European NFL rookies settling in

10/12/00

Polish kicker Sebastian Janikowski finally seems to have turned the corner in his rookie year, after experiencing a rocky start. Janikowski, whom played collegiately at Florida State, was the highest ever selected kicker in the NFL draft, and only the second ever to be drafted in the first round. Meanwhile, Norwegian defensive lineman Leif Larsen is seeing more action in the Buffalo Bills defense. Larsen, a 6th round draft pick out of Texas El-Paso, is now a regular part of the Bills' defensive line rotation.
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XFL robs NFL Europe of talent

10/12/00

The new football league in the States, XFL, went hard on NFL Europe rosters during their inagural draft a few months back. Around half the draft choices have NFLE background. As if that wasn't enough, XFL hired away Amsterdam Admirals Head Coach Al Luginbill, Scottish Claymores HC Jim Criner, as well as Rhein Fire HC Galen Hall. Among the players chosen were also German TE Werner Hippler and former Kiel Hurricanes / Hamburg Blue Devils QB Tyler Grovesteen.
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German teams won't play in '01 ?

10/12/00

As the preliminary Euro Bowl schedule for 2001 came out, it became clear that the German teams may not be able to compete internationally in 2001 due to conflicts between the Euro Bowl and GFL schedules.
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EFAF closes down office

10/12/00

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the EFAF has been forced to close down their office in Luxembourg. The unfortunate situation has also led to secretary Russ Nehmer having to resign, as EFAF no longer could afford to employ a secretary.
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Bergamo first Euro 25 champion

10/12/00

The final Euro 25 Poll (week 44) has the Bergamo Lions as their #1 ranked team. The Lions had held the top spot throughout much of the year after winning both the Italian championship, the Euro Bowl and the Champions League. German champions Cologne Crocodiles held onto #2 spot, trailed by two other German teams; Braunschweig Lions and Munich Cowboys.
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