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    XFL and CFL are merging????

    Two leagues enter into formal talks exploring potential for collaboration and innovation to grow the game of football


    TORONTO & Greenwich, CT - The Canadian Football League (CFL) and XFL owners Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson, and RedBird Capital have agreed to work together to identify opportunities for the leagues to collaborate, innovate, and grow the game of football.

    Statement from Randy Ambrosie, CFL Commissioner:

    “Canada has an exciting game and devoted fans, and our discussion with the XFL provides a tremendous opportunity to build on that strong foundation. We look forward to exploring how we might work with one of the most innovative sports brands in the world to grow the game, engage fans in new ways, and reach new audiences. We look forward to seeing what possibilities our discussions might uncover, and to sharing those with our fans as the process unfolds.”

    Statement from Dany Garcia, XFL Chairwoman and Owner:

    “Since we first acquired the XFL, we have focused on identifying partners who share our vision and values on and off the field. A vision filled with opportunity, innovation and the highest level of entertainment value for the benefit of our athletes, fans and communities. The CFL has expressed that similar sentiment and jointly we recognize a great opportunity to build exciting innovative football experiences that make the most of each league's unique strengths. I look forward to our continued discussions and we will update the sports community as we have more to share.”

    Statement from Jeffrey Pollack, XFL President and CEO:

    "We are honored and excited to be in discussions with the CFL. It's clear through our early conversations that we share a passion for football, an expansive sense of possibility, and a deep desire to create more opportunity for players and fans across North America and around the world. Blending the CFL’s rich heritage with our fresh thinking, and the unique reach and experience of our ownership, could be transformative for the game. We look forward to learning more about what's possible together with the CFL and where our shared passion takes us."

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    That would be really smart. There are a lot of NFL markets open and if the XFL would drop its gimicks it has a chance to be pretty successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger T. Bannon View Post
    That would be really smart. There are a lot of NFL markets open and if the XFL would drop its gimicks it has a chance to be pretty successful.
    I would get rid of the conversion nonsense.

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    Canada is so scared of the virus I doubt they ever play sports again.

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    Good move. If they merge hopefully they get rid of silly rules and adopt NFL rules.

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    agree with everyone about losing the silly gimmick rules

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    Not a bad move

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    U guys talking about the xtra pt rules

    agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily_Haines View Post
    Canada is so scared of the virus I doubt they ever play sports again.
    They're playing hockey right now pal

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    Didn't they basically do this once already?

    There were teams in Baltimore, birmingham, las Vegas...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    Didn't they basically do this once already?

    There were teams in Baltimore, birmingham, las Vegas...


    It wasn’t a merge it was expansion..I remember the Miami Manatee in the CFL for some reason that name stuck with me. .
    Last edited by Al Masters; 03-10-21 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Landers View Post
    They're playing hockey right now pal
    NBA team in Florida and border closed for the last year

    Covid jails for international travelers

    They are scared shitless

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    CFL is desperate.

    They were in financial before the Kung Flu, and now it's worse. Same for some individual teams.

    Everyone working hard to create a profitable product.

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    Does the CFL have a requirement that a certain percentage of players have to be Canadian? That would not work. I don't see this happening though. Neither side is smart enough to make a go of it. You've got to play for keeps and steal away NCAA talent. They are not going to do that.

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    3.5 downs


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    Quote Originally Posted by KVB View Post
    CFL is desperate.

    They were in financial before the Kung Flu, and now it's worse. Same for some individual teams.

    Everyone working hard to create a profitable product.
    Even if by miracle they do play they are scared shitless to allow any fans in the stadium. Not a good a plan when you're already broke and most of the revenue comes from paid attendence. I read an article saying that it would be better off for them to cancel this year and try to play in 2022.

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    3 downs in Canada 4 in the US!

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    I can’t hurt

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    i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger T. Bannon View Post
    Does the CFL have a requirement that a certain percentage of players have to be Canadian? That would not work. I don't see this happening though. Neither side is smart enough to make a go of it. You've got to play for keeps and steal away NCAA talent. They are not going to do that.
    Yes they do have a "ratio" rule requiring teams to have Canadian players.

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    XFL was the best!!

    I fully supported that league and bet it. I made money off XFL. I loved it!! Bring it back I say even if it's a merger of leagues!!

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    Bring the ball scramble back

    Coin tosses are for pussies

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    Do they have to wait to file the bankruptcy papers, or can they do it before they start????

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    CFL starts in Late June, goes until the sunday after Thanksgiving. Can't see them ever moving those dates

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    In the CFL the score can be 1-0 for a team.

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