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AFA Newsletter November 09, 2010

American Football Association AFA Newsletter November 09, 2010
In This Issue:
•   Victim Vocabulary
•   Attempts To Use AFA Founder, Ron Real's Name Continue
•   Free AFA Alumni Club Membership Program
•   Sponsor: Ambit Energy
•   AFA Member League News Clips
•   Join Us On Facebook
Victim Vocabulary
The Victim phrase that creates the sense of powerlessness that often accompanies us when in a state of victim-hood. They are words we hear spoken by ourselves and others and they stop progress and positive expansion of any kind dead in its tracks!

What phrase could possibly have that sort of power over us? It is simply the words, "I can't ...."

When we refer to our abilities using these two words we limit ourselves mightily. Such words are often used as an excuse that prohibits us from even trying something new or different.

For example to say, "I can't understand this math problem." When we say the words and believe them we simply go no further. We've decided "it can't be done." Now someone else will have to do it for us.

Of course this sort of "victim game-playing" can be harmless up to a certain point. "I can't reach it, will you get it for me?" spoken by a young woman to the tall, handsome stranger standing beside her can be seen as a light flirtation perhaps. But even this sort of repartee is not a good habit to get into because
we run the risk of believing them.

"I can't do it" then becomes an automatic response to everything! These two words, "I can't" are limiting and disabling when believed.
The more we convince ourselves and others that we can't do something, the more unable to do we become. Our lives become increasingly narrow and constricted in direct proportion to how often we think and speak the words, "I can't ...."

Begin to listen for how often you hear yourself using the words. "I can't." When you observe it, quickly ask yourself "Is it really true that I can't?"

Try replacing the phrase "I can't" with one of the healthier, more accurate phrases below.
"I can!"
"I can, but am choosing not to ...
"I don't want to do it."
"I want you to do it."
"I am willing to learn ... show me."
"I am learning a lot through trial and error."

Notice how expansive and freeing these phrases are, in contrast to the dead-end words, "I can't." Refuse to limit yourself with such victim vocabulary!
American Football Association
Free AFA Alumni Club Membership Program
2011 AFA Alumni Club Membership - Are You A Card Carrying Member?
For the next 6 months, AFA Alumni Club Membership is basically free. Upon completing the mail in application, you will receive a $25 gift certificate as part of your membership package.

AFA Membership is open to anyone and everyone that, at one time or another, had been (or still is) involved with a semi-pro team and/or league. The AFA Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club is co-sponsored by the AFA National Association and the Members of the AFA Hall of Fame Alumni. If you are interested in a 2010 membership application, just click:

2011 AFA Team & League Membership
Membership applications are now being accepted for the 2010 season. The annual membership fee to join the AFA is $100 "per team" which provides a benefit package that is easily 10x this fee

Team membership applications can be downloaded by clicking:

Hurray, limited number of AFA Souvenier Glasses available $10 each

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AFA Member League News Clips
Virginia Crusaders win Mason Dixon football title
November 01, 2010|By Ed Richards | |
With the Mason Dixon Football League championship on the line, the Virginia Crusaders played like champions. Their defense shut down the power-running game of the defending-champion Arbutus (Md.) Big Red, and after a slow start, the offense proved virtually unstoppable as the Crusaders cruised to an impressive 38-6 victory Saturday night at Bailey Field.

Red & Black comes up empty
CARTHAGE — The Watertown Red and Black, a team that routinely scored off of opponent's turnovers throughout the Empire Football League season, forced two turnovers in the first quarter of its Harvest Classic semifinal game Saturday night.

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But for a growing number of military gridiron gladiators, the rise of semi-pro football is offering a second chance to play the game they love.
And maybe, just maybe, some will have a shot at real glory.
Meanwhile, old interservice rivalries are finding new life in unlikely places.

Roberson is the new energetic hub of community based sports activity. Check out Champions!, a celebration of Binghamton, New York's rich sports history. This exhibit will be on display for the next 12 months. The Empire Football League's TC Jets are prominently featured in this exhibit along with a continuous running video of the Albany Mallers vs. Jets 1997 EFL Championship. Next time you're in Binghamton, stop by to visit Roberson Museum's CHAMPIONS Exhibit. Click to view pictures

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Attempts To Use AFA Founder, Ron Real's Name Continue
Unfortunately, despite previous communications from the Family of the late Ron Real stating their position, the distraction of organizations/individuals attempting to use the name of Ron Real for a trophy/championship game continues. This is not only sickening and but also extremely disrespectful! NO means NO !

After just celebrating our 30th Anniversary, the many achievements of our founder Ron Real and 600 plus Hall of Fame members, and the positive image at our level that we continue to promote, the seriousness of this issue has become more paramount. We will continue to distance ourselves from organizations that characterize themselves as associates of the American Football Association………American Football News Today, the Ron Real Trophy, the Minor Pro Hall of Fame, Minor League Football News Hall of Fame, etc.

The AFA Board of Directors and family of the late Ron Real once again state that these groups/initiatives are unauthorized and have nothing to do with the AFA, the AFA Semi-pro Football Hall of Fame or the AFA's American Football News™ created by the late Ron Real, founder of the AFA.
Ron Real
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