Ron78

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  1. You can find gifs that make absolutely anyone look foolish (even if they're not really relevant to the subject matter).
  2. The DC Defenders have finalized their final 52-man roster: https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/xfl-rosters-2020-here-are-the-52-man-rosters-for-all-eight-teams/gdlifutwxnsv1x41iejvex9h1 D.C. Defenders roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College 1 Thompkins, DeAndre WR 5'11" 187 Penn State 2 Rausa, Ty K 5'9" 189 Boise State 3 Jackson, Tyree QB 6'7" 250 Buffalo 4 Rogers, Eli WR 5'11" 176 Louisville 7 Niswander, Hunter P 6'5" 230 Northwestern 9 Rowell, Jalen WR 6'4" Air Force 10 Cobbs, Simmie WR 6'3" 220 Indiana 12 Jones, Cardale QB 6'5" 264 Ohio State 15 Ross, Rashad WR 6'0" 180 Arizona State 16 Palka, Tyler WR 6'0" 197 Gannon 19 Dupre, Malachi WR 6'4" 195 LSU 20 Merritt, Carlos S 6'0" 190 Campbell 21 Grant, Doran CB 5'10" 195 Ohio State 22 Elam, Matt S 5'10" 205 Florida 23 Myrick, Jalen CB 5'10" 201 Minnesota 24 Pumphrey, Donnel RB 5'8" 178 San Diego State 25 Lawrence, Desmond CB 5'11" 187 North Carolina 26 Pressley, Jhurell RB 5'10" 209 New Mexico 28 Campbell, Elijah CB 5'11" 192 Northern Iowa 29 Kinnel, Tyree S 5'11" 210 Michigan 30 Sylve, Bradley CB 6'0" 172 Alabama 31 Brossette, Nick RB 5'11" 210 LSU 32 Abdullah, Khalid RB 5'9" 226 James Madison 38 Thomas, Shamarko S 5'9" 205 Syracuse 42 Khoury, Brian DE 6'3" 238 Carnegie Mellon 51 Johnson, Dorian OG 6'5" 291 Pittsburgh 52 Celestin, Jonathan LB 6'0" 227 Minnesota 53 Thurman, Jameer LB 6'0" 223 Indiana State 54 Massaquoi, Jonathan LB 6'2" 265 Troy 55 Williams, Antwione LB 6'3" 245 Georgia Southern 56 Freeman, KeShun DE 6'2" 259 Georgia Tech 58 Wright, Scooby LB 6'0" 228 Arizona 59 Tarpley, A.J. LB 6'2" 225 Stanford 64 Toth, Jon OC 6'5" 298 Kentucky 69 Boozer, Cole OT 6'5" 306 Temple 72 Tuley-Tillman, Logan OT 6'6" 308 Texas-El Paso 74 Cook, Rishard OG 6'3" 364 UAB 75 Brown, Chris OG 6'4" 315 Southern California 77 O'Hagan, James OC 6'2" 299 Buffalo 78 Bunche, Malcolm OT 6'6" 326 UCLA 79 Wesley, De'Ondre OT 6'6" 320 Brigham Young 80 Ernsberger, Donnie TE 6'3" 241 Western Michigan 85 Hayward, Derrick TE 6'5" 260 Maryland 86 Lee, Khari TE 6'4" 255 Bowie State 90 Anau, Siupeli DT 6'2" 286 Northern Arizona 91 Barnes, Tavaris DE 6'4" 267 Clemson 92 Qualls, Elijah DT 6'1" 337 Washington 93 Sprinkle, Tracy DT 6'2" 287 Ohio State 94 Vakameilalo, Kalani DT 6'3" 322 Oregon State 95 Bigelow, Kenny DT 6'3" 308 West Virginia 96 Bromley, Jay DT 6'3" 297 Syracuse 99 Montgomery, Sam DE 6'3" 248 LSU
  3. The first promotional commercial for the XFL aired during the NFL playoffs:
  4. I think you misunderstood the double-forward pass rule somewhat. The first pass can go forward, it just has to be behind the line of scrimmage. The purpose of this rule is to eliminate flags. In the NFL, two forward passes is illegal, so the ref has to make a judgement call about whether or not the first pass went lateral or went forward. The XFL's double pass rule makes the ref's job easier and makes gadget plays less risky for the offense. So, the main point of it is to reduce flags that stop the game and to increase offensive production. It's not a bad rule once you fully understand it.
  5. For the most part, no. They are mostly designed to reduce flags and referee judgement calls, speed up the game, and make plays a little less dangerous for the players. The rules are definitely offense-friendly though and will probably lead to higher scoring games.
  6. Budgeting is important for a Spring start up league though. The USFL paid big money for "star players" and ended up about $300 million in the red. Cardale Jones is our quarterback, and he is probably the most talented quarterback in the league. Cardale will continue to build his own brand in the XFL.
  7. The idea is to minimize flags and delays and make the game safer for players.
  8. Update 1/7/19: XFL official rule changes have been announced. https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/28438441/xfl-rule-changes-focus-faster-pace-more-excitement
  9. Jerseys for all 8 teams sold out within 24 hours of being posted, so there are a number of "Defenders" jerseys out there at the moment. https://xflnewshub.com/xfl-news/xfl-replica-jerseys-sell-out-within-hours/
  10. Vince has said player safety is a priority this time around. I am sure he wants to minimize any problems that arise from CTE-related injuries. "Overtaking" the Skins right now shouldn't be so hard. Snyder has run the team into the ground. Uniforms have been released.
  11. The lowest single ticket prices are $20, so its $100 for all 5 home games of the regular season. The NCAA tournament in March destroyed the original XFL in the ratings in 2001. They had a big drop off in ratings in March of 2001, and I am sure that is part of the reason.
  12. The new XFL footballs were released. They appear to be team specific and are packaged like Turkey's for the holiday.
  13. Agree with most of that. Production value of the broadcasts will be high. I don't think the logos are so bad. Some of the NFL logos are pretty bland, but they are revered because of their longevity. Imagine how Cleveland sports fans felt when they found out their football team was going to be called the "Browns." Completely agree. If you have never been to Audi Field, this is a good opportunity. It is a super nice stadium, and there are a lot of good restaurants and bars built up in the area now. This is the final team after the draft: Quarterbacks -- Tyree Jackson -- Cardale Jones Running backs -- Khalid Abdullah -- Donnel Pumphrey -- Jhurell Pressley -- John Thomas -- Ryan Yurachek Wide receivers -- Jamal Custis -- Rashard Davis -- Deion Holliman -- Levern Jacobs -- Terrence Lee-Alls -- Tre McBride -- Max McCaffrey -- Richard Mullaney -- DeAndre Thompkins -- Jaylen Smith -- Justin Thomas Tight ends -- Orson Charles -- Khari Lee -- Adrien Robinson -- Dimitrios Tsesmetzis Offensive linemen -- Cole Boozer T -- Chris Brown G -- Rishard Cook G -- Chase Farris G -- Randall Harris T -- Trae Moxley T -- Kyle Murphy T -- James O'Hagan C -- Ronald Patrick C -- Terrone Prescod G -- Jon Toth C -- Casey Tucker T -- Logan Tuley-Tillman T -- Toby Weathersby T -- De'Ondre Wesley T Defensive linemen -- Siupeli Anau DT -- Josh Augusta DT -- Daryle Banfield DT -- Tavaris Barnes DE -- Jake Ceresna DE -- KeShun Freeman DE -- Charles Harris DE -- Brian Khoury DE -- DuVonta Lampkin DT -- Sam Montgomery DE -- Elijah Qualls DT -- Kristjan Sokoli DT -- Tracy Sprinkle DT Linebackers -- Jonathan Celestin -- Koa Farmer -- Jordan Jones -- A.J. Tarpley -- Jameer Thurman -- James Vaughters -- Scooby Wright Defensive backs -- Elijah Campbell CB -- Reggie Cole CB -- Matt Elam S -- Doran Grant CB -- Ladarius Gunter CB -- Tyree Kinnel S -- Desmond Lawrence CB -- Carlos Merritt S -- Rahim Moore S -- Jalen Myrick CB -- Max Redfield S -- Tre Sullivan S -- Bradley Sylve CB Special teams -- Hunter Niswander P
  14. NFL scouting is not a perfect science and sometimes guys simply get squeezed out of the rankings either because of salary cap reasons or because they have been replaced by a draft pick. Sometimes teams are more inclined to keep a guy they picked in the draft over a veteran because they don't want to think they wasted that draft pick. The XFL can capitalize off of some of those players. But, there are also probably guys you have never heard of that will end up surprising you.