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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by 62gator, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. anstro76

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    Yes
     
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  2. GatorHighlights

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    Well at least I can say I went to a XFL game I guess. I doubt this league was going to last more than a couple of years anyway.
     
  3. KronoGator

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    Probably not, tv ratings were falling week by week.
     
  4. tegator80

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    I thought it had potential, just not going to compete with fall football. If they thought they were going to strike it rich then that is on them. Small venues and a decent TV contract? why not?
     
  5. Dinogator

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    Sure they do their research, but I am perplexed that every second tier pro football league places its teams in major cities with already established pro sports teams to compete for ticket sales. If the NFL (or second party) would setup a minor league/developmental system in places like Birmingham, Louisville, Omaha, Tulsa, Reno, etc., they might draw a crowd in the spring and survive more than half a season.
     
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  6. atlantagator86

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    Not really. The attendance and TV numbers were fairly comparable with the AAF, which was not enough to sustain a league. The only difference is that the XFL had a better TV contract and more money behind it, which should have at least gotten it through 1 -2 full seasons if it hadn't been for Coronavirus. But it just wasn't even close to a profitable business model.
     
  7. atlantagator86

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    If they did it as an 8-team NFL shared developmental league, where NFL teams pay player salaries in exchange for player signing rights, and put teams in fringe NFL cities like San Antonio, Portland, Birmingham, Orlando, San Diego, St. Louis, Oakland and maybe a Canadian city like Toronto/Vancouver, I think they could make it somewhat viable.
     
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  8. orangeblue_coop

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    Well Vince is 0 for 2. Maybe third time’s the charm?
     
  9. GatorDoc74

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    I would suggest that you never go to Oakland and refer to it as a "fringe NFL city". Raider fans are not a polite or forgiving bunch.
     
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  10. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Agree that NFL should have some development league teams in smaller markets like a Birmingham to develop players and expand branding opportunities for the league. If they don’t do it, not one else can afford to keep a league afloat.
     
  11. BA69MA72

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    Why should they spend any of their money? College football is their free development league. They probably have considered the cost/benefit of cfb vs development league. We know which they have chosen
     
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  12. gatordee

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    I would rather watch high school ball
     
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  13. TrueGator

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    Did anyone really think that yet another new bush football league (on it's second run, no less) would last more than a season?