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Vince McMahon to Target Alienated NFL Fans with 'New XFL'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deepest_background, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Wilbon is screaming in his sleep
     
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I remember when He Hate Me was national news. The XFL didn't even get a second season.
     
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  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Is "groin injury" a new euphemism for "gonorrhea?"
     
  4. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    The original XFL wasn’t great, but there were other factors at play. One was when a game went past 11:30 (possibly during February sweeps) and cut into SNL. Lorne Michaels was pissed. They started “Heidi”-ing games after that.
     
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    They had Jennifer Lopez as guest star that week. A more solid 6 then than today. I think they ended up doing the show live for the studio audience and showing it on delay.
     
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    You would think...but then to see Christian Hackenburg go 10-for-23 for 87 with a INT today makes you think maybe not.
     
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Christian Hackenburg is not good at football.
     
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    That's Christian (likely no 1 pick at one point) Hackenburg. Seriously - do evaluators just figure every QB is a top 10 pick before they start breaking down the tape? And to think the biggest question mark about him going into the draft was his leadership ability.


    Anybody covering the games? I figure the local papers are putting it on the Sports front, everyone else a brief or agate only.
     
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  9. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    Bianchi was at the Orlando game. It was actually fun watching him regurgitate Spurrier cliches and bitch about his deadline.

    And since Orlando has my guy Ryan Davis and had my band at halftime, I went to the home of the 2017 national champions to check it out. It was a good presentation.
     
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I do figure it is only a matter of time before the NFL allows their people on futures contracts to play in the league. Maybe a third QB as well. I don't know what kind of money you make on a futures contract - but you're not getting any reps until minicamp - even then - AAF guys will have had a whole season of reps heading into the camp.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Mic-ing up the replay official and the coaches was a smart move. I like that.
     
  12. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Came across a game on nfl network last night and was stunned the league would have “competition” on their channel. Makes sense they could be open minded on making it some kind if developmental territory in the future
     
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