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"Bob put the money into the team, and I ran the football operations," said McCarthy, who added the IFL is "in major talks" with several national TV networks, including Versus, CBS, and ESPN regarding a TV deal, which could help the Raiders turn a profit for the first time.
Has there been a schedule announced? Or is it potentially coming really soon?[/quote]
It should be coming very soon. The sched is 99% complete and that is the correct weekend.
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Instead of stroking their egos, they'll focus more on improving their product in their respective community and increasing their revenue so players don't have to risk life and limb for $200 a game.
And that will be a good day, indeed.
Same old things, year after year.
Mrs. Brown's 4th Grade Class, Faulkner Elementary
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, 1974-75
"I Have More Important Things To Occupy My Time That What's Being Said On Message Boards -- OSC Founder Paul Reeths"
"There's a sucker born every minute" -- PT Barnum
Two major mistakes the old AFL made ...
1. Allowing the minimum player salaries to rise, based on the fact that they were receiving royalty money from NBC. Even after they lost the NBC contract, the minimum salary stayed the same.
I'm not saying that the players shouldn't have been rewarded with a share of the TV money. Only that it should have been a bonus situation rather than a contractually obligated part of the minimum pay.
2. After losing the NBC deal, the AFL was a bit too eager to reach a replacement deal with ESPN. This allowed ESPN to wrangle them into a situation where the AFL put up a good portion of the money to pay for an expensively produced show and was supposed to receive a share of the profits. But ESPN kept plowing all the money into making the show look better and the few actual profits were ever declared. So the AFL spent a lot and got little or nothing back.
If the IFL keeps its goals modest, an interesting little TV deal could be possible.