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RE: OT: XFL making a return
There were some positives and some negatives from what I could hear on my drive today during his announcement.
01-25-2018 04:49 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
Negatives:

He will be the Principal owner for all teams, and will continue to operate fully both the XFL and WWE.

There will be no franchising. So who will determine who gets hired for what city? I feel like this could lead to many saying a lot of the outcomes are fixed.
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
Positives:

No politics. Made clear during his press conference that anyone kneeling or politicking outside of social media will be kicked out of the league.

2-hour games.

No halftime.

Simplified rules. We'll finally know what a catch is!
01-25-2018 04:52 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
(01-25-2018 12:08 PM)Niner National Wrote:  If McMahon wants to invest hundreds of millions into a losing football program, he should just donate it to his alma mater.

Sick burn
01-25-2018 05:24 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
(01-25-2018 05:24 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(01-25-2018 12:08 PM)Niner National Wrote:  If McMahon wants to invest hundreds of millions into a losing football program, he should just donate it to his alma mater.

Sick burn

haha, it wasn't even intended to be. As a Charlotte fan, I'm the last fan that can be throwing stones.

ECU would benefit tremendously from that kind of money and he would see the same financial return on investment...none.
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
Will be interesting to see if he sticks to what appears to be a policy of not allowing players with criminal records. That would eliminate a decent amount of the JUCO talent.
01-25-2018 05:50 PM
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clt is all in.
01-25-2018 06:25 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
I do believe I called this a month or two ago. It's slated to start in January of 2020.
01-25-2018 07:25 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
Anyone have an opinion on starting in January/February as opposed to a Spring or Summer League?
01-25-2018 07:32 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
(01-25-2018 05:50 PM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  Will be interesting to see if he sticks to what appears to be a policy of not allowing players with criminal records. That would eliminate a decent amount of the JUCO talent.

Any criminal record or just like felonies?
01-25-2018 08:09 PM
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(01-25-2018 08:09 PM)Doots4Dawgs Wrote:  
(01-25-2018 05:50 PM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  Will be interesting to see if he sticks to what appears to be a policy of not allowing players with criminal records. That would eliminate a decent amount of the JUCO talent.

Any criminal record or just like felonies?

McMahon specifically said no DUI's.

So no Kappernick (kneeling) or Manzells in the new XFL.
01-25-2018 08:16 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
Here's 10 facts about the new XFL

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/vince...e-learned/
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
(01-25-2018 05:50 PM)westsidewolf1989 Wrote:  Will be interesting to see if he sticks to what appears to be a policy of not allowing players with criminal records. That would eliminate a decent amount of the JUCO talent.

If I had to guess, they'll eventually winnow it down to felonies or repeat offenders. If they disqualify players with misdemeanors then they're going to cut into their player pool, plus you won't look any better blackballing someone for a mistake they made as a kid than you would having a literal murderer's row of players.
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(01-25-2018 04:52 PM)rileylives Wrote:  Positives:

No politics. Made clear during his press conference that anyone kneeling or politicking outside of social media will be kicked out of the league.

2-hour games.

No halftime.

Simplified rules. We'll finally know what a catch is!

Yea, no opinions! Just shut up play and get concussed! (Ignores all the good social work and charities causes NFL players do)

I will bet money this league might not play a game.

No network that works with the NFL will roll with this, so the eliminates all the major ones.

Also, the same thing will happen the last time with the XFL there will be a huge build up and you will watch a couple games and realize how much the players suck. It's why we watch pro sports to watch the best in the world.

The novelty of watching Tebow spray passes all over the field to some guy who was cut after the 2nd preseason game a few months earlier will wear off.
01-25-2018 11:10 PM
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
50% chance it folds within three years, 80% chance it folds within a decade.
01-25-2018 11:37 PM
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clt says no players with criminal records?

Guess the saints will not scout any XFL players.
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RE: OT: XFL making a return
If they play in smaller MLS sized stadiums, play in the spring, and get the best players possible I think it has a chance. They should also experiment with new rules like no punts once you cross the 50 yard line and 4 points for a 50+ yard FG.
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(01-25-2018 02:40 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  I'd be surprised if Birmingham isn't one of the markets that will get an XFL team. Would present another use to the proposed downtown stadium.

I agree with others that the league needs to operate in the spring/summer to be successful.

I think Birmingham is a safe bet. As well as San Diego and St Louis with them not have NFL teams anymore.

My Guess:

West
San Diego
San Antonio
Oklahoma City
Salt Lake or Honolulu

East
Orlando
Memphis
St Louis
Birmingham
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(01-26-2018 09:46 AM)Artemis Silver Bow Wrote:  
(01-25-2018 02:40 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  I'd be surprised if Birmingham isn't one of the markets that will get an XFL team. Would present another use to the proposed downtown stadium.

I agree with others that the league needs to operate in the spring/summer to be successful.

I think Birmingham is a safe bet. As well as San Diego and St Louis with them not have NFL teams anymore.

My Guess:

West
San Diego
San Antonio
Oklahoma City
Salt Lake or Honolulu

East
Orlando
Memphis
St Louis
Birmingham

I doubt this would have any impact on UTSA or UAB but if the XFL does somewhat succeed does that affect UTSA/UAB's bottom line because now you're competing for entertainment $$$ from fans. I realize each school has their core base but as far as trying to attract new fans, would this throw a kink into those plans? Not stirring the pot here, honest question
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(01-26-2018 09:53 AM)usm99 Wrote:  
(01-26-2018 09:46 AM)Artemis Silver Bow Wrote:  
(01-25-2018 02:40 PM)hooverblazer Wrote:  I'd be surprised if Birmingham isn't one of the markets that will get an XFL team. Would present another use to the proposed downtown stadium.

I agree with others that the league needs to operate in the spring/summer to be successful.

I think Birmingham is a safe bet. As well as San Diego and St Louis with them not have NFL teams anymore.

My Guess:

West
San Diego
San Antonio
Oklahoma City
Salt Lake or Honolulu

East
Orlando
Memphis
St Louis
Birmingham

I doubt this would have any impact on UTSA or UAB but if the XFL does somewhat succeed does that affect UTSA/UAB's bottom line because now you're competing for entertainment $$$ from fans. I realize each school has their core base but as far as trying to attract new fans, would this throw a kink into those plans? Not stirring the pot here, honest question

Not a UAB or UTSA guy (though I guess Norfolk is a possible landing spot for a team), but I don't think it'd make that much of a difference. The XFL is playing in the winter and won't compete directly against college football. Unless there's fans out there that have a immutable yearly football budget that would force them to choose between a Birmingham Crowdsourced Nicknames game and a UAB one, I suspect that current and prospective college football won't be affected by the XFL team that much.
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