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Haslett, Green, Fassell, Cottrell to coach in UFL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GB-Hack, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Four franchise league, Jim Fassell in Las Vegas, Denny Green in San Francisco, Jim Haslett in Orlando and Tedd Cottrell in New York.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news;_ylt=ApfgLZjT.LwDCGJT9XSedcY5nYcB?slug=ap-unitedfootballleague&prov=ap&type=lgns

    The United Football League is scheduled to run in the fall, ending Thanksgiving weekend. Does this have a prayer?
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    They should have gone with a 10-week spring league, April to June with a July 4 championship game.
     
  3. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    how about they wait until they have more than 4 teams? fail, fail, fail.
     
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Let me check with the founders of the USFL and the WFL and I'll get back to you.
     
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    They apparently hope to survive as a sort of JV league for the NFL. Unless the economy improves dramatically, no way in hell.
     
  6. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    new usfl seems to think spring is a good time.

    http://www.newusfl.com/

    and i love how they already have a director of the usfl hall of fame.
     
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I understand Vegas, Orlando and even New York, but San Francisco seems like an odd choice to me. The Bay Area already has two NFL teams and a couple of decent college programs.

    Why not LA?
     
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    It's sponsored by Coors Light
     
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    They are going to play some games in LA (Hartford also). All the teams are co-owned, and technically no city has a franchise. All the teams are going to train the same place, too.
     
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Nice idea, but not realistic if their season is going to go through Thanksgiving and players aren't available for the NFL until after that. NFL teams aren't going to wait until after week 12 if they have a roster need.

    If they allow the NFL to grab a player anytime during the season, then maybe this has a sliver of a chance.

    Of course, what days do they plan to play and not get tsunami swamped by coverage of the NFL and college football? Maybe Tuesday/Wednesday against the Mid-American conference?
     
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I'm continually amazed by the large number of folks with a lot of money who think the American public will pay to watch a pro football league other than the NFL.
     
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    The SEC and the Big 12 are proof that the American public will pay to watch a pro football league other than the NFL.
     
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