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#1 jumbalaya

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

with all of the changes going on in the NFL, the over emphasis on merchandising and media deals, the girlification of play / rules, no fun league rules, lack of player individuality, overuse of instant replay, way too many commercials and play stoppages, way too much money for under educated over sized athletes, high beer prices, crap food, even tailgating regulations, fake grass and billion dollar domes, no run backs...

Isn't it time for a new league that gets back to playing real football?  3 yards and a cloud of dust.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

Blatant sexism aside, I agree

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:07 PM

A Spring Football league would absolutely work. There is zero question in my mind. Week 1 could be St. Patrick's Day weekend, a 10 game season and the Championship would be the first day of Summer.

I would absolutely watch.

Edited by Why So Serious?, 26 March 2014 - 02:08 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

View Postctk232, on 26 March 2014 - 01:59 PM, said:

Blatant sexism aside, I agree


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

View PostWhy So Serious?, on 26 March 2014 - 02:07 PM, said:

I would absolutely watch.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

This has been attempted and failed miserably.  What you're talking about is minor league football.  Perhaps there's a flag football game in the neighborhood.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:33 PM

View Postjumbalaya, on 26 March 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:

with all of the changes going on in the NFL, the over emphasis on merchandising and media deals, the girlification of play / rules, no fun league rules, lack of player individuality, overuse of instant replay, way too many commercials and play stoppages, way too much money for under educated over sized athletes, high beer prices, crap food, even tailgating regulations, fake grass and billion dollar domes, no run backs...

Isn't it time for a new league that gets back to playing real football?  3 yards and a cloud of dust.

I like it, but the new league, if successful would eventually turn to crap over time like the NFL has.  Other than Buffalo, I cant even watch football any more.  Commercials and stoppages are beyond my pain threshold.  But...I've enjoyed watching football for many years, back to the mid 60's.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:06 PM

View PostWhy So Serious?, on 26 March 2014 - 02:07 PM, said:

A Spring Football league would absolutely work. There is zero question in my mind. Week 1 could be St. Patrick's Day weekend, a 10 game season and the Championship would be the first day of Summer.

I would absolutely watch.

XFL

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:50 PM

at some point the NFL itself will probably back/support another development league like the NBA, MLB & NHL do.

Edited by papazoid, 26 March 2014 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

View Postjumbalaya, on 26 March 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:

Isn't it time for a new league that gets back to playing real football?  3 yards and a cloud of dust.

College football.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

View PostJust Jack, on 26 March 2014 - 06:06 PM, said:



XFL
God I miss the XFL.

#12 KellyToTasker

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

Check this out.  Unions in college athletics is a possibility.   This could change things significantly.


http://my.chicagotri...n-bid-20140326/

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

View Postjumbalaya, on 26 March 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:

with all of the changes going on in the NFL, the over emphasis on merchandising and media deals, the girlification of play / rules, no fun league rules, lack of player individuality, overuse of instant replay, way too many commercials and play stoppages, way too much money for under educated over sized athletes, high beer prices, crap food, even tailgating regulations, fake grass and billion dollar domes, no run backs...



Idn't it great?

Edited by Triple Threat, 26 March 2014 - 09:58 PM.


#14 Why So Serious?

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

View Postpapazoid, on 26 March 2014 - 07:50 PM, said:

at some point the NFL itself will probably back/support another development league like the NBA, MLB & NHL do.
NFL was heavily invested in the Arena League, the games were on the NFL network.
I think that was/is the plan with the Arena League.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:54 PM

View PostWhy So Serious?, on 27 March 2014 - 08:45 AM, said:

NFL was heavily invested in the Arena League, the games were on the NFL network.
I think that was/is the plan with the Arena League.
Arena League gave us Kurt Warner.  I think we need an outdoor league.

#16 The Wiz

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:10 PM

View PostKellyToTasker, on 26 March 2014 - 09:35 PM, said:

Check this out.  Unions in college athletics is a possibility.   This could change things significantly.


http://my.chicagotri...n-bid-20140326/
It's kind of funny that the universities are against this considering all of the booster influence, player payoffs, etc. that happens.  At least if they were considered employees they could pay them off/bribe them legally (but then they have to pay taxes... boo hoo).

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:46 PM

View PostKellyToTasker, on 26 March 2014 - 09:35 PM, said:

Check this out.  Unions in college athletics is a possibility.   This could change things significantly.


http://my.chicagotri...n-bid-20140326/
The NCAA is nothing but a cancer. If College players Unionizing gets rid of the NCAA, I'm all for it....

#18 machine gun kelly

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 05:51 AM

Those guys were such innovators, and now they are all gone. It's sad to see, but appreciated what Wilson did for Buffalo.

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:24 AM

Like to see a no equipment league. No helmets. No shoulder pads. Nothing.
American tackle football the way we all played it - and the way it's still played - by young men in parks across our country from fall through winter.

There was at least one such league here in central nj a couple years back. No pay, just an organized weekend men's league called TownBeef for some reason.  I'm going to google it after this to see if it's still operating.

yep, they're still going strong.. one of my kids played for a couple seasons with a core of guys from his HS team.. lots of tough guys who pretty much police themselves.. Fight Club with a ball :thumbsup:  

http://townbeef.com/

Edited by BackInDaDay, 29 March 2014 - 07:40 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:18 AM

View Postjumbalaya, on 26 March 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:


Isn't it time for a new league that gets back to playing real football?  3 yards and a cloud of dust.
No.   That is exactly the opposite of what the AFL was about.  No one wanted three yards and a cloud of dust then and even fewer want it now.  Look at the ever increasing popularity of CFB, with its spread offenses and blur attacks.

Edited by mannc, 29 March 2014 - 11:19 AM.