Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS
I'm surprised everyone is so cynical about this idea working.
I think if they kept it small to start, had dedicated owners with deep pockets who could guarantee, say, a minimum 3-5 year financial investment, and a t.v. deal of some sort, it could very well end up being a profitable and successful venture. And, fwiw, none of those caveats seem outside the realm of possibility, IMO.
Lot of ''ifs'' there. This thing is going to lose a bunch of money from the start even if they get a TV deal. Arena football has been successful because it plays inside, changed the game somewhat and negotiated a deal with the NFL. Evidently Marc Cuban hasn't spent enough time in Texas to know that a pro league that plays on Friday nights which doesn't even feature the best players will not fly in Texas. Where are they going to play? College stadiums? Doubtful since they will only have a few hours to prepare for a college game. Pro stadiums? Doubtful the NFL and their teams will be cooperative. Maybe places without NFL teams like Portland or San Antonio can let them use stadiums but it isn't going to look good on TV with 2-3,000 people in a 70,000-80,000 seat stadium. Cuban would have more luck buying the Cubs.