guys. They rolled out their product in six cities between Lancaster, Pennsylvania and … More Three Reasons Why Arena Football Should Keep An Eye On The MAIFL

The NGL Debacle Can Be A Teaching Moment For Arena Football

On Friday, the National Gridiron League resolved itself pretty much the way everyone expected: into a steaming pile of excrement left on our front porch with Commissioner Joe McClendon running off behind the hedge after ringing our doorbell. The only surprise in his imminent failure to organize the new league is that Hotels.com never bought … More The NGL Debacle Can Be A Teaching Moment For Arena Football