@mikemitchell, I figured as much as i've been reading, trying to keep up with all the updates. I've been following the XFL, and The Spring League for some time, of course as well the NFL way before these 2 leagues.
It was sad to see the AFF disband before it had a chance. It was the first real opportunity for players to be able to cross over, without having to go to the CFL. I liked the concept as it seemed like a true funnel for overlooked players to make it to the NFL, or to the NFL.
It's nice to see the XFL, and the Spring League come back from their previous runs. Brian Woods especially putting together a very solid program again with the Spring League. I guess if guys don't get an invite, there is a chance to be invited to the Spring League, and hopefully make something happen.
The CFL already had tryouts going on, right after the Draft, and guys who were invited to NFL mini camps, couldn't make it. So then that opportunity gets missed, and then when ya think about it, only 100 invites to the XFL showcases, being so many players out there with NFL experience, mixed with street prospects, and now allowing college guys, it seems still kinda limited.
It would be nice to have in addition to all of these new leagues, to bring back the American football league again, in addition to the NFL.
Do you think there will ever be a true developmental league for football? By the way you seem very knowledgeable about the XFL.