I did watch some of the Seattle vs Tampa Bay game ...
Was actually rather entertaining. A defensive heavy game.
highfly24 wrote:I'm hoping it stays strong this weekend and the league can stick around. It isn't as gimmicky as the original version and I found the games to be enjoyable. It seems a good way to watch some college favorites that didn't stick in the NFL. I don't see whats not to enjoy about 10 weekends of football viewing.
Since the late 1990's, I've felt similar to Billybud; as I generally don't tune in to Pro Football. I've been a College Football enthusiast, and largely ignored the nfl over the last 20+ years.
On the other hand, I was thinking very similarly as you, Highfly.
Maybe we can get a League that isn't so individually self centered. I'd like to see some of these guys go on to realize their dream of playing for the pro's, even if they cannot get picked up by the nfl.
FOX seems to be on board, and they have quality commentary people. The differences in the rules are always a curious niche. And they didn't make the mistake of waiting til late spring or mid summer to begin their season.
I can't say whether I'll watch much more, because I've conditioned myself to care very little for Sports outside of College or the Olympics.
Of course, I'm typing this while watching the Daytona 500 --- massive crash with 17 laps to go. Took out half the cars on the track. A shame for Jimmy Johnson, as this is his final appearance in the Daytona, and he got bashed into from behind by others who already had collided --- Red Flag Stoppage to clean the track with 16 Laps left.
For all that are involved with the XFL, I hope that they find success.