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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    I don't think they have to or should try and compete with the NFL

    The CFL Has been around for over 100 years
    They don't try and compete with the NFL
    They just concentrate on doing their own thing

    Not everyone can be McDonald's
    There is plenty of room for the Burger Kings & Wendy's of the football world

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    I'm aware, I assumed he was talking about the only one that had even a moderate degree of large-term success.

    Best I can tell the IFL is probably the most successful of them now but it's still not really a vision of stability. I disagree with the premise that it's impossible to compete with the NFL but I wouldn't say Arena League ball is doing particularly well at the moment.
    Ahh. Yeah, fair point.

    Maine has an arena team now, and I'm quite happy with it. Mostly because it's something near by that is football to see. So that's neat. But stability is a major issue, and if you look up list of current arena leagues and see the fact there is a combined 34 teams between them....But then look at how young some of those leagues are (Maine's team was founded this year, for example), and then look at the list of "Former Arena teams" and look at how few years the majority lasted? Not very promising.
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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TCON View Post
    I don't think they have to or should try and compete with the NFL

    The CFL Has been around for over 100 years
    They don't try and compete with the NFL
    They just concentrate on doing their own thing

    Not everyone can be McDonald's
    There is plenty of room for the Burger Kings & Wendy's of the football world
    So you mean not as big, but better?

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    DETAILS ON VINCE MCMAHON'S XFL

    DETAILS ON VINCE MCMAHON'S XFL
    By Jeff Wirtheim on 2019-02-01 12:51:00
    Oliver Luck (Andrew's dad, the XFL commissioner shared some details on the league yesterday on WFAN.

    1. Vince has a minority stake in Draft Kings and the plan is to encourage legalized gambling on the games and do fantasy on the XFL via Draft Kings.

    2. Vince owns 100% of the XFL and Oliver Luck is the commissioner.

    3. Luck is trying to avoid stuff like "He Hate Me" on the back of the jerseys.

    4. There will be drug testing for PEDs.

    5. All 8 head coaches will make the same money - $500,000 annual salary.

    6. The top players can make up to $250,000 with the possibility of bonuses to teams for winning games like the old XFL.

    The plan is to announce TV next week and head coaches during the spring. The plan is to employ approx 50 people in each of the 8 markets; approx 25 in the business, ticket, and marketing area and approx 25 in the football area including asst. coaches, trainers, equipment staff, video guys, scouts, etc.

    Credible sports media publications report they have been in contact with both FOX and ESPN. The new ESPN OTT home ESPN+ remains a possibility. Some might ask why go with ESPN+ when you can just go with WWE Network. Well if ESPN is going to pay you to put games on ESPN+ you are going to take ESPNs money. No one has ever turned down ESPNs money. And FOX can clear these games on FS2 any time they want. The FOX Network and FS1 are always possibilities but you have to program around auto racing, college hoops, boxing and major league baseball. That means that outside of FS2 FOX cannot offer a consistent time slot but obviously has slots to offer just not a set consistent time like Sunday 1pm every week for 10 straight weeks. There's even rumors of a Saturday 3pm ABC time slot being offered up by ESPN because that can be more consistent then what FOX can offer. ABC other then 2 days of tennis and 2 days of X Games really doesn't offer live Saturday afternoon programming outside of the college football season. And affiliates want live Saturday afternoon sports programming.

    CBS, NFL Network, and Turner are all not options because they are in business with the competitor league, the Charlie Ebersol owned AAF, which starts next week. And of course NBC is not going to touch this.
    Interesting so the coaches will be making double what the best players are making. I also didn't realize Andrew Luck's dad was the commissioner. We will see what channel picks this up.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    https://amp.businessinsider.com/coli...mcmahon-2019-2

    Welp. Colin Kaepernick could be signing with the XFL.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    "Kaepernick has reportedly been asking for $20 million a year"


    Everything will surely be all right.



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    Kaepernick being booked as XFL's number one heel is best for business

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    He is what you call an A+ player

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