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by Sounder
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL
Replies: 57
Views: 1578

Re: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL

The NFL is testing an "onside play" option for the pro bowl this weekend. A 4th & 15 play from the 35 replaces the no head start kickoff play.
by Sounder
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL
Replies: 57
Views: 1578

Re: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL

I'm still wondering where is the promotion with roughly three weeks before kickoff? Even two hours of lazy Sunday afternoon programming on ABC about the games of the century in college football produced by ESPN provided absolutely no hype about the XFL......but a whole lot about American idol. After...
by Sounder
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL preseason games?
Replies: 20
Views: 646

Re: XFL preseason games?

It's been said here before.....only one opportunity to make that first and lasting impression ....and the league is dotting every I and crossing every t......everything they've done has been that way, so despite the flailings we've seen with past attempts.....you couldn't have done it any more right...
by Sounder
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL
Replies: 57
Views: 1578

Re: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL

I can't see Raible on Dragons games....despite the fact that he and Zorn were teammates once.....I can see maybe Brock Huard if there's local.....he actually works the Seahawks preseason with Menafée.....or some young guy getting his first shot......I'd like Kevin Calabro myself.....the former Sonic...
by Sounder
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Fox Sports beginning to promote XFL
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Fox Sports beginning to promote XFL

And it's a definite positive to have Oliver Luck be the face on the commercial....(sorry Vince)....but it's a serious football face and I'm pumped. I'd like to add that right after that commercial aired in Seattle.....a local spot promoting the Dragons home opener vs. the Vipers ran on q13 fox.
by Sounder
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The XFL’s remaining league announcements
Replies: 13
Views: 601

Re: The XFL’s remaining league announcements

Another XFL announcement: The league is in negotiations to produce the much rumoured XFL video game. The earliest we could see such a game would be Q1 2022 just around the time the league would be kicking off it's third year. It would likely be 2k.....but Axis Football is also looking at the XFL aft...
by Sounder
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL
Replies: 57
Views: 1578

Re: The mainstream sports media coverage of the XFL

The thing about the USFL and I was there.....(Invaders fan)...... is that they did indeed have the media's attention.....and their owners seemed to make sure league business was public knowledge even in the 1980s. Who knows what would've been had they never voted for the fall......the ratings were a...
by Sounder
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Rules revealed
Replies: 117
Views: 2326

Re: XFL Rules revealed

So I know now there will be onside kicks......they will be pre-declared and the lineup will be normal NFL style. But on the normal kickoffs.....is squib kicking going to not be allowed? With all that open field it sure would be tempting.
by Sounder
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Rules revealed
Replies: 117
Views: 2326

Re: XFL Rules revealed

The rules on the kickoff just look to be an absolute convoluted mess. Like they thought of every possible way that the kick return could be avoided, and they punished it. Touchbacks? Bring'em to the 35. Out of bounds? Add 15 yards to that. Squib kick? Insert a mandate that the kick goes to the 20, ...
by Sounder
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Rules revealed
Replies: 117
Views: 2326

Re: XFL Rules revealed

Did I read correctly that on the xp.....a one point try is from the two, and a two point try from the three? Who would ever go for one is this setup? It makes no sense. I say make the one point try a kick from the 10.....making it a 28 yard kick (almost automatic).....have the two point try from the...