XFL redux?

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:16 PM

Alpha Entertainment, a company founded by Vince McMahon, will announce a new football league today at 3:00. No other details available, including name.


Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:18 PM

I'm sure it'll be just as successful as the first one. Guys not good enough for the NFL playing a series of games where they make the rules up as they go until folding unceremoniously.

thavoice Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:24 PM

I think it has a little by of a chance.   They had different rules, some interesting, that I thought the coaches didn't take advantage of to make it interesting.    It was just bad football.   I think If They open it up and you seem more college style offenses it coild be interesting 

 

But I give it 2 seasons before folding

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:40 PM

https://www.cbssports.com/wwe/news/this-is-the-xfl-again-controversial-football-league-set-to-return-in-2020/

I'm now interested in watching the 30 for 30 on the XFL.

What rule changes would you like to see them incorporate that differ from the NFL or college game?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:42 PM

I would like to see 50+ yard FGs worth 4 points. Or the ability to kick the PAT from 50 yards out for 2 points.

thavoice Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:44 PM
posted by justincredible

https://www.cbssports.com/wwe/news/this-is-the-xfl-again-controversial-football-league-set-to-return-in-2020/

I'm now interested in watching the 30 for 30 on the XFL.

What rule changes would you like to see them incorporate that differ from the NFL or college game?

No touchbacks on kickoffs.....

Allowing WR to move toward the LOS like Canadian and arena.

3 downs to promote more wide open passing game?

 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:51 PM

They created the sky cam, maybe they can test out cameras inside the helmet so we can get a field view of the action from the players perspective.

superman Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:53 PM

I could see this working in the short term.   However,  I predict the rules will be stupid shit like no penalty for helmet to helmet contact.   That would kill the league.  

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:55 PM
posted by superman

I could see this working in the short term.   However,  I predict the rules will be stupid shit like no penalty for helmet to helmet contact.   That would kill the league.  

I can't imagine they'd be too lenient with personal safety rules like this. If they are, I agree, the league doesn't stand much of a chance.

thavoice Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 12:57 PM
posted by justincredible

They created the sky cam, maybe they can test out cameras inside the helmet so we can get a field view of the action from the players perspective.

Interesting....

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 1:02 PM

Funding will be an interesting topic. I've read that Vince sold $100 million in WWE stock for this enterprise. Unless there are other sources, that's simply not a lot of money in this context. Enough for a couple of semi-"name" players and a roster full of AYOs.

 

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Thu, Jan 25, 2018 2:43 PM

Remove kicking entirely, including punts. Also no helmets.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 3:02 PM

XFL it is, starting 2020 (we'll see).

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 3:02 PM

Is this going to be a legit attempt at a football league (as the XFL was) or will this be more like WWE (staged)?

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 3:11 PM

Single owner (not a franchise model), 8-teams initially with no cities yet determined, no contacts yet with broadcast outlets. McMahon claims he won't be the face of the league.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 3:27 PM

No crossover with WWE (no wrestler appearacnces, shared announcers, etc.).

Lots of emphasis on "quality of the person" (i.e. no one with a DUI).

 

thavoice Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 3:29 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

No crossover with WWE (no wrestler appearacnces, shared announcers, etc.).

Lots of emphasis on "quality of the person" (i.e. no one with a DUI).

Is he angling to become the nfl minor leagues?

 

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 3:29 PM
posted by like_that

Is this going to be a legit attempt at a football league (as the XFL was) or will this be more like WWE (staged)?

His answers indicated that it's a real game, he really stressed it having nothing at all to do with the WWE.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 3:40 PM

I’m interested in the full speed game without helmets 

superman Senior Member
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 6:24 PM

Put the teams in big college towns.  Focus on putting former college stars that didn't quite make the league on the teams. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 9:33 PM

The no helmet idea is interesting, I'd love to see what the game would look like with minimal head protection.

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