Even if they got five completely new, rich owners, they'd still have a product with a limited appeal to a limited amount of people and without a television contract that actually pays them money (something they're unlikely to get, given the amount of football available on TV), they're a money-losing proposition. A big, gaping, money hole. It's unfathomable to me that you could believe there's a simple fix to this.[/quote]
Your right and also wrong in the same breath. Yes they have been looking and found qualified owners but they wanted the owners under their terms and control.Pay $30 million and rget call the shots at the head office. Guys with serious intent and money want to own and operate their own team. Your also right that their is no guarantee on success. But make no mistake there are guys with serious money wanting to do football under the right conditions.
There's one level of money you need to maybe make an alternate non-competing league do better than the UFL has been doing. But if there are guys who think they can compete with the NFL? They don't have that kind of money. If they do, they didn't get it by being complete idiots.
We will not see an actual competitor league to the NFL get off the drawing board and onto the field in our lifetime. I'm certain of that.
The most noble thing for Hugyhue to do is to call a press conference and tell the media the truth - they spent two years setting up a huge gamble on the possibility that the NFL would wipe out this season. Since it didn't happen, the UFL should do the right thing, release its players, and fold now so that players have a chance to latch on with NFL training camps. If they wait until mid-August, it'll be too late for most UFL players to find work in the NFL (if any of them could, anyway).
Sam's right, of course. This isn't 1960, where there were 8 major-league cities waiting for football. This isn't 1984, where ABC and ESPN were willing to gamble on spring football -- and that league folded as soon as serial bankrupter Donald Trump pushed the league into the fall.
There aren't enough unserved major-league cities, or enough available star players, to start a new fall professional league. Period. Full stop.
The AFL currently is trying to hang in as the spring niche league for rabid football fans. I'm not sure there's room there for another league.
So, basically, football is what it is. Dreamers with large sums of money are invited to write me a check instead of burning off their money trying to compete with the NFL.
In many instances, I don't think owners themselves set consession prices, dude.
Wow. Simma down nah, Sparky.
You know how you save that money? Don't go. Don't buy it. There. Sorted.