For so many years growing up I’ve always wondered why a person would not represent their school or their community or whatever the case might be. Me myself always thought people like that felt they had become better than the rest of us. I had this feeling for a very long time,I even disliked some people for feeling that way about the place they come from. Even though cases may be different it always end back up at the point of everyone thinking you think differently now. But enuff with all that , getting to it. First topic as young athletes we all have the dreams of playing at the highest level right??? That’s all we know and that’s all we taught. But just like myself and some very talented players I looked up to played with/against that’s living normal 9 to 5’s that dream don’t often come true. With that being said stop asking me about the NFL, I have no admiration to play in the NO FUN LEAGUE. The road I was taken down and that I’m currently on is my NFL. So instead of some of yall with your sneak dissin questions ask yourself why did you even give up the dream of something you love?? Money wise for you green fiends, no we don’t make enough to be rich like NFL players but I’m fine with that ……..why!!!! I get paid to go to a different country to be a big kid and play a game I love, I put smiles on people’s faces that see me as a role model, I can go any where in the country and I know ppl are ppl know of me, I get to see places in the world some of yall my never lay real eyes on or step foot on land, just like the NFL I get to meet people from all walks of life, I could go on and on but I’ll stop there with showering you all with my riches lol 😂. I’m happy with the steps and accomplishments I’ve made. Now this topic of why I don’t represent my city, school are certain people………👀 ( looks around) 😂 Hell that’s super easy, my city,school are people don’t do ish to support and represent me,it go hand and hand in my book. Not once has a youth coach from the teams in my area invited me to speak with their kids about my journey, the same journey many of them may face later. My school 😂 I’ve never had support from that place even when I was there, I wasn’t one of their select few so why should I represent a place like that!!? As for the people I’ve heard to much BS in the past years of how I need to do this are need to do that, hell even had people tell me I still shouldn’t feel proud because I haven’t accomplished anything!!! Well hey sorry can’t rain on my parade 😁. But not to seem like a straight prick I do represent the 618, my HS coach (Suggie) and best believe mom dukes and pop’s along with a few others I know support and represent me to the fullest, other than that my city,school and most people around me don’t give to ***** about supporting and building with me and what I got going, so if you were wondering why you don’t see me REPRESENTING my community,school are others and they projets NOW YOU KNOW!
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!
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 !!
ISN is pleased to announce this years 2014 All GFL Team!!.
J.Silva Gomez DD
Beijing China – Shenyang, one of the last Chinese universities to start a CAFL football program, at the top at the end.
The program, only founded just 3 months ago, showed tremendous growth over the course of the tournament, and found themselves in Saturday’s championship game against a Hebei team that had not been challenged all week. The mood was as dramatic as the game itself. Perfect blue sky on a 88-degree day. The game was as heated as the weather, and so were the young players, who were playing organized competition for the first time.
In a wild first quarter, with rugged play and hard hitting, the official crew was put to the test, when both benches emptied after a hard hitting collision. Three key Hebei players were ejected, one player was tossed for Shenyang. The brawl seemed to inspire the underdogs. They trailed Hebei most of the way, but the teams were never separated by more than 9 points. In a wild fourth quarter, Shenyang grabbed their first lead. They held on to win the first CAFL China Collegiate Championship 46-42.
Sad day for the football world former NFL , European star Aki Jones passed away do to a fatal car accident. Our prayers are with his family and friends! Aki will truly be missed, your in our hearts big guy. Sleep in peace.
The Schw.Hall Unicorns gave it their all in last nights German Bowl. In front of about 13 thousand at Jahn Sportspark in Berlin the New Yorker Lions had the task of defending their 2013 championship. The game quickly got out of hand for Hall, after a field goal by F.Brenner. The Lions was first put on the scoreboard with a 12 yard TD run by McCants. The Unicorns seemed to not be in this game at all , with one of the leagues best rushing attacks Hall was held to only 48 yards. All 48 racked up by Sims. QB Mark Ehrenfried was a decent 17-28 what killed him was the 3 ints he tossed up to Lion defenders. Lions Tberriault had similar numbers going 18-28 with 0 picks for 210 yards. With only 1 touchdown through the air 6 came by ground. Dave McCants had 3 of those 6 as he had a very productive night with 12 rushes for 56 yards. Mike Andrew added 11 for 36 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushing leader QB Casey Therriault picked up 97 yards on 6 carries and added a td to the mix. The Lions out rushed the Unicors 195 to 48. Dable would be the Lions most productive receiver hauling in 7 catches for 79 yards and a td. Defense would be the dominating factor for the Lions, Homri lead the attack with 7 tackles and a interception. 2 more big interceptions came from Ihi and Lebeau who also had a big fumble recovery. The Lions reached the red zone 7 times and capitalize 7 times all with touchdowns, the Unicorns on the other hand would be 1-1 scoring only a field goal. this year’s German Bowl displayed the strength of the North compared to the South. The Lions have found a formula that works and they’ve continued to build with these same ingredients. And from the looks of things will continue to build. In my opinion if the Lions stay with the same structure they will be champs for the next 3 seasons. Hall is seen as the strongest team in the South Division and they were dominated so the South as a hole must step up the competition. The North Division is a tad bit stronger with teams like Dreaden, Berlin and Kiel all being strong competitors. This offseason will be big in terms of what teams do to compete with the Lions in 2015.
Now that IFAF Europe is set and ready to go, it’s time to do work. One of the major events planned is the first ever Women’s European Championship which will take place in the beautiful country of Spain.
This will be a historic event for American football in Europe since this will be the first ever women’s championship played. We wish the Spanish Federation all the best in organizing this historic event. I am sure they will do a great job and that they will justify our hosting decision.
The Championship will take place from August 1st – 9th, 2015. at the stadium/sports complex La Nucia in Benidorm, with nearby international airports of Alicante and Valencia. FEFA will make sure its hosting rights are fulfilled to the highest level, and they are already working on preparing everything for the national teams – who can expect to receive the applications very soon.
FEFA’s president, Mr. Enrique Garcia de Castro knows there’s a lot of work ahead for not just him, but the whole Federation, the Spanish Federation (FEFA) has been honored by IFAF Europe to host the first ever Women’s European Championship next summer in Spain. It is a great challenge we will carry out with enthusiasm and as the President of the Federation, I can promise you an unforgettable championship. We want to welcome all teams, athletes, technicians and staff who will enjoy the games in our country. It is really a historic event and we thank IFAF Europe for the confidence in our Federation to organize this championship. Women teams have shown that they are on a great level of football all over Europe and it is time to have the Women’s European Championship. We are waiting for all of you next summer. Welcome to Spain!
We would love to encourage all women’s national teams to apply for this historical event and help spread the word about the amazing sport we call American football.
The New Yorker Lions are the defending champs of the GFL and has stormed through the GFL regular season and the playoffs with ease heading into German Bowl 36 in Berlin. They led the league in just about every category like scoring offense, scoring defense, overall defense,rushing defense and including perhaps the most important of all turn-overs which the Lions lead also. The Lions created twice as many turnovers as the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns who finished 2nd.Hall got off to a slow start this season added a new system to the team as well as having key injuries to top performers.
The Unicorns got back on track after the break once every one got healthy. Relaying on workhorse Marcus Sims Hall took off on a 14 game win streak and Sims was a very big part racking up 170 yards a game. Schwabisch Hall is a very fundelmental team that execute plays better than anyone. But Sims and his gound force may have a hard time facing a front 7 most see as the best in Europe. But the Lions back end my have their hands full with Hall’s Wr’s Will Powell and 6’7 Aurieus Adeqbesan who is seen as a mismath for any DB he faces.
The offense of the Lions has also been one to fear this season led by QB Casey Therriault who makes things happen. Casey is a persetion passer that puts the ball on point and with one of the most feared Wr duo’s in th GFL with the French connection Niklas Romer and Anthony Dable. The Lions also have one of the best backfeilds in all of Europe with Sven Rsemann a good all around back, Michael Andrew the best that pounds at the D and then quick and shifty Dave McCants. This will be a game you dont want to miss so tune in Saturday and 6pm German time 12noon(EST) to Eurosport and Eurosport2.