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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. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Contrast that with the four-letter network, which didn't even have the scores available on its app -- and if you've ever dug deep there, you'll find scores from sports you've never even heard of. Pathetic for "the Worldwide Leader" but hardly surprising.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    See also NASCAR, the Olympics, and boxing.
  3. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    They got pretty good coverage in Birmingham. Then again, the team is packed with ex AU and UA players.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Are they negotiating with the Mcmahon Football League for television rights.

    ESPN may be lame, but they do chase money. Otherwise they’d put on skiing, rugby and ice fishing competitions before they put on talking douche bags
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  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I loved the pace of play, especially after touchdowns, punts, etc. Back in action in a minute. It was like watching a 1960s-era NFL game.
  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I just figured the XFL was going on Fox after that big WWE deal.
  7. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    In three taps, I just found English League Two soccer scores on the ESPN app, just to prove your point here.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    If the AAF is able to sustain what it has at this point - why would any decent player opt for the XFL next year? Seems like the AAF will be more of an NFL pipeline and the XFL will be like one of those reality/sports shows where they try and suck people in with stories about the contestants struggles, setbacks etc.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    The NFL is largely that already, a weekly melodrama that crescendos in games -- and with freakish, famous athletes. The XFL can't hang its hat on reality-show stories about second-tier players no one knows, it can't do what it did last time in trying to sell increased brutality (kickoff scrums!?), and it can't trick up the game to the point that it's unrecognizable. I can't see what else would work, especially as a third league.
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Within a few years, I could see the AAF going to 16 teams, with each team serving as the AAA-level affiliate of two NFL teams.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I’d like to see AAF allow college aged players chuck their shackles and get paid above board.
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  12. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Won’t happen because of the NFL influence.
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