The Lazio Marines American Football Team have finalized their 2015 imports!
Please welcome Defensive Lineman Corey Miller to the Lazio Marines! With 3-years starting experience for the Tennessee Volunteers (SEC), Miller finished the 2013 season with 36 tackles (28 solo), 7 tackles-for-loss, and 6.5 sacks. He was named the NCAA Defensive Player of the Week last November after breaking Reggie White’s 30-year single game sack record with 4.5 sacks against the Kentucky Wildcats. His 6.5 sacks on the season was the most of any Tennessee Volunteer since 2005 and he also led the team with 5 QB hurries.
He finished his career with 82 tackles, 16 tackles-for-loss, 9.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 3 pass breakups, and 8 QB hurries. After the 2013 season, he was selected to play in the prestigious 2014 College All-Star Bowl. At his NFL Pro Day, Corey measured in at 6’3″, 258 lbs (191 cm/118 kg). He showed his speed running a 4.57 40 yard dash and his strength by doing 33 reps on bench press (225 lbs or 102 kg).
Corey joins QB Chas Dodd from Rutgers (Big Ten). Dodd played in 31 games (starting in 19) over four years with the Scarlet Knights. He finished his career with 4,079 passing yards and 24 touchdowns. He was named Big East All-Academic Team on three separate occasions and earned Big East Offensive Player of the week after throwing for 322 yards and 2 TD in a 27-24 win over Connecticut in 2010. He also set the Rutgers freshman record for touchdowns in a game when he threw for 335 yards and 4 TD against Cincinnati.
Adding these players to a coaching staff that features three Americans and a European coach with U.S. collegiate coaching experience, our management has made a statement that we intend to compete for the IFL championship in 2015. Go Marines!
The Lazio Marines American Football Team have finalized their 2015 imports!
When you start to think to continue your carrier in Football and why Italy?
I have always wanted to continue to play football. The opportunity to play came about when Tato contacted me and told me nothing but good things about Italy.
Let us know your position and your best attitude in football
I believe that in order to have the most success as a player you have to want to do the things that are not coachable such as; give your best effort, know your responsibility, and have the confidence, heart, and courage that you will do your best and perform at your best.
What you know about europe and the football across the ocean
I was not too familiar with how things were with football across the Ocean until I have been doing my research lately. I do know from conversations that I have had that football is something bigger across the Ocean than I have known it to be. And I am looking forward to the actual experience of it.
Tato Zamichieli is our Sport Director he found you, are you surprise when you receive the offer to come in Italy to play whit the Milano Seamen?
I was very surprised when I received the offer. Very happy as well since I have always wanted to continue to pursue a career in football.
Did you already start to talk with your future teammates?
Yes I have communicated with a lot of my teammates through facebook. They seemed as excited to have me as much as much as I am excited to come be part of the team. Looking forward to meeting and playing with them.
New adventure and a season to play in Milan, let us know your expectations
I expect to have a wonderful experience in a new culture and have memorable good times with good people.
Tell us your philosophy about football
Football is a team sport. It will always take a team to be close and care for one another as a unit in order to have success as a team. I believe it takes all the way from the coaches, players, fans, and organization to be on the same page as a whole, and support each other in order to have great success.
In USA the football is a religion, in Italy is a restarting feeling, fans and press they are curios, did you want to say something to increase the feeling with our supporter?
Football is a huge part of life coming from where I come from. It has always been a reflection of character. A lot of things seen by the way a person acts on the field has reflected the way the person is (Character wise) off of the field where I come from. The ones that gives effort all of the time and pay attention to detail (even the smallest of things) has had more success on and off of the field compared to the ones who do not.
Do you have something to say to your Teammate about you
I am an easy going person. Also very open to trying things and I am looking forward to getting to know you guys and having a great time. I look at you guys as family now. Can’t wait for the opportunity to meet!
Will see you in Milan when?
I expect to be there the first week of February immediately following the SuperBowl played here.
Did you know Joe Avezzano? Special team coach of Dallas Cowboys, 3 super Bowl Win, in the 2012 was the head coach of the team, was a great man and he die in Milan at 67
I have heard things about him. Heard that he was a great man and has had a successful career in football(Playing and coaching). He is the only three time winner of special teams coach of the year in the NFL. Having special men like that around in a great organization like this gives me more reason to be anxious for the new experience.
Thanks Justin see you in two months in Milan
The Dolphins Ancona have finally unveiled the cards for 2015, three aces teams will face next season. First the change at the helm. Roberto Rotelli, as announced at the end of last season will no longer be the head coach. The Dolphins has opted for a coach from overseas. “We want to change pace, invest in a long-term project aimed at making the boys better – explains Leonardo Lombardi, president of the Ancona Dolphins – We decided to hire a coach that’s dedicated full-time to follow every athlete not only in the field, but also off the field, in the gym, video room, in individual sessions. The choice fell on Daniel Levy, 30, a young coach, motivated, but at the same time has a great international experience, having trained in the US, Europe and Brazil, thus understands the dynamics of non-professional football. In addition, Levy applies exactly the same philosophies of game that we have marked in recent years, both on offense and defense, then the change will not be a reversal. ” Along with the new HC Levy, the company has been unleashed on the market for American players. The attack will be led by Luke Zahradka, 24, the New York quarterback played at Bentley University (Div. II) and with 2 years experience in Europe. One year in Germany (Kirchdorf Wildcats) and one year in France with Amiens Spartiates, Zahradka has a roadmap very positive, with a total of 16 victories in Europe, 3 losses and 1 draw. A further advantage is the sufficient knowledge of the Italian language, he will get a short Italian citizenship because his mother is originally from Pescara. Zahradka as quarterback provided us with with a strong arm and despite the tonnage can be mobile on the field. He also has a vision for the game. The other American player is an athlete of exceptional standard, with a history as a professional. Nic Harris, 28, coming from Louisiana, played in college for the prestigious Oklahoma Sooners, in Div. 1 FBS. After college career was selected to the NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he played 15 games and a year later went to the Carolina Panthers, 15 presence with them. Harris is a versatile player, initially deployed as a free safety in college, it was then moved to the role of outside linebacker, where he played his years as a professional. Impressive stats: Oklahoma Harrris has racked up 51 appearances, 233 tackles, 20 tackles for loss of yards opponents, 6.5 sack against the opposing quarterback, 21 balloons deflettati, seven interceptions, six fumble caused the attack opponent. Numbers that have won him the choice on lap 5 of the NFL draft. Among professionals Harris has played in all 30 games, collecting 67 tackles and 1.5 sacks. A strong player, fast, versatile, able both to hit near the line of scrimmage is to protect the field in the deepest areas. In short, the premises for a period of great adrenaline are all there. Good season!
Players from 18 NCAA Division III schools have been named to the 40-man Team Stars & Stripes roster that will head to Mexico for the sixth annual Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) next month.
For the 17th time since Global Football first took standout football players south of the border in the original Aztec Bowl, a NCAA Division III all-star roster, known collectively as Team Stars & Stripes will take on the CONADEIP All-Stars in the Tazón de Estrellas in Mexico on December 20.
The 18 schools represented are Allegheny College, Central College, Coe College, College of Wooster, Cornell College, Elmhurst College, Endicott College, Gallaudet College, Grove City College, Hanover College, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lawrence University, Manchester University, Ohio Northern University, Rockford University, UW Stout and Wartburg College.
Central College defensive coordinator Don DeWaard will serve as head coach of Team Stars & Stripes having led the Americans to a 32-15 victory in Guadalajara and a 29-7 win in Monterrey in 2013.
The players and coaches will travel to Mexico on December 14 for seven days, with two-a-day practices and an opportunity to explore the local region and experience a different culture. The visit also focuses on community service projects, with previous initiatives including clearing an area of land to benefit an impoverished neighborhood, creating a play area for children, and holding a football clinic for local youngsters.
Player profiles (listed in alphabetical order of college)
94 DE Ryan Sherry – Allegheny College
Was second among Gators with 69 tackles and posted 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
6 WR Brendon Boerm – Central College
Had 32 receptions for 457 yards and 4 touchdowns and rushed 43 times for 331 yards and 3 touchdowns.
8 LB/S Jacob Tune – Central College
All-Iowa Conference second team selection, had the third-most tackles on the Central defense with 52, 31 of which were solos. Had a sack and 3.5 tackles for loss.
9 QB Aaron Eiseler – Central College
Completed 130 of 210 passes for 12 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Rushed 27 times for 120 yards and 3 touchdowns and led the team in total offense.
16 K Kevin Sheldon – Central College
All-Iowa Conference selection, made seven of his 11 field goal attempts on the season, including his last 6-of-7. All 11 attempts were from beyond 30 yards and his longest make was a 42-yarder.
28 RB Josh Osborn – Central College
All-Iowa Conference selection, averaged more than five yards per carry while racking up a conference-leading 1,284 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground.
50 OG Ryan Collins – Central College
All-Iowa Conference second team selection, anchored an offensive line that allowed just six sacks in 10 games and created openings for Osborn to rush for the sixth-most yards in a season in school history.
54 DL Brody Janssen – Central College
All-Iowa Conference second team selection, recorded 3.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He ranked seventh on the team in total tackles with 40.
2 TE Jack Norgaard – Central College
Caught 28 passes for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns.
55 DE Matt Schmitz – Coe College
All-Iowa Conference selection, led the conference in tackles for loss with 9.5 and tied for the league lead with two fumble recoveries. He also ranked second in sacks with 4.5 and tied for 19th with 51 tackles.
25 RB Sean Hackel – College of Wooster
Two-time all-NCAC standout rushed for 817 yards 5 touchdowns and was a big part of the Fighting Scots’ passing game with 18 receptions for 139 yards.
10 CB Myron Seabrook – Cornell College
All MWC first-team selection finished with 28 tackles (21 solo) and led the secondary with 9 pass breakups. Had one interception that was returned 41 yards, was fourth on the team with 57 tackles.
20 LB Alex Latow – Cornell College
All MWC first-team selection, Cornell’s all-time leader in solo tackles with 236, posted team-highs with 119 total tackles, 16.0 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries.
56 OL Sam Cluck – Cornell College
Headlined Cornell’s All-Midwest Conference award winners as a first team pick on offense and the Offensive Lineman of the Year among all 12 MWC schools.
58 DL TJ Gray – Cornell College
All MWC first-team selection was the anchor of Cornell’s defensive line. Posted 35 total tackles, including 6.0 for losses and 3.5 sacks. Collected 28 tackles from his end position and had 3.5 tackles for loss.
4 CB Marvin Carr – Elmhurst College
All-conference selection, started all 10 games as top-ranked pass defense limited opposing offenses to just 162.3 yards per game through the air, Ranked tenth in the CCIW with 5 passes defended in conference play.
77 OG Adam Connors – Elmhurst College
Earned all-conference honors while starting at left guard. Played a key role in an offense that led the nation in time of possession, averaging more than 36 minutes of ball control per game.
79 C Drake Hoffman – Elmhurst College
Started all 10 games in earning the first all-conference honor of his career on an offensive line that gave up just eight sacks this season and paved the way for the third-ranked Bluejay rushing offense.
12 DB Jake Cox – Endicott College
NEFC All-Conference second team selection anchored a Gulls defensive back group. Posted 2 interceptions 8 pass breakups, 57 tackles (42 solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
90 LB Andrew Holfinger – Endicott College
NEFC All-Conference first team selection set a single-season record for sacks with 9.5 and had a forced fumble, two recoveries, five pass breakups, and a blocked kick.
5 LB Jaris Alleyne – Gallaudet University
Earned first team ECFC honors for a third straight year. Led a GU defense that ranked 27th nationally in total defense in tackles per game (11.9). Made 24 tackles (12 solo) on Senior Day, was second in the conference with 106 tackles and 59 solo tackles.
33 LB Jason Skyrm – Grove City College
All-PAC selection, ranked second on the team and seventh in the conference with 86 tackles. He led the conference with 20 tackles for loss and had a school-record five forced fumbles. He also ranked third in the conference with nine sacks.
35 LB Justin Magaw – Hanover College
HCAC second team selection ranked second on Hanover’s squad and fourth in the HCAC with 103 tackles. Had 9 tackles for loss, an interception, 9 pass deflections, 2 forced fumbles and a team-best 3 fumble recoveries.
21 CB Chaz Benton – Knox College
Concluded his senior year with 47 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, and ranked 11th in the MWC with 10 pass breakups. He was a big reason the Prairie Fire defense limited opponents to 167 passing yards per game, the fourth-lowest total in the league.
13 LB John Preston – Lake Forest College
All-Midwest Conference selection, led the Foresters and ranked 11th in the conference with 84 tackles. He also intercepted a pass, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, and added four pass breakups. Had at least four tackles in every game and reached double figures five times.
22 S Joey Kropp – Lake Forest College
All-Midwest Conference selection, ranked second in the league with 199 punt return yards and 8.0 yards per return, and third in the conference with 24.6 yards per kickoff return. Kropp finished as the Foresters’ all-time leader with 557 career punt return yards.
63 OL Bryan Feltman – Lake Forest College
All-Midwest Conference second team selection, started all 10 games at right guard and helped the Foresters rush for at least 100 yards in all but two contests.
97 DL Ramel Samuel – Lake Forest College
All-Midwest Conference selection, made 52 stops on the year and added a sack and 3.0 tackles for loss. He also recovered a fumble. Samuel made at least five tackles in six contests and surpassed 100 career tackles.
3 WR Taylor Mandich – Lawrence University
All-Midwest Conference selection, caught 43 passes for 727 yards and 5 touchdowns. Finished fourth in the conference at 72.7 receiving yards per game and was seventh at 4.3 catches per contest.
24 LB Brandon Taylor – Lawrence University
Playing on both sides of the ball, rushed 26 times for 117 yards and a touchdown, while leading the Vikings with 98 tackles and positing 1.5 sacks and an interception.
70 OL Luke Zablocki – Lawrence University
Established on the Vikings’ offensive line that protected 2013 All-Midwest Conference quarterback Luke Barthelmess, who lined up for Team Stars & Stripes last December.
68 OG Josh Mitchell – Manchester College
Established himself on the Spartans’ offensive line this season.
7 QB Patrick Angle – Ohio Northern University
A two-time Honorable Mention All-Conference honoree, completed 185-of-297 passes for 2,334 yards and 23 touchdowns. In two seasons, completed 357-of-573 passes for 4,313 yards and 39 touchdowns, a quarterback rating of 144.15. Is ONU’s all-time career completion percentage leader with a 62.3 percent average.
45 LB Dillon Kwiat – Ohio Northern University
Led the team in tackles with 79 while starting all 10 games. Ended his 39-game career ranked eighth all-time with 255 career tackles, having started the last 30 games over the past three seasons.
43 DE Steven Kenny – Ohio Northern University
Is a three-time All-OAC honoree, was fourth on the team with 42 tackles and was second with 5.5 TFL. In 35 career games, ends his career with 134 tackles, 19 TFL and 4.0 sacks.
76 OT Michael Howell – Ohio Northern University
Started in all 10 games on the offensive line this season and was named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference in football.
41 LB Seth Swinehart – Rockford University
Earned All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference first team honors for the fourth consecutive season. Finished tied for the NACC lead in assisted tackles (52), was tied for third in forced fumbles (2), fourth in total tackles (89), tied for tenth in pass breakups (6) and twelfth in tackles for loss (9).
40 DE Alec Zoern – UW-Stout
Was fifth on the team in tackles with 49, 24 solo. Had 3.5 sacks, 9.0 tackles for loss, one pass break up and one fumble recovery.
93 DT Jamie Rohrig – UW-Stout
Earned his second consecutive second team all-WIAC selection. Finished with 23 total tackles, 13 solo, piled up 9 tackles for loss of 50 yards, had 5 sacks and forced one fumble.
1 WR Donald Miller – Wartburg College
Caught 33 passes for 429 yards and 2 touchdowns and returned 17 punts for 149 yards.
Coaching Staff: Don De Waard, Central, Head Coach; Joe Austin, Southwestern University; Jim Catanzaro, Lake Forest; Aaron Hafner, Luther; Rob Cushman, Augustana; John Roslien, Central, Player Personnel Director; Patrick Steenberge, General Manager; Frank Neu, Central, Athletic Trainer; Tim Glon, Ohio Northern, Sports Information; Trevor Curry, Central, Athletic Training Student/Equipment Manager; Drew Kleis, Central, Athletic Training Student/Equipment Manager; Juan Lopez, Team Coordinator
I just would like to express how happy and excited I am to have this opportunity to play the game I love. The Raptors organization seemed like the best fit for me after speaking with Coach J. Just days after first talking to coach and hearing what he had in mind and him knowing what he wanted for his team it just felt right for me to want to be apart of it. As far as all the questions on why I choose to play at a lower level is pretty much because I feel I have nothing to prove. I’ve played at the top levels and played well,also I feel I’ve earned my respect and so forth. And on top of that I love the game of football. And many may not see it from an imports eyes but it’s very stressful sitting day in and day out thinking man will this team call back are will that team call back, that’s all too much in a way. As a coach you should know what you want and coach J did. He let me know point-blank after talking that they were interested in having me and acted on it. So things for me feels much more like the offseason now knowing I have a team. I can now focus more on working out, my goals, and the team goals that are set for us.
Augsburg raptors commit “American heavy hitter & play maker” Jamaal Jonas from St. Louis, United States.
We are very proud that we were able to gain an American import, For our team.
Jamaal, is no stranger to the German/European football. He played the last 6 years in Germany, of which the last two seasons in the GFL for the Nuremberg Rams. He is undoubtedly one of the leading Defensive players of the League.
He was awarded the MVP several times and has won a championship with one of his previous teams. He was one of the top defensive play makers and tackler in the GFL. It is planned to have Jamaal as a starting safety, and for him to be used as a Rover. He will also supported our offense as a back-up QB. Prior to his European career Jonas played football on just about all levels from high school to indoor. And has played all skill positions from quarterback to defensive back.
“Jamaal is the ideal complement for us, we are very pleased. We welcome him and wish that he feels at home here. He is not only a very dynamic and versatile player, but his aggressive style and proven ability to bring an “old school” vibe to our already rapid defense – but he’s just a good, nice guy with character and values that you need to make it in our team. I couldn’t be happier with this decision, but now the real work begins, it is time to bring this decision to the success. “- Coach Johnson welcomes him to the Raptor’s family. He is expected to be in Augsburg mid-January to come to participate in the off-season program and integrated into the team.
Source: Augsburg Raptors
Arthur Rubio needs no introduction to the GFL and nevertheless head coach Patrick Griesheimer is glad to announce the signing of the quarterback to Wiesbaden for the 2015 season. “Art has a strong arm and nerves of steel – he’s also very dangerous using his legs.” This explains the reason for this important piece to be added. “In our first game last season against the pirates, I was very surprised by this player and thought, this is exactly the type of quarterback I need for my team.”
Art Rubio played high school ball at Fillmore (California) and at Ottawa University (NAIA) where he was,also used as a wide receiver and Line Backer. Then, the 6’3 225 Rubio continued his career with the California Seminoles before he gained his first experience in the GFL with the Frankfurt Pirates last season.
“Rubio is a workhorse,” said Patrick Griesheimer, “he will be the leader, by example and his self-confidence, which we urgently need on our offense.”
In Mid-January 2015 he will join the Phantoms and is looking forward to his time in Wiesbaden. “A decisive advantage in this preparation is to get him here early with the team and getting to know the guys,” the coach explained he’s finally satisfied. And today, we say: welcome to the PHANTOMS Art !!
When comparing the two starting quarterbacks in this years 2014 Canadian Bowl its like comparing apples to oranges.Jared Andreychuck of the Saskatoon Hilltops is extremely mobile and isn’t afraid to use his feet to extend a play. Once again this season the Hilltops are made to run the ball, which no doubt works in the favour of Andreychuck. They use the running attack to set up the passing game which has almost worked to perfection.During the regular season he rushed 42 times for 342 yards, collecting an average of 8.1 yards a carry. He was the Hilltops second leading rusher and the PFC’s fifth. However in the playoffs he’s only taken off twice for 22 yards. November 8th will be Andreychuck’s second Canadian Bowl in three years. In 2012 he was the back up to Matt Karpinka, but did see action. As a matter of fact he rushed six times that afternoon for 47 yards and scored the Hilltops first touchdown. He was four of 11 for 69 yards and threw an interception.In 2014 the Saskatoon native, now his first full year as the starter, completed 99 of 201 passes for 1,624 yards and threw 11 touchdowns over the course of the regular season. Comparing his numbers to other starting QBs in the Prairie Football Conference (PFC) his stats are just okay. His completion percentage is the lowest of any starter in the PFC at 49.3% and his 99 completions are fifth most. All that said his passer efficiency rating was the second highest at 84.7%.Here is the post season Andreychuck has been terrific completing 62% of his passes, completing 31 of 50 for 539 yards and seven touchdowns.The Langley Rams will have to be aware of Andreychuck’s ability to scramble if they can close the pocket. In the Cullen Cup the Rams did a great job containing Okanagan Sun quarterback Cam Bedore who likes to move around to buy more time for receivers, sacking him twice. The difference with Andreychuck is the Hilltops have designed running plays for him in all kinds of different situations.On the other side of the field, Jordan McCarty of the Rams is a pocket passer with a quick drop back, looking for his targets quickly.In the two BCFC playoff games McCarty has been behind the centre in the I formation and takes a quick three step drop more often than not. He has completed 22 of 43 passes for 462 yards, completing 51% of his passes and three touchdowns.The Vancouver native took over the starting role on September 6th in Week 7 of the BCFC season after starter Dylan Tucker was injured. McCarty has been great since taking over.In four and a half games of the regular season the 22 year old completed 62 of 118 passes for 1,021 yards and threw 10 touchdowns. His completion percentage was third highest among BCFC starters at 52.5% and had the second highest passer efficiency rating of 89%.The main difference between McCarty and Andreycheck is their mobility. In his four and a half regular season games, McCarty ran once for three yards. In playoffs he has also ran just once for a one yard touchdown plunge.The Hilltops defense will no doubt focus on the combination of Malcolm Williams and Dan English, maybe the best 1-2 combination in junior football. In the post season these two receivers have accounted for 13 receptions for 340 yards and two majors.Two styles of quarterbacks will take to the field at the Canadian Bowl on November 8th, their only similarity is the fact they win football games.McCarty is 3-0 as a starter while Andreychuck is on a seven game winning streak and hasn’t lost since September 6…oddly enough the same date McCarty became the Rams starter.The 2014 Canadian Bowl kicks off Saturday November 8 at 1:00pm at McLeod Stadium in Langley.
Source: Ryan Watters
We had a chance to chat with one of the nations top rugby players who plays division 1 women’s club rugby. The highest level you can compete at before you are a member of team USA. This amazing young woman has been playing football for 2 years now. Ashley Dixon plays football just to stay in shape for rugby which is her true sport. After leaving one Texas team Ashley previously played for the Houston Power and the Houston Lady Eagles this past year in which both teams went to the playoffs. I asked about some of Ashley’s off season goals and she replied: My off season goal is to win a rugby national title. We finished in the Elite 8 with a 9-1 record last year. Football is like a mistress to me but rugby is my wife. Rugby comes first no matter what. I don’t like to think about football too much until rugby is over. And they start preparing for the season in August with the first regular season match jumping off in November and the season lasting till May. What many dont know is that we have two very large womens football leagues. Very few people know about the two biggest women’s football leagues in the US. The WFA and the IWFL but almost everyone knows about the LFL. And I played in the WFA women’s football alliance. Which is a full pad league unlike the other two that were lingerie styled football leagues. That’s full contact just much smaller uniforms. And this was great because we have had debates in the past about lingerie leagues vs full padded leagues. My oilers team was the closest to a LFL team, we were compensated and the girls had to have a certain look to make the team. We also signed a contract that talked about our weight and other things of that nature. This might seem sexiest to most, but to the league and the women in it in Ashley’s words.
Yes, but basically no uglies or fatties allowed. Obviously worded differently but I’m sure you understand what I’m saying. Which translates into having similarly built women all playing different positions, when in football different body types excel at different positions. It’s kinda tough but that’s the marketing part of it. How do you feel about being exploited? Are is balling more important than the image these lingerie teams give. We are exploited for capital gain by our owners but the girls do it mostly because they love to Ball the other leagues are basically pay-to-play because there aren’t enough sponsors. For example the Houston Energy went to the IWFL championship game last year. They played the Pittsburgh Passion. They played at a neutral site in South Carolina for a championship game, those player had to figure out how they were traveling to the game, gas hotels etc. They also have to have a 1000 dollar sponsorship to play anyway. Most people just pay out of pocket. Probably 15% of those girls or less actually have found avenues that they get the money donated to them. Butttt if u play on a lingerie styled team everything is paid for. We always have team busses and per diems for food etc. plus at the end of the game someone gives u a couple hundred dollars. If I were a millionaire or even made 6 figures or something that stuff wouldn’t matter to me.
But if I’m taking off time from work to ball it’s nice to know I’m not gonna financially kill myself to do so. Some my find the women of the IWFL and the WFA are the ones that love to ball, the ones with passion for the game. they may not be millionaires, or even making six figures but they sacrifice their body and job going out every practice and game day. And some my find these lingerie leagues to be a disgrace to football and most importantly women. But like Ashley said:
It may be, but everyone has their price for almost everything under the sun…