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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden One View Post
    These logos look like the ones you could use when making a new team in Madden 2006.
    That was my first thought!

    Seattle Dragons sounds pretty cool.
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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    So they signed Landry Jones the other day, also Ryan Mallett too.


    Something tells me XFL could be signing a couple of former NFL stars too.

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    Landry Jones and Ryan Mallett? lol. Just keep signing quarterbacks who played at colleges that used to be in the old SWEC.


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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    I'm still going to be surprised if it lasts more than a season or two.

    And I'd say that's being optimistic, given how XFL went last time. And how AAF went.
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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
    I'm still going to be surprised if it lasts more than a season or two.

    And I'd say that's being optimistic, given how XFL went last time. And how AAF went.
    AAF isn't really comparable. They started way too soon without any real financial backing or plan set in stone. Then when they managed to get financial backing, the guy pulled a 180 and got too much power, shutting down the entire league because NFL wouldn't budge on a deal.

    The XFL already has the financial backing of Vince McMahon, his penchant for Public Relations, and the ability to hire some of the greatest front office players out there.

    Even if XFL only lasts one season, they'll still at the very least FINISH their first season. Don't know why you would want it to fail either, just because you hate Vince. It's a great opportunity for players who aren't exactly NFL ready or are just not cut out for the NFL anymore.

    Could hopefully become the equivalent of the USFL or even the AFL. I'm probably being incredibly optimistic though.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Well, I never said I hope it fails. I just said I'm pretty sure it will. And hard.

    But some logos better than Madden custom team ones might help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    AAF isn't really comparable. They started way too soon without any real financial backing or plan set in stone. Then when they managed to get financial backing, the guy pulled a 180 and got too much power, shutting down the entire league because NFL wouldn't budge on a deal.

    The XFL already has the financial backing of Vince McMahon, his penchant for Public Relations, and the ability to hire some of the greatest front office players out there.

    Even if XFL only lasts one season, they'll still at the very least FINISH their first season. Don't know why you would want it to fail either, just because you hate Vince. It's a great opportunity for players who aren't exactly NFL ready or are just not cut out for the NFL anymore.

    Could hopefully become the equivalent of the USFL or even the AFL. I'm probably being incredibly optimistic though.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    I hope it succeeds. It would be a great avenue for reclamation projects, supposed busts, undrafted talent and guys on their way out to slowly build up/wind down their careers. It would employ more coaches and give some new ideas and place to take hold.

    I don't want a watered down NFL. I just really want to see competitive games by guys that are hungry to play and prove themselves. I think if the right mix of conservative spending and roster management, spring football could realistically work on an ESPN2 type sporting event. It has a lot going against it, but as long as it doesn't try to compete with the NFL a major risk could be mitigated.


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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    XFL invites are going out, and so far the names are pretty interesting. Here's a list of players either invited to the XFL Draft or have had a tryout for the league:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...Nw-8/htmlview#

    Arguably the biggest name on that list is one Robert Meachem, wide reciever for the Super Bowl winning Saints.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Trent Richardson is there and SB winner Hakeem Nicks too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Miracle View Post
    Trent Richardson is there and SB winner Hakeem Nicks too.
    Good catch.

    Looks like the XFL really is looking for NFL castaways who could use either a second wind or are not being pursued by teams atm.

    Some of those names could bring quite a bit of notoriety if they're picked up. I for one actually like that.

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    Hakeem Nicks was my dude...pretty cool he’s back I can dust off my Nicks t shirt


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    Quote Originally Posted by Booty Love View Post
    Hakeem Nicks was my dude...pretty cool he’s back I can dust off my Nicks t shirt


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    I think if Nicks signs with the league it shows the XFL aren't playing around.

    It'll hopefully get him another chance at getting back in the NFL if he performs well enough.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Set your clocks fellas!



    The XFL Draft is set for October 15 and 16!



    Who do you think will come out strongest in the draft! Who will get the first pick, and who will be Mr. XFL (#1 Overall).

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim View Post
    Set your clocks fellas!



    The XFL Draft is set for October 15 and 16!



    Who do you think will come out strongest in the draft! Who will get the first pick, and who will be Mr. XFL (#1 Overall).
    Do we know when/if/where it will be broadcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The EC View Post
    Do we know when/if/where it will be broadcast?
    What we do know is that it will take place at the Stanford offices.

    If it is to be broadcast, I'd say ESPN and ABC (their main partners) will broadcast it, as well as XFL broadcasting it on their own site.


    A new detail I found interesting is that the XFL wants to do something different with digital streams instead of having it just be a simulcast of the TV broadcast. Dunno what that means but it's interesting.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Today's the day folks. The draft is coming at 10 AM EST! Be sure to tune into social media to see the picks coming in!

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Excited to see who gets picked.

    I find it interesting they chose QBs for the teams ahead of draft.

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    Re: The XFL Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
    Excited to see who gets picked.

    I find it interesting they chose QBs for the teams ahead of draft.

    They had been announcing they were picking starting QBs for each team around August or so, actually.

    But I think Cardale, Murray, and Ta'amu could do well in this environment. Perez did alright in the AAF so he could shine here too.

    Did you see the whole coaching staff reveal, Vayne?

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