"BananaCat" wrote:American's love football the most, but many also follow other sports as well. You, myself, and a small percentage of the population only follow football specifically unfortunately, and that's why indoor football hasn't broken through popularity-wise yet. I could see it gaining in popularity with the major backing of some billionaires and a network TV deal (ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, NBC, FOX, or CBS) to enhance exposure, but even that would take many years. The AFL has been around since the 80's and it's still considered a niche sport (not having a running game and restrictive defensive rules have turned it off to the public at large). Perhaps one day indoor football will gain in popularity, but not anytime soon.
Has long been rumored and suggested by more than one NFL owner that indoor football the only choice for the Olympics. The NFL has long wanted football part of the Olympics, but too difficult for the world population to field the 100 yard game and the number of players it would require. Indoor seems the logical choice as pretty inexpensive to put into play and closest to the 100 yard variety. I bring this up only to support your theory that more exposure might get more interested.