UFL?

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  1. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    I heard something on espn about there might be a new football league created called the UFL. Has anyone else heard about this?
     
  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    ESPN.com for the win.

    I read it today. It won't happen.

    (synopsis: Mark Cuban wants to start an 8 team football league to compete with the NFL. ESPN.com is running a story.)
     
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    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Didn't that fail?
     
  4. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    Heh. *remembers XFL*

    NO! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!
     
  5. King Starscream

    King Starscream <b><font color=blue>The Royal Seeker</font></b> Veteran

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    The league that brought us "He hate me"

    I don't think this league is going to last if it even gets off the ground. World League tried something by being international (with teams in the US), but now they're the NFL's developmental league. Arena Football is a nice diversion, but it's like the Pheonix Suns of football: All scoring, all the time.
     
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    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    :lol  That's the first thing that popped into my head too.
     
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    Mr. Jiggles loves your mother.

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    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    Let's see history of competition:
    AFL (1960) - began merger with NFL in 1966 (though wasn't finalized until 1970)
    WFL (1973) - folded in 1975
    USFL (1982) - folded in 1985
    XFL (2001) - folded in 2001

    Yeah, I don't see this league working either. The only way I see it working is if the owners are smart about it and don't in-fight. USFL probably would've been good competition for NFL if they hadn't been arguing amongst themselves. They played in the spring so that really gave America more football and a reason why they were successful, but the Donald wanted to move them to the fall.
     
  9. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Don't get me started on the XFL!:mad 
     
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    UFL's goal is to bring football to markets that don't have a football team (Los Angelas, Mexico City, San Antonio, Orlando, Nashville, etc.) and then try and compete around the same time as the NFL.

    It'll fail. Horribly. But may be good for a laugh or too.

    The XFL failed because it was pretty much WWE but with spandex.
     
  11. King Starscream

    King Starscream <b><font color=blue>The Royal Seeker</font></b> Veteran

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    They do have spandex. Lots of it.
     
  12. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Will smack your bitch

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    I wonder if P Diddy will buy a team.
     
  13. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Didnt they allready try this?
     

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