Opening day schedule

Eagles v Cowboys

Texans v Rams

Ravens v Steelers

Lions v Jets

Raiders v Browns

49ers v Vikings

Chiefs v Bills

9am games home team listed first

Ravens v 49ers

Vikings v Texans

Steelers v Raiders

Eagles v Chiefs

Lions v Bills

*Jets v Rams

Cowboys v Browns

Afternoon games home team listed first.

*=Rams / playing one game. This game can be made up prior to the April 4th game day.

Power rankings

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With the 20th season fast approaching I thought it would be fun to rank the 14 teams vining for the SHOW title at the end of the season. This is all in fun so don’t get your undies in a bind if you don’t like where you currently sit in the rankings. Inotherwords work on your squad!!

1. Eagles- primed to take the final step

2. Raiders- again second best

3. Steelers- new team for defending champ

4. Lions- old coach returns

5. Jets- sitting and lurking

6. Texans- new team what can they do

7. Vikings- skol

8. Forty Niners- changes everywhere

9. Bills- looking to make some noise

10. Rams- new but ready

11. Browns- new field more confidence

12. Chiefs- gonna be a long season

13. Cowboys- could be a long season

14. Ravens- rookie stand by coach

There you have it. The first power rankings of the season. Again you don’t like where you are ranked, work on your squad!! This is the LAEFL according to me…….Rasta Haze

Jamboree Recap

Jamboree Recap

On Saturday February 15, 2020 we held our annual Jamboree. In years past we constantly argue about the same topic or we end up arguing for nearly an hour about one proposed topic. This year, we began our meeting at 10:00am and concluded at 11:50am leading us to have an extended lunch break and hold a rookie scrimmage between reigning Rookie of the Year John and his Browns vs newcomer Craig and his Chiefs. John showed his OTA progress as he hit his first three passes including a 20-yard TD pass from Baker to Chubb on his first possession after Craig turned it over on downs. Overall, this was our best and most productive meeting to date. Here are some of the notable topics and motions that were proposed:

  1. Quarterbacks and Kickers
    • Starting in the 2020 Season, QBs and Kickers ONLY from the following manufacturers are allowed
      • Gameday
      • 808
      • Next Level
      • Tudor TTQB
    • They are allowed to be modified using two-part epoxy and glue. However, other items such as braces, springs that are NOT attached to the figure by its respective manufacturer is prohibited.
  2. Open Run Teams
    • Starting in 2020, LAEFL members that have been in the league for more than 1 year must use a different team than their league team.
    • Current Rookie Coaches have until 2022 to have another team made for the Open Run.
  3. 4th Down Conversions
    • The Offense can try for a 4th down conversion at ANY POINT OF THE FIELD as long as they are TRAILING or TIED with their opponent
    • Previous Rule: You can try a 4th down conversion if trailing or tied and must be on your opponent’s side of the field
  4. Stats
    • We have eliminated individual stats and have switched to recording team stats.
    • This will be in a year trial and will be mentioned again at Jamboree 2021 if it will remain a permanent rule.
  5. The Show
    • No rule changes. However, it must be reiterated that the higher seed in the playoffs can pick which field they want AS LONG AS it is a neutral site to both teams involved.
  6. Field Goal
    • The five-second countdown starts ONCE THE KICKER IS PLACED ON THE BOARD
  7. Clock
    • Use of a 4 Quarter continuous running 20 Minute Clock
      • 4 Continuous 20-minute quarters. Stoppage Time will only be allowed in the following situations:
      • 1 Minute Warning in the 2nd Quarter
      • 2 Minute Warning in the 4th Quarter
      • When a Timeout is called
        • The coach that calls the timeout will be given the option of Two 35 second clocks or one 35 second play clock. The clock will continue at the snap of the ball
      • When a player goes out of bounds during the 2nd and 4th Quarter warnings
      • Incomplete pass during the 2nd and 4th Quarter warning with 8 second runoff
      • During a change of possession after a scoring play
        • Two 35 second play clocks will be in effect
        • Clock resumes after the first snap of the offense’s first possession
      • When a coach states SET or HUT during the 2nd and 4th quarter warning
        • Clock will continue when play resumes
    • This will be on a 1-year trial and will be brought up again to be voted to make it permanent on at 2021 Jamboree

Items mentioned that remain unchanged is our stacking rule, spacing on the offensive line, and motions and audibles with the amount of times the defense can counter.

The biggest rule change of them all for our league is the running clock and team stats. Too many times, we are having to stop play or momentum so we can mark individual stats. The extra five minutes added makes up for the time stoppage during change of possession after turnover on downs. This brings us to the possibility of finishing games faster and possibly adding a third game to our day if needed.

Points of emphasis that we brought up were becoming diligent on our countdown clocks and play clocks. With the new rule added, the point is to get our games done in an efficient manner so that when you are done with your game, you can help out where is needed so that all games can be concluded in a reasonable amount of time. With that said, when you go to help someone with their game, you are not coming in to be judge, jury, and executioner. You just got to make sure the, “trains are running on time,” inotherwords with the respective clocks.

I for one am excited about this upcoming season and with our newest additions with that said: Here are the official teams for 2020 LAEFL Season

  • Ajah -Vikings
  • Anthony – Steelers
  • Cleon – 49ers
  • ^Craig – Chiefs
  • Earl – Texans
  • Eric R – Raiders
  • Eric T – Lions
  • Isaac – Eagles
  • John – Browns
  • ^Leon – Cowboys
  • ^Mark Sr. – Rams
  • Mark Jr. – Bills
  • Shabby – Jets
  • *^Sire – Ravens

*Standby ^Rookie

Here is to our historic 20th year and good luck to all coaches!

-Thomas Aldrich

What’s the 2020 Buzz??

To use a line from “Jesus Christ Superstar”, “what’s the buzz, tell me what’s happening”. Well the 2020 season is coming soon and the coaches of the LAEFL are excited about the new season and new coaches that will be joining for this historic run in our 20th league season.  We’ll be inducting our first members into the LAEFL Hall of Fame (see “our first class” article by Rastahaze on August 15, 2019).

The coaches are scrimmaging in various locations to work out the kinks as well as see what else needs to be done to make their squads game/season ready.

The Browns are getting their passing game ready to match the intensity of their defense and running game to bring home their first win. The Jets are keeping their plans close to the vest as they look to blow the doors off their opposing teams’ squads. The Texans are getting acquainted with their coach’s philosophy so they’ll be ready to respond in the heat of battle. The Vikings defense is stouting up to shut down opponents offenses and blow away their defenses with more than just Kleinsasser. The Bills have already declared they are releasing the cutthroat of a running game upon the league to help Thurman blaze his way through defenses.

The Niners have declared “new year, new squad” as they gear up to blow past their nemesises of years gone by. He’s talking to you Raiders, Eagles & Steelers. The Eagles have rededicated their squad to reestablish their defensive dominance along with a running and passing attack that will not be stopped. The Raiders have added a little more thump to the defense as they move to a new arena of a black hole. Nothing that goes in will come out the same. The autumn wind will be blowing opponents every way but free. The Steelers have declared they will be more dominant than the Rams ever were and their coach is getting his men ready to carry out that charge.

The new coaches will be welcomed with open arms, but no one gets a free ride in the LAEFL’s historic 20th season.

reporting for LAEFL Chronicle – Steven Watts