Jul 5, 2016

Double Wing Formation: Magpies, Eagles Kings of East

There is a cliché about cream rising to the top in big events. On a hot day in Yonkers, New York, the crème was curdled by 90 degree temperatures, but it still rose, steadily, mightily, and with authority. At the end of it all, through sweat and determination, the New York Magpies and Baltimore-Washington Eagles took with them the cups signifying them as Champions of the Eastern Regional Tournament for 2016.

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Jul 2, 2016

Lady Pies Crowned Queens of East

For weeks, this was circled as an important weekend on the women’s football calendar.

In all, there were two separate competitions: an 18-a-side match and a 12-a-side round robin on Saturday, followed by the USA Freedom Training Camp on Sunday morning.  Not only were 50 or so women assembled at Tibbetts Brook Park competing for club pride, but many were playing for a chance at the national team ahead of next year’s International Cup in Melbourne.  

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Jun 23, 2016

Lost in Yonkers: Previewing the Eastern Regional

“In New York; Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There's nothing you can't do / Now you're in New York; These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you.” – Jay-Z, Empire State of Mind.

New Yorkers will tell you that their city is the center of the universe.  With 9,000,000 people, a culture, language and life of its own, they’re probably right.  New York is proud, modern, bustling, unforgiving, and beneath all of its grit and noise and brusque beats a passionate heart.

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Jun 21, 2016

Crows, Lonestars, Kangroos Blow Away Centrals Field

The wind is a fickle thing.  It kicks up at unexpected times, it varies in strength and direction at its own whim, and sometimes it can completely change the course of where you’re going.

A strong wind greeted the over 200 combatants that gathered at the Indianapolis World Sports Park on June 11th for the 2016 USAFL Central Regional Tournament.  It accompanied relentless temperatures that topped out somewhere in the mid 90’s Fahrenheit, and wreaked havoc with the plans drawn up by the 12 teams that took part in front of a worldwide internet audience.

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Jun 16, 2016

Flip Flop - Regionals, SCAFL Affect Third Poll

This past weekend in Indianapolis, I was needled a lot for the number of Game of Thrones references I put in the first two poll recaps.  I mean, no one was losing their head or anything, and it’s in Stark contrast to all of the other things I write about the league.  I think it was just a few people deciding to Arya their grievances.

Alright, I’ll stop, promise.

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Jun 10, 2016

Go Live Sports Cast to Broadcast Central Regionals LIVE

Catch all of the excitement of the 2016 USAFL Central Regional Tournament LIVE on Go Live Sports Cast!  

We'll have coverage from nine games this Saturday, June 11th, starting at 9am EDT.  Direct from the Indianapolis World Sports Park, featuring matchups from all three divisions.   Our own Brian Barrish will be on the call and guide you through a full day of Aussie Rules football at its very best.

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Jun 10, 2016

Dragons Leading the Charge in SCAFL

While the USAFL and American Aussie Rules was born from teams in the Midwest, it was cultivated in many outposts across the country.  Southern California is one of those places, and over the past two decades has produced some of the best footballers and clubs the league has seen.

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Jun 9, 2016

Start Your Engines - Previewing the Central Regional

From its days as an outpost in the Northwest Passage, through its statehood two centuries ago, to its current modern day balance of farmland and metropolitan charm, the state of Indiana is home to proud tradition, constant progress, and an unrelenting work ethic.

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Jun 8, 2016

USAFL Umpire Clinic Registration Available

Interested in helping grow and sustain the footballing community in the US?  Why not be an umpire!

The USAFL Umpires Association is holding clinics at each of the three regional tournaments as well as Nationals.  All new and veteran umpires are encouraged to take the courses.

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Jun 6, 2016

2016 USAFL Nationals - Official Partner Hotels

Hotels for Nationals in Sarasota have been finalized. See below for reservation link. Sarasota is a great vacation destination and we encourage all players to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the beaches, sand and sun for a bit of a holiday following the tournament. 

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Jun 2, 2016

USAFL Central Regional Tournament Schedule Announced

NOTE: This article has been updated with the new game schedule released on 6/5/16, as well as the live stream link.

Though the state of Indiana has long been known as a basketball powerhouse and the home of the largest auto race in the world, time has brought new sporting interests to the Hoosier state.  Football, soccer, Gaelic football and cricket have all gained popularity in one of the country’s fastest growing cities.

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May 25, 2016

Austin Still on Top, Upsets Cause Mass Scramble

So it seems that I included a Game of Thrones spoiler in my first poll recap of the season last week.  Of course, I was under the impression that it was common knowledge, much like the fact that the Austin Crows were going to be the unanimous #1 ranked team to begin 2016.

For that, I apologize, and I’ll try not to do it again.

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May 13, 2016

Lady Magpies, Demons, Jills Head North of the Border

The opening chapter of the story that was New York Lady Magpies’ 2015 season was written on a muddy, rough patch of field in downtown Montreal nearly 365 days ago.

On that day, the Lady ‘Pies brought their brooms with them, and they swept aside four tough Canadian club sides to become the first American team to win the AFL Quebec Women’s tournament.  It was the first indication of a season that would turn out to the best in club history.

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May 9, 2016

Revos to Host Three Summer Camps

It’s every athlete’s dream to represent their country at their sport’s highest level.

A great number of hopefuls have put their hand up for spots on the USA Revolution national team ahead of the AFL International Cup next year in Melbourne.  Coach Tom Ellis and his staff have the task of whittling down that group down to form the team that will go in search of the world footballing title.

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May 4, 2016

Austin Begins 2016 on Top of First Poll

This has been a week of unsurprising revelations.

Jon Snow came back to life, Ted Cruz proved to be the most awkward man in America, and the Austin Crows were voted as the #1 team in the country in the first USAFL Top 20 Poll.

Our panelists had little hesitation about this decision, as the Crows swept all nine first place votes to attain a perfect score of 180 points.  The same occurred in the first poll last year, when the New York Magpies accrued the same score months after lifting their second John Harrell Cup in their own right.

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