Vince McMahon's XFL Relaunch Has Some Competition

That's the key. Even with the buzz created by the return of the XFL, the core question is this: Would you invest your own money in the XFL or any other alternative football league? Here's why the Alliance has a strong chance of succeeding: the folks involved.

Jared Allen (from l.), Troy Polamalu, Bill Polian, Charlie Ebersol, JM McKay and ex-Giant Justin Tuck announce the creation of a new spring football league set to begin play in 2019.

Charlie Ebersol is the son of Dick Ebersol, who along with Vince McMahon, was behind the first, failed iteration of the XFL.

"To help him steer the league, Charlie Ebersol brought on former NFL general manager Bill Polian, now an analyst for ESPN".

"That's the best way a league can perform and will be ultimately the key to success, having an interwoven product", he says.

Teams will have the right to draft players who played college football in their local market, similar to the territorial pick system that existed in the early days of the National Basketball Association. "That is the guiding philosophy".

The first round of AAF teams and home markets will be announced next month.

Читайте также: Russia: Don't rule out mafia-style hit, urges Corbyn

The Alliance of American Football league is to be funded by an all-star roster of investors including the Founders Fund, Slow Ventures, The Chernin Group and Adrian Fenty, to name a few.

As a single entity, the Alliance will own all contracts and players will be dispersed in a variety of manners. It would make the National Football League stronger, and the quality of play would be better if you have professionals, affiliated with National Football League teams, in charge of the development of future players instead of relying on the NCAA to teach them the necessary skills to compete professionally. Maybe that also means we can see ads during National Football League broadcasts but I doubt that. The league is aiming for a new kind of broadcast, promising "The game will only stop when it naturally stops". There will be no kickoffs and onside kicks, and the ball will be immediately placed at the 25-yard line. "I thought we were going to deliver good football", he said.

The three-point stance for linemen, judged by many a risky technique, also could be banned. Games will have no kickoffs or extra points. He and Polian, backed by the numbers showing America's passion for the sport, see a huge void the league can fill.

For the 2017 NFL regular season, advertising revenue dropped 1.2% to $2.42 billion among four TV networks - CBS, NBC, Fox, and ESPN (not including the NFL Network) - according to Standard Media Index. Now, in the span of a couple months, we are potentially up to three football leagues by 2020.

"Fifty-nine million people play fantasy and 20 million people play only fantasy football", Ebersol told ESPN of his plans.

"So what to do to really empower our fans? We wanted to empower the fans so they will be rewarded for being fans of their team, so fans have a real stake in the league".

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
You Might Also Like
Recommended

Federal judge blocks MS abortion law
House Bill 1510 does make exceptions when there are risks to the life or physical health of the mother, or fatal fetal anomalies. Phil Bryant signed the bill into law Monday afternoon, saying MS is "saving more of the unborn than any state in America".

Married Dad Arrested in Mexico After Going Missing with Teen Girl
Yu may have added Esterly to her school emergency contact so he could check her out of school. The Morning Call reports that Yu has been returned to her family in Allentown , Pennsylvania.

Police suspect 'serial bomber' in deadly Austin attacks
On Sunday, Manley announced a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible. Hours after the explosion that killed Mason, 75-year-old Esperanza Herrera also received a exploding package bomb.

Felon controlled self-driving Uber that killed woman
The woman, identified as 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg , was struck as she walked her bicycle across the street. The auto had a driver behind the wheel but was reportedly in autonomous mode when the accident occurred.

Russia Denounces Provocation to Sabotage FIFA World Cup
A spokesperson for FIFA, however, told Press Association Sport that this was probably an idle threat. Bryant has previously called for RT's "propaganda" to be banned in the UK.

Blue Ivy Made a Quick $19K Bid on Some Art
The 6-year-old was all-in, playfully wrestling her pop for the bidding paddle and dominating the scene through sheer charm. During the auction , a clearly excited Blue bid $19,000 on a piece that caught her eye, much to the Internet's amusement.

Apple's MicroLED Breakthrough Puts Samsung on Notice
Executives recently permitted continued development overcoming 2 years, with an aim of installing MicroLED screens in products. Apple is now ordering screens from other companies, as the display for iPhone X is produced by Samsung Displays.

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer
Filming also took place in Waverley station, which featured in the last trailer, as well as filming on the Royal Mile. Hot off the success of Black Panther , Marvel debuted a new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War .

Apple said to be developing screens
Nothing has been officially confirmed by Apple , but the launch of one or more of these three new products would make sense. However, the project was suspended in mid-February and seems to have been completely scrapped.

Stormy Daniels was 'physically threatened' for spilling the beans on Trump: Lawyer
"My client was physically threatened to stay silent about what she knew about Donald Trump ", he said on CNN . The court filing states that the porn star agreed to pay a million dollars if she breached the contract.

Downing Street 'concerned' at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica reports
A Facebook spokesman say the company sent a letter to the Observer to make the case "that this did not represent a data breach". An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka.

Former Chairman Of Qualcomm Reportedly Seeks Funding For Buyout
That's because he's looking at buying out the company his father, Irwin Jacobs, co-founded, San Diego-based Qualcomm said. Qualcomm will not renominate its former chairman Paul Jacobs to the board of directors, the company announced Friday .

Sushma Swaraj praises VK Singh for his Iraq efforts
However, There were total 40 men abducted by ISIS in Iraq, but the one man among them was able to escape from the site. Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh will be flying to Iraq to bring back the bodies on a special flight.

YouTube will "frustrate" users into subscribing to new music service
A new music streaming service, already being tested by thousands of Google employees, is created to encourage just that. The new paid service, whose name hasn't been disclosed yet, is also rumored to launch later this month.

Bomb Threat Called Into SXSW, One Arrested
Police said the threat was received at the venue Saturday afternoon but authorities did not find anything suspicious on site. The threat was made to the Fair Market event venue at 1100 East 5th Street several blocks east of Interstate 35.



News
More News