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by greensoup
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Andrew Luck just retired..
Replies: 22
Views: 3300

Re: Andrew Luck just retired..

youngorst wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:13 am
fly_guy1501 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:57 pm
That’s not entirely true
No, it is entirely true. He won't play football for anyone but the Colts.
A contract to play in the NFL has absolutely no bearing on what one does in the XFL, outside of non-compete clauses. Those are not nearly as enforceable as you might think.
by greensoup
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Andrew Luck just retired..
Replies: 22
Views: 3300

Re: Andrew Luck just retired..

He can get away from the Colts, take several months off to heal, and play in the XFL with a much lower-pressure, fun situation.
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Team names to be announced 8/21 per June Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Team names to be announced 8/21 per June Jones

Come on now, we all know that by mid-September the fans in at least three of these cities will be disappointed and primed for something exciting to look forward to in the football world. :lol:
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Team Names Coming when?
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Team Names Coming when?

I don't think it's necessary or advantageous to release the names in a lull sports period. You are going for a sports audience, so it's better to announce while they're paying attention. I think the beginning of the NFL season, where football excitement is fresh, is the best time to roll-out the XFL...
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Team names to be announced 8/21 per June Jones
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Team names to be announced 8/21 per June Jones

That's too soon. It's a long-known maxim in marketing to not announce new things in August. This is because it's late summer and people are on vacation and/or don't care, they're just breezing through Labor Day. The announcements should come in early/mid September for maximum impact as that's when p...
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone decided on their favorite team?
Replies: 23
Views: 3485

Re: Has anyone decided on their favorite team?

I think I'd be more likely to dislike a team with a name I didn't like versus gravitate towards one I did. Agree 100%. A boring, generic, identity-less name, or just something that SOUNDS wrong, is a big turn-off for me. Any name that doesn't offend will take on merits as the team establishes itsel...
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Team names
Replies: 32
Views: 4951

Re: Team names

my take is that the names really need to be local in order to stick. a name like "surge" or "force" is generic and can work anywhere - why should fans in a particular city be attracted to that? The most memorable team names all seem to stem from the geography of their host region. The Patriots are a...
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL team names could go far in proving this is a different league than 2001
Replies: 42
Views: 5503

Re: XFL team names could go far in proving this is a different league than 2001

Tank55 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Yes, I am asking for clarification.
You're certainly asking for something, friend.
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Team Names Coming when?
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Team Names Coming when?

The truth is and people don’t want to hear it. The creative and legal process have not been completed yet. Then they can have their generic city-named-teams like the AAFL, for all I care. I'm done with it. This is a joke! They've had how long to put together team identities and they STILL can't get...
by greensoup
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Team Names Coming when?
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: Team Names Coming when?

I disagree that the team name announcements are overdue. If anything, announcing too soon is a greater risk. The league is new and the real excitement around it won't happen until 2020. The team names and logos can come at that time - for now the city can be the focus and it keeps attention on the X...