Ron78

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  1. 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.
  2. Ron78

    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.
  3. Ron78

    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.
  4. Ron78

    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.
  5. Ron78

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

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

    Audi Field to Host a XFL Team in 2020

    Baltimore still has him locked up. Thankfully...
  7. 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/
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Ron78

    XFL To Return In 2020

    Team cities will supposedly be announced in the next couple weeks. https://twitter.com/XFPodcast/status/104692583634618777 Who is going to get behind the league if they put a team in the district?
  11. Yep. I was saying the same thing. It surprised me just how attached the fan base was to Kirk despite how poorly he played in the red zone sometimes. Kirk was our Tony Romo. Alex Smith may not quite be league MVP material, but he is experienced and reliable.
  12. That is all understandable, but I am curious to see how many posters are really clinging to the "signing AP would be the same old Skins" or the "letting Kirk Cousins go was the worst mistake the Redskins made" mantras. There was a lot of that, and I am just curious to see where the majority stands.
  13. My second question makes perfect sense. Was there a better free agent out there we could have signed under the circumstances to replace Guice? It doesn't matter that it is only week one. We have seen enough from these players in past seasons to make a projection.
  14. Are you happy with what the Redskins have done at quarterback and running back this year? Alex Smith and Kirk Cousins both had good games against mediocre teams today, but Alexis a savvy veteran who will probably make better decisions more often in the red zone than Kirk did. Adrian Peterson looked like a much younger man today, but it didn't really surprise me because he has never had a bad season (when healthy). After losing an incredible draft pick for the season, was there another free agent that would have made a better band aid?
  15. Ron78

    XFL To Return In 2020

    Vince has tweaked things in such away that hopefully minimizes loses, but another important difference this time is that he seems fully prepared to lose money in the early going. There is no way a start up sports league is going to be profitable in its first season. Major League Soccer was losing money for more than a decade after its inception, but the owners were committed to growing the sport anyway. The NFL has been around for close to 100 years, and it certainly didn't become a juggernaut in its first season. It takes years to build a brand. I am not as confident that putting a decent product on the field will make a difference as far as the advertising revenue is concerned. People tend to become vested in sports teams that are in their own community, and the major markets have the highest revenue potential. The UFL, which started in 2008, had decent players and coaches. But, when they moved out of NYC and San Francisco and into just those secondary markets, they lost their TV contracts. A professional sports league isn't profitable without a TV contract. Stadium attendance represents a much, much smaller cut of a professional sports team's potential revenue. The XFL website does say in its FAQ's section that both "major" and "mid-major" markets are under consideration, but considering the AAF has already claimed many of the best "mid-major" markets, I think it would be best for the XFL to avoid them or else they will be competing with the AAF for a smaller pot of gold in those places. The XFL should primarily look for major markets that might have room for a team. RFK for example currently has no tenets, so I think that would be a really good landing spot for an XFL team in a top ten media market. Oakland and St. Louis should be considerations if the AAF does not put it's eighth team in either of those places. San Antonio, Sacramento, or Hartford might be good secondary market considerations, but otherwise I would be looking at NYC, LA, Chicago, Philly, etc. I don't think Birmingham did very well for the XFL because the team was putrid. It was the worst in the league. They had no offensive line, and the quarterback kept getting killed. I guess we will see what happens soon.