Tebow or Johnny Foosball. Either that or start promoting the shit out of certain players. Maybe a reality show? It worked for MMA.I think it's going to be hard to keep up those ratings. There just aren't any name players to draw you in to watch.
They should really do what the XFL is saying they'll do and that's go after college players who have some name value. I hope one day this or some other league can replace college football. The universities make bank on the back of those college players.
Yeah, the game itself was great for all those things you mentioned and don't forget the Sky Judge.Tebow or Johnny Foosball. Either that or start promoting the **** out of certain players. Maybe a reality show? It worked for MMA.
That being said - I hope none of that happens. I like football for the sport. The facts that there isn't a kickoff, that there are fewer commercials, and that there isn't that propaganda over who the greatest of all-time is already makes the AAF better for me. I also love that a lot of players have a connection with the area they play for. It is pretty ******* cool. Even though my team sucked Week 1, it was probably the best time I've had watching football in 5 or 6 years.
Yea. We don't want NFL-type stars. That is why I said Tebow. He would be fun to watch and would probably never be an NFL player.Yeah, the game itself was great for all those things you mentioned and don't forget the Sky Judge.
I think it's going to be hard to keep fans interested since if a star does develop, he's just going to take off for the NFL at the first opportunity. And I don't think there will be many stars being produced. It's going to be mainly a bunch of nobodies.
LA is a bizarre football town. Too much dilution of the POTENTIAL fanbase by other pro and college teams that are wildly more popular with much more history. Then you have 3 NFL teams competing for one market.....Raiders #1, Rams #2, chuggers waaaaaay in the background almost off the radar. So I would not doubt that the XFL would outdraw the spanii, they already are being outdrawn by soccer teams. And that's when they've been competitive. Imagine when they revert to form like they always do. Comparing AAF to the chuggers is setting the bar very very low. Talent wise no comparison but interest wise and fanbase wise, probably the Fleet will give the chuggers a run for their money as amazing as that sounds. Never shoulda left a dedicated market for one that is diluted with a morass of lukewarm fans that only show up when a team is winning , arrive late, leave early, and even when the Rams went to the SB the town was lukewarm, that sendoff was weak sauce. And then you have the Pats fans outnumbering the Rams fans 10/1 at least at the SB, a home game for the Pats. Lame. Nothing at all compared with the spirit SD showed for their NFL team in 1994 after winning the AFC Championship. So yes, NFL and especially Spanos is a bloated pig.The AAF will be successful. NFL is a bloated pig of long, boring games of rules and commercials.
Yes, the players skill level is higher, it should be. But the game is terrible, and the owners do whatever they want, to whomever they want. I think the XFL team in LA will be more popular than U know Who.