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Yes joke football the XFL is returning in 2020
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/22213241/vince-mcmahon-gimmick-free-xfl-return-2020

I am speechless that someone thinks this is a good ideal
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I just don’t see how this could work. The appetite for professional football that isn’t the NFL simply isn’t there. Just look at the Arena League; it’s been around for 30 years, and it’s barely holding on.
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Well it could possibly work if they are careful about where they play and how quickly they expand, also if they play off schedule from the NFL so that they pick up all the die hard wanna watch football all year round fans. The two biggest things they need are good owners who are willing to invest the money into the league and have the patience to stick with it during the lean times, and most importantly they need to get a good TV deal so their games can reach a large audience.

But yeah this is a tough sell, basically they are hoping that a lot of people are sick of the NFL and willing to watch a new league with new teams, and more importantly buy the merchandise as well
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Oh what a joke. Not even a funny joke. McMahon is the "sole investor". Yeah, that won't last long. He's doing this to make a political statement- the right wingist belief that the public is somehow "fed up" with NFL players kneeling or what, during the national anthem- a part of the game which was never respected or cared about to beginwith. Right wingist hates, with blood curdling fury- anyone expressing a view they dislike, so they invent these paranoid ideas about why something is the way it is- such as ratings decline for NFL viewings- on the "obvious" that the public is like them and agrees with them. Hahaha. Uh, no. Nope.
The reason NFL ratings fall is because younger people have an attention span that's two-seconds long, and don't like television generally. They have habits that clearly point to a preference for paid-on-demand streaming, such as Netflix, This Very Website, etc. They do not care to sit in front of Last Century's Great Invention for three and a half hours, watching commercial after commercial. Does this XFL have any clear indication of solving that? Nope.
If it was going to be all streaming online, maybe. Even so, watching sports is really not big with the next generation, so it would be an uphill battle anyway. But it's not even going for that- it's justs McMahon trying to get attention and he got bored because he has too much money and wants to spend it on a bauble. This will be just a big a failure as the last time, and as the USFL. Which, coincidentally, was also backed by Donald F. Trump.
Clear recipe for success, there.
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the joys of running out of money and needing to make more, so they release stupidity and hope for the best. just think, in five hundred years we'll all get a laugh sitting on a toilet chair, drinking Gatorade and laughing at people getting kicked in the balls. (Idiocracy, yup I went there) because, let's face it, the IQ are dropping at a slow rate but they are dropping. the idea that this would be entertaining... however there was that WWE and NBC thing... so hey makes perfect sense to me
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niotabunny wrote:

the joys of running out of money and needing to make more, so they release stupidity and hope for the best. just think, in five hundred years we'll all get a laugh sitting on a toilet chair, drinking Gatorade and laughing at people getting kicked in the balls. (Idiocracy, yup I went there) because, let's face it, the IQ are dropping at a slow rate but they are dropping. the idea that this would be entertaining... however there was that WWE and NBC thing... so hey makes perfect sense to me


didn't they make a movie about that once?
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