Consider the following hypothetical scenario: Suppose there was no NFL, and college football remained a somewhat niche sport. Some enterprising businessmen decide to launch a professional football league, but with slightly different rules, say, akin to the CFL. After their first season, a few owners grow frustrated, and set up a spin off professional league, operating mainly on the coasts, while the original league continues to operate mostly from the midwest. Finally, let's pretend that a chunk of college football players and fans oppose the idea of professional football on principal, and refuse to participate in or support the ventures.
Sounds like a tough gig, no?
That's pretty similar to the situation of the AUDL, or the American Ultimate Disc League, as it tries to bring ultimate frisbee into the mainstream.Continue Reading