A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… Saying the words aloud will obviously conjure the blaring start to the Star Wars theme. If you are a fan there is no sound quite like it. Fanboys have their fingers crossed that J.J. Abrams will bring the force back to the franchise. While the next installment is another year and a half away, you can get an idea of what the NFL landscape would look like if it were playing out in that universe.
John Raya of Behance.net took on the task of imagining an NFL for the far far away. Raya has designed the helmets for all of the NFL teams and assigned them a new home city as well as new names. The Miami Dolphins are now the Rodia Greedos.
Originally inhabited by rock climbing lizards, Rodia is a planet of lush tropics and escalating heat. With vast oceans and four moons (imagine those over Miami), Rodians built their cities on massive waterways and canals. One Rodian rose to intergalactic fame when he was assassinated by a smuggler named Solo. Greedo, then a bounty hunter cornered Solo in a Tattooine cantina when “SOLO FIRED FIRST!”
If you have read this far you are either a Star Wars geek like myself in which case you enjoyed this, or you really are starving for Miami Dolphins news…in which case you will likely belittle me in the comments.
You can read about Rodia at the “wookiepedia” website…yes there really is one.