The Gridirion Uniform Database Simulation League

What is the GUD Simulation League?

The Gridiron Uniform Database Simulation League (GSL) is a virtual football league.
Each team is owned by a single individual, who is in charge of the team logos, wordmarks, uniform design, and field design.
Each team is randomly assigned an offensive and defensive strength, which is used to simulate game outcomes.
Games are simulated automatically on the date of the game, and scores are posted 3 hours after the scheduled game time (all game times are US Eastern time).

How can I join the GSL?

The GSL will be accepting proposals for new franshises for the 2022 season starting September 1, 2021.
If you are interested in becoming an owner of a GSL franchise, please contact us at, giving your name as the franchise owner, a city to base your team, and a team name, to be given primary approval.
Team's must be based in major metropolitan areas of the US or Canada, and must be based in a stadium with a minimum capacity of 20,000 (think stadiums that would host teams in an XFL sized league).
For the 2022 season, the league will release a list of pre-approved home cities for new teams to choose from, at a later date, before the registration period begins September 1, 2021.
Once you have given your intent to own a GSL franchise, you must provide team logos, wordmarks, uniforms, and a field design (or designs), to be given secondary approval.
You can send us logos, uniforms, and fields on any template you like, as long as they are .png files.
All uniform and field images will be converted to the standard GUD templates after approval.
The GUD can provide the field template image, but we are not making the full resolution uniform template available to the public.
You can request that the GUD members design your team's uniforms and field, if you'd like, or, you can choose to own one of the existing GUD created teams, shown in the 2020 GSL season.

NOTE: Once your team's logos/wordmarks/uniforms/fields have been put on the site, and you approve them, the submission is final.
If you want to make updates to your team after this point, you will have to wait until the next GSL season.
It takes a good amount of time to get teams' images up on the site, so making changes to an already submitted team takes time away from other teams, and other work for the GUD.

After secondary approval, there is a final step for admission into the league.
Becoming an owner in the GSL requires a donation to the Gridiron Uniform Database of $20, for each calendar year there is a GSL season.
This donation is not to be sent until secondary approval into the league, and is the last step for admission into the GSL.
Why does a GSL franchise require a donation? Frankly, we need it to keep the site running.
As the site has become more popular, it has become more expensive to host.
All donations are strictly used for paying our hosting fees, and domain fees, as we at the GUD strongly commit to keeping the site not for profit.
The donation amount of owning a GSL franchise may fluctuate from year to year (but never more than $20), depending on our financial situation.
We hope that you, as fans of the GUD, can understand why owning a GSL franchise requires a donation, and we hope the GSL can provide a good return for franchise owners.

Cities and team names taken for 2022 season

The following cities and team names have been claimed for the upcoming 2022 season (note, these may change based on relocations of current franchises):

    Albuquerque Atoms - Greg Seher
    Arizona Eagles - Alex Zenzola
    Atlanta Flying Fleet - Rob Holecko
    Baltimore Bluebirds - Casey P. Snelick
    Cincinnati Knights - Ryan Knepp
    Colorado Cabras - Spencer Gillard
    Dallas Diesel - Rafael Menoncin
    Jacksonville Captains - Ben Closs
    Las Vegas Outlaws - Austin Snelick
    Los Angeles Express - Chase Lazarus
    Louisiana Royals - William Smythe
    Louisville Lightning - Damon Richmond II
    Memphis Comets - Jayson Jones
    Miami Sol - John Nelson
    Norfolk Commanders - Richard Bronish
    Oakland Icons - AJ Huse
    Pennsylvania Keystones - Zachary Vought
    Salt Lake Trappers - Andrew Seagraves
    San Antonio Texans - Ethan Guevara
    San Diego Breakers - Steven Crawford
    Seattle Sockeyes - Tim Dixon
    St. Louis Brewers - Charles De Oliveira
    Toronto Terror - Curtis Peddle
    Washington Stars - Patrick Barnes
    Wisconsin Stags - Patrick Davis

What is required of a GSL team owner?

As a GSL franchise owner, you are responsible for the logos, wordmarks, uniforms, and field graphics for your team.
You cannot use existing logos for your team (we will check via google reverse image search); logos must be original.
During the season, you will need to provide a uniform schedule for each game your team plays, so your team's uniform can be displayed for each game.
Also, you will need to provide a field design schedule for your team, if your team uses multiple field designs.
If you don't provide a uniform or field schedule, GUD members will choose your team's uniform and field design on game day.

I see a season is already underway; when will the next season start?

The current 2021 season is underway.
Tentatively, the start date for the 2022 GSL season will likely have the first week of games scheduled to start Thursday February 24, 2022.
This date is subject to change, based on changes in the NFL schedule, but the GSL is planned to start two weeks after Super Bowl LVI.

When is the deadline for applying for a GSL franchise to be included in the next season?

The GSL is planning an expansion to 32 teams for the 2022 season.
Registration for the 2022 GSL season will begin September 1, 2021.
If you would like to be a part of the 2022 GSL season, you will need to complete your initial application by January 1, 2022, before the league reaches 32 paid teams.
Your team logos, wordmarks, uniforms, and fields must all be complete and approved by January 10, 2022, before the league reaches 32 paid teams.
Lastly, your GSL franchise fee (in the form of a GUD donation of $20) must be received by January 10, 2022, before the league reaches 32 paid teams.
On January 10, 2022, no more teams will be accepted into the GSL for the 2022 season, as we need time to set the league schedule, convert all team images to the GUD templates, and prepare the website for the season.

How often will GSL seasons take place?

As of now, there is a second season planned for 2022, with plans to expand the league to 32 teams.
Future seasons are expected to start two weeks after the Super Bowl and end in early August, but no season after the 2022 season is guaranteed to take place.

Further questions? Contact us.

If you have any further questions regarding the GSL, please contact us at