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so because we dont watch NFL Europe, we should forget that the AFL, the USFL were relatively successful, and the XFL had many die hard fans until Vince couldn't handle having something not scripted? um...ok

 

 

No, I'm saying that if anyone wants to watch spring football, it's already offered, and nobody watches it now.

 

I don't think it's fair to compare the AFL with today's version of a new league---it's a totally different situation now than 30 years ago.

 

Comparing the XFL to anything EXCEPT wrestling is insane.

 

As for the USFL, I enjoyed watching it as a kid--------I even got to attend the first championship game in Denver when the Michigan Panthers played the Philly Stars. Good game, as I recall. But it was an empty feeling, watching those games on tv where they played in half-empty stadiums. I felt bad for them.

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The Arena League seems to do well in its niche - if the new league keeps in mind that it is, for all intents and purposes, a "minor league", it should be able to build something of a fan base. Enough to truly compete with the big boys at some point, I don't know...

 

The NFL owns controlling interest in the Arena League, so there is no way it can be put in a position to compete against them.

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The differences between NFL Europe and any other pro football venture are obvious. It's not a good comparison.

 

1) It's defined as a developmental league. Anyone with any talent is going to be plucked from their team before the next season starts. Its hard to root for that. By definition, they are going to be less talented than NFL backups.

 

2) It's in Europe. You can't go to a game... they aren't even on live during regular TV hours in the US. Why watch a game when you can go out to a website and see who already won?

 

A new startup league in the US wouldn't have either of these issues.

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The NFL owns controlling interest in the Arena League, so there is no way it can be put in a position to compete against them.

 

 

Really?

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I've been to few arena football games and have always had a good time at the game (cant get enough of the running starts the WR takes) Assuming they have a team in the NY area I would defintley go out of my way to check out a game.

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I've been to few arena football games and have always had a good time at the game (cant get enough of the running starts the WR takes) Assuming they have a team in the NY area I would defintley go out of my way to check out a game.

 

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