Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum

Dallas may get XFL franchise

User avatar
itsjrd1964
Posts: 254
Joined: 28 Jul 2018 07:38

Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby itsjrd1964 » 02 Dec 2018 01:17

Yes, the same XFL that tried and failed years ago, is apparently trying again. Dallas is looking like 1 of 8 cities due to get an XFL team.

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas ... hereabouts

DPatel304
Posts: 1080
Joined: 19 Oct 2016 18:49

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby DPatel304 » 02 Dec 2018 14:45

Haha.. wow. This is going to be an even bigger failure the second time around. I'm curious to see if they are going to do anything differently this time around, or if they are just hoping a second attempt will somehow work out for them.

They were in a much better position to do this the first time around, as WWE was much higher in popularity. That's definitely not the case any more, and, on top of that, everyone still remembers the XFL and remembers how badly it failed. At least the first time around it was new, so people like me watched it out of sheer curiosity. This time around, I won't really waste my time.

Also, I seem to recall that they tried to market XFL as being 'more Xtreme' than the NFL. Not only is the only 'Xtreme' marketing way out of date, but it's terrible timing considering a lot of people, these days, are starting to think that the NFL might be a bit too dangerous as it is. There's been a lot more attention drawn to all the potential head trauma that players can suffer from.

I haven't followed WWE in more than a decade, but, to me, this just seems like a completely desperate move by Vince McMahon. He would be better off picking cities that don't currently have NFL teams, starting a new sport all together, or making the XFL a European league instead.

User avatar
muncien
Posts: 724
Joined: 25 Oct 2016 08:46
Location: Cypress Waters

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby muncien » 04 Dec 2018 10:34

Having attended every LA Extreme home game (including playoffs and championship game) of the inaugural (and only) season, I am all up for addition. The environment was quite awesome, to tell you the truth. As much of a cowboy's fan as I am, I cannot go to the stadium to watch a game. Too expensive, and too much a pain. But, I'll gladly pay $25 to go see an XFL game. It's far more laid back and enjoyable. Heck, that's why I go to high school playoff games.
It'll be nice to have some more affordable alternatives.
"He doesn't know how to use the three seashells..."

User avatar
tamtagon
Site Admin
Posts: 1390
Joined: 16 Oct 2016 12:04

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby tamtagon » 04 Dec 2018 11:16

I think I'm supposed to want this at Fair Park Cotton Bowl.

User avatar
exelone31
Posts: 314
Joined: 31 Oct 2016 11:35

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby exelone31 » 04 Dec 2018 11:20

I know it's not quite apples to apples, but it reminds me a bit of the old Dallas Desperados Arena League franchise. Those games were GREAT! Hoping they can capture some similar energy at a lower price point.

DPatel304
Posts: 1080
Joined: 19 Oct 2016 18:49

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby DPatel304 » 04 Dec 2018 11:31

Guess I was mistaken, seems people are more interested in this than I thought. Well, in that case, hope it does well!

I have a feeling they will struggle this time around as well, but, this time, McMahon is prepared for that and is likely willing to continue to throw money at this to keep it afloat for the long term.

User avatar
tamtagon
Site Admin
Posts: 1390
Joined: 16 Oct 2016 12:04

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby tamtagon » 04 Dec 2018 12:07

I sure hope it's not a deal where the XFL tries to out-patriot the NFL. That whole flag-kneel-civil-rights-violation-protest and reaction pushes people to extremes more than it raises awareness and slow played solution, and if the XFL wants to gain momentum by exploiting the bungled NFL reaction, then I would hope the XFL fails to get out of the gate.

User avatar
itsjrd1964
Posts: 254
Joined: 28 Jul 2018 07:38

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby itsjrd1964 » 05 Dec 2018 21:38

Globe Life Park has found a new life as the stadium of D-FW's XFL franchise. Here's how it'll look

Well, it looks like we won't lose the Ballpark stadium after all when the replacement Rangers stadium is finished. It is projected to seat 25,000 after retrofitting work is done, which the Rangers will do. The field of play will be aligned north-south. The specifics like the team name, colors, etc. will be revealed sometime early next year. Only about 5 games will make up a regular season. Additional possibilities reportedly include home games for a UT-Arlington football team, if they decide to bring football back; and some possible Arlington ISD high school football games--both would/could use the venue when home XFL games aren't going on.

Image

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas- ... -itll-look

User avatar
muncien
Posts: 724
Joined: 25 Oct 2016 08:46
Location: Cypress Waters

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby muncien » 06 Dec 2018 13:45

^
Eww... I have had the unfortunate experience of watching a football game in a baseball ballpark a couple of times, and it's whack.
Plus... Arlington? Really? Now it looks like you are trying to compete with the NFL... which is a bad idea. Heck, It would even make more sense to put it in Pizza Hut Park (or, whatever it's called if the name changed), than to have it here. Really though... Fair park would be a decent fit. Weird.
"He doesn't know how to use the three seashells..."

User avatar
Tivo_Kenevil
Posts: 1070
Joined: 20 Oct 2016 12:24

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 06 Dec 2018 14:13

Pizza Hut park or The Star would be a better fit. You need amore intimate setting for a new league. Otherwise youre left a cavernous feeling playing in a sea of empty chairs.

MLS had to learn that the hard way. You have build your self up to 30K+.


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Login