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Old 06-21-2009, 12:24 PM   #11
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I think it would be really good to have a semi pro league in the states. A lot of players that need development would do well there. Imagine Harrison in a semipro league for a couple of years, without having ot go to Europe? He might have broken in quite a bit earlier.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:15 AM   #12
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UFL = Ultimate Failure

4 teams ? .....i just can't figure out why every nfl team don't start a farm / minor league team to develope thier own players just like in baseball . have them play in thier own cities, and expand the draft to 16 rounds, and let the teams move thier players up and down just like MLB does.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:30 AM   #13
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Are these games even going to be televised?
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:32 AM   #14
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KieselPower99 you are probably one of few people that care.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:39 AM   #15
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4 teams ? .....i just can't figure out why every nfl team don't start a farm / minor league team to develope thier own players just like in baseball . have them play in thier own cities, and expand the draft to 16 rounds, and let the teams move thier players up and down just like MLB does.
Why bother when you have college football?

NFL teams already have the practice squads to take care of minor injuries during the season. A few owners (Jerry Jones, Art Blank, etc) have/had Arena League teams to develop some talent. But for the most part, minor league/JV teams would be a big waste of time and money for NFL teams.
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would james harrison have been in the league, let alone the dpoy without a developemental league ? take a gander at some of the names that played in nfl europe that became stars in the nfl.... now players like these may never get that chance.....just think if every team had a team running the same offensive and defensive systems to bring players along...not to mention coaches ...and as far as being a waste of money, if the arena football league can sell tickets, then a minor league team directly affiliated with an nfl team should be able to support itself... i know i'd be interested... i bet them people in europe had no idea they were watching what would be an nfl mvp , an nfl DPOY,and one of the best kickers to ever put on an nfl uniform... they probably thought they were just watching guys not good enough to play in the NFL....


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December 14, 1995: San Diego Chargers punter Darren Bennett, an all-league selection for the Amsterdam Admirals in 1995, becomes the first World League player selected to the NFL Pro Bowl
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September 1, 1996: A record number of World League players are on NFL rosters as the 1996 season kicks off. In all, 116 World Leaguers appear on NFL rosters during the course of the season.
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February 3, 2002: Ex-Amsterdam kicker Adam Vinatieri lands a 48-yard field goal as time expires to give the New England Patriots a 20-17 victory against the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. It caps an NFL season that has seen 217 former NFLEL players on NFL rosters, including 10 quarterbacks who started games during the NFL season. Former Admirals quarterback Kurt Warner won his second MVP award and was one of four NFLEL veterans selected for the Pro Bowl.
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PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE QUOTE ABOVE.... but yeah your right...it would be a waste of time jdogg
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The NFL Europe produced a ton of productive NFL players. The NFL said they was losing close to 25 million a year which I dont believe. It was a successful idea and the NFL could have brought in European owners to help balance their "losses" As for the UFL they are gonna have games on Thursdays on Versus. I dont like the 4 team 6 week schedule at all. I really dont like the fact that the associated themselves with Nancy Pelosi's Husband and they want Mike Vick. But its football.
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Here are some of the rule changes they have made for the 2009 season.

JACKSONVILLE, FL (July 8, 2009) – In an effort to make the United Football League games innovative, modern and accessible to the fans, the UFL’s Competition Committee announced today game enhancements and rule modifications for the League’s “Premiere” season.

“The UFL’s Competition Committee looked at the current rules that govern most professional football leagues and determined ways to enhance the overall experience for both the players and the fans,” said San Francisco Head Coach Dennis Green and Chair of the League’s Competition Committee. “Our mission is to provide greater access to traditionally off-limit locations, including the locker room and behind the bench, to better engage the fans and bring them closer to the action. While enhancing the overall fan experience, the UFL took strict measures not to employ any stunts or gimmicks that would compromise the overall integrity and competitiveness of the game.”

The rule enhancements that have been approved for the UFL’s “Premiere” season include:

The deletion of the “Tuck” rule which makes a loose ball a fumble if the passer loses possession of the ball as he is putting it away after completion of the forward pass motion.

A fumble into and out of the end zone returns the ball to the spot of the fumble when not recovered in the end zone – making it consistent with other fumble rules.

The Quarterback can legally ground the football if inside or outside the pocket area while under duress.

Tasteful individual and/or group celebrations are permitted ONLY in end zone and bench area.
Instant Replay rulings will be made by the Replay Official in the Replay Booth rather than the on-field referee. Review time will be 90 seconds rather than 60 seconds.

During overtime/sudden-death, both teams will have an opportunity to possess the football during the allotted 15 minutes. Sudden-death rules apply after both teams have had an opportunity to possess the football.

Approved television cameras will be allowed in the locker rooms for the first four minutes of halftime.
Head Coaches will be wired for sound for television broadcasts (no sideline discussions will be aired). Cameras and microphones in the bench area will be allowed during the game to capture real-time emotional moments.

TV audience will hear coach to quarterback communications on tape-delayed basis.
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Apparently they are modeling the kickoff kinda like the Arena League did back in the 80's. Keeping it small and sorta testing the waters. Apparently next year they may add another 4 - 6 teams.

Mike Vick is porperty of the Orlando franchise apparantly.

Im waiting for the new USFL meself. I;d love to see the Maulers come back.
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The New Usfl is having a press conference July 30th. From what Ive gathered there will be 10 teams and kickoff is Febuary 2010. As for the UFL they want 8 teams next year and possibly even placing 1 or 2 in Europe.
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