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About 3.5 mill watched.  Did anyone in here watch, and if so will you watch again?  I thought they put a decent product on the field.  Sat. evenings game was entertaining from start to finish.  It had some really good passes, really good catches and some explosive hits that the NFL may have flagged. 

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1 hour ago, fishless said:

About 3.5 mill watched.  Did anyone in here watch, and if so will you watch again?  I thought they put a decent product on the field.  Sat. evenings game was entertaining from start to finish.  It had some really good passes, really good catches and some explosive hits that the NFL may have flagged. 

Is tonight's game televised? 

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I watched one of the games yesterday because it was on so I thought I would check it out.  The game was decent but I just don't have much confidence in it surviving for very long.  It is cool to see some players that weren't quite good enough for the NFL getting another shot though so I hope it pans out.  I will be following it loosely, go Stars!

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I forgot a game was bumped.over to tonight.   The league has got 1 thing going for it thw other spring leagues did not, sportsbook apps.

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Seemed to me like quality of football wasn't that bad, although I'm sure they did their best to make the inaugural game entertaining. We'll see if people continue to pay attention – I'm skeptical. Theres a reason that all past spring football leagues have folded. 

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Watched part of last night's game, I liked the various camera angles, cameras in helmets and such.  The game sucked.  Pittsburgh will never adopt the Maulers dressed in Purple and Orange, The true test will come next year (if they last that long), when they play in their home towns.  There is a long waiting list to buy Steeler season tickets, so if they have inexpensive tickets they may draw some fans. 

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Seems odd to put franchises in NFL cities.

Do they really want to compete for revenue against the Steelers and Buccaneers like say in last nights game?

I can see putting teams in markets like Birmingham with football crazy fans and no NFL teams.

The stands were absolutely empty last night.

It will be interesting to see who survives, the USFL or the XFL. At least the XFL is partnering with the NFL on some things.

Maybe the XFL becomes the NFL D league and saves college football.

SF

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On ‎4‎/‎19‎/‎2022 at 3:07 PM, Stonefish said:

Seems odd to put franchises in NFL cities.

Do they really want to compete for revenue against the Steelers and Buccaneers like say in last nights game?

I can see putting teams in markets like Birmingham with football crazy fans and no NFL teams.

The stands were absolutely empty last night.

It will be interesting to see who survives, the USFL or the XFL. At least the XFL is partnering with the NFL on some things.

Maybe the XFL becomes the NFL D league and saves college football.

SF

I thought that was what the USLF was, the developmental league to the NFL.  And also the platform to experiment with ideas the NFL is considering.  I don't think you will see anyone in the stands for games other than the local team.  But this is how they put the schedule together during Covid.  The product seemed pretty decent again in week 2 for the most part. 

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12 mins ago, fishless said:

I thought that was what the USLF was, the developmental league to the NFL.  And also the platform to experiment with ideas the NFL is considering.  I don't think you will see anyone in the stands for games other than the local team.  But this is how they put the schedule together during Covid.  The product seemed pretty decent again in week 2 for the most part. 

 

Its actually the XFL which has an exclusive player development agreement with the NF through the NFL Alumni Academy.

Some other stuff the XFL is doing with the NFL. I'm not sure if the NFL has any agreements with the USFL.

 

"In February, the XFL announced a collaboration agreement with the NFL to experiment with proposed rules, test new equipment and develop prospective officials and coaches and explore new ways to address player safety."

SF

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11 mins ago, Stonefish said:

 

Its actually the XFL which has an exclusive player development agreement with the NF through the NFL Alumni Academy.

Some other stuff the XFL is doing with the NFL. I'm not sure if the NFL has any agreements with the USFL.

 

"In February, the XFL announced a collaboration agreement with the NFL to experiment with proposed rules, test new equipment and develop prospective officials and coaches and explore new ways to address player safety."

SF

So now we are going to have the XFL and USFL cannibalizing each other in an already very weak market.

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5 mins ago, fishless said:

So now we are going to have the XFL and USFL cannibalizing each other in an already very weak market.

 

It sure seems like it. I can't really see two spring football leagues making it.

SF

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1 min ago, Stonefish said:

 

It sure seems like it. I can't really see two spring football leagues making it.

SF

It's proven to be a challenge over the years for 1 league to make it.  Including 2 previous XFL attempts.

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