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    Football Content: Not the NFL – Montreal Alouettes (CFL)

    Team: Montreal AlouettesHometown: Montreal, QC, CANLeague: CFLYears: 1946 –Stadium: Percival Molton Memorial StadiumRecord: 490-489-21Grey Cup: 1949, 1970, 1974, 1977, 2002, 2009, 2010Head Coach: Khari JonesAbout three weeks ago I started a small project here where I started talking about the coolest football teams to never play in the…

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    Football Content: Not the NFL – Las Vegas Locomotives (UFL)

    Team: Las Vegas LocomotivesHometown: Las Vegas, NVLeague: UFLYears: 2009 – 2012Stadium: Sam Boyd StadiumRecord: 18-7 (regular season & playoffs)UFL Championship: 2009, 2010Head Coach: Jim FasselIt had been 8 years since the last nationwide professional football league launched (and failed) with the XFL when the UFL opened for business…

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    Football Content: Not the NFL – Michigan Panthers (USFL)

    Team: Michigan PanthersHometown: Pontiac, MILeague: USFLYears: 1983, 1984Stadium: Pontiac SilverdomeRecord: 24-15USFL Championship: 1983Division Championships: 1983Head Coach: Jim StanleyWe’re looping back around on leagues now, and with the tenth entry in the Not the NFL frankenleague, we’re catching back up with the USFL.  There aren’t many modern era football leagues,…

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    Football Content: Not the NFL – Mayas CDMX (LFAP)

    Team: Mayas CDMXHometown: Mexico City, MEXLeague: LFAPYears: 2015 – currentStadium: Estadio Wilfrido MassieuRecord: 20-6Tazon Mexico: 2016, 2017Division Championships: 2017Head Coach: Francisco ChaparroThere’s been a push in the last decade or so to grow the sport of American football.  Canadian Football League Commissioner Randy Ambrosie has even hinted at possible…

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    Football Content : Not the NFL – Omaha Beef (CIFL)

    Team: Omaha BeefHometown: Omaha, NELeague: CIF (current)Years: 2000 – currentStadium: Ralson Arena (current)Record: 171-128 (all time)League Championships: noneConference Championships: 2017Division Championships: 2001, 2003Head Coach: Marvin Jones (current)Indoor football is unstable, unpredictable and not a good long term investment.  So when a team can boast 20 years of playing the…

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    Football Content: Not the NFL – San Antonio Riders (WLAF)

    Team: San Antonio RidersHometown: San Antonio, TXLeague: WLAFYears: 1991, 1992Stadium: Alamo Dome, Bobcat StadiumRecord: 11-9WLAF Championships: noneNorth America West Division Championships: noneHead Coach: Mike RileyThe World League of American Football, for you millennials that aren’t old enough to remember the Willenium, was exactly that.  Or the closest thing to it…

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    Football Content: Not the NFL – Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL1)

    Team: Birmingham ThunderboltsHometown: Birmingham, ALLeague: XFLYears: 2001Stadium: Legion FieldRecord: 2-8Million Dollar Games: noneDivision Championships: noneHead Coach: Gerry DiNardoLegion Field in Birmingham Alabama has hosted more non-NFL professional football and more leagues than any other stadium in the US.  It’s the Madison Square Garden, or the Korakuen Hall of football. …

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    Football Content: Not the NFL – Baltimore Stallions (CFL)

    Team: Baltimore StallionsHometown: Baltimore, MDLeague: CFLYears: 1994, 1995Stadium: Memorial StadiumRecord: 27-9 (regular season)Grey Cup: 1995Division Championships: 1994, 1995Head Coach: Don MatthewsNo single football has rattled the NFL’s cage more than the “Baltimore Football Club” (as they were known during the ’94 season).  Baltimore had been without a professional football team…

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    Football Content: Not the NFL – Iowa Barnstormers (Arena League)

    Team: Iowa BarnstormersHometown: Des Moines, IALeague: IFL (2015-current), Arena Football League (2010-2014, 1995-2000, AF2 (2008-2009, 2001)Years: 1995-2001, 2008-currentStadium: Wells Fargo Center (current)Record: 168-141 all time (including post season)IFL Championships: 2018Conference Championship: 1996, 1997Division Championships: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2009Head Coach: Dixie Wooten (current)The Barnstormers were an flagship team of the…