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  Arena Football Tickets: Arena Football Ticket @ BuySellTix.com
The Arena Football League formed in 1987 with four teams: the Chicago Bruisers, Denver Dynamite, Pittsburgh Gladiators, and Washington Commandos.
Only the Chicago Rush and the Colorado Crush (out of Denver) are two original cities that still have an AFL team.
Just because the AFL field is half the size of an NFL field doesn't mean AFL tickets only show you half the fun!
www.buyselltix.com /afl   (112 words)

  Arena Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league.
The AFL was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league.
Beginning with the 2003 season, the AFL made a deal with NBC to televise league games, which was renewed for another two years in 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arena_Football_League   (775 words)

 Arena football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League.
Arena football is very similar to American football, so only the important differences between its rules and those of the National Football League are articulated here.
Arena football is played exclusively indoors, in arenas usually designed for either basketball or ice hockey teams.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arena_football   (1468 words)

 USATODAY.com - Arena Football League becomes a major success   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LOS ANGELES — The Arena Football League was known as a small-town, pinball-like version of pro football until it got put on the map 2 years ago by Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in sports history.
The AFL — which initially paid players with meals from Burger King and could offer only borrowed uniforms but no health insurance — is on the verge of receiving unprecedented financial backing from the National Football League.
AFL players, who once had to stack as many as four men to a motel room and were paid as little as $350 a season, now check into first-class hotels and can earn between $30,000 and $160,000 during a 5-month season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/nfl/stories/2001-07-11-aflrise.htm   (1532 words)

The Spring Football League announces that Birmingham is under consideration for a franchise.
However, some feel that since the SFL and the arena leagues are such different types of football, this shouldn't pose a problem.
Among the potential investors in the league are former NFL stars Eric Dickerson, Tony Dorsett and Bo Jackson.
www.birminghamprosports.com /otherteamssfl.htm   (1148 words)

 Arena Football League / News
A football bounces off the field nets, he catches it and dashes toward the opposite end of the arena – darting left and right against imaginary defenders, cutting quick to the inside or toward the dasherboards.
A two-time winner of the league’s Don’t Blink award, San Jose’s No. 1 is well known as one of the league’s top offensive performers and most lethal return threats.
Since Papin began playing in 1997, the league has grown from 14 teams to 20, added a Triple A league arenafootball2 – signed a three-year, four-network television deal, and has won the hearts of millions of new fans around the nation.
www.angelfire.com /de/s1pap1/aflnews.htm   (1114 words)

 Arena Football quietly flourishes - The Washington Times: Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Yet AFL is ever so quietly posting some of the strongest growth figures in the entire sports industry, regardless of particular sport or size.
Some of it owes to AFL's ever-so-humble beginnings in the mid-1980s, a period when the league was known more for its goofy marketing stunts, cheerleaders in hot tubs, and players who were far more skilled at driving forklifts during the week than playing football on the weekend.
The two local arenas most obvious for an AFL team — MCI Center and Comcast Center — both appear, at least for now, unworkable due to scheduling, monetary or operational issues, not to mention a less than optimal working relationship between Snyder and Abe Pollin.
www.washtimes.com /sports/20040321-124912-8488r.htm   (841 words)

Rookie, Veteran Earn Weekly AFL Honors: Chicago Rush rookie QB Billy Dicken (6-2, 215, Purdue) and six-time Ironman of the Year San Jose WR/LB Barry Wagner (6-3, 215, Alabama A&M) have been awarded the league's Most Valuable Player and Ironman of the Week honors, respectively.
Dicken had an outstanding performance in his first AFL career start completing 31-of-42 passes for 351 yards, eight TDs and no INTs in Chicago's 72-64 win over Indiana, a mark for the second-best QB debut in AFL history.
Powerful Passing of the Pig: Buffalo QB Jim Kubiak never took a snap in an arena until this season, but he's quickly become one of the premier players in the league.
www.canoe.ca /StatsFBA/BC-FBA-LGNS-ARENADAILY-R.html   (1248 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Arena Football League
The league was founded by Jim Foster, a former National Football League and United States Football League executive.
The league conducted an expansion draft on September 29, 2004 in order to stock the second Nashville Kats expansion franchise.
Nine days earlier, on September 20, the league announced a realignment and the termination of three franchises: the Charlotte-based Carolina Cobras, the Indianapolis-based Indiana Firebirds, and the Detroit Fury.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Arena_Football_League   (419 words)

 The Sports Network - Arena Football League
Garcia is the all-time AFL leader in TDs thrown with 725.
Marcum is the AFL’s winningest coach with 176 victories.
Led the AFL in special teams tackles and his 55.5 tackles in 2005 rank second all-time in AFL history for a FB/LB.
www.sportsnetwork.com /?c=sportsnetwork&page=afoot/news/AIN4001230.htm   (2144 words)

 Sports: League offers arena to showcase talent
Specifically, the NFL is looking for Arena players about a decade younger than their established counterparts, say Arena football operations people who talk regularly with NFL scouts.
Many Arena players are what coaches call "tweeners," meaning they are not big enough or fast enough for certain positions in the eyes of NFL coaches.
But in the end, the Arena League's role is not to turn its players into NFL prospects.
www.sptimes.com /2004/02/04/Sports/League_offers_arena_t.shtml   (1221 words)

Offensive players in motion prior to snap of football: NFL 1 and he must be moving sideways or backwards.
The Arena contract will, however, be tolled so the AFL team retains the players rights if he should be released from the NFL team.
The most difficult thing about getting back into professional football after any time away, even one year, is the fact that the competition for a position on a team is one (or more) class(es) deeper than it was previously.
www.football.com /asktheagent/index.shtml   (7266 words)

 SportsKnowHow.com - Football Rules - Arena Football League
In 1987, Jim Foster, a former NFL and USFL executive, founded the Arena Football League (AFL) – America’s indoor football league.
Sometime in September 2004, AFL management announced a tentative league realignment and the elimination of three teams due to some of their players’ participation in a dispersal draft.
AFL is currently working to further promote their league, and has recently announced that the ArenaBowl championship will be held in Las Vegas for at least the next three years.
www.sportsknowhow.com /football/rules/arena-football-league.html   (146 words)

 cantonrep.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Arena football is played on turf fields similar in size to hockey rinks.
The AFL also has developed an alliance with the National Football League, which gives the NFL an exclusive option to acquire a minority ownership interest in the AFL and a voice in the operation of the league.
The growth of the AFL enabled the league to launch arenafootball2, which is its Triple-A league.
www.cantonrep.com /index.php?Category=27&ID=2151&startYear=2000&endYear=2001   (641 words)

 ESPN buys stake in Arena Football League - Los Angeles Business from bizjournals:
ESPN has bought an equity stake in the Arena Football League and has a new five-year broadcast rights agreement with the league, according to Tuesday news reports.
The league's 17-week regular season begins in March.
The Arena Football League retained the rights to continue regional broadcasts.
losangeles.bizjournals.com /losangeles/stories/2006/12/18/daily11.html   (536 words)

 Arena Football League
The set of historical Arena League helmets shown at this web site is in a fairly advanced set of completion, but there are still several others that I have not yet been able to add to the site.
In 1993, the Rockers used green helmets with a logo similar to the one used in 1992; a clear photograph of the green helmet would be appreciated (not a photograph of a mini-helmet, please).
For the 1994 season, the team moved to Worcester, MA and was renamed the Massachusetts Marauders; I would appreciate a clear photograph of the Marauders' helmet design (not a photograph of a mini-helmet, please).
www.nationalchamps.net /Helmet_Project/arena.htm   (1411 words)

 Arena Football League - CBS SportsLine.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
He was selected to the Arena League's All-Rookie team in 2003 while playing for Tampa Bay.
The entire AFL family extends its deepest sympathies to Al's wife and family as well as his friends, family and teammates," commissioner David Baker said in a statement.
During the Arena League offseason, Lucas worked as an assistant coach at Macon's Northeast High School, from which he graduated in 1996.
www.cbs.sportsline.com /arenafootball/story/8374036   (533 words)

 NFL Learns From XFL, Arena Football League Benefits
If the deal is completed, the NFL, which already has allocated space for the AFL in its New York offices, would have wall-to-wall football for all but six weeks a year, thereby effectively shutting out any more "Spring" football attempts like the XFL.
According to sources, the plan is for the NFL to add a 10 percent premium to its existing contracts to sponsor arena games, which will be branded with the NFL name, and receive 49.9 percent of all AFL revenue -- including expansion fees, rights fees, radio and TV, and merchandising.
The actual percentage of the league ownership could be diluted by other factors, including the admittance of additional expansion teams, exercise of the NFL option to purchase 49.9% of the league and other factors.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/05-30-2001/0001503634&EDATE=   (462 words)

 EA scores exclusive AFL deal - Xbox News at GameSpot
While the deal promises that an AFL game will be ready for the market by the start of the 2006 season, the agreement is more than just about fun and games.
The AFL is embarking on its 19th season and is one of the country's fastest-growing sports.
Part NFL and part National Hockey League, the AFL is played on a smaller field and with fewer players than its fully grown cousin and is known for its high scoring and fast action.
www.gamespot.com /news/2005/01/10/news_6116065.html   (572 words)

 Arena Football League -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The first AFL game was played, called a "playtest game", in Rockford, Illinois at the Metro Center between the Rockford Metros and the Chicago Politicians.
In 2006, NBC scaled back from weekly coverage to scattered coverage during the regular season, but is committed to a full playoff schedule ending with the 20th ArenaBowl.
In an effort to further raise the league's profile, the ArenaBowl championship game will be conducted in Las Vegas for at least three years.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Arena_Football_League   (690 words)

 SPRING 2005 ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Heroines had TMBG's number of late, having defeated them in last year's Arena final and this past fall's Flag Football championship, but the underdogs came out strong with a 1st inning touchdown catch by Liz Rivard from TMBG quarterback Britney D' Ambra.
In the 4th, Gail Nicholson ran in a TD from just past mid-court to seal the game and give They Might Be Giants a 24-6 victory and their 2nd Arena Football title in three years.
Fresh off the heels of their 7 on 7 Flag Football championship, the Policy Punishers shortened their name but not their ability to win as Policy Lite took down the Throwbacks 25-12 in the Arena Football Men's championship.
www.gwu.edu /~imsports/2004-2005/s05arena/s05arena.htm   (373 words)

 Defunct Arena Football League teams - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The following is a list of football teams that, at one time, played in the Arena Football League.
The Oklahoma team is not to be confused with the Austin Wranglers team now in existence.)
New York Knights (1988; not to be confused with the later New York/New Jersey Knights of the World League of American Football)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defunct_Arena_Football_League_teams   (247 words)

 Arena Football League Rules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Sideline barriers are 48 inches high and made of high density foam rubber and don’t be surprised if you see a player go over the sidelines and into the stands.
Players play offense and defense with exception of the kicker, quarterback, offensive specialist (the kick returner on defense) and two defensive specialists.
During an Arena Football game, about 20 footballs go up into the stands.
www.pembinatrails.ca /vincentmassey/swaweb/ded/ddrules.htm   (280 words)

 Arena Football   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Arena Football Title was at probably 80-90% complete when theJaguar platform died.
While still shots of Arena Football make for great pictures, the self running demo was not that impressive, it was just running too slow.
I'm sure they can improve the speed for the final version, in which case Arena looks to be one of the top football games out there.
www.cyberroach.com /jaguarcd/html/arenafb.htm   (218 words)

 Arena Football League
Employees of KansasCity.com, The Kansas City Star, KC Arena Sports and Entertainment and their subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and members of each of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each are not eligible.
KansasCity.com and KC Arena Sports and Entertainment's decisions are final in all matters regarding entries.
KansasCity.com and KC Arena Sports and Entertainment reserve the right to make changes in the rules and prize of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement.
www.virtuouscreations.com /contests/afl.html   (348 words)

 Arena Football League Resources
An eight team league that uses players from the Arena Football League.
Offers statistics for every season since the Arena Football League's inception in 1987.
Do not duplicate in any form without permission of the Arena Football League.
www.footballsltd.com /directory/arena-football-league.html   (204 words)

 Arena Football - Arena Football League Quiz
There needs to be more AFL trivia, so here goes.
* The Pittsburgh Gladiators were a founding member of the AFL in 1987, and in 1991 became the Tampa Bay Storm.
When they qualified for the 2002 play-offs it was the _____ occasion out of 16 seasons that they'd made the play-offs?
www.funtrivia.com /quizdetails.cfm?quiz=89439   (84 words)

 AFL - Arena Football League
The Gladiators are relocating to Las Vegas from New Jersey because the team’s lease with Continental Airlines Arena is prohibitive.
Often recognized as one of the nation's most affordable and fan-friendly sports leagues, the Arena Football League kicks off its 17th season and first on NBC beginning on Sunday, February 2, 2003.
NBC will provide the AFL with unprecedented exposure by televising up to 70 games, including all playoff contests and ArenaBowl XVII on June 22.
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