Started by Blue In BC, September 28, 2021, 06:20:27 PM
Quote from: theaardvark on May 01, 2022, 03:31:31 AMSo, nothing on network TV this week? Weird...
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 01, 2022, 01:46:26 PMThere were 2 games on Fox yesterday. I watched parts of both. No fans for the 1st game but there was a crowd of a few thousand for the Birmingham game. Couldn't tell how large it was but the most I've seen since game 1.Didn't find either game all that interesting. Aside from the quality level of play, I don't have any association with players, team cities involved etc. Part of the fan aspect requires a crowd involvement supporting their team.I wasn't watching much but I think even that will decrease for me. Time to focus on our draft and up and coming TC.
Quote from: theaardvark on May 01, 2022, 07:44:05 PMWeird, I guess when I set my PVR for USFL, it didn't pick up the FOX channel, just NBC... so I didn't see either broadcast game this week. Have to wonder if Fubo or Peacock are getting any traffic..As to association based on city... other than Birmingham, there are no team/city alliances. And not many recognizable names at all... or any that have stood out enough to encourage following them...Is limiting broadcast games a good way to build followers?
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 01, 2022, 08:09:32 PMI'm wondering the same thing abut limiting broadcast games. Two games of four per week are only on the Fubo or other pay type networks.I don't understand why they did this and what the plans for 2023 might look like. Seems like a horrible business model IMO.
Quote from: theaardvark on May 01, 2022, 08:11:53 PMI guess they are trying to cover all the bases, might be trying to prove the league can drive business to the pay networks, and if that fails, next year be 100% FOX content...
Quote from: theaardvark on May 02, 2022, 08:33:43 PMSo, for those looking for Dobson in a USFL jersey...Dave Naylor@TSNDaveNaylorOL Liam Dobson, No. 3 overall pick of last year?s @CFL Draft, will attend mini-camps with the @ChicagoBears and @Saints. Had signed a @USFL contract this spring but denied P1 work visa because league does not have $10 million in revenue, according to agent Marty Magid. #bombersSo, the USFL is so lame that you can't get a work visa to play for them... #sad
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 02, 2022, 08:54:54 PMWell that's interesting. Not good for Dobson. Bears drafted three OL and the Saints at least 2. Even making it to an NFL TC might not happen. So he could be in Winnipeg in 2022. Those camps run May 6 - 16th.
Quote from: theaardvark on May 02, 2022, 09:02:42 PMBut with his passport.. oh wait... no ratio in the NFL... The question then moves to, is it better to bounce around looking to get a PR spot in the NFL, or come to Canada and play. Can he land a spot on the Bombers and get on the field? He could easily take Eli's spot, but can he get Dejarlais'? Because if he wants to get a kick at teh NFL, the best bet might be to take the route Dejarlais did...
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 02, 2022, 09:36:33 PMDesjarlais signed a futures contract and will be at an NFL TC. Dobson is just a mini camp invite. The Saints just signed 17 UDFA players.I think Dobson doesn't make it to an NFL TC.
Quote from: theaardvark on May 02, 2022, 10:38:08 PMExactly, but not making a TC doesn't mean you can't work your way onto a PR somewhere along the line... teams are always trying out hoggies... so there is a chance he could find a PR spot eventually. But coming north gets him a PR spot for sure, possibly an AR spot and he could earn the chance to play.