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Offline imref

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« Reply #50: February 09, 2020, 05:55:23 PM »
the games in large stadiums look terrible on TV.

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« Reply #51: February 10, 2020, 11:06:19 AM »
XFL week one ticket sales already surpassed the entire AAF abbreviated season.  It looks like Audi is about half full already for the next game.

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« Reply #52: February 10, 2020, 01:31:27 PM »
They broadcast this on radio too (FM-106.7, Grant Paulsen behind the mike). After the broadcast the callers were mostly enthusiastic, several of them saying just how over the Redskins they are.

We'll see.

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« Reply #53: February 10, 2020, 02:11:19 PM »
They broadcast this on radio too (FM-106.7, Grant Paulsen behind the mike). After the broadcast the callers were mostly enthusiastic, several of them saying just how over the Redskins they are.

We'll see.

there was a pretty large "HTTD - Sell the Team Dan" banner on one side of the stadium

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« Reply #54: February 10, 2020, 02:27:35 PM »
They broadcast this on radio too (FM-106.7, Grant Paulsen behind the mike). After the broadcast the callers were mostly enthusiastic, several of them saying just how over the Redskins they are.

We'll see.

Washington may be the ideal xfl market- big enough wealthy city with a great downtown stadium that has proven to support football, but fans who view the local NFL team with anything from hatred to resignation to apathy.

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« Reply #55: February 10, 2020, 03:01:27 PM »
Washington may be the ideal xfl market- big enough wealthy city with a great downtown stadium that has proven to support football, but fans who view the local NFL team with anything from hatred to resignation to apathy.

Agreed.  Audi Field, IMHO, is the difference-maker.  I can't imagine the team would do well if in FedEx or RFK (without massive RFK renovations).

I heard that several of the other teams tried to play at soccer fields but were rebuffed by the soccer clubs who I guess didn't want to share the field or have it damaged.

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« Reply #56: February 10, 2020, 03:07:11 PM »
That's kind of sad- most of the new wave of soccer only stadiums seem like great event venues

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« Reply #57: February 10, 2020, 03:20:40 PM »
That's kind of sad- most of the new wave of soccer only stadiums seem like great event venues
Well maybe the league should have figured out good stadiums before deciding on franchises?

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« Reply #58: February 10, 2020, 03:23:19 PM »
Well maybe the league should have figured out good stadiums before deciding on franchises?

that would have been the smart thing

Offline 1995hoo

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« Reply #59: February 10, 2020, 03:44:14 PM »
Agreed.  Audi Field, IMHO, is the difference-maker.  I can't imagine the team would do well if in FedEx or RFK (without massive RFK renovations).

I heard that several of the other teams tried to play at soccer fields but were rebuffed by the soccer clubs who I guess didn't want to share the field or have it damaged.

I turned on the game from New York yesterday and the optics were bad. They're playing at the Meadowlands and the stadium is simply too big. The Defenders' crowd would have looked small at FedEx. For that matter, RFK was too big for DC United most of the time, so it would have been too big for the Defenders as well (setting aside RFK's decrepit condition and impending demolition). Seeing a smaller-time league playing in an NFL stadium reminded me of the terrible optics for the USFL when the Los Angeles Express would draw 10,000 people to the LA Coliseum back when the venue seated 95,000 people. There was no way to make a crowd that small look good in that stadium.

I can understand why some soccer teams' management might be concerned about field conditions. On the other hand, I gather DC United were very happy to have another tenant to help pay for the stadium, and on TV it looked like the field held up pretty well this past Saturday.

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Re: XFL
« Reply #60: February 11, 2020, 11:55:23 AM »
The Los Angeles XFL team already fired their defensive coordinator. That was quick!

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Re: XFL
« Reply #61: February 15, 2020, 05:29:55 PM »
DC Defenders are 2-0. I truly believe they have the best QB in the XFL and will bring another sports championship to the DMV this spring.

#DefendTheDMV

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« Reply #62: February 15, 2020, 05:39:53 PM »
DC Defenders are 2-0. I truly believe they have the best QB in the XFL and will bring another sports championship to the DMV this spring.

#DefendTheDMV

quite the butt-kicking today.   Did you catch the NY QB saying they had locker room issues during his sideline interview?  I think the worst part of the whole situation is that they have to take a bus back to NJ tonight.

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« Reply #63: February 15, 2020, 06:08:11 PM »

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« Reply #64: Yesterday at 08:42:41 PM »
 :spaz:

4 INTs so far for Jones.  A reminder of why he plays in the XFL and not the NFL.

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« Reply #65: Today at 02:07:42 PM »
Devastating loss for the Defenders out in Los Angeles. Hopefully they can recover from this. It's hard to believe this is the same team that hung 27 points on New York.