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by Tank55
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: SBJ: BREAKING - USFL Return confirmed, to play in 2/4 Markets
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: SBJ: BREAKING - USFL Return confirmed, to play in 2/4 Markets

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:40 pm Probably, but the poor attendance in Birmingham for games not involving the Stallions—and only marginal improvement in Canton—may force their hand.
Let's hope. But two hubs gives you enough games with home crowds for FOX and NBC, and they can hide the rest of the cable networks/Peacock.
by Tank55
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The Rock on Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: The Rock on Expansion

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:48 pm The problem is that there are no billionaires in Hawaii—maybe one at the time, but he never showed any interest in sports and I don't remember his name.
How much is the Rock worth?
by Tank55
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The Rock on Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: The Rock on Expansion

MarkNelson wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:45 pm You might not think so, but if there is an investor in Hawaii that is ready to purchase a franchise. Then there would be a business reason.
Exactly. A single-entity league isn't going to put a football team in Hawaii. A single rich guy or gal who really wants to own a team in Hawaii might.
by Tank55
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: SBJ: BREAKING - USFL Return confirmed, to play in 2/4 Markets
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: SBJ: BREAKING - USFL Return confirmed, to play in 2/4 Markets

If they're saying 2-4, it's going to be 2.
by Tank55
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL

4th&long wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:11 pmI assume you are saying that rabid fan base that goes to games will now sign up for AppleTV in sizable numbers? I don't buy that...
Fine. But understand that's what Apple is buying, not their TV ratings.
by Tank55
Sun Jun 26, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL

Right, they want subscribers. And despite their national TV ratings, MLS is positioned to deliver. USFL can sleepwalk to respectable broadcast ratings, but they wouldn't be able to move the needle for a paid platform. (Just ask Peacock.) Because they are different. And that's OK. They both have thin...
by Tank55
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The Rock on Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 635

Re: The Rock on Expansion

I don't think Hawaii has much to offer the league from a traditional perspective, but if the league does achieve viability, they do start selling franchises, and Johnson is in a position to take a franchise for himself, I could see him wanting to own XFL Honolulu. But as he says, a lot has to happen...
by Tank55
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL

They aren't 'dunking' on MLS they are comparing TV ratings to MLS that just got a $250mm (less prod costs) from Apple. Fox is looking at TV rating not attendance. Come on you know that. :) And you know that they're basically inverses of one another, so comparing them along a single dimension is com...
by Tank55
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:39 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: SBJ: Fox, NBC pleased with USFL

I love them dunking on the MLS TV ratings. Congratuloser. Do MLS press releases brag about outdrawing the USFL at the gate?
by Tank55
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: USFL Discussion
Topic: Playoff Game Thread: Philadelphia Stars (6-4) at New Jersey Generals (9-1), Sat 25 June, 3:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Replies: 69
Views: 645

Re: Playoff Game Thread: Philadelphia Stars (6-4) at New Jersey Generals (9-1), Sat 25 June, 3:00 p.m. ET, FOX

I don't necessarily dislike it, just clarifying. They should have marketed this as the Division Championship Games rather than the Semifinals.