I don't know how I missed this, but the AFL decided on September 13th to institute a "free substition" rule change for next season.
What this means is the end of the 2-way style of play that made the league so interesting.
I can't even tell you how disappointing this is. When people ask me why I like Arena Football, the first answer that comes to mind has always been the 2-way players that play offense and defense. The substitution rules were a little complicated, but basically 6 guys on the 8 man side had to play both directions for an offensive and defensive series and then you could make some subs (it's more complicated than that, but for the purposes of this discussion it will suffice).
By eliminating this, Arena Football really just turns into the NFL in a box.
Worst. Rule change. EVER.
I already paid for my season tickets, so I'm locked in for next year with the Soul. We'll see how this goes over, but right now I'm really, really disappointed.