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51 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:

Time to get in shape!!!

 

Are you Shane Falco?!

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They wont let Johnny football play and to that I say "WHAT IS THE DANG POINT"

 

It seems like they are trying to go more for the "Vintage football feel" Less showboating and more guys just doing there jobs... which would be polar opposite of what they did last time.

 

I kind of like the idea again. XFL had some fun and honestly this gives them a chance to change some of the rules that suck.

 

One thing I would suggest they do is allow kids fresh out of highschool to play. This could potentially open up the market for them to get some talented players who dont want to go college route.

 

 

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Yeah, I'll give it a 50/50 chance of actually kicking off in 2020.  And if it does, it will last 2, 3 years tops.  All you heard this year about the NFL was that QB play was terrible, and in turn quality of play was bad.  Well imagine the backups to the backups playing in the XFL.  Who among us wouldn't be excited for a David Fales vs Jake Ruddock matchup in 2020!

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20 minutes ago, Red Five said:

Yeah, I'll give it a 50/50 chance of actually kicking off in 2020.  And if it does, it will last 2, 3 years tops.  All you heard this year about the NFL was that QB play was terrible, and in turn quality of play was bad.  Well imagine the backups to the backups playing in the XFL.  Who among us wouldn't be excited for a David Fales vs Jake Ruddock matchup in 2020!

 

HS and college football has bad QB play at times and people still watch it. Let kids straight out of HS play, basically a minor league system, and see what happens. 

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25 minutes ago, Red Five said:

Yeah, I'll give it a 50/50 chance of actually kicking off in 2020.  And if it does, it will last 2, 3 years tops.  All you heard this year about the NFL was that QB play was terrible, and in turn quality of play was bad.  Well imagine the backups to the backups playing in the XFL.  Who among us wouldn't be excited for a David Fales vs Jake Ruddock matchup in 2020!

I am just praying for a Taylor Martinez vs Tommy Armstrong matchup.

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7 minutes ago, jaws said:

 

HS and college football has bad QB play at times and people still watch it. Let kids straight out of HS play, basically a minor league system, and see what happens. 

 

Let's be honest, how many people nationally actually watch a Iowa vs Illinois matchup?

 

If they want to go after top tier HS kids, good for them.  But I find it hard to believe that many of the top tier HS kids will go that route.  Jumping to a league that may not be around for long (meaning if it folds you aren't going to college and still have to wait a year or 2 to get drafted) doesn't seem like the best strategy.  They are going to have to pay a lot to get those college studs to skip going to Alabama/OSU etc and get top notch coaching to prepare them for the league (and that is not a dig at schools paying recruits).

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30 minutes ago, Red Five said:

 

Let's be honest, how many people nationally actually watch a Iowa vs Illinois matchup?

 

If they want to go after top tier HS kids, good for them.  But I find it hard to believe that many of the top tier HS kids will go that route.  Jumping to a league that may not be around for long (meaning if it folds you aren't going to college and still have to wait a year or 2 to get drafted) doesn't seem like the best strategy.  They are going to have to pay a lot to get those college studs to skip going to Alabama/OSU etc and get top notch coaching to prepare them for the league (and that is not a dig at schools paying recruits).

 

This is all true. The XFL won't have the facilities and coaching the top college schools have but they will be able to pay the players. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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If the XFL wants to really stand apart, do something like the NBA, allow 1 and done players. Use the old Cardale Jones line "We didn't go to college to play school" Get the freshman that have some name recognition to football fans after a solid year in college and then say they are draft eligible. Players like Jalen Hurts or Tau (however you spell his last name) from Bama would have a chance to go play professionally. Fromm from Georgia, JD Spielman as a RS FR.  There are so many examples. Get the kids before the NFL can get them, lock them into a 3-4 year contract and boom you are getting the talent the NFL would have gotten, and you can build the viability of the your new league. Start in cities like SD, Portland, St Louis, Omaha, OKC, San Antonio. Have games in stadiums that hold 30-35K fans, this will generate a solid and rabid fan base in areas that either no longer have NFL or never have. There's plenty of players, you can build a 10 team league with an additional 55 players (active and practice squad) and have some highly competitive games that could rival the NFL. At this point it's getting the funding to make it work and a solid pay scale.  Also, make it competitive with the NFL, salaries may be smaller, but make them guaranteed.   Then the 50th through 53rd man on an NFL roster may look at going to the XFL to get all of his money.  Players like Kenny Bell, who toil on practice squads can develop, and maybe make an impact in real game situations and get paid more.   In the end, this could bode well for the athletes and open up more opportunities to pursue dreams.

Another big key, TV. NBC may have some interest, they don't have weekend games and could use some original broadcasting on NBCSports, Fox Sports may be interested on their cable channel. USA Network may also be an option since they have a good relationship with Vince and the WWE.  It'll depend on if the XFL wants to go head to head with the NFL. Heck, even adding a $5/month increase to WWE network and stream games live via the network may be a solid option and allow the major highlight shows to show your highlights and you could potentially own your TV rights and not have to negotiate with a broadcast partner.  This may also interest more viewers because of the lack of media timeouts and the added bonus of getting WWE PPV.  

 

Lastly promote slight rule tweaks.  Something like 'in the XFL, you'll know what a catch is'.   Do some creative things like a FG from 50+ is worth 4 points.   A way to increase scoring, make endzones 15 yards deep.  Make more room and the field doesn't 'shorten' quite as much and the offense can get more points.  Vince has never been shy of technology, put censors on the ball for TDs and first downs.   Maybe test VR cameras on ref hats and player helmets, then fans can watch games after the fact with VR possibilities, imagine in 4 years being able to be 'on the field' when a major play happens, plus it'll open up so much more to the rabid football fan being able to be 'in the action' like that.  And as much as we mock the 'hehateme' etc.  Let the players have a bit more fun and freedom to celebrate and promote.   There's a reason why Oregon gets so much love from teenagers, because of the freedom of their uniform.  Let the teams and players have some similar type fun.  I'm sure a major company like Adidas or Nike would love to be able to make new uniforms weekly for teams and have them for sale the next week in the home market.  

 

There's a lot of potential if they don't go gimmicky with the scrum to see who gets the ball first.  Everyone knows all eyes will be on the league when it starts, make it fresh, lock in some young talent and there is potential for this league to stick around.  They may not last the long haul, but it may eventually force the NFL to adopt these new tweaks and not be so old.

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I just don't understand what's going to be different about it. The last time around it was "X-treme" with some of their bonkers rules, but they aren't going to get away with those type of stunts now

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On 12/5/2018 at 11:49 AM, GSG said:

I just don't understand what's going to be different about it. The last time around it was "X-treme" with some of their bonkers rules, but they aren't going to get away with those type of stunts now

 

I thought one of their very first tag lines was something like, you'll always know what a catch is..and they were not going to to follow the 3 years past HS graduation rule.  I could be wrong on both, but I think they are trying to target players who can't be in the NFL yet.   For instance, Waddle, Jeudy and Tua from Alabama could say, I'm done playing for free and be eligible to play in the XFL instead of having to wait to play in the NFL.   

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There have been so many attempts at creating a new football league....sorry.....it's destined to failure.  There is no interest.

 

Then, you have Vince McMahon involved....and.....well......he already presides over one fake league.  Why take another one of his serious?

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A 3-point conversion? The XFL has some interesting ideas for its new league

 

 

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A 3-point conversion?

Even the 1-point conversion will not be traditional in the XFL.

That conversion won’t come on an extra-point kick, but a play from the 2-yard line. The 2-point conversion is moved back to the 5-yard line, Luck told PFT. And PFT said the new 3-point conversion will be from the 10. Luck told PFT that the league considered moving it to the 15, but settled on the 10.

That adds intrigue and strategy after touchdowns. The XFL, as it was before, apparently won’t be afraid to try new things.

 

 

 

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I even did a search for XFL and could not find this thread so glad that I just happened to spot it.  Pretty underwhelming first player signing imo.  Especially for a brand new league.  

 

 

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