on a personal level, i don't care who watches if the league makes changes that make the game more exciting. the fans will come to good football. if old fans attached to the rules instead of quality of play don't watch then so be it. better football will attract those that think better football is better than boring football with rules they like.
Well, it's not quite gong time before the revelation of the decision of the judges, which is final, but it's closer to that than "who cares" if you have followed this thread.
What were the ratings over the weekend?
In my opinion, these figures should be the low for the season, so anything higher than a low is good gravy and then we can use these numbers as the low tide benchmark going forward.
Okay Bob, Wailers, go on for our live studio audience please as we await the announcement...
Interesting coincidence that the Lions have Free Agent camps in 3 XFL (they had one in Las Vegas prior to the XFL season) cities. None so far for the hub league.
The other coincidence is that Stelco Chairman has a minority share in the Atlanta Falcons
Well, if there's a silver lining here, the ratings can't possibly get lower than this. They still drew better than some of the USFL lower rated games, and did beat one NHL game on TNT. SKEDBALL: Weekly Sports TV Ratings 3.13-3.19.2023 | Showbuzz Daily
I have been on the conspiracy bandwagon for a while in regard to the CXFL merger. There was so much blowback during the initial merger talks that I think both camps left and decided to go through a merger checklist. A list of items to get cleaned up for a merger to happen. CFL needs to go to smaller fields and 4 downs, and the XFL needs to play a season and not go broke in season #1 or #2. This also allows the two leagues to gather up some TV broadcast data.
CXFL will be a thing.
What happens if the XFL goes broke though?
Gerry Cardinale just bought AC Milan for $1.3 billion, he's not going broke anytime soon. Now whether he's committed to spring football long term is anyone's guess, but I don't see them going for any less than 3 seasons before making that kind of decision.
lol the more i watch XFL the more i like it. not a fan of the kick offs or punt things, but everything else yes.
i can pretty much guarantee that if CFL played XFL rules (except kicking formations) that the game would be more exciting.
*runs and hides from the hurling rotting vegetables
BUT OMG NO WE MUST PRESERVE 3 DOWNS BECAUSE CANADA AND TO BORE YOU WITH MORE PUNTING
Well you can always gravitate to here if the XFL is so much more attractive.
i just like quality football played under rules that make it as exciting and competitive as possible.
What you are saying is obviously subjective, but not sure why you would stay so involved with a league whose rules don't excite you when there is an option.
because i can still enjoy canadian football even though i think it can be improved.
the 4th and 15 onside kick rule and the mic’d review official are awesome and i suspect will be adopted by other leagues. also love the conversion options.
I personally consider the 4th & 15 option a gimmick but that's just me.
And we tend to forget how our unlimited motion/waggle & 12th man make our game so exciting.
I find the 4th and 15 too random and gimmicky too. The traditional onside kick works better, especially when combined with CFL clock rules during the final 3 minutes.
I'd like to see more convert options, though, but keep it only to kicking. For example, keep the 1-point conversion scrimmaged from the 25, but add options for 2-point conversions scrimmaged from the 40 and a 3-point converstion scrimmaged from the 55. That'd put more emphasis on kicking back into football.
I don't think that it is going broke - they might not have put any thought into the season but I do think that they did their best to make it a lean organization. 3 teams in Texas and then all 8 teams operating out of DFW to save costs. And they are actually getting a cash flow from ESPN/ABC. I just don't see it going belly up like the AAF did due to the cash flow issues.
for the number of times an actual onside kick works, i will gladly take the 4th and 15 rule instead.