American football in India! Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? But that is exactly what the Elite Football League of India is all about. In a first for South Asia, ten teams from India and Sri Lanka will face off in November 2012.
Apart from the regular teams from the metros, you will also have teams like the Bhubaneshwar Warhawks and Goa Swarm.
10. The X Factor
The 1983 World Cup win transformed cricket in India. One world title in billiards and snooker led to many others. Prakash Padukone became the first badminton champion from India and wasn't the last.
Rajyavardhan Rathore became the first Olympic shooting Silver medallist in India and in the very next edition Abhinav Bindra got a Gold.
Success breeds success.
There are many other sports where India desperately needs a break and one hopes that an X factor happens and someone goes ahead and wins a championship to throw a brand new sport in the Indian limelight.
Image: Vijender Singh of India salutes after beating Abbos Atoev of Uzbekistan during the men's 75kg boxing final competition against Zhang Jiawei of China at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 26, 2010.