These be dark times, my friends. College football stands at the precipice of delay or outright cancellation of the 2020 season. But while the NFL and other pro sports get the headlines, your favorite Oblong Spheroid sports have faced their own peril in the age of pandemic, some faring better than others.
Arena Football: Partially Dead, and not due to pandemic. After a bad 2019 season, the AFL filed for bankruptcy this past November and I can find no evidence that the league will be restarted.
Meanwhile, the splinter group Indoor Football League that many of the midwest and western AFL teams defected to over the years appears to be stable and was even planning expansion to 14 teams before the pandemic struck.