There are Rumors that Vince McMahon is going to Revive the XFL

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by fonzob1, Jan 4, 2018.

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Would you watch a reboot of the XFL?

  1. Yes

    8 vote(s)
    38.1%
  2. No

    13 vote(s)
    61.9%
  1. fonzob1

    fonzob1 Captain Captain

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    My guess is that he probably doesn't want the commitment since he is "semi-retired." The XFL season is only 10 weeks long, and the players will be more impressionable (kind of like the NCAA players he is use to coaching) than the veterans he would be coaching in the NFL. Just a theory.
     
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  2. fonzob1

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    It looks like the XFL will be making a play for NCAA rookies to snake them from the NFL...

    https://www.actionnetwork.com/xfl/x...TNO5ch4XOrtUyLoLBUraDZzQrJzSIegIecdq2FdlQjkv4

    Gotta love Vince's ambition.
     
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  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Interesting that the Dallas team is using Globe Life Park. I wonder what effect this will have on the continuing development of the place, assuming the new XFL lasts that long.

    (Fortunately, the Texas Rangers will already have moved out by the time the XFL gets its hands on the building.)
     
  5. fonzob1

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    What other plans did they have for Globe Life Park? Seems to me they would be happy to have a new tenant paying rent if they are losing the old one.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    IIRC, the current plan is to turn GLP into a performance venue/sports bar kind of thing called "Texas Live". There was never any chance it would be demolished, I know that much.
     
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  7. USS Triumphant

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    I've just read through this thread, and I've seen a lot of comments about how McMahon could make this work. Well, I'm probably not his target audience, since I was mainly interested in reading this thread because of the idea of competing with an entrenched competitor, and I haven't been a big sports fan since those effing KC Royals cheated in '85. That said, there is a *chance* that I might find something like this appealing if it met certain criteria:

    1. I like the idea of games fitting into a 2 hour time slot - 3 hours at most - with maybe a chance of 30 minutes to an hour of overtime play if necessary to decide a game. I don't want to spend a whole day on watching a game.
    2. Have women's teams that play each other included in the lineups. Don't force sexualization on players of either genders (but also don't prevent the players from "dolling up" for characters *if they want to*). Do games with both genders where safe/practical.
    3. Borrow the idea of intro music, pyrotechnics, and multimedia displays for the teams from the WWE. *Encourage* players to have endzone celebrations as long as they aren't too long in duration, allow them to have aspects to their uniforms that make them distinctive on the field while still clearly showing their team, and maybe even allow players to have a signature move that they're allowed to do even if it isn't technically quite legal in the game - as long as collectively, game balance is preserved.
    4. Keep politics, positive or negative, as completely out *of the games* as possible. No kneeling, no anthem, no political banners in the stands. On the other hand, ZERO censorship of the players *outside* of the games - politics, porn, whatever - and it should be made clear that, just like with the WWE, the characters the players play in the game aren't *them*, however similar or different they may be in real life.
    5. Use *entertaining* sportscasters. Having former players who really understand the game and who can be insightful is great for the NFL, but is BORING for people like me. I'd rather have entertaining characters - they need to understand the game, but it doesn't need to be that deep. The closest I can remember the NFL coming was Dennis Miller - and they got him after he had gotten really bitter with life and had stopped being funny.

    I know a lot of this might sound like blasphemy to some of you. But we're not talking about the NFL. The NFL is already the NFL. This new league needs to carve out a new niche, not try to take the NFL's. Also, bear in mind that while I'm suggesting playing to the strengths of things that McMahon may be used to with the WWE, I'm not suggesting that the games be scripted, faked, or rigged.
     
  8. USS Triumphant

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    I should mention that my feelings won't be hurt if you've got 9000 reasons you think I'm wrong. Like I said, I'm not a sports guy, and I'd enjoy hearing *any* feedback. (Maybe I'll start my own XFL, but with hookers and blackjack. ;) )
     
  9. fonzob1

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    The league has already said they are doing # 1 and # 4 from your list. They tried # 3 and # 5 back in 2001, so they will probably be pretty cautious about doing that again this time around. You really lost me with # 2. Female professional football leagues do exist, and they garner almost no interest. Or, are you suggesting women play against men? The liability insurance would cost too much.
     
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  10. JirinPanthosa

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    I didn’t have much interest before but John Oliver made me not want to support any Vince McMahon project no matter what.
     
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  11. Spider

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    I'll be watching because Houston has a team, but I don't expect this league to last. They never do. I hope they come up with a better name for the team than the Houston NFL team did. LOL
     
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    Wow... they're actually doing this. :eek:
     
  14. Spider

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    What amazes me is they got Fox and ABC to broadcast a game every week. I wonder if McMahon paying them to do it. LOL

    The Houston's team name is Roughnecks, which I actually like better than the Texans. The Roughnecks HC is June Jones, who coached for the Gamblers, Oilers and in the CFL. I think this league will last it's first year just fine, but like all these leagues, I think it will collapse quickly enough after that.