Category: Spring Football Leagues (American)

Major Alternative Football Leagues Final Standings 2021

Canadian Football League 2021

CFL Logo [Reference: 1]

Canadian Football League East Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
195018309318-9L1
28601631224468W1
37701434630541L1
431106224384-160W1

Canadian Football League West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1113020361188173L2
2950182902846L1
38601631526352W3
459010312351-39W1
531106246378-132L1

CFL Canadian Football League Playoffs 2021

Match Day Eastern Semi-Final
(Eastern Semi-Final)
23 - 12

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes

Match Day Western Semi-Final
(Western Semi-Final)
33 OT - 30

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders

Match Day Eastern Final
(Eastern Final)
19 - 27

Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Match Day Western Final
(Western Final)
21 - 17

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

Match Day 108th Grey Cup
(108th Grey Cup)
25 - 33

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

References: [2] (Standings Calculated Automatically).

Japan X-League X1 Super 2021

Japan X-League Logo. References: [3]

JAFA Japan X-League X1 Super 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
17002127160211W7
261018217113104W1
3520151556194L1
433110223249-26W3
53409148153-5W1
62506112237-125L1
71514115172-57L5
8070024220-196L7

JAFA Japan X-League X1 Super Playoffs 2021

References: [4, 5][Standings Calculated Automatically]

European League of Football 2021

European League of Football Logo
European League of Football Logo. References: [6]

European League of Football Division North 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
17300.700274178L2
26400.600314259W3
35500.500295320L1
43700.300228289W1

European League of Football Division South 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
19100.900357132W9
25500.500320365L1
33700.300230277L2
42800.200157355L6

European League of Football Playoffs 2021

References: [7, 8]

The Spring League 2021

The Spring League Logo
The Spring League Logo. References: [12]
The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250
[References: Compiled from results in 13-14]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23
[References: 13-14]

Recap

The Major Alternative Football Leagues of 2021 were The Spring League which kicked off its 5th season this year, with a major expansion, adding a second hub city and four teams to its schedule, the European League of Football, Japan X-League X1 Super, and the Canadian Football League.

The Linemen won TSL North in Indianapolis with a 5-1 record and the Jousters were Champions of TSL South in Houston with a 4-2 record. In a close Mega Bowl Linemen defeated Jousters 26-23 [13-14]. Tadhg Leader, former Connacht Rugby player, who was born in Ireland, played kicker for the Aviators who finished 0-6 in the TSL North [8-10].

Following the TSL season, Tadhg Leader moved on to play for Panthers Wroclaw of Poland in the European League of Football, along with a young Tallaght, South Dublin County native Kevin Mayo. The Panthers finished the season 6-4 in the ELF North but lost the Semi-Final 27-30 at Hamburg Sea Devils, who finished runners-up to ELF South Champions Frankfurt Galaxy (9-1) who won the ELF Championship Game 32-30 in an even closer game than the TSL Mega Bowl [7-8].

By the Fall the Japan X-League had kicked off and the 6-1 Fujitsu Frontiers upset the 7-0 Panasonic Impulse 24-20 in the Rice Bowl [4-5]. This was the first year the JXL had sole ownership of the Rice Bowl, previously the X-League Champions contested the Rice Bowl with the College Champions in Japan.

The Canadian Football League, the biggest of the Major Alternative Football Leagues played a covid-shortened 14-game schedule, with newly renamed Edmonton Elks struggling to a 3-11 record, worst in the CFL. The big news on the Football field however was Winnipeg Blue Bombers who went 11-3 in winning the CFL West before triumphing 33-25 against Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-6) who had upset CFL East Champions Toronto Argonauts 27-19 in the Eastern Final [2].

Tadhg Leader – Irish-born Player (Panthers Wroclaw ELF and Aviators TSL)

Former Connacht Rugby player Tadhg Leader was born in Galway, Ireland. At the age of 15 he and his brother Darragh headed out to kick some Rugby balls at their local pitch on Christmas Day. His dad, a former Galwegians RFC Rugby player made a bet with them that they could not kick the ball over the bars from the halfway line. Both Tadhg and his brother Darragh won €50 each.

Tadhg went on to play Rugby Professionally for Connacht and Darragh now lives in USA where he coaches at Clemson University Tigers. Tadhg suffered a number of injuries during his last few years at Connacht and after playing in Italy he ended up studying in USA and playing for both New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby and making his Test debut for USA Eagles Rugby Union National Team.

Tadhg was signed up to play another year of Rugby Union in 2021 when the kicker started kicking American Footballs for fun. People took notice and said he should try out for American Football teams and so he went off to San Diego where he was kicking alongside Super Bowl-winning athletes. Unsure of his own ability he asked John Carney, who has 23 years of experience kicking Footballs and Carney said he could mix it with the NFL players.

Before long Leader found himself playing for the Aviators in The Spring League in USA. The Aviatiors, one of four teams based in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 Pod and one of two Pods in the 8-team league in 2021 finished with an 0-6 record in 2021. On May 7 versus Alphas Tadhg Leader scored the first points of his American Football career kicking a Field Goal to make the score Aviators 3 Alphas 7 at Halftime.

After spending Spring in Indianapolis with the Aviators Tadhg signed for Panthers Wroclaw in the European League of Football, making his debut on opening day in a 55-39 victory over Cologne Centurions. [References: 8-10]

Kevin Mayo – Irish Player (Panthers Wroclaw ELF)

Kevin Mayo, who is from Tallaght, South Dublin Co. in Ireland, and had previously played for the South Dublin Panthers in the American Football Ireland League joined the Panthers Wroclaw at the tail end of the season after being picked up by North Park University in Chicago, an NCAA Division III College.

CFL References

LOGOS

[1] Sports Logos (2021) 2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/2573/full/2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

REFERENCES

[2] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/2021/ [Accessed 31 July 2021]

Japan X-League References

IMAGES

[3] X-League (2020) logo_xleague [Internet] Available from: https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com/xleague/images/logo_xleague.jpg [Accessed 7 March 2021]

STANDINGS

[4] X-League (2021) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/standing [Accessed 13 December 2021]

[5] X-League (2021) Score [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/score [Accessed 4 August 2021]

ELF References

[6] European League of Football Facebook Page (2021) Profile Picture, February 4, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/europeanleagueoffootball/photos/a.100150555247238/159345569327736/ [Accessed 27 April 2021]

[7] European League of Football (2021) Stats [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/stats [Accessed 10 November 2021]

[8] European League of Football (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/schedule [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[9] South Dublin Panthers (2021) Post to Page 2 December 2021: “Great Interview!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/southdublinpanthers/posts/309142057879208 [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[10] The Liberty (2021) Leader and Mayo: Meet the two Irishmen with the NFL in their sights [Internet] Available from: https://www.theliberty.ie/2021/12/01/leader-and-mayo-meet-the-two-irishmen-with-the-nfl-in-their-sights/?fbclid=IwAR1g3KnLD1lmr5GsnTTOrYiBJpVYPuyZzhjcgWKz54lKAc1ychvTjBiYwqA [Accessed 3 December 2021]

[11] Rugby Players Ireland (2021) The Journey Continues for Tadhg Leader [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 3 December 2021]

The Spring League References

[12] The Spring League (2017) Profile Picture August 13, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68494309_2435273623417739_8497449137069883392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=osM0If13hRYAX9kbxYM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3d2ef90b030c12beaf5c4be4b091d540&oe=5E9E9711%5BAccessed 25 January 2020]

[13] The Spring League (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=5732 [Accessed 20 June 2021]

[14] The Spring League (2021) League [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=136 [Accessed 6 May 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Steve Hearn and Anton “Pippo” O’Grady, Bart Barden, Carmine, Tomasz and Todd Zboyan (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 7 January 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021-2022

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.

FXFL Fall Experimental Football League Schedule 2014

FXFL Logo [References: 10]

Standings

FXFL Fall Experimental Football League 2014

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.000916229W4
23100.750846024W1
30200.0003246-14L2
40400.00062101-39L4

Schedule

Recap

Joe Clancy, a player with an Irish name from Merrimack, Massachusetts, jumped at the opportunity to play in the FXFL in his hometown after playing a season out of college at Orebro Black Knights in Sweden. The Boston Brawlers played out of Harvard Stadium, but unfortunately lost all four games in the FXFL in 2014. Brooklyn Bolts won the League with a 4-0 record and Omaha Mammoths finished second on 3-1. Florida Blacktips, the other team in the league finished 0-2, playing as a road team.

About the FXFL

The FXFL (Fall Experimental Football League) was a follow-on from The Stars Football League of 2011 to 2013, and was like a Spring Developmental Football League but played in the Fall. Its’ first season in 2014 featured four teams spread accross three regions of the USA: Boston Brawlers and Brooklyn Bolts in the Northeast, Omaha Mammoths in the Midwest and Florida Blacktips in the South.

REFERENCES

YOU TUBE

[1] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Presented by Nivea Men Boston at Omaha Highlights, Nov 6, 2014 [0:09] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSIejJnIa_U [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[2] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Highlights presented by NIVEA MEN – Blacktips at Brooklyn, Nov 8, 2014 [2:01][Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq_-zc-K2DM [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[3] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Highlights Brooklyn at Boston – Halloween Night, Nov 1, 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lo4sB_VeQI [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[4] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Highlights Presented by NIVEA MEN- Omaha at Brooklyn, Oct 27, 2014 [5:13] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0-i0pUU4XU [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[5] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Week #2 Boston at Brooklyn, Oct 16, 2014 [0:02][Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll58VNJBOTU [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[6] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Opening Night Recap – National TV, Oct 9, 2014 [0:03][Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHPasGcAnMs [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[7] You Tube | Jeff Buss (2019) FXFL Omaha @ Brooklyn (October 24, 2014), Dec 31, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jps0DsyZ23A [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[8] You Tube | cflvideo1964 (2015) FXFL 2014 BOSTON BRAWLERS AT OMAHA MAMMOTHS, Apr 4, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FcOGnV4Dg [Accessed 24 January 2020]

INTERNET ARCHIVE

[9] Omaha World-Herald | Wayback Machine (2014) Missed extra point helps Mammoths survive [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20151128214125/http://www.omaha.com/sports/missed-extra-point-helps-mammoths-survive/article_a54427f4-55d4-5806-aaaf-726c8b899a62.html [Accessed 24 January 2020]

IMAGES

[10] FXFL | Wayback Machine (2016) FXFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160129203021im_/http://nebula.wsimg.com/711d1b30ebf4524942d1be671325df74?AccessKeyId=B5844B09487E75DCA4FF&disposition=0&alloworigin=1%5BAccessed 24 January 2020]

Logo Image Reference

[11] FXFL Facebook (2014) Photo, October 11, 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/GOFXFL/photos/basw.Abr4hSiW2ORto0X2RD3YqNKsz-JXy-loZf6EwUEl_U3Ryg3Few–VZLuKetiGtupSKMM9kinJdZLVYHjIXjteMvh25Gl8VwyJKWj6qmIpdvuCcofT6KEvnjkFHm8UXQXmaajC0Xs5QPSICKqizJI1LEMbgRTdnkI8J4jxjkpmgfn2Q/582874445175363/?opaqueCursor=Abq7a9L2OkYHL5moKiQyqz8lhSKeJufixvLBIE7pbPZNTgt7ULX076o-q_FCuZLnTkXPF4cEKgRNAvS2v5XjLFhK4wpBL8hBGwF4eYbdf_ARuAYIIve-0w8AgIxXmGF16YVgfGvmbFo7U8v4BUuTflGwl3u-Trz_CXWYVnPM9XqGYq-NmAZXadnw1_6-vXKViTLuz3iurS3430E9wlAOsDgEisAeDjsTNEHcdnaYYj1Iuig_majv5R2-Z8Go3j5F1ajzoDaT5u6xd9lu1ySWu22bfdcErSQWI2N2biVzC8fL3t-4NsZztNAhHL2uvQus37SjEFMWjDDnzoPXJaHyNyn-Umq9-aCCbODU2innXxTNT1cP-AYgxh1AQ4pUQdHk539g_Hke1CSPA88OgUMxAQ8GYdeI5aew6XQJ19YMWryQjZfEQQMw76xHDFcdF7Xl4MVGcwMlbJK1KUWu-cJluE6OLaXGGqpz5pNMSyEXimBSkvVk4HViUxIFgynLbR_5J4Vh6V4Yc_B-w9T2zlP43Vj90XknVBlsC1v0-Uuv5sIMtmUY3803EBEWSEWES5mO1jQ16chRSdM5AeEWlhAhnkD03JpH_-iTyJ_HfehC0QxJrHyukXvFYZ_XIajqsk3Djs1-F9khGgK_ejf7aVNRlhC672bK-C3_EAgkwdl_Hco3FeJybcHbWrNWMwmrIgYcMpmshNa_9HcTGUeVidjsD8J6R5zadxct638DYCDZi5b_Il-0X-yQjIPhsiEcVjefk1w  ][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/10407856_582874445175363_9097543717968511289_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=ba80b0&_nc_ohc=0GKD0benKqYAX83geK3&_nc_oc=AQnzwOe_pXTuwiCsG5MmHko7MUgr33fNYLfxqLsrSSYNmXCHwWjCUsWn6kr5B6r4xszfcF8FpmjvXLBUFC9KpTZY&tn=BtnPasHxxY2QRszJ&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfCNefNdcSGUiWSIToPeWMhFcFadLNsfx3N-LL3UwZkvUQ&oe=6419A05F [Accessed 19 February 2023][Cropped]

Biography References

[12] Brawlers Nation (2014) Brawlers Corner: Clancy, Chasing the Dream [Internet] Available from: https://brawlersnation.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/brawlers-corner-clancy-chasing-the-dream/#respond [Accessed 30 September 2014]

Blogs

[13] Brawlers Nation (2014) Too Little, Too Late [Internet] Available from: https://brawlersnation.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/brawlers-too-little-too-late/ [Accessed 1 October 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Michael O’Callaghan

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 February 2023

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020-2023

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.

FXFL Fall Experimental Football League 2015

FXFL Logo
FXFL Logo [References: 1]

FXFL 2015

PWLTPFPAPct
Brooklyn Bolts4310.750
Florida Blacktips11001.000
Hudson Valley Fort3030.000
FXFL Standings 2015 [Reference: 2]

Schedule

WeekDateHome TeamAway Team
102.10.2015Brooklyn Bolts6Florida Blacktips29
210.10.2015Hudson Valley Fort23Brooklyn Bolts45
317.10.2015Brooklyn Bolts34Hudson Valley Fort9
423.10.2015Hudson Valley Fort LBrooklyn BoltsW
529.10.2015Brooklyn BoltsFlorida Blacktips
606.11.2015Hudson Valley FortFlorida Blacktips
[References: 3]

Report

The FXFL was a Development Football League that lasted two seasons in 2014 and 2015. The 2015 season started with road team Florida Blacktips defeating Brooklyn Bolts 29-6, thereafter three games in-a-row were played by Brooklyn Bolts and Hudson Valley Fort as the New York-based league finished with all three games won by the Bolts. The Brooklyn Bolts finished top of the Standings on 3-1.

You Tube Video

Week 3 Brooklyn Bolts 34 Hudson Valley Fort 9

About

The FXFL or Fall Experimental Football League was a AAA American Football League which drew crowds in the region of 1,500 (Omaha Mammoths v Blacktips, 16 October 2014]

It operated for two seasons, with one team, the Blacktips, playing a half schedule, away from home, both seasons.

Brooklyn Bolts were the top team both seasons.

References

Images

[1] FXFL | Wayback Machine (2016) FXFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160129203021im_/http://nebula.wsimg.com/711d1b30ebf4524942d1be671325df74?AccessKeyId=B5844B09487E75DCA4FF&disposition=0&alloworigin=1%5BAccessed 24 January 2020]

You Tube

[2] FXFL | Wayback Machine (2016) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160129101535/http://gofxfl.com/ [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[3] FXFL | Wayback Machine (2016) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20151120132806/http://www.gofxfl.com/schedule.html [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[4] Dan Lee Channel (2020) April 14, 2020 FXFL 2015 Oct 17 Hudson Valley Fort at Brooklyn Bolts [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvxtSofWFJs [Accessed 6 May 2021][Final Score at 2:33:45][Previous Score at: 0:30 to 2:00]

[5] hvsports Channel (2015) October 11, 2015 Fort vs Bolt FXFL [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dvcnLN1FKE [Accessed 6 May 2021] [Final Score at 6:17]

[6] Dan Lee Channel (2020) April 14, 2020 FXFL 2015 Oct 02 Florida Blacktips vs Brooklyn Bolts [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBnAslH240M [Accessed 6 May 2021] [Final Score at 1:52:57]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Michael O’Callaghan

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 6 May 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

The Spring League Indianapolis & Houston 2021

The Spring League Logo
The Spring League Logo {References: 1]

Standings

The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250
[References: Compiled from results in 2]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23
[References: 2]

Schedule

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
06/05/2021Aviators9Alphas23
06/05/2021Linemen20Conquerors27
07/05/2021Blues15Sea Lions12
08/05/2021Jousters19Generals21
Week 2
15/05/2021Alphas26Conquerors21
15/05/2021Aviators3Linemen17
17/05/2021Generals13Sea Lions17
17/05/2021Jousters28Blues7
Week 3
20/05/2021Conquerors34Aviators7
20/05/2021Alphas7Linemen47
22/05/2021Blues9Generals24
22/05/2021Sea Lions7Jousters22
Week 4
27/05/2021Conquerors39Linemen46
27/05/2021Alphas30Aviators6
29/05/2021Sea Lions10Blues19
29/05/2021Generals11Jousters22
Week 5
03/06/2021Conquerors27Alphas10
04/06/2021Linemen20Aviators19
05/06/2021Sea Lions27Generals39
05/06/2021Blues12Jousters10
Week 6
11/06/2021Generals23Blues16
11/06/2021Jousters27Sea Lions10
12/06/2021Aviators9Conquerors16
12/06/2021Linemen27Alphas22
[References: 2]

Report

The Spring League expanded to 8 teams in 2021 with the addition of Linemen and Sea Lions and for the first time since its birth in 2017 shall consist of two divisions: North and South, each based in a different city: North in Indianapolis and South in Houston.

Week 1 5-7 May 2021

Brian Burt and Blake Morgan combined for 273 yards rushing and QB Vad Lee added two goal-line Touchdowns as the Alphas opened with a 23-9 win over Aviators in Indianapolis. Also in Indianapolis Conquerors utilised smart defensive play and a resilient quarterback to defeat expansion team Linemen 27-20. In Houston the South Division opened with the Blues outlasting the Sea Lions despite Wide receiver Tom Lavine’s fourth quarter touchdown catch of the day as it finished 15-12 to the Blues. An exciting finish in the fourth game saw Jousters take a late lead through Quarterback Drew Aderson only for his opposite number Ryan Mallett to strike back immediately for the win. Generals won 21-19 helped greatly by kicker Lirim Hajrullahu’s five from five field goals.

Week 2 12-14 May 2021

In Week 2 Alphas became the only undefeated The Spring League team with a 26-21 win over Conquerors, meanwhile in the other North Division match-up Linemen defeated Aviators 17-3 to move to 1-1 and leave Aviators the only team without a win. In the South Division all teams were on 1-1 records after Sea Lions defeated Generals 17-3 and Jousters beat Blues 28-7.

Tadhg Leader – Irish-born Player (Aviators)

Former Connacht Rugby player Tadhg Leader was signed up to play another year of Rugby Union for Connacht in 2021 when the kicker started kicking American Footballs for fun. People took notice and said he should try out for American Football teams and so he went off to San Diego where he was kicking alongside Super Bowl-winning athletes. Unsure of his own ability he asked John Carney, who has 23 years of experience kicking Footballs and Carney said he could mix it with the NFL players. Before long Leader found himself playing for the Aviators in The Spring League in USA. The Aviatiors, one of four teams based in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 Pod and one of two Pods in the 8-team league in 2021 finished with an 0-6 record in 2021.

About

The Spring League is a Professional Development League (D-League) which plays all its’ games in one city to enable talent scouts from the NFL and CFL to view all the players in one location. As of March 23, 2020, the Spring League had seen 229 players sign professional contracts with Major or AAA Leagues since its’ first season in 2017: 90 with the National Football League, 51 with the Canadian Football League, 55 with the Alliance of American Football (AAA League 2019) and 33 with the XFL (AAA League 2020) [Ref: 6]

References

Images

[1] The Spring League (2017) Profile Picture August 13, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68494309_2435273623417739_8497449137069883392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=osM0If13hRYAX9kbxYM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3d2ef90b030c12beaf5c4be4b091d540&oe=5E9E9711%5BAccessed 25 January 2020]

Websites

[2] The Spring League (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=5732 [Accessed 20 June 2021]

[3] The Spring League (2021) League [Internet] Available from: https://thespringleague.com/?page_id=136 [Accessed 6 May 2021]

[4] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 7:”The two headed Alphas RB monster of Brian Burt (139 yds) and Blake Morgan (134 yds/TD) ran all over the Aviators in Game 1 tonight en route to a decisive victory. QB Vad Lee added two goal line rushing TDs of his own.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/306368164193780 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

[5] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 7:”The difference in Game 2 of Week 1 was the Conquerors ability to capitalize on their opportunities while the Linemen could not. Strong ground game, smart QB play, and a resilient defense secure the W for the Conquerors..” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/306452994185297 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

[6] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 8:”The Blues take Round 1 of “The Hunt” at #TSL2021 in the South Division’s opening game from Rice Stadium in Houston. They outlast the Sea Lions despite WR Tom Lavine’s jaw dropping play-of-the-game TD grab in the fourth..” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/307258050771458 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

[7] The Spring League Facebook (2021) Post, May 8:”What an unbelievable finish in Houston! After QB Drew Aderson inspires the Jousters to a late lead, the Generals eek out a W on a convincing return to the gridiron for QB Ryan Mallett and an unreal 5/5 kicking performance from Lirim Hajrullahu!” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/307715927392337 [Accessed 9 May 2021]

[8] The 42 (2021) The former Connacht man now trying to make it as an NFL kicker [Internet] Available from: https://www.the42.ie/tadhg-leader-connacht-nfl-5425042-May2021/ [Accessed 3 December 2021]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan and Decy Maher.

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XFL 2001

XFL 2001 Logo

XFL 2001

 PWLTPFPAPCT
Eastern Division       
*Orlando Rage10820213185.800
*Chicago Enforcers10550186184.500
New York / New Jersey Hitmen10460132145.400
Birmingham Thunderbolts10280131239.200
Western Division       
*Los Angeles Xtreme10730235136.700
*San Francisco Demons10550156161.500
Memphis Maniax10550164166.500
Las Vegas Outlaws10460169143.400

Reference: [1]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Finals   
 07.04.2001Orlando Rage25San Francisco Demons26
08.04.2001 Los Angeles Xtreme33Chicago Enforcers16
 XFL Championship Million Dollar Game Los Angeles, CA 
21.04.2001 Los Angeles Xtreme24San Francisco Demons26
[References: 1]

Regular Season Results

DAteHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
03.02.2001Chicago Enforcers29Orlando Rage23
03.02.2001NY / NJ Hitmen0Las Vegas Outlaws19
04.02.2001Birmingham Bolts20Memphis Maniax22
04.02.2001Los Angeles Xtreme13San Francisco Demons15
Week 2
10.02.2001Chicago Enforcers32Los Angeles Xtreme39 2ot
10.02.2001San Francisco Demons14Orlando Rage26
11.02.2001NY / NJ Hitmen12Birmingham Bolts19
11.02.2001Memphis Maniax3Las Vegas Outlaws25
Week 3
17.02.2001Las Vegas Outlaws9Los Angeles Xtreme12
17.02.2001Memphis Maniax6San Francisco Demons13
18.02.2001Chicago Enforcers3Birmingham Bolts19
18.02.2001NY / NJ Hitmen12Orlando Rage18
Week 4
24.02.2001Chicago Enforcers0NY / NJ Hitmen13
24.02.2001Birmingham Bolts6Orlando Rage30
25.02.2001San Francisco Demons9Las Vegas Outlaws16
25.02.2001Los Angeles Xtreme12Memphis Maniax18
Week 5
03.03.2001NY / NY Hitmen7Los Angeles Xtreme22
03.03.2001Birmingham Bolts10San Francisco Demons39
04.03.2001Memphis Maniax19Orlando Rage21
04.03.2001Las Vegas Outlaws13Chicago Enforcers15
Week 6
10.03.2001Las Vegas Outlaws15Orlando Rage27
10.03.2001Chicago Enforcers23Memphis Maniax29
10.03.2001San Francisco Demons12NY / NJ Hitmen20
10.03.2001Birmingham Bolts26Los Angeles Xtreme35
Week 7
17.03.2001Memphis Maniax15NY / NJ Hitmen16
17.03.2001Birmingham Bolts12Las Vegas Outlaws34
18.03.2001Orlando Rage6Los Angeles Xtreme31
18.03.2001San Francisco Demons19Chicago Enforcers25
Week 8
24.03.2001Las Vegas Outlaws26Los Angeles Xtreme35
24.03.2001Memphis Maniax12San Francisco Demons21
25.03.2001NY / NJ Hitmen12Orlando Rage17
25.03.2001Birmingham Bolts0Chicago Enforcers13
Week 9
31.03.2001NY / NJ Hitmen18Chicago Enforcers23
31.03.2001Birmingham Bolts24Orlando Rage29
01.04.2001Los Angeles Xtreme12Memphis Maniax27
01.04.2001Las Vegas Outlaws9San Francisco Demons14
Week 10
07.04.2001San Francisco Demons0Los Angeles Xtreme24
07.04.2001Las Vegas Outlaws3Memphis Maniax16
08.04.2001Birmingham Bolts0NY / NJ Hitmen22
08.04.2001Orlando Rage6Chicago Enforcers23
[References: 3]

Report

Los Angeles Xtreme won the XFL Championship Game – the Million Dollar Game – in 2001, triumphing 38-6 over San Francisco Demons. There were eight teams in the inaugural season of the XFL, five of them in cities without NFL teams: Los Angeles Xtreme, Birmingham Bolts, Orlando Rage, Memphis Maniax and Las Vegas Outlaws.

The XFL of 2001 was the brainchild of Vince McMahon of the World Wrestling Entertainment, who was refused a license to buy a Canadian Football League team, and instead decided to bankroll his own league. He gained a Television contract with NBC which had lost the rights to show the NFL, and initially, amid much hype the first weeks rating were good, but slid rapidly before the league went out of existence after one season.

The reasons given for this were numerous – there was too much variation on standard Football Rules, the team names were too violent, referencing either criminality or extreme mental states. The cheerleaders were too much like strippers rather compared with the NFL’s cheerleaders. The League was intended to give fans back Hard Working Class Football as had been seen to have disappeared from the NFL, but the XFL was seen as being too hard, more criminally insane than Working Class, according to First Down, a British American Football Newspaper.


References

Images

[2] Birmingham Thunderbolts (2001) XFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://www.birminghamprosports.com/birminghamthunderbolts/logo%20xfl.jpg [Accessed 20 July 2019]

Websites

[2] Remember the XFL (2017) XFL Final Standings [Internet] Available from: http://sites.google.com/site/rememberthexfl/standings [Accessed 3 February 2017]

[3] Remember the XFL (2017) Weekly Results [Internet] Available from: http://sites.google.com/site/rememberthexfl/weekly-results [Accessed 31 December 2019]

Newspapers

[4] First Down (2001) February to April 2001.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Donie, Nigs, Ian Breathnach, Alan Gray, Mark Mahon, Mark, Denis Culhane, Willie Winters

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FXFL Logo

FXFL Fall Experimental Football League 2014

FXFL Logo [Ref: 10]

Final Standings 2014

PWLTPFPAPct
Brooklyn Bolts44001.000
Omaha Mammoths4310.750
Florida Blacktips2020.000
Boston Brawlers4040.000
FXFL 2014 Standings [Reference: Compiled from Results in: 1-9]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
09.10.2014Omaha Mammoths41Boston Brawlers18
Week 2
15.10.2014Omaha Mammoths20Florida Blacktips19
16.10.2014Brooklyn Bolts27Boston Brawlers20
Week 3
27.10.2014Brooklyn Bolts15Omaha Mammoths13
Week 4
31.10.2014Boston BrawlersLBrooklyn BoltsW
Week 5
06.11.2014Omaha Mammoths10Boston Brawlers8
08.11.2014Brooklyn Bolts26Florida Blacktips13
FXFL 2014 Standings [Reference: 1-9]

Report

Brooklyn Bolts went 4-0 winning the FXFL Fall Experimental Football League in 2014. Omaha Mammoths came second with a 3-1 Won-Loss Record, and Blacktips and Boston Breakers both lost all their games.

About

The FXFL or Fall Experimental Football League was a AAA American Football League which drew crowds in the region of 1,500 (Omaha Mammoths v Blacktips, 16 October 2014]

It operated for two seasons, with one team, the Blacktips, playing a half schedule, away from home, both seasons (although named Florida Blacktips). Brooklyn Bolts were the top team both seasons. It was related to The Spring Football League (2017 to Present), a similar showcase league playing a limited schedule.

References

You Tube

[1] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Presented by Nivea Men Boston at Omaha Highlights, Nov 6, 2014 [0:09] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSIejJnIa_U [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[2] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Highlights presented by NIVEA MEN – Blacktips at Brooklyn, Nov 8, 2014 [2:01][Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq_-zc-K2DM [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[3] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Highlights Brooklyn at Boston – Halloween Night, Nov 1, 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lo4sB_VeQI [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[4] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Highlights Presented by NIVEA MEN- Omaha at Brooklyn, Oct 27, 2014 [5:13] [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0-i0pUU4XU [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[5] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Week #2 Boston at Brooklyn, Oct 16, 2014 [0:02][Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll58VNJBOTU [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[6] You Tube | FXFL Football Channel (2014) FXFL Opening Night Recap – National TV, Oct 9, 2014 [0:03][Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHPasGcAnMs [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[7] You Tube | Jeff Buss (2019) FXFL Omaha @ Brooklyn (October 24, 2014), Dec 31, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jps0DsyZ23A [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[8] You Tube | cflvideo1964 (2015) FXFL 2014 BOSTON BRAWLERS AT OMAHA MAMMOTHS, Apr 4, 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FcOGnV4Dg [Accessed 24 January 2020]

Internet Archive

[9] Omaha World-Herald | Wayback Machine (2014) Missed extra point helps Mammoths survive [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20151128214125/http://www.omaha.com/sports/missed-extra-point-helps-mammoths-survive/article_a54427f4-55d4-5806-aaaf-726c8b899a62.html [Accessed 24 January 2020]

Images

[10] FXFL | Wayback Machine (2016) FXFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160129203021im_/http://nebula.wsimg.com/711d1b30ebf4524942d1be671325df74?AccessKeyId=B5844B09487E75DCA4FF&disposition=0&alloworigin=1%5BAccessed 24 January 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Michael O’Callaghan

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The Spring League 2018

The Spring League Logo [Ref: 1]

TSL 2018

PWLTPFPAPct
Team West (C)220057301.000
Team East10101323.000
Team South10101734.000
Team North000000.000
The Spring League 2018 [References: Compiled from Results in 4-6]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
07.04.2018Team West23Team East13
13.04.2018Team South17Team West34
The Spring League Results 2018 [References: 4-6]

Report

Team West won the second edition of The Spring League, held in Austin, Texas, with a 23-13 victory over Team East followed by a 34-17 win against Team South.

About

The Spring League is a AAA showcase league which plays all its’ games in one city to enable talent scouts from the NFL and CFL to view all the players in one location. As of March 23, 2020, the Spring League had seen 229 players sign professional contracts with Major or AAA Leagues since its’ first season in 2017: 90 with the National Football League, 51 with the Canadian Football League, 55 with the Alliance of American Football (AAA League 2019) and 33 with the XFL (AAA League 2020) [Ref: 5]

References

Social Media

[2] The Spring League (2019) Videos April 7 2018 ““Running back Kalif Phillips follows up a 47 yard run with this short TD to seal it for #TeamWest”” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/videos/2102745346670570/ [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[3] The Spring League (2018) Videos April 13 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/videos/2105339876411117/ [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[4] The Spring League (2017) Post April 13, 2018 “Relive the best moments of today’s first game between Team South and Team West, including Johnny Manziel’s Spring League finale. #TheSpringLeague” [0:18] [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2105339876411117[Accessed 24 January 2020]

[5] The Spring League (2020) Post March 23, 2020: ″Since 2017, the year #TheSpringLeague began play, 229 of our players have been signed to pro football contracts #NFL: 90 #CFL: 51 #AAF: 55 #XFL: 33″ [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/2643855175892915 [Accessed 8 June 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Decy Maher, Sean Douglas, Anton Pippo O’Grady, Joe Grey, Brianna Wallace & Heather Foust.

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The Spring League 2017

The Spring League Logo [Ref: 1]

Final Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
Team North110014101.000
Team West11001061.000
Team South10101014.000
Team East1010610.000
The Spring League Final Standings 2017 [References: 2-4]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
16.04.2017Team West10Team East6
16.04.2017Team North14Team South10
The Spring League Final Standings 2017 [References: 2-4]

Report

Team North defeated Team Team South 14-10, and Team West won 10-6 against Team East in The Spring League’s first season in 2017.

About

The Spring League is a AAA showcase league which plays all its’ games in one city to enable talent scouts from the NFL and CFL to view all the players in one location. As of March 23, 2020, the Spring League had seen 229 players sign professional contracts with Major or AAA Leagues since its’ first season in 2017: 90 with the National Football League, 51 with the Canadian Football League, 55 with the Alliance of American Football (AAA League 2019) and 33 with the XFL (AAA League 2020) [Ref: 5]

References

Images

[1] The Spring League (2017) Profile Picture August 13, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68494309_2435273623417739_8497449137069883392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=osM0If13hRYAX9kbxYM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3d2ef90b030c12beaf5c4be4b091d540&oe=5E9E9711%5BAccessed 25 January 2020]

Social Media

[2] The Spring League (2017) Post “Game 1 of the Spring League season is in the books. The West beat the East, 10-6. Re-watch the broadcast right here.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/videos/1922228818055558/[Accessed 24 January 2020]

[3] The Spring League (2017) Post April 16, 2017 “It’s a final from the Greenbrier: Hutson Mason’s North team edges the South squad, 14-10, in Game 2 of the weekend.” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/photos/a.1870863563192084/1923935811218192/?type=3 [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[4] The Spring League (2017) Post “Game 2 of the 2017 Spring League season is in the books, with the North beating the South, 14-10. You can re-watch most of the broadcast here. Note: the feed went out in the second half due to inclement weather.” [Internet] Available from:https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/videos/1922762241335549/ [Accessed 24 January 2020]

Social Media

[5] The Spring League (2020) Post March 23, 2020: ″Since 2017, the year #TheSpringLeague began play, 229 of our players have been signed to pro football contracts #NFL: 90 #CFL: 51 #AAF: 55 #XFL: 33″ [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/2643855175892915 [Accessed 8 June 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Decy Maher, Sean Douglas, Anton Pippo O’Grady, Joe Grey, Brianna Wallace & Heather Foust.

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The Spring League 2019

The Spring League Logo [Ref: 1]

Final Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
Austin Generals (C)220045191.000
Team West21104938.500
Team North20201249.000
The Spring League 2019 [References: Compiled from Results in 2-4]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
07.04.2019Team West36Team North6
07.04.2019Austin Generals13Team North6
13.04.2019Austin Generals32Team West6
The Spring League 2019 [References: 2-4]

Report

The Austin Generals won the 2019 edition of the Spring League, played in Austin, Texas, with a 36-6 victory over Team North and a 32-6 defeat of Team West.

Austin Generals The Spring League Champions 2019 [Ref: 5]

About

The Spring League is a AAA showcase league which plays all its’ games in one city to enable talent scouts from the NFL and CFL to view all the players in one location. As of March 23, 2020, the Spring League had seen 229 players sign professional contracts with Major or AAA Leagues since its’ first season in 2017: 90 with the National Football League, 51 with the Canadian Football League, 55 with the Alliance of American Football (AAA League 2019) and 33 with the XFL (AAA League 2020) [Ref: 6]

References

Images

[1] The Spring League (2017) Profile Picture August 13, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68494309_2435273623417739_8497449137069883392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=osM0If13hRYAX9kbxYM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3d2ef90b030c12beaf5c4be4b091d540&oe=5E9E9711%5BAccessed 25 January 2020]

Social Media

[2] The Spring League (2017) Post April 7, 2019 “OFFICIAL BOX SCORE FROM GAME 1 Team West 36 Team North 6” [Internet] Available from:https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/2347421552202947 [Accessed 24 January 2020]

[3] The Spring League (2017) Post April 7, 2019 “OFFICIAL BOX SCORE FROM GAME 2 Austin Generals 13 Team North 6” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/2347422305536205[Accessed 25 January 2020]

[4] The Spring League (2017) Post April 13 2019 “The Austin Generals closed The Spring League undefeated. Check out the full box score and play by play below of the Generals win over TSL West. Austin Generals 32 TSL West 13” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/2350788071866295 [Accessed 25 January 2020]

Images

[5] The Spring League (2017) Post April 13, 2019″The Austin Generals closed The Spring League undefeated. Check out the full box score and play by play below of the Generals win over TSL West. Austin Generals 32 TSL West 13″ [Internet] Available from: https://external-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQBcmXVvDeOXu5NA&w=540&h=282&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthespringleague.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F04%2FJGZ10040.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQAhwenzQm3mN8Ue [Accessed 25 January 2020]

Social Media

[6] The Spring League (2020) Post March 23, 2020: ″Since 2017, the year #TheSpringLeague began play, 229 of our players have been signed to pro football contracts #NFL: 90 #CFL: 51 #AAF: 55 #XFL: 33″ [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/2643855175892915 [Accessed 8 June 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Decy Maher, Sean Douglas, Anton Pippo O’Grady, Joe Grey, Brianna Wallace & Heather Foust.

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The Spring League 2020

The Spring League Logo [Ref: 1]

Final Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
Las Vegas Hughes (C)220031131.000
TSL North21102121.500
TSL East20201331.000
The Spring League Final Standings 2020 [Ref: Compiled from Results in 2-4]

Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
07.03.2020Las Vegas Hughes14TSL North7
07.03.2020TSL North14TSL East7
11.03.2020Las Vegas Hughes17TSL East6
The Spring League Results 2020 [Ref: 2-4]

Report

The Spring League concluded its’ fourth showcase season in 2020, with a three-team two-match season in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Hughes finished Champions with a 14-7 victory over TSL North in game 1, and a 17-6 defeat of TSL East in game 3, with Defensive Back Brandon Brice sealing the game, and Championship with an interception on the final play. [Ref: 2-4]

DB Brandon Brice, whose interception on the final play of game 3 sealed the Championship for Las Vegas Hughes [Ref: 5]

About

The Spring League is a AAA showcase league which plays all its’ games in one city to enable talent scouts from the NFL and CFL to view all the players in one location. As of March 23, 2020, the Spring League had seen 229 players sign professional contracts with Major or AAA Leagues since its’ first season in 2017: 90 with the National Football League, 51 with the Canadian Football League, 55 with the Alliance of American Football (AAA League 2019) and 33 with the XFL (AAA League 2020) [Ref: 6]

References

Images

[1] The Spring League (2017) Profile Picture August 13, 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68494309_2435273623417739_8497449137069883392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=osM0If13hRYAX9kbxYM&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3d2ef90b030c12beaf5c4be4b091d540&oe=5E9E9711%5BAccessed 25 January 2020]

Websites

[2] The Spring League (2017) Post March 7, 2020″Game 1 ends with a final score of: Las Vegas Hughes: 14 TSL North: 7″ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/photos/a.1870863563192084/2630097563935343/?type=3 [Accessed 8 June 2020]

[3] The Spring League (2017) Post March 7, 2020″Game 2 has gone final! TSL North: 14 TSL East: 7″ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/photos/a.1870863563192084/2630133173931782/?type=3  [Accessed 8 June 2020]

[4] The Spring League (2017) Post March 11, 2020″DB Brandon Brice seals the game for Las Vegas capping off the final play with a pick-6. Las Vegas Hughes: 17 TSL East: 6″ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/photos/a.1870863563192084/2633474570264309/?type=3  [Accessed 8 June 2020]

Images

[5] The Spring League (2020) Photo March 11, 2020″DB Brandon Brice seals the game for Las Vegas capping off the final play with a pick-6. Las Vegas Hughes: 17 TSL East: 6″ [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/photos/a.1870863563192084/2633474570264309/?type=3&theater  [Accessed 8 June 2020]

Social Media

[6] The Spring League (2020) Post March 23, 2020: ″Since 2017, the year #TheSpringLeague began play, 229 of our players have been signed to pro football contracts #NFL: 90 #CFL: 51 #AAF: 55 #XFL: 33″ [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/thespringleague/posts/2643855175892915 [Accessed 8 June 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Decy Maher, Sean Douglas, Anton Pippo O’Grady, Joe Grey, Brianna Wallace & Heather Foust.

About this document

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Last Updated: 8 June 2020

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