What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by XtremeFanForever » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:24 am

steinerfhc wrote:
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XtremeFanForever wrote:
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The FFL haven't released much info so it's hard to know how seriously to take them, but I'm actually intrigued by the concept behind the league.
Take them 0% seriously. Unless you mean from the perspective of a pyramid scheme, in which case I would say ... 43% seriously? But as a football league, definitely 0%.
I'm not even taking it seriously at all. I thought it said it was next year as well for a start and there is legit nothing about them outside the cities there in and names of teams. No Coaches or anything. Being in St. Louis which is a listed team, there was nothing said on where there playing at. They did say they where coming like a year ago around the time of the XFL was said to be coming. At less with the XFL we now where and how much the city is getting for the dome lease.I would be shocked in FFL see a game.
I haven't heard a start date from the league yet. I read somewhere 2021 but the article made no mention to where that number came from.
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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by MikeMitchell » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:47 am

XFL_FAN wrote:
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MikeMitchell wrote:
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My key lessons to learn from AAF mistakes:

- Play in right-sized stadiums.
- Over-invest on marketing.
- Embrace non-NFL offenses.
- Have teams train in their home markets.

Most importantly, tell your story. The end game for the AAF was an NFL roster. The end game for the XFL needs to be the XFL Championship.
"Tell your story"..... Well stated.... That's a huge key. Being NFL Light is not a draw.
Was thinking the same thing. Well said Tank55, I should put that quote into my signature.
Borrowed this great line from Tank for my recent article on the main page. Credited him too because he hit the nail on the head.

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by Andibald » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:10 pm

MikeMitchell wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:47 am
XFL_FAN wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:31 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:27 pm


"Tell your story"..... Well stated.... That's a huge key. Being NFL Light is not a draw.
Was thinking the same thing. Well said Tank55, I should put that quote into my signature.
Borrowed this great line from Tank for my recent article on the main page. Credited him too because he hit the nail on the head.
Nice article!
https://xflboard.com/news/2019/03/31/th ... f-the-xfl/

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by Tank55 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:51 pm

Great article Mike!

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by MikeMitchell » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:01 pm

Tank55 wrote:
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Great article Mike!
Thanks Tank. This board was the inspiration for it. I have had someone in the league office reach out to me recently and tell me that they are reading this board. Your post was a big factor in my direction this week.

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by MikeMitchell » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:02 pm

Andibald wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:10 pm
MikeMitchell wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:47 am
XFL_FAN wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:31 pm

Was thinking the same thing. Well said Tank55, I should put that quote into my signature.
Borrowed this great line from Tank for my recent article on the main page. Credited him too because he hit the nail on the head.
Nice article!
https://xflboard.com/news/2019/03/31/th ... f-the-xfl/

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Thanks andibald. The breakers helmet had so much personality. Just like the entire USFL.

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by XFL_FAN » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:41 pm

MikeMitchell wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Tank55 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:51 pm
Great article Mike!
Thanks Tank. This board was the inspiration for it. I have had someone in the league office reach out to me recently and tell me that they are reading this board. Your post was a big factor in my direction this week.
Wow! The XFL is actually reading this board? I guess the slogan "they're listening" is right :)
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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by Joker » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:45 pm

XFL_FAN wrote:
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Wow! The XFL is actually reading this board? I guess the slogan "they're listening" is right :)
I seem to recall cases of the XFL reading XFLBOARD back in 2001 as well. Keep in mind there was no Twitter or Reddit back then. There is even an article written by an XFLBOARD person that suggested the league call the championship the Million Dollar Game, and then a few weeks later they changed the name. :o

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by mnelson » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:55 pm

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There is even an article written by an XFLBOARD person that suggested the league call the championship the Million Dollar Game, and then a few weeks later they changed the name. :o
That was the Masked Prognosticator, an anonymous user who posted a prediction each week, and wagering tips based on Vegas odds. In February 2001, just over three weeks into the season, he posted an article called "How to Save the XFL" https://xflboard.com/news/2001/02/27/ho ... e-the-xfl/ where he suggested the XFL get in on the Million-dollar game show craze.

The Masked Prognosticator is long gone, but the article is still on the site.

If the Masked Prognosticator is reading this, drop the website an email. The XFL is coming back and we need your prognosticating skills. ;)

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Re: What the XFL can learn from the AAF?

Post by Sounder » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:11 am

So Oliver Luck thinks the old USFL would still be around today by remaining in the spring?.......hogwash. Only if the USFL and NFL came to some kind of agreement to at least respect each others player contracts and maybe even figure out how to hold a common draft so competition for collegiate talent wouldn't result in choking each other to death. If not.....like I've stated before.....maybe they last a couple more seasons. The fall would've surely killed it. And if they stay in spring? They lose Mr. Trump and the Generals become another sisters of the poor franchise living off league funds like the Chicago Blitz and L.A. Express. The only person to ever profit from it ironically was it's founder David Dixon...... who sold his right to field a franchise for some 4 mil. And maybe Eddie Eimhorn as well......who profited from owning "a future Chicago team" that he never actually activated. Yet he was earning a share of the meager tv revenue coming from ABC. And ABC was another story. Yeah.....all the second year rapid expansion really did for them was pile on more financial exposure. But they needed the money to cover their original losses. It's easy to say in hindsight what should've happened. I think the original AFL and even MLS later on......prove what could be if you just remain steadfast.....keep your eye on the ball.....and don't knee jerk react when things are difficult. Lamar Hunt was such a guy.....and ironically.....he was part of both.

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