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    XFL

    I thought there was a thread but couldn't find it. If anyone finds it link it and we can ask the mods to merge threads.

    Anyway looks like cities to be announced next week for the new XFL.

    Reports in St. Louis coming out yesterday and today is that St. Louis is landing one of the teams.

    Should be interesting to say the least. They are going to play in the dome where the Rams used to play.

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    Glad to see St. Louis getting one back. Been by the Dome a few times and seemed pretty nice to not be used for its intended purpose.

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    Its actually being used more now I think since the Rams left. They were able to bring more events in since not having to work around the Rams schedule.

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    So the word is that they'll play in the dome for the first season, but st Louis did just vote yes on building a soccer stadium for a MLS team.

    Decent chance the St Louis Xfl team plays there if all things work out.

    Apparently there is a big announcement coming from the XFL Wednesday the 5th.

    I'll be so fucking pumped if this all works out. It's also encouraging that Vince has had beef with Kroenke (the rams owner)


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    Another team for me to vehemently hate. Good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virmicious View Post
    Another team for me to vehemently hate. Good to know.
    Do you still hate the rams? We could bond over that now

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    I wouldn't worry too much about where the St. Louis XFL team will play after the first couple of years.

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    I doubt they play at the new soccer stadium. I don't think they plan on building a football/soccer stadium like other cities. When they city was trying to keep the Rams there were plans for a new stadium that would have been able to be used by a MLS team and NFL team but this is a different group focused on an MLS team for St. Louis.

    I hate Kroenke and honestly the NFL. I would be more apt to go to an XFL game at this point. I don't at the Rams. Not their fault their owner is a douchebag.

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    XFL couldn't keep my attention back in the day, and I don't think it will this time around either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    I doubt they play at the new soccer stadium. I don't think they plan on building a football/soccer stadium like other cities. When they city was trying to keep the Rams there were plans for a new stadium that would have been able to be used by a MLS team and NFL team but this is a different group focused on an MLS team for St. Louis.

    I hate Kroenke and honestly the NFL. I would be more apt to go to an XFL game at this point. I don't at the Rams. Not their fault their owner is a douchebag.
    Yeah but a duel stadium for MLS and XFL is much different than MLS and NFL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soxfanatic View Post
    I wouldn't worry too much about where the St. Louis XFL team will play after the first couple of years.
    Meh I think there is a market for pro football that isn't the NFL, especially one in the off season of the NFL.

    But hey I'm not gonna convince you to like anything, that's not your thing.

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    This is what happens when lunatics have lots and lots of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hammer View Post
    This is what happens when lunatics have lots and lots of money.
    I mean it's this or running the United States, so...

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    Fantastic TDS shoehorn. This thread needed some Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneeneighbor View Post
    Yeah but a duel stadium for MLS and XFL is much different than MLS and NFL.
    Very true but I doubt the people building the stadium have any thoughts about making it a dual stadium of any kind.

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    The point is that an XFL team can easily use a MLS stadium. They seat usually around 20k which is perfect for XFL. NFL not so much. Field sizes are essentially the same. There is really no reason you would have to do anything different than what you are currently planning.

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    You have to respect the optimism from a few of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    You have to respect the optimism from a few of you.
    I think there is a market for this but more than anything I get at least one season of pro football back in my area.

    I don't understand the immediate need to shit on the XFL and the logic to just shout "it's not gonna work!"

    They're playing in the NFL off season. People are pissy with the NFL and people still enjoy football. What are these insurmountable hurdles you think the XFL will stumble over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVDA View Post
    XFL couldn't keep my attention back in the day, and I don't think it will this time around either.
    If the games are like the video game Arch Rivals punching people and stuff I'll probably watch a couple games.

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    I had such high hopes when they first announced it back in the day. I thought we were really gonna get to see powerbombs and dropkicks on the field. That would have got ratings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordo View Post
    I think there is a market for this but more than anything I get at least one season of pro football back in my area.

    I don't understand the immediate need to shit on the XFL and the logic to just shout "it's not gonna work!"

    They're playing in the NFL off season. People are pissy with the NFL and people still enjoy football. What are these insurmountable hurdles you think the XFL will stumble over?
    One major hurdle is that it will most likely be a garbage product. Where is the talent going to come from? The NFL will obviously get first crack. The Alliance of American Football is starting a year before the XFL, so they will get first crack at the NFL rejects. So you are basically going to be dealing with the leftovers from the Alliance of American Football. That is a major hurdle among many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordo View Post
    I think there is a market for this but more than anything I get at least one season of pro football back in my area.

    I don't understand the immediate need to shit on the XFL and the logic to just shout "it's not gonna work!"

    They're playing in the NFL off season. People are pissy with the NFL and people still enjoy football. What are these insurmountable hurdles you think the XFL will stumble over?
    Well, the biggest "hurdle" or as I call "negative" is the intent on being direct competition. Vince McMahon himself said, we're going to give football back to the fans. Vince's mentality is never "Eh, we'll just cater to that tiny niche who will watch ANY kind of football". That's Paul Heyman. Vince isn't putting 500 million into this just to be 2nd best. Delusional.

    Then you have the talent.

    Then you have the fact that the people who are "pissy" with the NFL...they're few and far between and are still tuning in every week despite what they claim on social media. Again, I RESPECT the optimism and if you're someone who will give this a chance, there's nothing negative coming from me on a personal level. I'm just being realistic. Outside of a puncher's chance, the XFL is going to have to accept taking a distance 5th in the world of football or kill the WWE while trying to stay afloat. Where do you think that money is really going to come from if it doesn't explode?

    Get ready for WM 38 to be headlined by Stevie Richards v. Adam Rose.

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    The league website promo video is hilarious.

    'More everything'

    This league is actually Poochie.

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    I feel like Vince is hoping the discontent over lack of big hits/overall defense/political correctness arguments in the NFL will be the key selling point to his league.

    Bottom line, I think it was a mistake the first time around back when his actual company (WWE) had more viewership around it during the Attitude Era. I definitely think its a mistake to do it again when his company lacks the viewership it had back then, even with the opportunity to bring over fans.

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    Cities have been announced

    Dallas
    Houston
    LA
    New York
    St Louis
    Seattle
    Tampa Bay
    DC

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    Surprised oakland isn't there

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    Kinda strange that it's basically all coastal teams, besides St Louis. I figured there would be at least one team in the Great Lakes region (Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, etc). Even a team in the deep south would be interesting.

    The fact that every city chosen already has an NFL team, besides St Louis, is kinda an odd choice too.

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    I think Orlando would have been a better place. Really is too bad that the Midwest isn't really represented other than St Louis

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    I do think the choices for city are really odd.

    Orlando is getting an AAF team though I think

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    I'd probably go see a Houston game if the tickets are cheap enough.

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    I'll probably be looking into season tickets for the St Louis team. I'd guess they won't be super expensive and worst case I know some buddies would be willing to split them.

    Part of that is purely to do my part to show that this is a good football market and to tell Stan Kroenke fuck off.

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    Ill be going to a game or 3 in LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLDBERG'S BEST FRIEND View Post
    Ill be going to a game or 3 in LA.
    It is absolutely essential that you go dressed as the Ultimate Warrior.

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    Sure, why not.

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    so like it is official and stuff now.

    I may check out a game. Who knows.

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    Another new league. The Freedom Football League.

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    I'm going to the tryouts so when I make the starting lineup I'll comp everyone on this site who can provide proof of who they are.

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    What in the world. St. Louis is listed as a team in that league as well. Sigh.

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    Very kind of you. If you can provide free hot dogs with the tickets we would really appreciate it.

    - - - Updated - - -

    The phrase over saturation comes to mind.

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    Hopefully they'll have those amazing cheerleaders as well. If we can holler at the kind people at Burning Angel I'd like to pick from that litter for my team.

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    The Sports Business Journal is reporting that negotiating is going on between the XFL and FOX, and the XFL and ABC (via ESPN) for broadcasting rights.
    Last edited by BGMaverick; January 23rd, 2019 at 4:07 PM.

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    Wow, that would be nuts if the XFL got on a broadcast channel. I hope they do.

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    AAF will have its opening game and title game on CBS, and then once a week they’ll get a game on CBS Sports Network. I imagine this will be similar. Fox will show a couple but FS1 will get the bulk. Or ESPN2 or whatever.

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    FS1 certainly wouldn't be bad, considering it is almost on basic cable packages for most people.

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    http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/...relaunched-xfl

    Good hire to bring Bob Stoops to the dallas franchise. Should be fun.

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