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MARCH 22TH 2014 ISSUE VII
UFF COMMISSIONER’S LETTER
GREEN-FLY MEDIA EDITORIAL
From: The Desk of the United Football Federation Commissioner’s Office. Good Day & Welcome to everyone that committed to the U.F.F. League! To our Team Owners, Players, and the U.F.F. Board
EXECUTIVE EDITOR ALICE MARY HERDEN WRITERS ANDY VILLAMARZO, ALICE MARY HERDEN DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ALICE MARY HERDEN GRAPHIC DESIGNER ALICE MARY HERDEN
Members of this League’s family, I’m proud to take title of my position. As for those who don’t know me as yet, I’m your U.F.F. Commissioner, Wayne Gile. I’m one of the original Co-Founders of the United Football Federation of America. And the former Owner & Head Coach of The Florida Veterans Football Organization. In 2011, the first year of the U.F.F., “The Florida Veterans” were the Undefeated, “Florida” State Champions. 12/0. I know that everyone in our League is excited about another year of Minor League Football in the U.F.F. The 2014 Season is already upon us with anticipa-
____________________________ ASST. PHOTOGRAPHER JOE DICRISTAFALO CONTRIBUTING WRITERS JAY LAWRENCE • KENRICK THOMAS CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS ODD SHOTS GAME STATS KEEPER VIDEO DEBORAH CHAVANNE ____________________________ UNITED FOOTBALL FEDERATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
tion & excitement for your February 8th Game Opener. As your Commissioner of the U.F.F., I look forward to working for everyone and enforcing our League rules for the 2014 Season. First of all, I would like to thank all of the “UFF Board Members”, for their dedication and valuable time donated to our League’s success over the years. There are big expectations scheduled for this 2014 Season of Events. For one, the playoffs will be “Better Than Ever”. We have outdone ourselves each and every year and will continue to do so with every season, if we all grow together. This has been mainly due to all the endless personal working hours of the Board Members and their efforts to bring the best that the U.F.F. can offer to all the teams.
UFF COMMISSIONER EX. DIRECTOR OF LEAGUE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS LEAGUE PHOTOGRAPHER DIRECTOR OF EVENTS DIRECTOR OF TEAM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR OF OFFICIALS
WAYNE GILE ANDY VILLAMARZO CHRIS MORANT ALICE MARY HERDEN CHANEL HUNTER MARK MARRAZO BOB GRECO
DIRECTOR OF GRIEVANCES
Our up-and-coming events that the Board Members are working on for this season are underway already! Note: Please continue to check your emails for
League information as updates are posted regularly. The new Teams that have come to the U.F.F. from other Leagues this year will
bring some good competition for Florida to offer in Minor League Football. NOTE: Please, Team Owners! Keep in mind.... The U.F.F. Board Members, can only work as hard for all the teams and your players enjoyment... ONLY; if your program stays in compliance with the League’s By-Laws that “ I” as your Commissioner will enforce to keep the integrity of the U.F.F. intact.
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This will be the best investment you can make for your Teams enjoyment while competing with the best competition in the U.F.F. and continue to be the respectful organizations in this League . You will receive the Biggest Bang for you Buck in the U.F.F. I look forward to meeting & seeing many of the teams compete as “Profession-
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al Sportsmen” while following ALL the leagues By-Laws throughout this season. I’d like to wish everyone that’s part of this Great Family who have joined the finest and fastest growing league in the Tri-State Area, A wish everyone a wonderful, Safe, and exciting 2014 season!
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Respectfully; I say Thank You! U.F.F., Commissioner: Wayne Gile : “Semper-Fi”
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Unite d Fo otb a l l Fe derat ion 2014 UFF Season Schedule
Week 1-Feb. 8th
North North Florida Stampede at Glynn County Revolution 7 Duval Crush at Duval Panthers 5 *Winter Gardens at Jacksonville Spartans 7 Tallahassee Wolves at Tallahassee Knights 6 Gainesville Gators at Brooksville Ballers 3 Orlando Phantoms at I-4 Ironbacks 1 Treasure Coast Bengals at Osceola Ravens 2 South Pasco County Hitmen at West Coast Soldiers 2 Tampa Bay Knights at Bay Area Pirates 5 Florida Stingrays at Florida Veterans 6 South Florida Saints at Suncoast Vipers 6 Power of Prayer Crusaders at South Florida Xtreme 6 Broward County Barracudas at Miami Sharks 7 Hollywood Browns at South Florida Chargers 6 Bye: Tampa Bay Patriots
Week 2-Feb. 15th
North Glynn County Revolution at Duval Panthers 5 Tallahassee Wolves at North Florida Stampede 2:12 Jacksonville Beach Spartans at Duval Crush 5 Gainesville Gators at Tallahassee Knights 6 **Springstead High at Brooksville Ballers 7 I-4 Ironbacks at Osceola Ravens 2 Winter Garden Renegades at Treasure Coast Bengals 7 Bye: Orlando Phantoms South West Coast Soldiers at Bay Area Pirates 5 Tampa Bay Patriots at Tampa Bay Knights 7 Suncoast Vipers at Florida Veterans 6 Florida Stingrays at Broward County Barracudas 7 Power of Prayer Crusaders at South Florida Saints 7 Miami Sharks at South Florida Chargers 6 South Florida Xtreme at Hollywood Browns 6 Bye: Pasco County Hitmen
Week 3-Feb. 22nd
North Jacksonville Beach Spartans at Glynn County Revolution 7 Duval Panthers at North Florida Stampede 2:12 Hollywood Browns at Duval Crush 7 Tallahassee Wolves at Gainesville Gators 7 Winter Garden Renegades at I-4 Ironbacks 1 Osceola Ravens at Orlando Phantoms 6 Bye: Treasure Coast Bengals, Brooksville Ballers, Tallahassee Knights South Bay Area Pirates at Pasco County Hitmen 5 Tampa Bay Patriots at West Coast Soldiers 2 Power of Prayer Crusaders at Florida Veterans 6 Suncoast Vipers at Florida Stingrays 7 South Florida Xtreme at Miami Sharks 7 South Florida Chargers at Broward County Barracudas 7 Bye: Tampa Bay Knights, South Florida Saints
Week 4-March 1st
North Glynn County Revolution at Duval Crush 5 North Florida Stampede at Jacksonville Beach Spartans 7 Gainesville Gators at Duval Panthers 5 Tallahassee Knights at Brooksville Ballers 3 Orlando Phantoms at Winter Garden Renegades 3/5 I-4 Ironbacks at Treasure Coast Bengals 7 Bye: Osceola Ravens, Tallahassee Wolves South West Coast Soldiers at Tampa Bay Knights 6 Pasco County Hitmen at Tampa Bay Patriots 6 Florida Veterans at South Florida Saints 7 Florida Stingrays at Power of Prayer Crusaders 7 Suncoast Vipers at South Florida Chargers 6 Miami Sharks at Hollywood Browns 6 Broward County Barracudas at South Florida Xtreme 2 Bye: Bay Area Pirates
Week 5-March 8th
North Tallahassee Knights at Glynn County Revolution 7 Duval Crush at North Florida Stampede 2:12 Duval Panthers at Jacksonville Beach Spartans 7 Brooksville Ballers at Tallahassee Wolves 5 Florida Pairiots at Gainesville Gators 5 Treasure Coast Bengals at Orlando Phantoms 6 Osceola Ravens at Winter Garden Renegades 3/5 Bye: I-4 Ironbacks South Tampa Bay Knights at Pasco County Hitmen 5 Bay Area Pirates at Tampa Bay Patriots 7 Florida Veterans at Miami Sharks 7 South Florida Saints at Florida Stingrays 7 Power of Prayer Crusaders at Suncoast Vipers 6 Hollywood Browns at Broward County Barracudas 7 South Florida Chargers at South Florida Xtreme 6 Bye: West Coast Soldiers
Week 6-March 15th
North Glynn County Revolution at North Florida Stampede 2:12 Duval Panthers at Duval Crush 1 I-4 Ironbacks at Tallahassee Knights 6 Orlando Phantoms at Tallahassee Wolves 5 Osceola Ravens at Gainesville Gators 7 Treasure Coast Bengals at Brooksville Ballers 3 Winter Garden Renegades at Jacksonville Beach Spartans 7
Week 9-April 5th
North Glynn County Revolution at Jacksonville Beach Spartans 7 North Florida Stampede at Duval Panthers 5 Duval Crush at Treasure Coast Bengals 7 ** Jacksonville Wildcats @ Tallahassee Knights 6 Gainesville Gators at Tallahassee Wolves 5 I-4 Ironbacks at Winter Garden Renegades 3/5 Orlando Phantoms at Osceola Ravens 2 South West Coast Soldiers at Tampa Bay Patriots 6 Pasco County Hitmen at Bay Area Pirates 5 Brooksville Ballers at Tampa Bay Knights 7 Florida Stingrays at Suncoast Vipers 6 Florida Veterans at Power of Prayer Crusaders 7 Miami Sharks at South Florida Xtreme 2 Broward County Barracudas at South Florida Chargers 6 South Florida Saints at Hollywood Browns 6
Week 10-April 12th
North Duval Crush at Glynn County Revolution 7 Jacksonville Beach Spartans at North Florida Stampede 2:12 Duval Panthers at Osceola Ravens 2 *Florida Falcons at Tallahassee Wolves 5 ## Brooksville Ballers at Tallahassee Knights 6 Treasure Coast Bengals at I-4 Ironbacks 1 Winter Garden Renegades at Orlando Phantoms 6 Bye: Gainesville Gators
South West Coast Soldiers at South Florida Saints 7 Pasco County Hitmen at Power of Prayer Crusaders 7 Bay Area Pirates at Suncoast Vipers 6 Tampa Bay Patriots at Florida Stingrays 7 Tampa Bay Knights at Florida Veterans 6 Miami Sharks at Broward County Barracudas 7 South Florida Chargers at Hollywood Browns 6 Bye: South Florida Xtreme
South Tampa Bay Knights at West Coast Soldiers 2 Tampa Bay Patriots at Pasco County Hitmen 5 South Florida Chargers at Bay Area Pirates 5 Power of Prayer Crusaders at Florida Stingrays 7 South Florida Xtreme at Broward County Barracudas 7 South Florida Saints at Florida Veterans 6 Bye: Suncoast Vipers, Hollywood Browns, Miami Sharks
Week 7-March 22nd
Week 11-EASTER BYE WEEK (April 19th-20th)
North Duval Panthers at Glynn County Revolution 7 Jacksonville Beach Spartans at Winter Garden Renegades 3/5 Tallahassee Knights at Tallahassee Wolves 5 Brooksville Ballers at Gainesville Gators 7 I-4 Ironbacks at Orlando Phantoms 6 Osceola Ravens at Treasure Coast Bengals 7 Bye: North Florida Stampede, Duval Crush South West Coast Soldiers at Pasco County Hitmen 5 Bay Area Pirates at Tampa Bay Knights 7 South Florida Xtreme at Tampa Bay Patriots 6 Florida Veterans at Florida Stingrays 7 Suncoast Vipers at South Florida Saints 7 South Florida Chargers at Miami Sharks 7 Bye: POP Crusaders, Broward County Barracudas, Hollywood Browns
Week 8-March 29th
North Duval Crush at Jacksonville Beach Spartans 7 North Florida Stampede at Orlando Phantoms 6 Tallahassee Knights at Gainesville Gators 7 Treasure Coast Bengals at Winter Garden Renegades 3/5 Osceola Ravens at I-4 Ironbacks 1 Springstead High Alumni at Brooksville Ballers Tallahassee Wolves @ TBA Bye: Glynn County Revolution, Duval Panthers, South Bay Area Pirates at West Coast Soldiers 2 Broward County Barracudas at Pasco County Hitmen 5 Tampa Bay Knights at Tampa Bay Patriots 6 Florida Veterans at Suncoast Vipers 7 South Florida Saints at Power of Prayer Crusaders 7 Hollywood Browns at South Florida Xtreme 6 Bye: Florida Stingrays, Miami Sharks, South Florida Chargers
Hollywood Browns at Miami Sharks 7 (April19th)
Week 12- April 26th
North Glynn County Revolution at I-4 Ironbacks 1 North Florida Stampede at Duval Crush 5 Jacksonville Beach Spartans at Duval Panthers 5 Tallahassee Wolves at Brooksville Ballers 3 ** Jacksonville Wildcats @ Gainesville Gators 7 Orlando Phantoms at Treasure Coast Bengals 7 Winter Garden Renegades at Osceola Ravens 2 Bye: Tallahassee Knights South Miami Sharks at West Coast Soldiers 2 Pasco County Hitmen at Tampa Bay Knights 7 Tampa Bay Patriots at Bay Area Pirates 5 Florida Stingrays at South Florida Saints 7 Suncoast Vipers at Power of Prayer Crusaders 7 Broward County Barracudas at Hollywood Browns 6 South Florida Xtreme at South Florida Chargers 6 Bye: Florida Veterans
POSTSEASON SCHEDULE WILD-CARD ROUND - May 3rd, 2014 DIVISIONAL ROUND - May 10th, 2014 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS -May17th, 2014 UNITED CUP IV at Lake Brantley High School - May 31st, 2014
Brooksville Ballers host the Treasure Coast Bengals May 15, 2014 Brooksville, Florida Going back to familiar territory was nice, but I was not there just for one team, I was there for two teams, and I was really looking forward in covering this game. Brooksville Ballers the 2013 United Cup III Champions, only had twelve players returning from last year, which may hurt the structure the Ballers incorporated into this team. As with any team, you have surrounded yourself through familiarity towards the middle of the season. You begin to know how your players work, what they can do, and what they cannot do. How they all mold together and flow evenly to form a team, and once your loose a majority of you key players in a new season you have start all over.
“Take those new guys and implement the same system that we implemented in last year for the guys believe in the same thing.” Williams said. Knowing that the Ballers had a slow start, with the first game a loss against the Gainesville Gators and then another game forfeited and then the next was a bye week; put the Ballers out of balance. “Better for us not to be number one and not playing with that monkey on our back, Owens is doing his thing on offense, with time we’ll just keep getting better.” Williams said Having that attitude works for the Ballers, and loosing eight players after the Gators game proved to the Ballers that a loss shows the true understanding of dedication and survival.
The Treasure Coast Bengals having a strong defensive line…could they be strong enough to get through the Ballers o-line. Bengals starting on a good winning streak hit the wall when they went up against the Orlando Phantoms. The Bengals may have pushed themselves to the limits in that game that which may have cost them this game against the Ballers. It could have been the illusion of what the Ballers ranking posted on the board and the ego of some of the players on the Bengals side went to high and they couldn’t gain the ground control they needed. Seeing the disappointment in John Chandler’s (owner of the Treasure Coast Bengals)expressions proved that his players were overwhelmed. They just couldn’t get it together. Treasure Coast Bengals take on the Osceola Ravens on their own turf, hopefully the players can bring themselves up from the loss. Alice Mary Herden
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Confidence is a learned behavior. There are two types of confidence, instructed confidence and self confidence. Instructed confidence is a learned behavior from a coach. Self confidence is a learned behavior from yourself. You must compete with both instructed and self confidence to be successful. Micheal L. Jones Micheal L. Jones M.S., SSC, RAA; Mental Coach uffteamsnews.com
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RANKINGS WEEK ENDING 3/22/2014 GULF COAST CONFERENCE NORTH Jacksonville Spartans
Glynn County Revolution
North Florida Stampede
Treasure Coast Bengals
Winter Garden Renegades
h o r a c e c o p e l a n d . n e t
RB #1 Chris Perry had to play QB against the Tallahassee Wolves due to QB Josh Rose being injured. Chris Perry at the end of the day had rushed for 7 TD’s. He’s on pace to break last years record.
SOUTH FLORIDA CONFERENCE WEST West Coast Soldiers
Tampa Bay Patriots
Tampa Bay Knights
Pasco County Hitmen
Bay Area Pirates
South Florida Saints
Power of Prayer Crusaders
South Florida Chargers
Broward County Barracudas
South Florida Xtreme
* forfeit win/loss
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