This week in the FIFL

PITTSBURGH POWER UP WATTAGE IN 2028

The Pittsburgh franchise are changing up things after years under the Gladiator logo, and will be adopting the traditional Pittsburgh black and gold logo, changing their mascot and team name to the "Pittsburgh Power".

Optomistic for a fresh start, Pittsburgh drafted rookie QB David Klinger to be the new arm behind the franchise, and brought in soon-to-be HOF WR Darrius Watts to complement veteran Eddie Brown to help with the new air-raid offense.

Look for more excitement coming soon from the Pittsburgh franchise.


DARRELL HACKNEY GIVES MIDDLE FINGER TO GM HANLON

After the end of watching Monday Night Football, veteran QB Darrell Hackney got the word through ESPN's ticker that he was released by the Green Bay Bombers as the Bombers aquired QB Drew Olson via Waivers.

Hackney was called for comments, but none could be relayed into the article due to it's explicite nature, only a call out to GM Hanlon and his knowledge of how to manage a team.

Hackney lead the Bombers to an 8-6 finish in a tough National Conference, finishing the year with 3,493 yards, 20 TD's and 5 INT's. On a side note, Olson has only thrown for 657 career yards with 5 TD's and 2 INT's in 7 seasons.


FIFL WELCOMES ORLANDO TO THE FIFL

The FIFL welcomes GM Daniel Collins to the leagaue, and wishes them the best of luck as they kickoff their inagural season with the FIFL in 2029.

The Orlando franchise (formally Wichita) was only a few years ago Gold Cup winners winning Gold Cup XXV in 2023.

Orlando drafted QB Tim Rattay with the second overall pick and looks to make a splash in week 1 as they host the Springfield Slayers.


NEW ENGLAND KNOCKED OUT TO NEBRSKA

The FIFL has taken over the New England franchise for the 2029 season or until an owner is found and the team is now known as the Nebraska Knockout. With the addition of the Orlando Predators to the league, Orlando moved to the American Conference, so freed up a spot for either Springfield or another team to move, but made sense with New England. Should you have a person in mind, please inform the Commisioner.


FIFL DRAFT 2028

The FIFL Draft is under way. Follow along with the Draft Picker by clicking this link or the FIFL 2028 Draft logo below.

The full draft list is in Excel as well by clicking the 2028 FIFL Draftlist here.

Retirements, Rosters, Roster Potentials and the Schedule has been updated, as well as the History Page and Annual (Note, the Sundby tool is goofing up the All-Rookie Team since 2023 so will have to do this manually later).

If the draft order is not correct please chime in. I've only posted what the game spit out. I will review later this week. Also note, GBY and SPR had punters retire so I signed veterans as placeholders for them for now.

2028 FIFL DRAFT
1. Rochester 4. Colorado 7. Nashville 10. Portland 13. Chesapeake 16. Springfield
2. *Orlando 5. N England 8. San Jose 11. Minnesota 14. Green Bay 17. Connecticut
3. Pittsburgh 6. Tennessee 9. Honolulu 12. Fort Wayne 15. Bismarck 18. Reno

DANNY WOODHEAD TOPS TOP-10 IN RUSHING

The Colorado Wildcats have not been in the top of the standings in recent years, but one constant coming out of the Switzerland of America has been HB Danny Woodhead. After finishing 2027 with 923 yards, Woodhead in his 12th season has moved into the top-10 in rushing, reaching 10,596 yards. With possibly three more years under his belt, Woodhead has the potiential at this pace to reach the top-5 in all-time yardage rushing.

Top 10 In Career Receiving Yards
Player
Yrs
Gms
Rec
Yards
Avg
Lng
TD
Bam Morris
15
210
3793
16,830
4.4
88
163
Wesley Cates
15
210
3779
16,693
4.4
82
150
Rickey Blake
15
210
3770
16,044
4.3
99
156
Lincoln Coleman
15
210
3786
16,043
4.2
93
149
Leroy McFadden
15
210
3222
13,716
4.3
80
129
Rashaan Dumas
13
182
3159
13,119
4.2
80
124
Raphael Cooper
11
154
2817
12,818
4.5
77
123
Damon Benning
11
154
2680
10,928
4.1
83
110
Paris Moore
13
182
2149
10,745
5.0
80
131
Danny Woodhead (*)
12
168
2545
10,596
4.2
80
96

MAGER RETIRES 3RD ALL-TIME IN RECEPTIONS & YARDS

WR Rob Mager retired after 16 season, and in doing so, finished 3rd all-time in career Receptions and Receiving Yards. Mager had over 1,000 yards in all of his years playing except for one year when he finsished with 938 yards in 2026. Mager unfortunately never won a Gold Cup, finishing 0-3 all-time in his career, losing in 2014 with Madison, 2020 with Rochester, and finally 2025 with Honolulu. Mager finished the 2027 season with 82 catches and 1,033 yards and certainly could have gone another year, but decided it was time for the next chapter in his career. The FIFL wishes Mager the best in his retirement.

Top 10 In Career Receiving Yards
Player
Yrs
Gms
Rec
Yards
Avg
Lng
TD
Russell Copeland
16
224
1426
19,250
13.5
78
104
Calvin Schexnayder
16
224
1367
18,721
13.7
88
97
Rob Mager
16
224
1296
17,745
13.7
80
68
Eddie Brown (*)
13
182
1042
14,721
14.1
78
67
Larry Ray Willis
14
196
1067
13,791
12.9
67
54
Darius Watts (*)
11
154
1073
13,363
12.7
80
73
Troy Edwards
15
206
989
13,440
13.6
72
46
Tyrone Jones
13
170
905
12,193
13.5
80
53
Phil McGeoghan
14
196
895
12,012
13.4
65
67
Anthony Payton
11
153
909
12,011
13.2
95
59

 

RENO EXPRESS WIN FIRST GOLD CUP
Express defeat Coyotees in 22-13 victory

 CONNECTICUT COYOTEES (11-4-2) @ RENO EXPRESS (14-3)
January 2nd, 2028
1 2 3 4
Total
Connecticut Coyotees 0 6 0 7
13
Reno Express 3 10 7 2
22
 
Offensive MVP : - Timmy Chang (REN)
Defensive MVP : - Mike Bazemore (CON)
Game Summary | Box Score | Gamelog
Reno Event Center (8,000), Reno, NV
 

Summary: The Reno Express won their first franchise Gold Cup, defeating the Connecticut Coyotees 22-13. QB Timmy Chang won Offensive MVP as he went 28 of 42 for 368 yards with a TD and an INT. The Offensive MVP found WR Chad Jackson, TE Mike Siedman and HB Lee Suggs for 25 catches and 339 yards as all three had more than 100 yards in the game. For Connecticut, QB Ken Dorsey was 22 of 43 for 298 yards, a TD and INT.


 
Other Stuff

NEED SOME HELP WITH TEAM PROFILES????

Since you all don't have the game, and perhaps need some help with what a Dallas Offensive Profile does, or a Bears Defensive Profile really does, I have supplied some examples of what would happen if I ran the NFL teams and what the numbers would be.

Basically, ran 3 seasons using the NFL96 teams... runs 1 and 2 had no injury's set, while run 3 did. Also, season 3, I updated the recordbook on a weekly basis.Use these tools to your advantage. CLICK HERE to view.

PPP Document and Game Plans

Cannot confirm what the difference is between FBPro97 and FBPro98, but here is in PDF Format a document describing what each plan uses. Click here to download. Also, here is the breakdown of the formations. Click here to download. Thanks TC as always.

Here is a Game Plan document, courtesy of the FWL. Click here to download.

REGULAR SESAON - WK 1
Portland @ Honolulu
San Jose @ Reno
Bismarck @ Colorado
Green Bay @ Minnesota
Nebraska @ Connecticut
Fort Wayne @ Rochester
Springfield @ Orlando
Tennessee @ Chesapeake
Pittsburgh @ New England
PREVIEW.TXT
FEATURES
1. Reno Express
2. Bismarck Blaze
3. Green Bay Bombers
4. Springfield Slayers
5. Connecticut Coyotees
LINKS
University of FBPRO
FIFL Draft
Chat
Chat

 

 

Standings | Schedule | Rosters | Leaders | Team Stats | Latest Game | Injuries | Awards | Records | Playoffs
Team History | Career Stats | Trades | Pickups | Teams | Rules | Submit Profile | Draft Picks | Past Seasons