Spring Football League

Spring Football League

by Argofan_1000 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:23 pm

Found this and thought it was worth posting for now.

It says a showcase for professional football players CFL/NFL wanting to get another opportunity. Only 4 teams

Only NFL/CFL General Managers can register for player info and film.

Also said teams can register up to 20 players so this sounds dangerous. Is this a way to hide players or lengthen the preseason? Timing looks right

Could this be another talent source? Is it an extension of the practice rosters? Should the CFL teams get involved?

https://www.thespringleague.com/nfl
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Re: Spring Football League

by brihind88 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:36 pm

I am wondering if the first season is a demo season and then plan to grow into a real D-League.

4 teams playing in a WV resort. There is no fan base, with no home teams.

What would have made perfect logic, is for the NFL to have bought and took over the MLFB.

They already had combines and roasters. Financing tanked 2 x so they flopped.

The NFL would not have had that problem. Now they are starting from scratch.
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Re: Spring Football League

by pikk » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:49 pm

This one as well will fail.
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Re: Spring Football League

by okie » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:05 am

Players are supposed to report this Wednesday. Their business model is not what what you would expect when you think of the term: league. Instead, the best way to describe what is happening is they are putting together 6 intersquad games.

About 60% of the people who paid the $350 application were accepted and will form the 4 teams. League will divide the players evenly. All 160 players will train together at the facility. Because the whole season is 6 games in 11 days, the league says the playbook will be basic.

The athletes are not compensated in any way besides food and shelter.
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Re: Spring Football League

by HfxTC » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:02 am

Looks like a high risk proposition for the athletes.
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Re: Spring Football League

by brihind88 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:48 am

This should not even be called a league.

Spring Football System.
Just as the 3 team Fall " League " - FXFL was

It is just a way for the NFL managers and coaches to get some game film.

One more method for the NFL scouts to evaluate players and offer invites to training camps.
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Re: Spring Football League

by ArgoT » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:41 am

This nonsensical league will join the many other so called leagues that failed big time.
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Re: Spring Football League

by canadianfootballfan » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:09 pm

The AFL is really the only other league besides the NFL in the US to survive. I think that is mainly due to it being so different.

I think it did briefly fold, but seems back fairly strong now.
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Re: Spring Football League

by brihind88 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:15 pm

canadianfootballfan wrote:The AFL is really the only other league besides the NFL in the US to survive. I think that is mainly due to it being so different.

I think it did briefly fold, but seems back fairly strong now.


I have never followed football played in a hockey arena.

However , my last wikipedia check showed they are down to 5 teams.

Not sure I would say that was strong.
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Re: Spring Football League

by oo DAWG oo » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:28 pm

brihind88 wrote:
canadianfootballfan wrote:The AFL is really the only other league besides the NFL in the US to survive. I think that is mainly due to it being so different.

I think it did briefly fold, but seems back fairly strong now.


I have never followed football played in a hockey arena.

However , my last wikipedia check showed they are down to 5 teams.

Not sure I would say that was strong.

"AFL" was never that big but there were a bunch of smaller arena leagues a bunch have jumped to NAL national arena league.
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Re: Spring Football League

by canadianfootballfan » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:27 pm

Regardless, the AFL has lasted far far longer than any other league that played a game very similar to the NFL. The UFL, USFL, XFL, WLAF, and others, all lasted 2-3 years at most. The XFL only lasted 1.
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Re: Spring Football League

by StampsRock! » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:10 pm

Why do people keep posting stuff about other football leagues in "CFL Talk" forum? There is a forum area to post stuff about other football leagues, but I guess it's too hard to scroll down the page. :roll:
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Re: Spring Football League

by oo DAWG oo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:39 pm

StampsRock! wrote:Why do people keep posting stuff about other football leagues in "CFL Talk" forum? There is a forum area to post stuff about other football leagues, but I guess it's too hard to scroll down the page. :roll:

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Re: Spring Football League

by okie » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:00 pm

Last post for me on this subject because I am not interested in watching the games that start next weekend which is 1 1/2 weeks after the 1st practice. I was more curious on who is participating in that league. Link below list some of the more recognizable names.

https://tommysportstalk.wordpress.com/2 ... -football/
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Re: Spring Football League

by BigJoeM » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:08 pm

Brandon Browner ? Wow that's a fall .
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