Blackshirt Sith Lord
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If I recall, the AAF folded because one of the owners was basically using it as a tax shield / write off. He never wanted it to be successful; just successful long enough for a payday.
Vince McMahon definitely qualifies for the first half of your requirementsXFL is likely doomed based on History of alternatives to the NFL since the USFL. If there was an obsessed billionaire who wanted to make a 10-year commitment it could work. Otherwise, all attempts are dead in the making IMO.
Good point. Ironically, they have reduced the violence in the game but it seems player violence off the field is getting worse.NFL has "safetied" their way right out of an audience.
There is an opportunity for a new league to fill a niche, IMO. We like our gladiators to die on the field of battle, not running OOB, or sliding to avoid contact.
The violence is the allure of football. NFL has turned it into basketball on grass. GROSS.
I do not think that is correct. I just think it is more reported than previously. Sports writers did not used to report bad actors like they do now.Good point. Ironically, they have reduced the violence in the game but it seems player violence off the field is getting worse.