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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 17 December 2017 at 9:55am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Personally, this makes about as much sense as bringing back to life an extinct animal species:


It died a death 16 years ago. From what I am told, it wasn't a success creatively (it certainly failed financially). 

Just seems pointless.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 21 December 2017 at 6:38pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

The XFL failed for multiple reasons. But the scramble for the ball that led to a lot of players being injured, plus having wrestling announcers instead of actual sports announcers call the game didn't help.


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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 21 December 2017 at 6:59pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I am surprised that there are rumours of an XFL comeback (I accept rumours can turn out to be unfounded).

What's next, bringing back the WBF? 
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 21 December 2017 at 9:20pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Bringing it back would be a huge mistake, but if it has to happen:

1. Ditch the scramble for the ball. Too many players got hurt from that, and it's idiotic. 

2. DO NOT use whoever designed the uniforms and logos for the original XFL. Most of the logos sucked. 

3. Get actual sports announcers, instead of using wrestling announcers.

4. Make German Suplexes a legal form of tackling. 


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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 6:59am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

3. Get actual sports announcers, instead of using wrestling announcers.

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Good point. Any particular names in mind?
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 8:02am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Jerry Lawler. Jesse Ventura. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 10:18am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I saw a tweet pertaining to how Trump could be associated with the XFL. No doubt (if that happens) he'll use it to attack the NFL, being the mini-brained, thin-skinned 'president' he is.
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John Popa
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 2:17pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

That's basically what Trump used the USFL for, so why would it be any different today?
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 22 December 2017 at 5:13pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Wasn't following the twat back then, barely knew of him. I didn't know that.
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