Arena football season to begin with ESPN’s help

first_img“ESPN ends up being the largest single owner in the AFL,” AFL commissioner David Baker said. “We want the strongest incentives for them in growing the Arena Football League. It’s the longest agreement we’ve had with anybody.” Not that the AFL hasn’t done pretty well in growing its 50-yard game over the years. The American Football League, World League, USFL and XFL combined didn’t last as long as Baker’s league. When he took over as commissioner, franchises were available for about $400,000. Now, an expansion team would go for about $20 million. NEW YORK – The Arena Football League enters its third decade with a new broadcast partner that happens to own a portion of the 19-team organization. ESPN signed a five-year deal to telecast games, including a Monday night package. The AFL kicks off its 21st season when Nashville plays host to Columbus tonight. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgGARDAI are warning of worsening road conditions overnight in County Donegal due to heavy rain.Parts of the county are being pounded with torrential downpours.This has led to excess surface on many roads, particularly in rural areas. Gardaí are warning motorists to slow down to suit the conditions.Whilst we will escape the worst of Wednesday’s weather up to 30mm will fall over eastern Ulster during the day.South Donegal can expect heavy rain in the morning – with heavy showers over western and northern parts in the late afternoon and evening.  ROADS WARNING AS COUNTY POUNDED WITH RAIN was last modified: October 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGardairainROADSweather warninglast_img read more