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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by sportdawg View Post
    They've got FOX & NBC backing them / 1st game will be broadcast on both networks. I don't think it will last though. I think Spring leagues need to focus on being AA/AAA for the NFL. Also, they need to be a proving ground for up-and-coming coaches/referees and place for the NFL to test out rule changes. The only way one of these will work is if it has the backing of the NFL (IMO).
    I agree -

    And I bet the vast majority of the $150 million isn't in cash - i.e. cost of promotion/advertising and broadcast costs

    They won't make it a half season
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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne From Minden View Post
    They won't make it a half season
    That makes you more optimistic than me on this venture.

    Quote Originally Posted by sportdawg View Post
    The only way one of these will work is if it has the backing of the NFL (IMO).
    I think that's the key, and I haven't heard anything resembling support from them on this one.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    It will really depend on the QBs they can get. Poor or average QB play will kill this quickly.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Skip's predictable offense will be stellar.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Not sure any kind of minor league for football will ever make it as an NFL feeder. The game is so violent and every hit they suffer even in “semi-pro” level will squash potential at the next level.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    A Holtz team is high energy, fast, speed and space... Here it is straight from the horse's mouth - a stallion even. https://twitter.com/USFLStallions/st...29343990059009

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Yeah, so hes essentially saying hes going to have a team that plays nothing like he coaches. Well see about that. One thing is probably for sure no lead will be safe in the 4th quarter.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Tom View Post
    If they actually get this crap show off the ground he will have plenty of chances, as all league games will be played in Birmingham.
    I knew that when I posted. Half the schedule might not be enough.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    This USFL rebirth thing is just weird. All games will be played in Birmingham, AL. That pretty much means 98% empty seats for a majority of the games.
    It will be interesting to see how Holtz, Sumlin, and Fedora do knowing that college has been the their highest level of coaching experience. Of course I tend to believe coaching at some P5 schools is a higher tier than USFL coaching.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    Skip's predictable offense will be stellar.
    LMAO!!!!

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Fan View Post
    A Holtz team is high energy, fast, speed and space... Here it is straight from the horse's mouth - a stallion even. https://twitter.com/USFLStallions/st...29343990059009
    "I like to have fun. I'm an energy guy"...really? Seriously? Did that come out of his mouth? I kinda feel sorry for the guy. He is washed up.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by BCSDAWG View Post
    "I like to have fun. I'm an energy guy"...really? Seriously? Did that come out of his mouth? I kinda feel sorry for the guy. He is washed up.
    I will admit Holtz is a clown.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Holtz wouldn’t even be considered an energy guy at the nursing home.

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    Re: Betcha Didn't See That Coming

    Quote Originally Posted by LEEDAWG View Post
    This USFL rebirth thing is just weird. All games will be played in Birmingham, AL. That pretty much means 98% empty seats for a majority of the games.
    It will be interesting to see how Holtz, Sumlin, and Fedora do knowing that college has been the their highest level of coaching experience. Of course I tend to believe coaching at some P5 schools is a higher tier than USFL coaching.
    Every FBS job is better than the USFL. As sportdawg said earlier the only way one of these leagues makes it is if the NFL backs it. The reason the NFL never backs any of these start-ups is because they already have the best minor league program in American sports. It is called the NCAA and it supplies tons of NFL ready talent every year for free. Any new football league in America is already in third place.

    Even if we are terrible in Sonny's first year (I think we will be great), Tech will have a team in 2023. Skip could win all his games this year and his league fold before 2023.

    Most of these coaches were not even in football this past season. Nobody is leaving a stable job for this. They were all like Skip, jobless. The only thing this league has going for it is if MLB is not played while their season is ongoing, even then the football will be so bad people will not be very interested.

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