The worst part is I definitely won't get to see any games up here in Canada. Best I can hope for is that a deal with a network such as Spike TV, the NFL Network or one of the Canadian sports channels is worked out. Somehow, I doubt Spike would carry games as they seemed to have distanced themselves from team sports. The NFL Network could be a home for them, as they will need content in the spring with NFL Europa being shut down. With no Canadian players and very, very limited exposure in Canada, I highly doubt TSN, RSN or The Score will bother showing any games. I mean if the Arena Football League regular season isn't covered in Canada, I doubt the AAFL will be either.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Americ ... all_League :
The AAFL draft was broadcast live on the league's website, and the following stations:
* Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS): CSS will broadcast to 5.8 million households across the following 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
* Cox Sports Television (CST): CST will broadcast to residents in parts of Alabama, Florida, Texas (not Houston) & Arkansas
* WTBU 55 will broadcast to residents in Houston, Texas.
* Bright House Networks will broadcast to residents in Orlando, FL
The AAFL is expected to be seen on a regional basis on the channels listed above that carried the AAFL draft. There is as of yet no national television deal with any network.
Marshal! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PbIlQYR1Qs LAAAAAWWWWWW!!!!
Even the Arena League which had NFL owners owning some teams never really had any kind of agreement or even talk. AAFL, UFL, USFL version 2.0, the RFL, all will mightily struggle unless they get the NFL on board.
Other than the CFL which has been around for 80ish years and isn't going anywhere the NFL simply views everyone else as dirt.
"If games are missed, it hurts no one" ...... ABA CEO Joe Newman 2/9/09
Due to numerous threats of legal action from certain people.......all of the above is my opinion only and it should be noted that I have never invested in the ABA. It is simply one mans opinion.