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HaLo
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8 teams, start play tomorrow at 2pm. 10 week season.

Rule differences https://www.xfl.com/en-US/rules

Does it make it to the championship game on 4/26??

2/7/2020 10:38:15 PM

HaLo
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NC State Players

Johnathon Alston CB Seattle
Mike Stevens CB LA
Jack Tocho Safety LA


Marc Trestman is head coach of TB

2/7/2020 10:47:20 PM

justinh524
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and Jalan McClendon is a QB for LA.

2/7/2020 11:42:04 PM

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Going to a DC game in March if the league makes it that far.

2/8/2020 1:00:28 AM

Flyin Ryan
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Vince McMahon has an ungodly amount of money from TV deals for WWE and Saudi Arabia. It'll make it to the title game.

2/8/2020 3:39:31 PM

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Some of the presentation, ie interviewing players immediately after big plays, and having coaches mic'd up during the game are cool, but the football itself just isn't that good. Some of it may be from the fact that it's the first game of the season, but some is also from the level of talent.

[Edited on February 8, 2020 at 3:47 PM. Reason : that last play was fun though]

2/8/2020 3:46:26 PM

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Always hear it said people want more football but they want more college and NFL football.

I don’t see this working just like it hasn’t worked previously. Yes previous iteration had issues, some major but if people really wanted it most of the issues were correctable. Ultimately no amount of rule shifts, recognizable coaches, or even quality reserve level players will make this work.

I think the only way it would work is if you somehow expanded the nfl draft, held it around the Super Bowl then created minor league teams filled with drafted rookies and 2nd string players from a certain franchise, more similar to the NBA G league or minor league baseball. I think more people would watch if there was a sense that “these guys could be the future Of my team.” But the NFLPA wouldn’t go for it and the result is just average football played by average players who couldn’t cut it in the NFL. I don’t think there is a market for that.

2/8/2020 6:45:08 PM

laxman490
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the xfl at least figured out a better kickoff than the nfl

2/8/2020 6:55:36 PM

HaLo
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Jalan McClendon 1/4 0yds 1int 2sacks

LOL

2/8/2020 9:29:26 PM

justinh524
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Dang he put up a Finley-esque stat line

2/8/2020 10:10:58 PM

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Which Finley?

2/8/2020 10:36:06 PM

justinh524
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it doesn't matter, it's genetic.

2/8/2020 10:41:33 PM

natureboy
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Watched a few minutes of the Houston LA game. From what I saw it looked like decent quality football.

2/9/2020 11:03:02 AM

HaLo
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It wasn’t terrible football, some pretty bad throws from QBs though. The fact that it wasn’t a gimmicky broadcast like the original XFL works in its favor. The problem is it’s clearly not the “best in the world” like you get in the NFL so unless you have some connection to the teams or the cities it’s not gonna be on the top of your list to watch.

2/9/2020 11:17:16 AM

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Yeah from what I've watched the game quality isn't terrible but you can definitely see the struggles of a new and growing league, especially with having everyone mic'd up. There are times there'll be 2-3 people talking overtop of each other, and sometimes the camera operators don't know what to show on replays, especially that Renegades-Battlehawks injury play

2/9/2020 6:54:44 PM

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Watched for about 15 minutes total. The only difference I liked from the NFL was hearing the offensive play calls out loud. I don't think they would do that in the NFL because of the proprietary nature of play books.

2/10/2020 11:43:09 AM

marko
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I couldn’t tell who was talking half the time.

2/10/2020 12:38:33 PM

wdprice3
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if you watched this with the expectation of nfl play, you have stupid expectations.

2/10/2020 5:04:30 PM

justinh524
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i saw that pat mcafee is involved. can't stand him, won't be watching.

2/10/2020 5:08:22 PM

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I too am not a big Pat McAfee fan.

2/10/2020 5:23:09 PM

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I enjoyed the portions of games I saw this weekend. A lot of talk in here about inferior game quality but there are some BAD nfl games too, especially early season.

One of my favorite moments was when there was a goal line play during the Dallas game and they showed the offensive and defensive coordinators calling plays. The OC had some long drawn out play call, they cut to the DC and he just says something to the effect of "rush everyone". The offense scored on that play and Pat MaAfee said that that was the most hilarious defensive playcalling he's ever seen. Might've been a you need to be there moment but it was pretty hilarious

2/10/2020 7:15:30 PM

rayef3rw
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DROD - after that game, LA fired their DC

2/10/2020 8:41:04 PM

wdprice3
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Quote :
" A lot of talk in here about inferior game quality but there are some BAD nfl games too, especially early season."

2/11/2020 9:35:56 AM

rayef3rw
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Defenders are TEARING UP the NY Guardians right now

2/15/2020 3:57:27 PM

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