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THIS IS THE XFL

Discussion in 'General Sport' started by Marty_LFC, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Marty_LFC

    Marty_LFC American't

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    Kick off NOW

    Dragons @ Defenders
     
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    :laugh:

    How well has this been hyped in the States this time around?

    I don't think anyone over here knows **** all about it, even wrestling fans. I'm shocked WWE hasn't been blasting it everywhere.
     
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    Hardly any. They had a commercial during the Super Bowl, and there would be some segments on ESPN and teasers on the networks, but it wasn't aggressive at all. I've had to google several times to figure out the time and channel the first game was on :laugh:.

    So far... not great :laugh:
     
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    Quite surprised at that. Wouldn't have thought Vince would run a tame advertising campaign.

    What's the attendance at the game like?
     
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    This is definitely much different from the original iteration. You'd not know it was connected to Vince at all. Presented like a quieter version of the NFL. May not watch again until it's called by Jim Ross and Jesse Ventura.
     
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    So, is it exactly the same rules as the NFL or because it’s the XFL are like chokeslams & tables allowed?
     
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    That was the earlier version.

    This is more like the NFL with some tweaked rules to get more scoring like not PATs and you can choose 1, 2, or 3 points depending on how far from the end zone. There are also double forward passes, but haven't seen that yet. the OT rules are sort of interesting too.
     
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    It's worth watching the previous XFL championship game. It's hilarious. One of the worst Games of Gridiron in history.
     
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    It’ll go bust again.
     
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    It's pulling about double the ratings the AAF did last year, which is good news. The bad news is that viewership continues to decline. It's a shame because the football has actually been decent, but I can't say I'm overly invested. If they want a fighting chance they should really up the gambling side of it.
     
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    What they need to do is get past it 50+ year old ex NFL players who peaked in the 90s and have them play every 5th game or something and give them whatever their Super Bowl is called.
     
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    hmm, I’ve got a suggestion how about Brock Lesnar of Minnesota Vikings 2004 practise squad fame and William Goldberg of Atlanta Falcons 92-94 fame?
     
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    Plenty to choose from. Corbin, Mojo, and I'm sure a bunch in the performance center were former competitive football players.
     
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    Don't forget Steve 'Mongo' McMichael - he's an actual Super Bowl winner, and was in the Four Horsemen.

    That's some CV.
     
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    yeah but they didn’t peak 15-20 years ago :rolleyes
     
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    Some things just aren't meant to be.
     
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    Until we meet again.
     
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    At this point, the third iteration will be the XXXFL, which may actually be the most sustainable model at this point :laugh:
     
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    Horribly unlucky. It was doing OK, and seemed to be wtachable unlike the amateur league of 20 years ago.
     
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