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I now have to give the original XFL credit for one thing: at least they got through their only season.

The amount the AAF was unprepared to run a football league is staggering.

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2 minutes ago, Brian Fowler said:

The amount the AAF was unprepared to run a football league is staggering.

All because they wanted to beat Vince

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Jeff Fisher - because he ruins everything - tweeted that he is not going to Houston

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Random idea I thought of for the XFL: To encourage scoring adopt the 20 yard CFL end zones while keeping the 100 yard dimensions.

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When bottles of Cholula hot sauce is considered "expensive' you know you are fucked financially as a league 

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Deal being announced with ESPN/Fox for the XFL this morning apparently

https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/SB-Blogs/Breaking-News/2019/05/XFL.aspx

More than half of the XFL's games will be on broadcast TV as part of deals the league is announcing with Fox and ESPN this morning. The broadcast component is important as league execs believe their best chance for success is having games in front of the biggest possible TV audience. Spring football efforts in recent years, including the Alliance of American Football, which shut down last month, did not have the majority of their games on broadcast TV. “Spring football is going to work,” said ESPN Exec VP/Programming & Scheduling Burke Magnus. "The combination of Vince McMahon, WWE, Fox and Disney is an incredible one to take a really hard run at this and see if that’s not the combination that finally makes it work.”

The multiyear deal calls for 24 of the XFL's 43 games to be on broadcast TV (13 on ABC; 11 on Fox), including two Thursday primetime games on Fox in April '20. The networks are not paying a rights fee, but ESPN and Fox are picking up production costs, which generally amount to around $400,000 per game, sources said. As part of the deal, the nets will sell ads around the game; the XFL will handle sponsorships at the venue. ESPN and Fox will hold streaming rights to XFL games. The two nets also will cross-promote games during game broadcasts. “One of the key drivers of a successful professional league is broad exposure and appointment television, and we’ve got that,” said CAA’s Alan Gold, who along with agency's Nick Khan brokered the deal for league.

The XFL worked with the nets to come up with a schedule that will have back-to-back games on Saturday afternoons with two more games on Sundays -- a consistency that league and network execs believe will bring viewers. “We wanted to make sure there was consistency and broad reach to start because this is a new venture,” Magnus said. “This is not an established sports property.” The league will kick off on Fox on Feb. 8, the weekend after Fox carries the Super Bowl. It is strategy similar to what the AAF employed this year when CBS carried its inaugural game the week after carrying the Super Bowl -- a game that generated impressive ratings. Fox will carry one playoff semifinal, and ESPN will carry the other semifinal, followed by the championship. “We wanted maximum reach, and these deals provide us with that,” said XFL President & COO Jeffrey Pollack. The nets will pick the game announcers, but have not yet decided who will call or produce them.

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Not paying for TV th time and on big networks? Looks like it has the potential to last at least the inaugural season at least.

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Interesting to note that they will be running a game at the same time as Wrestlemania.

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Well, to their credit, they look a hell of a lot more prepared than the AAF did.

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Every time I see an update on the XFL I feel like everyone is dumb but me.  I'm broke, and I'm looking at people giving the XFL money and wonder how these people actually got that rich.

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Winston Moss will be named the LA franchise Head Coach

So clearly they never want Aaron Rodgers to come to the league

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Holy shit - the little team write-ups on the XFL website are GOLD.  I can't help read all of these in the Vince Survivor Series promo voice. 

About the LA Franchise:

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IN THE HEART OF CALIFORNIA’S FOOTBALL-RICH SOUTHLAND, THE RICH ARE ABOUT TO GET RICHER. TINSELTOWN HAS BEEN LIGHTING UP THE SPORTS WORLD SINCE THE MID-20TH CENTURY, BUT IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE GLITZ AND GLAMOUR, IT’S ABOUT PERFORMANCE AND PROVING IT. IN LA LA LAND, FANS DON’T JUST GIVE THEIR DEVOTION, TEAMS HAVE TO EARN IT. AND THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE NEW XFL TEAM IN L.A. IS POISED TO DO.

Tampa Bay is the best tho:

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TAMPA BAY IS RENOWNED FOR WHITE SAND BEACHES AND YEAR-ROUND SUNSHINE. BUT IT IS ALSO SYNONYMOUS WITH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL, HAVING HOSTED FOUR SUPER BOWLS WITH A FIFTH ON THE WAY. IT WILL NOW BE THE PROUD HOME OF TAMPA’S NEWEST PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM. THE XFL WILL GIVE TAMPA’S LARGE BASE OF PASSIONATE FOOTBALL FANS A REASON TO TURN UP THE VOLUME TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.

Because when I think Tampa Bay, I think World Championship Football.

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1 hour ago, CSC said:

Because when I think Tampa Bay, I think World Championship Football.

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Five ArenaBowl titles...

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On 5/1/2019 at 5:52 PM, dogwelder said:

Part 2!

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“I watched the biggest loot-fest I’ve ever seen. ... Cameras disappeared. Flat-screens. I watched a f------ full-time coach walk out of the building carrying a 55-inch TV. I watched people carry printers out. It was unbelievable.”

 

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20 hours ago, Pete said:

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Five ArenaBowl titles...

Wow. It takes some real guts to design unis that are based off of Zubaz and aren't in Cinci.

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17 hours ago, Pete said:

Part 2!

 

The story about Marshawn Lynch agreeing to do a two-minute interview with the AAF for $5,000 in quarters, only for it to never air, is gold.

Now I'm imagining Marshawn carrying the quarters in a wheelbarrow to the casino, ready to tangle with a video poker machine.

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Video poker machine?  Nah.  That's a lifetimes worth of vending machine Skittles. 

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12 year old me is thinking about Street Fighter II.

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Is it weird that I'd really, really like to see that kickoff idea?

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2 minutes ago, Gonzo said:

Is it weird that I'd really, really like to see that kickoff idea?

Is it weird that I like both ideas?  For what its worth, I think additional football leagues are about as dumb as possible, but I love wacky rule changes.  Wasn't the onside kick proposal a 4th and 15 conversion?  That is a great idea, even though I'd make it 25.  If you're going to lose money on a terrible idea, at least do everything you can to separate yourself from the superior football product we already have.   

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Looks like June Jones is set to be the coach of the Houston team

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On 5/10/2019 at 3:16 PM, supremebve said:

Is it weird that I like both ideas?  For what its worth, I think additional football leagues are about as dumb as possible, but I love wacky rule changes.  Wasn't the onside kick proposal a 4th and 15 conversion?  That is a great idea, even though I'd make it 25.  If you're going to lose money on a terrible idea, at least do everything you can to separate yourself from the superior football product we already have.   

What do you think about this idea: you know how the CFL has 12 men instead of 11 on the field? How about go in the opposite direction and have teams play with 10 men? Not only would that theoretically open up the game by creating more space it would also cut down on roster sizes and save money.

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