sambo42

 Yes, its called the CFL!!!

Hank01

 

Some say the USFL when it was a Spring league was on the verge of  breaking out .
When it went to a fall schedule the bottom fell out .

The USFL was the only real threat to the CFL . The USFL's talent was getting equal to the NFL in the end .

Not sure what people have in mind for a new league but you cannot ignore New York , Chicago , California and it's influence in any TV deals . Just like Toronto is to the CFL a New York is required to take your US Spring league seriously .

 When the CFL expanded it was doomed because of the minor league cities involved at the time and the shallow pockets by it's expansion owners .

 Not sure if there is a saturation point for North American football but it must be close to it .



 

brihind88

Yes, its called the CFL!!!
Other than obvious sarcasm, not sure what your point is.

Unless of course you are serious and believe the CFL is a new start up league. 

brihind88



Some say the USFL when it was a Spring league was on the verge of  breaking out .
When it went to a fall schedule the bottom fell out .

The USFL was the only real threat to the CFL . The USFL's talent was getting equal to the NFL in the end .

Not sure what people have in mind for a new league but you cannot ignore New York , Chicago , California and it's influence in any TV deals . Just like Toronto is to the CFL a New York is required to take your US Spring league seriously .

 When the CFL expanded it was doomed because of the minor league cities involved at the time and the shallow pockets by it's expansion owners .

 Not sure if there is a saturation point for North American football but it must be close to it .



 
With all the US colleges and NFL / CFL cuts, I am not sure there is a saturation point.

Hank01

 

  Saturation in terms of interest . There is a huge talent pool . A Spring League with Billionaire owners would take awhile but I am sure a TV deal would follow the money . 
   The XFL and NBC playing in prime time Saturday was a mistake. If they kept it to afternoon games for TV they had a product worthy of the time slot .


  

 

ArgoT

Keep trying .

Because at some point something will work and be successful.
Will apply to McMahon to this and  to any of the previous  leagues.
 The definition of insanity/stupidity of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.





brihind88

Keep trying .

Because at some point something will work and be successful.
Will apply to McMahon to this and  to any of the previous  leagues.
 The definition of insanity/stupidity of doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
What I meant was at some point they will figure out the right way to do it.

USFL - Let the pied piper decide to move to the fall and launch a $1 lawsuit.

WLAF - Lost millions due to Europe costs.

XFL - Good quality football but used WWE marketing people to ruin it.

UFL - Could have been a success if they were not in the fall. 

MLFB - Could have worked but financing fell through 3 times.

A spring league could work as long as the organization running it starts off with a smart plan. 
Not a stupid one.

SILVERTHORN2500

Question Brihind88.

You have stated you do not ever want US teams in the CFL.

I agree with you BTW.

Yet you mention how much you liked the UFL.

When the UFL was in stride, would you have been ok with a CFL - UFL merger to save the teams ?

brihind88

Question Brihind88.

You have stated you do not ever want US teams in the CFL.

I agree with you BTW.

Yet you mention how much you liked the UFL.

When the UFL was in stride, would you have been ok with a CFL - UFL merger to save the teams ?
no

okie

PWInsider is reporting that the XFL will not start play until 2020.


https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=115041

brihind88

PWInsider is reporting that the XFL will not start play until 2020.


https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=115041
The XFL will not and never return.

Whatever league is planned in 2020, it is not the XFL.

WWE is not involved.

Further, there has been no word from McMahon.
There has been nothing other than rumor and innuendo. 

Mightygoose

PWInsider is reporting that the XFL will not start play until 2020.


https://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=115041
The XFL will not and never return.

Whatever league is planned in 2020, it is not the XFL.

WWE is not involved.

Further, there has been no word from McMahon.
There has been nothing other than rumor and innuendo.
Apparently it's more than rumor.

Announcement expected today at 3pm EST and McMahon to be involved.

https://www.tsn.ca/report-mcmahon-to-launch-football-league-1.978464

I doubt it will be called XFL

brihind88

I hope this is a success and sticks around.

I am one who feels that done right Spring Football can and will work.

Since Alpha has trademarked UFL and URFL, I am sure that XFL will not be used.

I thought UFL founder Bill Hembrecht trade marked the UFL, but I guess not.

EastVanMark

If this new league forces the CFL to pay players what they actually deserve, by actually having to compete for talent, instead of the old “where else you gonna play, so sign for $56,000 or go to the arena league and make even less” crap they’ve been peddling for a while now, I’m all for it. 

okie

-Name is officially XFL.
-slogan used is "Football Reimagined"
-starts in 2020
-40 man roster
-10 games
-8 teams
-"quality people" is important; says even a DUI would disqualify player.
-have not started talks with any broadcast partners.
-says no crossover with WWE.
-a $100mil investment in football was not something the WWE could justify.
-Vince wants to be in the background and will hire others to do the football.
-says players taking knees during the NFL anthem is not related to relaunch.
-is not a Spring league.  Season would start in JAN/FEB.
-single entity owned.
-cities involved still to be determined.
-wants to make play safe as possible unlike the previous incarnation of the league.
-says no politics or social issues, want to focus on football.
-says there is 7 month period (no NFL) when there is demand for the product. 
-too early to talk about cities; just want to go where it will be popular.
-goal is trying to get a game to 2 hours; one idea is to forgo halftime.
-considered a different name, but liked XFL name.
-hinted that national anthem standing will be required.


Basically, McMahon just wants to relaunch the XFL even though there are no concrete plans regarding any aspect of this league.
 


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