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United Football League
« on: Mar 11th, 2009, 3:53pm »
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WTF is (up with) this? From "The REAL Feed":
 
Green among ex-NFL coaches joining UFL ranks
SI.com: NFL (11.03.2009 14:10)
Former NFL coaches Dennis Green, Jim Fassel and Jim Haslett will lead teams in the new United Football League.

 
Here's their web site:  http://www.ufl-football.com/.
 
Has anybody heard about this thing before right now?  What's the point?  Is it due to the demise of NFL-Europe?  Is this the alternative "minor league" now being offered up (but it doesn't seem to be connected with the NFL at all)?  Are they for real?  Anybody...???
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #1 on: Mar 12th, 2009, 4:27pm »
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Here are a couple LOCAL pieces coming out of the Bay Area about the UFL... rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
New football league to play local game
The Sacramento Bee: Sports (12.03.2009 02:10)
SAN FRANCISCO – The United Football League won't attempt to topple the NFL. But the new league would love to settle in San Francisco if the 49ers build a stadium in Santa Clara."The Niners have made it clear that they want to be in San Jose, elsewhere," said Paul Pelosi, owner of the UFL's S...

 
Someone throw a flag on new football league
The Sacramento Bee: Sports (12.03.2009 02:10)
We need another football league like we need more excessive celebration penalties.On Wednesday, the United Football League announced the coaches for its "premiere" season, which begins in October.The four-team league will play in seven cities, with its title game held Thanksgiving weekend in Las ...
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #2 on: Apr 23rd, 2009, 10:36am »
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Yeah, it's legit. Michael Hughyue, former GM for the Jags and a guy I worked with in the NFLPA is heading it up. It's not the "minor league" for the NFL that Roger Goodell has talked about with the demise of NFL Europe... it's its own separate entity. I'm surprised that they're going to move forward with only 4 teams this fall (and the mere fact that they're playing in the fall helps to spell its future).
 
The interesting thing about this league is that it could become home for the likes of Michael Vick (if the NFL doesn't warm up to him) or even Pacman Jones (who, ironically fired Michael Hughyue as an agent once his legal issues arose).
 
There's some solid football sense and some money behind it, but again, I doubt there's room for more product.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #3 on: Apr 23rd, 2009, 3:49pm »
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Nice analysis, Jeff, and presentation of some of the possibilities and facts of the matter.  But, I must admit, for me legitimacy, at least in this milieu, entails sustainability.  In that sense, isn't there something oxymoronic to your post above (in which case, how would you adjust it)?
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #4 on: May 21st, 2009, 12:18am »
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No players yet, I guess...  But, here are the coaches...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
United Football League announces coaching staffs
ESPN: NFL (19.05.2009 20:25)
Former Vikings and Cardinals head coach Dennis Green has been chosen as chairman of the competition committee for the new United Football League.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #5 on: Aug 6th, 2009, 1:55pm »
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Once-hopeful Rattay heads to Las Vegas... Currently atop "The REAL Feed":
 
Former NFL QB Rattay signs with UFL
The Sports Network: NFL (06.08.2009 12:57)
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #6 on: Aug 6th, 2009, 7:09pm »
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League schedule out... on "The REAL Feed":
 
United Football League releases schedule for maiden season
ESPN: NFL (06.08.2009 16:48)
The new United Football League, which has four teams that will play six games each, will debut on Oct. 8 when San Francisco visits Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #7 on: Sep 6th, 2009, 1:47pm »
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UFL ready, willing and apparently able to bring in NFL castoffs... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
Leading Off: UFL offers an option for NFL castoffs
The Sacramento Bee: Sports (06.09.2009 02:00)
Hundreds of players were cut from NFL teams Saturday.Yet, for the first time in decades, many of them will have a shot at playing fall football somewhere other than the NFL.These castoffs will be eyed closely by the four teams in the United Football League, which opens play this fall. While many ...
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #8 on: Oct 30th, 2009, 4:44pm »
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UFL to expand... despite low attendence and apparent little interest...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
FanHouse: UFL to add expansion teams, says GM
SI.com: NFL (30.10.2009 11:53)
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #9 on: Mar 3rd, 2010, 1:45pm »
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NorCal team on the move... according to this LOCAL source from "The REAL Feed":
 
UFL team's owner: Move to Sacramento 'makes sense
The Sacramento Bee: Sports (03.03.2010 02:00)
Professional football will return to Sacramento this fall in the form of a United Football League franchise.UFL officials said the California Redwoods, who played their games in the Bay Area last season, will relocate to Sacramento for the upcoming season.Sacramento's last pro team, the Gold Mine...
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #10 on: Aug 18th, 2010, 4:15pm »
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Garcia's hit rock bottom... in the form of signing with a UFL expansion team.  Guy's a gamer, though.  We can't fault him for that.  And, it's a good deal for the UFL, I think.  From "The REAL Feed":
 
QB Jeff Garcia signs with expansion Omaha Nighthawks of UFL
ESPN: NFL (18.08.2010 12:15)
Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia has signed with the Omaha Nighthawks, an expansion team in the United Football League.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #11 on: Aug 18th, 2010, 9:36pm »
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Amazing stuff...I thought the league went belly up!  Kudos to Garcia, I think the guy is better than many current NFL starters.  
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #12 on: Aug 31st, 2010, 12:09am »
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More, not just UFL, but Nighthawks news...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Ex-Bronco Clarett signs with UFL's Nighthawks
NFL.com (30.08.2010 19:46)
Former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett hassigned a one-year contract with the Omaha Nighthawks of the UnitedFootball League.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #13 on: Sep 18th, 2010, 2:16pm »
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Culpepper starting again... according to this LOCAL daily rolling off "The REAL Feed":
 
Culpepper passed on NFL for starting spot with Mountain Lions
The Sacramento Bee: Sports (18.09.2010 02:11)
The lure of being a starting quarterback again was just too much for Daunte Culpepper to pass up.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #14 on: Mar 23rd, 2011, 10:52pm »
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Is this what it's going to come to for us football fans this year?  Well, at least they are getting some name-brand material.  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Schottenheimer takes reins of UFL expansion team in Virginia
NFL.com (23.03.2011 14:33)
Marty Schottenheimer, who has more than 20 seasons of NFL head-coaching experience, was announced Wednesday as the head coach and general manager of the expansion Virgina Destroyers of the United Football League.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #15 on: Jun 8th, 2011, 2:51pm »
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If you build it, they will come... (baseball allusion, I know, but, hey, what are you gonna do).  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Heisman winner Crouch trying out for UFL team
ESPN: NFL (08.06.2011 08:58)
Eric Crouch is giving pro football yet another try.

 
Source: 'Decent shot' Pryor plays in UFL first
ESPN: NFL (08.06.2011 12:39)
A well-placed UFL source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday that Terrelle Pryor would benefit from the coaching in the league.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #16 on: Jun 9th, 2011, 12:07am »
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Well, not too fast on this part of the story...
 
on Jun 8th, 2011, 2:51pm, StegRock wrote:
Source: 'Decent shot' Pryor plays in UFL first
ESPN: NFL (08.06.2011 12:39)
A well-placed UFL source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday that Terrelle Pryor would benefit from the coaching in the league.

Also, off "The REAL Feed":
 
CFL team acquires negotiating rights to QB Pryor
SI.com: NFL (08.06.2011 16:56)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired the negotiating rights to former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and have spoken to Pryor about bringing him to the Canadian Football League.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #17 on: Jun 27th, 2011, 6:16pm »
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With the lockout, things are just this desperate...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Ex-Dolphin QB White signs with UFL's Destroyers
SI.com: NFL (27.06.2011 16:15)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Former Miami Dolphins and West Virginia quarterback Pat White has signed with the United Football League's Virginia Destroyers.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #18 on: Jul 8th, 2011, 2:17pm »
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Once-hopeful NFLers turn UFLers...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Clarett, Ex-Jaguars WR Williams find new homes in UFL
NFL.com (07.07.2011 18:00)
Two NFL castoffs have found new homes in the United Football League. Running back Maurice Clarett, a former draft pick of the Denver Broncos, was added to the Omaha Nighthawks' active roster, while Ex-Jaguars wide receiver Reggie Williams has joined the Washington Mountain Lions. The moves were a...
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #19 on: Jul 12th, 2011, 3:38pm »
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UFL continues to stockpile former NFL Draft standouts...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Heisman-winner Crouch agrees to UFL contract
ESPN: NFL (12.07.2011 11:13)
Former Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch has agreed to play for the Omaha Nighthawks next season.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #20 on: Jul 19th, 2011, 2:19pm »
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The other side of the coin, assuming there is enough "coin"...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
UFL delays start of season due to financial woes
SI.com: NFL (19.07.2011 11:35)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The financially troubled United Football League has announced that it will move the start of its season from mid-August to mid-September.

 
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    If you do not sense the tough times we are in, despite the propaganda from the administration to the contrary, and that our entitlement culture has brought it on by way of absurd levels of government spending, you seriously have your head in the sand.  (Boy, what I would wish to have an ostrich-with-its-head-in-the-sand smiley right now.) Sacrifice, people!  We have to restore a sense of sacrifice!
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #21 on: Aug 10th, 2011, 3:26pm »
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UFL contracting (in one of the bad senses of the word)... according to "The REAL Feed":
 
UFL shuts down Hartford team, shortens season
SI.com: NFL (10.08.2011 13:32)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The struggling United Football League announced Wednesday that it will play a shorter season with four teams instead of five with the Hartford, Conn., Colonials suspending operations.
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 17th, 2011, 3:24pm »
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UFL having a rough time sticking...  From "The REAL Feed":
 
Financially struggling UFL to cut its season short
SI.com: NFL (17.10.2011 11:25)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The struggling United Football League is cutting its season short, moving up its championship game to Friday.
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Re: United Football League
« Reply #23 on: Oct 22nd, 2011, 2:13pm »
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... From "The REAL Feed":
 
Schottenheimer helps Destroyers earn UFL title
ESPN: NFL (21.10.2011 23:26)
Aaron Rouse returned one of his three interceptions 46 yards for a touchdown to help the Virginia Destroyers win the United Football League championship game, 17-3 over the Las Vegas Locomotives on Friday night.
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