Thursday, February 13, 2020

If Only They Would

I watched parts of a few XFL games this weekend.

I'm not going to pretend that the games were good. They weren't. But the NFL is using the XFL as in incubator for some really, really interesting rules changes (in particular, the kickoff) that might be adopted next season.

A second outdoor football league will never succeed in this country. Well, it will never succeed unless the winner of the league gets promoted to the NFL for the next season, and the worst team gets relegated.

That will never happen, because no NFL owner would take that chance, but that would create a thriving second league with a ton of fan interest, and the playoff games would get huge ratings.

Plus, the quality of football in the second league would be much higher, because teams would be competing to move up to the big time.

Too bad that won't happen.

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