Turn Off Ads?
Page 6 of 9 FirstFirst ... 23456789 LastLast
Results 76 to 90 of 123

Thread: Alliance of American Football

  1. #76
    Member texasdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    17,270

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    I wish that I could look in the couch cushions and come up with 250 million in loose change.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #77
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    20,008

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    We'll see. I doubt it'll survive financially unless it's subsidized by the NFL. It's getting really rosy press coverage right now. It's all giggles and positive enthusiasm. Lance McAlister had someone on last night from the front office of one of these teams and there wasn't a tough question asked. My question would have established that Logan Woodside is not a power 5 QB in college football yet he's a starter getting raves in this league. Question: Do you really think people will watch a league that's below major college football longterm?
    I had no idea I'd be right so soon

  4. #78
    Member Z-Fly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    1,383

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    I've always wondered why the NFL hasn't done a minor league of some sorts. Especially since 25% goes to the IR at some point in the year. The stadiums already exist. Play 8 games instead of 16. Call it NextFL. Cap participation to 3 years or something like that. $40K salaries. You could get reps for a developmental QB. I'm sure I'm missing a lot, but it looks good drawn on a napkin.
    WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?

  5. Likes:

    Assembly Hall (04-03-2019),BillDoran (04-03-2019),Chip R (04-02-2019)

  6. #79
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    20,008

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    I wonder if the XFL will happen now

  7. #80
    Member Z-Fly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    1,383

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I wonder if the XFL will happen now
    If their own previous failure didn't scare them off, I don't know will.
    WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?

  8. #81
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    39,876

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I wonder if the XFL will happen now
    I would think so. No competition now with the AAF folding.
    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I was wrong
    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Chip is right

  9. #82
    Member Sea Ray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    20,008

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    If their own previous failure didn't scare them off, I don't know will.
    McMahon seriously thinks the reason his first XFL failed was because of a power outage in week two that hurt his ratings.

  10. #83
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    7,697

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    I've always wondered why the NFL hasn't done a minor league of some sorts. Especially since 25% goes to the IR at some point in the year. The stadiums already exist. Play 8 games instead of 16. Call it NextFL. Cap participation to 3 years or something like that. $40K salaries. You could get reps for a developmental QB. I'm sure I'm missing a lot, but it looks good drawn on a napkin.
    I forget where I read it, but there was an article saying that one reason the NFL can't really have a developmental league like that is the judgement against it in the USFL case. Even though that judgement amounted to so little at the time.
    Basically, if the NFL were to put a thumb on the scales for a league(say the AAF or hypothetical NextFL) and a rival league like the XFL were to sue, they'd be on the hook for big time damages. Essentially would amount to defying the previous judgement.

    Take this with a huge grain of salt as it's a non lawyerly foggy recap of something that may or may not have been accurate to begin with.
    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Honest I can't say it any better than Hoosier Red did in his post, he sums it up basically perfectly.

  11. #84
    Member Z-Fly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    1,383

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I forget where I read it, but there was an article saying that one reason the NFL can't really have a developmental league like that is the judgement against it in the USFL case. Even though that judgement amounted to so little at the time.
    Basically, if the NFL were to put a thumb on the scales for a league(say the AAF or hypothetical NextFL) and a rival league like the XFL were to sue, they'd be on the hook for big time damages. Essentially would amount to defying the previous judgement.

    Take this with a huge grain of salt as it's a non lawyerly foggy recap of something that may or may not have been accurate to begin with.
    I had no idea. I appreciate the info.
    WHEN DOES IT STOP!?!?

  12. #85
    Member Reds Fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Piqua, OH
    Posts
    19,540

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I would think so. No competition now with the AAF folding.
    Also McMahon has sold $272 million of WWE stock to fund the XFL so he has a big financial stake in seeing the XFL go. It still probably won't work but he has enough money in the league to keep it funded for over a year.

  13. Likes:

    Chip R (04-03-2019)

  14. #86
    Member Tadasimha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Quad Cities
    Posts
    1,536

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Aw, man, I was so looking forward to the AAF v XFL Ultrabowl championship in a few years too.
    If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve!

  15. #87
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West N. Carolina
    Posts
    60,913

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Sounds like Dundon bought in just to kill it, something really fishy about all this.
    Go Gators!

  16. #88
    We are back! Assembly Hall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Warsaw, IN
    Posts
    2,203

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    I forget where I read it, but there was an article saying that one reason the NFL can't really have a developmental league like that is the judgement against it in the USFL case. Even though that judgement amounted to so little at the time.
    Basically, if the NFL were to put a thumb on the scales for a league(say the AAF or hypothetical NextFL) and a rival league like the XFL were to sue, they'd be on the hook for big time damages. Essentially would amount to defying the previous judgement.

    Take this with a huge grain of salt as it's a non lawyerly foggy recap of something that may or may not have been accurate to begin with.
    But yet MLB, NBA, and the NHL all have developmental leagues.....
    ...and this one belongs to the Reds.

  17. #89
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    39,876

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds Fanatic View Post
    Also McMahon has sold $272 million of WWE stock to fund the XFL so he has a big financial stake in seeing the XFL go. It still probably won't work but he has enough money in the league to keep it funded for over a year.
    Isn't he the sole owner too?
    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    I was wrong
    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Chip is right

  18. #90
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    1,223

    Re: Alliance of American Football

    Waste of time and money


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | Gallen5862 | Plus Plus | Powel Crosley | RedlegJake | The Operator