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Sodboy13

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They are suppose to have a balanced 14 game season (2x' every other team). As for the division alignment, I'm guessing an East and West. For the playoffs, hard to tell. Betting it will be the top 2 from each.

"... it is indicating it will have a 14-week regular season in 2015, and a three-week playoff format with five of the eight teams qualifying. The No. 4 and 5 seeds will play in a wild-card game, and the four remaining teams would play in the semifinal games."

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I'm a bit leery of a professional sports league that is looking to crowdfunding as a component of its launch.

Exactly. And indiegogo is the second funding site they've tried.

They also value each franchise at $20 million. Wtf?

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/bucs/proposed-new-football-league-plans-game-in-tampa/2164662

They will run out of money, but at least high schools will have new logos to pick from.

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They're only trying to raise $25,000 through crowdfunding, which says to me that it's less about financing the operation and more about brand building and exposure. This looks like an attempt to create a fanbase that is invested (quite literally) in the operation.

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Games will be streamed via ESPN's mobile app at 480p resolution for premium subscribers.

I'm fearing this will be true though. :(

On the subject of the league itself, I would possibly fund the Express and that's about it. I'm hoping this league plays a down because the branding is phenomenal and I love the revival of such awesome identities as the Express and the Bandits.

And I hope that they also get another network. Audience would be great if Ram's post happens to be the truth, but I don't know how they'd work sports programming into the channel.

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Games will be streamed via ESPN's mobile app at 480p resolution for premium subscribers.

Televised games are to be on ESPN2. There's an article up at ESPN's site from Thursday.

It was a sarcastic comment.

And they will still run out of $$$ if the value each franchise at $20M, when they have produced little to no revenue. Whatever they get from ESPN for the two games this spring will mostly go to pay those who have been on staff for years and really haven't been paid just living offer lines of credit.

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It's a testament to the absurd success the NFL has had in building its brand. A large portion of football fandom doesn't want to watch football - it wants to watch the NFL. I'd like to see a viable alternative/minor league, but I think the last legitimate chance at one folded 29 years ago.

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Why are people so against other leagues? Obviously they'll fail, but people around here seem to get angry just at the very proposition of a new league.

The A11 offense is basically snakeoil. It is a poor plan and a poor plan for a sport which were now know is extremely damaging to the participants as seen in League of Denial with the NFL and with Friday Night Tykes for youth football. Most importantly, the home experience for the sport is better/cheaper at home than to see it live, yet minor league sports are very gate driven.

A new pro football league is as poorly thought out as starting a new airline, but while the NFL has proven profitable, the airline industry has not.

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