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smshmth8690 : 2/8/2020 3:52 pm
I'm only half kidding. I'm interested to hear how it's going, if anyone is watching.
Feel free to German at any time.
I can heargushing over the quality....  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/8/2020 3:56 pm : link
"Minor League Football Fever - Catch It!"

This is garbage. And the production is a joke too. You have the coaches mic'd up. Steve Levy is making every play sound like it is a Super Bowl winning score and the sideline reporters are
I can hear....  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/8/2020 3:59 pm : link
"Minor League Football Fever - Catch It!"

This is garbage. And the production is a joke too. You have the coaches mic'd up. Steve Levy is making every play sound like it is a Super Bowl winning score and the sideline reporters are gushing over the quality.

The level of play seems like Division II football. Passes are short, off target and floating. Defenses are looking slow. It is going to be a league that will have to rely on gimmicks, and I don't see that holding people's attention.
Jim Zorn was caught on mic  
Mr. Bungle : 2/8/2020 4:03 pm : link
saying, "Darn it!"
RE: I can hear....  
smshmth8690 : 2/8/2020 4:04 pm : link
In comment 14806852 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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"Minor League Football Fever - Catch It!"

This is garbage. And the production is a joke too. You have the coaches mic'd up. Steve Levy is making every play sound like it is a Super Bowl winning score and the sideline reporters are gushing over the quality.

The level of play seems like Division II football. Passes are short, off target and floating. Defenses are looking slow. It is going to be a league that will have to rely on gimmicks, and I don't see that holding people's attention.


I'm hoping Gilbride hits someone with a chair tomorrow.
Jim Zorn is covering his mouth when he calls in plays,  
Mr. Bungle : 2/8/2020 4:06 pm : link
even though the TV broadcast has him mic'ed up for play calls.
It's not terrible  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 2/8/2020 4:14 pm : link
At least the game is exciting and seems like they have an OK crowd.
RE: Jim Zorn was caught on mic  
USAF NYG Fan : 2/8/2020 5:15 pm : link
In comment 14806854 Mr. Bungle said:
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saying, "Darn it!"

Well along these lines a player after getting a personal foul called on him. He said fucking and the censor, hand on the mute button, was late. You heard fucking, and then about 5 seconds of silence before they turned the sound back on.

That being said, since the only sport I watch is football, at least it's something. The play caller, QB, refs, and even the replay booth is mic'd up. You can even tell that the play caller could be heard over the loudspeaker at the stadium.

I'm not sure how you can play a game when the defense knows what play you are running but that's what they appear to be doing. Still, I have to admit it's kind of interesting. Hearing the play caller fumble around his words is kinda funny but it also makes if seem, less professional. I kinda like the under the hood feel to it but I imagine that feeling won't last long.
Well at least we're not the worst team  
Geomon : 2/8/2020 5:20 pm : link
in professional football.
RE: Well at least we're not the worst team  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 2/8/2020 5:46 pm : link
In comment 14806875 Geomon said:
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in professional football.


Fuck off man. GMEN forever.
RE: I can hear....  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 2/8/2020 5:48 pm : link
In comment 14806852 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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"Minor League Football Fever - Catch It!"

This is garbage. And the production is a joke too. You have the coaches mic'd up. Steve Levy is making every play sound like it is a Super Bowl winning score and the sideline reporters are gushing over the quality.

The level of play seems like Division II football. Passes are short, off target and floating. Defenses are looking slow. It is going to be a league that will have to rely on gimmicks, and I don't see that holding people's attention.


Weren't you all gung-ho for the AFF. What's the huge difference between the AFF which was underfunded and destined to fail and the XFL who has Vince McMahon money bags backing it?
Much better quality than what the giants  
micky : 2/8/2020 5:51 pm : link
have been putting forth last several years. Says a lot
I'm actually enjoying the games.  
BlackLight : 2/8/2020 6:33 pm : link
.
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I am Ninja : 2/8/2020 6:36 pm : link
Not like anything else worth watching this time of year.
Anyone shitting on the XFL  
BlackLight : 2/8/2020 6:41 pm : link
because of the quality of the play better not be watching college football.
RE: I can heargushing over the quality....  
HomerJones45 : 2/8/2020 6:56 pm : link
In comment 14806847 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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"Minor League Football Fever - Catch It!"

This is garbage. And the production is a joke too. You have the coaches mic'd up. Steve Levy is making every play sound like it is a Super Bowl winning score and the sideline reporters are
So don't watch it. We'll try and get along without your astute commentary.
RE: Much better quality than what the giants  
Mr. Bungle : 2/8/2020 7:00 pm : link
In comment 14806879 micky said:
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have been putting forth last several years. Says a lot

Except the Giants would beat any of these teams by three scores.
WHEN ARE WE GONNA SEE  
BlackLight : 2/8/2020 7:17 pm : link
A DOUBLE-FORWARD PASS???
Im enjoying these games  
John In CO : 2/8/2020 7:21 pm : link
Im at least somewhat familiar with some of the players either through their NFL stints or college. Crowd seems in to it, like a few of the wrinkles. Not the NFL, but im a huge CFB fan, and thats not the NFL either.

I think some people decided they were gonna hate this product before they ever saw a snap, and thats just how it is. Then again some people pretty much seem to just hate EVERYTHING:).
I need to decide which team to root for  
BlackLight : 2/8/2020 7:44 pm : link
Which really means I need to decide the basis upon which I decide which team root for. I think it'll either be the LA team (because I live here) or the NY team (because I grew up there).

I don't want to make it about which team is actually better than the other - that's just lame. But I'm looking for a sign from the heavens as to which should be my team.
Some good ideas here  
Paulie Walnuts : 2/8/2020 7:57 pm : link
Especially the kick off.. like to see pepper Johnson do well
It not  
jtfuoco : 2/8/2020 9:39 pm : link
Bad football but I am going to give it some time before I really jump in and start paying attention to it. I went full in support for the AFL only to see them not even finish the season.
RE: Anyone shitting on the XFL  
cokeduplt : 2/8/2020 10:16 pm : link
In comment 14806905 BlackLight said:
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because of the quality of the play better not be watching college football.


Itís Football. No one is expecting NFL caliber talent but I will check it out because itís football
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I am Ninja : 2/8/2020 10:47 pm : link
It's not like the NFL product has been worth shit for 6 or 7 years now...
didn't even  
Allen in CNJ : 2/9/2020 6:43 am : link
turn it on
I was wondering if anyone here  
Gman11 : 2/9/2020 7:50 am : link
was watching it. I won't. The only thing they'll have in common with the NFL is the showboating. A guy drops three passes then does a little dance when he gets a first down. A db is ten yards from the receiver then does a little celebration when the receiver drops the pass like he did something special. It all the things I dislike about the NFL without the level of play. Good luck to them.
I watched most of the 2 games yesterday,and as a NJ resident  
TheMick7 : 2/9/2020 8:41 am : link
I will embrace the Guardians as "my XFL team". I saw good good & bad in yesterday's games,as one would expect from a fledgling league in their first week of startup. Walker,the former Temple QB,on Houston,was a standout & a prototype to the type of mobile QB the NFL is now embracing.Their opponent,the LA Wildcats,had a 26 year old Princeton QB (Kanoff?SP) who was beyond horrible (Josh Johnson is their starter,out with groin pull) & with them being miked up,was constantly critical of his WRS when the reality was,he just sucked (and so did his OLine w/#70 doing more "watchout" blocks then I've seen in a while). Their KO rule seems to be something the NFL could adopt & its' point after option of 1,2 or 3 points makes the game more interesting. Looking forward to watching the Guardians game at 2:00 on FOX.
I was busy yesterday and couldnt watch  
UConn4523 : 2/9/2020 8:59 am : link
but I hope it does well. It will never be a threat to the NFL but if they are able to do a few things better it could make things interesting as far as image is concerned. The NFL has gotten really lazy with rules, and constantly send mixed message about safety. XFL is basically putting it all out on the table might get some interesting data by seasons end.
RE: I was wondering if anyone here  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 2/9/2020 9:17 am : link
In comment 14807116 Gman11 said:
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was watching it. I won't. The only thing they'll have in common with the NFL is the showboating. A guy drops three passes then does a little dance when he gets a first down. A db is ten yards from the receiver then does a little celebration when the receiver drops the pass like he did something special. It all the things I dislike about the NFL without the level of play. Good luck to them.


I watched  
Banks : 2/9/2020 11:01 am : link
but with the sound off. I have 3 tvs in hangout room, but I let little man watch Mickey on the big tv as I watched on one of the 32" ones. I liked what I saw, but I missed out on the mic'd up stuff. I don't think that'll interest me much past the first couple games. Other than punting, the new rules are interesting and not crazy (like the old fight for the ball "coin toss")
XFL...  
jonnyess : 2/9/2020 4:37 pm : link
is on my roster of sports I'm LEAST interested in:

1. WNBA
2. Soccer (any soccer)
3. NIT tournament
4. Women's NCAA D2 JV hockey
5. XFL
RE: XFL...  
Default : 2/9/2020 4:46 pm : link
In comment 14807372 jonnyess said:
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is on my roster of sports I'm LEAST interested in:

1. WNBA
2. Soccer (any soccer)
3. NIT tournament
4. Women's NCAA D2 JV hockey
5. XFL


Then why are you in this thread, asshole.
A couple of my friends went today  
UConn4523 : 2/9/2020 6:53 pm : link
and said the overall experience is much better than an NFL game. He said they do a much better job with entertaining in between gameplay, thereís no lines because the attendance is smaller which means getting there and leaving is also easier. Not to mention more affordable.

Sounds like live entertainment is at a premium where it just isnít in the NFL. NFL is a much better at home experience while XFL is likely the opposite. Will be interesting to see the ratings and how they do over the long haul.
Former Giant  
Ned In Atlanta : 2/9/2020 7:18 pm : link
Alonzo russell with a big td catch
RE: RE: I can hear....  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/9/2020 7:28 pm : link
In comment 14806878 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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In comment 14806852 FatMan in Charlotte said:


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"Minor League Football Fever - Catch It!"

This is garbage. And the production is a joke too. You have the coaches mic'd up. Steve Levy is making every play sound like it is a Super Bowl winning score and the sideline reporters are gushing over the quality.

The level of play seems like Division II football. Passes are short, off target and floating. Defenses are looking slow. It is going to be a league that will have to rely on gimmicks, and I don't see that holding people's attention.



Weren't you all gung-ho for the AFF. What's the huge difference between the AFF which was underfunded and destined to fail and the XFL who has Vince McMahon money bags backing it?


I was completely against the AFF as well. Putting mediocre football out there just isn't appealing. I predicted the AFF would last a season. I was wrong!

It's like expecting the D-League to gain traction among fans and viewers. And Steve Levy shrieking like a teenage girl at a 7 yard gain isn't going to get people to flock to watch, either.
RE: RE: XFL...  
Paulie Walnuts : 2/9/2020 7:37 pm : link
In comment 14807381 Default said:
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In comment 14807372 jonnyess said:


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is on my roster of sports I'm LEAST interested in:

1. WNBA
2. Soccer (any soccer)
3. NIT tournament
4. Women's NCAA D2 JV hockey
5. XFL



Then why are you in this thread, asshole.
yeah really .. I'm enjoying it its football like college if it's on, I'll watch it
The games were fun  
Geomon : 2/9/2020 7:37 pm : link
Sorry snobs.
RE: RE: XFL...  
jonnyess : 2/10/2020 9:41 am : link
In comment 14807381 Default said:
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In comment 14807372 jonnyess said:


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is on my roster of sports I'm LEAST interested in:

1. WNBA
2. Soccer (any soccer)
3. NIT tournament
4. Women's NCAA D2 JV hockey
5. XFL



Then why are you in this thread, asshole.


It's how I roll, inbred.
See, I've never understood this point of view at all  
Greg from LI : 2/10/2020 9:47 am : link
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He said they do a much better job with entertaining in between gameplay


I go to a football game to be entertained by the football game, not because of stupid little sideshows.
I liked it way more than I expected  
bhill410 : 2/10/2020 9:54 am : link
Quality was much higher than original XFL and pace of play and rule modifications all worked for me. Hoping this sticks as something to watch outside of college basketball for next month.
NFL games aren't very entertaining  
UConn4523 : 2/10/2020 9:54 am : link
especially live. Its probably my least favorite of the pro sports to watch live.
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