Originally Posted by Yachtzee
I think if you keep the football talk within the greater context of Redszone, that should keep a lot of the trolls out. One of the biggest complaints that you find on NFL boards is that many posters object to "overmoderation." The fact that you can't swear, engage in ad hominem attacks on players or owners, or belittle other posters here might be enough of a deterrent. On the other hand, it might still require a bit more moderation.
If they do add a football board here, I'd probably keep it small, as a service to Redszoners who like to talk football, rather than trying to attract Bengals fans to a "Redszone-like" football board.
There are baseball boards that are as bad as some football boards. The difference is that we have some good moderators who step in and stop something before it gets out of hand. I don't think that just because you have a place to talk football you will attract certain types of people. We have had some of the "other" types of people on here before, but they don't stay around. I credit that to the Mods and the Redszone community.
I don't think it has to be anything special. Redszone is a site dedicated to baseball after all, But it would be nice to have the football talk separated from the other threads about celebs and youtube.(not that I don't enjoy those threads) I would even suggest a Basketball discussion board, but then you cross the line into having to include a Hockey board and a Soccer board. There may not be enough intrest to warrant that.
Maybe instead of a Football board, maybe have a Other Pro Sports board for NFL, NBA, MLS, NHL, etc. and a College Sports board. Just and idea, and probably one that has been voiced before. If somebody already said it, then I love your idea.