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Old 03-30-2019, 03:16 PM   #61
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Manziel forced to leave AAF game as he suffered a concussion taking a knee to the head.

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Old 03-30-2019, 03:56 PM   #62
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Ooh, that did not look good at all. Was stumbling on his way off the field even with two guys holding him up...


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Old 03-31-2019, 10:11 AM   #63
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Not good for him as he suffered that one with the Als where he got crushed at the goal line. Not sure if the way he plays is conducive to a long career and that's not counting the fact he's not been very good.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:19 AM   #64
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So it looks like it's almost over for the AAF.


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Old 04-02-2019, 11:53 AM   #65
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To the surprise of no one.

Such a waste of time and money.
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:53 AM   #66
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I'm so happy McMahon is going to lose 100s of millions with the XFL!
and remember how worried the CFL and their fans were of these leagues...
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Old 04-02-2019, 11:55 AM   #67
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And the Canes owner. How much money did he lose of the $250mil he put in?

I'm pretty sure he could have signed Lindholm and Hanafin 20 times over! haha
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:00 PM   #68
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He's not gonna lose all that much, with creative accounting and tax attorneys he probably loses $10 million tops.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:01 PM   #69
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Maybe the CFL should contact CBS and take over the Championship game date on April 27th.

Put on a CFL all star game in Regina. Cdns vs Americans. with the exception of American QBs for the Cdns.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:01 PM   #70
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I started watching it, and enjoyed the first couple of games, but then the football got to be not as good. That's a big thing to me, I remember the first XFL and the coaching and execution was really bad.


Its a shame in a way that it didn't work out, there are lots of football players out of college that can't find a team, and you never know, 2 or 3 years of good development can make a difference.


It sounds like at the end of the day the Canes owner is going to lose about $70 million.


I don't know now what's going to happen to the XFL, on one hand this is good for them because no competition. But on the other hand, there's not much appetite in the States for non college non NFL ball.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:04 PM   #71
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I started watching it, and enjoyed the first couple of games, but then the football got to be not as good. That's a big thing to me, I remember the first XFL and the coaching and execution was really bad.


Its a shame in a way that it didn't work out, there are lots of football players out of college that can't find a team, and you never know, 2 or 3 years of good development can make a difference.


It sounds like at the end of the day the Canes owner is going to lose about $70 million.


I don't know now what's going to happen to the XFL, on one hand this is good for them because no competition. But on the other hand, there's not much appetite in the States for non college non NFL ball.
$70 million!!! and he couldn't pay his RFAs....

The AAF didn't have competition either. The XFL will be toast when the 2nd week ratings come out. And doesn't the XFL have cities that already have an NFL team?
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Be interesting to see if Vince wants to try and poach any elite college players. Because for any minor league to be successful, it will probably need to get a few guys who have NFL futures and not guys who are NFL rejects.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:09 PM   #73
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He should. It worked well for the CFL and Rocket Ismail.

hmm i guess it didn't work for the USFL.
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I don't like the long range forecast for any of these US football leagues but I honestly thought this league would last a couple of seasons because of the former NFL names involved like Bill Polian. I kind of feel for the players that thought they had a chance at a career that are twisting in the wind.
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He should. It worked well for the CFL and Rocket Ismail.

hmm i guess it didn't work for the USFL.
The USFL worked fine as a spring league. It died when it moved to a fall league at the urging of Donald Trump, believe it or not. He figured that going head to head with the NFL would result in a merger that he could cash out big on.

And then there was this: USFL Awarded Only $3 in Antitrust Decision : Jury Finds NFL Guilty on One of Nine Counts.
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:08 PM   #76
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And the Canes owner. How much money did he lose of the $250mil he put in?

I'm pretty sure he could have signed Lindholm and Hanafin 20 times over! haha
Just think of the health care that could've been provided had Dundon simply paid that money in taxes.

####ing billionaires...
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Old 04-02-2019, 02:26 PM   #77
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Stamps receiver Kamar Jorden weighs in...

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As CFL fan, I can't lie that part of me is happy a league that potentially lowered the CFL talent pool by luring away players has dissolved. But I'm feeling really bad for the players involved.

AAF organizers definitely deserve the flak they are getting, as the league looks like a huge joke right now. But I'm finding some of the blissful outright mockery of everyone involved in AAF on social media and sports media (like Jay & Dan) to be a bit callous. What a brutal, financially scary/depressing situation for the players involved. Sad stuff for them, can't imagine how they are feeling right now.
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And the NFL has a developmental league - the NCAA.

Seems like they formed this league assuming that the NFL would jump all over it. Oops.

Also, the average attendance league wide is claimed to be about 15,000 per game
. Which, for a developmental league, is plenty. If they can't make that work, then the business model simply sucks.
Yea I call BS on that. I went to the Arizona San Diego game and there was nowhere even close to 1/3 that number
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