Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Other Sports


ufl...why

Other Sports


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-01-2009, 12:09 AM   #1
Playmaker
 
mlmdub130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 3,159
ufl...why

if you are reading this then you are probably a football fan. i consider myself a pretty big football fanatic, but what is up w the ufl? seriously whats the point? unless they play in the spring i think it will die off like all others have. someone brought it up in a thread earlier and i was just curious if anyone even cared about the ufl

i included an article and a video, apperently they lost over 30 million in the first year, watch the video and you can see why, i have seen high school games with more people there

UFL loses $30 million in opening year | ProFootballTalk.com

__________________
"I don't think anybody should have regrets, especially me, ... You don't regret what you do in your life. If you do it, you do it for a reason."

ST21
mlmdub130 is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 12-01-2009, 12:10 AM   #2
Playmaker
 
mlmdub130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 3,159
Re: ufl...why

^keep in mind that video is from their version of the super bowl
__________________
"I don't think anybody should have regrets, especially me, ... You don't regret what you do in your life. If you do it, you do it for a reason."

ST21
mlmdub130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 05:38 AM   #3
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,612
Re: ufl...why

Well I think they're gradually adding more team. If they set it up right, and I know the UFL and the NFL are talking, it could potentially set up as a sort of minor league system for the NFL
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 08:23 AM   #4
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 80,625
Re: ufl...why

It's not an easy thing to launch a new league. It's going to take time.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
The Starter
 
SolidSnake84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Stephens City, VA
Posts: 1,859
Re: ufl...why

Different people try this every few years...I remember the XFL, the WFL trying to get going...UFL, etc...

People actually can get too much of football. I would probably love to have it year round, but after a while, i'd watch something else.

There isnt a substitute for the NFL....nor is there a competitor. Nothing is ever going to be a serious competitor or threat to the NFL...and there never will be, i don't think.
__________________
Time to nut up or shut up
SolidSnake84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 80,625
Re: ufl...why

If the NFL links up with them as SS says it could work as a minor league system. Otherwise it's a long shot at best.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 09:23 AM   #7
Karma Chameleon (I come and go)
 
jdlea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Annapolis, MD
Age: 29
Posts: 3,087
Re: ufl...why

Quote:
Originally Posted by SolidSnake84 View Post
Different people try this every few years...I remember the XFL, the WFL trying to get going...UFL, etc...

People actually can get too much of football. I would probably love to have it year round, but after a while, i'd watch something else.

There isnt a substitute for the NFL....nor is there a competitor. Nothing is ever going to be a serious competitor or threat to the NFL...and there never will be, i don't think.
But that's not the UFL's goal. The slogan that I heard a few times was "where the future stars come to play." The UFL is very much trying to become a minor league to the NFL from what I've heard on Sirius. With that in mind, I think the league could be a success, but they'd have to work with the NFL, rather the NFL would have to work with them. If that happens, it could be a success.

On a different note, I feel that if they really want to be "where the future stars come to play" why are Tatum Bell, Quinn Gray, JP Losman and a host of other NFL wash outs the best players in that league?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack
Albert Connell is perhaps the worst Redskin I ever had the misfortune of meeting. He's the kind of guy that makes media people covering their favorite team growing up no longer like that team
jdlea is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 12:11 PM   #8
Naega jeil jal naga
 
Dirtbag59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia From: Silver Spring, Maryland
Age: 28
Posts: 14,451
Re: ufl...why

I've just switched to hockey. The Redskins have taken way to many years off my life.
__________________
"Hey baby, wake up from your a sleep." -Zlad

"I feel like Dirtbag has been slowly and methodically trolling the board for a month or so now."
- FRPLG
Dirtbag59 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 08:40 PM   #9
Thank You, Sean.
 
Gmanc711's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Age: 28
Posts: 7,499
Re: ufl...why

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattyk72 View Post
If the NFL links up with them as SS says it could work as a minor league system. Otherwise it's a long shot at best.
Right, like if the Skins' had a couple guys they had "rights" to who were young and like on a practice squad or something, I'd probaboly check it out to see how they do... I'm not say I'd catch every game, but it would be at least sometihng I'd look at if I had nothing to do.
__________________
#21
Gmanc711 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 09:26 PM   #10
Most Interesting Man in the World
 
hooskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Age: 27
Posts: 8,606
Re: ufl...why

Because we have a cap, we cant do relegation with a minor league, but that would be an idea if we go uncapped for a long time. It works well overseas.
__________________
Vacancy
hooskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 10:21 PM   #11
Impact Rookie
 
Skins fan 44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Brazil, IN
Age: 43
Posts: 883
Re: ufl...why

What about the Arena League? Are they back in business net year? I would love for them to merge with the NFL and have the team wear there unis. Maybe there could be a decent Redskins team.
__________________
HTTR!
Skins fan 44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 12:12 PM   #12
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: ufl...why

I just hope the UFL teams get a better mix of uniform colors in the future. The games look like inter-squad scrimmages.
__________________
Not sent from a Droid, iPhone, Blackberry or toaster
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2009, 12:07 PM   #13
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: ufl...why

UFL has a chance to become the new NFL Europe, possibly with a better fan base. Who knows if it will work out though. I watched two of the first games and was honestly impressed; it moved more fluidly and there was more of an even level of play across the whole team, which is a big gripe that I have against college football.
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 06:14 PM   #14
Mr. Brightside
 
Big C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Age: 28
Posts: 4,439
Re: ufl...why

locos 4 lyfe.
__________________
"I don't care what nobody say I'm a be me, stay hood stay real, cause I'm out here grindin'" -Joe Gibbs
Big C is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.24867 seconds with 10 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25