I've played with the flag football team here in LA for the last 6 years, but I'm tapering it off and switching over to golf. Isn't that what all football players do?
It's been a great experience with the football team and will continue to be as I play now and then. It's interesting to see some similar dynamics on the gay team as I've seen on straight teams I've been on. Everyone wants to be the star, everyone wants the ball. Ironically enough, our best years were when we had a group that was more team-focused and fine not getting the ball as long as the team scored. That was a couple of years ago and most of us have moved on (married/partnered, adopted kids, found other sports that are easier on the body) but we formed friendships that will last a long time. Pretty much the same as a straight team.
Gay or straight, teams can be pretty similar. There will always be egos, prima donnas, solid team players, and superstars. The only difference with the gay teams is there usually isn't any of the macho bs that seems to be around the straight teams. There's still the verbal harassment, like "Get the lube off your hands!" if you drop a ball, or "Looks like someone got wrecked last night" if you look tired or sore. Or, my personal favorite if people were arguing in the huddle, "How many bossy bottoms does it take to call a play?" Yep, fun times.
Now if I could only find a group of gay golfers in LA...