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.
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.
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.
- League MVP: Kordell
- Offensive Player
of the Year: Kordell Stewart
- Defensive Player
of the Year: Rodney Harrison