The United Football League

Millz

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For those of you who dont know, the United Football League is a professional league, which plans to begin its inaugural season on October 8, 2009. I guess you could call it the NFL's new competition or you could call it the new minor leagues for the NFL.

The league plans to begin its season in fall 2009, playing games on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, with the first regular season game set to be held in October and the championship game on Thanksgiving weekend. They actually have some well known coaches will be apart of the league...currently there are 4 teams...

Las Vegas Locomotives: (Coach Jim Fassel)
New York Sentinels: (Coach Ted Cottrel)
Orlando Tuskers: (Coach Jim Haslett)
San Francisco Rockfish: (Coach Dennis Green)

I believe JP Losman recently signed with one of those teams. Just like the XFL I'll probably watch just for the sake of watching but I doubt this league will last very long. It's not going to be like the AFL and NFL in which they merge together...

Here are some rule changes I found on wikpedia:

Like other new football leagues before, the UFL has mentioned the innovative rules their league will use
  • No Tuck Rule- The tuck rule is one of the most controversial rules in the NFL. In the NFL, if a passer's arm is going forward and lose ball possession, even if they didn't intend on passing the ball, it's an incomplete pass. In the UFL, it would be called a fumble.
  • Touchdown Celebrations- Celebrations, individual or group, will only take place in the endzones and on the bench area.
  • Fumbling Out of the Endzones- If the ball is fumbled out of the endzone, it will be placed back at the spot of the fumble, pending which team last had possession.
  • No Intentional Grounding- A quarterback is allowed to intentionally ground the ball anywhere behind the line of scrimmage if he is under pressure.
  • Instant Replay- All reviews will be viewed upstairs by the replay official and he will only have 90 seconds for review.
  • Overtime- Overtime will be like the NFL, but both teams will be guaranteed at least one possession. When a team scores, the other team will get a last chance to score on the next drive.
Anybody else gonna watch for the sake of watching?

Any other well name players on a team that I dont know about?
 

Major

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I like the rules except for the intentional grounding one.

Las Vegas and Orlando are garbage choices for inaugural teams as far as I'm concerned. They're not going to create a whole lot of interest nationally. Surprised they didn't put one in LA with no NFL teams there.

I'll probably watch a game or two just to check it out, but this league is destined for failure. No league will ever succeed competing directly with the NFL and NCAA. I think the only way a normal football league (not Arena) will ever survive is if it's part of a promotion/relegation system like the European soccer leagues have.
 

BigBob

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Adam Archuleta is on the Las Vegas Locomotives with J.P. Losman. He's probably the next biggest name to be on a team.

Others I can think of are Brooks Bollinger, Ken Dorsey, Mike Doss, Chris Perry and B.J. Sams. They are the only ones that I can think of that people might actually know.
 

Major

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Adam Archuleta is on the Las Vegas Locomotives with J.P. Losman. He's probably the next biggest name to be on a team.

Others I can think of are Brooks Bollinger, Ken Dorsey, Mike Doss, Chris Perry and B.J. Sams. They are the only ones that I can think of that people might actually know.
That's the one reason I'm a little interested in this, to see some of the big name college players who didn't have much success in the NFL.