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CheramieIII 05-30-2007 05:19 PM

New Football League?
 
If Mark Cuban's involved he'll find a way to screw it up anyway:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/03/sp...TOx7p9YUFKAMsw

SaintsfaninVA 05-30-2007 05:25 PM

gay and gay

DeadmaN 05-30-2007 06:47 PM

not even going to give this a second thought

Saints
Voo Doo
and the Tigers

Enough said!!

ScottF 05-30-2007 06:50 PM

Stories like this pretending to be sports news just make the off season seem longer

ScottyRo 05-30-2007 09:02 PM

It would seem to me that if you wanted to break into professional sports you would choose a sport that isn't dominated by the biggest sports corporation in the world supported by such a huge fanbase.

I'd rather take on the MLB or the NBA where their leagues are truly being run into the ground.

ScottF 05-30-2007 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyRo (Post 130931)
It would seem to me that if you wanted to break into professional sports you would choose a sport that isn't dominated by the biggest sports corporation in the world supported by such a huge fanbase.

I'd rather take on the MLB or the NBA where their leagues are truly being run into the ground.

Good point--
and how much football talent is truly left out there? It's not like a 12 man NBA roster.

Maybe with the NFL tightening their conduct rules, the UFL thinks that more players would be available- Ricky, Pac-man, the Vick brothers, Rae Carruth, Tank, Antonio Bryant, the Bengals...

hagan714 05-31-2007 07:16 AM

I do not know how much is left but they did make a good point about the USFL. You never know. They got the money I say go for it. It may work to the level that it bring a minor league structure to the nfl here in the states. Think it would be nice if in ten years they prove themselves and join in with NFL europe. That would allow us to see some of the players we have over there and give the nfl the world wide base the want so bad. Without sending NFL teams overseas to sell the product. just a thought.

Tobias-Reiper 05-31-2007 06:40 PM

The problem with this new plan is that they want to compete with the NFL, not compliment it. The USFL was doing well until they decided to financially go head to head against the NFL by luring players with multi-million dollar contracts, and the USFL went bankrupt.


This planned new league is not only proposing to compete against the NFL by playing games during Fall-Winter, but also proposing to compete with High School and college football, playing games on Fridays and saturdays, and that's just plain dumb.

I think that a league that fills the May-July football drought could be successful, as long as is not a "clown league" like the XFL, which would've succeeded should McMahon would've not "wrestlerized" it. Doesn't even have to be NFL caliber football, just decent football.

BoudinSandwich 05-31-2007 07:49 PM

Without big names, they'll never make it. Like stated before, they'll have to get the criminals at first. And, if they can survive long enough, they'll eventually be able to pull a super star or two... if they don't go bankrupt trying.

This is America and, if there's no big names, we just don't care. Hell, no one watches the NHL and it's the ONLY league. It's tough to hold a successful professional league in any sport in this day and age.



For the record, I'm one of the few that love hockey. WAR DUCKS!

WhoDat205 06-01-2007 10:01 AM

Wait! The NHL is still around? Why aren't the games on TV?

Personally, I'm cool with the NFL being complemented by the AFL. It's different enough from the NFL product without being too gimmicky. Plus, if there was really more demand for football in fall/winter than supply, wouldn't people just watch the CFL?


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