by Adam Gretz
Between 1993 and 1995, the Canadian Football League came up with the brilliant idea, led by commissioner Larry Smith -- the United States, presumably bored with the NFL, was ready for 12-on-12, 110-yard action. The result? Eight teams from Memphis to Sacramento, including the only non-Canadian team to hoist the Grey Cup, the 1994 Baltimore Stallions. I wonder if they had a parade?
Why is this all relevant? Because former NFL wide receiver Oronde Gadsden is trying to bring the CFL back to America, due in part to the unstable future of the Arena Football League.