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by mnelson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Pep Hamilton To XFL DC Press Conference On Thursday!
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Pep Hamilton To XFL DC Press Conference On Thursday!

The original Pep Hamilton rumor was tweeted by Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman on 7 Feb. There is a copy of the tweet in this article. http://xflboard.com/news/2019/02/19/xfl ... -thursday/
by mnelson
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: AAF Discussion
Topic: NHL Owner Rescues The AAF With Much Needed Cash
Replies: 85
Views: 5800

Re: NHL Owner Rescues The AAF With Much Needed Cash

The AAF story is fascinating, even though I don't wish the league ill-will. I can't believe they almost missed a payroll. Doing so would have destroyed the league. As it is, even coming close to missing payroll is enough to make people nervous toward supporting the league. My thought is Dunden is in...
by mnelson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Board Team Name Survey Results
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: XFL Board Team Name Survey Results

They can try to hide their registrations. Tricky work, because the trademark has to be registered to the owner. I'm not a lawyer, but I assume a good lawyer could do something tricky here. :D
by mnelson
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Board Team Name Survey Results
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: XFL Board Team Name Survey Results

Keeping the team names secret is only part of the process, which includes trademark registration and graphic design, and culminates in a big splashy reveal. Simply, this is how it's done.

There will be leaks, but we won't know the names, logos and colors for sure until the XFL does their reveal.
by mnelson
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Seattle XFL
Topic: Seattle Team Name Selected
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Seattle Team Name Selected

I think the names will "leak" like every other announcement they make. In 2000, the leaking of the team names by "XFLFAN" lead to outrage toward the proposed name "Birmingham Blast", because of historical bombings in Alabama. This allowed the league to quickly change the name to "Thunderbolts", as ...
by mnelson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Fan's Choice: Team Name Votes
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Fan's Choice: Team Name Votes

We did this in 2000, leading up to the 2001 season and it was a lot of fun! http://web.archive.org/web/20001212021300/http://www.xflboard.com/team_name_suggestion.htm We did the voting differently this time, utilizing two rounds of voting. It looks like there has been good uptake in this years votin...
by mnelson
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Washington D.C. XFL
Topic: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Pep Hamilton will become coach, G.M. of XFL’s Washington franchise

It's funny how these coach hirings seem to be leaked in advance. :)
by mnelson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Houston XFL
Topic: Houston Oiler Type Team Names
Replies: 20
Views: 2214

Re: Houston Oiler Type Team Names

Your Baltimore comparison is good. Still, I wonder if the XFL will want anything close to the NFL? We will see in due time.
by mnelson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Submit Your Choices for XFL Team Names
Replies: 25
Views: 2368

Re: Submit Your Choices for XFL Team Names

We did the same type of survey in 2000, and we had fun with it. In the end, the XFL pretty much chose the names they wanted, but it was a great way for the fans to kill time while they waited.