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  1. Howdy! Another crack at this I shall be taking. Less bogged down in historical minutiae and more designer-rific content. Kits, logos, stadiums! With that said, here's some.....historical minutiae ..... Historically, the Pacific Electric Railway Co. was primarily a Los Angeles area land development scheme. Profits came from the PE shareholders routing rail lines through their land holdings to facilitate development. Passenger service alone never made a profit. Fictitiously, creating a sports league to provide attractions along PE routes would encourage development and fill the trolley cars on match days. In the beginning there was the Pacific Electric Football League, and it was very good. So good that another organization, the Trolley League, established clubs at stops along the PE routes. For decades the two leagues had a handshake agreement implementing a promotion/relegation system and a unified league cup. Occasionally friction erupted, like with the transfer freeze of 1924, yet eventually the two leagues became a single entity in 1949. When land development declined, the lines ended general service and became a seasonal system serving only the PE leagues during its match days. In 1972 the league re-branded to reflect its unified organizational structure and to distance itself from its streetcar heritage. The Otto Aicher-inspired or ripoff league logo invited much litigation and proved unpopular however, and a more traditional design replaced it. Following a resurgence of public light rail patronage in the early 1990's, the league retro-branded to embrace its history. Though it is branded as an independent league, the Trolley League remains the Second Division of the PE league. A visual aid: ...and a league map. As each club concept is completed the map info will be updated. #motivation In this concept, Association football is as American as apple pie and NASCAR...in Los Angeles. The nation looks upon this region with a curious awe and befuddlement.
  2. WHoa... what a weird name for a league. Whatssup here? A. There was an actual Southern California Trolley League. .... that lasted like 22 minutes in 1910. The name initially made me think the league was affiliated with a rail system; It wasnt, but i was intrigued.... so i will make it so. B. The Pacific Electric Co. would have done this. Profits came from the owners routing rail lines through their land holdings to facilitate their development. Passenger service alone never made a profit. Creating a sports league to provide attractions along PE routes would encourage development and fill the red cars on match days. C. Some of ye might remember this wackadoodle topic of mine. I got bored. The concepts and presentation were pretty weaksauce too. _____________________________________________________________________ Pacific Electric Football League Weeeeee!! League setup in the inaugural year 1910. Football clubs dot the PE routes. Los Angeles FC Santa Monica FC Pasadena FC Long Beach FC Santa Ana FC Redondo Beach FC