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Old 02-10-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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How many of you will watch the new start-up league? I am a football nut, so I'll be checking it out. To me, it seems like this league will be the minor league for the NFL. What do you peeps think?

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Old 02-10-2009, 11:40 AM   #2
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i wish they would do it over the summer rather than during the nfl season.. arena football doesnt do it for me, and its going to be too hard to compete with college football and the nfl.
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i wish they would do it over the summer rather than during the nfl season.. arena football doesnt do it for me, and its going to be too hard to compete with college football and the nfl.
Seriously. Having the season competing head-to-head with the NFL has got to be one of the biggest bonehead moves of all time. This has one-and-done written all over it.
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Well the games are on Thursday and Friday nights so it is not going directly head to head with college ball of the NFL.

After reading all about it yesterday, I really believe that the NFL is backing this league. With NFL Europe defunct and Arena ball taking a "break", the NFL needs a middle ground for developmental players.
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Well the games are on Thursday and Friday nights so it is not going directly head to head with college ball of the NFL.

After reading all about it yesterday, I really believe that the NFL is backing this league. With NFL Europe defunct and Arena ball taking a "break", the NFL needs a middle ground for developmental players.
They definitely do need something like this. There's always the CFL, but that's not really an NFL "D-League."

I just don't think people are going to be that excited about football on Thursdays and Fridays, when there are better games going on in a day or two. Right after the NFL season wouldn't be bad; in the summer would be even better, since all you have to compete with is MLB and all their steroids.
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I am following it over on their fan forum which has a couple insiders posting on it. UFLACCESS.COM. Anyway I really think this year is more of an experiment with 3 of the 4 teams spliting games between 2 citites. While I love football I really think they should do it in the spring.If there is gonna be a D League for the NFL I think itll be the new USFL.
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Well....maybe the Browns can join the UFL, so they can win something. What am I saying? They'll suck whereever they are.
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One and Done, just like the WNBA should have been. If not for the NBA the womens league would have been busted after 1/2 a season. Sorry, it just doesnt work.
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They definitely do need something like this. There's always the CFL, but that's not really an NFL "D-League."

I just don't think people are going to be that excited about football on Thursdays and Fridays, when there are better games going on in a day or two. Right after the NFL season wouldn't be bad; in the summer would be even better, since all you have to compete with is MLB and all their steroids.
Thursday and Friday? IDK I like to watch MAC games on Thursdays...it's always entertaining...and Friday's I tend to go visit the local high school teams. I may check it out...but as others have stated, the timing is terrible. This would be ideal to fill in the time slot that Arena Football initially filled...(right after the Probowl)

The next best ideal slot is to ensure that the Championship game is played the week before the Hall of Fame game (and backtrack the season from there.)

I haven't kept up with this much. Any idea how they are slotting the players? Does each team get to send "x" number of players to a given team...or is it all randomlike?

I didn't know if they would have like 8 teams, with each representing a conference (AFC North, NFC North, etc...)
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They are quickly turning into a joke league. Going head to head with the Nfl is not gonna work.
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