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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Israel To Launch Football League

By football I mean American style football (not to be confused with international football also known as soccer in the states).

Israel seems intent upon entering the sports scene hoping to link the kosher state with their friends in America several thousand miles away.

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency) The gridders in the Israel Football League won't be pros, but they will be playing American-style tackle replete with helmets, pads and bodies pounding each other. [...]

On hand were Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Kraft donated the money for the stadium, the only one in Israel designed for American football. [...]

"I think the tackle league is a major step towards allowing a lot of talented players here in Israel to possibly fulfill their dream of playing in pro and semi-pro leagues in Europe and the U.S.," Misha'an said. "On a personal level, 10 years ago it would have been a dream come true for me. Now I am just happy that my son and his friends will have the opportunity."

Previously Israel launched a baseball league not too long ago, and it is great to see American football introduced within the country (as I prefer it above baseball any day of the week).

What makes this even sweeter for me is that Kraft of the New England Patriots is helping them launch this thing (as I am a Patriot fan) and hopefully we will see this league join the NFL in the future.

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