Sports Business Journal review of XFL's final days

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Re: Sports Business Journal review of XFL's final days

Post by GoDogs » Thu May 21, 2020 4:08 pm

SamTheRam28 wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:27 am
GoDogs wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:17 am
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Vince, like everybody else....just got dropkicked by this....(and maybe a stone cold stunner as well)....realizing that he'll never gain that paying tv deal after this thing hit, and knowing that he'll never be profitable anytime in the near future ....there really wasn't a choice was there? It would now just be throwing good money after bad.....and it was already on a thin declining margin, but an expected and manageable one.....the XFL simply became a covid victim and it's vaccine might come in the form of a visit to Shark Tank to see if you can get Barbara Cocoran interested.
I don’t know, it all went down kinda weird. I really haven’t read anything from O Luck or the coaches (who seemingly are getting a raw deal) post firing. You’d think they’d be more vocal. Something to this degree would ruin any connection in the future with quality coaches, or commissioners ..or was this all planned.

Maybe there’s a back door deal to cut the fat for a while, and bring it back later when the time is right? (after all they did pay all the players, and let them leave immediately to sign with the NFL).

It’s not likely, but I’m hoping this bankruptcy 11 is just that. (Would be cool to see XFL 3.0 with rabid cities/fans from XFL 2.0, XFL 1.0, and the AAF). Guess we’ll see.
https://www.thespec.com/sports/hamilton ... udges.html

This article says June Jones and Jerry Glanville have no ill-will towards the XFL.

Jones:
“But the coaches were on two-year contracts and (the debt listed) is for the second year,” Jones told The Spectator. “I got paid in full to the end of our contract for this year and even got vacation pay. He paid his players. He’s a standup guy. The whole league was good for football.”
Glanville:
“I was on a two-year deal but it was written into our contract that if the league ever files bankruptcy, then everything is stopped,” Glanville said from his Tennessee home. “And they filed bankruptcy. My pay stopped and so did my hospitalization (coverage).”

Glanville says he wants to continue coaching, but hasn’t talked to anyone yet about a job. And he insists he’s not angry with the XFL.

“Well, when they terminate you, you don’t bang the drum but I’m not mad at the guy who got it going,” he says. “I’ve never been with a more first-class organization.”
Wonder if they got a hand shake deal for the future?

Pollock in talks with Seattle and St Louis, and rumors about talks about moving 2 teams and San Antonio pre shut down? Chapter 11, everyone paid for the year minus Luck?

I really don’t wanna get my hopes up, but DAMN!!!!!

Go (San Diego) Cats!!!!

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Re: Sports Business Journal review of XFL's final days

Post by SamTheRam28 » Thu May 21, 2020 5:23 pm

GoDogs wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 4:08 pm
SamTheRam28 wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:27 am
GoDogs wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:17 am

I don’t know, it all went down kinda weird. I really haven’t read anything from O Luck or the coaches (who seemingly are getting a raw deal) post firing. You’d think they’d be more vocal. Something to this degree would ruin any connection in the future with quality coaches, or commissioners ..or was this all planned.

Maybe there’s a back door deal to cut the fat for a while, and bring it back later when the time is right? (after all they did pay all the players, and let them leave immediately to sign with the NFL).

It’s not likely, but I’m hoping this bankruptcy 11 is just that. (Would be cool to see XFL 3.0 with rabid cities/fans from XFL 2.0, XFL 1.0, and the AAF). Guess we’ll see.
https://www.thespec.com/sports/hamilton ... udges.html

This article says June Jones and Jerry Glanville have no ill-will towards the XFL.

Jones:
“But the coaches were on two-year contracts and (the debt listed) is for the second year,” Jones told The Spectator. “I got paid in full to the end of our contract for this year and even got vacation pay. He paid his players. He’s a standup guy. The whole league was good for football.”
Glanville:
“I was on a two-year deal but it was written into our contract that if the league ever files bankruptcy, then everything is stopped,” Glanville said from his Tennessee home. “And they filed bankruptcy. My pay stopped and so did my hospitalization (coverage).”

Glanville says he wants to continue coaching, but hasn’t talked to anyone yet about a job. And he insists he’s not angry with the XFL.

“Well, when they terminate you, you don’t bang the drum but I’m not mad at the guy who got it going,” he says. “I’ve never been with a more first-class organization.”
Wonder if they got a hand shake deal for the future?

Pollock in talks with Seattle and St Louis, and rumors about talks about moving 2 teams and San Antonio pre shut down? Chapter 11, everyone paid for the year minus Luck?

I really don’t wanna get my hopes up, but DAMN!!!!!

Go (San Diego) Cats!!!!
If they return, I see the Vipers relocating to Orlando for sure. Renegades probably move to San Antonio, as I doubt Stoops wants to come back and he was really the only reason they were in Dallas. Guardians would be in Red Bull Arena. Cats maybe move to San Diego, but I think they stay in LA. TV is too important, and if you look at the Fleet's real attendance numbers, they honestly weren't much better than the Wildcats. Seattle, STL, Houston, DC all stay put for sure.
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Re: Sports Business Journal review of XFL's final days

Post by Metallifreak10 » Thu May 21, 2020 6:36 pm

Weren’t the Vipers getting that stadium rent free? If Tampa Bay were to extend that offer, would they really move? I do agree Orlando is a better city though.

And Dallas did have a respectable fan base, so I don’t know how wise it would me to move the team. I do support moving the Wildcats to SD, but we shall see(if the XFL was indeed to return).

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