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Here in Buffalo on Fox WUTV ch 6 cable

 

LA @ Houston  5-8 pm  Saturday  2/8

 

Tampa @ NY    2-5 pm   Sunday   2/9    Marc Trestman HC  Tampa ,  Kevin Gilbride HC NY

 

 

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25 minutes ago, machine gun kelly said:

Old Time, I doubt it will last either.

 

 

....at least the NFLE was a totally different market across the pond.....the US market is saturated IMO.....even if the XFL (as with other failures) is an off season "tweener", there is football fatigue post Super Bowl.....the different era of NFL vs AFL competing saw the eventual merger, but IMO, that will never happen again......probably a lousy comparison (but it's me doing it), but look at the CVS/Rite-Aid recent merger and how many overlapping stores were closed.....why would the NFL merge today, being faced with getting rid of overlapping franchises, when they could just expand into MAJOR markets of THEIR CHOICE?.....their model today (I think) is based on markets with MAJOR corporate influence ($$$).......they no longer need the average Joe Fan, despite them being the foundation for today's "cash cow success".....

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1 hour ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

 

 

.....what's your take why the XFL doesn't end up in the heap with all of the other failed attempts?.......NFLE probably had the longest run, but I'm not sure they should be included with non-NFL affiliates..

 

I think the biggest thing the XFL has in it's favor is Vince McMahon's money. I read a story that he's basically committed to losing money for three years, betting that by then the league will have enough viewers that he can get rights fees.

 

I plan to watch. The XFL won't stop me from enjoying UB basketball or the Sabres. (Enjoying?) I don't care about baseball so having spring football is a plus for me.

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7 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

 

I think the biggest thing the XFL has in it's favor is Vince McMahon's money. I read a story that he's basically committed to losing money for three years, betting that by then the league will have enough viewers that he can get rights fees.

 

I plan to watch. The XFL won't stop me from enjoying UB basketball or the Sabres. (Enjoying?) I don't care about baseball so having spring football is a plus for me.

 

...get your point bro.....but with McMahon, regardless of his money, is it his WWE mentality ego first?......shouldn't his first go around failure teach him something, or is it Vince being Vince?.....

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58 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...get your point bro.....but with McMahon, regardless of his money, is it his WWE mentality ego first?......shouldn't his first go around failure teach him something, or is it Vince being Vince?.....

 

Supposedly not. In fact he's been very much in the background. This is Oliver Luck's league. They want to be taken seriously.

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I might be a bit of a degen.  Just put in a Draft Kings contest lineup for the first XFL weekend.  Like throwing darts at a lineup board but I did take Cardale at QB.  

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23 hours ago, Jauronimo said:

The big question to me is what is the goal? Whats the end game for the XFL?  

 

The first go round the XFL was a response to the NFL's actions to make the game less violent, eliminate celebrations, and a move away from controversial rule changes.  this time around the value prop seems to be different rules and a 2 hour game.  The current iteration of the XFL offers solutions to non-existent problems.  Of all the NFL rules, no one gives a ***** about the PAT.  No one is asking for 2 forward passes.  No one is asking for shorter time spent in front of the TV and less time at a bar away from their wife and kids.  

 

So less talent, teams with no history, and slightly different rules?  Sign me up. 

 

They aren't even attempting to lure players away from the NFL so I doubt the long-term plan is to compete.  Is this purely a financial play to bank on insatiable demand for football 12 months a year?  I would think best case scenario is they get adopted as the NFL development league or farm system.  What am I missing?

I think the basic concept is more football for fans who can't get enough, offered at at time of the year when there normally would be no football.

 

Not sure it's more complicated than that.

 

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Is it just me or didn't AJ Tarpley retire from the NFL because of concussion concerns? I coulda sworn he was an UDFA linebacker Rex's first year who had a pick in week 17 vs Jets and then promptly retired. 

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18 hours ago, Binghamton Beast said:

I’ll be watching.

 

I can’t help myself.

Same here...  ill watch the game today at 2 till i have to go pick the kids up..

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Il give it a shot and see what’s what. IMO, The only chance that a league like this has, is to somehow create an affiliation with the NFL. Fans need something to identify with and to me that is accomplished by creating some sort of connection with their current nfl team. Using the XFL as a developmental league fur players on the fringe of an NFL roster, is the only way to create sustainable interest in the general public. The NFL doesn’t need another league but another league needs the NFL.

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I'm curious why the opening game is on at 2pm? Why not 4pm and have back to back games? Seems like it's be more prime time 

Also, anyone know what former Bills play for who? 

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Here we go!

5 minutes ago, Steptide said:

I'm curious why the opening game is on at 2pm? Why not 4pm and have back to back games? Seems like it's be more prime time 

Also, anyone know what former Bills play for who? 

Cardale Jones is on DC

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Dang Spectrum cable is out in our region.   Thank God I have my rabbit ears and the game is on Network TV.

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1 minute ago, Rc2catch said:

Weird to be excited for this but I am 


Wife asked “what the he’ll is this?”...

 

Wasn’t happy with the answer.  

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1 minute ago, davefan66 said:

 


Wife asked “what the he’ll is this?”...

 

Wasn’t happy with the answer.  

My daughter just came out to the living room for a snack and said almost the same thing. 
“you said football was over until August ugh” 

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3 minutes ago, Real McNasty said:

Kickoffs are interesting

A few years back I posted on here an idea for kickoffs in the NFL, it was litterally identical to what the xfl is doing on kickoffs. I don't wanna say they stole my idea, but they stole my idea. I wish I could find that post 

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