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On 2/10/2020 at 9:15 AM, Jayrok said:

Would like to see Greg Olsen get the MNF job either replacing booger or joining them putting booger back in his obstructed (-ing) view chair.

He's done NFL games on FOX during his bye weeks in the past and has had a standing offer/contract waiting for him since before last season.

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58 minutes ago, Cold Dead Hands said:

Our family has adopted the BattleHawks. It is stupid and awesome simultaneously

OMG.  We also adopted the BattleHawks.  I let my wife pick our team based solely on the names before the games last weekend.

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6 hours ago, Cold Dead Hands said:

I feel like the XFL is taunting my fantasy football teams by trotting our players that I faithfully held on my bench like Cameron Artis Payne and McGloin.

YES. The fact that Matt Jones and Christine Michael are on the same team that my wife chose for us to root for "based on the name" makes me think she planned to taunt me.

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3 hours ago, TheIronSheik said:

I was thinking last night that it's funny that people are complaining the names of the teams are too plain and simple.  But then also complaining that the Battle Hawks is too dumb and not simple enough.  

Starting to think these people would be upset no matter what the team names were.

To paraphrase Rick Sanchez, "You can't just add an action word to a mascot word and hope it means something. Now, let's go root for the Battle Hawks."

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5 hours ago, [scooter] said:

Did you ever stash Christine Michael? He had a perfectly Christine-Michael-kind-of-performance on Sunday, with 7 carries for 0 yards. Plus a fumble.

I bet he's still rostered in 99% of XFL fantasy leagues, though. Can't give up the dream on a fluke game, ya know!

I read on some site that ranked the XFL players for fantasy and Michael was the #1 overall player to own.  Ouch.

 

4 hours ago, Capella said:

Instantly would be the second best guy on tv behind Romo imo 

For sure.  Smart, doesn't trip over himself speech-wise, great commentary.

Hopefully he has another year or two in him, though ... could use him in a TE-friendly dynasty league I'm in.

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On 2/10/2020 at 12:59 PM, cheeseypoof said:

Google the old World League of American Football Orlando Thunder uniforms.  Similar shade of unnatural green.

We found these at a factory outlet in college and outfitted our whole intramural flag football team in them. Nothing quite like a bunch of supremely unathletic engineering students running into each other in identical, atomic green Scott Mitchell jerseys.

ETA: Think I still have mine.

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38 minutes ago, TheIronSheik said:

Highest rated sport of the weekend.

second highest.    The PGA Sunday pro-am event drew 3.51m viewers.

The XFL however was the highest in the key 18-48 demographic.

As mentioned before though, first week ratings and attendance are meaningless.  The numbers in the middle of the season will give every one a much better feel for where things stand.

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7 minutes ago, NewlyRetired said:

By the way, just to show how much times have changed on tv, the XFL did 3.3m viewers this weekend, which looks wonderful especially if it holds.   The first incarnation of the XFL drew over 14 million viewers to the first game.

First XFL game was on a Saturday night in prime time leading into SNL.  I honestly don't know if that matters, but that might be something.  

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12 hours ago, Rustoleum said:

We found these at a factory outlet in college and outfitted our whole intramural flag football team in them. Nothing quite like a bunch of supremely unathletic engineering students running into each other in identical, atomic green Scott Mitchell jerseys.

ETA: Think I still have mine.

Awesome!!!!

Ashamed to admit I saw them play the NY/NJ Knights in the Meadowlands.

🤦🏼‍♂️😂🤣😂

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When it was announced STL would be getting a team there was a large contingent of lol supporters.  The best I can tell a lot of those people are now legit fans and I understand  that tickets for the home opener are going for $100 each.  I think it got a 7.1 rating for the game Sunday which is cra-cra.

For you Battlehawks fans, the unofficial cheer is *KA-KAW! KA-KAW!*

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9 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

When it was announced STL would be getting a team there was a large contingent of lol supporters.  The best I can tell a lot of those people are now legit fans and I understand  that tickets for the home opener are going for $100 each.  I think it got a 7.1 rating for the game Sunday which is cra-cra.

For you Battlehawks fans, the unofficial cheer is *KA-KAW! KA-KAW!*

Of course it is.

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12 hours ago, Rustoleum said:

We found these at a factory outlet in college and outfitted our whole intramural flag football team in them. Nothing quite like a bunch of supremely unathletic engineering students running into each other in identical, atomic green Scott Mitchell jerseys.

ETA: Think I still have mine.

I thought the Thunder's unis were the coolest thing back in the day.  Loved their look.  

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2 hours ago, St. Louis Bob said:

When it was announced STL would be getting a team there was a large contingent of lol supporters.  The best I can tell a lot of those people are now legit fans and I understand  that tickets for the home opener are going for $100 each.  I think it got a 7.1 rating for the game Sunday which is cra-cra.

For you Battlehawks fans, the unofficial cheer is *KA-KAW! KA-KAW!*

The kicker is from Millsaps College!!!!!!!   I about fell to the floor when I heard that announced on Sunday.  I've never EVER heard the name Millsaps College as an alum for any athlete in any sport until now.  

So, anyhow Catshirt, I'm a size XL. :wub:

 

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2 hours ago, St. Louis Bob said:

:lmao:  Not my creation.  The mascot for my boy's elementary school was "The Hawks" and they would end correspondence with *SCREECH!* which makes a lot more sense if you've ever actually observed hawks.

Did @Otis go there?

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50 minutes ago, Rustoleum said:

Found it!

Some opposing nerd actually protested that we were all #12.

Lord almighty, that’s horrific. 
 

I’ve adopted the NY Guardians, both as a former NYer as well as a McGloin/Raiders fan. Also, as a Raiders fan, any team with a mostly-black color scheme catches my eye.

 
My family has adopted a "Damn, is there MORE football?! I thought this was over. I don’t give a crap" position on the XFL. 

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On 2/11/2020 at 12:19 PM, General Malaise said:

Lines are out :coffee:

NY Guardians +5 at DC Defenders

Tampa Bay Vipers -2.5 @ Seattle Dragons

Dallas Renegades -4.5 @ LA Wildcats

St. Louis Battlehawks +8 @ Houston Roughnecks

 

 

Guardians +7 now.  Took them and added the OVER 47 for this one.

Tampa -1  O/U 43.5

Dallas -4  O/U  47.5

Houston -7.5  O/U 49.5


Am thinking the Totals have come down after last week's inflated numbers.  Perhaps the offenses have figured some things out and we'll see some higher scoring contests.

 

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On 2/9/2020 at 5:47 PM, Capella said:

Yes. He’s definitely getting reps for a bigger job one day. Enjoyed him shredding Trestman or whatever his name his.  

He's done several NFL games in the past. He's a natural at it.

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2 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

In on Guardians +7

And Seattle +1.5

I don’t remember if I saw Seattle play or not, but I did see Tampa play. Maybe they’ll win this week but I’m betting against them at least every week until they do. Hoo boy they sucked

Seattle and TB look like they are clearly the two bottom-dwellers of the league.   

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On 2/12/2020 at 6:02 PM, Capella said:

“Ticket sales for the Seattle Dragons home opener Saturday against the Tampa Bay Vipers have surpassed 25,000, and the team hopes the crowd at CenturyLink Field will reach 30,000, Dragons president Ryan Gustafson said Tuesday.“


Holy crap 

Yeah I heard they opened up a few other sections at the Link and those tickets sold out in 20 minutes.

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7 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Seattle and TB look like they are clearly the two bottom-dwellers of the league.   

I think Seattle lost to the best team in the XFL.  We'll see how it goes at home for them.  I think Houston and DC are the top teams so far.  Until Josh Johnson returns from injury, LA is a bottom dweller too.

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43 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

I think Seattle lost to the best team in the XFL.  We'll see how it goes at home for them.  I think Houston and DC are the top teams so far.  Until Josh Johnson returns from injury, LA is a bottom dweller too.

I'm still leaning toward unders based on bad QB play and simple offenses.  Last week I teased all 4 under and won.  This week taking Battlehawks +8, Dragons +3, Guardians/Defenders u48, and teased all but the Seattle/TB game under.   

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I thought one of the broadcasts mentioned a few players only having a couple of weeks of practice?  And that there was limited or no contact until the first games.

Hoping the play improves as players get their feet under them.  Especially the QBs.

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8 hours ago, Hov34 said:

Would the best XFL team (I have no idea who that would be) beat the best College team (LSU, Clemson, Ohio State)?
 

Of course. Almost all the xfl guys were drafted or made nfl camps. Some guys played multiple years in the league. College team would have more top-end talent but would get killed on the lines of scrimmage. 

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5 hours ago, WDIK2 said:

I thought one of the broadcasts mentioned a few players only having a couple of weeks of practice?  And that there was limited or no contact until the first games.

Hoping the play improves as players get their feet under them.  Especially the QBs.

The league limited contact (pads) practices to one week before opening day to limit injuries. 

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