World League of American Football WLAF

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    A very ambitious undertaking by the NFL,in the extremely late 80’s.
    The league would play in the spring and summer starting in 1990.
    But was later pushed back to spring of ‘91. KFC would be the fast food sponsor.
    Games would be televised on the ABC network.

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    the official WLAF game ball.

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    Starting on the back row: N.Y N.J Knights
    Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks,Ohio Glory replaced the Skyhawks in 1991,
    Birmingham Fire.
    Second row: San Antonio Riders,Sacramento Surge,Montreal Machine*
    Front Row: Barcelona Dragons, Frankfurt Galaxy,Orlando Thunder,London Monarchs.

    * the Montreal Machine folded up after one year in the league.
    More to come.
     
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    The uniforms of the WLAF reflect a color scheme of the late 80”s the brighter ,the better.

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    the first world bowl was held in London England,in the summer of 1991.
    London Monarchs defeated the Barcelona Dragons.


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    In about 1993 or 1995 the World League disbanded and was replaced by NFL Europe.
    New teams ,like the Scottish Claymores Berlin Thunder,and Amsterdam Admirals. Came into the league.
     
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    Starting from the top left, Amsterdam Admirals, Barcelona Dragons,Berlin thunder
    Second row,cologne Centurions,London Monarchs,Frankfurt Galaxy
    Bottom row, Hamburg SeaDevils, Rhein Fire, Scottish Claymores.
    With the exception of the Monarchs, Dragons And the Galaxy all other
    teams were expansion teams in the renamed WLAF now called NFL Europe.
     

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