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Um, who said Shane Mattthews was qualified to be a coach? Don Matthews maybe, but certainly not Shane. If they are looking for quality head coaches, I know of 8 who were just fired from NFL Europa..... ;)

And why did they arbitrarily go with orange and blue if the team also has Seminole influence? Shouldn't we expect some kind of blue/orange/maroon/gold hybrid????

Hmmmmmmm.

<overheard>Hey Cuban, I think your idea is a shoe-in once this AAFL fails....</overheard>

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Sheesh, makes the D-League's original insistence to have a base template for each team, different colors and no logo, look positively extravagant in comparison.

Yes, this is a well organized, well crafted operation. Already has the distinct odor of cheapness.

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In a way I understand it - they're trying to keep close ties to their respective universities by doing this.

In another way, I can't help but laugh. I was among the first that predicted the death knell before they take a snap, and I reiterate that today.

Where's the United Football League going? Anyone heard anything?

Maybe its time to dust off my United Spring Football League idea... anyone have a half billion lying around?

I think my National Football Development League (NFDL) idea will be better than yours.

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In a way I understand it - they're trying to keep close ties to their respective universities by doing this.

In another way, I can't help but laugh. I was among the first that predicted the death knell before they take a snap, and I reiterate that today.

Where's the United Football League going? Anyone heard anything?

Maybe its time to dust off my United Spring Football League idea... anyone have a half billion lying around?

I think my National Football Development League (NFDL) idea will be better than yours.

Wasn't that what got all realignment threads banned over here?

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Yesterday the league held a press conference in Gainesville. They announced the formation of the Florida franchise and named former Florida quarterback Shane Matthews the team's head coach.

So is that an old UF helmet or is this going to be the AAFL old school style?

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Well I think its good to see all of these guys looking so enthused about the exciting new league they are part of.....er......well maybe a little bit excited....deep down....really deep maybe??

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Maybe they plan on letting the fans come up with their own nicknames for the teams over time, the way they originally came about before it was all about marketing.

That was my thought exactly and I LOVE IT! Finally. Let the fans call them whatever they wish and after awhile, a name will stick. I think it's great.

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Maybe they plan on letting the fans come up with their own nicknames for the teams over time, the way they originally came about before it was all about marketing.

That was my thought exactly and I LOVE IT! Finally. Let the fans call them whatever they wish and after awhile, a name will stick. I think it's great.

You're first mistake is assuming that these teams will be around for even a little while...

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You're first mistake is assuming that these teams will be around for even a little while...

The other mistake is assuming that this league and it's member teams will have any fans.

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Yesterday the league held a press conference in Gainesville. They announced the formation of the Florida franchise and named former Florida quarterback Shane Matthews the team's head coach.

So is that an old UF helmet or is this going to be the AAFL old school style?

aaflsi9.jpg

bildemc6.jpg

Well I think its good to see all of these guys looking so enthused about the exciting new league they are part of.....er......well maybe a little bit excited....deep down....really deep maybe??

Oh they all look friggin happy to be there

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Know what would be better than this? The XFL.

I could crap in a bag, and call it "Snowflake", and it'd be a better league than the XFL.

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If that report is true the idea sucks. I don't think the cost of research, design, implementation of logos is higher that what they are going to loose in merchandise sales. Even in the case the league works out well, fans are only going to buy more NCAA merch what means no money for the AAFL

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In a way I understand it - they're trying to keep close ties to their respective universities by doing this.

In another way, I can't help but laugh. I was among the first that predicted the death knell before they take a snap, and I reiterate that today.

Where's the United Football League going? Anyone heard anything?

Maybe its time to dust off my United Spring Football League idea... anyone have a half billion lying around?

I think my National Football Development League (NFDL) idea will be better than yours.

Wasn't that what got all realignment threads banned over here?

My league idea wasn't a realignment thread, it was a concept for "what would happen if the NFL had a minor league affiliation system".

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I think this league is a great idea, and believe it or not, i think it'll find a niche. I think people will watch.

NFL-sized crowds? Fu*k no! They aren't even going to get NHL sized crowds to start, but i think it has a chance to be around for a while, and after that? Who knows.

Look at Arena football...

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In a way I understand it - they're trying to keep close ties to their respective universities by doing this.

In another way, I can't help but laugh. I was among the first that predicted the death knell before they take a snap, and I reiterate that today.

Where's the United Football League going? Anyone heard anything?

Maybe its time to dust off my United Spring Football League idea... anyone have a half billion lying around?

I think my National Football Development League (NFDL) idea will be better than yours.

Wasn't that what got all realignment threads banned over here?

My league idea wasn't a realignment thread, it was a concept for "what would happen if the NFL had a minor league affiliation system".

You mean like the WLAF? NFL Europe? NFL Europa?

I think they've tried that.

I think the best minor league system the NFL has is called college football.

These guys get their heads beaten in badly enough for a few months, resulting in the average career being about 5 years long at best. Do we really need to make these guys get beaten down for an entire year? I think the talent is good enough as it is and doesn't need to be "overly developed" (sarcasm) in some low talent minor league system. If teams want to develop players, put them in the four preseason games against some of the other developing talent and go with that....oh wait a minute, thats what they do already.

HEY! PROBLEM SOLVED! B)

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*edit*

wow, you dont post in a year, and your first one back is a double post. Good one, Greg. Good one.

*smacks self*

Don't be too down on yourself. It was a helluva post :D

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I think this league is a great idea, and believe it or not, i think it'll find a niche. I think people will watch.

NFL-sized crowds? Fu*k no! They aren't even going to get NHL sized crowds to start, but i think it has a chance to be around for a while, and after that? Who knows.

Look at Arena football...

Unfortunately, the markets they are targeting to locate teams in are college towns in every sense of the word (ie nobody lives there when they are in season.) The model might work if you targeted places where people actually lived all year, but they aren't putting teams in large markets.

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I don't think this is quite as bad as people are making it out to be. This wouldn't be like NBDL. Basketball uniforms need nicknames and logos. Football uniforms really dont. This could also make some nice, classic looking uniforms (alot of the best football uniforms are the simpliest). As alot of minor league teams have ridiculous nicknames any way (Montgomery Biscuits, Minnesota Fighting Pike, etc.). Maybe they wanted to avoid that whole mess.

I'm not sure if this league will see the field or not. But I highly doubt that lack of nicknames and/or logos will be its demise.

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I'm not sure if this league will see the field or not. But I highly doubt that lack of nicknames and/or logos will be its demise.

It's more of a symptom than a cause. (The cause being lack of money...which also is probably the real reason behind the "no nickname" thing.)

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