Started by Blue In BC, September 19, 2023, 10:54:10 PM
Quote from: Blue In BC on September 19, 2023, 10:55:31 PMNews that the XFL / USFL leagues are going to merge for 2024 season. What a cluster****.
Quote from: TecnoGenius on September 19, 2023, 10:59:02 PMMerge as in there will be double the number of teams but in one league now? Or merge as in most of the players from one merge into the existing teams of the other?It's the smart move. There isn't enough room in the market for so many silly leagues. This buys them another year or 3 before they are all bankrupt.This only helps the CFL. How could any good player look at a secure and steady CFL contract vs a league-could-disappear-tomorrow contract?
Quote from: Blue In BC on September 20, 2023, 01:12:55 PMJust a guess on my part but I think of the 16 teams they will be down to 10 or 12. I'd guess the USFL name tag has slightly more credibility and that league will " draft / absorb " the XFL rosters. USFL had a better TV deal IIRC so this is just a buy out of the XFL ( $12 and a bag chips ). I didn't see too many actual details other than it was probable that they merge.Too many teams for all 16 to survive IMO.
Quote from: Blue In BC on September 20, 2023, 03:55:14 PMThere was an interesting comment on the other site. It suggested an XFL and a USFL division. I don't really think that works either since their are different rules in the two leagues. At some point when they play a " championship" game that mucks up the works even more.IMO there has to be a winner and a loser in this outcome with only one name surviving. There may be some sort of change to ownership etc. However did either league make a profit? Does anyone expect any iteration in 2024 to make a profit?I smell toast.