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Postby heyeaglefn » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:16 am

Adam Schefter

The @XFL2020 has named former NFL and NCAA player and executive Oliver Luck as its first Commissioner and CEO, sources tell ESPN.

Luck is leaving the NCAA and Indianapolis, where he was able to be around his son, Andrew.
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Postby stevelxa476 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:03 am

heyeaglefn wrote:Adam Schefter

The @XFL2020 has named former NFL and NCAA player and executive Oliver Luck as its first Commissioner and CEO, sources tell ESPN.

Luck is leaving the NCAA and Indianapolis, where he was able to be around his son, Andrew.


Reading between the lines, Oliver knows Andrew is still injured and won't play anymore so there was no reason for him to stick around Indy.
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Postby pacino » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:37 am

I was also wondering if that was a clue into Luck's condition
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Re: THE XFL IS BACK BABBY!1

Postby heyeaglefn » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 am

The XFL isn't the same time as the NFL season right? I would think he could still be around his Son during the NFL season.
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Postby ReadingPhilly » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:58 pm

Reports that Vince is putting $500M into this. That seems...not smart.
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Postby heyeaglefn » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:03 pm

When you are worth 3 Billion I guess you can take some chances at his age.
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Postby etched Chaos » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:07 pm

heyeaglefn wrote:When you are worth 3 Billion I guess you can take some chances at his age.


His net-worth is entirely based on the value of the WWE. If the XFL tanks and the WWE suffers, his net-worth will crater.
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Postby heyeaglefn » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:11 pm

etched Chaos wrote:
heyeaglefn wrote:When you are worth 3 Billion I guess you can take some chances at his age.


His net-worth is entirely based on the value of the WWE. If the XFL tanks and the WWE suffers, his net-worth will crater.

Yeah it sounds like he has been and will sell shares to fund it in advance. Are the XFL and WWE tied together outside of him? I am wondering if there is anything baked into the WWE stock related to the XFL. I thought I read they won't be tied together at all.
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Postby heyeaglefn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:37 pm

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Less than eight months before the scheduled start of its new pro league, the Alliance of American Football has rolled out details about player allocation, a combine, a draft and salary expectations.

League co-founder Bill Polian, an ESPN NFL analyst, said the league will give players three-year, non-guaranteed contracts worth $250,000 each.

Players can leave the league, which is set to kick off Feb. 9, to go to the NFL. Polian said it's currently unclear whether a player's rights will revert back to the AAF after a three-year period expires or if the clock stops ticking on a team's three-year rights when a player gets "called up" to the big time.

Salaries will be in line with AAF competitor the XFL, which has said it will pay players an average of $75,000 per season. That league launches in 2020.

Polian said a contract will include state-of-the-industry health insurance and an education stipend to any player who completes a year in the league.

The AAF will scout players who don't make NFL and CFL teams. They will be allocated to rosters based primarily on where they played college, if there is an AAF team within a reasonable radius. When that isn't the case -- which will often be true for players from the Big Ten and the Big 12 -- players will be allocated based on their most recent NFL or CFL team.

Players whose college doesn't have an AAF affiliation and who haven't played in the NFL or CFL are eligible to be tendered a contract by any team.

"Each of our teams will have at least five colleges whose players become theirs, four designated NFL teams and a CFL team that is assigned," Polian said.

Polian said modeling suggested that this format would lead to a competitive league, taking into account that the Birmingham team, for example, wouldn't be loaded with Alabama players because many of those players actually make the NFL. The one exception the league has made is for quarterbacks: Teams can only take one former college quarterback in their region.

Polian said the college model will have immediate business implications for the teams.

"If the Birmingham teams has Trent Richardson, we think that will be something that would be a significant gate attraction," Polian said.

The league will hold three combines next month -- in Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta. Players who want to try out will be charged $175.

The AAF has teams in Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and San Diego. Coaches include Steve Spurrier (Orlando), Brad Childress (Atlanta) and Mike Singletary (Memphis).
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Postby stevelxa476 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:03 pm

Next Wednesday the XFL is announcing which cities are getting teams. I hope we make the cut!
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Postby Ace Rothstein » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:38 pm

stevelxa476 wrote:Next Wednesday the XFL is announcing which cities are getting teams. I hope we make the cut!


Saw something about St Louis making the cut
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Postby stevelxa476 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:19 pm

That makes sense. If there is one city that knows how to support a football team it is St. Louis.
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Postby momadance » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:39 pm

stevelxa476 wrote:That makes sense. If there is one city that knows how to support a football team it is St. Louis.


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Postby TenuredVulture » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 pm

The college territory idea is interesting from the perspective of getting attendance, but really seems to leave too much to the ability of college coaches to recruit players. Ironically, other than Alabama, the SEC west is a bit down these days. (Or maybe it's just that Alabama is that much better.) But imagine when Auburn and LSU get good again. You will probably have to reassign colleges to keep the balance.
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Re: THE XFL IS BACK BABBY!1

Postby Bill McNeal » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:55 pm

XFL is coming to:

Dallas
Houston
LA
NY
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa
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Postby heyeaglefn » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:56 pm

Bill McNeal wrote:XFL is coming to:

Dallas
Houston
LA
NY
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa
DC

The venues were announced alongside the cities Wednesday, with Dallas to play at Globe Life Park, Houston at TDECU Stadium, Los Angeles at MetLife Stadium, St, Louis at The Dome at America’s Center, Seattle at CenturyLink Field, Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium, and Washington at Audi Field.
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Postby SwingOnThis » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:58 pm

Bill McNeal wrote:XFL is coming to:

Dallas
Houston
LA
NY
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa
DC


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Postby CalvinBall » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:06 pm

Good. Did not want one of those here.
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Postby Uncle Milty » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:07 pm

Doomed to fail. Needed to focus on red states.
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Postby Titlehungry » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:14 pm

Dodged a bullet there
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