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XFL to start next week.
#11
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 3, 2020 at 6:12 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(February 3, 2020 at 5:42 pm)Brian37 Wrote: I wanted the AAF to work out. The Orlando Apollos had great attendance along with a couple other teams. I also watched the NFL Europe when it was around. USFL long ago also went belly up.


Spring football if done right could work. Any potential pro football league would not work playing in the fall competing with the NFL. Problem with it in any business is the starter has to expect initial losses for the first 2 to 5 years. The other leagues failed in the past because the CEOs and investors either didn't have the money or simply didn't want to take more loss. If you are going to have a pro league, it makes sense to make the attempt in the spring when you are not competing with the NFL.

Yeah, didn’t ask about any of that. You and Mr. Wizard said you wanted something to fill the space between NFL seasons. You couldn’t fill it with baseball, or does it have to be American football?

Boru

What? There is no law that says I have to watch baseball if I am not into it? I am also not into golf or soccer. I am sure you have run into those into baseball but not the NFL. Just like different types of music, sports is the same, you like what you like.

My friend Hillbilly Atheist from Oklahoma is not into NASCAR. Just like I am not a Washington Nationals Baseball fan, even though I am orignially from the DC area.
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#12
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 3, 2020 at 6:52 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(February 3, 2020 at 6:12 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Yeah, didn’t ask about any of that. You and Mr. Wizard said you wanted something to fill the space between NFL seasons. You couldn’t fill it with baseball, or does it have to be American football?

Boru

What? There is no law that says I have to watch baseball if I am not into it? I am also not into golf or soccer. I am sure you have run into those into baseball but not the NFL. Just like different types of music, sports is the same, you like what you like.

My friend Hillbilly Atheist from Oklahoma is not into NASCAR. Just like I am not a Washington Nationals Baseball fan, even though I am orignially from the DC area.

Calm yourself. No one’s trying to make you watch anything you don’t want to. I was just asking if the gap could be filled any sport, or just American football. 

Consider your preference known and understood.  👍

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#13
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 3, 2020 at 5:38 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Don’t they play baseball during the summer?

Boru
Yes and I watch that too but its not as good for fantasy or wagering, at least to me.
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#14
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 4, 2020 at 2:49 am)Mr.wizard Wrote:
(February 3, 2020 at 5:38 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Don’t they play baseball during the summer?

Boru
Yes and I watch that too but its not as good for fantasy or wagering, at least to me.

Fantasy sports is simply Dungeons and Dragons for jocks. And I am fine with that too, just as long as you are not a gambling atic. 

In all seriousness, I give credit to all pro sports, even the ones I am not into. I don't like baseball myself, too slow for me. But when watching highlights on the news, I can look at a play and say, "Damn that was amazing." I don't watch golf either, but I do remember a long time ago, watching a shot in a news clip, where the guy putted it a long distance uphill, but not a straight shot, but off to the side, hooked it over the cup, like a fish hook into the cup. It was also a "Damn! I couldn't do that" response. 

I also don't like watching soccer, but same deal for me. Sometimes I see a player make a seemingly impossible shot. 

I am also into women's pro tennis, but not into mens pro. But just like NHL and NBA, I don't watch even that anymore because the corporate ads are now far too intrusive to the point the ads are on the court of play, and not simply off to the side anymore. 

Sports to me, are merely something you like, just like food. You like what you like. No right  or wrong to me.

I actually did watch the last game of the Cubs World Series they won, only because the Cubs hadn't gotten there in so long. But I won't go out of my way to do that every week. Again, too slow for me.

But one thing regardless of any sport. I do get sick of all the damned ads and video graphics as if I am playing an X-Box.
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#15
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 3, 2020 at 6:12 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(February 3, 2020 at 5:42 pm)Brian37 Wrote: I wanted the AAF to work out. The Orlando Apollos had great attendance along with a couple other teams. I also watched the NFL Europe when it was around. USFL long ago also went belly up.


Spring football if done right could work. Any potential pro football league would not work playing in the fall competing with the NFL. Problem with it in any business is the starter has to expect initial losses for the first 2 to 5 years. The other leagues failed in the past because the CEOs and investors either didn't have the money or simply didn't want to take more loss. If you are going to have a pro league, it makes sense to make the attempt in the spring when you are not competing with the NFL.

Yeah, didn’t ask about any of that. You and Mr. Wizard said you wanted something to fill the space between NFL seasons. You couldn’t fill it with baseball, or does it have to be American football?

Boru

Baseball regular season is just not very suspensful, in football every week is important.
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#16
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 3, 2020 at 5:06 pm)Mr.wizard Wrote: It will be intresting and I hope it succeeds because I need something to fill the time between NFL seasons

You need hurling. Makes you forget about all your NFL problems, largely by making you forget about NFL.

Remember, hurling, the solution to all your sporting needs.
You see, one thing is: I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knoing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Richard Feynman

Well the sorrow the suffering the glory the pain
The killing the dying was all done in vain
For young Willy Mc Bride it all happened again
And again,and again,and again,and again

Eric Bogle Green Fields of France
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#17
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm)Nomad Wrote:
(February 3, 2020 at 5:06 pm)Mr.wizard Wrote: It will be intresting and I hope it succeeds because I need something to fill the time between NFL seasons

You need hurling.  Makes you forget about all your NFL problems, largely by making you forget about NFL.

Remember, hurling, the solution to all your sporting needs.

It’s also a viable solution to that walking-without-limping problem.  😉

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#18
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 4, 2020 at 4:35 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(February 4, 2020 at 4:33 pm)Nomad Wrote: You need hurling.  Makes you forget about all your NFL problems, largely by making you forget about NFL.

Remember, hurling, the solution to all your sporting needs.

It’s also a viable solution to that walking-without-limping problem.  😉

Boru

Or the having two kidneys problem. I was absolutely pants at hitting the sliothar, but figured out the butt of the hurley fairly sharpish.
You see, one thing is: I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knoing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Richard Feynman

Well the sorrow the suffering the glory the pain
The killing the dying was all done in vain
For young Willy Mc Bride it all happened again
And again,and again,and again,and again

Eric Bogle Green Fields of France
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#19
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 4, 2020 at 4:50 pm)Nomad Wrote:
(February 4, 2020 at 4:35 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: It’s also a viable solution to that walking-without-limping problem.  😉

Boru

Or the having two kidneys problem.  I was absolutely pants at hitting the sliothar, but figured out the butt of the hurley fairly sharpish.

I played a little at school, switched to rugby for safety reasons.

Boru
'A man is accepted into a church for what he believes.  He is turned out for what he knows.' - Mark Twain
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#20
RE: XFL to start next week.
(February 4, 2020 at 4:57 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(February 4, 2020 at 4:50 pm)Nomad Wrote: Or the having two kidneys problem.  I was absolutely pants at hitting the sliothar, but figured out the butt of the hurley fairly sharpish.

I played a little at school, switched to rugby for safety reasons.

Boru

It's a beautiful sport though, once you get past the missing organs.
You see, one thing is: I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knoing than to have answers which might be wrong.
Richard Feynman

Well the sorrow the suffering the glory the pain
The killing the dying was all done in vain
For young Willy Mc Bride it all happened again
And again,and again,and again,and again

Eric Bogle Green Fields of France
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