September 27, 2019
The Simulation Football League presented by APM Music is proud to announce the first national television playoff schedule in the league’s history. All nine postseason games will be featured on the Eleven Sports Network and Eleven Sports Next. The action will kickoff with Wild Card Weekend, Saturday October 12 at 5 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. CT.
“We are thrilled to have this incredible postseason schedule that will truly highlight how far our league has come since our first season in 2013,” said Commissioner Cameron Irvine. “This is a chance to put our best foot forward as we round the corner of our summer season and into an unprecedented off-season of growth, change and new milestones. We can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.”
Saturday’s pair of Wild Card games will be split by Big Sky Football at 7 p.m. ET when rivals UC Davis and Cal Poly meet for the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe. This will be the 45th meeting between the two with Davis having a slight edge 22-20-2 over Poly. The second game of the Wild Card round will start immediately following the FCS rivalry at 10:30 p.m. ET.
“We have a great opportunity to attract new football fans to our product and celebrate a great rivalry with postseason football on either side of it,” Irvine said. “It’s the perfect way to kick off our postseason.”
The Quarterfinals will take play Tuesday October 15th (No. 3 vs. No. 6 and No. 5 vs. No. 4) and Wednesday October 16th (highest wild card seed remaining vs. No. 1, and lowest wild card seed remaining vs. No. 2). Doubleheaders will air live at 7 and 9:30 p.m. ET.
The Semifinals will take place Tuesday October 22 with a 7 and 9:30 p.m. ET doubleheader.
The SFL’s 13th Championship Game will start with a 30-minute pre-game show at 7:30 p.m. ET followed by an 8 p.m. kickoff on Wednesday October 30. Broadcast crews will be announced at a later date.
The Week 13 schedule is also set, with the regular season’s final week matchups to be announced after the conclusion of Week 12’s Monday night slate. The schedule will be set based on postseason variables. Games with the least amount of postseason sway will be played at the beginning of the slate, while games with the most weight on seeding will take place at the end of the schedule.
Week 13’s schedule will have live broadcasts on ESN and Eleven Sports Next Sunday October 6 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET; Monday October 7 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. ET and Tuesday October 8 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. ET. The Saint Louis/New Orleans and Charleston/Carolina matchups will air on the SFL Network on Twitch (dates and times TBD) with no playoff implications.