http://caflfootball.com/meet-the-super- ... ial-logos/
Does anyone remember when MLB, which has far more resources and marketing capabilities, tried growing baseball in mainland China by using the Beijing Olympics as a springboard for a new league? Remember how that all turned out? The 12,000-seat stadium used for Olympic baseball was torn down less then four years after being built and the nation has reverted to a Dark Ages mentality toward the sport.
Fix the Portland franchise in the league you DO have before starting a new league half a world away. I like Butera but he should've spiked AFL China the first week he took over from Jerry Kurz.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/colu ... /78396918/
MLB & AFL are really apples to oranges though. I would also argue that MLB has a greater reach with the WBC games than they ever did for the Olympics.
I also know China and other Asian countries are buying Minor League players out of their contracts to come play over seas.