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Anyone watching the XFL?
So far while the execution has been lacking (not surprising) it has been pretty entertaining. Great atmosphere in the stadium, the players are very much into it and some of the "tweaks" are pretty interesting. Plus, I'm really enjoying all the microphones and insider stuff.
02-08-2020 03:07 PM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
They have some good stuff. Kick-off formation is interesting. Listening to the replay official talk to the ref is great.
02-08-2020 06:31 PM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
Be more inclined to watch if they had a Huskie....
....checked rosters and there are 17 players listed from MAC schools:

DC Defenders
Tyree Jackson, Buffalo QB
James O'Hogen, Buffalo OC
Donnie Ernsdenger, WMU TE

NY Guardians
Teo Redding, BG WR
Bryce Jones, Akron CB
John Kling, Buffalo T

St. Louis Battlehawks
Alonzo Russell, UT WR
Casey Sales, Ohio, DT

Tampa Bay Vipers
Jake Schun, Buffalo P
Ike Spearman, EMU LB
Isaiah Williams, Akron OT

Dallas Renegades
John Keenoy, WMU OG
Asantay Brown, WMU LB
Willie Beavers, WMU OT

Houston Roughnecks
Nick Holley, KSU RB

Los Angeles Wildcats
Storm Norton, UT OT

Seattle Dragons
Sergio Bailey, EMU WR
02-08-2020 08:44 PM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
(02-08-2020 08:44 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  Be more inclined to watch if they had a Huskie....
....checked rosters and there are 17 players listed from MAC schools:

DC Defenders
Tyree Jackson, Buffalo QB
James O'Hogen, Buffalo OC
Donnie Ernsdenger, WMU TE

NY Guardians
Teo Redding, BG WR
Bryce Jones, Akron CB
John Kling, Buffalo T

St. Louis Battlehawks
Alonzo Russell, UT WR
Casey Sales, Ohio, DT

Tampa Bay Vipers
Jake Schun, Buffalo P
Ike Spearman, EMU LB
Isaiah Williams, Akron OT

Dallas Renegades
John Keenoy, WMU OG
Asantay Brown, WMU LB
Willie Beavers, WMU OT

Houston Roughnecks
Nick Holley, KSU RB

Los Angeles Wildcats
Storm Norton, UT OT

Seattle Dragons
Sergio Bailey, EMU WR

Juwuan Johnson is on the NY team.
02-08-2020 09:57 PM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
I watched. Not bad
I will be watching both games on Sunday.
02-08-2020 11:52 PM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
(02-08-2020 09:57 PM)TXHuskieJA26 Wrote:  
(02-08-2020 08:44 PM)uiniu57 Wrote:  Be more inclined to watch if they had a Huskie....
....checked rosters and there are 17 players listed from MAC schools:

DC Defenders
Tyree Jackson, Buffalo QB
James O'Hogen, Buffalo OC
Donnie Ernsdenger, WMU TE

NY Guardians
Teo Redding, BG WR
Bryce Jones, Akron CB
John Kling, Buffalo T

St. Louis Battlehawks
Alonzo Russell, UT WR
Casey Sales, Ohio, DT

Tampa Bay Vipers
Jake Schun, Buffalo P
Ike Spearman, EMU LB
Isaiah Williams, Akron OT

Dallas Renegades
John Keenoy, WMU OG
Asantay Brown, WMU LB
Willie Beavers, WMU OT

Houston Roughnecks
Nick Holley, KSU RB

Los Angeles Wildcats
Storm Norton, UT OT

Seattle Dragons
Sergio Bailey, EMU WR

Juwuan Johnson is on the NY team.

That's awesome! Go Huskies!
02-09-2020 01:55 AM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
Tommy Lee Lewis was drafted, but googling him it looks like he was resigned by the Saints a few weeks ago. Hope he makes the roster there again.
02-09-2020 09:19 AM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
I don't think I'll watch, but I do hope one of these 'minor league' football leagues can make it, I think it's needed.

Tyree Jackson, sure seems like a kid that got some bad advice. With QBs, it's so much about getting snaps, and he had so many snaps left to take in college, could have become a much surer thing. But playing here, doesn't mean he's done.
02-09-2020 10:59 AM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
I watched part of the second game yesterday. Interesting to say the least. I think they need to change the name, as the XFL was a huge failure in the early 2000s. What exactly does the "X" stand for? Xtreme? XXX? Xtra football? Seems like a middle schooler picked the name? Perhaps AFA - American Football Association?
02-09-2020 11:08 AM
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Part of the reason the XFL tanked is because its biggest game early on -- NBC primetime on Saturday night -- went dark in the middle of the broadcast. It could never recover from that disaster. That won't happen this time.
02-10-2020 10:19 AM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
I think I would be cool if the XFL or any new league set up their teams by college conferences. A B1G and MAC team in the Midwest. I think a MAC all-star team would be competitive with a B1G all-star team AFTER all their top talent went to the NFL. rivalries would carry over from college. Probably violates some right to work laws, but I’d definitely follow the MAC team closely. Maybe even buy some swag. Ten teams..FCS players can only play for G5 teams.
02-10-2020 10:50 AM
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RE: Anyone watching the XFL?
(02-10-2020 10:19 AM)IWokeUpLikeThis Wrote:  Part of the reason the XFL tanked is because its biggest game early on -- NBC primetime on Saturday night -- went dark in the middle of the broadcast. It could never recover from that disaster. That won't happen this time.

Gonna have to disagree. If the product on the field was good enough, and not so full of gimmicks, then the league would have been more successful. A technical snafu during a game didn't sink the entire league.

The 2nd half of the XFL schedule will compete directly with the NCAA basketball tournament and then the beginning of the baseball season. Ratings are fine now, but its new and ratings were good for the AFL (or whatever that was called...AAF?) after the first week too and then tanked after. The XFL has enough money behind it to survive the season, but they're going to struggle for ratings in March and we'll see how much ESPN wants to continue to beat the horse when even their own broadcasts (SportsCenter and all the talk shows) will spend about 2 seconds talking about the XFL and will be focused on men's basketball and baseball.
02-10-2020 12:04 PM
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(02-09-2020 09:19 AM)golf4501 Wrote:  Tommy Lee Lewis was drafted, but googling him it looks like he was resigned by the Saints a few weeks ago. Hope he makes the roster there again.

Whatever happened to Joel Bougnou (sp), the RB from Aurora Christian. He was in AAF.
02-11-2020 11:33 AM
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