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The XFL may be making a comeback

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1 hour ago, mr.negative15 said:

I know you are kidding but with the Universal championship and the "WWE Universe" and "NXT universe"...ect, ect. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised at all if that ends up being the name. 

I thought the same thing.

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So this will be another one of those football leagues that will put a team in Birmingham?

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5 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

So this will be another one of those football leagues that will put a team in Birmingham?

 

It's a law.  Upstart leagues are required to have a team in Birmingham.

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4 minutes ago, leopard88 said:

 

It's a law.  Upstart leagues are required to have a team in Birmingham.

 

Also Memphis and San Antonio too.  Las Vegas used to be but since they will be getting an NFL team very soon, they are out of the list of "cities in which non-NFL Football leagues must have when they start."

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I didn't mind XFL V1, but I think if the point of V2 is to force players to stand for the national anthem and get concussed on every play, I'll be rooting for its abject failure. The McMahons deserve a big loss.

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31 minutes ago, DG_Now said:

I didn't mind XFL V1, but I think if the point of V2 is to force players to stand for the national anthem and get concussed on every play, I'll be rooting for its abject failure. The McMahons deserve a big loss.

Since this would be actual controversy instead of pretending to sneak into the cheerleaders' locker room I think McMahon is fine with players protesting while the announcers rip them for doing it. They actually tried to add extra protection by increasing the bubble around the punt returners. The one thing they'll need to toss though is the opening scrum for the ball. 

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It's back:  

 

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If that's indeed the logo, it looks rather dated.

 

Interesting that they're going with a red/white/blue color scheme. Really hope that's not a sign that they're going to try to position themselves as the 'patriotic alternative' to the NFL.

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My advice, make it as normal as football as football can be. No gimmicks. 

If you want to be the a-hole....then sign high school players after graduation, and pay for their college education for the off-season. 

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I would expect Memphis and Birmingham to return to the league, because every alternative football league has to have either one or both cities. 

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I don't know why I am so excited for this? I just hope McMahon doesn't screw it up this go around.

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CBS Sports is reporting a 2020 launch, which suggests Vince learned from his mistake of only having a one-year run-up last time. Taking the money out of the publicly-traded WWE and spinning off his own company where he can lose his own money on it is another lesson learned. I doubt Vince has learned much of anything else from how he screwed it up last time, though, given the 35 years of evidence we have on that. Ideally, the football project takes his time away from wrestling, which would be good news for WWE fans. Most likely, I see this being quietly abandoned before March of 2020 rolls around.

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Also, Vegas is breathing a sigh of relief knowing that they will not be involved in yet another alternative football league that will fold within a year or two.

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If it were up to me, in an eight team league, think I'd go with:

  • Orlando
  • Memphis
  • NY/NJ
  • Toronto
  • Milwaukee
  • San Antonio
  • Portland
  • San Diego

Very little head-to-head with the NFL, and takes six fairly strong football markets with two that aren't historically good football markets, but have growth potential (Portland and Toronto).

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3 minutes ago, kroywen said:

If it were up to me, in an eight team league, think I'd go with:

  • Orlando
  • Memphis
  • NY/NJ
  • Toronto
  • Milwaukee
  • San Antonio
  • Portland
  • San Diego

Very little head-to-head with the NFL, and takes six fairly strong football markets with two that aren't historically good football markets, but have growth potential (Portland and Toronto).

 

The XFL would run into issues with the CFL in regards to Toronto.  Also, there is no long term stadium solution in San Diego at the moment. 

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