This Random Football League In Which Players Don't Wear Pads Or Helmets Is More Honorable Than The NFL
TMZ- What if we told you there was a full-contact tackle football league where ex and future professional players break each other off viciously WITH NO HELMETS? Crazy, right?
Crazy enough to be damn true ... it's called A7FL ... a 7-on-7 pigskin league with absolutely zero safety equipment protecting the players from demolishing each other.
We spoke to A7FL's CEO and co-founder, Sean Korkusuz, who says the 2-year-old organization is starting to pick up steam.
Sean says there's athletes of all talent levels who play in the A7FL right now ... and some of them have left to pursue careers in the softer, less hardcore league.
As far as the safety of the players, competing in such a brutal game with no protection ... Sean had only one thing to say.
"All athletes sign a player injury waiver and all athletes must be 18 or old."
You want to tell me that this league will probably be responsible for more eulogies that include "only the good die young" than enrollment in the military? You're probably right. You want to tell me that a vast majority of these participants won't even know their name 5 years from now? Also more than likely correct. However, there is something to be said for transparency, and that - my friends - is something that the A7FL has in bunches. Take notes Roger, because while you're trying to convince everyone (through a comical amount of coverups and mistruths) that football is a safe, wholesome sport your long lost suicidal cousin of a league is embracing the animalistic carnage that it requires.
There's no illusion of safety in the A7FL. There's no false sense of security gained by wearing minimalistic pads and a helmet that can double as a deadly weapon. There's no convoluted, largely fictitious focus on the health of players. Just pure, brute violence inflicted on men that signed a forthright waiver legally acknowledging that they were willing to subject themselves to it. Now, that's probably why the league is worth like $800 total and pays their players in 'Monopoly' cash and expired gift cards, but if there's one thing I know about money is that it has an inverse correlation with integrity. That's why the NFL is worth billions while being run in a completely dictatorial fashion. If you want a couple decades of financial security and a career that will probably be cut short by a baseless suspension that was handed down without a lick of evidence then you should go play in the NFL, but if you want an empty wallet and full disclosure than the A7FL is more your speed. You're taking years off your lifespan regardless, but at least one league has no problem admitting that.
We just wanted to let your audience know that safety is actually one of the main reasons for no hards pads and no helmets in the A7FL as well as other rule changes like no kicking on 3 on 1 throw offs. The science is coming together around this and can be learned about in articles like the ones listed below. These are just a sampling of articles on this important subject. We hope you share this information as it is important for the A7FL to get the word out about not only the entertainment of the game but also the safety aspects.
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