88Comrade2000 Posted February 16, 2006 Share Posted February 16, 2006 If Europe really wants American Style football- then create your own league; instead of having the NFL run a money losing NFL Europe. Fill the entire team with home grown players. Then if your league gets good, you can stage an exhibition matchup- in the preseason against say the Defending Superbowl champs where you host the team and then the following week- you go to the superbowl loser! The U.S. went they wanted a futbol League in the states, didn't have the elite teams of Europe pay for it; well they do pay for players- when they trade for them. They set it up on their own. MLS has been going for over 10 years now. Shocking but it has. Well, that's all my thoughts on that! ========================================================= I do think there's room for minor league football- something that's a step below the NFL but above the college level. They are plenty of football players to fill this league and this could keep players like Maurice Clarrett- who don't care a damn about college out of college. They can play in this league and then get called up to the NFL. The NFL could send younger players- who aren't ready tostart in the NFL to this league. Sort of what they do now with NFL Europe. A true minor league, like baseball for the NFL! It's time to bring about the National FootBall Minor League: The teams would be set up like a regular league but the NFL owners could also own a franchise- if it's in their city. A true farm system/player development league for the NFL. The season would be 10 games from March to May and playoffs in Late May/June. 6 Division games and 4 games against other division. Each NFL team would send their developmental players to this league or drafted players who haven't shown their potential yet. Say each of the 8 teams in my league, gets players from 4 nfl teams, plus free agents. Eastern Division: Hartford, CT- Buffalo, New England, Ny Giants, Ny Jets College Park, Md- Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Columbia, SC- Atlanta, Carolina, Tennesse, St. Louis Orlando, FL- New Orleans, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville Western Division: Portland, OR- Denver, Seattle, Oakland, San Francisco San Antonio, TX- San Diego, Arizona, Dallas, Houston Milwaukee, WS- Green Bay, Kansas City, Minnesota, Chicago Memphis, TN- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Detroit This can air on the NFL Network and ESPN. I think this time around it can succeed. NFL Europe evolved from World League- which initially had some U.S. franchises. I think if you do it right, you can make it a profitable success. If will give more players a chance to develop and have a shot at an nfl team eventually. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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