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The Last Days of NFL Europa: A New Hope (3rd and last part)

It’s been more than 2 years since NFL Europa folded. This is our friend from Germany Michael Fischer’s last look at the league and its cheerleaders. The good news is that there are plans to start a new Arena League in Germany. Details soon!

On the 23th June 2007 in a shortly scheduled World Bowl press conference the NFLE chief Uwe Bergheim made some indications, that a closing of the league isn’t desirable, but an option. I went out of the press center with a bad feeling.

I thought, oh sh*t what happens if the fans find out, what Uwe Bergheim has said a few minutes ago. Probably the fans would demonstrate in front of the NFL Europa department or similar.

The Frankfurt Galaxy has lost against the Hamburg Sea Devils and Dance Team Director Kimberly Cole went to her Galaxy Dancers, built a huddle and said to them: “Girls, enjoy this moment, it can be that this is the last time you’re  standing here in the arena!”


Galaxy Dancer Jasmin told me that on the After Game Party. Here are some previously unreleased photos of this evening. I think no words are necessary.




I have spoken with a cheerleader from the Centurions a day after. She told me that some office workers don’t believe that it a closing could be possible.

Nearly on week later – the 29th June 2007 was the black day of American football here in Europe.  In a press mail all journalists were invited for a telephone conference about the future of NFL Europe. Uwe Bergheim confirmed that the league will closed.

But the closing plans of NFLEurope were still in the works before the 2007 season. The tax refunds were not enough for the NFL owners. And all insiders should continue their work.

So as it seems nothing else matter. Nothing is to say more concerning this matter and I will close the capital of NFL Europa for all time. I would like say to my cheerleaders:

“Thank you all, you are the best, because you made cheerleading & football so popular. I love you all!”

Now, the existing 5 of 6 former dance teams will be now in a new formation of the new indoor league XFL-A, but more next time.