Dead Football League

is creating an eternal shrine to the WFL, USFL, WLAF/NFLE, XFL and others

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Fan

Limited (71,999 remaining)
reward item
$5
per month
Fans get Memory Priority®: your ticket stubs, photos and recollections in the DFL Museum and Memory Bank will be displayed in front of everyone else's. Keep in mind that DFL can only seat 72,000 Fans—a/k/a the Gator Bowl's seating capacity when Jacksonville was in the WFL and USFL.
  • Memory Priority®
  • Recognition on Dead Football Network
  • Exclusive Patron-only articles and interviews

Player

Limited (98 remaining)
reward item
$15
per month
When you're a Player, you're on the squad. Choose your favorite Dead Football team, pick a number and position, and tell us what to stitch up on the back on your jersey. Robb will design your personalized Franchise Player Card. (You keep your exclusive number as long as your patronage is active.)
  • Franchi$e Player Card
  • Memory Priority®
  • Recognition on Dead Football Network
  • Exclusive Patron-only articles and interviews

Owner

Limited (50 remaining)
reward item
$35
per month
Ownership is all about physical assets. Join our top tier and receive all the previous benefits, plus signed and numbered premium matte prints by Robb Harskamp that celebrate the helmets, uniforms, logos and eternal heroes of Dead Football. Every, damn, month.
  • Exclusive Monthly DFL Print
  • Franchi$e Player Card
  • Memory Priority®
  • Recognition on Dead Football Network
  • Exclusive Patron-only articles and interviews

About

The Barcelona Dragons. The William Hambrecht Trophy. The opening scramble. These are names of things that don't mean much to most football fans, and that's the reason they're not around anymore. Every few years, a brand new American football league starts. A few years after that, the circuit goes bankrupt and disappears forever. But it never  serves as a cautionary tale for the next one. There will always be a next one, and another one after that.

If you ever purchased an Orlando Apollos t-shirt, or tickets to watch the 50-Yard Indoor War, or supported any of the other hundreds of gridiron teams that have come and gone, there's always room for more football... in your heart. And that's why we're building an eternal shrine to these lost and forgotten circuits. It's called Dead Football League.

The DFL Archive contains season, team and player statistics for over 200 Dead Football teams from 1974 to 2020. The Dead Football Museum contains over 3,000 photos, trading cards, newspaper clippings and ticket stubs. The Permanent Collection is open to submissions from any and all who still remember... and DFL especially welcomes your game-day experiences for storage in our Memory Bank. There's a 24/7 Dead Football Network that streams games from the USFL, XFL, NFL Europe and Arena League. In time, we'll recreate every defunct team's helmet and uniform set.

As you might have guessed from the black and orange logo at the top of the screen, DFL needs your support to make this all a reality. Be a Fan and receive periodic supporter-only articles and interviews about Dead Football history. DFL will give you Memory Priority® so your Museum and Memory Bank submissions float to the top, and you'll also be shouted out between game broadcasts on the Network. At the Player level, pick your favorite Dead Football team, add your name and number and position, and DFL co-commissioner Robb Harskamp will design your customized jersey card. Be an Owner and get a signed and numbered limited matte print that celebrates a moment in Dead Football history: in the mail, every month.

DFL is still very much under construction, brick by brick. But DFL has big plans for the future. The next steps: finishing the Arena Football League and XFL-II statistical databases; adding comprehensive game-level logs for 4,500 Dead Football games since 1974; and creating historical 100-yard and 50-yard All-Time Ratings, to end any and all bar bets about what the greatest Dead Football teams in history are. After that, we'll get around to the Canadian Football League's doomed American expansion... and much more.

And DFL can't do it without you. Let's all create an eternal shrine to Dead Football, together. ☠🏈

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