With the conclusion of Super Bowl 57, this is a sad time of the year for many. But, have no fear, I have great news! Football will only continue into the spring and beyond. Last weekend was the opening weekend of the revamped XFL. If one spring league wasn’t enough, the USFL is starting in April! If you still aren’t satisfied, we have NFL free agency and the draft coming in hot as well
XFLThe XFL season started last weekend. Providing a seamless transition for football junkies everywhere. Why should you care? This is an opportunity for former NFL’ers and college greats a shot at the next level or career redemption. There’s plenty of names in this league to get excited about.
Players to Watch:
- WR Josh Gordon, Seattle Sea Dragons
- WR Martavis Bryant, Vegas Vipers
- LB Vic Beasley, Vegas Vipers
- LB Johnathon Celestin, DC Defenders (Former Gopher)
- WR Malachi Dupre, DC Defenders (LSU, Former 5-star recruit)
Oh, one spring football league wasn’t enough? I’ll double it and pass it to the next person (you). Last year, the Birmingham Stallions won the inaugural championship of the rebooted USFL. The USFL may not be as sexy as the NFL or XFL but there’s still some players to follow. For us Minnesotans, there’s G Evan Heim of the New Jersey Generals. Heim is a D2 product from Minnesota State in Mankato. Don’t look now but, for a Division II program, Mankato sure knows how to grow them!
NFL DraftThe XFL and USFL should hold us over until April when we’re (kind of) back injecting NFL football into our veins. The possibilities of the NFL off-season are endless. The NFL Draft is the first shot of optimism for many fans. It feels like just yesterday I was confiding in Christian Ponder, when he was selected 12th overall by the Vikings.
It’s only natural for football fans to fall into depression after the Super Bowl. But, this spring we have more football than ever before to look forward to! Hang in there, April will be here before we know it.
Parlay engineer with Twitter fingers.