Team Preview #2
Here's a look at 8 more teams!
The WARRIORS are known for attacking defenses with their aerial assault. Baby has a couple of favorite targets in the sure hands of Black and the star power receiver Knockowski. Baby was also responsible for coming up with the team motto.
- #55 ROCK KNOCKOWSKI: stiff arm, run block
- #6 TOM BABY: pocket passer
- #66 TROY BLACK: catch
The team motto of the WARRIORS is ‘Fighting Inflation!’ While technically fitting in with the battle theme [since it features the word fight], no one is sure exactly what it means. Still, Baby seems pretty pleased with himself for coming up with it. On a totally unrelated note, Baby has unusually small hands for a passer in the MFL.
For those that appreciate this sort of detail, here's a close-up of one of the explosions on the logo of the WARRIORS:
That's right... it's a football. Why? Because, what's more American than the WARRIORS and football? Exploding footballs! That's what! 'Merica!
The GREENBACKS like to ‘make it rain’ touchdowns with the pure pocket passing of superstar Roger Dodgers. It helps that impact player Ed Lazy keeps defenses honest with the threat of the running game which ‘buys’ Dodgers more time in the pocket. Lazy may not be the fastest [or most energetic] runner in the league, but his spin move has left more than a few defenders wondering what the heck just happened.
- #6 ROGER DODGERS: pocket passer, dodge, QB read
- #66 ED LAZY: spin
The GREENBACKS love their money as is evidenced by the logo and the fact that they are the only team in the MFL that is not owned by a single owner in partnership with the league. Instead, the team is owned by the players, and they share all profits.
League rules have since been changed to stop teams from being structured in such a way that it takes money away from the ‘deserving’ owners and league itself, but the GREENBACKS are grandfathered in.
If it’s not obvious by now, the GREENBACKS are all about that ‘cheddar’!
The TRUCKS are all about punishing other teams and pushing them around with their hard-nosed offensive and defensive tactics. The ‘Big Block’ offense is most successful when letting Stop grind the defense and the clock down while moving the ball down the field with his power running.
- #33 AL STOP: shove, block +1
- #44 WARREN SACK: shove
- #55 DERRIN BOOKS: blitz
Al 'The Truck' Stop has made a career out of running over players trying to tackle him, knocking them out of the way [and sometimes out of consciousness!], and generally dropping the hammer on them while running the ball. Announcers started referring to this as 'getting trucked'. It's now become a standard term that's synonymous with any offensive back running over a defender and used anytime that a ball carrier takes matters into his own hands and quite literally goes on the offensive. Boom!
Many passing games in the MFL have faced extinction when squaring off against the green menace of the TYRANTS’ defensive secondary.
- #60 KEN CHANCE: zone defender
- #66 TOM EARL: man defender
- #77 REX SUREWIN: zone defender, interceptor
The PANDAS’ offense requires that coaches exercise a bit of patience and finesse to get the most out of it. For those that understand the game, a very interesting style of play awaits.
- #55 JULIAN SALTS: blitz
- #6 CAMERON DYNE: spin
- #7 STEVE VAUGHN: catch, juke
Science fun fact: a Dyne is equal to 10e-5 Newtons.
The BANDITOS have two star players that shine on opposite sides of the ball. While it makes them a difficult team to deal with, at least you know which players to key in on!
- #44 SANTIAGO MARRON: shove, stiff arm
- #55 MAX CLAY: blitz, block +1
¿Logos? For some strange reason, the new owner of the BANDITOS feels like having logos on the team’s helmets is to blame for the less than stellar performance last year claiming that relying on a logo made them ‘soft’. Strange- right? When pressed by the league to keep the logos on the helmets as a means of identifying and branding the team, the owner was quoted as saying, ‘Logos? We don’t need no stinking logos!’
The logo of the FALCHIONS is not only cool but appropriate since trying to catch a flying blade pretty much describes what it’s like trying to tackle superstar runner and sometimes passer Vic Mexico. On the rare occasions that he does pass the ball, impact receiver Juan Julio uses his spectacular catching skills to ensure a completion.
- #66 JUAN JULIO: catch
- #7 VIC MEXICO: pitch, juke, QB read
The intense rivalry between Vic and the PIT BULLS defense escalated to the point that Mexico actually tried to attack the team with a real falchion during a halftime! The league gave him a stern talking to.
The GRIFFONS feature the offensive combo of Plumber and Gerald. The duo is not rated quite as highly as some of the other passer and receiver pairings, but the additional room under the league skill cap allowed the addition of Knees, who is a highly rated open field tackler and serviceable outside blitzer.
- #6 MARIO PLUMBER: route passer
- #66 WILLIE A. KNEES: tackle +1
- #77 FRITZ GERALD: catch, shake