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    With the recent announcement that the XFL will be returning in 2020, it got me thinking is this something OKC should try for. This time around they plan to be more fan centric and family friendly. Might be interesting to see what happens.

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    Traber was talking about this on The Animal today. Sorry, but I agree with him. Prob not gonna happen. As he stated...which team is gonna give up their stadium? Tulsa? OU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuplar View Post
    With the recent announcement that the XFL will be returning in 2020, it got me thinking is this something OKC should try for. This time around they plan to be more fan centric and family friendly. Might be interesting to see what happens.
    No, it will be a wasted effort. Second rate athletes in a second rate league. Haven’t read up on it all, but not sure what McMahon is thinking will make it different this go-around.
    Last edited by soonermike81; 01-27-2018 at 12:07 AM. Reason: Grammar

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCisOK4me View Post
    Traber was talking about this on The Animal today. Sorry, but I agree with him. Prob not gonna happen. As he stated...which team is gonna give up their stadium? Tulsa? OU?
    Well the league is a winter/spring league so would be completely doable to play in Norman. I get that it’s second rate but if they learned from their mistakes I think it could be successful. They are looking at speeding up the game and making them shorter. I think they might be on to something but time will tell.

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    Iíll bet this never takes off. This is just my opinion, but CTE research is increasingly showing the long term dangers of playing football. Soon, it seems players will be able to test whether they have a degenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, suicidality, parkinsonism, and eventually progressive dementia. Parents and kids are going to increasingly choose to play other sports. I think weíre going to see a real drop in the popularity of football in coming years. Unfortunately, thereís really no way to make the game safe as CTE is caused as much by the everyplay hits as the targeting ones.

    If youíre dismissive of CTE and have never watched the Frontline documentary then I really recommend you do so: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/f...gue-of-denial/

    And, the evidence for CTE has increased dramatically since the documentary too. I donít think thereís going to be a market for another football league in the future and I see the current leagues losing a lot of popularity.

    On a side note, this could be good for OKC as I see the NBA increasing its popularity in the void.

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    I agree Dan CTE is really starting to affect parents letting kids play, which will degrade the popularity of football. I know the XFL mentioned this is something they are focusing on when re-imaging football so will be interesting to see if they can make a difference where people still want to play.

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    I didn't think they were marketing for safe football. Wasn't their message that safety was beginning to be a detriment to the game the first go around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Vu View Post
    I didn't think they were marketing for safe football. Wasn't their message that safety was beginning to be a detriment to the game the first go around?
    I have no clue how they marketed the XFL the first time around, but there was no CTE research then. My point is that football in general is going to lose popularity across the board (less fans, players, interest) in the coming years.

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    the xfl could have a team in the stadium we build for Funk, who will still be looking for a MLS.........

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    Yeah. This is a no starter. Vince is the hype genius but he announced something two years off, no specific cities, no stadium agreements, no broadcasting or sponsorship deals. I expect this to die before it starts.

    I actually enjoyed parts of the XFL last time, and am happy that some of thier technology innovations made there way into mainstream football, but I don't expect anything this time around. Vince should quit being embarrassed about being a wrastlin promoter and embrace it. I'd be proud of building something like he did.

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    Duplicate post.

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    I agree with Dan’s assessment; I’ve been thinking the same for a number of years now. Sadly I believe football as we now know it will be gone or at least unrecognizable in less than 20 years. I say this as a passionate, lifelong fan of the game.

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    Same here. I have a couple friends who played football at P5 schools and they won't let their boys play.

    Maybe we finally become a soccer nation. Football still will be around for a while though, it's the only way out for some kids.

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    I think soccer could potentially take over. Seems like the alternative people are putting their kids in which I imagine means we are raising more and more soccer fans. Still I'd like to see some form of football survive, and I think it will because there will always be people wanting to take the risk to make the money.

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    Besides the argument about the decline of football and CTE. This is something I would buy a season ticket to. I don’t know what kind of numbers they expect. But Taft is setup for football. And it could be RE-expanded to its former 18,000 capacity pretty easily. Alls I’m saying is yes, I would watch this. And btw it’s original concept was to have less rules and promote more violent play. As to the “second rate players” comment. The NFL is an extraordinary competitive sport. Players on the edge of a spot spend years training and attending summer camps with multiple teams even playing on the practice squad before they earn a spot or wash out. A league where Tim Tebow wasn’t good enough, josh white didnt get drafted or even invited to tryout. A league where first round picks are regularly chewed up and spit out. There’s enough semi-pro talent out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCisOK4me View Post
    Traber was talking about this on The Animal today. Sorry, but I agree with him. Prob not gonna happen. As he stated...which team is gonna give up their stadium? Tulsa? OU?
    Traber was the one who said the NBA wouldn't work; OKC couldn't support the league long term; Tulsa may be ready for the XFL, TU has gone on record that they don't want to lease Chapman Stadium out to soccer or pro football.

    Quote Originally Posted by OKCretro View Post
    the xfl could have a team in the stadium we build for Funk, who will still be looking for a MLS.........

    XFL would only need the 65K lower bowl & some suites of GF Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

    Like others have mentioned an expansion of Taft or an MLS style stadium would certainly catch Funk's eye. Also,
    OKC-TUL football fans what about Stillwater?

    Seems as though we had this debate when William S. Banowsky was OU's President (1978–1984) and the USFL wanted to relocate from Tulsa to OKC. They were willing to short-term lease Memorial Stadium until OKC could build its own stadium. It came with a price, a big chuck of stadium concessions. OU Regents finally balked on the stadium lease. The USFL moved to Phoenix (Arizona Outlaws).

    Outlaws president Bill Tatham Jr. announced Monday the first-year team has officially abandoned its Tulsa home because he is dissatisfied with 40,000-seat Skelly Stadium and plans for a proposed domed stadium have not been finalized.

    Tatham said he would like to relocate the team in Oklahoma City eventually. He said he hopes to play next season at the University of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium in Norman, but the school's Board of Regents has yet to discuss the proposal.
    Outlaws' Situation Upsets USFL's Simmons:: http://newsok.com/article/2074699

    If the XFL can obtain a good TV contract with NBA type revenue-sharing the XFL can make it. Right now, fans are bored with the player debacle going on in the NFL. Oklahoma is football country worth exploring by the XFL. Jim Ross (currently resides in Norman & OU Alum) may have already put a bug in McMahon ear.

    Look for St. Louis, San Diego, Memphis, Birmingham, Oklahoma City or Tulsa to be on the XFL's radar.

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    Yeah I really think OKC might already be something the XFL looks into as a market that has one professional team but void of one for football. There is a lot of people I know hat would buy tickets to this especially if they are reasonably priced comeoares to the nfl.

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    XFL is like the Jerry Springer of football.

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    Not sure if this is true or not but always heard that Boren made sure the field at memorial stadium would be long enough to make sure soccer would fit at memorial stadium. Thats why the sidelines are bigger than most football stadiums.
    isn't a soccer pitch is generally wider than 100 yards?

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    Not wider than 100 yards, but wider than football for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradh View Post
    Not wider than 100 yards, but wider than football for sure
    you are right like 53 yards for football, and 70-80 for soccer

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    It’s very noticeable when they have soccer games at Jerry’s world in Arlington. There is only a couple feet of grass between the corner posts and the concrete there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugofbeer View Post
    XFL is like the Jerry Springer of football.
    Yeah, I don't think OU would even want XFL playing in their stadium. Their aware of all the future challenges football will face and they don't want to add to those challenges for such a gimmicky concept.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL starts it's own developmental league. I'm kinda surprised they haven't already. If you have ever watched hard knocks on HBO there are so many talented players that get cut. Maybe bring back some of the talent that goes to the CFL, and be above the talent of arena league. I think it would be very successful. They would play over the spring and summer, and those prospects who do well could make it on the parent team in the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worthy cook View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL starts it's own developmental league. I'm kinda surprised they haven't already. If you have ever watched hard knocks on HBO there are so many talented players that get cut. Maybe bring back some of the talent that goes to the CFL, and be above the talent of arena league. I think it would be very successful. They would play over the spring and summer, and those prospects who do well could make it on the parent team in the fall.
    The NFL have the luxury of college football as their developmental league, don't look for them to buck this trend.

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