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by Sam Hill
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: General Football
Topic: XFL to return?
Replies: 33
Views: 3579

"Might" get a couple of NCAA prospects and "might" get some people to watch is not a business plan. If he does, indeed, decide to go along with this, it will fail - again - and miserably. Because the effort and money necessary to really make it even come close to looking like it's a realistic option...
by Sam Hill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: CFL
Topic: RGIII and Collin Kaepernick
Replies: 12
Views: 3611

Go **** yourself. Police killed 1,129 people in the United States in 2017. That's just the ones we know of. And despite being only 13% of the population, African-Americans made up 25% of those killed. Another 228 (20%) were Hispanic. Combining other races, we're talking about 550 (69 were of unknown...
by Sam Hill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: General Football
Topic: XFL to return?
Replies: 33
Views: 3579

[quote=""fonzob1""]I agree with all of that, but if he doesn't invest in players that people recognize the league is certain to die a slow death. [/quote] But he's gonna need way more than $100M to do that. My point is this is destined to fail anyway. In 1960, you could poach NFL players and draft p...
by Sam Hill
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: CFL
Topic: RGIII and Collin Kaepernick
Replies: 12
Views: 3611

Probably, given Canadians of color aren't being murdered in the streets in nearly the same numbers up there as down here.

I mean, you understand the protests, right? Right? You're not just superficially looking at it from the perspective of "my flag, my song, that's all that matters," right?
by Sam Hill
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: General Football
Topic: XFL to return?
Replies: 33
Views: 3579

The average NFL salary is just south of $2M. Now, we all know there is not much of a middle class anymore in the post-1993 free agency era, but. still, to pick off NFL free agents, you're going to have to spend millions just to get in the door. And for a recognizable player? Way more (remember, you'...
by Sam Hill
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Football
Topic: XFL to return?
Replies: 33
Views: 3579

So two thirds of what one NFL team has to spend on player wages.

Okay, yeah, you can get watchable football players for that AND pay all the startup costs for a league AND pay to rent stadiums AND staff all the teams' front offices and coaching staffs. Sure. Big success.
by Sam Hill
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: General Football
Topic: XFL to return?
Replies: 33
Views: 3579

Vince McMahon is 72 years old. His reputation as a "marketing genius" should have been put to rest with the failure of the XFL. But I can't believe we have to have this conversation again: You're going to take players who are the 2017th-best football players in the country and lower (by definition) ...
by Sam Hill
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Outdoor Football
Topic: Enter a new pretender - the PFL
Replies: 10
Views: 4463

The PFL was established and quarterbacked through the passion and vision of California businessman Jerry C. Craig and his wife, Kris Craig. Same people. I am going to guess they either have renamed MLFB (and it hasn't hit the SEC filings yet...I don't know if you have to file anything when you chan...
by Sam Hill
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Football
Topic: XFL to return?
Replies: 33
Views: 3579

Supposedly, he's just renewing all the trademarks and has no plans to bring the actual league back.

It would be incredibly dumb. Which is why, of course, 4th is all over it.
by Sam Hill
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Outdoor Soccer
Topic: Cash Grab
Replies: 2
Views: 299

CONCACAF is doing the same thing with its new "League of Nations."

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