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    In its second season, the UFL is establishing itself to be what NFL Europe was, only better. I'm planning on watching some of the games this year, as they'll be broadcast on HDnet and Versus. I don't know if players could be drafted out of the UFL, but obviously anyone who separates himself from the competition there is going to get some looks from NFL teams. They'll have some talented players this year, including Jeff Garcia, Ahman Green, and others. Those guys aren't considered potential NFL-ers anymore, but one of their teammates is- Maurice Clarrett. I've been thinking about Clarrett in particular; he's still only 26 years old, and obviously he's not going to have much "wear on his tires," so to speak. Is the talent still there? That's what the UFL could show us. I'll keep coming back to this thread as I catch what UFL games I can, hopefully there's other posters here who are just as intrigued by the potential of this new league.

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    You can just tell by the amount of posts in this thread how popular the UFL is. haha.

    I think we have like maybe three "serious" fans at most and that may be generous.

    Thanks BoneKrusher^

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6_j52DziMy4 (the man)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=2g6S3Anto7c
    KO KNOWS

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    • #3
      I tried I really did I just couldn't get in to it.

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      • #4
        I like Claretts potential. Green making sure he does everything right it should be fun watching the NightHawks.

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        • #5
          I haven't actually watched a game yet. But I imagine they'd play pretty much like college All-Star games. Obviously they lack the tradition that makes college football compelling. I don't really expect this to be a super-popular topic; it's just a single thread under the rather large umbrella of "Pro Football." But it can be the go-to spot to see who looked good against whoever else. I'm sure that as time goes by, there'll eventually be some Kurt Warner, Jake Delhomme, Fred Jackson, etc. stories where some guy tears it up in an alternate league (UFL being the only other NFL standard-field league) before he gets his big shot. The idea is to try to be the guy who, in 20 years, gets to say, "I SAW HIM PLAY IN THE UFL AND KNEW HE'D BE GREAT."

          Haha... But yeah.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Splat View Post
            I tried I really did I just couldn't get in to it.
            They'll at least have better uniforms this year. Last year everything looked pretty awful, like the teams came ready-made in box sets from Wal-Mart.

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            • #7
              I'm sorry but better uniforms is not enough for me to tune in.

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              • #8
                Where I was coming from is that it hardly even seemed like a real league last year, because everything looked the same, not to mention bad. It's going to continue to grow and establish itself, find its niche, and in its second year I'm sure the quality of the competition is going to be significantly better than it was in year 1. So I wasn't clear enough if you assumed that better uniforms were the primary reason I plan to tune in this year. But better uniforms do reinforce a team identity, which to most people enhances the interest in the games. I just like the idea of the NFL having something like a legitimate minor league, a role the UFL could easily assume. I mean, don't tell me you don't want to see guys with huge, raw, athletic potential like Joe Webb or Jameson Konz get a chance to *get on a field and play professional football* for a couple of years while they hone their prodigious natural abilities for use at the NFL level. It'd be a lot of fun to watch.

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                • #9
                  I just don't think it's going to make it, I watched a few games last year were I have seen more fans at a high school game in the stands.

                  I'm not against the UFL more power to them if they can keep it going and have it turn in to a minor league for the NFL, I just think it's a long shot.
                  Last edited by Splat; 09-04-2010, 08:41 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Fair enough.

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                    • #11
                      The UFL will survive, guys. They aren't stupid like Vince McMahon and the XFaiL.

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                      • #12
                        http://www.ufl-football.com/news/kno...out-rosenblatt

                        Sounds like they're happy to have a team in Omaha.

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                        • #13
                          Most of these teams are filled with Ex-NFL bust/retirees rather than college players that weren't given a chance, except kickers. Geno made it to the NFL after starting in the UFL.

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                          • #14
                            The only way this could possibly be turned into a minor league type dealio is if they put an age cap on rosters. Maybe something like no more than 3 players over the age of 25 on the team. That way you know you are primarily getting guys who are very inexperienced at an NFL level.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Caddy View Post
                              The only way this could possibly be turned into a minor league type dealio is if they put an age cap on rosters. Maybe something like no more than 3 players over the age of 25 on the team. That way you know you are primarily getting guys who are very inexperienced at an NFL level.
                              At some point they should do that. But for right now it seems in order to gain popularity they are taking everyone that has some kind of name assoication.

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