Friday, August 31, 2007

University of Florida Reaches Agreement with AAFL

The University of Florida and the All-American Football League have finalized an agreement by which the University will host three of the League's Florida team's five home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The League's Board is chaired by Dr. Cedric Dempsey, formerly President of the NCAA, and includes many other distinguished persons including Dr. Charles Young, formerly President of the University of Florida, and Gene Corrigan, formerly Commissioner of the ACC. Former Gator Lee McGriff has been named Board Chairman of the AAFL's Florida team.

The AAFL's Florida team will feature former players of the University of Florida who have at least earned their bachelor's degree.

A press conference coordinated by the AAFL has been scheduled for 3 p.m., Sept. 5, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville, at which time the head coach and president of the AAFL Florida team will be introduced along with former UF players. Home dates and opponents of the AAFL's Florida team will be also be announced.

Chairman of the AAFL Florida Team Board Lee McGriff, former Gator All-American and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel and AAFL CEO and VP of Football Operations M. Katz and Keenan Davis will be there. Other former Florida Gators who will be present include Shane Matthews, Travis McGriff, Willie Jackson, Chris Doering, Judd Davis, Fred Weary, Eli Williams and Vernell Brown.



This league is creeping up on america fast! High quality football deserves to be played in the spring time to quench America's thirst for football. Its true market research has stated this league, is the best system ever design, something new and different and the fans are excited about it. The love and passion the fans, are showing on messageboards, Im messages, emails, phone call volume is extremely high, Americas already hooked, coming from a players point of view this league presents a once in a life time opportunity. Thank you Marcus Katz for being so witty and have a riskful mentality to challege history but also write your own legacy. Congradulations to team florida our new head coach is a football guru, he knows X's and O's, I looked forward to playing for the famous Shane Matthews. To all the media and fans show your support in Spring 2008, cause the All American Football League is about to take over the world of sports!

BDoc said...

I've been following this league for a while now, and it is an intriguing concept. It seems to be a good fit for rabid college football fans, and will hopefully encourage a number of former players to head to school and get their degrees.