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1997 Season Archive

Deja vu? Perhaps. The 1997 season was almost a mirror image of the 1996 season with Andy, and his Nasty Bastards, claiming the Superbowl trophy for a second straight season. While the rule system was basically the same, the addition of the offensive line was implemented. There was also some transition of team owners, and the expansion to a full twelve team league. This also marks the first year the league had an online presence. Unfortunately, most of the web page information has been lost for this year, but the web site idea was a monumental force toward cementing the league for many years to come.

Most of the original core group of owners remained intact, but some new members were welcomed as some moved on to pursue other ventures. R.T., a former Chapel Hill minion, took over Tim's team. Pam, Tad's girlfriend at the time, assumed control of Bill's team. Andrew teamed up with K.C., and let Rob return to the league to overhaul the Hostile Amish. Finally, Peggi and Darren, friends from the Washington D.C. area. each started a new franchise.

The whole season basically came down to a grudge match between Andy and Ben. Both teams finished tied for the best regular season record at 11 and 3. Both teams blew through the playoffs to meet in the Superbowl. Alas, fortune remained on Andy's side as he became the first team to defend a Superbowl title.

 

1997 Season Awards:

  • Superbowl Winner:
  • League MVP: Kordell Stewart
  • Offensive Player of the Year: Kordell Stewart
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Rodney Harrison

 


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