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 Post subject: Re: XFL coming to STL!
PostPosted: November 30 18, 10:45 am 
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Competition of any sort is good. If they can pay top recruits out of HS to play, they would be a coup.


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 Post subject: Re: XFL coming to STL!
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When was the last time introducing a competing pro sports league in an existing sport had any lasting success?


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PostPosted: November 30 18, 3:51 pm 
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Arena football has had modest success.


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When was the last time introducing a competing pro sports league in an existing sport had any lasting success?

WHA and ABA getting mergers in the 70s


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PostPosted: November 30 18, 5:51 pm 
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lukethedrifter wrote:
Arthur Dent wrote:
When was the last time introducing a competing pro sports league in an existing sport had any lasting success?

WHA and ABA getting mergers in the 70s

And I'm guessing this was more possible with a more fragmented market at the time.

Arena football is an interesting example in that they were trying something new, but it also seems to have petered out from a modest peak. The 2001 XFL ran on the theory that their niche was being trashier, which, you know, maybe could have worked. This one's niche is a low end NFL that doesn't let the players kneel? It just doesn't seem like that has much of a chance to go anywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: XFL coming to STL!
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 Post subject: Re: XFL coming to STL!
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I’d be a lot more excited if it was a CFL team


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I’d be a lot more excited if it was a CFL team

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