XFL redux?

Ironman92 Administrator
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Thu, Jan 25, 2018 9:53 PM

The only thing that would catch my interest and get me to watch this would be without helmets. I’m very very interested in watching how that would play out.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 6:06 AM

If vegas put the number of games played by this league at 0.5, I'm not sure how I'd bet.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 8:39 AM

I'd bet the over.

One thing I don't like about the announcement is the zero tolerance policy for criminals. I'd rather see them put harsher penalties in place if you commit a crime once in the league, but they may be limiting the talent pool right off the bat due to kids being dumb and making mistakes.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 10:20 AM
posted by justincredible

I'd bet the over.

One thing I don't like about the announcement is the zero tolerance policy for criminals. I'd rather see them put harsher penalties in place if you commit a crime once in the league, but they may be limiting the talent pool right off the bat due to kids being dumb and making mistakes.

Also ironic since the WWE turned a blind eye to steroid usage, which led to a prominent wrestler killing himself and his family.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 10:28 AM

Zero excitement over this. I’d bet it crashes and burns again.

BRF Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 10:35 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

Zero excitement over this. I’d bet it crashes and burns again.

I agree with this. But I do like superman's idea. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 12:38 PM

Does it still look like the Crew are heading to Austin? Would a team do well in Columbus playing at MAPFRE Stadium? I'd drive up from Cincinnati for a game to check it out in person.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 12:59 PM
posted by justincredible

Does it still look like the Crew are heading to Austin? Would a team do well in Columbus playing at MAPFRE Stadium? I'd drive up from Cincinnati for a game to check it out in person.

It is going to be ten weeks from end of January to March.  I'd bet the locations are more southern:

Orlando, Memphis, Birmingham, San Antonio, San Diego type

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 1:02 PM
posted by Verbal Kint

It is going to be ten weeks from end of January to March.  I'd bet the locations are more southern:

Orlando, Memphis, Birmingham, San Antonio, San Diego type

You could be right. They did have two cold weather teams the last time around, in Chicago and New Jersey.

thavoice Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 10:39 PM

He want a it at 2 hours.

 

 

Possible 4 20 minute running clock qtrs.  80 minutes.  15 min half makes it to 95.   The halfway point of each qtrs a 4 min tv timeout brings it to 111.  4 minute between qtrs is 119 of the 120.

 

Clock stops only at injuries in game.  Even after tds the clocks runs and a team needs to KO in the normal play clock.   

 

2 hours is very optimistic and tbis model would lead to 2 hrs and maybe 15 minutes but still an hour less.

 

No EPs so going for 2.  Wpildmthey have reolay?  I'd say yes. 

 

Still think games would be sponsored and more uniform and on field advertising 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Sun, Jan 28, 2018 10:58 AM
posted by thavoice

He want a it at 2 hours.

 

Well said 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Jan 28, 2018 11:33 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Well said 

I lol’d

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018 3:14 PM

I saw a good idea mentioned somewhere a few days ago. The gist was, place the XFL teams in/near big college towns and attempt to fill the teams as much as possible with school alumni that didn't make or have fizzled out of the NFL. You could potentially have fans invested from the start as they cheer for past players from their favorite college team(s).

 

BRF Senior Member
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018 3:19 PM
posted by justincredible

I saw a good idea mentioned somewhere a few days ago. The gist was, place the XFL teams in/near big college towns and attempt to fill the teams as much as possible with school alumni that didn't make or have fizzled out of the NFL. You could potentially have fans invested from the start as they cheer for past players from their favorite college team(s).

 

It was said on here by superman 4 days ago.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018 3:32 PM

LOL, wow. I saw an expanded version of that idea elsewhere, but yeah, can't believe I missed that on here.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018 3:58 PM

Some interesting ideas in this list:

http://baltimoresportsandlife.com/return-xfl-20-unsolicited-suggestions/

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Mon, Jan 29, 2018 4:25 PM

I don't understand his goal of making it more family-friendly and easier to understand. Is there really a large market of people who don't watch the NFL because it's too difficult to follow and inappropriate? 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jan 30, 2018 8:59 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

I don't understand his goal of making it more family-friendly and easier to understand. Is there really a large market of people who don't watch the NFL because it's too difficult to follow and inappropriate? 

RE: easier to understand, maybe they will go back to the days when a catch was a catch. 

I'd like to see them experiment with sensors in the football, for things like spotting the ball and touchdowns.

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