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Vince McMahon starting new football league (again)?
https://sports.yahoo.com/vince-mcmahon-m...19710.html

There were a few things that came out last week, but now Vince has sold off $100 million of his stock in WWE to fund other sports related business in his new company, Alpha Entertainment, with a new football league being likely.

He’s applied for trademark to UFL, URFL, URFL, and United Football League.

I have no idea if such a league will work, but if it gets even one season like the XFL did I could totally see Manziel playing in it.
(This post was last modified: 12-21-2017 09:30 PM by Phlipper33.)
12-21-2017 09:29 PM
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RE: Vince McMahon starting new football league (again)?
At this stage, no league is gonna challenge the NFL. Now maybe he can work some kind of political angle based on some of the politically incorrect things the NFL players have done recently to draw fans and viewers away from it but let's be real here. The NFL is too mainstream to be toppled over by some newcomer league and it has too many teams at this point to merge with another league. There's only about 5-10 NFL caliber markets left anyways.

What he ought to do is promote a mainstream league in a sport that has almost crossed the threshold, such as lacrosse or soccer. He could fund the MLS, bring over some big international superstars and make it a truly international league. That would be a way wiser investment.
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RE: Vince McMahon starting new football league (again)?
I think there’s a good dozen markets or so that don’t currently have an NFL team that could support a football team, plus several existing markets could support another team if it played in the spring instead of the fall.

East: Toronto, Milwaukee, Columbus, Louisville, Memphis, Birmingham, Norfolk, RTP, Orlando, St Louis

West: Vancouver, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, Salt Lake, San Antonio, Oklahoma City

If you’re looking at a league attendance in the 30,000-40,000 range any combination of these cities would be great. You’d probably need to have franchises in NY, LA, and Chicago to make the league more legit.

You can potentially have some immediate star power with possible QBs Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel. Don’t have the three year out of high school rule and you’ll get some 4 and 5 star recruits, especially in the running back position, straight out of high school before the NFL can get them.

You won’t be able to pay players what the NFL does, but you can pay them earlier, and you can eventually get some really good talent. It wouldn’t happen right away, but if patient a spring league could really take off. It could likely be comparable to MLS within 5-10 years, possibly surpassing it by then.

Would McMahon and any other owners by that patient, and/or be willing to accept that the NFL would still be top dog? Who knows.

Of course fewer kids are being allowed to play football, as health issues are really causing parents to be hesitant on what their kids participate in. MLS would definitely be a safer bet. Being in Texas I know nothing of lacrosse but I have heard it is a growing sport on the coasts. I remember seeing something about a potential cricket league forming in the states as well. Cricket would definitely be the riskiest of those now, but may be completely different story in 30 years.
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RE: Vince McMahon starting new football league (again)?
If he wants to lend the XFL brand to the AFL then I can see it, but even with the knocks the NFL has taken,the public voted with their eyes and their dollar and caused the XFL to fold. He won't be able to do WWF "show" with football.
12-22-2017 06:29 AM
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RE: Vince McMahon starting new football league (again)?
(12-21-2017 11:02 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  At this stage, no league is gonna challenge the NFL. Now maybe he can work some kind of political angle based on some of the politically incorrect things the NFL players have done recently to draw fans and viewers away from it but let's be real here. The NFL is too mainstream to be toppled over by some newcomer league and it has too many teams at this point to merge with another league. There's only about 5-10 NFL caliber markets left anyways.

What he ought to do is promote a mainstream league in a sport that has almost crossed the threshold, such as lacrosse or soccer. He could fund the MLS, bring over some big international superstars and make it a truly international league. That would be a way wiser investment.

Don't forget his wife is a Trump Admin appointee. And Trump hates the NFL (since the USFL days).

I would bet they would try to sell it as a "Patriotic" alternative to the NFL.
12-22-2017 11:46 AM
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RE: Vince McMahon starting new football league (again)?
Vince should drop the XFL and go with USFL. Go with eight USA teams to start with. San Diego, Salt Lake, St Louis, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Canton, NYC Area, & Louisville or Orlando.

He should use the Canadian Football rules & monetary pay scale. Play the CFL schedule. And the USFL Champion plays the Canadian Grey Cup Champions for the North American Championship. The Championship game should be played the second week end of December

He should appeal for the same tax benefits the NFL receives. They should try get a contract with Fox first, if that does not work they should try Trinity Broadcast Channel, OAN (One American News) channel or Max News Channel. Their commentators must be politics free. These channels are already on Direct TV and other outlets.

They should immediately lock up Home Depot, Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A, Ace Hardware , SouthWest Airlines & major oil companies As major advertisers

And most of all they and their players should stay out of politics.
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^ So his wife will resign from the trump admin?
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RE: Vince McMahon starting new football league (again)?
(12-22-2017 01:20 AM)Phlipper33 Wrote:  I think there’s a good dozen markets or so that don’t currently have an NFL team that could support a football team, plus several existing markets could support another team if it played in the spring instead of the fall.

East: Toronto, Milwaukee, Columbus, Louisville, Memphis, Birmingham, Norfolk, RTP, Orlando, St Louis

West: Vancouver, Portland, San Diego, Sacramento, Salt Lake, San Antonio, Oklahoma City

If you’re looking at a league attendance in the 30,000-40,000 range any combination of these cities would be great. You’d probably need to have franchises in NY, LA, and Chicago to make the league more legit.

You can potentially have some immediate star power with possible QBs Tim Tebow and Johnny Manziel. Don’t have the three year out of high school rule and you’ll get some 4 and 5 star recruits, especially in the running back position, straight out of high school before the NFL can get them.

You won’t be able to pay players what the NFL does, but you can pay them earlier, and you can eventually get some really good talent. It wouldn’t happen right away, but if patient a spring league could really take off. It could likely be comparable to MLS within 5-10 years, possibly surpassing it by then.

Would McMahon and any other owners by that patient, and/or be willing to accept that the NFL would still be top dog? Who knows.

Of course fewer kids are being allowed to play football, as health issues are really causing parents to be hesitant on what their kids participate in. MLS would definitely be a safer bet. Being in Texas I know nothing of lacrosse but I have heard it is a growing sport on the coasts. I remember seeing something about a potential cricket league forming in the states as well. Cricket would definitely be the riskiest of those now, but may be completely different story in 30 years.

MLS is losing a ton of money, some say it’s a ponzi scheme. The only reason they make a profit is because of their media arm who also controls the federations media rights.
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