Next year, the Alliance of American Football plans to put one of its teams in Orlando. In 2020, the XFL possibly will, too.
Via Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel, the XFL is exploring the possibility of putting a team at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The AAF plans to play at UCF’s Spectrum Stadium.
During the first run of the XFL in 2001, Orlando played host to a team known as the Rage (pictured).
The XFL, like the AAF, plans to put franchises in eight cities. In cities targeted by both leagues, the AAF will get the benefit of a one-year head start.
The suits filed by Davis and Ware aren’t demanding million-dollar contracts or the kind of treatment given to players.
They are simply asking to be treated like valued members of the organization: more pay, more security, better treatment, more recognition of their talent.
At Northwestern, the cheerleaders weren’t half as important as the football team (nor did we think we should be).
“Julio and the organization are doing very well,” Dimitroff said, via Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. “I’m not concerned one bit about any of the social media. I think we’re in a great spot. He had very good discussions with [coach] Dan [Quinn]. And we’re in a great spot.”
Jones has seen his average salary per year fall behind receivers like Mike Evans and Sammy Watkins when they signed new deals this offseason, but there’s been no public comment about wanting a bump from the $14.25 million average from the deal he signed in 2015.
Cheerleaders shouldn’t have their injuries used against them, and considering the physical demands of the job they need much more than that.
They should have a dedicated athletic training staff for their care.
USE LAST NAMES Every NFL cheerleading team refers to their cheerleaders by first name only.
Bailey Davis was just Bailey, Kristan Ann Ware was just Kristan Ann.