With the above in mind let me take you on a journey through my highs and lows of my first LFL season. The aim of this article is to have you craving the next dosage of LFL which starts in Canada in just a few short weeks.
Okay so on with the plan, it's here where most season reviews would give you a week by week breakdown of the games and which way they went, that is not how we work here at Ballhawksnest! Instead of this you will get my spin on the league, it's players and most importantly how I would like to see the game develop to improve fan experience and player safety.
Let us start with some players who have caught my eye this year for their outstanding performances on the field. First up is a young safety out of Jacksonville who had incredibly big shoes to fill this year. I am of course referring to Adrian Purnell and it is fair to say that Adrian did not disappoint this season. In fact I would go as far to say that she has in my eyes definitely made the safety position her own.
Okay so you have heard my take on the great players of 2013, now let us move onto a few things that I have picked up on this year that I would ideally like to see changed. Before I do though I would like to say that I think the LFL team and it's owner Mitch Mortazza have done an unbelievable job of bringing the league this far.
The final issue I currently have is that still after four years the league is classed as an amateur sport and when you are putting your life and career on the line the least you can expect is to be paid for it. I must say that I have read that the players do get very good medical coverage of up to $100,000 for each injury incident and also all of their game expenses paid like travel and accommodation but I do not feel this is enough. For the sake of the players who love the league I hope something is done to address these issues as the game continues to spread across the globe.
I would like to finish off with a regular feature from my blog and that is the offensive and defensive impact players of the year, otherwise known as the 'Megatron' award and the 'Mr Ray Lewis' award!
Well that raps it up from me for now but remember 'The arena comes alive, the crowd rises to their feet, for these women warriors!'