ArgoT

The graveyard has been littered with failed US based football leagues over the decades and if this or any other nonsensical attempt gets off the ground it will only add to the RIP scenario.

EastVanMark



I do admire it though, I wish someone would start up a rival league to the NHL. You could have teams in actual hockey markets. And it could work, don't have a salary cap and you can probably lure the stars over, the, the fans would follow and it's bye bye Bettman and the NHL!
No hockey league could ever sign stars away from rh NHL.
The WHA did so (briefly) but that was a different time.

No chance of that happening today

OskeeweeneeVI

The elimination of the reserve clause in the 70s and resulting free agency pretty well destroyed the long-term existence of any rival leagues.  Even if you find some quality talent to start a league with, good luck on keeping it for more than two years.

CFL2USA

Ok, so I was thinking about this.  According to Wikipedia, back in 2001, the initial investment was $100 million in the XFL.  Fast forward to now, the reports are that McMahon sold the equivalent of $100 million in WWE stock to form his new venture.  If it cost $100M in 2001 to start up a league, it would certainly cost a lot more than that now.  Maybe he isn't going to start up a new league and $100M isn't nearly enough to buy the Carolina Panthers.  So what is he up to then?  Maybe buying into a different league?  

brihind88

Just 1 week away from a potential Vince McMahon announcement. ( Jan 25 projection ).

He has registered the names UFL and URFL through his company Alpha Ent.

If a new spring league pops, I will be amped and stoked.

I will be all over this left, right, up and down. 

If it happens, do not be surprised to see San Diego and St.Louis in.

It would be good marketing to a fan base with lost  teams.

" that other league abandoned you, and we are here for you to stay ". 

There are many markets in the US that would love pro football and many players who need the opportunity.

Win win.

And like I did with the UFL and the LV Locos, I will have passport in hand and off to the closest stadium.

Portland or Salt Lake would be nice. 

ArgoT

Just 1 week away from a potential Vince McMahon announcement. ( Jan 25 projection ).

He has registered the names UFL and URFL through his company Alpha Ent.

If a new spring league pops, I will be amped and stoked.

I will be all over this left, right, up and down.

If it happens, do not be surprised to see San Diego and St.Louis in.

It would be good marketing to a fan base with lost  teams.

" that other league abandoned you, and we are here for you to stay ".

There are many markets in the US that would love pro football and many players who need the opportunity.

Win win.

And like I did with the UFL and the LV Locos, I will have passport in hand and off to the closest stadium.

Portland or Salt Lake would be nice.
Get a life, this is a dogs breakfast.
With no disrespect to the dogs.

sambo42

 I don't believe Vince McMahon would venture into some of the cities mentioned... New York, LA, Chicago, Miami, SF would have to be in the mix... I can't see the XFL 2.0 doing well in Shreveport, Tulsa, Memphis or Salt Lake City, even San Diego would be a longshot. The only enduring things from that league are the camera angles and the "He Hate Me" guy... but even having cameras all over the field would have been inevitable, plus the fans are going to have a "show me" quality, exciting football attitude when it comes to any new  league.

brihind88

I don't believe Vince McMahon would venture into some of the cities mentioned... New York, LA, Chicago, Miami, SF would have to be in the mix... I can't see the XFL 2.0 doing well in Shreveport, Tulsa, Memphis or Salt Lake City, even San Diego would be a longshot. The only enduring things from that league are the camera angles and the "He Hate Me" guy... but even having cameras all over the field would have been inevitable, plus the fans are going to have a "show me" quality, exciting football attitude when it comes to any new  league.
It is not XFL 2.0.

It will have no connection to WWE or the former XFL.

BTW, ARGO T.

I have a life.  Pretty awesome  one even.

In fact, based on your reply, more gratifying and fulfilling than yours.

okie

Guy who broke the story posted today that this new league is coming and January 25th was definitely the original announcement date.

What will be interesting to me is the public reaction.  Last time around, nobody who was concerned about their own credibility wanted anything to do with the league.

Also, Will the league start this spring?  If yes, is it Johnny Manziel's leverage against the Ti-Cats for a better deal?

Will partisan politics be their niche?  Some people think so, yet Vince McMahon tries to distance WWE from Donald Trump for fear of alienating half their audience.

brihind88

Guy who broke the story posted today that this new league is coming and January 25th was definitely the original announcement date.

What will be interesting to me is the public reaction.  Last time around, nobody who was concerned about their own credibility wanted anything to do with the league.

Also, Will the league start this spring?  If yes, is it Johnny Manziel's leverage against the Ti-Cats for a better deal?

Will partisan politics be their niche?  Some people think so, yet Vince McMahon tries to distance WWE from Donald Trump for fear of alienating half their audience.
Most likely 2019.

3 months is not enough time to form a league for Spring 2018.

ArgoT

Guy who broke the story posted today that this new league is coming and January 25th was definitely the original announcement date.

What will be interesting to me is the public reaction.  Last time around, nobody who was concerned about their own credibility wanted anything to do with the league.

Also, Will the league start this spring?  If yes, is it Johnny Manziel's leverage against the Ti-Cats for a better deal?

Will partisan politics be their niche?  Some people think so, yet Vince McMahon tries to distance WWE from Donald Trump for fear of alienating half their audience.
Most likely 2019.

3 months is not enough time to form a league for Spring 2018.
I am waiting with bated breath.
Especially to see that wonderful race from  each teams player at the opposite goal line to centre field to see who gets the ball first?
Like Borat so eloquently said NOT.

brihind88

So if you are not interested , why comment ?

ArgoT

So if you are not interested , why comment ?
It's a very long off season with no real football to watch until the camps open up.
 

sambo42

I don't believe Vince McMahon would venture into some of the cities mentioned... New York, LA, Chicago, Miami, SF would have to be in the mix... I can't see the XFL 2.0 doing well in Shreveport, Tulsa, Memphis or Salt Lake City, even San Diego would be a longshot. The only enduring things from that league are the camera angles and the "He Hate Me" guy... but even having cameras all over the field would have been inevitable, plus the fans are going to have a "show me" quality, exciting football attitude when it comes to any new  league.
It is not XFL 2.0.

It will have no connection to WWE or the former XFL.

BTW, ARGO T.

I have a life.  Pretty awesome  one even.

In fact, based on your reply, more gratifying and fulfilling than yours.
 As long as McMahon is involved, it will be a circus... how many leagues have come and gone over they years, the USFL, XFL, WLAF, NFL Europe... all failed. Why add another to the list?

brihind88

Keep trying .

Because at some point something will work and be successful.
 


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