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Old 01-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #25
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The NFL needs a minor leagues. With their support and affiliation, it will last. Without it, it won't last 6 weeks.
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:11 AM   #26
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our country just needs another leauge
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:32 PM   #27
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The NFL needs a minor leagues. With their support and affiliation, it will last. Without it, it won't last 6 weeks.
That is actually a great idea. Hockey and baseball have great attendance numbers for their affiliates. I'm in Alaska where our ECHL team is the Aces and its an affiliate of the St Louis Blues. I've talked to many people in games and thats a reason why they go. The feeling that they could later be seeing these guys in the pros.

As far as this website, looks awful. Compare this to the UFL website www.ufl-football.com and tell me what looks legit and what doesn't. Unless the USFL wants to come out and put out press releases that they would be open to signing Mike Vick if he fails in his attempted comeback, or puts out a press release at all, I'm stamping this one B.S.
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:20 PM   #28
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The NFL needs a minor leagues. With their support and affiliation, it will last. Without it, it won't last 6 weeks.
No. Football is a much different sport than baseball, basketball or hockey. Careers are very short and the physical damage one takes doesn't lend itself to a minor league system. You have a college system that feeds the pro league.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:58 PM   #29
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Yes but there are late bloomers and with the financial status of the AFL and differences of the CFL, there is no real place for them to polish their skills. The NBA is the same way with using the NCAA as a minor league, but they also have the European leagues to draw from. A true minor league to the NFL would not be a bad thing.
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:57 PM   #30
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the usfl was a fun league. i went to a couple oakland invaders games and it was a lot of fun. this is a spring league. after the third season, there were a few teams that could have played in the nfl.

they were drafting and signing top college talent away from the nfl. there was a court case involving HB gary anderson, san diego's number one draft choice, regarding the two contracts he signed with SD and the tampa bay bandits. steve young signed a $50 mil contract with the LA express. it was the richest pro football contract at the time. reggie white played for memphis showboats before moving on to the nfl. there were more than a couple future hall of famers playing in that league.

attendance was growing and the league was fun to watch. cable tv was in it's infancy. had the usfl been developed only a few years later, it would not have even had to compete with fall football. it would have found it's own tv niche and done very well. while they had teams in large markets, they wisely chose markets that lost or wanted nfl teams.

there were some innovations we see in the nfl later, like the run and shoot offense was developed there. before warren moon went crazy with it, it was run by jim kelly in usfl houston.

the problem was donald trump wanted to compete with the nfl. he sued the nfl and won. the settlement awarded was $1. there are stories the jurors didn't know they could assign more money, but something didn't sound right about the decision on the dollar amount. who knows what really happened.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:01 PM   #31
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Well there are a few Semi-Pro Football leagues out there. It would be cool if the NFL threw their weight behind one of them and actually set up a minor league team that would play in the NFL off-Season.

It would work because NFL players who never really panned out would want something like this so they could work on their skills.
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