Post by MolotovMocktail on Dec 1, 2018 0:18:46 GMT -5
The league website has revealed the 8 inaugural cities, with the official announcement to be made December 5:
Dallas Houston Los Angeles New York St. Louis Seattle Tampa Bay Washington, DC
St. Louis makes sense, since they just lost the Rams, and for any league to be taken seriously, they have to have New York and LA. But really? 7 of 8 markets with NFL teams? And nothing for the Bay Area.
With every bit of information that has been revealed since the epic move to re-visit one of the most gigantic failures in sports history, I've become more convinced that this will be a fantastic trainwreck to watch. Possibly even rivaling the first incarnation.
Most of the rumors were that they would stay in southern cities that were big on football, but not huge cities with established teams competing. Then they reveal LA and NY.
Post by Natural Born Farmer on Dec 1, 2018 2:19:40 GMT -5
Read an article earlier tonight that posited the league was doomed when legit sports media declined to cover it, largely due to its ridiculous name which Vince never even elaborated on a meaning for. Glad to see they’re bringing it back, now with the stink of failure attached and no further explanation.
It is mind boggling to me that they didn’t pick cities that are without an NFL team (except St Louis).
Established college strongholds who don’t have the pro team could have been ideal, like somewhere in Oklahoma and somewhere in Alabama for instance. To do two cities in Texas and not do San Antonio is baffling.
This is supposed to be an alternative to the NFL and the only way it will be is if it differentiates itself and goes after a fan base who are not already loyal to one team. This just seems such a mistake.