Discussion in 'Sports and Entertainment Center' started by Blaze, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider


    So, this is a new league starting up next year, and some how until tonight I never even heard of it. 8 teams, starting one week after the Super Bowl.

    Arizona Hotshots, Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet.

    So this is something that’s gonna be with CBS, so I guess I’ll give it a shot. More football the better. Pretty cool the Legends got Aaron Murray as their QB.
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  2. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I think I heard about this but assumed it would go nowhere.
  3. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Well seems they will at least get one season, so I’ll surely check it out.
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  4. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Same. I love football as much as I love racing. If it's on TV, I'll probably watch. Hell, I even used to watch Arena Football when it was televised, and that sure wasn't anything to write home about
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  5. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Exactly, and the fact I’ll have myself a team to watch and root for from my state makes it better for me. Not to sure about the colors and jerseys yet but hey, I’ll rep the colors haha.


  6. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    These types of leagues typically don’t last but a year or two, but I’ll probably try to watch a few games while it’s here.
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  7. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

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  8. Michfan

    Michfan Team Owner

    Steve Spurrier, Brad Childress, Mike Singletary, and Mike Martz are pretty big coaches
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  9. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Yeah, the coaches are more impressive then the players.
  10. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I'll watch, it's more legit of a football league than the XFL based off the people in charge & coaches/players involved
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  11. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Any different rules? I'll give it a watch, isn't there another league starting up in 2020?
  12. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    XFL could be good as well once it starts up, so we should wait to see.

    XFL starts up then. So honestly hoping all of these leagues are good, have good fun games. To me the more football I could have the better like I’ve said a few times haha.
  13. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Yeh especially filling that void until baseball starts, as I don't think I'll be watching as much Nascar with the new rules package in 2019.
  14. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    I’ll even give the rules package a shot. Tho if it is bad at least then I’ll be able to watch the games without a worry haha.
  15. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    @Mopardh9 you asked about the rules and this is something I just found.

    Teams will have 50 players on each roster, with some selected by a territorial draft. The territory assigned to a team consists of at least five colleges plus designated professional teams, one Canadian Football League, and four NFL teams, for those from Big Ten and the Big 12 conferences. Only one quarterback can be taken from their region. A quarterbacks-only "Protect or Pick" draft was conducted in November 2018 in which teams may retain their allocated quarterback or select an unprotected quarterback from another team

    Telecasts will feature no television timeouts and 60 percent fewer commercials, with the league aiming for an approximate real-time game length of 150 minutes, down from just over 180 in the NFL

    All teams must attempt two-point conversions after each touchdown; there will be no extra point kicks

    There will be no kickoffs; halves, odd overtime periods and after scores will begin on each team's own 25-yard line, the same as touchbacks in the NFL and NCAA. In lieu of an onside kick, a team can keep possession of the ball by attempting a scrimmage play from their own 35-yard line and gaining at least 10 yards.(not sure how I feel about this one to be honest...)

    The play clock will run only 30 seconds, 10 seconds shorter than in the NFL

    Two coach's challenges per team are the only replays; no challenges in last two minutes of either half nor any overtime period, as they are automatic

    Outside organizations will handle head-safety protocols.

    No games can end in ties, unlike the NFL

    Playoffs will consist of four teams, the top two teams from each conference.

    Passing rules are the same as in the NCAA and CFL, in which catches are made with one foot inbounds, unlike the NFL, where they must have both feet inbounds.
  16. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Hmm intersting rule about onside kick, I'd have to see how that works. I don't like the 1 foot inbounds rule, but othere than that, seems ok.
  17. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    That’s part of why I like college is for the one foot inbounds rule. But I mean it’s not one I have to have.

    But yeah the onside kick thing, I hope honestly it’s not something people can abuse, because if some game you really are getting the best of a team you can probably abuse it and I wouldn’t really care for it. So hopefully it gets explained better later on and it’s something you can’t just do unless in a moment where you need to do it.
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  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I might go check out the Orlando Apollos, they'll play at UCF and after looking at the roster and learning that it's more of a regional type of thing it seems kinda cool. Lots of former Gators, Hurricanes, Knights, etc. and Steve Spurrier is the coach.

    Having a TV contract, live streaming, and gambling are all pretty good for business so maybe they'll make it last for a while.
  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think it needs to be more than 10 yards. 4th & 10 has a way higher conversion rate than an onside kick.
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  20. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    4th and 26 call it a McNabb
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  21. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Closest team to me would be the Memphis Express, but I saw enough of Zach Mettenberger when he was here.
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  22. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I thought it was kinda sad how low he went in the QB draft when I looked earlier. Oof.
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