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texstinger

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For those in the know, why is this latest iteration of a Pro Football Gong Show suppose to succeed?
 

smokey_wasp

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For those in the know, why is this latest iteration of a Pro Football Gong Show suppose to succeed?
I have no idea what their revenue model and salary structure is. Basically, Vince McMahon is a stubborn old man with money to burn.
 

GT98

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I have no idea what their revenue model and salary structure is. Basically, Vince McMahon is a stubborn old man with money to burn.
This. League will be gone in a year or 2. Little interest in watching minor league football (that's not associated with a specific school).
 

gt7282c@prism

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This. League will be gone in a year or 2. Little interest in watching minor league football (that's not associated with a specific school).
Exactly. I don't understand it at all. For one, all the franchises start in markets that already have (or have had, in St. Louis' case) well-established NFL teams. I don't see the fan bases of those teams just automatically rooting and backing an inferior product. Why wouldn't they pick markets where the NFL doesn't already have a strong presence (like St. Louis, Portland, San Diego, Austin, Salt Lake City, etc.)?
 

Diseqc

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Exactly. I don't understand it at all. For one, all the franchises start in markets that already have (or have had, in St. Louis' case) well-established NFL teams. I don't see the fan bases of those teams just automatically rooting and backing an inferior product. Why wouldn't they pick markets where the NFL doesn't already have a strong presence (like St. Louis, Portland, San Diego, Austin, Salt Lake City, etc.)?
Cause those are all small markets that won’t drive TV views.
 
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