Written by Matthew Slinn
Images by Hubba Kimbrel and Axel Raven
Some Ideas are too Juicy to Ignore…
I think it was a fairly normal Saturday a few weeks ago when SFL community member and fellow Las Vegas Fury player, Doug Britton, mentioned how cool it would be if, on All-Star weekend, six ‘All-Divisional’ teams were set up and played each other in a tournament. Now, as we all know, the logistics of this and the effort that would need to be put forth just can’t be achieved in the tight SFL calendar. But, what can we do? We can write about it. What better way to set imaginations racing and open the door to a flood of opinions. The premise behind this article is fairly simple: Pick the best players from every division at each position and create 6 exceptional teams. The hard bit; actually picking the players. The difficulty of this task varied between each position and each team, but when it was tough – it was REALLY tough. So, should you scroll down this list and not find your own name or the name of a player that deserves to be there, just know that I put in every effort to be fair and true to my opinion. A lot of thought went into constructing these teams, and while I understand and encourage differences of opinion, don’t go away thinking I have just thrown the dice into the air and let them fall. This task took a lot of self-deliberation. One thing to note before you look over the teams: these teams were selected based on the Regular Season only. Yes, some players not in these teams may have had HUGE playoff performances, but we have to give everyone a fair chance over an equal number of games, so we’re sticking to the Regular Season.
You can either scroll down through each team or, should you want a more ‘straight to the point’ experience, click your desired link below.
Jump to Division:
All-Division Offense – Pacific
All-Division Defense – Pacific
All-Division Offense – Atlantic
All-Division Defense – Atlantic
All-Division Offense – West
All-Division Defense – West
All-Division Offense – East
All-Division Defense – East
All-Division Offense – South
All-Division Defense – South
All-Division Offense – North
All-Division Defense – North
Now, this particular piece was solely designed to show you the ‘All-Divisional’ Teams that we envisaged. It was designed to quickly look over and to spark discussion amongst the community. Soon, we will follow up with an article breaking down the teams in more depth. We may even try to predict who would reign victorious if a season-long battle was to ensure between the six – a tasty prospect if there ever was one. For now, I hope you enjoy perusing the feast of names. We’ll be back very soon!