The Hartford Hellions were a franchise in the original Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL). I explain why the Hellions lasted only two seasons (1979-81) and explore some of the larger challenges facing the MISL. Written and audio sources available at http://wp.me/p5qRBA-2f. Corrections: It is the San Diego Sockers not Shockers and Pittsburgh, not Philadelphia Spirit. Originally posted February 2014.