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It is no secret that sports fans are into the concept of the throwback, so some rich investprs decided to fund a football league based on this concept. The Old-School Gridiron Football League throws back to a simpler time when football wasn't dominated by 300lb giants, and great players could do it all. In the OGFL, players play on both sides with limited substitution, so they have to be more athletic. Also, the rounder ball from the early days of American football is used making the drop kick a more important play. Gone is the spread with only one player allowed split 8 yards past the tackle, as are the punt formation and prevent with backs not allowed deeper than 8 yards on either side of the ball. Dropped kicks are worth 4 points while place kicks are only worth 2. Teams must go for two after a touchdown, and fair catch doesn't exist.

 

The equipment used is based on that of the early days of football but made more safe thanks to modern materials.

 

The first team we will be introducing are the Kalamazoo Yankees. They get their name from the "Yankee" farmers that inhabited the area in the 1800s coming from New England. They use the Single wing formation and are led by Tailback/Linebacker Bradley Fischl.

 

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Next we have the Muncie Hoosiers. Their colors and brand are taken from the flag of Indiana. In case you didn't know, Hoosier is the official demonym of somebody from Indiana.

 

Although the helmet is reminiscent of the University of Michigan, it was selected from a set of four in a fan vote.

 

The Hoosiers run the full house T, and are led by Center/Nose Tackle Davis Williams

 

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We have one more for today...

 

Up next are the flashy Winnebago Barnstormers. The Barnstormers play their home games in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Their name comes from the county they play in and from the world famous airshow that takes place in Oshkosh. Their helmet is based on an aviator's helmet.

 

The Barnstormers run the Wishbone formation and are led by Quarterback/Safety Brandon Lafleur.

 

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Up next are the Davenport Black Hawks. Chief Black Hawk is one of the most important people in Davenport history, and his likeness can bee seen all over the quad cities. The Black Hawks use the Notre Dame Box formation and are led by Tight End/Defensive End Sterling Hawes.

 

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Up next to finish off the Western Division are the Quincy (Illinois) Steamers, named for the steamboats that traveled the Mississippi River. The Steamers are led by Offensive/Defensive Tackle Jon Harris and run the Wing-T offense.

 

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Up next is the first team from the Eastern Division: the Sandusky Coasters. The team is named for Sandusky's locastion on the southern coast of Lake Erie as well as a nod to the famous Cedar Point amusement park located in Sandusky. The team runs the Double Wing and is led by Wingback/Outside Linebacker Cyril Johnston.

 

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3 hours ago, Uglybus said:

What's in the Coasters logo? It looks like a splotch.  

 

I've been to Cedar Point. Tons of fun. 

So have I, Uglybus; I went there in 1995, when the park was celebrating 125 Summers of Real Thrills (the place opened its gates in the summer of 1870 [this year marks Cedar Point's 136th summer])!

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