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XFL

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by rmontro, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. rmontro

    rmontro Cheesehead

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    I see they've released the names of the eight XFL teams. Here they are:

    • Dallas Renegades

    • Houston Roughnecks

    • Los Angeles Wildcats

    • New York Guardians

    • St. Louis BattleHawks

    • Seattle Dragons

    • Tampa Bay Vipers

    • Washington Defenders

    Do those names sound like minor league football names or what? If Vince McMahon runs the XFL anything like he does the WWE lately, he's going to have problems. Tampa Bay Vipers sound they're his tribute to Randy Orton.
     
  2. Mondio

    Mondio Cheesehead

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    This should go well...
     
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    I don’t get why, other than St. Louis, all are large market NFL team cities. I don’t see Cowboy fans saying “ Let’s go watch minor league football”. Duluth, El Paso, Portland, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, etc. are cities that may have more of an appetite for minor league football in my opinion.
     
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    Crow Cheesehead

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    XFL has a decent chance at some real success. I'm going to watch. I've picked STL as my team. This is a very different situation than the last time the XFL took the field. They have very solid financial backing. They have a strong team in place to run the league this time around. They've scrapped the novelty WWE crossover crap they did last time. They have realistic expectations and a 10 year plan in place to build and grow the league. Oh, and free lap dances in the luxury boxes.
     
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    rmontro Cheesehead

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    Usually these spring football leagues are dead long before 10 years. I thought they gave up on it too easily last time though. I don't know how much I am going to watch, but I expect to at least loosely follow it.
     
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    melvin dangerr Cheesehead

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    whaaat no Chicago or San Diego teams, what an insult
     
  7. Mondio

    Mondio Cheesehead

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    unless someone posts on here, I'll likely not even know they played a game.
     
  8. Croak

    Croak Vincit qui patitur Moderator

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    At least a couple of my boys and I are going to follow the D.C. team because it is the closest to us. But I won't be able to see the first weekend because I'll be up in the mountains for "woods therapy." ;)
     
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    buggybill2003 fan of the blue jays

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    Watch out for those banjo playing hillbillies mate.
     
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    Zartan Lets Go UGF Pandas! Staff Member Moderator

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    I am actually hyped for this. I hope this actually finishes the season unlike the AAF.

    Go Vipers.
     
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    rmontro Cheesehead

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    So did anyone watch any XFL this weekend? What did you think?

    There are only eight teams, I saw six of them this weekend. I thought the football was better than I expected, and some of the rules are interesting. I like the way they do kickoffs. I wasn't really watching the games very closely though, I just had them on the TV. Sometimes I wasn't even in the house.

    As for the Vipers, I liked their lime green helmets. But they got beat like the Packers playing in Frisco. Well, not that bad, but close.
     
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    Flipping thru today, there was football on fox. I did catch the 2nd half kick off, caught me by surprise LOL. I'm like why are they all way up there, and he kicked it didn't he? why aren't they running? Then it all came back to me :)

    It's an interesting concept, haven't really thought all the scenarios thru, but on the surface seems to be something they could toy with in the big boy league.
     
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    Beats watching eight touchbacks a game.
     
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    I like the kickoff and punt rules. I like the rules on timeouts and the clock. I like fewer commercials and shorter half time. I like the transparency on reviews in the booth. Basically I like all the changes except the extra point format. No change necessary there.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not fond of the extra point changes either. Or that they got rid of field goals. I guess the extra point format is supposed to take the place of field goals (because you can score three points).

    The punting change is fine except I don't like that they got rid of the coffin corner. Probably the old school in me.
     
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    I'd agree, football isn't broken, yet. No reason to go tinkering with everything.
     
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    There are still FG's. I thought the games were fairly entertaining.
     
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    I guess you're right, they had only been considering getting rid of the field goals. I thought they had pulled the trigger, but I was mistaken. Well... good.
     
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    Who’s the commentators for this league?
     
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    How often do you see coffin corner punts these days anyway?
     
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    The NFL has definitely broken kickoffs. I think the XFL kickoff is better.
     
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    agreed on the kickoffs, I think i mentioned it earlier. Made that comment concerning maybe changing extra points and some punting changes.
     
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    rmontro Cheesehead

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    Rarely. I miss them.

    I wonder how Hundley would do in the XFL?
     

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