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Update #3

More press!

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This weekend was a busy weekend press wise for our "Birth of a Sport" project. We have a long way to go to hit our goal with only 11 days left, so please share these links and links to the kickstarter page and help us hit our goal!

  • We did an interview with The Young Turks (Rick Strom)

Update #2

EFLI in the New York Times and Time Magazine!

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With just over 2 weeks left in our campaign we need our fans and backers to do everything they can to get the word out about this project! Please share with friends and family. 

The EFLI was all over the news this week, including the front page of the New York Times home page. 

Time Magazine: Meet India’s Star Football — Yes, American Football — Player, Roshan Lobo

NY Times: Pro Football Makes a Play for India

Here is a pdf of a longer piece that ran in the international print edition of Time:

India's Opening Kickoff


Update #1

It has begun!

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Just a quick update for those of you following the project. The first few days have been great, but we are going to need a huge push from everybody to make this project happen. We encourage all of you to please share this project on your Facebook and Twitter pages, send emails to people who might be interested, and talk to everybody you can about this project. 

The wonderful people at kickstarter have featured our project as a "Staff Pick!" 


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