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Old 12-06-2018, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default AAF v. XFL

Well this is an interesting development. The AAF which begins playing Feb 9 '19, will be in competition with the XFL which is scheduled to start playing Feb 2020.
So if everything goes according to plan, we will have 2 competing pro football spring leagues in Feb 2020.

I hope at least one of them survives, but I'm partial to the AAF. I enjoyed the old USFL when it was in play.

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Old 12-06-2018, 12:31 AM   #2
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XFL was garbage when they tried it in the 90ís. Canít believe they are trying to bring that back.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: AAF v. XFL

my money would be on the AAF being the survivor...not only are they getting a year head start but the cities they chose are ones without an NFL presence as opposed to the XFL where they are all in cities with an NFL team (with the exception St. Louis). I think the XFL will ultimately find it hard to establish a fan base in most of these cities once the novelty wears off.



This could change based on the style of play each league develops. If one league were to develop more of a shootout based style of play when the other relied on more of a three yard and a cloud of dust style play the more offensive one will ultimately win out.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:11 AM   #4
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AAF has Garcia and Spurrier give me that.

XFL also said it will not sign guys with criminal records?
Yea good luck with getting talent that way
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They will merge
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: AAF v. XFL

I thought I read that the XFL was going to be a way for high school prospects to forgo college too.
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What the XFL failed to get the first time around, and what I think it's missing now, is that fans don't want a gimmicky product without talent. Maybe they'll stop mucking it up, but with McMahon running it I doubt it. Unlike wrastlin', we don't have connections to individual players/athletes. The soap opera thing doesn't cut it.


AAF will work because it's minor league football. Keep the same rules, same sport, and players hungry to make the jump.
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Each should crown a champ and have them battle it out in a superbowl between the leagues!!
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Each should crown a champ and have them battle it out in a superbowl between the leagues!!
Throw in the CFP champ and have a 4 team playoff!
My money is on Bama
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Dante Sawyer and 'Don't Say Nuthin' on the Birmingham Iron roster!
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Dante Sawyer and 'Don't Say Nuthin' on the Birmingham Iron roster!
And Stephen Garcia

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I'm not sure how this plays outside the Southeast, but attaching these teams to state colleges makes it much more interesting. You automatically capture fans. Smart move.
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I'm not sure how this plays outside the Southeast, but attaching these teams to state colleges makes it much more interesting. You automatically capture fans. Smart move.
I don’t think the XFL will last due the markets they picked
All pro markets outside of St Louis.
You ain’t winning those markets over. Sure it’s during the off-season but still feel like McMahon wants to go after the NFL. He will fail if he continues to try

I think basically the AAF will work well in the SE and Midwest
Regions where they care about college football
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Default Re: AAF v. XFL

My bet would be that neither league will be around by 2023. The AAF may last longer bc they have made more gimmicky moves for coaches and players. Seeing Spurrier coach again will be an initial novelty but the novelty will wear off.

Football is seasonal. I love it as much as anyone else, but if I’m watching a football game in March, my brain will automatically tell me it isn’t real football.
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Default Re: AAF v. XFL

The AAF is pushing themselves as a developmental league for the NFL. I think I heard Bill Polian say that their goal would be to have around 50% roster turnover each year because of players moving up to the NFL. I think this model can work, plus they have a lot of former NFL guys who know what they are doing so I give it the best chance to be successful.
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Football is seasonal. I love it as much as anyone else, but if I’m watching a football game in March, my brain will automatically tell me it isn’t real football.
Yeah its only going to fill a small void.

College Football is done by mid January, then we are in the middle of conference play in basketball, then March Madness & Spring Football practice, then golf takes over with the Masters, then the NBA playoffs & Finals. Really the biggest gap is between the NBA finals in June to football in August although the US Open and Open championships help with that a bit.

Note: I acknowledge MLB and NHL are still happening in this too.
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For those of us that hate Golf and couldn't give 2 sh*ts about the NBA, year-round football isn't a bad idea.


I honestly wish that one of these leagues would eventually succeed and give the NFL a run for their money. I doubt that happens in my lifetime, but it would be a breath of fresh air for sure.


In the end, there are only 3 main seasons anyway: football, football & baseball.
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Default Re: AAF v. XFL

And another spring football league is in the works. The Freedom Football League brought to you by Ricky Williams and Terrell Owens.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/r...terrell-owens/
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For those of us that hate Golf and couldn't give 2 sh*ts about the NBA, year-round football isn't a bad idea.


I honestly wish that one of these leagues would eventually succeed and give the NFL a run for their money. I doubt that happens in my lifetime, but it would be a breath of fresh air for sure.


In the end, there are only 3 main seasons anyway: football, football & baseball.
You donít follow college basketball?
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You donít follow college basketball?

I do, but it is a distant 3rd to college football and college baseball. The NBA? NEVER.
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