National Gay Flag FOOTBALL League

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    Apr 21, 2007 3:03 PM GMT
    Since there haven't been any posts about football, I figured there's no better way to start than by talking about the NGFFL.

    Flag Football was first played in the 1994 Gay Games in NY. As the Gay Games then went to Europe and Australia, American football was dropped (until Chicago last year).

    However, around 2000, teams from various parts of the country got together and started playing in what we call the Gay Bowl.

    At last year's Gay Bowl in Dallas, there were 4 new teams (Michigan, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston and [senility moment]).

    This year's Gay Bowl will be in NY city the first weekend of October.

    Here in the midwest (or is it the mideast?) we're working on developing a team in Cleveland - and I'd love to see others in Ohio, Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne, Toronto etc.

    So if you want to play or help start a team in your area... let me know!

    You can learn more about the Michigan Panthers (including links to other teams) here:

    http://www.MichiganPanthers.org

    To contact me (I'm Leeron), send an email to info@MichiganPanthers.org

    Friend "Michigan Panthers" on FaceBook!

    Thanks, and hope to see you in NY if not before!
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    Jun 24, 2007 10:56 PM GMT
    The Gay Bowl web-site is up!

    http://www.ngffl.com/gaysuperbowl7

    Also see:

    http://www.MichiganPanthers.org
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    Jul 30, 2007 4:07 AM GMT
    There is also a team now in Phoenix, AZ if anyone wants to join up. I saw them recruiting the other night.

    http://www.phoenixflagfootball.com/
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    Sep 02, 2007 4:37 AM GMT
    For a list of current(?) teams and leagues, see:

    http://www.michiganpanthers.org/Gay_Flag_Football.htm

    Updates/corrections are appreciated.
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    May 29, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
    I want to play! but there appears to be no league in San Francisco, or at least no website and the NGFFL website is "under construction.

    Does anyone know if there is a league for gay flag football in the San Francisco bay Area?
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    May 31, 2008 9:06 AM GMT
    There used to be a team fron SF, the Shockwaves, but they haven't made it to a national event in the last 2 years. They used to play at Dolores Park on 18th and Church.

    Their website appears to be down, but you can try sending an email to info@shockwavesfootball.org . If that doesn't work, perhaps the sports reporter at the Bay Area Reporter has info: jimproven@yahoo.com (that email may be outdated, too).
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    Jun 01, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    Thanks! Yea I noticed their website was down as well and the email. I will have to try it out and see if anyone responds back.

    As big as softball is in SF, you would think that football would also be big.
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    Jun 06, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    As if on cue, I got an email today announcing the following web-site:

    http://www.siliconvalleyfootball.org/

    Check it out!!
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    Jun 06, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    South Florida?? Any teams in SoFL?? PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS AT LEAST 1 TEAM DOWN HERE!!!!
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    Jun 06, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    Okay, my bad... I see there is a Ft Lauderdale team... but I cant find it!!!
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    Jun 07, 2008 4:03 AM GMT
    Ft Lauderdale / South Florida?
    Sure!

    Check out:

    http://www.myspace.com/cat5flagfootball

    Or send an email to: cat5football@yahoo.com
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    Jun 09, 2008 8:23 AM GMT
    caesarea4 saidAs if on cue, I got an email today announcing the following web-site:

    http://www.siliconvalleyfootball.org/

    Check it out!!


    Awesome I can't wait to play!
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    Nov 18, 2008 2:52 PM GMT
    Austin here, checking in...

    Austin Flag Football League

    ATX guys should join the facebook group, even if they're only mildly interested. That way at least they can keep track.
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    Nov 18, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    i wanna play flag football icon_sad.gif
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    Nov 19, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    I think you're in luck. The NGFFL is looking at expansion teams in Pittsburgh and Philly!
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    Apr 01, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    this will be my next football after i am done with my semipro football in wisconsin. this sounds like fun and interesting to do. my big concern is no hitting. we need to get a full contact gay football league. Now u r talking most of the guys who do that league i have heard played college ball and there is nothing like the sound of pads cracking when u dump a guy on his butt. i may be a little more aggressive then most but that is what i get for beating up the straight boys. that is for all the gay men out there that the straight boys think we cant hang with them.
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    Apr 01, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    i just read the fact that american football is dropped when the games go over seas that is some bs. i guess they realize that no other country has a chance if they tried to play america in real football.
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    Apr 01, 2009 5:26 PM GMT
    Are there any down south; Florida maybe?
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    Apr 01, 2009 9:34 PM GMT
    There is a team in South Florida, centered in Fort Lauderdale.
    http://www.myspace.com/cat5flagfootball
    cat5football@yahoo.com


    I think it's too expensive for most teams to travel to Europe... and Europe isn't there yet with regards to having its own team (it's hard enough to find gay guys who play football in America).

    But not to worry, there are two national tournaments in the USA every year (none of this waiting for 4 years, either).

    The Gay Bowl is a tournament played over Columbus Day weekend and rotates around the country. This year it will be in DC, next year in Phoenix.

    Chicago will be hosting its 2nd annual PrideBowl the last weekend of June.

    Lastly, I've been told that the DC bid for Gay Games 2014 does not include football but that Cleveland's does. (Chicago's didn't initially include it for 2006, but after I inquired... they came through!)
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    Apr 09, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    There are teams being started in CLEVELAND, COLUMBUS and PITTSBURGH.
    Ask if interested in details.
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    Apr 09, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    I have been looking for a gay sports team to play with, but there is very little in Buffalo that appeals to me. There has to be a flag football team among us somewhere. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 10, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    There are other new teams around the country. Off the top of my head:
    MIAMI
    NEW ORLEANS
    SAN ANTONIO
    SEATTLE

    Sorry, though, I haven't heard anything about Buffalo
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    Apr 10, 2009 4:47 AM GMT
    safety43 saidthis will be my next football after i am done with my semipro football in wisconsin. this sounds like fun and interesting to do. my big concern is no hitting. we need to get a full contact gay football league. Now u r talking most of the guys who do that league i have heard played college ball and there is nothing like the sound of pads cracking when u dump a guy on his butt. i may be a little more aggressive then most but that is what i get for beating up the straight boys. that is for all the gay men out there that the straight boys think we cant hang with them.


    Thats what im talking about, I LOVE to crack some dude coming over the middle after hes been talkin sh*t all game and make him eat his own teeth. But one step at a time though. Id just like to find some "gay" leagues of any type closer to me in cenral florida cause i am not driving to Ft Lauderdale every weekend to play ball. I have no problem playing with the straight boys but...
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    Apr 10, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    Michigan LGBT team vs. Team Cleveland @ Cleveland/Akron
    Welcome to the NGFFL
    Host: North Coast Athletics All-Inclusive Flag Football Assn (NCAA-IFFA)
    Type: Sports - Sporting Event
    Network: Global
    Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex Indoor Fields
    Street: 31515 Lorain Rd
    City/Town: North Olmsted, OH
    Contact : Geoff Johns
    Email: cle.gflagfootball@gmail.com

    Description
    Saturday doubleheader - 3p; Food and drinks following games.

    Team Cleveland in its inaugural game will play host to Detroit/Ann Arbor's GLBT team in their 4th season as part of the NGFFL. The games will help prepare Team Cleveland for further national competition.

    We are still seeking players interested in playing GLBT/S flag football in a fun, encouraging, and bonding atmosphere. All skill and experience levels welcomed. Must attend some of the practices in preparation for the games.
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    Apr 10, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    Caesarea4 saidThere are other new teams around the country. Off the top of my head:
    MIAMI
    NEW ORLEANS
    SAN ANTONIO
    SEATTLE

    Sorry, though, I haven't heard anything about Buffalo


    That is OK. I will just have to form my own team and crush yours. icon_biggrin.gif