Category: XFLs (1993-2020)

Bengals Stadium by Kelly

1991 Major Football Leagues Standings and Playoffs

1991 Major Football League Standings (USA)

1991 National Football League
American Football Conference
PWLTPFPAPct
AFC Eastern Division
*Buffalo Bills1613304583180.813
*New York Jets168803142930.500
Miami Dolphins168803433490.500
New England Patriots1661002113050.375
Indianapolis Colts1611501433890.063
AFC Central Division
*Houston Oilers1611503862510.688
Pittsburgh Steelers167902923440.438
Cleveland Browns1661002932980.375
Cincinnati Bengals1631302634350.188
AFC Western Division
*Denver Broncos1612403042350.750
*Kansas City Chiefs1610603222550.625
*Los Angeles Raiders169702982970.563
Seattle Seahawks167902762610.438
San Diego Chargers1641202743420.250
National Football Conference
PWLTPFPAPct
NFC Eastern
*Washington Redskins1614204852440.875
*Dallas Cowboys1611503423100.688
Philadelphia Eagles1610602852440.625
New York Giants168802812970.500
Phoenix Cardinals1641201963440.250
NFC Central
*Detroit Lions1612403392950.750
*Chicago Bears1611502992690.688
Minnesota Vikings168803013060.500
Green Bay Packers1641202733130.250
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1631301993650.188
NFC Western
*New Orlreans Saints1611503412110.688
*Atlanta Falcons1610603613380.625
San Francisco 49ers1610603932390.625
Los Angeles Rams1631302343900.188
1991 Mid-Continental Football League
PWLTPFPAPct
*Dayton Steelers11830102620.727
*Cleveland Falcons13940107920.692
Wyandot Chiefs853099910.625
Shenango Valley Blasters10370891300.300
1991 Major Football League Standings [References: see end of Article]

1991 Major Football League Standings (World)

1991 Canadian Football League
PWLTPFPAPts
CFL Eastern Division
*Toronto Argonauts18135064752626
*Winnipeg Blue Bombers1899051649918
*Ottawa Rough Riders18711052257714
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1831504005996
CFL Western Division
*Edmonton Eskimoes18126067156924
*Calgary Stampeders18117059655222
*British Columbia Lions18117066158722
Saskatchewan Roughriders18612060671012
1991 World League of American Football
PWLTPFPAPct
WLAF European Division
*London Monarchs109103101210.900
*Barcelona Dragons108202061260.800
Frankfurt Galaxy107301551390.700
WLAF North American East Division
*New York/New Jersey Knights105502571550.500
Orlando Thunder105502422860.500
Montreal Machine104601451440.400
Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks1001001233000.000
WLAF North American West Division
*Birmingham Fire105501401400.500
San Antonio Riders104601761960.400
Sacramento Surge103701792540.300
1991 Arena Football League
PWLTPFPAPct
*Detroit Drive109104372620.900
*Tampa Bay Storm108204213090.800
*Denver Dynamite106403893650.600
*Albany Firebirds106404273420.600
Dallas Texans104602863340.400
New Orleans Night104603144010.400
Orlando Predators103703213630.300
Columbus Thunderbolts1001002414600.000
1991 Association of American Football of USSR
PWLTPFPAPct
*Moscow Bruins (Bears)
*Moscow Swans
Caspian Sphinxes
Kharkov Atlantis
Donetsk Scythians
Minsk Zubrs (Bison)
1991 Major Football League Standings (World) – References: see end of article.

1991 Major Football League Playoffs (USA)

National Football League PlayoffsNational Football League Playoffs
National Football Conference Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
AFC Wild Card Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs10Los Angeles Raiders6
Houston Oilers17New York Jets10
AFC Divisional Playoffs
Denver Broncos26Houston Oilers24
Buffalo Bills37Kansas City Chiefs14
AFC Conference Championship
Buffalo Bills10Denver Broncos7
National Football Conference Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
NFC Wild Card Playoffs
New Orleans Saints20Atlanta Falcons27
Chicago Bears13Dallas Cowboys17
NFC Divisional Playoffs
Washington Redskins24Atlanta Falcons7
Detroit Lions38Dallas Cowboys6
NFC Conference Championship
Washington Redskins41Detroit Lions10
Super Bowl XXVII (AFC v NFC)@Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
AFC TeamNFC Team
Buffalo Bills24Washington Redskins37
Mid-Continental Football League Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
MCFL Championship Game
Cleveland Falcons7Dayton Steelers0
1991 Major Football League Playoffs (USA) – References: see end of article.

1991 Major Football League Playoffs (World)

Canadian Football League Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Eastern Semi-Final
Winnipeg Blue Bombers26Ottawa Rough Riders8
Western Semi-Final
Calgary Stampeders43British Columbia Lions41
Eastern Final
Toronto Argonauts42Winnipeg Blue Bombers3
Western Final
Edmonton Eskimoes36Calgary Stampeders38
Grey Cup
Toronto Argonauts36Calgary Stampeders21
World League of American Football Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Semi-Finals
Birmingham Fire3Barcelona Dragons10
New York/New Jersey Knights26London Monarchs42
World Bowl ’91@Wembley Stadium, London, ENG
London Monarchs21Barcelona Dragons0
Arena Football League Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Semi-Finals
Detroit Drive37Albany Firebirds35
Tampa Bay Storm40Denver Dynamite13
Arena Bowl V
Tampa Bay Storm48Detroit Drive42
Association of American Football of USSR Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Moscow BruinsWonMoscow SwansLost
1991 Major Football League Playoffs (World) – References: see end of article.

Report

Buffalo Bills, holding the best record in the AFC (13-3) lost their second Super Bowl in succession, defeated 37-24 by Washington Redskins, holders of the best record in the NFC and entire NFL (14-2). For the AFC it was an eighth successive loss in the biggest event in USA sports. The last time an AFC team won the Super Bowl was Los Angeles Raiders’ 38-9 victory over Washington Redskins on 22 January 1984 at Tampa, Florida in Super Bowl XVIII. Following a scoreless first quarter the Redskins scored 17 points in the second quarter and added a second John Riggs run touchdown 16 seconds into the third quarter to take a commanding 24-0 lead. Buffalo hit back later in the third quarter with a field goal and touchdown to reduce the deficit to 14 points, but another Redskins touchdown before the end of the quarter made the score 31-10. Two more field goals by Lohmiller made the score 37-10 in the fourth quarter. The Bills scored two passing touchdowns late in the game to make the score 37-24 at the final whistle. [NFL References: 1-2]

In other leagues, Cleveland Falcons triumphed 7-0 versus Dayton Steelers in the Mid-Continental Football League (MCFL) Championship Game. The MCFL was a new start-up league based in Ohio and Pennsylvania that took the place of any major 11v11 rival outdoor league to the NFL since the demise of the United States Football League following the 1985 season. Following the season Louisville Bulls of Kentucky replaced Wyandot Chiefs in the four-team league. [MCFL References: 1-2]

In the Canadian Football League, the Eastern Division’s Toronto Argonauts emerged victorious with a 36-21 victory over Calgary Stampeders. Calgary had the second-best record in the Western Division (11-7) after Edmonton Eskimoes, with Toronto putting up a 13-5 record to take first in the Eastern Division. Calgary eliminated Edmonton 38-36 in the Western Final and Toronto won 42-3 versus Winnipeg in the Eastern Final. [CFL References: 1]

The National Football League established the World League of American Football (WLAF) to further promote the sport around the World. Beginning in 1991 with ten teams the WLAF was divided into three divisions: European (with teams in London, England, UK; Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; and Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany); North American East Division (three teams in USA: New York/New Jersey Knights, NJ; Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks, NC; and Orlando Thunder, FL; plus one team in Quebec, Canada: Montreal Machine) and North American West Division (Three teams in USA: Birmingham Fire, AL; San Antonio Riders, TX; and Sacramento Surge, CA). An imbalance in players allocated by the NFL for development in the WLAF meant no team in the European Division finished with a losing record, and no team in either North American Division finished with a winning record. World Bowl ’91 was won by London Monarchs by 21-0 versus Barcelona Dragons at the hallowed grounds of Wembley Stadium, the home of England’s National Soccer Team. Following the 1991 season the winless Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks were replaced by Ohio Glory in Columbus for 1992. [WLAF References: 1-4]

The Arena Football League in 1991 expanded by two teams to eight, with Washington Commandos and Pittsburgh Gladiators leaving the league and replaced by four new teams in Tampa Bay Storm (FL), Orlando Predators (FL), New Orleans Night (LA) and Columbus Thunderbolts (OH). Tampa Bay Storm were immediately successful, winning Arena Bowl V 48-42 versus Detroit Drive. As in all other Major Football Leagues in 1991 the two teams with best records reached the Championship Game. Following the season Thunderbolts relocated to Cleveland (OH) and Cincinnati Rockers (OH), Charlotte Rage (NC), Sacramento Attack (CA) and San Antonio Force (TX) were added for 1992. [AFL References: 1]

A new Football power emerged on the scene in 1991: The USSR. Following glasnost the USSR opened up to American Football and a six-team league was established with teams in Moscow (Bruins and Swans), Caspian Sea Region (Sphinxes), Ukraine (Donetsk Scythians and Kharkov Atlantis) and Belarus (Minsk Zubrs – ‘Bison’). The first and only official Championship of USSR ended with a Moscow Bruins victory over Moscow Swans. After the season the USSR broke up, with Moscow Bears (Bruins) and Krasnoyarsk Siberian Devils competing for Championship of Russia. Kharkov Atlantis and Donetsk Scythians joined newly independent Ukraine’s Football Association and Minsk Zubrs joined Belarus’ Football Association. [AAF USSR References 1-2]

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1991 Major Football League References

NFL References [1]
National Football League – 1996 Record and Factbook “Past Standings: 1996” p. 278.
Published by National Football League, Workman Publishing Co., New York

NFL References [2]
National Football League – 1996 Record and Factbook “Super Bowl Summaries” p. 327-329.
Published by National Football League, Workman Publishing Co., New York
MCFL References (1)
Semi-Pro Football -Defunct Leagues: EMCFL (Champs)
https://www.semiprofootball.org/minor/champs/mcfl.htm
[Accessed 1 January 2024]

MCFL References (2)
Semi-Pro Football – Defunct Leagues: EMCFL (1991)
https://www.semiprofootball.org/index.htm
[Accessed 1 January 2024]
CFL References (1)
Canadian Football League – CFL Standings: The 1990s
http://web.archive.org/web/19991108193646/http://www.cfl.ca/CFLArchives/1990s.html
[Accessed 20 January 2023][Archived at the Wayback Machine]
WLAF References (1-3)
Anon. (1991) “Standings” First Down, June 1, 1991, pg. 5
Anon. (1991) “Jon’s too Hort to handle” First Down, June 8, 1991, pg. 4-5
Anglesey, Steve (1991) “Enter the Dragons!” First Down, June 15, 1992, pg. 6-7
WLAF References (4)
World League of American Football (2018) WLAF History: 1991
http://www.worldleagueofamericanfootball.com/id165.html
[Accessed 23 April 2018]
Arena Football League References (1)
Arena Football League (2016) 2016 Record and Factbook pp. 67-83 / 52.
AAF USSR References (1)
American Football in Russia (2017) History of American Football in USSR and Russia
http://www.americanfootball.ru/Hist_RUS.php
Accessed 24 December 2017
AAF USSR References (2)
Anon. (1991) “Curtain Call” First Down. September 29, 1991. pg. 10.
Published by Mediawatch, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Tampa Bay Vipers Defender Mandato

XFL 2023

Standings

XFL North Division 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
19100.90029824058W3
27300.70024317766W2
37300.70024920247W1
42800.200184252-68L3

XFL South Division 2023

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
17300.70024718265W3
24600.400146194-48L2
33700.300169183-14L1
41900.100204310-106L3

Please visit XFL website at: https://www.xfl.com/ for Official Standings [Last Accessed 18 February 2023]

Playoff Schedule

XFL Playoffs 2023

Match Day South Division Championship
(South Division Championship)
26 - 11

Arlington Renegades vs Houston Roughnecks

Match Day North Division Championship
(North Division Championship)
37 - 21

D.C. Defenders vs Seattle Sea Dragons

Match Day XFL Championship
(XFL Championship)
26 - 35

D.C. Defenders vs Arlington Renegades

Please visit XFL website at: https://www.xfl.com/ for Official Standings [Last Accessed 10 September 2023]

Regular Season Schedule

XFL 2023

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
22 - 20

Arlington Renegades vs Vegas Vipers

(Week 1)
15 - 18

San Antonio Brahmas vs St. Louis Battlehawks

(Week 1)
22 - 18

D.C. Defenders vs Seattle Sea Dragons

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
18 - 20

Seattle Sea Dragons vs St. Louis Battlehawks

(Week 2)
6 - 18

Vegas Vipers vs D.C. Defenders

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
26 - 30

Vegas Vipers vs Seattle Sea Dragons

(Week 3)
34 - 28

D.C. Defenders vs St. Louis Battlehawks

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
16 - 44

Orlando Guardians vs Houston Roughnecks

(Week 4)
15 - 6

Seattle Sea Dragons vs San Antonio Brahmas

(Week 4)
24 - 11

St. Louis Battlehawks vs Arlington Renegades

(Week 4)
32 - 18

D.C. Defenders vs Vegas Vipers

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
21 - 14

Seattle Sea Dragons vs Houston Roughnecks

(Week 5)
20 - 28

St. Louis Battlehawks vs D.C. Defenders

(Week 5)
35 - 32

Vegas Vipers vs Orlando Guardians

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
19 - 26

Orlando Guardians vs Seattle Sea Dragons

(Week 6)
6 - 29

Vegas Vipers vs St. Louis Battlehawks

(Week 6)
37 - 26

D.C. Defenders vs Houston Roughnecks

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
15 - 24

Arlington Renegades vs Seattle Sea Dragons

(Week 7)
15 - 24

Houston Roughnecks vs St. Louis Battlehawks

(Week 7)
26 - 12

Vegas Vipers vs San Antonio Brahmas

(Week 7)
37 - 36

Orlando Guardians vs D.C. Defenders

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
21 - 17

St. Louis Battlehawks vs Vegas Vipers

(Week 8)
33 - 34

Seattle Sea Dragons vs D.C. Defenders

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
28 - 21

Houston Roughnecks vs Vegas Vipers

(Week 9)
28 - 26

D.C. Defenders vs Arlington Renegades

(Week 9)
12 - 30

St. Louis Battlehawks vs Seattle Sea Dragons

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
53 - 28

St. Louis Battlehawks vs Orlando Guardians

(Week 10)
28 - 29

San Antonio Brahmas vs D.C. Defenders

(Week 10)
28 - 9

Seattle Sea Dragons vs Vegas Vipers

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
33 - 12

Houston Roughnecks vs Orlando Guardians

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
12 - 30

Orlando Guardians vs San Antonio Brahmas

(Week 2)
23 - 14

Houston Roughnecks vs Arlington Renegades

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
10 - 9

Arlington Renegades vs Orlando Guardians

(Week 3)
22 - 13

Houston Roughnecks vs San Antonio Brahmas

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
10 - 12

San Antonio Brahmas vs Arlington Renegades

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
9 - 15

Arlington Renegades vs San Antonio Brahmas

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
16 - 18

Orlando Guardians vs Arlington Renegades

(Week 8)
15 - 17

San Antonio Brahmas vs Houston Roughnecks

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
25 - 23

San Antonio Brahmas vs Orlando Guardians

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
9 - 25

Arlington Renegades vs Houston Roughnecks

All Times ET. Please visit XFL website at: https://www.xfl.com/schedule for Official Schedule [Last Accessed 18 February 2023]

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (18-19 February 2023)

Vegas Vipers travelled to Arlington, Texas to open the 2023 XFL season at the Renegades. Inspite of two first half touchdown passes from Luis Perez to Jeff Badet, building up a 14-3 lead at halftime, Vegas fell behind in the third quarter to a T Laulile Interception Return for touchdown and two T Russolino Field Goals as Arlington Renegades went into the final quarter 15-14 up. Another Luis Perez to Jeff Badet pass intercepted and return for touchdown by De Vante Bausby with just over four minutes to go and subsequent two-point conversion by Deveon Smith left Vegas needing a TD and 2-point conversion to force the game into overtime. Cinque Sweeting caught a 20 TD pass from Luis Perez with 12 seconds remaining but Arlington were left to celebrate after the 2-point conversion attempt failed. [References: 2]

Despite taking the lead early in the first quarter through Cody Latimer’s reception touchdown from Paxton Lynch, Orlando Guardians were to fall 6-24 down by the fourth quarter as Houston Roughnecks rattled off three touchdowns and two field goals in a 24-point scoring streak. Jontre Kirklin and Deontay Burnett both catching touchdown passes from Brandon Silvers and a 27-yard Max Borghi rushing TD left Orlando with a mountain to climb with 10 minutes remaining. Andrew Jameil caught a Quinten Dormady pass for a touchdown to reduce the deficit, but the game was put beyond doubt after Cole McDonald’s five yard rushing Touchdown with three minutes to go. H Duplessis added a third field goal for Houston near the end as the Roughnecks finished the game 33-12 winners. [References: 3]

Despite leading 15-3 with a little over two minutes renmaining San Antonio Brahmas lost their home opener to St. Louis Battlehawks after the Battlehawks drew within three points on Hakeem Butler’s TD reception from A.J. McCarron with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter. Following a successful three-pioint conversion pass from A.J. McCarron to Austin Proehl which brought St. Louis within three points, the Battlehawks were successful with the onside kick before a successful 14 yard pass for touchdown from McCarron to Proehl to wrap up an amazing comeback. [References: 4]

An Interception by Michael Joseph which was returned for a touchdown in the third quarter proved decisive in D.C. Defenders comeback versus Seattle Sea Dragons. With the successful two-point conversion it left the Defenders two-pints behind the Sea Dragons and the home team won the game early in the fourth quarter when Deriq King ran in from five yards out. [References: 5]

Week 2 (23-28 February 2023)

D.C. Defenders and St. Louis Battlehawks were clear leaders in the North Division after Week 2, both teams standing on 2-0 as the Defenders defeated Vegas Vipers 18-6 on a wet and windy night at Las Vegas’ old Baseball stadium, Cashman Field, last used for Professional Football in 1964 when Oakland Raiders played Houston Oilers in the AFL. D.C. went on a 15-point scoring streak in the fourth quarter to haul back a 3-6 deficit and win the game [References: S-6]

St. Louis Battlewhawks joined the Defenders on 2-0 with a 44-yard Field Goal from Donny Hageman to win the game 20-18 versus Seattle Sea Dragons. There has been a long list of 44-yard Field Goal heartbreaks for the Emerald City – In 2019 the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL missed a last second FG to hand the game to St. Louis Rams. Arizona Cardinals also defeated Seattle Seahawks with a 44-yarder in Overtime in 2020 and the Seahawks Jason Myers had made 37 consecutive FGs before missing one from 44-yards. [References: S-6]

In the South Division San Antonio Brahmas moved to 1-1 with a 30-12 defeat of struggling Orlando Guardians. Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish College star Jack Coan passed for three touchdowns in the victory. The game was a homecoming for San Antonio running back Jacques Patrick who starred at a local High School. [References: S-6]

Houston Roughnecks and Arlington Renegades, both 1-0 coming into the game, served up a brilliant game for Texas football fans, as a see-saw battle in Houston, with Renegades 14-11 up at halftime. Cedric Byrd stepped up the pace for the Roughnecks in the second half, however, as the Houston wide receiver put the home town team ahead with a short touchdown catch. After a Renegades FG, Max Borghi ran up the middle for a late TD to seal the win for Houston Roughnecks, 23-14. [References: S-6]

Week 3 (4-5 March 2023)

Three high-octane shootouts and one quieter game greeted fans in week 3 of the XFL. Arlington Renegades moved into second place in the XFL South with a close 10-9 defeat of Orlando Guardians, leaving the Guardians on 0-3. Houston Roughnecks, meanwhile, were firmly in the lead of the South Division after a 22-13 victory over San Antonio Brahmas in the Texas rivalry game which closed out the weekend. Earlier in the weekend, the North Division similarly had a 3-2-1-0 cascade of wins in the Standings with Seattle Sea Dragons improving to 1-2 after a 30-26 defeat of Vegas Vipers in the battle of two winless teams. Meanwhile D.C. Defenders took the spoils at the top end of the table with a 34-28 defeat of St. Louis Battlehawks in a Wild West Shootout of a game between two teams yet to be defeated in 2023. [References: S-7]

Week 5 (16-19 March 2023)

The week started with Seattle Sea Dragons shocking the Houston Roughnecks 21-14 on Thursday night to hand the Texas team their first ever loss. The victory put the Sea Dragons on 3-2, two games behind new Kingpins D.C. Defenders who improved to 5-0 with a 28-20 win at St. Louis Battlehawks, who dropped to 3-2, both teams also playing in the XFL North Division. Also in the North Division Vegas Vipers finally managed to put a W in the win column with a close and high-scoring 35-32 defeat of Orlando Guardians in Nevada. The loss was Orlando’s fifth-straight to start the season and the Florida team prop up the XFL South Division. On Sunday evening Arlington Renegades made the trip South to take on fellow Texans San Antonio Brahmas, winning 12-10 in a low-scoring affair. With the win Arlington move a game closer to South Division leaders Houston on 3-2 and San Antonio drop to 1-4. [References: 1]

Week 6 (25-27 March 2023)

The XFL’s top two teams met in USA’s Capital City – D.C. Defenders triumphed 37-26 at home to Houston Roughnecks to remain the only undefeated team on 6-0 as the Roughnecks slumped to a second-straight defeat after starting the season 4-0. St. Louis Battlehawks and Seattle Sea Dragons both won over bottom-placed teams to improve to 4-2 in the North Division: Seattle winning by a touchdown, 26-19 over Orlando Guardians (0-6), and St. Louis having an easier time in Nevada, winning 29-6 at Vegas Vipers (1-5). In an all-Texas battle in the South Division, San Antonio Brahmas considerably improved their chances of a playoff place with a 15-9 defeat of Arlington Renegades to gain a second win of the season as Arlington dropped to the .500 mark with the loss, and also missed the chance to draw level with Houston at the top of the Division. [References: 1]

Week 7 (31 March-1 April 2023)

With all three teams in the North Division winning besides the undefeated coming into the week D.C. Defenders it left a close race for the Division title with only three games to go in the regular season. Both Seattle Sea Dragons (at Arlington Renegades, 3-4) and St. Louis Battlehawks (at Houston Roughnecks, 4-3) won by the identical scoreline of 24-15 as both teams improved to 5-2. Vegas Vipers gained a second win of the season, 26-12 versus San Antonio Brahmas in Nevada as the Brahmas dropped to 2-5. Meanwhile in the biggest shock of the entire campaign Orlando Guardians, who were winless coming into the game defeated the previously undefeated D.C. Defenders 37-36 in Central Florida. As it stood, Vegas Vipers are the only team eliminated from postseason play after week seven. [References: 1]

Division Championships (29-30 April 2023)

Irish-born punter Dan Whelan kicked a 57-yard punt for D.C. Defenders as the team from USA’s Capitol defeated Seattle Sea Dragons 37-21 in the North Division Championship to reach the XFL Championship Game. Defenders went on to play Arlington Renegades from Texas in the Championship after the Renegades defeated Houston Roughnecks 26-11 in an all-Texas South Division Championship Game. [References: 1-2, S-11, P1-P2]

XFL Championship (13 May 2023)

Irish-born punter Daniel Whelan kicked three punts for a total 158 yards, putting two punts inside the 20 yard line of Arlington and including a long of 64 yards, but was to be disappointed after his D.C. Defenders lost 35-26 to the Renegades in the 2023 XFL Championship Game. [References: 1-2, S-12, P1-P2]

About the 2023 XFL Season

The 2023 XFL season is the third in XFL History, having already played in 2001 and 2020. Seven of the eight teams from 2020 are returning in some form, the exception being Los Angeles Wildcats who were replaced by San Antonio Brahmas. D.C. Defenders, St. Louis Battlehawks and Houston Roughnecks return with the same name and much the same image. Seattle Dragons have been renamed Seattle Sea Dragons, and have adopted orange as their primary colour. Dallas Renegades have been renamed Arlington Renegades after the city where they are based, a satellite city of Dallas. Tampa Bay Vipers have been relocated to Vegas and adopted red and black as their colour-scheme rather than green and lime. New York Guardians have been moved to Orlando and adopted silver and lime as their primary colours. The eight teams are divided into two divisions of four teams each, with top two in each division playing in semi-finals.

XFL Photo (2020)

Picture Credit: XFL- 2/9/20-MetLife Stadium East Rutherford,NJ- Tampa Bay Vipers Defender Mandato. By Christopher Lyzcen[Shutterstock]

References

[1] XFL (2023) 2023 League Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/schedule [Accessed 9 April 2023][Print Schedule at: https://assets.contentstack.io/v3/assets/bltc7f51537c5999ea8/blt502e44053a17fe3a/XFLLEAGUESCHED23_1SHEET.pdf ][Accessed 18 February 2023][Last Accessed 10 September 2023]

[2] XFL (2023) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/standings [Accessed 9 April 2023]

[S-2] XFL (2023) 202302001 Vegas at Arlington [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/games/2302001-VGS-at-ARL [Accessed 18 February 2023]

[S-3] XFL (2023) 202302002 Orlando at Houston [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/games/2302002-ORL-at-HOU [Accessed 18 February 2023]

[S-4] XFL (2023) 2302003 St. Louis at San Antonio [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/games/2302003-STL-at-SA [Accessed 20 February 2023]

[S-5] XFL (2023) 2302004 Seattle at D.C. [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/games/2302004-SEA-at-DC [Accessed 20 February 2023]

[S-6] XFL (2023) XFL Rewind: Week 2 Blog by Josh Lewis, 28 February 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/xfl-rewind/week-2 [Accessed 2 March 2023]

[S-7] XFL (2023) XFL Rewind: Week 3 Blog by Josh Lewis, 06 Mar 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/xfl-rewind/week-3 [Accessed 9 March 2023]

[S-8] XFL (2023) XFL Rewind: Week 4 Blog by Josh Lewis, 13 Mar 2023 [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/xfl-rewind/week-4 [Accessed 16 March 2023]

[S-11] XFL (2023) 2023 North Division Championship – Seattle Sea Dragons 21 DC Defenders 37 [Internet] Available from: https://www.xfl.com/games/2303001-NorthChamp-SEA-at-DC [Accessed 10 September 2023]

[S-12] XFL (2023) 2023 Championship – Arlington Renegades 35 DC Defenders 26 [Internet] Available from: hhttps://www.xfl.com/games/2303003-Champ-ARL-at-DC [Accessed 10 September 2023]

Player References

[P-1] RTE Online, 2023-08-29 (2023) Green Bay Packers take a punt on Irish-born Dan Whelan [Internet] Available from: https://www.rte.ie/sport/us-sport/2023/0829/1402335-green-bay-packers-take-a-punt-on-whelan/ [Accessed 10 September 2023]

[P-2] MSN / Journal.ie (2023) ‘Proud moment for the School’ – Excitement in Bray as former student chases NFL history [Internet] Available from: https://www.msn.com/en-ie/sports/nfl/proud-moment-for-the-school-excitement-in-bray-as-former-student-chases-nfl-history/ar-AA1ga5ec [Accessed 10 September 2023]

Logo References

[L-X1] XFL (2023) Arlington_Renegades_Mastersheet_Renegade_Lockup [Internet] Available from: https://res.cloudinary.com/xfl-production/image/upload/c_thumb,w_128,g_face/v1675657573/xfl-prod/logos/Arlington_Renegades_Mastersheet_Renegade_Lockup.png [Accessed 9 April 2023]

[L-X2] XFL (2023) DC_Defenders_Mastersheet_Defenders_Lockup [Internet] Available from: https://res.cloudinary.com/xfl-production/image/upload/c_thumb,w_128,g_face/v1675657573/xfl-prod/logos/DC_Defenders_Mastersheet_Defenders_Lockup.png [Accessed 9 April 2023]

[L-X3] XFL (2023) Houston_Roughnecks_Mastersheet_Roughnecks_Lockup [Internet] Available from: https://res.cloudinary.com/xfl-production/image/upload/c_thumb,w_128,g_face/v1675657573/xfl-prod/logos/Houston_Roughnecks_Mastersheet_Roughnecks_Lockup.png [Accessed 9 April 2023]

[L-X4] XFL (2023) Orlando_Guardians_Mastersheet_Guardians_Lockup [Internet] Available from: https://res.cloudinary.com/xfl-production/image/upload/c_thumb,w_128,g_face/v1675657573/xfl-prod/logos/Orlando_Guardians_Mastersheet_Guardians_Lockup.png [Accessed 9 April 2023]

[L-X5] San Antonio Brahmas Facebook (2022) Profile Picture, October 31, 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/XFLBrahmas/photos/a.108127215315874/137042252424370 [Accessed 9 April 2023][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/313398847_137042249091037_9104381537955930824_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=hMdwiO4qmUIAX_OBOpU&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AfCq7u4MGmsAg38ijxc5pAwvwKGcWbZnU22bzZlyZOl44w&oe=6438AEC2 ][Accessed 9 April 2023]

[L-X6] XFL (2023) Seattle_SeaDragons_Mastersheet_Sea_Dragons_Lockup [Internet] Available from: https://res.cloudinary.com/xfl-production/image/upload/c_thumb,w_128,g_face/v1675657573/xfl-prod/logos/Seattle_SeaDragons_Mastersheet_Sea_Dragons_Lockup.png [Accessed 9 April 2023]

[L-X7] XFL (2023) STL_Battlehawks_MasterSheet_Battlehawk_Lockup [Internet] Available from: https://res.cloudinary.com/xfl-production/image/upload/c_thumb,w_128,g_face/v1675657573/xfl-prod/logos/STL_Battlehawks_MasterSheet_Battlehawk_Lockup.png  [Accessed 9 April 2023]

[L-X8] XFL (2023) Vegas_Vipers_Mastersheet_Vipers_Lockup [Internet] Available from: https://res.cloudinary.com/xfl-production/image/upload/c_thumb,w_128,g_face/v1675657573/xfl-prod/logos/Vegas_Vipers_Mastersheet_Vipers_Lockup.png [Accessed 9 April 2023]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Los Mysterio and all at Everything Football

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All American Football League 2008

All American Football League Logo [References: 1]

Teams

All American Football League 2008

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
0Team Alabama0000.0000000
0Team Arkansas0000.0000000
0Team Florida0000.0000000
0Team Michigan0000.0000000
0Team Tennessee0000.0000000
0Team Texas0000.0000000

Home Stadiums

TeamStadium
Team AlabamaLegion Field, Birmingham, Alabama
Team ArkansasWar Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, Arkansas
Team FloridaBen Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Team MichiganFord Field, Detroit, Michigan
Team TennesseeNeyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee
Team TexasRice Stadium, Houston, Texas
All American Football League 2008 Stadiums

Team Head Coaches and First Draft Pick

TeamHead CoachFirst Draft Pick
Team AlabamaMike Jones (former Frankfurt Galaxy, NFL Europa)Josh Sewell (Nebraska, C)
Team ArkansasRon Calgacgi
Team FloridaShane Matthews
Team MichiganTom Montes (former Assistant Coach of Detroit Lions, NFL)
Team TennesseeAndy Kelly
Team TexasJohn Jenkins (former University of Houston Coach)
All American Football League Coaches and First Draft Picks.

About the All American Football League 2008

The All American Football League was headquartered in Atlanta. Georgia and intended to start play in 2008 as a compliment to both the National Football League (NFL) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), playing by NCAA rules. It had six teams located in Major Stadiums, mostly in the South of the United States of America (Houston, Little Rock, Knoxville, Gainesville, Birmingham) with one team in the Midwest (Detroit, Michigan). Teams were named after the State they were located in but had no nicknames, instead being known as Team Alabama, Team Arkansas, Team Florida, Team Michigan, Team Tennessee and Team Texas.

The draft went ahead on January 26th 2008 as planned, with the opening game scheduled for April 2008, but on March 13th, 2008 the League gave a press release announcing the postponement of the start date until 2009. The arrival of the United Football League which played from 2009 to 2011 may have been the factor which ended the All American Football League before it started, as the AAFL never got off the ground.

References

[1] Angelfire (2008) aafllogo [Internet] Available from: https://www.angelfire.com/ia3/coltsnflrules/images/aafllogo.jpg [Accessed 20 October 2021]

[2] Angelfire (2008) All American Football League [Internet] Available from: https://www.angelfire.com/ia3/coltsnflrules/allamericanfootballleague.htm [Accessed 20 October 2021]

[3] AI (2008) All American Football League Draft Underway [Internet] Available from: https://www.al.com/spotnews/2008/01/all_american_football_league_d.html [Accessed 20 October 2021]

[4]AAFL Wayback Machine (2008) Teams [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20080726171055/http://allamericanfootballleague.com/teams.php [Accessed 20 October 2021]

[5] AAFL Wayback Machine (2008) Press Release: AAFL Postpones Inaugural season until 2009 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081029063130/http://www.allamericanfootballleague.com/2009SeasonPR.php [Accessed 20 October 2021]

Acknowledgents

Thanks to Martha Griffin

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United Football League 2022

United Football League Logo [References: 14]

Standings

United Football League North Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
00000.0000000
00000.0000000
00000.0000000

United Football League South Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
00000.0000000
00000.0000000
00000.0000000

United Football League Mid-West Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
00000.0000000
00000.0000000
00000.0000000

United Football League Central Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
00000.0000000
00000.0000000
00000.0000000

About the United Football League (2022)

The United Football League (2022) claims to be a revival of the UFL of 1961 – the first league to use that name – UFL is also the name of a league which existed from 2009 to 2011. They were all AAA (Minor / Developmental) Leagues of the NFL and this league also claims to be a AAA Alternative to the National Football League (NFL).

References

[1] United Football League (2022) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.uflfootball.com/stats#/422/standings?season_id=3537 [Accessed 28 September 2021]

Logo References

[2] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-137440-pittsburgh-pioneers-1629494688197840460-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-137440-pittsburgh-pioneers-1629494688197840460-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[3] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-143251-richmond-iron-horses-1631637959711627246-large [Internet] Available from:  https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-143251-richmond-iron-horses-1631637959711627246-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[4] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-140549-virginia-beach-destroyers-1630317335897777959-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-140549-virginia-beach-destroyers-1630317335897777959-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[5] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-140547-atlanta-wildcats-1630313449556272150-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-140547-atlanta-wildcats-1630313449556272150-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[6] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-143254-birmingham-steeldawgs-1631638889071910830-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-143254-birmingham-steeldawgs-1631638889071910830-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[7] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-140927-mississippi-mudcats-1630423108059211322-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-140927-mississippi-mudcats-1630423108059211322-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[8] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-136051-chicago-blue-bombers-1629393275450820328-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-136051-chicago-blue-bombers-1629393275450820328-large.png  [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[9] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-137392-kansas-city-kapitals-1629488473257403031-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-137392-kansas-city-kapitals-1629488473257403031-large.png  [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[10] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-140548-saint-louis-stampede-1630313667751541473-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-140548-saint-louis-stampede-1630313667751541473-large.png  [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[11] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-141044-arkansas-twisters-1630442888237971682-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-141044-arkansas-twisters-1630442888237971682-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[12] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-142309-baton-rouge-redsticks-1631129039191289827-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-142309-baton-rouge-redsticks-1631129039191289827-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[13] United Football League (2022) team-logo_url-143252-houston-bighorns-1631638247862776135-large [Internet] Available from: https://img.shiftstats.com/0e1452fb-43d9-4ccf-a801-69be5b2ed0d4/team-logo_url-143252-houston-bighorns-1631638247862776135-large.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

[14] United Football League (2022) 1628586208-grid [Internet] Available from: https://digitalshift-assets.sfo2.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/pw/74d5d60d-554c-4ad6-ac2f-1efac76a9e62/p-1ae88ec1-44e1-4143-bb33-fe39bac0390d/1628586208-grid.png [Accessed 28 September 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to.

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XFL Schedule and Match Reports 2001

XFL 2001 Logo [References:

Standings

XFL Eastern Division 2001

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.0001076146W4
22200.5004449-5W1
31300.2505274-22L1
40400.0006499-35L4

XFL Western Division 2001

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13100.750712447W1
22200.5007374-1L1
32200.5005158-7L1
42200.5004972-23W1

Schedule

Note: Please Click on individual game scores to view match reports and scorers for those games

Report

In the first of a new series on Eirball, relive important, significant and exciting seasons from years gone by week-by-week on a daily basis. For the next Fortnight Eirball shall provide the reader each day with a weeks match reports and video footage of the XFL 2001, the brainchild of World Wrestling Federation’s Vince McMahon, which was ultimately doomed to failure but initially caught the fans attention with its message of fun and extreme football, in contrast to what was portrayed as the “boring” “No Fun League” (NFL).

Week 1 Recap

Vince McMahon was seen in Las Vegas before the Opening Kickoff of the 2001 XFL season, its’ first ever, fine-tuning details, as Las Vegas Outlaws deteated New York/New Jersey Hitmen 19-0 before 30,389 fans. The Cheerleaders in Hotpants and Push-Up Bustiers competed for the fans attention with the Football on the Field before 1000ft TV Screens inside the Stadium, and the Helmet Cam was first used to give fans a new perspective and get deep into the action. The second half of the game dragged as the teams traded punts, however and the Cheerleaders seemed to some fans to be more worth watching.

In San Francisco, the home team Demons defeated Los Angeles Xtreme 15-13 at Pacific Bell Park in a game that was most remebered for a season-ending injury before kickoff to one of the players as instead of the coin toss two players dashed 20 yards to centre field to try and gain possesion of the football which was placed there. The unfortunate player had his shoulder disclocated in the scramble for the ball, ending his season before a ball was kicked. In other matches Orlando Rage defeated Chicago Enforcers 33-29 at Citrus Field in Florida in front of 33,603 spectators and Memphis Maniax won by the slender margin of 22-20 before 35,311 at Legion Field in Birmingham Alabama, in a Deep South rivalry with the Bolts.

The TV ratings war was won, which was important for both Vince McMahon who was refused a CFL franchise, and NBC who had lost their license to broadcast the NFL, It proved shortlived, howver, as it appealed mostly to an 18-24 year old male category, in contrast to the NFL’s family friendly atmosphere. The following weeks as shall be seen the ratings and attendances dropped off for the ill-fated adventure, which was brought back in 2020 for a second season.

Week 2 Recap

Again most of the talk surrounding the XFL was about the spectacle surrounding the Football, in the stands and the cheerleaders, fireworks, blaring music and in the opening home game of the season in Los Angeles for the Xtreme a hot tub with bikini-clad women, party-tent and rowdy fans hurling beer cans at each other.

On Saturday the 10th of February, the LA game saw the Xtreme win in overtime 39-32 against the Chicago Enforcers, the nerwspaper reporter neglecting to mention all but the opening and closing touchdowns of the match as Tommy Maddox, the former UCLA Bruins star quarteback threw for four touchdowns. Also on Saturday, Orlando Rage won 26-14 at home in the Citrys Bowl versus San Francisco Demons, with the attendance noticably down on the previous weekend, by as much as 11,500.

Sunday saw the temperature drop and the attendance likewise in New Jersey as the New York / New Jersey Hitmen opened their home schedule in freezing temperatures and 22 mph winds, which made the surface like ice and contributed to five turnovers. of over 35,000 fans at the match only 5,000 braved it out until the end. The final game of the weekend was a 19-3 win for Las Vegas Outlaws in Memphis against the Maniax as Las Vegas remained only one of two teams on a 2-0 record, Orlando Rage being the other .

Week 3 Recap

Three dull games with little in the way of scores were made up for by the Sunday Night game in Giants Stadium, New Jersey, where the Football kept the 20,000 fans in the Stadium until the end unlike the previous week where the dull football, many mistakes and fireworks, gyrating cheerleaders and microphones on players failed to do. This sent a message to the XFL – the fans wanted Real Football, not gimmicks.

On Saturday Los Angeles Xtreme defeated Las Vegas Outlaws courtesy of four Jose Cortes Field Goals, winning 12-9, as Las Vegas Outlaws defense, which had only let in three points in its first twio matches failed to make up for their lack of Offensive output. Outlaws’ Back-up quarterback Mike Cawley, who stepped in for the injured Ryan Clement was sacked seven times during the match. San Francisco also had a late come-from-behind win, 13-6 versus Memphis Maniax, whicxh dropped Memphis to 1-2 and left thewe Demons on 2-1 in a three-way tie for first place in the West Conference with LA Xtreme and Las Vegas Outlaws.

Sunday’s fare was little better in Birmingham, as temperatures dropped to 40 degrees fahrenheit and the attendance did likewise, down to 17,582 from the 30,000 on the Bolts home opening night. Duane Butler scored a timely 98 yard Interception Return for a Touchdown with less than two minutes remaining to give the Bolts a 12-3 win. The final game was the game of the week in Giants Stadium, which despite a field like ice and freezing temperatures, Orlando Rage kept the fans in their seats with a fourth quarter comeback which saw them rally from 12-3 down to win 18-12.

Week 4 Recap

The Media attention was again on the XFL for all ther wrong reasons in Week 4, with TV Ratings dropping to 2.9 for the Saturday match-up between New York / New Jersey Hitmen and Chicago Enforcers, which finished 13-0 at Soldier Field in the Windy City for the visitors. On opening night in week 1, the Ratings had been 10.3, then dropped to 5.1 and 3.8 before a new low of 2.9 this week, meaning only 2.9 % of households in the 49 major markets tuned in.

The Orlando Rage continued on winning ways, defeating Birmingham Thunderbolts (a.k.a Bolts) 30-6 in Orlando, as they remained the only unbeaten team on 4-0. The win put a two-game cushion between them and the second-placed Bolts in the East Conference. Chicago remained winless after losing the battle of the two 0-3 teams.

In the West Conference, Las Vegas Outlaws took over sole ownership of first with a 16-9 win in San Francisco versus the Demons, thanks to the Quarterbacking of Mark Grieb, who had been a Masters student in Stanford University two weeks previously. Having asked his department for permission to finish his quarter of studies and play at the same time they gave him their blessing. In Los Angeles attendance was a third of what it was for their opening home game as the Memphis Maniax triumphed 18-12 to bring Maniax level with both LA and San Francisco on 2-2, one game behind the Outlaws.

Logo References

[1] Official XFL Wayback Machine (2001) Xtreme_Logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011024192051im_/http://www.officialxfl.com/images/smalllogos/Xtreme_Logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

Logo references

[2] Las Vegas Outlaws Wayback Machine (2001) oultaws_logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010301185743im_/http://www.lasvegasoutlaws.com/images/oultaws_logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

[3] Official XFL Wayback Machine (2001) Xtreme_Logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011024192051im_/http://www.officialxfl.com/images/smalllogos/Xtreme_Logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

[4] Official XFL Wayback Machine (2001) Maniax_Logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011024192051im_/http://www.officialxfl.com/images/smalllogos/Maniax_Logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

[5] Official XFL Wayback Machine (2001) Demons_Logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011024192051im_/http://www.officialxfl.com/images/smalllogos/Demons_Logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

[6] Birmingham Pro Sports (2021) logo birmingham thunderbolts [Internet] Available from: http://www.birminghamprosports.com/birminghamthunderbolts/logo%20birmingham%20thunderbolts.jpg [Accessed 11 August 2021]

[7] Official XFL Wayback Machine (2001) Enforcers_Logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011024192051im_/http://www.officialxfl.com/images/smalllogos/Enforcers_Logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

[8] Official XFL Wayback Machine (2001) Hitman_Logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011024192051im_/http://www.officialxfl.com/images/smalllogos/Hitman_Logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

[9] Official XFL Wayback Machine (2001) Rage_Logo1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20011024192051im_/http://www.officialxfl.com/images/smalllogos/Rage_Logo1.gif [Accessed 11 August 2021]

References

Newspapers

[10] First Down (2001) XFL February 8-14, 2001. pg. 22

[11] First Down (2001) XFL February 15-21, 2001. pg. 20

[12] First Down (2001) XFL February 22-28, 2001. pg. 14

[13] First Down (2001) XFL March 1-7, 2001. pg. 14

[14] First Down (2001) XFL March 8-14, 2001. pg. 16

[15] First Down (2001) XFL March 15-21, 2001. pg. 16

[16] First Down (2001) XFL March 22-28, 2001. pg. 16

[17] First Down (2001) XFL March 29-April 4, 2001. pg. 17

[18] First Down (2001) XFL April 5-11, 2001. pg. 

[19] First Down (2001) XFL April 12-18, 2001. pg. 

REFERENCES

IMAGES

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

WEBSITES

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

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

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United Football League 2011

UFL Shield
UFL Shield [References: 1]

Final Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
Virginia Destroyers (C)431010563.750
Las Vegas Locomotives (P)43108367.750
Omaha Nighthawks41306296.250
Sacramento Mountain Lions413080104.250
Reference: [3]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Consolation Game
21.10.2011Omaha Nighthawks19Sacramento Mountain Lions25
Championship Game
21.10.2011Virginia Destroyers17Las Vegas Locomotive3
Reference: [3]

Regular Season

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
15.09.2011Omaha Nighthawks13Virginia Destroyers23
17.09.2011Sacramento Mountain Lions17Las Vegas Locomotives23
Week 2
24.09.2011Virginia Destroyers34Las Vegas Locomotives17
Week 3
01.10.2011Sacramento Mountain Lions30Omaha Nighthawks33
Week 4
07.10.2011Virginia Destroyers28Sacramento Mountain Lions6
08.10.2011Las Vegas Destroyers30Omaha Nighthawks10
Week 5
15.10.2011Sacramento Mountain Lions27Virginia Destroyers20
15.10.2011Omaha Nighthawks6Las Vegas Locomotives13
[References: 2]

Report

For the third season of the United Football League the league dropped back down to four teams with the loss of Florida Tuskers and Hartford Colonials but with the addition of new team Virginia Destroyers based in Virginia Beach. With a limited schedule of four games each plus one guaranteed post-season game per team, the Virginia Destroyers and Las Vegas Locomotives both reached the Championship Game on 3-1 records. This time Las Vegas Locomotives lost the title game 3-17, its’ first time losing a Championship Game. Sacramento Mountain Lions won the Consolation Game 25-19 versus Omaha Nighthawks 25-19 in overtime.

References

Images

[1] United Football League | Internet Archive (2012) UFL Shield [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121029043349im_/http://ufl-football.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Logos/UFL_Shield.png[Accessed 13 August 2019]

Internet Archive

[2] United Football League | Internet Archive (2011) Schedule 2011 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20111026023511/http://www.ufl-football.com/schedule [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Eoin O’Fearghaill.

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United Football League 2010

UFL Shield
UFL Shield [References: 1]

UFL 2010

PWLTPFPAPct
Las Vegas Locomotives (C)8530174142.625
Florida Tuskers (P)8530213186.625
Sacramento Mountain Lions8440169164.500
Hartford Colonials8350169194.375
Omaha Nighthawks8350113202.375
Reference: [2]

Playoffs

DateHome TeamAway Team
Championship Game
27.10.2010Las Vegas Locomotives23Florida Tuskers20
Reference: [2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
18.09.2010Hartford Colonials27Sacramento Mountain Lions10
18.09.2010Las Vegas Locomotives20Florida Tuskers27
Week 2
24.09.2010Omaha Nighthawks27Hartford Colonials26
25.09.2010Sacramento Mountain Lions24Florida Tuskers20
Week 3
30.09.2010Florida Tuskers17Las Vegas Locomotives20
02.10.2010Omaha Nighthawks18Sacramento Mountain Lions17
Week 4
08.10.2010Las Vegas Locomotives22Omaha Nighthawks10
09.10.2010Hartford Colonials20Florida Tuskers33
Week 5
15.10.2010Sacramento Mountain Lions3Las Vegas Locomotives26
16.10.2010Hartford Colonials14Omaha Nighthawks19
Week 6
21.10.2010Florida Tuskers17Sacramento Mountain Lions21
23.10.2010Las Vegas Locomotives24Hartford Colonials21 (OT)
Week 7
28.10.2010Omaha Nighthawks10Las Vegas Locomotives24
30.10.2010Sacramento Mountain Lions26Hartford Colonials27
Week 8
05.11.2010Florida Tuskers31Omaha Nighthawks14
06.11.2010Las Vegas Locomotives24Sacramento Mountain Lions27
Week 9
11.11.2010Florida Tuskers41Hartford Colonials7
13.11.2010Sacramento Mountain Lions41Omaha Nighthawks3
Week 10
19.11.2010Omaha Nighthawks10Florida Tuskers27
20.11.2010Hartford Colonials27Las Vegas Locomotives14
[References: 2]

Report

The second season of the resurrected United Football League in 2010 saw an expansion into the Midwest with the addition of Omaha Nighthawks (Nebraska). The Hartford Colonials replaced the New York Sentinels and the California Redwoods moved from San Jose to Sacramento renaming themselves the Mountain Lions. The League was also far more competitive with Las Vegas Locomotives and Florida Tuskers (Orlando) both reaching the Championship Game on 5-3 records, Florida after a 27-10 victory in Omaha which consigned the Nighthawks to bottom spot on 3-5. Hartford also finished 3-5 with a win at home to Las Vegas Locomotives on the last day of the season. Sacramento Mountain Lions finished 4-4 the week before with a huge 41-3 victory over Omaha but their slim hopes were dashed on the Final week when they had to watch on with a bye week. The Championship Game itself was also close as Las Vegas Locomotives won by 3 points against Florida Tuskers for the second time in as many seasons defeating the Tuskers 23-20 with a fourth quarter safety sealing the victory.

References

Internet Archive

Images

[1] United Football League | Internet Archive (2012) UFL Shield [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121029043349im_/http://ufl-football.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Logos/UFL_Shield.png[Accessed 13 August 2019]

Internet Archives

[2] United Football League | Internet Archive (2011) Schedule 2010 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110609043730/http://www.ufl-football.com/schedule [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Eoin O’Fearghaill.

About this document

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Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 4 June 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2021

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United Football League 2009

UFL Shield
UFL Shield [References: 1]

Final Standings

PWLTPFPAPct
Florida Tuskers (C)6600183921.000
Las Vegas Locomotive (P)6420167100.667
California Redwoods (P)6240105134.333
New York Sentinels606056185.000
Reference: Compiled from results in : 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Championship Game
27.11.2009Florida Tuskers17Las Vegas Locomotive20 (OT)
Reference: [2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
08.10.2009Las Vegas Locomotives30California Redwoods17
10.10.2009Florida Tuskers35New York Sentinels13
Week 2
14.10.2009Las Vegas Locomotives15Florida Tuskers29
17.10.2009California Redwoods24New York Sentinels7
Week 3
24.10.2009Florida Tuskers34California Redwoods7
Week 4
29.10.2009New York Sentinels13California Redwoods20
30.10.2009Florida Tuskers27Las Vegas Locomotives24
Week 5
04.11.2009New York Sentinels10Las Vegas Locomotives41
Week 6
12.11.2009New York Sentinels6Florida Tuskers24
14.11.2009California Redwoods10Las Vegas Locomotives16
Week 7
19.11.2009California Redwoods27Florida Tuskers34
20.11.2009Las Vegas Locomotives41New York Sentinels7
[References: 2]

Report

The United Football League played its first season in 2009, styling itself as a development league for the National Football League (NFL). The 2009 season featured four teams: Las Vegas Locomotives, Florida Tuskers (Orlando), California Redwoods (San Jose) and New York Sentinels with each of the games during the regular season going according to form. Florida Tuskers won the Regular Season Championship with a 6-0 record, Las Vegas joined them in the Championship game with a 4-2 record. California Redwoods had a chance to overhaul Las Vegas on the penultimate week of the season but lost 10-16 in the crucial match-up with the Locomotives, dropping the Redwoods to 2-4 for the season after they lost another close encounter with Florida in their last match. New York Sentinels lost all six games. The Championship Game proved to be a thriller with Las Vegas Locomotives shocking the Florida Tuskers 20-17 in overtime.

References

Internet Archive

Images

[1] United Football League | Internet Archive (2012) UFL Shield [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121029043349im_/http://ufl-football.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/Logos/UFL_Shield.png[Accessed 13 August 2019]

Internet Archive

[2] United Football League | Internet Archive (2010) Schedule 2009 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20100102212241/http://www.ufl-football.com/schedule [Accessed 13 August 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Eoin O’Fearghaill

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Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 4 June 2021

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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

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 January 2021

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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

Ian Jones, Irish-Born GAA Football, Rugby Union and NFL American Football Coach 2010-Present

Alliance of American Football 2019

Alliance of American Football Logo [Ref: 3]

Final Standings

 PWLTPFPAPct
Eastern Conference       
Orlando Apollos8710236136.875
Birmingham Iron8530165133.625
Memphis Express8260152194.250
Atlanta Legends826088213.250
Western Conference       
San Antonio Commanders8530158154.625
Arizona Hotshots8530186144.625
San Diego Fleet8350158161.375
Salt Lake Stallions8350135143.200

Results

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Week 1   
10.02.2019San Antonio Commanders15San Diego Fleet6
10.02.2019Orlando Apollos40Atlanta Legends6
10.02.2019Birmingham Iron26Memphis Express6
11.02.2019Arizona Hotshots38Salt Lake Stallions22
 Week 2   
16.02.2019Birmingham Iron12Salt Lake Stallions9
17.02.2019Memphis Express18Arizona Hotshots20
17.02.2019San Antonio Commanders29Orlando Apollos37
18.02.2019San Diego Fleet24Atlanta Legends12
 Week 3   
23.02.2019Salt Lake Stallions23Arizona Hotshots15
24.02.2019Orlando Apollos21Memphis Express17
24.02.2019Atlanta Legends12Birmingham Iron28
25.02.2019San Diego Fleet31San Antonio Commanders11
 Week 4   
02.03.2019Memphis Express26San Diego Fleet23
03.03.2019Salt Lake Stallions11Orlando Apollos20
03.03.2019Birmingham Iron11San Antonio Commanders12
04.03.2019Arizona Hotshots11Atlanta Legends14
 Week 5   
09.03.2019Birmingham Iron14Orlando Apollos31
10.03.2019San Diego Fleet27Salt Lake Stallions25
10.03.2019Atlanta Legends23Memphis Express20
11.03.2019Arizona Hotshots25San Antonio Commanders29
 Week 6   
 2019Atlanta Legends6San Antonio Commanders37
 2019Orlando Apollos17Arizona Hotshots22
 2019Salt Lake Stallions22Memphis Express9
 2019San Diego Fleet29Birmingham Iron32
 Week 7   
 2019Atlanta Legends6Orlando Apollos36
 2019Memphis Express31Birmingham Iron25
 2019Arizona Hotshots32San Diego Fleet15
 2019San Antonio Commanders19Salt Lake Stallions15
 Week 8   
 2019Birmingham Iron17Atlanta Legends9
 2019Memphis Express31Orlando Apollos34
 2019Salt Lake Stallions8San Diego Fleet3
 2019San Antonio Commanders6Arizona Hotshots23
 Week 9   
 2019Atlanta Legends Salt Lake Stallions 
 2019Arizona Hotshots Birmingham Iron 
 2019San Antonio Commanders Memphis Express 
 2019Orlando Apollos San Diego Fleet 
 Week 10   
 2019Memphis Express Atlanta Legends 
 2019Orlando Apollos Birmingham Iron 
 2019San Diego Fleet Arizona Hotshots 
 2019Salt Lake Stallions San Antonio Commanders 
Alliance of American Football Results [Ref: 2]

About

The Alliance of American Football was a AAA (2nd Level) American Football League, which unusually for the time, managed to start the season, although it filed for bankruptcy after 8 of ten weeks, with Orlando Apollos (7-1) and Birmingham Iron (5-3) in the Eastern Conference, and San Antonio Commanders (5-3) and Arizona Hotshots (5-3) in the Western Coference, in Playoff spots.

Its’ place as a AAA Alternative to the National Football League was taken in 2020 by the second incarnation of the XFL. There was also failed attempts in 2020 to start Major League Football and the Freedom Football League. Ian Jones, who was born in Cork, Ireland, was Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Salt Lake Stallions in the AAF in 2019.

Biography of Ian Jones

Ian Jones, Irish-Born GAA Football, Rugby Union and NFL American Football Coach 2010-Present
Ian Jones, Irish-Born GAA Football, Rugby Union and NFL American Football Coach 2010-Present [Reference: 6][Picture Credit: Ian Jones LinkedIn Profile]

Ian Jones, born in Cork, was appointed Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Houston Texans in 2017. He started doing voluntary work, mostly coaching in the GAA while still in College in 2010, where he was Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with Cork GAA (Official) and one other coach, Mark Kilgallon, who is now Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the AFL’s Sydney Swans, saw potential, and got him an Internship at the University of South Carolina, using his contacts with Craig Fitzgerald, whom he had worked with at Harvard University in the mid-2000s.

He worked 12 Hours a Day at USC, seven days a week, 8 hours each day coaching the Football Team.
[1] After two summers at USC he moved on to London Welsh Rugby Union team, and his first Professional Contract. he was surprised at how low-level the set-up was. They had just been promoted to the Premiership, but the budget was small compared the Colleges in the USA, where Stsdiums can seat 110,000 people and there are massively successful alumni who can fund the College Programmes. He decided to phone Fitzgerald again and tell him it was not working out and secured a contract with Penn State College Football Team.

He stayed for three years at Penn State coaching the University’s Football Team as well as being involved in Coaching 30 other sports during his time there, including the College Rugby Team, and the USA Women’s Rugby Squad which also had s base there. While involved with the USA Women’s Rugby Team he got to go to Canadaon Tour with the, and also travel to Wales, England and the World Cup in france in 2014. . By now Fitzgerald had moved on to become a Coach at the Houston Texans. Jones ended up taking a low level position with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, and from there went on to the Houston Texans in 2017, after Fitzgerald called him up when a position became vacant. [1]

At the Texans a typical day stated at 3 A.M. the S&C Staff train at 3:45 AM, At 6 AM they Preview the Day and set up the Weight Room. At 7 AM they train the 30-or-so Rookies (First Year Players). At 8 AM they have a team meeting and 8:30 AM the S&C staff meet for injury/rehab reports. 9 AM they train the five Long Snappers, Kickers and Punters. 10 AM is full practice – Three Hours Long. At 1 PM until 3 PM the non-Rookies are trained individually, staggerred, before they move off to their own individual training. After that it calms down – they eat, review what needs to be done in the Weightroom, look at data from Practice. at 5 or 6 PM another full team meeting and at 7 PM a Final walk-through for the Day. Once the meetings are finished around 8 or 9 PM, that’s the day done. [1]

From the Texans he took up the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Salt Lake Stalions, of the Alliance of American Football, a AAA American Football League, the equivalent of Championship in English Soccer, and from July 2019 to July 2020 was Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance at Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, a multi-sports NCAA College programme position. In December 2019 he took up the position of Head StrengthConditioning Coach at Rugby United in New York, and also the role of Strength and Conditioning Consultant. From June 2018 to August 2020 he was also Head of Physical Performance of USA Rugby and at the same time Physical Performance Consultant.

References

Websites

[1] Alliance of American Football (2019) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://aaf.com/standings [Accessed 4 April 2019]

[2] Alliance of American Football (2019) Scores [Internet] Available from: https://aaf.com/scores [Accessed 4 April 2019]

Images

[3] Seeklogo (2019) Alliance of American Football Logo [Internet] Available from: https://seeklogo.com/images/A/alliance-of-american-football-logo-8F9D3F5942-seeklogo.com.jpg [Accessed 11 April 2020]

Websites

[4] Irish Times (2017) Jones’ Road: From coaching GAA to the backroom team of the Houston Texans Friday, September 8, 2017. [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/jones-road-from-coaching-gaa-to-the-backroom-team-of-the-houston-texans-1.3211694 [Accessed 7 April 2018]

Social Media

[5] Ian Jones LinkedIn (2020) Profile [Internet] Available from: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-jones-735aa01ab [Accessed 30 December 2020

Images

[6] Ian Jones LinkedIn (2020) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E03AQEcEMKlYmWiLA/profile-displayphoto-shrink_200_200/0/1605395567742?e=1614816000&v=beta&t=deF-6Z0ekS7Soo9on_4MB137hgWkme_JtsmQwZ9nkwY[Accessed 31 December 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Rick Kelley & Kim Kelley.

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Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive 2020

Last Updated: 11 April 2020

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