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So Long, NFL Europa

Sadly comes the news that after 16 years in Europe, the National Football League (NFL) shut down operation of its "developmental" league on Friday.  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated it was strictly business, insisting that after "significant investment" it was time to close the league and concentrate internationally on regular-season games being played outside the United States.  The NFL reported the european counterpart was losing around $30 million a year.

I guess that leaves the Arena Football League (AFL) as the only farm-league system the NFL has to develop talent.  It is times like this when I am very sorry Daniel Snyder purchased the rights for the Washington-based AFL franchise.  He has no reason financially to do anything that might dilute the value of the Washington Redskins, so we will never see indoor football in the Nation's Capital.  Too bad for us.