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The British Gridiron League (BGL) brings American Football to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and to Europe. With the playing of the NFL London games, the sport has gained popularity in the country. The creation of a separate league in the British Isles allows for the sport to be played there, without the NFL having to commit to having a full team there. The NFL would still play the London Series. The league would start with 10 12 teams, divided into a North Division and a South Division. The rules would be mostly the same as the NFL, *except with XFL-style kickoffs*. South Division London Knights Southampton Storm Spitfires Bristol Marauders Birmingham Cannons Cardiff Dragons Belfast Dublin Emeralds North Division Edinburgh Highlanders Kelpies Manchester Industry Liverpool Steamers Glasgow Griffons Leeds Owls Newcastle Vibe The season would run for 14 weeks, from the beginning of April through July. Each team would play each of their division opponents twice, and 3 of the teams from the other division. Each team would get one bye week. The playoffs would run over a course of four weeks, with a week between the Division Semis and Division Finals, and 2 weeks between the Division Finals and League Championship. League Logo/Shield Banner Logo Team Locations Poster C&C Welcome and appreciated, it may be a few days before I can get any actual team concepts going, I've been busy with school and the like. Just wanted to get the league concept on here.
Jason La Canfora, our favorite Draft Twitter Guy Who Ruins Everything, had a pretty good article today regarding the now near-constant rumors circulating that the NFL is blood-drunk on moving a franchise to the UK in the next handful of years, and there's two franchises in Florida that may be the "winner." Meanwhile, also via CBS, this time by the Almost a Great Porno Name NFL reporter Pete Prisco, it's the Bucs who may be the inevitable: