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by GregParks
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker
Replies: 90
Views: 10607

Re: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker

Signed to practice squads today:
K Austin MacGinnis (Renengades), Los Angeles Rams
DT Kahlil McKenzie (Wildcats), Cincinnati Bengals

Released from practice squads today;
LB Tegray Scales (Renegades), Tampa Bay Bucs
QB Jordan Ta'amu (BattleHawks), Kansas City Chiefs
by GregParks
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Yahoo Finance: What to expect from the XFL in its third attempt at taking on the NFL's football monopoly
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Yahoo Finance: What to expect from the XFL in its third attempt at taking on the NFL's football monopoly

Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but it sort of ties into one of the points Garcia made here. From our own Mike Mitchell on Twitter (@ByMikeMitchell): "According to a reliable source. #XFL President Jeffrey Pollack and Special Advisor Basil DeVito have been in communication over the last fe...
by GregParks
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The future of sports TV rights fees, and how it could affect the XFL
Replies: 18
Views: 687

Re: The future of sports TV rights fees, and how it could affect the XFL

And FB itself is not a niche - its the league that's new. Yes, I made that distinction in my post. But that's also a very big caveat - pro football does well with fans on TV when it's NFL or major college sports; not so much for secondary leagues. It's part of the reason so many others have failed....
by GregParks
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker
Replies: 90
Views: 10607

Re: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker

CB Josh Hawkins was cut from the Panthers practice squad.
P Hunter Niswander (Defenders) signed with the Cowboys practice squad.
by GregParks
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

The number of different platforms available to show games has certainly made it easier to enter the marketplace, even on a smaller level in terms of number of teams, games played, etc. Keep # of teams and games (and probably players) down, costs stay down.
by GregParks
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Expansion Poll: Fan Choice – Results
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: XFL Expansion Poll: Fan Choice – Results

I can't say I'm surprised at numbers 1-3.

Columbus and Omaha are interesting because they're such strong college towns, but I wonder if that would also be a reason the XFL (or any other league) may want to stay away.
by GregParks
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker
Replies: 90
Views: 10607

Re: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker

DT Khalil McKenzie was waived by the Bengals.
by GregParks
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The future of sports TV rights fees, and how it could affect the XFL
Replies: 18
Views: 687

Re: The future of sports TV rights fees, and how it could affect the XFL

You're right of course that carriage fees have always been important - but they're MORE important now because of the cord cutting as well as how important live sports (and thus those networks) have become to cable companies. As you said, if Amazon or Netflix or one of the bigger streaming services d...
by GregParks
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The future of sports TV rights fees, and how it could affect the XFL
Replies: 18
Views: 687

Re: The future of sports TV rights fees, and how it could affect the XFL

Couple things I learned while writing the article: 1) We usually look at ratings in the context of what kind of ad revenue can be brought in, but while that's obviously still important, squeezing as much $$ out of cable companies for carriage fees has become more of a priority, especially with so ma...
by GregParks
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker
Replies: 90
Views: 10607

Re: XFL players signing with NFL teams tracker

DE Will Clarke (BattleHawks) signed with the Saints practice squad.
CB Saivion Smith re-upped with the Cowboys practice squad.