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    The UFL

    What do you guys think? Does it have a shot at carving out its own niche and possibly becoming a minor league for the NFL? Or do you think its doomed to bankruptcy?

    I think they got the right mindset and I expect that their creation will cause the NFL to adopt a minor league faster than they would by themselves.

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    I expect it to go the way of the XFL, the World League, and the USFL.

    You can't compete with the NFL's marketing machine -- especially when they've got ESPN in their back pocket.
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    Doomed, college football is the minor league system of the NFL.
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    Is this the league comprised of only four-year college players that didn't make it into the NFL? Or was that something different?
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: The UFL

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    Is this the league comprised of only four-year college players that didn't make it into the NFL? Or was that something different?
    plus Goodell's miscreants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    Is this the league comprised of only four-year college players that didn't make it into the NFL? Or was that something different?
    That was the All American Football League, another bust that likely will never play a game and of course the USFL reveal also on life support.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Ame...augural_season
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...l_League_(2010)

    Guess it's an idea that will never die.
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    Re: The UFL

    The ABA anyone? As long as the league's goal is to become the NFL's minor league they got a shot, otherwise they are screwed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJA View Post
    The ABA anyone? As long as the league's goal is to become the NFL's minor league they got a shot, otherwise they are screwed.
    Actually I agree with you. From what I have read (quite a while ago) they have no intention of competing with the NFL IIRC. If that's the case they may very well have a shot they seem to have a different feel to them that I can't quite put my finger on.
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    JP Loseman signed a deal with the Las Vegas Team IIRC
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    Unless the NFL is funneling $$$ to it then I don't expect it to last past this one season. Wouldn't be surprised if it dies before their season is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJA View Post
    The ABA anyone? As long as the league's goal is to become the NFL's minor league they got a shot, otherwise they are screwed.
    The ABA was a better product than the NBA they just lacked funds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    The ABA was a better product than the NBA they just lacked funds.
    I don't remember the ABA ever being displayed to the fans as a minor league, nor was the WHA.

    UFL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I don't remember the ABA ever being displayed to the fans as a minor league, nor was the WHA.

    UFL?

    Where's my Detroit Wheels t-shirt, or my Oakland Invaders wrist bands?
    That is what I was trying to say. The ABA was a better more fan friendly product and the NBA adopted a few of the rules that made the ABA better, the prime example being the 3-point shot.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    That is what I was trying to say. The ABA was a better more fan friendly product and the NBA adopted a few of the rules that made the ABA better, the prime example being the 3-point shot.
    I loved the ABA, it was smaller than the NBA and seemed to have a the talent spread a little better than the NBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    I loved the ABA, it was smaller than the NBA and seemed to have a the talent spread a little better than the NBA
    I know you have read it but if you have not pick up Loose Balls by Terry Pluto. I love this book.
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