In a somewhat important event, at least in my opinion, ProFootballTalk.com reports that the AP reports that the AFL has decided to continue operating through the 2009 season. This has been confirmed on the AFL web site too. That gives the league another year of life, and I think that’s a good thing.
I know it’s semi-pro ball at best, but it’s been around and kicking for 21 years now, and I’d hate to see it fold. It’s not a real alternative to the NFL, but it does afford those players who don’t, for whatever reason, reach the NFL an opportunity to continue in something akin to the sport and it gives the fans something to do on Saturday afternoons during the offseason for the NFL.
So kudos to the Arena Football League for soldiering forward. It may not be a big deal to some, but I think it’s a good thing. I’m glad to hear they chose to keep going.
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