football

  1. A Solution to Dissolution: If the UEFA Nations League Began in 1998

    A SOLUTION TO DISSOLUTION If the UEFA Nations League Began in 1998 By NTF aka Seb Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, UEFA sees the need to launch another international tournament to “meet the increased demands of this expanded European national team...
  2. ComradeLenin22

    What if the USFL didn't fold?

    What if the USFL didn't Fold? 1985-1986 USFL Offseason, the Baltimore Stars are coming off of a Championship victory their second in franchise history. Throughout the rest of the league there is worries of bankruptcy, folding, and other financial issues. The teams hit the hardest were the San...
  3. Looper

    Greatness: A sports collaborative Timeline

    Hello everyone! I have been thinking about doing one of these collaborative timelines for a while, and I pulled the trigger. So some groundrules. 1. This starts in 1990 2. You may post on MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, soccer (european clubs or International competitions), NASCAR, olympics, or college...
  4. Life After the Black Sox - A Collaborative TL (with a Twist that Is)

    Dateline: October 1919 The Chicago White Sox and The Cincinnati Reds are playing in a Best of 9, Fall Classic called the World Series to Determine a Champion, The White Sox had a roster had included eight members who were trying to wreck the 1919 World Series Game by exchanging money from a...
  5. PakistaniGuyUK

    Soccer WI: Scotland National Football Team the most dominant among the 'Home Nations' (including non-Sporting Butterflies for this ATL Britain)

    With a population of 5m versus 50m Scotland were always realistically gonna play second fiddle to England among the Home Nations's sides. Nonetheless, as highlighted by someone on a Euros soccer thread a couple of months ago the head to heads between England and Scotland are surprisingly even...
  6. An Alternate History of FIFA, the World Cup, and International Football.
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    The year is 2018. The World Cup has been underway for the past few weeks, and it's been a very exciting tournament for all involved. Hosts Sweden are entering their home field, the Friends Arena, to face off against first-time finalists Wallonia. During the first few minutes of the match...
  7. It's (probably not) Coming Home: A Big Sam Story
    Threadmarks: POD

    Central London, 19th September, 2016 ‘I can’t believe we got him.’ The undercover journalist said. ‘Shhh he’s still not that far behind us’ his companion replied. ‘Sorry, I know, but I can’t believe we got the bastard’ It was quiet outside the Restaurant, it was a Tuesday night after all...
  8. Calcaterra

    WI: Busby dies in Munich air disaster?

    Wikipedia article For those who don't know, in 1958, virtually the entire team, along with coaches, journalists, and supporters, were on a plane out of Berlin off of a layover, as they had just eliminated Red Star Belgrade from the European Cup competition. The weather was terrible, but...
  9. The Free World Cup: What if the World Cup began in 1906?
    Threadmarks: Intro

    Imagine a world where Australia and the United States are formidable powers in international football. Imagine a world where the United Kingdom isn’t the only country with multiple teams in FIFA. Imagine a world where football is the dominant sport in India, Canada and the Caribbean. Imagine a...
  10. WI: Suge Knight stays in the NFL

    Suge Knight originally wanted to be a football player, but after his football career failed to take off, he entered the music publishing business, co-founding Death Row Records and helping catapult gangsta rap into the spotlight. Of course, he's more well-known for his violent antics, and is...
  11. Mr. All-American: The Nile Kinnick Story

    Prologue: In 1943, Nile Kinnick, the 1939 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Iowa, was the first Heisman winner to die, just shy of his 25th birthday. He died when his plane had an oil leak and he was unable to safely land it on board the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was in...
  12. What would a stable Brazil actually look like?

    I've seen a lot of threads on the survival of Imperial Brazil or even a better Old Republic, but I haven't seen many that actually go into more depth about what this alt-Brazil would actually look like. For simplicity's sake (and my own personal preference) I'm just going to say the the Empire...
  13. WI: England beat West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi final?

    BACKGROUND With the circulation war at its most desperate, England, and particularly Robson, had been the subject of abuse from the British tabloids since losing all three games at Euro 88. “ENGLAND MUSTAFA NEW BOSS” was one Sun headline after a draw in Saudi Arabia. Then, when the tabloids...
  14. AHC: Swap the fates of Football and Cricket

    IOTL, Football has become the most popular sport in the world and played in 200 countries while Cricket, the second most popular sport, is played in a small number of mostly Commonwealth countries. Probably using a Pre-1900 POD, how could Football be a sport popular mainly in ex-British...
  15. King of the Uzbeks

    Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: A Soccer/Football Timeline
    Threadmarks: Intro

    “You could honestly just have three teams in the World Cup. Whoever wins Europe, Brazil, and the United States.” - Gary Lineker “There are two types of people in Washington. The football players, who will just ram and ram into the opposition and hope it breaks. And the soccer players, who dance...
  16. durante

    No Forward Pass: Canadian Rugby Football League

    Hey folks, an idea I've toyed with for years, seeing if there is interest in following such a TL or in collaboration. Would cover the entire origins and development of Canadian Rugby/Canadian football, with the major POD being the 1929 season. For those of you who dont know, this is the first...
  17. Alternate representative national football teams

    After the USSR split up in the 1990s, the former states played for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) team at Euro 92 and after the Velvet divorce which saw Czechoslovakia split into two in 1993, the Czechoslovak team played under the banner Representation of Czechs and Slovaks (RCS)...
  18. And we'll all stick together in all kinds of weather: A Nebraska Cornhuskers timeline

    Intro: For the last half of the 20th Century, the Nebraska Cornhuskers were one of the most dominant teams in college football. With five national championships, winning seasons every year from 1962 until 2003, and at least 9 wins a season from 1969 until 2001. While there are many reasons for...
  19. Wings

    Silver Road and Golden Stripes, Yet Another Football TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Early 1955 An emergency meeting of FIFA is called, as the success of WC 1954 just came in. Most members want a more regular World Cup that would truly represent the best team in the world, while teams could prepare towards the next WC in four years time. It was then that Gabriel Hanot, editor...
  20. The Bay Area Dynasty- A San Francisco 49ers

    ESPN’s 30 for 30 Short: Why Did He Fall? “With Steve Young’s retirement in the off-season, we had to look into the draft for Jeff Garcia’s backup. I knew he was going to be the starter no matter who we ended up with. So we started looking at film, I really enjoyed Giovanni Carmazzi from Hofstra...
Top