Today marks the start of ten weeks, 40 games, eight teams, April 16-June 19 with the Championship game on July 3.
As an all inclusive blog that does not just focus on the footnotes in the appendices to the legislative history to the Jencks Act and erudite missives on Anti-trust issues, (like you know who), we bring you posts on all that matters to a full and satisfying existence. Including spring football.
All your favourites are back: NJ Generals, Tampa Bay Bandits, Philly Stars⭐, Miami Meek Robinettes (not really).
All games will be played in the new Fun-Sin City of the South- Birmingham, Alabama! (Really). Pass the grits and wings and put on the game!
Fox and NBC will stream the games on platforms, including Saturday night's opener @7:30 PM between the Generals and The Birmingham Stallions on both networks at the same time! Imagine that! Sort of like the State of The Union address, but with forward passes and blitzes.
Something new: Three Point Conversions from the ten yard line! (Really).
Overtime will start with a quick Jeopardy-Like quiz in which captains from each team will compete to answer questions from non-sports topics like "!2 letter words"; "Supreme Court Clerks who became Justices" and "Federal Sentencing Guidelines" : "this controlled substance which is rapidly becoming legal in many states where it can be ingested as a gummie, is used as a baseline for converting certain drugs into amounts for guideline purposes..." - "Umm.. What is Marijuana?" "Correct!" (Not really).
The winner gets the ball first. Answering a daily double correctly gets the ball at the fifty yard line. (Really not really).
Instead of an onsides kick, teams can try to convert a 4th and 12. (Really).
Players get $4,500 a week (More than a Florida State Circuit Judge) and $850.00 bonuses for wins (which neither ASAs or PDs get, but that would open a hornet's nest, wouldn't it?).
Baseball it is not....but then nothing ever is baseball.
Happy holiday weekend.
Coming tomorrow- Lincoln, Passover, and a Hirsch Constitutional Calendar you do not want to miss.