Month: May 2022

A-Z of Football

A is for American Football, Australian Football, Arena Football, Arena Soccer and American 7s

B is for Beach Soccer, Beach Football, British Football (Medieval)

C is for Canadian Football, Calcio Storico (Fiorentina, Italy), Cuju (China), Chugkuk (Korea), Chandimu (Tanzania)

D is for Derby Shrovetide Football (British Medieval Football)

E is for E-Football, Eton Wall Game, Episkyros (Ancient Greece)

F is for Futsal, Football, Footbag, Football Fives, Flag Football, Fan-Controlled Football, Foosball, Faininda (Ancient Egypt)

G is for Gaelic Football

H is for Haxey Hood (British Medieval Football), Harpastum (Ancient Rome)

I is for Indoor Football, Indoor Soccer

J is for Jorkyball (2v2 Indoor Court Football)

K is for Kemari (Japan)

L is for Lelo Burti (Georgia), Legends Football

M is for Marn Grook (Australian Aboriginal), Mini-Football (6-a-side Soccer)

N is for National Football League

O is for Orkney Ba’ Game (Ancient Scottish Football)

P is for Powerchair Football

Q is for Queen of Scots (Earliest evidence of Inflated Football found behind wall in Mary Queen of Scots Castle)

R is for Rugby Union, Rugby League, Robot Football (3v3 Rocket Remote-controlled Powered Cars)

S is for Soccer, Street Soccer, Street Football, Subbuteo

T is for Tag Rugby, Touch Football (Australian Rules)

U is for Uppies & Downies, United States Football League

V is for Volata, Vatican Football (Standard Soccer with a Blue Card for 5 minutes in the Sin-Bin for Persistent Fouling).

W is for World Football League, Women’s Football, Wheelchair Football (American, Australian and Gaelic), Wheelchair Rugby, Woolly World Cup (2v2 Gloved Hands on a Table-top)

X is for XFL, X-League

Y is for Youth Football

Z is for Zzzzzzz: a Scoreless Draw in Soccer. What you do after all the running around and kicking.

Calcio Photo

FLORENCE – JUN 24: Fighting players during Calcio Fiorentino match on June, 24,2012. Calcio fiorentino (calcio storico or calcio in costume) is an historic florentine game, origins of modern football.

By mkistryn http://www.123rf.com

References

Wojciech Liponski (2003) World Sports Encyclopedia. St. Paul, Minnesota, Poznan, Poland.

Various websites of the Sports Involved (Please see Individual Section for each sport on http://www.eirball.ie)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to all the people you have played Football with me (you know who you are!)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive / GAA World Archive

Last Updated: 15 May 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

X League 2022

Standings

X League 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
1Atlanta Empire2001.0007834W2
2Chicago Blitz2001.0007462W2
3Seattle Thunder1100.50011260L1
4Austin Sound1100.5008469L1
5Los Angeles Black Storm1100.5006758W1
6Kansas City Force0100.0003440L1
7Arizona Red Devils0100.000848L1
8Denver Rush0200.00026112L2

Standings compiled from X League Schedule. Please visit X League website for Official Schedule at: [References: 3]

Playoff Schedule

X League Playoffs 2022

Schedule compiled from X League Schedule. Please visit X League website for Official Schedule at: [References: 1-2]

Schedule

Schedule compiled from X League Schedule. Please visit X League website for Official Schedule at: [References: 1-2]

Weekly Recap

Week 1 (11 June 2022)

Chicago Blitz opened the 2022 X League with a 40-34 victory at Kansas City Force in Independence, Missouri. [References: 1-2]

Week 2 (19 June 2022)

Austin Sound joined Chicago Blitz on 1-0 with a 50-19 victory over Los Angeles Black Storm in Cedar Park, Texas. [References: 1-2]

Week 3 (26 June 2022)

Seattle Thunder put an amazing 84 points on the board versus Denver Rush, with the Rush only getting 26 in reply at ShowAre Center in Kent, Washington State. [References: 1-2]

Week 4 (10 July 2022)

Atlanta Empire staked their claim to the X Cup with a 50-34 victory over the Austin Sound at Gwinette in Georgia. The Sound fall to 1-1 as a result of the defeat. [References: 1-2]

Week 5 (17 July 2022)

Arizona Red Devils game with Kansas City Force at Mesa, Arizona was postponed to 2023. [References: 1-2]

Week 6 (23 July 2022)

Atlanta Empire travelled to Loveland, Colorado, and defeated Denver Rush 28-0 to finish the Regular Season 2-0 as Denver finished 0-2. [References: 1-2]

Week 7 (7 August 2022)

Chicago Blitz triumphed 34-28 at Rockford, Illinois versus Seattle Thunder as the Blitz finished the Regular Season on 2-0 and Seattle finished 1-1. [References: 1-2]

Week 8 (14 August 2022)

Los Angeles Black storm finished off the regular season with a 48-8 defeat of Arizona Red Devils but it was not enough to make the playoffs as they finished with a 1-1 record like the third and fourth-placed Austin Sound and Seattle Thunder who both made the playoffs on a tie-breaker where they were to meet Atlanta Empire and Chicago Blitz, who finished with perfect 2-0 records. [References: 1-2]

Playoffs (27-28 August 2022)

A double-header at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington State, Atlanta Empire defeated Austin Sound for the second time in the 2022 season, 34-32, and Chicago Blitz won 34-33 versus Seattle Thunder, again a second victory of the season, for Chicago over Seattle, as the two undefeated teams after the regular season triumphed in extremely close playoff games. [References: 1-2]

X Cup 2022 Preview

The 2022 X Cup, scheduled for the H-E-B Center in Austin, Texas, for the evening of 10 September 2022, local time, pitted the undefeated Atlanta Empire and Chicago Blitz against each other in a game that is too close to call, especially with such a short season. [References: 1-2]

X Cup 2022

Chicago Blitz defeated Atlanta Empire 19-12 to lift the X Cup 2022. [References: 1-2]

About X League 2022

An all new start for the Legends Football League (also known as the Lingerie Football League) in 2022 as a rebrand to the X League and eight new teams sees an eight-week schedule with one game per week (for a total of two games per team) before the top four reach the playoffs and the X Cup 2022. The X League is a rival league to the Women’s National Football Conference, the NFL of Women’s Football, which plays for the IX Cup. The big differences are that the X League is 7v7 Arena Indoor Football versus the WNFC’s standard 11v11 Outdoor American Football, and the lack of protective clothing or knee pads that the X League players wear, although the 2022 edition of this Alternative League sees the gimmick of women wearing little in the way of clothing covered up another little bit more. It is also positioning itself almost entirely in the Western USA, whereas the other AAA Alternative League to the NFL/WNFC in 2022, the USFL is based almost entirely in the Eastern USA. [References: 1-2]

References

[1] X League (2022) Printable Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.live/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022-printable-schedule.pdf [Accessed 6 May 2022]

[2] X League (2022) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.live/en/schedule [Accessed 23 June 2022][Last Accessed 6 September 2022]

[3] X League (2022) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.live/en/standings [Accessed 23 June 2022][Last Accessed 7 August 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Fiona Corrigan, Caoimhe Mullaney, Aisling Delaney, Roisin NicDhonnachadha & Larissa McCloyne.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 11 September 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.