Ron Jaworski Brings Football To China

Philadelphia Eagles legend Ron Jaworski isn’t content to keep his passion for football within his country’s boundaries: He’s taking his pigskin to Asia. Jaworski and Martin E. Judge Jr.—co-owners of the Philadelphia Soul team in the Arena Football League—have been granted rights to establish a version of the minor league in China. Their company, Ganlan Media International, will stage three exhibition games next year in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, then play a 10-game season in 2014. We can’t decide what’s crazier: The idea that Arena Football will find an audience abroad—or the possibility that this could be the most successful American export to China in decades. [Philadelphia Business Journal]