It was sort of lost in the shuffle between Love Is in the Air and the fact that we're technically not a sports blog, but this weekend featured one of the biggest events in American sporting, the Super Bowl. Believe it or not, even some of us uber geeks here at WoW.com's world headquarters like sports. Some of us even watched the Super Bowl. Some of us even watched it for a reason other than the commercials. (And honestly, the commercials sucked this year. Except the Google one. That made me melt and go all gooey and squeal with warm fuzzies.)
Anyhow, it was a good game, if not the best Super Bowl I've seen in years. But what it really got me thinking of was Warcraft football. Believe it or not, football in Warcraft is totally canon. If you don't believe me, you should watch the end credits for Warcraft III. With that in mind, I got to thinking about what an Azerothian football league might look like, what cities and villages would field teams, and who'd win the superbowl.
I'm sure a lot of people's first instinct would be to say that a Horde team full of tauren and orcs, perhaps from the Warsong Clan, would be the clear favorite, but you need a bit of speed and agility too. Besides, an orc probably couldn't tackle a good gnome running back. A small moving target like that would be tough to hit. I'd also bet elves would be pretty good quarterbacks.
So in honor of the real world Super Bowl, I'll ask: What would the AFL (Azerothian Football League) look like? What mascots would we see? What cities and villages would the teams hail from? Would we see solely Horde and Alliance teams, or would some of the neutral factions get in on the action? And of course, who'd take home the final trophy at the end of the year?