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I dunno if we've mentioned this in the XFL thread or in this one...

 

But one question I feel we are ignoring is who exactly is this American Patriot League and the XFL are trying to appeal to and why?

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We talked a lot about this in the XFL and AAF threads, and the answer is “Who the hell knows”?

 

Identifying a niche in the marketplace is usually one of the first things a new business does, but there’s no indication that any of these new minor leagues have done any thinking beyond “Americans love the NFL = Americans will support any pro football”.

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Wasn’t part of it that they were marketing to hillbillies that were all about standing for the flag and reciting the pledge of allegiance during every time out?

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That’s certainly the inference we’ve drawn. But that’s a temper tantrum, not a business model. 

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2 hours ago, Gothamite said:

That’s certainly the inference we’ve drawn. But that’s a temper tantrum, not a business model. 

 

Since 2010, the world has shown a temper tantrum is a very effective organizational model. Sells lot of ugly merchandise too.

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Shreveport, Mobile, and Daytona Beach seem geographically reasonable... how in the heck is this league gonna pay for teams to travel to and from Sacramento?!

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must...resist...urge...to...merge...all...spring league threads...into...one...joke thread

 

 

I was thinking Spring Football Slapfight.

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20 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

must...resist...urge...to...merge...all...spring league threads...into...one...joke thread

 

 

I was thinking Spring Football Slapfight.

 

A Non-NFL Football League Battle Royal Death match as I stated on the first page. 

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22 days away from their "draft" and still two cities are unnamed.  OK.

 

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I’m surprised no one has tried a team in canton yet

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58 minutes ago, raysox said:

I’m surprised no one has tried a team in canton yet

 

Stadium only seats 23,000 in a league that really could use gate money.  Presumably the relevant model for them would be the World League (1970s edition) and the CFL setting up shop in Shreveport, only Independence Stadium seats twice that.  (and it didn't work out either time, obviously)

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33 minutes ago, rams80 said:

Stadium only seats 23,000

But the Chargers make it look so good! 😂

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On 12/3/2018 at 3:51 PM, GDAWG said:

 

Threeve, a combination of five and three.

“And you wagered... Texas with a dollar sign in front of it. I’m speechless.”

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The APL announces Championship Game in Canton:

 

https://aplfootball.us/championship

 

The league has a lot of questions, the least of which is that their website is awful.  Are they even going to have TV?  If so, will it be on a channel people actually watch?

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