2024 Season United Football League (UFL) 4.0

Speaking of the Renegades, I hope the league decides to use the Bandit logo as their main logo moving forward.

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[quote=“Tedtanium1976, post:640, topic:90199”]
…Technically the Stallions & Renegades names were in the 80’s USFL.

Good to know, my mistake. I barely watched that league back then or in its more recent incarnation.

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No worries. I only know because one of my online football buddies is an encyclopedia of knowledge on the subject

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Whatever the league does with team names and logos, I hope they shift the schedule to a far earlier start in 2025, as well as build upon the existing cities for another season.

It appears too early to expand, but upon some more success in 2025, I hope they have started a draft of a plan for 2026.

As for what they don’t do, I hope they never revisit some of the cities that definitely did not work in any edition of spring football since the XFL 1.0.

And those rotten fans still pining for very old names of teams that left town or for hub league teams, instead of enjoying what is going to prosper now in the UFL, can go play their video game virtual leagues and the like and EAT IT too.

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When you hear folks chatter about CFL expansion in the US, here’s the current reality check.

Even with an investor and a venue that have not existed but for sparse campaigns over the years since the CFL made its run in the US in the 1990s, there is no way a CFL expansion in the US is happening unless and until the US Government, Fox, and the NFL Godfather all have had their say along with the UFL, should it still be at hand.

Reality check people!

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Truth - field size, ratio, TV partners – not happening any time soon.

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And time of year

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I wonder if this will be televised in Canada on regular cable?

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I doubt it but don’t let that stop you from looking lol

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Looks like the UFL Rookie Draft is happening today.

I don’t think it’s being live-streamed anywhere but the Twitter page will likely have updates; x.com

Here is the order of the draft;

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Youthful talent going into the league for development is most important no doubt.

Then of course there are those guys who will not make the NFL cut or a practice roster by NFL Week 1, or who find themselves cut out by October even if making the cut. What do they do next? Scouts track players better than ever these days.

In the end I figure for the 2025 season, we will have overall an even stronger talent pool. Let’s hope that reality also works out for better football in more games overall as well.

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After reading that summary of the draft, now I can understand better what is going on with this draft.

I didn’t know they were drafting also players who are now also NFL rookies, but who were never drafted by the NFL and so they are free agents, with some making their rounds in the NFL camps starting now.

Maybe for the most part the UFL draft is actually the NFL Rookie Free Agent Draft?

As Larsen explains, most players drafted will not be signing for the 2025 UFL season.
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Of course there has always been the option for any of these players to try their hand with the CFL in 2025 as well if not cracking an NFL roster, including a practice roster.

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It seems that this “Rookie Draft” is really just a way for UFL teams to draft the rights to players if they ever decide to play in the spring.

I believe the UFL is holding showcases across the country right now and whoever is registered in those showcases will be available in the “UFL Draft” that will happen later this year.

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