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by MGB01
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:54 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The Rock on Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: The Rock on Expansion

Two big ESPN events this month, A/C and ESPYs, would seem to be the time for it. Especially the former, a month after it's been unofficially confirmed by Aaron Wilson, the USFL championship game, and MITB at the Grand (I thought of that when NBC had an ad for it the other night).
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Playoff Wk - TV Ratings and Predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Playoff Wk - TV Ratings and Predictions

PHI/NJ went first in week 10 then first in Canton, you explain it then. My prediction would have solved every angle and probably delivered around 1.4 mil. So instead of fretting about Stars/Stallions against a Phillies team a couple games over .500, call them out for totally cowering to a potential...
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Playoff Wk - TV Ratings and Predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Playoff Wk - TV Ratings and Predictions

PHI/NJ went first in week 10 then first in Canton, you explain it then. My prediction would have solved every angle and probably delivered around 1.4 mil. So instead of fretting about Stars/Stallions against a Phillies team a couple games over .500, call them out for totally cowering to a potential ...
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL

It also should be remembered that MLS is the soccer league in the states (with USL as their feeder). So naturally, even if it is inflato money it is what it is (remember they don't ask how it's how many). Now the question is is this part of a last minute push for Sunday Ticket or is this the recogni...
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Playoff Wk - TV Ratings and Predictions
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Playoff Wk - TV Ratings and Predictions

These are preliminary and can go up or down (they usually do). I said putting NOLA/Birm on at primetime vs NJ/Philly was going to cost 500k viewers. I'm sticking to that. Two very small markets vs two very large markets was silly IMO. I think Fox didn't want it to compete with its own Fox MLB Satur...
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Something I didn’t expect to see…espn running USFL highlights
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Something I didn’t expect to see…espn running USFL highlights

That is one of the advantages of playing football in June—the college sports season (as well as the NHL and NBA) is over so you only have baseball, CFL and MLS. ESPN has the CFL, but 9 teams is far less than the 300 D-I basketball programs. SportsCenter during the MLB all-star break has always amus...
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The Rock on Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: The Rock on Expansion

While I wasn't really impressed with The Rock's non-answer, I was quite impressed with the amount of media coverage. That's a ton of cameras and microphones for an open tryout. That was probably just a "humor them" answer, Dwayne knows damn well there's not gonna be a Hawaii team anytime ...
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The Rock on Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: The Rock on Expansion

That was handled about as well as I could imagine. It's easy for a league to start getting carried away with expansion (ahem, MLS). But Johnson was realistic and diplomatic. That's a good sign of responsible ownership. As a single entity, the XFL doesn't really have the benefits to expansion that a...
by MGB01
Sun Jun 26, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The Rock on Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 659

Re: The Rock on Expansion

While I wasn't really impressed with The Rock's non-answer, I was quite impressed with the amount of media coverage. That's a ton of cameras and microphones for an open tryout. That was probably just a "humor them" answer, Dwayne knows damn well there's not gonna be a Hawaii team anytime ...