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Waluigi
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remember that shit? what a horrible idea.

2/28/2006 2:32:37 PM

whtmike2k
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HE HATE ME





didnt they have strippers as the cheerleaders? couldnt have been that bad an idea

2/28/2006 2:34:40 PM

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XFL Guy: "We'll take all the rage and testosterone from football,"
Corporate Guy: "Uh huh..."
XFL Guy: "We kick it up three, maybe four notches,"
Corporate Guy: "Right.."
XFL Guy: "And then we add the WWF!"

[long, awkward pause]

Corporate Guy: "WWF ... ... you don't mean wrestling, do you?"

2/28/2006 2:44:08 PM

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MOVIE IDEA NUMBER 2,305: ADAM SANDLER IS TRAPPED ON AN ISLAND AND FALLS IN LOVE WITH A COCONUT.

....Yes! It's flawless!

2/28/2006 2:48:32 PM

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The $1,000,000 game!

They'll play extra hard in it! Teamwork baby!

2/28/2006 3:25:17 PM

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Who says we dont put people in the league?


Bell, Ricky TE
Shamsid-deen, Hassan DC
Burroughs, Justin OG
Brown, Rod FB
Thomas, Mark TE
Wray, Andre DE

2/28/2006 3:33:12 PM

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I remember they didn't have coin tosses... they sat the ball 10 yards away and let the players run to it and wrestle over it.

2/28/2006 3:36:43 PM

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had hot cheerleaders though

2/28/2006 3:41:18 PM

Waluigi
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proof that vince mcmahon is, in fact, an idiot whose success has only been the result of a select few others like hulk hogan.

rememeber how the ratings got cut in half like every week until the last game, which did like a 1.5 or something?

2/28/2006 3:41:22 PM

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^ In regards to McMahon getting rich, it's called exploitation. It's the business strategy of 95% of U.S. corporations.

2/28/2006 3:43:31 PM

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Best part about the XFL was the no fair catch rule on punts. If you don't catch it and the punting team recovers, then it was their ball. Sweet rule if you like to see people get run over.

2/28/2006 4:40:05 PM

Waluigi
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not to mention they basically just threw teams into old USFL cities and never bothered to get TEAM support. It was all about the league. Name 3 XFL teams w/o looking it up.

2/28/2006 4:51:09 PM

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THEY STILL HAD BETTER TV RATINGS THEN HOCKEY...HA HA!!

2/28/2006 5:08:38 PM

DrOldSchool
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^ I just read that too on wikipedia. I had no idea Vince McMahon tried to buy the CFL.



I would love to hear Jim Ross commentate the Blimp Crash. MY GOOOOOOODDDDDD THE HUMANITY

[Edited on February 28, 2006 at 5:15 PM. Reason : s]

2/28/2006 5:14:17 PM

therooster
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THAT BLIMP HAS A FAMILY, KANG, OH MY GAWD

2/28/2006 7:59:21 PM

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They messed up by showing crappy games on TV. I know its hit or miss but the game on TV would be a blow out no one cares about while other games were going down to the wire. They had some good ideas like someone mentioned before about the coin toss and wasn't the XFL the first to use the overhead camera angle alot????? Id like they had a camera guy on the field in the huddle too

2/28/2006 8:05:23 PM

kimslackey
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^

yeah, they definetely had a lot of great ideas

2/28/2006 8:23:51 PM

hunterb2003
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He hate me

[Edited on February 28, 2006 at 10:03 PM. Reason : damn picture wont work]

2/28/2006 10:03:15 PM

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"THAT BLIMP HAS A FAMILY, KANG, OH MY GAWD"


hahahahahaha

what they needed was him calling their football games

2/28/2006 10:07:33 PM

Waluigi
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yeah, the NBC crews were actually very good. it was NBC that gave us the overhead cam we see used currently by ABC and ESPN.

what really killed the league was having the WWF stigma attached, no media outlets would cover any of the games, they didnt see them as legit.

^ actually...he did call some games. jim ross called atlanta falcons games before he got into wrestling later on.

[Edited on February 28, 2006 at 10:23 PM. Reason : .]

2/28/2006 10:22:25 PM

Flyin Ryan
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3 teams (I think):

New York-New Jersey Hitmen (aside: I absolutely hate the New York-New Jersey name, just call it New York)
Birmingham Blitz
Memphis Maniax

2/28/2006 11:02:11 PM

DrOldSchool
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Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler called XFL games too

2/28/2006 11:16:33 PM

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"I remember they didn't have coin tosses... they sat the ball 10 yards away and let the players run to it and wrestle over it"


didn't one of the players get seriously hurt doing that one time? seems like he landed awkwardly and broke his neck or something.

2/28/2006 11:19:17 PM

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wait a sec, steve smith played in this league?

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http://www.officialxfl.com/Stats/Roster/bolts_roster.asp

3/1/2006 3:58:00 AM

rallydurham
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^ Steve Smith played at Utah... not Utah State


My buddy bet $1,000 on the LA team one game and won... now thats funny.


They ruined the league by making pass interference legal. It made it impossible to throw the ball... terrible idea.

3/1/2006 6:35:34 AM

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I liked the XFL. One of their biggest problems was that they didn't realize there is only so much you can do with football. You can't make it into some kind of NFL Blitz, or "extreme football" becomes "extreme injuries".
I just like the idea of football in the spring and a league that doesn't take itself too serious. NFL Europe is too much like the NFL, and its boring and who cares b/c teams arent in USA.
I was very young, but I do remember watching USFL. Also seen some on ESPN Classic. It was good football. Problem was, it was trying to compete with NFL rather than just be a lesser league in offseason.

Biggest thing I liked about XFL...I made a lot of money on that shit.

Best play ever for me. They had this rule that you could jam the receivers all the way down the field. Thats the way it used to be way back before the 5-yard rule. Anyway, I saw this rule, and I knew scores would be way down. So, I played a LOT of UNDERS.
In week 4 or so, I had teased to UNDERS, 7 points each. Middle of the week, they changed the rule to normal and I teased both OVERS. I had something like 20 points difference in both games, had $200 on each, and won them both, about $400. It was awesome.

3/1/2006 6:41:37 PM

varsityblues
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Main other things I remember. LA had a team and won it all with QB Tommy Maddox, who was league MVP. Of course, I remember HeHateMe, who played for Las Vegas??? Not sure.

First game I remember Bosworth commentary and it came down to a mad scramble trying to get a last second FG to win it. As ball goes through for the win, Boz yells "THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!"

I used to like to hear Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross do the games. That was great. "Ah, dammit King, theres carnage, carnage all over the field". And Lawler would see the cheerleaders and say, "Look, puppies, puppies" about the girls' tits.

Yeah, I guess the league was pretty good after all.

3/1/2006 6:44:48 PM

Sleik
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^^^ ahh, they didn't post height/weight on that site so I thought maybe it was a mistype

[Edited on March 2, 2006 at 4:48 PM. Reason : I think that steve smith I posted about is in the Arena League now, he's 5'9'' 175]

3/2/2006 4:47:10 PM

scotieb24
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OH WE BACK?

1/25/2018 1:43:15 PM

Sweden
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Put a team in Carter-Finley. It's been a long 27 years without professional football there.

[Edited on January 25, 2018 at 1:47 PM. Reason : foo]

1/25/2018 1:46:52 PM

LudaChris
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Can't wait to hear their stance on CTE.

1/25/2018 2:21:33 PM

sgb
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and their opinions on kneeling during anthems

1/25/2018 3:28:49 PM

HCH
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What folds first. XFL or TWW?

1/25/2018 3:35:41 PM

Dynasty2004
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I think it could work now.

1/25/2018 3:45:57 PM

Zel
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https://www.cbssports.com/wwe/news/this-is-the-xfl-again-controversial-football-league-set-to-return-in-2020/amp/

1/25/2018 4:28:31 PM

justinh524
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The XFL failed the first time because the football was bad. That's it.

1/25/2018 4:28:38 PM

Lionheart
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"I think it could work now."


I think the lack of an NFL Europe as a developmental league and a less gimmicky product are reasons why this could work.

But I think once you start saying no protesting and no criminal records (He even said a DUI will disqualify) and the approach that this sounds like some sort of moralistic thing will limit your player base.

I think what McMahon is probably really gunning for is to roll 2 teams into the NFL as expansion franchises if it has some success. That way he gets in on that massive NFL money whereas they wouldn't probably just let him buy a team (if he even has the money). NFL owners don't want a Mark Cuban or Al Davis type in the league.

1/25/2018 5:40:32 PM

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Yeah I get the no kneeling and no criminals as an obvious appeal to certain people. But it seems like you’re hamstringing the league right out the gate. Who wouldn’t wanna see Johnny Manziel feast on the XFL, for example? As others say. The need for a developmental league is there but stipulations like this aren’t gonna help it get going.

Also it’s to me funny how the original XFL was bad boy rebels. Not so much this time around I guess.

But. If you’re going this route. Why not have one team of heels. All criminals and kneeling guys. That’d be more fun than what they’ve described.

1/25/2018 6:20:57 PM

Big4Country
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This will probably fail. It's a minor league.

1/25/2018 6:38:15 PM

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"I think what McMahon is probably really gunning for is to roll 2 teams into the NFL as expansion franchises if it has some success."


1/25/2018 7:46:07 PM

justinh524
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MAKE FOOTBALL GREAT AGAIN

1/25/2018 8:03:58 PM

bdmazur
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"Name 3 XFL teams w/o looking it up"


Hitmen
Outlaws
Xtreme

But those are the only three I can remember.

The only thing I remember from watching a game is that the sideline reporter was broadcast on the big stadium speakers, and she said something inappropriate and every single player got called for a false start when they reacted to it.

1/25/2018 8:22:41 PM

Lionheart
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^^^I didn't say that was a likely or realistic outcome

I think anyone is pretty delusional to try something against an entrenched league with antitrust protection

1/25/2018 8:25:54 PM

justinh524
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Maniax

1/25/2018 8:33:10 PM

cptinsano
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Remember Slamball?

1/25/2018 9:57:18 PM

ncstatetke
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Twitter seems to think Mario Williams is interested in playing

I'm sure he still has some ability left

1/25/2018 10:13:39 PM

thegoodlife3
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I still have my official XFL football

had to break that badboy out today

1/25/2018 10:32:31 PM

cptinsano
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My favorite thing is that he didn't even pay for a new logo.

1/26/2018 12:27:56 AM

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I watched part of a game on youtube for nostalgia last night. It was bad!

- Different camera angles all over the place
- JR announcing. He said "late arriving Los Angeles crowd" at least 5 times (He was actually entertaining, but I think it would get old quickly)
- Cut to a skanky cheerleader in a bikini who said she liked the beach
- They had lots of mics on the field that would pick up random player chat. It sounded like something out of a video game.

[Edited on January 26, 2018 at 10:07 AM. Reason : a walk on kicker shanked a chip shot field goal terribly]

1/26/2018 10:06:10 AM

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yeah i don't see anyway this rises about the challenges of 1) producing quality football and 2) producing a quality broadcast of it.

1/26/2018 12:33:02 PM

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