With two new leagues planning to debut during the next 14 months, football has become a year-round sport in North America. It’s now like real “football,” also known as soccer, the sport with a season that never ends.
The eight-team Alliance of American Football is slated to start Feb. 9, one week after the National Football League plays its 53rd Super Bowl.
Another league, the revived XFL, just announced the eight cities where it expects to start playing in early 2020.
Hopefully, the Canadian Football League will work out a new collective bargaining agreement with its players, so it can fill the summer months with football before overlapping with part of the next NFL regular season. And the CFL recently announced a budding partnership with a football league in Mexico.
OK. That’s enough. It’s long past the saturation point. Even fans who love the sport are going to get sick of football. One of the new leagues certainly won’t survive and hopefully, it won’t take the CFL with it.