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by GregParks
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Mitchell: XFL looking at Mexico, potentially Canada, for 2023 franchises
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Mitchell: XFL looking at Mexico, potentially Canada, for 2023 franchises

Two other interesting pieces of note from Mike in this interview: One, the XFL had already planned to move the kickoff back to 2023, with our without the CFL talks. That makes me feel a little better that an entire season hadn't been wasted diddling around with the CFL. Of course, I'm also curious a...
by GregParks
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL Argo's could leave CFL for US based league
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: CFL Argo's could leave CFL for US based league

As I noted in the thread where this was initially brought up, there are some major issues that would need to be resolved: -In going to the XFL, the Argos would be going to a centrally-owned league. Would the XFL be looking to sell of individual franchises to other owners, so MLSE keeps the Argos? Or...
by GregParks
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Mitchell: XFL looking at Mexico, potentially Canada, for 2023 franchises
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Mitchell: XFL looking at Mexico, potentially Canada, for 2023 franchises

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYidS76VkZA Mike Mitchell was on the latest XFL MarkCast to talk about the disintegration of the CFL/XFL talks. The big news he dropped was that in the XFL's efforts to become international in nature, they're looking heavily at putting a team in Mexico for the 2023 se...
by GregParks
Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL - Edmonton: Pleased XFL Talks Have Ended
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: CFL - Edmonton: Pleased XFL Talks Have Ended

A full merger was always going to be difficult simply because CFL teams are privately-owned, while the XFL owns all of its teams. It's two completely different ownership structures. I'm not sure how that would work with Toronto potentially bolting for the XFL, unless the new XFL owners sell off the ...
by GregParks
Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL officially delays start until 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 3006

Re: XFL officially delays start until 2023

We read on XFLNewsHub: >> “ The XFL had a number of holes in what they were necessarily offering , and all the CFL went through this process. They realized just how much they were bringing to the table. And if they were going to give up some of its game and its traditions, they needed to make sure ...
by GregParks
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL: No formal arrangement with XFL at this time
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: CFL: No formal arrangement with XFL at this time

A couple of stray thoughts on the matter... -As someone unfamiliar with the CFL and those who cover it, I was not impressed with the Canadian sports coverage of this story. Granted, it's tough when nothing leaks, but I think those who cover the CFL speculated (or "reported") just about eve...
by GregParks
Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL officially delays start until 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 3006

Re: XFL officially delays start until 2023

Probably reading too much into it, but interesting that they used the phrase "international spring football" in there. Makes you wonder if the calendar was ultimately the breaking point, and either the XFL was unwilling to move out of February/March or the CFL unwilling to move out of Sep...
by GregParks
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL officially delays start until 2023
Replies: 48
Views: 3006

XFL officially delays start until 2023

In the XFL's statement on breaking off talks with the CFL, they kind of threw in there what we all figured by this point: They're planning now for a 2023 kickoff. Here's their statement, per @CallMeNokes https://twitter.com/CallMeNokes/status/1412781541957242880: "While our discussions with the...
by GregParks
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: CFL: No formal arrangement with XFL at this time
Replies: 11
Views: 640

CFL: No formal arrangement with XFL at this time

The CFL put out a statement on the talks with the XFL today. Here's the link: https://www.cfl.ca/2021/07/07/statement-cfl-regarding-xfl/ And the full text: “Our talks with the XFL, exploring the potential for collaboration and innovation, have been positive and constructive. While we remain open to ...
by GregParks
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Shop Summer Sale: Entire Store 50% Off
Replies: 0
Views: 2917

XFL Shop Summer Sale: Entire Store 50% Off

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