Return of the XFL???

Discussion in 'Sports and Entertainment Center' started by DanicaFreak, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    That's why its the area not just the city when you include Newport News and Norfolk you get an area with a population of 1.7 million which puts it ahead of several cities that host professional sports teams already.
     
  2. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Yeah, it's hard to believe that area doesn't have a single professional sports team. There are definitely enough people there to support one.
     
  3. GenerationZRacingFan

    GenerationZRacingFan Tire changer

    In getting star players the XFL is already having setbacks:
    1. Former NFL WR Dwayne Bowe would play in the XFL if the money was right, just like Greg Hardy. But also just like Greg Hardy he has a criminal record.
    2. Tim Tebow didn't respond to a question about possibly playing in the XFL. He's probably staying in baseball anyways.
    3. Terrell Owens has been trying to stage some sort of comeback into pro football for years now. Unless you count the warrant that was issued for T.O.’s arrest back in 2011 when he missed a court date regarding child support, McMahon’s eligibility requirements don’t expressly exclude Owens from playing. But Owens is ticked off by the fact that (just like everyone else) it seems the league will be filled by a bunch of happy do-gooders due to the arrest rule, meaning he probably doesn't want in.

    Not quite the best start for a new football league.
     
  4. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Owens is done, too old, and wouldn't have that big of an impact anyway. Tebow isn't going back to football, he's got one more shot at a professional sports career and as slight as it is that would be in the MLB. There really aren't too many big names to lure to the XFL, it will end up being pretty much what it was before, a has been league.
     
  5. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    But they're gonna make players stand for the Anthem!!!! LOL
     
  6. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  8. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

    Maybe the XFL, might of worked on it's own , but another league? I can't see this working.
     
  9. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    They can put their headstone right next to the XFL headstone. Each destined for failure.
     
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  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    There are thousands of em flipping hamburgers every year who would play for peanuts. It's gooned up a bit more like a pick up game. Who knows, hard core stick n ballers will probably go for it. The NFL will be sniping the good players that hopefully would be under contract to the league and making headlines and money with the trades. Hell of a lot cheaper on the taxpayers paying for college scholarships that aren't going anywhere.
     
  11. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    Yeah, these competitor leagues never last more than a year or two. The only minor football league that's managed to survive is the Arena League, and that's because it's a completely different style of football and isn't trying to emulate the NFL.
     
  12. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Not in this town. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that each of the season ticket holders new their fellow fans on a first name basis.
     
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  13. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Bumping cause like, the cities been leaked or something? Will be made official this coming up Wednesday

    Dallas
    Houston
    Los Angeles
    New York
    St. Louis
    Seattle
    Tampa Bay
    Washington, DC

    Hmmmm, I know for sure I won't cheer for the New York team, cause I don't like any team from New York.
     
  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Yikes.

    I legit think this could work in no more than two markets - Seattle and St. Louis. Every other city is some big market where they'd be a twelfth priority or something or just a generally ****** sports market.
     
  15. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Yeah LA isn't showing up for Chargers games they aren't going to show up for the XFL
     
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  16. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Yeah, the St. Louis one is a good idea, cause they seemed to love football up until they lost there team last time. We'll see how it works out for them, but not looking good based off the cities.
     
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  17. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    I understand putting teams in the two big TV markets, but geebus, Cali has four NFL teams, plus I think they a few Indoor/Arena teams as well, talk about Football saturation( I understand IFL/AFL are not the same as NFL/XFL). I agree 100% with KKfan91 , if people are showing up for Charger games, what makes the XFL think they will show for their games.
     
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  18. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    XFL is destined for failure.
     
  19. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Question, how well do the Rams do in LA with tickets? Could be people don't go to Charger games because they are Ram fans??? Which means maaaaaaaaybe they could support an XFL team since it wouldn't be going against them supporting the Rams?
     
  20. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Cities were indeed confirmed to be those announced.

    Team names however are still yet to come.
     
  21. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I suggest:

    The Dallas Buyers Club
    The Houston Problems
    The LA Xitives
    The New York Minutes
    The St. Louis Homicide
    The Seattle Seasonal Depression
    The Tampa Baes
    The Washington Bullsh!t
     
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