XFL-OT |Season 2*| Why?

Valkrai

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Oct 25, 2017
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The XFL needs to have expansion teams that aren't in major cities. Philly doesn't really need another sports team.

Hopefully its in a smaller stadium since there's no way it'd fill Lincoln Financial.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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They may not be the Cowboys, but they are a Dallas football team. Fuck the Renegades. Go Dragons.
All the over/unders look too high to me.
Take all 4 unders and make money.



The XFL needs to have expansion teams that aren't in major cities. Philly doesn't really need another sports team.

Hopefully its in a smaller stadium since there's no way it'd fill Lincoln Financial.

You gotta get you benchmarks out of the way first. Every other XFL city has an NFL team (save for St. Louis) however you are right about The Linc being far too big. PPL Park makes more sense.
 

Distantmantra

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Oct 26, 2017
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Seattle
The XFL needs to have expansion teams that aren't in major cities. Philly doesn't really need another sports team.

Hopefully its in a smaller stadium since there's no way it'd fill Lincoln Financial.
Portland would be a good fit. They could play at the same stadium where the Timbers play MLS games and you've got a built-in I-5 rivalry with the Dragons 100 miles North in Seattle.
 

Valkrai

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Oct 25, 2017
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The AAF admirably tried this and it didn't really work (Birmingham, Salt Lake).

I'd be OK with a San Antonio though, for example.
I'd love to see another San Antonio team, they were one of the more entertaining teams in the league. I think it depends where like San Diego and Oakland would be good spots since they were former NFL cities. Also wanting there to be an Albuquerque team personally but I know that'll never happen
 

ryseing

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'd love to see another San Antonio team, they were one of the more entertaining teams in the league. I think it depends where like San Diego and Oakland would be good spots since they were former NFL cities. Also wanting there to be an Albuquerque team personally but I know that'll never happen
Yeah, San Antonio had probably the best authentic support in the AAF. If the league goes to 12 next season, I'd put a team there and in Vegas. Not a huge fan of the Philly idea but it makes sense. Then do another Midwest team (Columbus? The ratings have been huge there).

IMO, go to 12 next year, see if this thing sticks for a few years, than approach expansion to 16 in say, four years or so IF the league is doing OK even with the diluted talent pool.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Yeah, San Antonio had probably the best authentic support in the AAF. If the league goes to 12 next season, I'd put a team there and in Vegas. Not a huge fan of the Philly idea but it makes sense. Then do another Midwest team (Columbus? The ratings have been huge there).

IMO, go to 12 next year, see if this thing sticks for a few years, than approach expansion to 16 in say, four years or so IF the league is doing OK even with the diluted talent pool.


Why are the ratings good in Columbus?
 

Version 3.0

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Oct 27, 2017
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I read that Tebow was "in communication" with the XFL. Hire him, and also Colin Kaepernick, and get some word of mouth going. It's still a long shot to survive, even the year, but it has no chance without signing some players people have heard of. Who's the most famous person in the XFL right now? McGloin? Novak?
 

Guzim

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Oct 25, 2017
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I read that Tebow was "in communication" with the XFL. Hire him, and also Colin Kaepernick, and get some word of mouth going. It's still a long shot to survive, even the year, but it has no chance without signing some players people have heard of. Who's the most famous person in the XFL right now? McGloin? Novak?

"We spoke with his representative, and the salary requirements that were broached in that conversation were exorbitant and certainly out of our range," Luck said.


Luck didn't name Kaepernick's asking price, but Kaepernick reportedly told officials with the now-defunct Alliance of American Football last year that he wanted $20 million a season.
 

ryseing

Bought courtside tickets just to read a book.
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Oct 25, 2017
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captainzombie

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Nov 29, 2017
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I'd love to see another San Antonio team, they were one of the more entertaining teams in the league. I think it depends where like San Diego and Oakland would be good spots since they were former NFL cities. Also wanting there to be an Albuquerque team personally but I know that'll never happen
San Diego needs a team before anywhere else does.

8th largest city, 5th largest country (by population), and nothing.
Need to add Chicago into the conversation as we are the #3 largest city in the country. With a very bad Bears team to add to it, why not bring back the Enforcers unless they want to change the team name to leave any stink from the first season in the past.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I read that Tebow was "in communication" with the XFL. Hire him, and also Colin Kaepernick, and get some word of mouth going. It's still a long shot to survive, even the year, but it has no chance without signing some players people have heard of. Who's the most famous person in the XFL right now? McGloin? Novak?
Josh Johnson was in the NFL for 12 years before coming to the XFL but he's not exactly "famous." I don't know that they need a name per se, if the product has enough of a foundation under it, it will survive on it's own. Having highlights make the SportCenter Top 10 helps legitimize things. If people keep watching, it will make it.
 

br0ken_shad0w

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Oct 27, 2017
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Washington
Would the top tier XFL players even go to the NFL if they only offered to be on the PS again? Mind you just being on it still pays more than the XFL and I'm assuming that tier 1 salary is if the team wins all their games and gets all the bonuses.