CURIOUS Dec 26, 2019 15:43:33 GMT -8
Post by jgary48 on Dec 26, 2019 15:43:33 GMT -8
The recent acquisition of television and digital rights by the GERMAINE Family is somewhat puzzling. The Indoor Football has never really shown and interest in being on television and having digital type marketing. These are traits that big leagues like the NBA and NFL have. The league has been content too be a Midwest entity that occasionally gets into the headlines but would prefer too remain out of the spotlight. The recent behavior of the league has changed because new ideas have been broght about that put the league in a position that it had to change or it would not be able to compete with the football world. Project Fanchise was the first of these changes. The owners of this group wanted to see what kind of results it would get with fans as a big part of the operation,involving them in calling plays and operating the team at all levels of the operation. The group added a second IFL franchise and the concept grew in popularity until it was scuttled in favor of a new league wide concept that will debut in 2020. The demise of the Arena Football League left a void on the indoor football landscape that needed filling. The IFL,because of its similarity to the NFL was the likely candidate. The National Arena League showed potential and provided formidable competition but it did not match ther stability of its older competitor. The IFL stepped up adding franchises in Washington state, California, and Columbus in 2021 readying itself for the challenge. The question remained is the IFL ready for a national stage. The ARENA League wanted a franchise in ever NFL market, the IFL is not set up like that. The Arena League faced many problems being on television. The IFL is aware of them, if the league plunges into National Television can it overcome them,remember the sport is basically designed for the future,can it survive in the present in order for it too make it tooo the future only timed will tell.