NFFL: Non-Fungible Football League

NFFL

Non-Fungible Football League
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In the future of the American Football League all human players were injured and replaced by machines. The humanoid robots were built with human DNA from the greatest players in the history of the game. This new technology created a new type of cyborg, a cybernetic organism containing chips with deoxyribonucleic acid (the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms).

 

From the first cyborg (an individual with both organic and mechanical body parts), The Nyctalope, a pulp fiction hero created by French writer Jean de La Hire in 1911, now we have the first super NFL cyborg players created by Mike Browne in 2022.

 

Mike Browne is an illustrator, cartoonist and animator. As a kid he collected football cards. Today he creates a collection of football cards as collectible NFTs, a full series of robots playing football: non fungible football, with 32 teams, of 68 players each, making a whole of 2500 players. 

Each set of 68 has five different player positions, helmets, colors, jerseys, facemasks, names, and other special features. The teams are specific: one is all female, and another all the players are named after Greek gods. Other teams, the aff-C South, are cleverly named the Topeka Tokens, Memphis Minters, Houston Hashtags and Missouri Metaverse, and the aff-C West, includes the Sacramento Schills, Arizona Airdrop, Detroit dAPP and the Florida Fiat, among others funny names. 

 

The NFFL is a part of a larger fictional story. Skillionaire Hugh D’Mann founded the NFFL when every human football player was injured in the playoffs. Having the foresight to extract the DNA of history’s finest football players, D’Mann scientists engineered chips that mimic the skills of the real players, but increased their power X10. Knowing that the nuances of greatness are embedded in an athlete’s DNA, scientists found a method to extract molecular information while a player is in their prime. V10 Tackle Bot is designed to perform at an impossible rate though by human standards. The cyborgs’s footwork is impeccable and their route running is superb. The players are powered by high-performance, solid-state, sub-atomic batteries. 

 

In the Fantasy Cyborg Football Game players can organize the offense and defense players, the strategy, substitute players, and also trade them.

 

In the NFFL collection each card, or NFT, is an immortalized artwork harnessing the immutable power of blockchain technology to encode the unique, non fungible experience of NFFL. 

- Syd Krochmalny

About the Artist

Mike Browne

Is an American artist, animator, character designer, writer, who’s first cartoon got him suspended from Catholic School. Mike ran with his passion for illustration and became the official cartoonist for AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization). He illustrated the original character designers for the show, Xiaolin Showdown, and created a line of coloring books for people with Alzheimers and Dementia. 

 

His first inspiration to draw movement and characters came from watching football as a child. Athletics were always a large part of Mike’s life. He played baseball, football, water skied, rowed and biked. Mike even earned a 2nd degree Black Belt in Japanese Goju-ryu karate. 

 

Through the years numerous injuries added up to six knee surgeries and numerous broken bones. As a shortstop he wore a large knee brace earning him the nickname of “RoboCop,” which might have been the early inspiration for inventing a league of cyborg football players. 

 

As a member of METAL, Mike teamed up with Scott Page (saxophonist for Pink Floyd) to turn his early RoboCop inspired cyborg idea into an immutable fantasy football league. 

About the Curator

Dr. Syd Krochmanly

Is an Argentinian artist, writer, researcher, writer, sociologist, professor, curator and musician. He did postdoctoral studies at Columbia University. He published seven books and founded two art magazines. He teaches, gives lectures, writes and show art in diferentes galleries, museums, universities in the world as Guggenheim, Reina Sofia, NYU, Edinburgh University, São Paulo Art Biennial, among others. In 2017 his artwork (an installation, poetry book, and theatrical performance) Journals of Hate was recognized by the art and intellectual community, and the City of Buenos Aires as one of the most relevant cultural contributions to Argentinian culture in the last decade 

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