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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:38 pm    Post subject: AFL China Reply with quote

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Pro football is heading to China

As the NFL expands to east to London, another brand of football is going west. To the Far East.

According to ChinaDaily.com (via SportsBusiness Daily), ESPN’s Ron Jaworski is helping the Arena Football League establish a presence in China.

“We’re coming to a country that doesn’t know much about what American football is, but it’s a country that loves sports,” Jaworski said. “They will pick up on football very quickly. I watched the Olympics, and watched those weightlifters and I think, I’d like to have some of those guys on my offensive line.”

It won’t be an expansion of the Arena League. It’ll be a six-team, 10-game arrangement launching in October 2014. AFL coaches and trainers will travel to China to help teach the sport to squads that will contain a mixture of Chinese and American players at first. The goal will be to eventually have an all-Chinese league.

The NFL has toyed in the past with the possibility of playing preseason games in China. A contest featuring the Patriots was planned, but eventually scrapped.

Jaworski isn’t concerned that fans in China aren’t up to speed on the nuances of the game. “There are plenty of Americans who don’t understand football, but they still go to the games,” Jaworski said, not mentioning whether he was referring to any of his Bristol colleagues.


So, could this really become a reality? My question is, what major cities in China have arenas that can fit the nets and have at least 5,000 seats
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all know about the infamous $5 hot dog at most major USA arenas.

In china what is the $5 deep fried rat going to taste like?
If a fan learns he gets to keep a football thrown into the stands - does he get to ask "Why?"
How do you pronounce Jaworski in Chinese?
If China has its own version of ESPN will they also ignore the Chinese AFL?

(this could go on forever, LOL)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can either one of these actually work?

National Canadian Arena Football League - NCAFL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NCAFL
05/08/12

National Canadian Arena Football League is founded on the basis to provide a family oriented and affordable experience to Canadian residents.

We are in the slow development stages at the moment in process of creating logo and site. Check back regularly for updates.

We are currently seeking teams/players for our 2014 debut season. If you or anybody you may know is interested in this opportunity please drop us a line and we will be happy to discuss your opportunities.

NCAFL

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ncafl/419233548123604
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the NCAFL affiliated with the AFL?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ganlan Media International, a sports development company based in Beijing, announces that it has received the exclusive rights from the Arena Football League to establish a China-based professional American arena football league.


http://www.ow.ly/dmyXj
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArenaFootball2010 wrote:
Is the NCAFL affiliated with the AFL?


I don't think they are. Since they're in Canada, copyright and trademark laws don't apply?

I think this is crazy. The Canadians already have a pass-happy product... "Longer, Wider, Faster. And our balls are bigger." Greatest marketing quote ever.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are some Canadian footbal rules implimented in the NCAFL
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they'll play on a 55 yd field.

















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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TCIndepMo wrote:
We all know about the infamous $5 hot dog at most major USA arenas.

In china what is the $5 deep fried rat going to taste like?
If a fan learns he gets to keep a football thrown into the stands - does he get to ask "Why?"
How do you pronounce Jaworski in Chinese?
If China has its own version of ESPN will they also ignore the Chinese AFL?

(this could go on forever, LOL)

If ESPN ever did show ARENA FOOTBALL SCORES and HIGHLIGHTS of ALL the games threw out the seasons the AFL would get 1,000's of NEW FANS each year.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caballo Diablo wrote:
Can either one of these actually work?

National Canadian Arena Football League - NCAFL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NCAFL
05/08/12

National Canadian Arena Football League is founded on the basis to provide a family oriented and affordable experience to Canadian residents.

We are in the slow development stages at the moment in process of creating logo and site. Check back regularly for updates.

We are currently seeking teams/players for our 2014 debut season. If you or anybody you may know is interested in this opportunity please drop us a line and we will be happy to discuss your opportunities.

NCAFL

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Ncafl/419233548123604

Can you score ONE POINT like in CFL ?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are we going to be able to watch these AFL CHINA games on TV or INTERNET Question
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