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THE HOME TEAM
MY BROMANCE WITH OFF-BRAND FOOTBALL

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Take a trip down Birmingham's pro football memory lane in a new book written by our very own Scott Adamson.

Scott grew up in Birmingham and became a huge sports fan early in life. He went on to become a newspaper columnist here in the Magic City and was able to get closer to most of our old football teams than the rest of us ever could.

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The Birmingham Legion's 2020 season is over.
          October 10, 2019
Birmingham Legion logo   The Birmingham Legion 2020 season has come to a close as they lose their Easter Conference Quarterfinal match vs the Tampa Bay Rowdies 4-2.
     
     
The Birmingham Legion make the United Soccer League playoffs.
          October 03, 2020
Birmingham Legion logo   Despite losing their final regular season game, the Birmingham Legion make the United Soccer League - Championship playoffs.

The Legion has made the playoffs each year of their existence.
     
     
Photograph The Birmingham Bulls will return to the ice in December.
            October 6, 2020
Birmingham Bulls logo   The Southern Professional Hockey League announces it will begin the 2020-21 season the day after Christmas.

However, due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, only five of the ten teams will participate. Evansville, Fayetteville, Peoria, Quad City, and Roanoke will instead prepare their return for the 2021-22 season.

Also, the regular season will be a shortened 42-game schedule.
     
     
Football The Birmingham Bombshells release a new logo.
              September 22, 2020
Birmingham Bombshells logo    The Birmingham Bombshells release a new logo.
     
     
Football Alternative Football 3 suspends operations.
              September 2020
AF3 logo   The Alternative Football 3 indoor football league has decided to suspend operations due to the economic situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plans were for Birmingham to have a team in the AF3's inaugural season.

The league's CEO and founder, Mike Zak, said all the sponsors that were lined up had pulled out, leaving him with little choice.

Zak said if the economy improved enough in 2021, there is a remote chance something could be done in the spring.
     
     
Football Will Birmingham play in the Women's Football League Association?
              August 19, 2020
Birmingham Bombshells logo    It was reported that Birmingham will have a franchise in the planned Women's Football League Association, scheduled to begin play in May 2021.

The local franchise will be called the Birmingham Bombshells, and the league hopes to have 32 teams spread across the nation.

The WFLA will be a women's full tackle professional league. Rules will be added to enforce the league's policy prohibiting helmet to helmet contact. Violators will be subject to dismissal from the league.

In January of this year, the WFLA made history when the league's Los Angeles Fames signed fitness guru Santia Deck as the first woman to ever sign a multi-million dollar contract to play football.

The league is the creation of SHE Beverage, makers of SHE Beer ("The Queen of All Beers") as a way to empower women.
     
     
The Birmingham Legion's delayed 2020 season has begun.
              July 15, 2020
Birmingham Legion logo   In spite of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United Soccer League - Championship has put restrictions in place to allow their 2020 season to finally begin.

The Birmingham Legion made the most of it, defeating the Memphis 901 3-0.
     
     
Baseball Major League Baseball cancels minor league season due to COVID-19.
              June 30, 2020
Birmingham Barons logo   In an unprecedented decision, Major League Baseball has informed Minor League Baseball that it will not be providing its affiliated minor league teams with players for the 2020 season.

As a result, there will not be a minor league baseball season in the U.S. during 2020, which includes the Birmingham Barons.
     
     
Football The AF3 postpones inaugural season due to COVID-19.
              June 30, 2020
AF3 logo   The AF3 issues a press release saying its inaugural season has been postponed due to concerns and restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"There has been a lot of time spent over the last 18 months, making sure that AF3 would launch on solid ground. It was a painful decision to have to delay the fruits of a lot of hard work by many people, but it was not a difficult decision when you look at the data and talk to the professionals. These tough decisions have been made with long term sustainability of the league in mind," said AF3 CEO and founder, Mike Zak, Sr.
     
     
Football Will Birmingham play in the new Major League Football?
              April 2020
Major League Football logo   A proposed football league planned for the fall of 2020 has indicated that Birmingham is a potential inaugural franchise location.

Major League Football hopes to field 32 teams across the nation.

Oddly, there is already an organization that has been using the name Major League Football since 2015. It also lists Birmingham as a possible team in their league as well.

This latest league also claims to own the trademark to "Major League Football".

While 2020 is their target, the league stresses that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic could force a move to 2021.
     
     
COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic halts professional sports world-wide.
  March 2020
COVID-19 coronavirus image   Within the span of two weeks, the COVID-19 novel coronavirus has forced every professional sports league in the United States to cancel or suspend operations.

This has been done as an effort to stop the rapid spread of the deadly virus that originated in China back in November of 2019.

Countries all over the globe have resorted to various tactics; closing borders, instituting travel restrictions, and limiting the crowd size of any event.

COVID-19 is a particularly aggressive strain that produces flu-like symptoms but is considered more harmful to older adults or those with pre-existing medical conditions.

The hope is that limiting everyone's exposure for a couple of weeks will have a dramatic effect on the virus's spread.
     
     
Football The local AF3 team will be called the Birmingham Vulcans.
              November 7, 2019
Birmingham Vulcans logo   The city's entry in the proposed developmental indoor football league will be called the Birmingham Vulcans.

The Arena Football Developmental league team will play in the Bill Harris Arena.

The league also announced names for the other five teams; the East Ridge Reapers, Florida Firecats, Georgia Blaze, Rome Rage, and Tennessee Oilers.
     
     
What's in a name?
What's In A Name?   For the teams that suited up and played, you're probably well aware of their team names.

But what about the teams that were proposed but never played any games?

Do you think you know all their names?

You might remember some of them, but I'll bet there are a few you've never heard before.

Click here to check out my page dedicated to all the team names and find out just how good your memory really is!
     
     
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