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by Sounder
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Private Ownership vs League Ownership
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Private Ownership vs League Ownership

Well he has said all along that this will succeed or fail on HIS terms.....unlike the 1.0 version where NBC was able to bail, leaving Vince without much of a paddle.
But it seems with Oliver on board, with his MLS background.....that would be the model they follow.
by Sounder
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Seattle leading ticket sales?
Replies: 46
Views: 573

Re: Seattle leading ticket sales?

That's where going into the top tv markets helps..... If you get ratings.....and if the tv partners can make their production investments back.....maybe the XFL is rewarded with a paying contract next time around.
by Sounder
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: "Inside" info on expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: "Inside" info on expansion

I've already seen that video.....the one where the XFL becomes a 32 team monolith.....geez that would stretch Vince's budget a little yea? Realistically.....four more teams is enough.....add two by year three.....two more by year five......that, and push the start back to the final week of March.......
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: 1625

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: 1625

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: 671

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: 1625

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: 296

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: 620

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: 1625

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...