Bleacher Report Feature: The Chinese Arena Football League Has Better TD Celebrations Than the NFL
- Updated: October 16, 2016
By David McCracken , Featured Columnist Oct 16, 2016
The No Fun League (NFL) has a serious competitor when it comes to touchdown celebrations.
Better than Antonio Brown twerking or Victor Cruz’s salsa dance, members of the Chinese Arena Football League know how to impress in front of the cameras.
The Chinese league’s referees don’t appear to be giving excessive celebration penalties like they do in the United States. While the level of talent and competition is nowhere near the caliber of the NFL, it’s still a sight to see a player break dance at the 50-yard line after scoring.
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With the official announcement of approval from the China government, the new professional league will be called CAFL (China Arena Football League), and the Beijing based operating company, formerly known as Ganlan Media International, will carry the same name.
“We think this acronym says it all,” said David Niu, the President of AFL Global, the founding corporation based in Conshohocken, PA, USA. “The league, and all of our efforts, are unique to China. We want to highlight the fact that we are playing American-style football, not to be confused with soccer. And we want to emphasize that this is China’s first ever professional league, played by the best players in the world.”
Many of the rosters will feature Chinese players, who have been learning and training for the arena game specifically for over a year, at 6 select Chinese Universities, under the guidance of AFL Global.
CAFL headquarters are located in Beijing, with leadership comprised of senior media executives and sports professionals with an array of government and commercial experience.
For more information please contact the following:
Lou Tilley, VP CAFL Communications and Media
Alvina Alston, CAFL Public Relations