New USFL

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  1. Rids

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    My God, it never ends... These new leagues never stop... failing. Now, two spring leagues. The AFL & the USFL. Good luck with that.
     
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    Another article on the USFL.

    http://www.nctimes.com/sports/football/ ... 86d11.html

    There are just so many players out there. Thousands of players get left behind every year. 1100 football playing schools in the NCAA plus another 200 or so in the NAIA and then all the JuCo kids that don't bother to continue. Imagine 1500 schools with 15 to 20 players a year moving on and only so many jobs in the NFL, AFL and CFL. Now of course not all of those players are pro quality but there are many that are which is why so many indoor leagues actually have a great on field product even in the little circuits like the Southern Indoor Football League.

    1500 schools with 15 players per year moving on is 22500 players in a single year. The NFL scoops up 350 of those, the CFL takes another 100, the AFL takes another 100 but still there are well over 20,000 players per year that are on the job hunt. It's a case of the supply creating the demand.
     
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    Not everyone can play... professional football. That is what sets it apart from senior men's... But fans aren't stupid. They won't pay for what they think is an inferior product... Been proved everytime in the past.
     
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    Theoretically all the ingredients to make that work should exist ...but somehow it just never has worked
     
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    Instead of all these new leagues coming & going, the NFL should have farm teams. But unlike the NHL or MLB where players can be called up, when a player is assigned to play in the minors, he stays there for the entire season. That would give more players a chance to play pro football as well as stability. And these players could be properly developed. If any league has the financial ability to do this, it is the NFL. The league should put these farm teams in cities where other pro leagues have tried & failed like Sacramento, Memphis, Birmingham, San Antonio, Portland, Hartford, Omaha, Las Vegas, Alberquerque, etc. Would go a long way to warding off future competition.
     
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    Lots of reasons for that.

    Original USFL took on the NFL, even had a lawsuit against the NFL as being a monopoly which they won. Grand sum of the lawsuit findings was $3. Took on the established leader and lost.

    XFL tried gimmicks to draw attention but failed to deliver the promise. Too many injuries!

    UFL messed up and tried to buy credibility. Paying 3 coaches over a million dollars each and a commish with a 7 figure contract and no results. They expected owners to line up and pay a huge expansion fee to prop things up until it took off. Pyramid scheme!

    Truthfully it has worked. There is a pro football league with over 25 years of history in the Arena Football League. Players make living wages at the top end, normal wages for the rest. Nobody is getting rich off of it in the form of retiring at 30 never to work again but it's a honest living.
     
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    The AFL even ceased operations for a year so even though it is back it now has a different business model. Players don't make the big bucks in the AFL anymore. Looks like the CFL is now the second major football league in the world.
     

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