Friday, August 7, 2009

(United Football League) UFL Schedule Released: Thanks to San Francisco QB Brett Dietz For Sending it to us

The UFL has released its schedule and it seems that only 17 people in America care.

However, lets make that 18 because yesterday INSIC learned that Brett Dietz (pictured at top), a college buddy of INSIC founder John Breech, is in a hotly contested battle to be the starting quarterback for the San Francisco Rockfish (Note: Apparently none of the teams have nicknames yet, someone told us they're the Rockfish, so that's what we're calling them. Note number two: UFL training camp starts Sept. 10, so when we say hotly contested battle above, we mean it will be about a month before Dietz makes Boyd look like Ryan Leaf's less talented twin brother).

Former 2007 Arena Football League (AFL) Co-Rookie of the Year Brett Dietz will soon be dueling it out with former University of Kentucky Quarterback Shane Boyd to be the starting quarterback for the UFL team on the left coast.

The San Francisco team is coached by former Minnesota Viking and Arizona Cardinal head coach Dennis Green, i.e., Mr. "They are who we thought they were." Also on the team is Cardinal WR Larry Fitzgerald's little brother Marcus.

Anyway, back to Brett. Dietz has moved from Kentucky (Covington Catholic), to Indiana (Hanover College) to Finland to Tampa (AFL Tampa Bay Storm) and now to San Francisco to keep his dream alive of playing professional football. There's also a one or two stints in AFL2 somewhere in there, but that's irrelevant and boring.

Dietz was finally on the verge of stardom in 2007 (he won his rookie of the year award in his first full season in the AFL playing for the league's most successful franchise, the Tampa Bay Storm), but his stardom wasn't quite to be because the AFL folded up like the Bengals offense in the fourth quarter of a division game against the Steelers.

So once again, Dietz was without a job. That led to his newest stint in San Francisco. The former Hanover College stud was one of only six quarterbacks taken in the UFL's inaugural draft on June 19.

Anyway, here's the UFL schedule and if you're lucky, we'll put up an interview with San Francisco's newest citizen this weekend (San Fran games are in bold).

Wait, before the schedule, we'll make two really quick comments about the schedule, one good and one bad.

First, the good news: every game is on national television and yes America, VERSUS counts as national television. This is definitely a good thing for a fledgling football league. Plus we here at INSIC have HDNet, so we're thinking about starting a UFL fantasy football league.

The bad news: If we're not mistaken (and we never are), the Championship game is the day after Thanksgiving. We don't work for Nielsen and we're not television executives here at INSIC but we have to imagine that TV ratings aren't too high that day because every bargain hunter in America is out shopping.

We say make the Championship the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, it's the number one bar night in America, so every sports bar in the country will have the game on. Regardless, if it's on Black Friday we'll be watching, unless San Francisco isn't playing in which case we'll be at Best Buy wrestling a $74 Blu-ray player from a grandma that thinks Black Friday is holier than Easter and Christmas combined.


Week 1
Thursday, October 8
San Francisco at Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium 6:00 PM Pacific

Saturday, October 10
New York atFlorida
Citrus Bowl 7:00 PM Eastern

Week 2
Wednesday, October 14
Florida at Las Vegas
Sam Boyd Stadium 6:00 PM Pacific

Saturday, October 17
New York at San Francisco
AT&T Park* 6:00 PM Pacific

Week 3
Thursday, October 22
San Francisco at Florida
Citrus Bowl 7:00 PM Eastern

BYE WEEK Las Vegas & New York

Week 4
Thursday, October 29
San Francisco at New York
TBA 7:00 PM Eastern

Friday, October 30
Las Vegas at Florida
TBA 7:00 PM Eastern

Week 5

Wednesday, November 4
Las Vegas at New York
James M. Shuart Stadium, Hofstra, Uniondale, NY
7:00 PM Eastern

BYE WEEK Florida & San Francisco

Week 6
Thursday, November 12
Las Vegas at San Francisco
AT&T Park 6:00 PM Pacific

Saturday, November 14
Florida at New York
Rentschler Field – Hartford, Conn. 7:00 PM Eastern

Week 7
Thursday, November 19
Florida at San Francisco
AT&T Park 6:00 PM Pacific

Friday, November 20
New York at Las Vegas
Home Depot Ctr., Los Angeles, Calif. 6:00 PM Pacific

Week 8
Friday, November 27
Championship Game
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Noon Pacific

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand any of what you just wrote about...except when you started talking about shopping. Mmmmm, sales!!