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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:32 pm

They were making enough to get by with Vince propping them up, but with the season shutting down it pushed them over the edge.

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Post by Bandit » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:49 pm

Shad Khan should buy it in bankruptcy sale as a joke.

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Post by pixel » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:14 am

Bandit wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:49 pm
Shad Khan should buy it in bankruptcy sale as a joke.
Then move the league to England! Brilliant!
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So is this a direct result of Corona, or did Corona just accelerate its demise?
I'd say there were 50-75% odds that the XFL could've stuck around had all the teams played at smaller soccer-style stadiums and built some traction with local fans. A big problem that the league faced was the attendance numbers, it looks bad to have 20,000 fans sitting in gigantic NFL stadiums designed for 70,000+ people.

The on-field performance wasn't great compared to the NFL, but I think they made the right changes to the rulebook to fit the players' strengths. If the XFL had been around for a few years, it could've saw more competitive play.

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Post by Bandit » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:49 am

$44 mil isn't bad. Vince said he was prepared to lose $100 million a season. But I think he knows the gravy days of TV rights fees might be over since advertisers are pulling out right now.

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Post by pixel » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:24 am

GUYS ITS HAPPENING


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Post by Bandit » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:50 am

I get that he's probably doing Vince McMahon a favor because he hired him when he was broke after college and helped make it possible for him to be one of the biggest movie stars in the world. But my god what a waste of time and money.

The only thing he could do worthwhile is play the 2001 games and do commentary on how awful it is with Kevin Hart like Mystery Science Theater, or that thing with Snoop Dogg watching 1950s NBA. A new season is going to be the same thing no matter who owns it.

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Post by pixel » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:51 am

Bandit wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:50 am
The only thing he could do worthwhile is play the 2001 games and do commentary on how awful it is with Kevin Hart like Mystery Science Theater. A new season is going to be the same thing no matter who owns it.
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Post by Bandit » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:59 am

That was weird when they had wrestlers cut promos before games. I remember Stone Cold Steve Austin started bashing Paul Tagliabue and wrestling fans were like "who the fuck is Paul Tagliabue?" (because he wasn't an attention whore like Roger Goodell you really only saw him presenting the Super Bowl trophy and at the Hall of Fame.)

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