So as spring approaches, along comes the latest football venture — the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) league. “We’re building something new and fresh and different, and we felt like if could break away from the mold, it would reset expectations,” Sohrob Farudi, CEO of the league. “So they could come up and say, ‘Hey, I’m not going to even compare it to what I watch on Sundays because this is a whole new sport.’ ”
It’s certainly a departure from the NFL, AAF, XFL and any other acronym associated with football. For starters, it’s 7-on-7 football, played on a 50-yard field, with the games lasting only an hour — two 20-minute halves, with the clock running until a score, and an eight-minute halftime intermission. There is a one-minute warning at the end of each half, after which the clocks stops following a first down or an incompletion and restarts after the ensuring snap.