Saturday, June 26, 2010

Arena Football

I attended my first Arena League Football game back in 2002 when the Arizona Rattlers took on our very own San Jose SaberCats. If you've ever been to an Arena game, it's quite a different experience--indoor court roughly a quarter the area of an NFL field, players crashing into mini-fences bounding the sides, sky-high scores. It was a wild game with a thrilling if not unsettling ending as fan interference stole the game from the Rattlers and kept the SaberCats on their march toward the Arena Bowl. I came home with a single thought--wouldn't it be awesome to incorporate Arena football into tXtFL?

8 years later, tXtFL finally has built-in capacity to apply new leagues and rule-sets. I've just added separate Canadian and collegiate rules, while holding off on Arena rules because I had heard that Arena had gone bankrupt and was no longer. But today while browsing the infallible wikipedia, I realized that Arena football is coming back! And that includes none other than the SaberCats at HP Pavilion.

So look out for 50-yard fields, 4-point drop-kick field goals, and players smashing into sideline walls at HP Pavilion...and in future versions of tXtFL!
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