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Another Spring Football League Has Sprung

And then there were three. That type of sentence is commonly used when there is a countdown of sorts, but in this case, its context is describing a duet becoming a trio. The Freedom Football League will join the XFL and Alliance of American Football playing professional spring football and launched their website and message today.

There are 50 ex-NFL players involved in the forming of the FFL and although a launch date has not been released as of yet, two divisions and 10 cities/team names were listed:

WESTERN CONFERENCE

San Diego Warriors

Oklahoma City Power

Portland Progress

Texas Revolution

Oakland Panthers

RELATED: XFL ANNOUNCES EIGHT INAUGURAL HOME CITIES

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Ohio Players

Florida Strong

Birmingham Kings

St. Louis Independence

Connecticut Underground

A sampling of the familiar names who are the co-founders are Ricky Williams, Terrell Owens, Jeff Garcia, Chris Hovan, Glyn Milburn, Greg Bell, Jeff Blake, Kenny Stills, Sr., Norm Chow, Simeon Rice, Akili Smith, Derek Kennard, Dexter Jackson and Mike Jones.

Here are some details from the league’s official website:

The Freedom Football League was formed in 2017 by a legion of former NFL football players, entrepreneurs, football operations experts, health and wellness thought-leaders, innovative legal minds and financial visionaries committed to reimagining, rethinking, reinventing, and reforming professional American Football.

The current NFL ownership, with a market capitalization of over $100 billion is closely held and controlled by 32 wealthy billionaire families and generates, on average, over $100 million of annual profits per team per year. This ownership schism creates an exploitative dynamic between ownership and the players and coaches, neglects the long-term health and well-being of the players, and gouges the fans with outrageous ticket prices.

The Freedom Football League is rethinking all aspects of the game of football and it starts with the ownership and money. The FFL’s teams will be owned by a unique consortium that includes former NFL players, active players from each FFL team, the local franchise operators, and most uniquely, you the fan.

What We Stand For

The Freedom Football League was formed in 2017 by a legion of former NFL football players, entrepreneurs, football operations experts, health and wellness thought-leaders, innovative legal minds, and financial visionaries committed to reimagining, reinventing, and reforming professional American football. The current NFL ownership, with a market capitalization of over $100 billion is closely held and controlled by 32 wealthy billionaire families and generates, on average, over $100 million of annual profits per team per year. This ownership schism creates an exploitative dynamic between ownership and the players and coaches, neglects the long-term health and well-being of the players, and gouges the fans with outrageous ticket prices. The FFL is rethinking all aspects of the game of football and it starts with the ownership and money. The FFL will be owned by a unique consortium that includes former NFL players, active players from each FFL team, the local franchise operators, and most uniquely, the fans.

This is Not a Moment, it’s a Movement.

What began as a moment where former NFL players began re-imagining and re-thinking the ownership structure of professional football has evolved into a movement. In a league owned by fans and players together, this movement profoundly and boldly replaces the exploitative power dynamic between owners and players and revolutionizes the relationship between fans and the teams they root for. Billionaire owners have for too long put their wealth and greed ahead of the health and safety of the men on the field. And more recently, the voices and free will of players as humans has been thwarted and stifled. Players who speak out against societal injustices that plague our nation are punished by a power structure threatened to admit the truth.

Fighting Institutionalized Racism Through Unity

Both organized collegiate football and current professional football represent an exploitative remnant of a plantation system that benefit the few and the rich at the expense of the poor and the many. Fans subsidize disloyal ownership by building palatial stadiums and paying bloated prices for tickets, concessions, and merchandise for the privilege to cheer for a team that reciprocates that loyalty no better than feudal lords who unfairly tax their subjects.

Billionaires Not Welcome

The Freedom Football League has erupted on the scene to change all of this, and it starts with one permanent promise, and strategic advantage that will guarantee its success: Billionaires not welcome. All teams will be owned by an alliance of fans and players together, as true owners and committed business partners with harmoniously aligned economic incentives coming together to build a league that can bring economic opportunity and unity for all.

One Comment

  1. Kevin

    December 7, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Sounds like an SJW league I’ll stick with the AAF or XFL.

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