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by super390
Wed May 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: FOX 26 Houston: XFL returning to Houston/TDECU Stadium
Replies: 33
Views: 794

Re: FOX 26 Houston: XFL returning to Houston/TDECU Stadium

Even if they don't overlap, I can't see Houston being big enough for two Spring football teams. Perhaps but its only 10 games in total. And those who want FB but not NFL prices may like it. I am not optimistic that the USFL will have their teams in the markets anyways. I am confident Fox will find ...
by super390
Wed May 18, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: KSDK: Dome in St. Louis sets aside five dates for potential BattleHawks return
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: KSDK: Dome in St. Louis sets aside five dates for potential BattleHawks return

From @MarkBermanFox26 on Twitter: "Source: The University of Houston (@UHouston) and TDECU Stadium will host games in the XFL when the league begins play in 2023. @XFL2023 @UHCougars" That's a shock. There's several other places the Gamblers could play in around Houston, but I agreed with...
by super390
Wed May 18, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: USFL announces they’re expanding rosters
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: USFL announces they’re expanding rosters

Media hasn't destroyed its ability to produce quality programming. The very concept of "quality" has been destroyed by the fragmentation of audiences to the point where there's no longer a public to dictate what quality means. The only thing that brings people briefly together are nostalgi...
by super390
Tue May 17, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Ratings Wk 5
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Ratings Wk 5

Wow that doesn't really say a hell of a lot for the NBA, considering that game was over in the second half and their peak viewers came in the final minutes? Plus if it's two million over their average then that really doesn't look good. Six o'clock was Celtics Nation showing up to celebrate. They d...
by super390
Sun May 15, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Game Thread: Birmingham Stallions (4-0) at Philadelphia Stars (2-2), Sun 15 May, 12 p.m. ET, NBC
Replies: 35
Views: 511

Re: Game Thread: Birmingham Stallions (4-0) at Philadelphia Stars (2-2), Sun 15 May, 12 p.m. ET, NBC

That is true of every new league now. TV money dwarfs live gate in every sport except maybe baseball. You'd have to go down to minor league hockey or indoor football to see survival dependent on live gate. But once you separate a TV network from ownership of teams, the new owner needs that live gate...
by super390
Thu May 05, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Clock changes to speed up game?
Replies: 36
Views: 724

Re: Clock changes to speed up game?

I was surprised Fox didn't try harder to shorten the games in the first place. Affiliates really hate it when sports programming spills over into shows they've sold local ad time for. Keep the clock running in every quarter except the last 2 minutes of each half. Cut down to two time outs per half. ...
by super390
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: USFL Ball hard to kick
Replies: 31
Views: 1174

Re: USFL Ball hard to kick

Ya I saw reports the ball is lopsided and 5 oz heavier which qbs were saying makes it near impossible to throw correctly The issue with QBs is that its used by refs for ball placement. Kicking not an issue Ya but the chains are still on the sideline, it’d be a really easy fix imo I recall Pat Summe...
by super390
Mon Apr 18, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Game Thread: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh - Monday, April 18 - 7:00pm (ET) - FS1
Replies: 42
Views: 892

Re: Game Thread: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh - Monday, April 18 - 7:00pm (ET) - FS1

At least the Bandits and Maulers are playing like their original USFL versions. The Bandits have the best passing game, and the Maulers are hopeless.
by super390
Sat Apr 16, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: OT: ESPN feature on the WFL
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: OT: ESPN feature on the WFL

Oh, on top of that the WFL did not split the gate. So if you were keeping your team going off of gate receipts, but you had a 3-game road trip coming up, tough tamales. Late in the season, though, some teams were making so little money at home that they sold off home dates in exchange for a private ...
by super390
Sat Apr 16, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: OT: ESPN feature on the WFL
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: OT: ESPN feature on the WFL

I just started reading Ryan Hockensmith's story on the old World Football League. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/33730117/the-renegade-took-nfl-nba-nhl Whoops, I linked to that same story over at the USFL board. I think the article goes easy on Davidson, who was its protagonist. Because I've s...