Football on its way to China
China will get a taste of American-style professional football when the China-American Football League kicks off in 2015.
Teams will be made up of a combination of American and Chinese players and franchises will be located in major cities. Games will be played indoors. Team owners will invest a minimum of $10 million and television licensing rights will be shared.
The CAFL is the brainchild of Marty Judge, who sponsored the first American football game ever played in China in 2013. In addition, Judge is co-owner of the American Football League Philadelphia Soul.Along with Judge, former Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil and former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski are involved with the league.Vermeil guided the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XXXIV, a 23-16 win over the Tennessee Titans.