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United Football League - UFL ??!!
« on: May 30, 2007, 05:13:39 PM »

WTF?  A new football league?  Shocked


UFL: United Football League vs. NFL? Spring League Might Survive
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The UFL is about to be born. That sound you heard is the NFL is quaking in its cleats. Would you believe mildly concerned? How about barely noticed? Yep, that's it.

Bill Hambrecht is a San Francisco investment banker who has made a career out of challenging Goliaths. He has now taken up a new challenge, the NFL.

Hambrecht wants to start a new professional football league to rival the National Football League, according to the New York Times.  The league could play as soon as August 2008, Hambrecht told the newspaper.

This is where he makes his first mistake.

Hambrecht told the newspaper he and his partner, Google Inc. senior executive Tim Armstrong, have pledged $2 million each. They have also hired a CEO and COO. The league will be called the United Football League and has attracted its very first owner: Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. This is probably the second mistake. OK, I take that one back.


Mavs' owner Cuban says pro football demand is greater than supply
http://sports.espn.go.com...nfl/news/story?id=2887465
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Re: United Football League - UFL ??!!
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007, 07:32:38 PM »

Fools and their $$$=soon parted
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2007, 07:40:01 PM »

Damn, what's with all those "Mate 1" ads on that website?
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2007, 07:50:26 PM »

Damn, what's with all those "Mate 1" ads on that website?

I've got ads blocked so I've never seen them, but I have noticed a tremendous rise in Mate 1 spam in my email account associated with this site. Coincidence?
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2007, 07:57:04 PM »

Umm, that name has been used as percussor to the old Continental Football League, where Bill Walsh played for a couple of years.

Everything old is new again, and I'd guess there's a market for professional football that DOESN'T cost 300 bucks a seat...
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Re: United Football League - UFL ??!!
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 06:23:40 AM »

Yeah.  'cause the XFL worked so well. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 08:46:03 AM »

Yeah.  'cause the XFL worked so well. Roll Eyes
I think what that lame experiment showed is that despite what my wife may think, there's not necessarily a natural crossover between football fans and professional wrasslin' fans.

We have an Arena Football team here and by all accounts it is thriving. I can't stand it, but I've only ever watched it on TV. Word is that you have to see it live to get it. Personally, between the NCAA and the NFL, I don't know how much more football I have time for in my life. Oh, and Mark Cuban is a douche.

[Edited because the first draft was a little too personal.]
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 10:24:52 AM »

Yeah.  'cause the XFL worked so well. Roll Eyes
I think what that lame experiment showed is that despite what my wife may think, there's not necessarily a natural crossover between football fans and professional wrasslin' fans.

We have an Arena Football team here and by all accounts it is thriving. Personally I can't stand it, but I've only ever watched it on TV. Word is that you have to see it live to get it. Personally, between the NCAA and the NFL, I don't know how much more football I have time for in my life. Oh, and Mark Cuban is a douche.

Except that douches are disposable. BTW, has anyone ever heard of a non-disposable douche?

With all this talk, I hear a song coming on in my head:

Blinded by the light
Wrapped up like a...
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2007, 02:32:54 AM »

Yeah.  'cause the XFL worked so well. Roll Eyes
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