USAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 604 times:
I'm ignorant because I can find other, better things to do than watch a bunch of NFL wannabes talk about their homies and that they miss their wives? I will agree with you though cheerleaders were nice. I doubt my mom will quit watching what she's watching so I can look at the cheerleaders though. Maybe all the hoopla before the game even started made me expect too much but admit it, its not what you thought it would be.
Raddog2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 601 times:
I admit it. I'm watching the game. I started after watching the "plane" portion of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles on UPN. It's not as different from the NFL as I expected. The camera work is innovative though. FOX should do that for the NFL broadcasts. But I don't really care about any of the teams, so it's just not as fun. I still like college football the best -- especially when my alma mater plays!
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 594 times:
I agree with college football being the best, but this is the first game in the first season of a new football league. Before judging, people need to give it some time, so it can generate intrest. Its not trying to replace the NFL, its just continuing football. As for the players being wannabes, I highly doubt it. Look at Kurt Warner. He languished in the Arena football league, and the World league before getting his break. If no for other football leagues, players would lose that chance to possibly make the NFL. Are Triple A baseball players wannabe Major Leaguers?
USAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 592 times:
Yes they are, why do you think they play in the AAA? So that the MLB will notice them and hopefully draft them.
I bet the next game will be better though. They will learn of some of their mistakes and what brought the game down and hopefully make it better. I'll be watching the next game and see if they've made it any better.
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 547 times:
ehh, no USAirways737, a MLB team DRAFTS them, THEN they go into the farm system (Class A, AA, AAA, International Leagues, etc) and they work their way up the ladder and hopefully they get called up to play in the MLB. Some players spend their entire lives in the minor leagues (watch the movie Bull Durham). I watched most of the NY/NJ Hitmen vs. Las Vegas Outlaws game. Nothing extraordinary, I was hoping for some big hits on punts but the players just ran by the punt returner and waited till after he caught the ball and then softly tackled him. They could have just ran right into him right as he was catching the ball (no fair catches in XFL). It was good entertainment though.