HVGuardian wrote: ↑Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:37 am
Sounder wrote: ↑Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:35 pm
I thought FOX made the TSL games on Saturdays look really good presentation wise,. kinda like the XFL games of 2020....so I'm thinking this USFL with brandings at least older fans know, and younger ones can attach too...with the expected lot of not yet ready for NFL players would potentially do a million viewers and that would please FOX.
The only way I see the XFL as it was getting back on the field is if Vince gains a passion for it again and can reacquire it from Dwayne perhaps. They're going nowhere with it.
Unfortunately, I have to agree. I was a huge XFL 2.0 fan but even I have checked out at this point due to a lack of progress/news.
Originally, I was very excited that The Rock, RBC, and DG bought the XFL and I was confident it would return. As time goes by, it feels more and more mike my faith was misplaced.
I’m going all in on the USFL, at least for now. I feel pretty good about them actually playing football which is a lot more than I can say about the XFL….
The XFL 3.0 team of DG/RBC/Rk need to start spending... something they have not yet done. In fact all they said and we've heard is that they need a "lucrative" media rights deal before they spend any money. That has to change or I don't see them moving forward.
As far as USFL. We don't know how it will be structured. It could run the gammit of a straight up rebrand of the TSL 2021 model to AAF/XFL like league. I think it will be in the middle and likely all focused on cost.
I could see them targeting 30-40% the cost of AAF/XFL during games and camp. That would mean $30-40mm a year or less. But it could be less.
Comparing to AAF/XFL: Look for smaller rosters and coaching staffs, no team GMs, shorter camp, less weekly player pay (or none), joint front/back offices, some teams may be pure travel to start, shorter season (8 games), remote/virtual TV announcers like TSL, using NFL training refs, in field and on jersey advertising, low priced tickets and plenty of promos, less expensive coaches-or paying them less, minimizing flight travel by team placement, reserve players at reduced cost,etc...
If they can pull off a season for $35mm this will survive into 2023 and then survive and grow.