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Wow, this may be just what we've been waiting for, an alternative to the "Missed the Playoffs" blues that hits many of the NFL fans around the end of December. Starting next winter, they'll be able to get "crunked up" with the exciting pad-popping bone-crunching action
of the Elite Football League of India.
If the Detroit Lions fans miss the playoffs, they'll be able to watch the Colombo Lions battle their way across Asia, and perhaps pick up some new players from them the following season.
"Ownership of teams will follow a franchise system, similar to the structure of the NFL, and initial ownership will be determined in an auction format. Unlike ownership rules in other Indian sports leagues, bidding will be open to both Indian and non-Indian investors alike, so it will be India's first true international sports league."
The team names are interesting, as are the cities they come from:
* Bangalore Warhawks
* Mumbai Gladiators
* Hyderabad Skykings
* Chennai Swarm
* Pune Marathas
* Kolkata Vipers
* Delhi Defenders
* Punjab Warriors
* Colombo Lions
* Bengal Tigers
* Jaipur (team name TBD)
* Bangladesh (team name TBD)
Rumors have Jerry Jones both considering buying into the league to help forget his Dallas Cowboys woes in the NFL, and trying to land a quarterback from the Punjab Warriors to replace Tony Romo.
There's no word yet on a possible replacement for Drew Brees from the Elite league, although a confidential source revealed that Saints owner Tom Benson has a standing offer to the Elite League of $10 million to hire Roger Goodell as their Commissioner.