Ron78

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  1. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    The XFL will be in a position to steal some of the NFL's revenue (especially since they are operating in many NFL markets). It's just a matter of how much. The longer the XFL sticks around, the longer it will cut into the NFL's revenue, so I am sure the NFL doesn't necessarily want the XFL around.
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    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    Because spending that kind of money in mid-sized markets (like Birmingham or Memphis) has bankrupted other start ups. You don't get a return on your investment like you do in major U.S. cities, and it divides the advertising revenue. For example, the Atlanta Falcons franchise would be giving up some of its revenue to the "Atlanta Legends" and "Birmingham Iron" of the AAF to some degree. The Atlanta Falcons owner wouldn't like that very much. Also, the NFL tried investing in a "minor league" (NFL Europe) before and dissolved it because it was losing so much money. They may ultimately decide that propping up the AAF as minor league isn't worth it long term. Not necessarily that the XFL will overtake them, but that the XFL will cut into the NFL's revenue for however many years it lasts. People who are unhappy with the NFL might redirect their investment in merchandise or ticket sales (for example) in the XFL instead of the NFL as a protest. I am sure the NFL doesn't want the XFL's competition to any degree. It's not an irrational thought.
  3. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    As an expansion of the NFL? Naah. As a minor/developmental league? That could be. Or, maybe they would support the AAF to undermine the XFL, and then dump the AAF when it is no longer needed (because it is too expensive to maintain).
  4. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    1. There is still far less potential revenue in airing games on cable than there is on "legacy" networks. The XFL is negotiating with Fox, and considering the size of the markets the XFL chose, I am willing to bet the XFL will have many more games on Fox 5 that the AAF will have on CBS. 2. People tend to support sports franchises that support their local economy (one of the reasons I favor the XFL over the AAF). Other start up leagues have spent themselves into bankruptcy by investing too much money in mid-sized markets. 3. Yes. If the XFL can draw the ratings. 4. To each his own. I think Vince is trying to tap into disgruntled NFL fans that don't like the way the NFL has been managed. I guess we will find out which league losses less money and lasts more seasons based on their respective business plans.
  5. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    The AAF will only have two games on a "legacy" network (CBS), and the rest of its games are on cable. The AAF also put all of its teams in mid-sized markets that just don't generate all that much revenue. It remains to be seen where the XFL finalizes its television contracts, but considering that it has tapped mainly big markets, it will probably get a better television deal since those bigger markets have greater revenue potential. It's the AAF that doesn't stand a chance. The XFL probably doesn't either, but it has a better shot than the AAF.
  6. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    Looks like the Washington, DC franchise has its head coach. https://xfl2k.com/news/breaking-pep-hamilton-to-become-the-head-coach-gm-of-the-xfls-dc-franchise/?fbclid=IwAR3LyKcwUVtApljc9Ak2FpZRCt07NTRcyx5Ri_Osnxtn0qh7wGJM2oxAiIw
  7. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    I had hoped they would duplicate the NFC East rivalries by having DC, NY, Dallas, and Philly teams. They have 3 out of 4. I saw a United game there. It is a really nice stadium. Nothing can replace tailgating though. I would rather be drinking my own beer and cooking my own food with friends and family then buying the high-priced **** there.
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    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    It serves a different purpose. I think your thread has run its course. The XFL already set a three tiered pay scale for its players (I can't remember exactly what it was). I am sure they would go "outside of the box" for name NFL free agents that are available and negotiate better paying contracts, but a conservative pay scale is a good idea. They shouldn't be paying players more than they are actually worth. The USFL did that to undercut the NFL, and they bankrupted themselves big time. There are roughly five thousand NCAA football players that graduate every year. Most of them will never be NFL caliber, but some do slip through the cracks. I bet the quality of play will be better than what people are expecting.
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    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    It's not worth it to travel up into the suburbs of Maryland to get jobbed by Dan Snyder year after year. The talent pool will obviously not be the same in the XFL but games will be cheaper and more convenient to get to. It wasn't a bad market choice for the XFL.
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    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    r Audi field is a pretty nice stadium. There is no tailgating allowed there though, so I would have preferred they did a few renovations at RFK and played there. Plenty of wide open parking there. The AFL Wasington, DC team is pitiful. I think they won only 3 games in the regular season. Because there were only 4 teams in the AFL last season, all teams were in the playoffs and somehow DC pulled it off. This isn't a general XFL thread. It's Washington, DC specific XFL thread. Yours also does not have a poll to gauge interest in the DC team.
  11. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    Are you local? https://www.audifielddc.com/
  12. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    Baltimore still has him locked up. Thankfully...
  13. Audi Field will be hosting a team in the rebooted XFL in 2020. Will you have any interest in this team? https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2018/11/30/xfl-relaunch-include-washington-franchise-audi-field/ https://www.facebook.com/DCAreaXFLFans/
  14. Ron78

    XFL To Return In 2020

    WTF? People who live in the northeast are generally use to the cold. We're not a bunch of southern California nancies. Chicago and NYC had teams in the last incarnation of the XFL, which also started in February, and Detroit and Washington, DC were on Vince McMahon's radar for expansion teams back then. The issue with DC is that RFK is a dump. Nationals stadium and the new soccer stadium are not out of the question though.
  15. Ron78

    XFL To Return In 2020

    According KSDK NBC 5, the first XFL team location is St Louis... https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/sources-xfl-is-bringing-pro-football-back-to-st-louis-in-2020/63-618061504