Nichols’ Real World San Diego blog

Last night’s episode was more fun than anything. It showed a more humorous side, and backed off some of Frank’s drama.  It’s cool to see that, because with so much footage and so little air time it’s nice for the viewers to see something fun.  That’s not to say that there wasn’t the fair share of man tears.

In all honesty, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into until the show started airing.  Seeing yourself on television takes a lot of getting used to. Everyone has a perception of themselves, but you never know what you really look like until you see it.


Quick Questions with … Allan Holland

Allan Holland (right) is currently on the football staff at the University of Pikeville.

The Ultimate Indoor Football League will be having a weekly segment called, Quick Questions. We will ask players throughout the league a set of questions and post their reply.

Eastern Kentucky quarterback Allan Holland is today’s player. Holland, who is the offensive coordinator at the University of Pikeville, will return for his second season with the Drillers.


Robbie Wilson returns to Cincinnati

Robbie Wilson (#6) returns to Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Commandos professional indoor football team announces the resigning of safety Robbie Wilson.

The former Miami RedHawk will be playing his third season with the Commandos. He joined the team for three games a season ago, registering seven tackles with two interceptions. In 11 games during the inaugural 2010 season, Wilson recorded 50 tackles and five interceptions.

“He’s Smart, Fast and Physical, having Robbie on the field is having a coach playing,” said head coach Billy Back. “He’s one of the smartest players I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching. He’s been a solid corner stone to our Defense, and we’re excited to have him back! He can play man to man, linebacker and even running back. You want a versatile player; you want Robbie Wilson.”

Playing their home games in the historic Cincinnati Gardens, the Commandos are the long-tenured indoor football team in the history of the city of Cincinnati. The two-time league champions, start their third season in March.



Huntington Hammer

Terik Thomas- Assistant Coach

Florida Tarpons

Willie Pritchett- 6’6″- 335- OL/DL- South Eastern LA

Danville Dragons

Jerome Cook- 6’5″- 335- OL/DL- Lackawanna

Guy Foster- Quality Control Coach


Marion announces final tryout

MARION, OH  – The Marion Blue Racers, a 2012 expansion team of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, announces their last official tryout will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 22nd,  2011 at All Star Family Sports (6124 Busch Blvd, Columbus, Ohio, 43229).

The artificial grass playing surface will require all athletes to bring their football cleats for the best performance. The Blue Racers are looking to sign players at every position, as they continue to build a championship caliber roster.

Fresh off expansion, the Ultimate Indoor Football League enters its second season starting in late February. Consisting of 16 teams in 11 states, all east of the Mississippi, the UIFL provides fast-paced, affordable family entertainment. For more information about the UIFL, visit the league website at


Commissioner’s Corner

Hey everyone,

It’s good to be back home after a while of driving all over the place. I have been to Tupelo, MS, Birmingham, MS and East Ridge, TN within a week. It was a lot of fun though seeing the excitement of the league really starting to grow.

We had great turnouts at both press conferences, and I cannot wait to see games played at these arenas, both will definitely give the home team a seriously advantage.

Another thing I am excited about is the release of the schedule. I can’t thank the arenas, president, and everyone else that went into getting this put out so quick. We are months away from even training camp and now fans can see where they are playing and make accommodations now. I too am making my schedule to see where I am going and who I will be visiting throughout the year. I’m not going to lie it will be tough to watch these games knowing I can still play but I am excited to get around and watch other cities home arenas.

As the season get closer I will let everyone know the game that I will be at each week because I would like to meet and talk to as many people as possible. So until that time enjoy yourself and I will be writing back next week.

Jared Lorenzen

The Commish


Transactions- October 4, 2011

Northern Kentucky Monsters

Jameel Peeples- 5’11″- 225- LB

Willie Mullens- 5’10″- 200- WR

Demareay McDonald- 6’1″- 190- DB

William Ashburn- 6’3″- 235- QB- University of Louisville

Maurice Douse- 6’0″- 210- RB/WR

Lakeland Raiders

Munir Muwwakkil- 6’3″- 325- DT- Western Kentucky

Mississippi Hound Dogs

Sterling Williams- 6’2″- 320- DT

Rakiem Rowland- 6’1″- 193- CB/FS- Mayville State/New Mexico University

Quinton Meaders- 6’0″- 194- DB

Taurean Rhetta- 5’11″- 175- WR

Eastern Kentucky Drillers

Reggie Frazier 5’11″- 225- RB- Minnesota Crookston

Kye Butler- 6’6″- 235- WR- Indiana State/ Eastern Illinois University

Josh Rayam- 6’2″- 210- WR- Valdosta State


UIFL President Andrew Haines Blog 10/4/2011

It’s been busy the last few weeks in the UIFL!  Last week, I traveled to Tupelo, MS to announce the team name, head coach, and other information.  We held that press conference Monday afternoon.  50+ people attended the Mississippi press conference.

Once that was over we headed to Chattanooga, TN to announce the team name, and ownership of the Tennessee Rail Runners.  Then back to Florida!  There was a great turnout at the TN press conference, with about 100 people in attendance.  The people who were there, were very excited about the team coming to East Ridge.

One thing that we want to make sure we do as a league is provide the tools needed for teams to be successful.  When I’m out talking with fans or the media, the number 1 question is, “when are the games.”  I think it is important that teams have proper time to promote their teams…with a schedule.  We released the regular season schedule over the weekend.  With the release of the schedule it gives each team approximately 5 months before their first games.  With some of the arenas submitting limited dates to me for scheduling, it made doing the schedule tough.  We started out wanting to have each team play home and away each opponent in their conference.  After going through all the dates, we found that it was mathematically impossible to complete the schedule how we initially wanted to.

Then we started looking at creating two divisions in each conference, and having teams play more games against their division opponents.  This also helped cut travel cost down for teams.  Watch out for some of the “rival” games.

If more dates were provided, and available with all the teams, the schedule would have a different look.  Based on the dates we received, I think the schedule is good.

I’ll be updating you all on a regular basis. Feel free to email questions that you would like me to address on my blog, and I will try to do my best to answer as many as possible.

Andrew Haines
UIFL President


Transactions- October 3, 2011

Huntington Hammer

Martino Montague Jr.- 6’0″- 225- LB/SS- Bridgewater College

Rome Rampage

Jared McGrady- Director of Player Personnel

Mississippi Hound Dogs

Bart Gloyd- 6’0″- 198- QB

Desmoine Ware- 6’2″- 330- OL

Cincinnati Commandos

Robbie Wilson- 6’0″- 220- DB/LB- Miami University

Correy Stewart- 5’9″- 170- DB/WR- Hanover College


UIFL releases schedule

ATHENS, GA – The Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) has officially announced its 2012 schedule. (Full Weekly Schedule)

All teams will play 14 games over a 17-week schedule with an emphasis on divisional play. The 2012 season officially kicks off the weekend of February 25 when expansion teams Tennessee and Carolina meet in Raleigh, NC.

The following weekend defending Ultimate Bowl I champion Saginaw Sting opens its title defense by traveling to Canton. In addition, the participants in the 2011 CIFL title game meet as Marion travels to Cincinnati.

Fresh off expansion, the Ultimate Indoor Football League enters its second season starting in late February. Consisting of 16 teams in 11 states, all east of the Mississippi, the UIFL provides fast-paced, affordable family entertainment. For more information about the UIFL, visit the league website at