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We are nearing the midpoint of the Australian Football League season, and it is shaping up to be a fantastic one filled with some fantastic stories.  From North’s hot start to the resurgence of the Western Bulldogs and the blossoming of GWS, it has been captivating so far.

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.

USAFL Top 20 Poll Returns for 2016

After a successful inaugural season, the USAFL Top 20 poll returns in 2016, beginning with the first set of rankings to be released on May 4th.

The poll is used by the league as a system to rank the teams by performance, as all 34 clubs play different schedules and opponents.  Different factors such as opponent strength, travel, and other factors are taken into account by the panelists.

Season Preview Week 2016!

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

Another long American winter has finally dissipated, and though the Cold Old Man still clings to certain parts of the country with an iron grip, it cannot stop the coming of the 2016 USAFL season.

Through a gauntlet of local, regional, and sometimes national matches through the varying climes that our landscape offers, 34 USAFL clubs will weave their way towards the ultimate goal of lifting up a piece of hardware at Nationals.

2016 Regional Tournament Schedule Released

NOTE: This article was updated on 3/31 to include the location of the Eastern Regional Tournament.

Last season the USAFL Regional Tournament Series brought together more than twenty clubs for fierce competition at three different locales across the country as they jostled for position ahead of the National Championships.

That Was the Year That Was 2015

The final few pages of Anno Domini 2015 are being carefully torn off the pages of father time, though you won’t know it thanks to ol’ Mother Nature.  December on the East Coast of the United States feels more like that on the East Coast of Australia, with weather more suitable for having a kick in the backyard than sitting inside doing push-ups.

"Power Play" by Urban Cowboy Band Video Release

The official music video for Power Play by Urban Cowboy Band will be released at the USAFL Nationals across the 17th and 18th of October in Austin, Texas thanks to the great support of Coopers Brewery.

The video can be viewed here.

The occasion will also mark the 13th consecutive appearance at the Nationals by ‘play by play’ caller Urban Cowboy.

The video will serve as a US beer promotion

The song was released on 6PR Breakfast with Basil Zempilas on Monday August 17th out of 7 am WSAT.

"Power Play" by Urban Cowboy Band to Debut at Nationals

POWER PLAY – a new track by Urban Cowboy Band was released on 6PR Breakfast with Basil Zempilas on Monday August 17th out of 7 am WSAT. The track will be available on I Tunes, Spotify and Piratetrax.com

Radio Link here: https://soundcloud.com/urban-cowboy-band/power-play-radio-release-6pr

https://soundcloud.com/urban-cowboy-band/power-play-teaser

USAFL Top 20 Poll VIII: Crows Hold, LA Breathes Fire

As the rocking and rolling regular season enters its final turbulent end, the battle for the top of the USAFL Top 20 Poll has become an aerial dogfight, with a couple of upsets throwing oil into the engines of the highest flying teams.

USAFL Top 20 Poll VII: Austin Soars to Top Spot

Bombers fly high.  But now, the Crows are flying higher.

Last weekend’s Stumpdown Throwdown, despite not involving the Austin club, is what finally catapulted the 2013 premiers into the top spot in the USAFL Top 20 Poll.  The Crows can thank the Golden Gate Roos and the hometown Portland Steelheads, as they knocked off the Orange County Bombers on the way.  The Steelheads were rewarded with their first appearance in the poll, while the Roos got rewarded with… well… staying in the 9th position for another round of voting.

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