Not much news about it. A few years ago, I was really into the AFL. I saw that the first games were this weekend after there was no season last year. BUT, this year brings MANY changes. There are new teams, teams from AFL 2 are now AFL teams. Very weird if you ever were into the "old" AFL from a few years ago.
Tampa Bay Storm (longest tenured AFL franchise, 1987)
Orlando Predators (2nd longest tenured)
Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings
Dallas Vigilantes (not the Desperados anymore)
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz (has to be the dumbest sports name ever)
Arizona Rattlers (3rd longest tenured AFL franchise, 1991 I think)
I used to go to a few Dallas Desperados games in the past. And I have family who lives in Shreveport, so I used to go to a couple of Battle Wings games too, but that was back when they were in the AFL 2 league.
I really got into the AFL b/c it was a nice break since there was no NFL, and it was also a nice change from the NFL b/c of its high scoring and the showmanship allowed without penatlies was fun too. Fans also were allowed to get more into the games. We'll see how the AFL goes this time around, hopefully well.
I don't have a favorite team (used to be Grand Rapids Rampage). I like a few teams, so I'll say: Go Storm, Sharks and Battle Wings