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(Omaha World Herald)   Omaha's Fall Experimental Football League will be called the Mammoths. In other news, there's a Fall Experimental Football League   (omaha.com) divider line 40
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2014-08-01 09:58:56 AM  
I read that as Obama's Fall Experimental Football League, and it makes perfect sense some elitist commie muslim would fark with football. Especially when pretend football starts in just two days, and real Americans are already breaking out their Football Advent Calendars. Patience people. Just one chocolate per day.
 
2014-08-01 11:02:49 AM  
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"Just how experimental are we talking, here?"
 
2014-08-01 11:06:13 AM  
Experimental Football League.

Every new play has to be tested against a negative control play such as a kneel-down.

Some teams are given Gatorade or other new thirst-quenchers, others are given placebo.

Referees aren't allowed to know which players are which.  Each player is only known by a random numerical identifier.
 
2014-08-01 11:11:51 AM  
So the whole league is called Mammoths?  And it's played entirely in Omaha?
 
2014-08-01 11:13:22 AM  
Omaha has it's very own experimental football league?  That seems pretty odd, but not as odd as calling the league the Mammoths.
 
2014-08-01 11:14:11 AM  
So the different rules are: No kicks.  That's it?

Also: Teams will be from the New York area, the Boston area, Austin, Portland, Omaha, and somewhere in Florida.

Really?  2 teams in NY/BOS with already 3 NFL football teams? Why not like Albany or something.  Portland and Austin have at least a market that sounds like they would support it.  I guess Omaha and Florida too.

Games will be played on weeknights, mostly on Wednesday.

That's actually not a bad idea.  I wonder if these will be televised.
 
2014-08-01 11:14:13 AM  
So it's completely composed of college Women's Study majors?
 
2014-08-01 11:22:56 AM  
Did the Legends Football league change their name again?
 
2014-08-01 11:30:23 AM  

Outlawtsar: Really? 2 teams in NY/BOS with already 3 NFL football teams? Why not like Albany or something. Portland and Austin have at least a market that sounds like they would support it. I guess Omaha and Florida too.


My guess is that tickets will be considerably more affordable than their NFL counterparts and Joe six-pack will be able to take his family to a game or two without taking out a second mortgage. There is probably a market for something like that even in New York and Boston.
 
2014-08-01 11:37:17 AM  
Neat article about the FXFL. Link
It's looking to be a minor league for the NFL.

/yes, yes, "Isn't that what college football is?"
 
2014-08-01 11:50:16 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: I read that as Obama's Fall Experimental Football League, and it makes perfect sense some elitist commie muslim would fark with football. Especially when pretend football starts in just two days, and real Americans are already breaking out their Football Advent Calendars. Patience people. Just one chocolate per day.


LOL good, I wasn't the only one.  My first thought was "fark, what are they trying to say is his fault now?"


/don't love or hate Obama, but fark, some people really are stretching lately
 
2014-08-01 11:55:03 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: I read that as Obama's Fall Experimental Football League, and it makes perfect sense some elitist commie muslim would fark with football. Especially when pretend football starts in just two days, and real Americans are already breaking out their Football Advent Calendars. Patience people. Just one chocolate per day.


Is this a new thing the cool kids are doing? I know the whole "I read x but I thought it said y" thing is traditional and expected here. But Im seeing a lot more of this "I read x but I thought it said y so I will continue down the y wormhole on my keyboard until everyone will want to punch me" thing lately
 
2014-08-01 11:56:16 AM  
What an Omaha football experiment gone horribly wrong might look like

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-01 12:06:34 PM  
the mammoths, eh? was the mengeles taken?

/ducks
 
2014-08-01 12:10:34 PM  
Let me see. Players file massive lawsuit against new league for injuries due to hazardous working conditions.

New league is sued out of business.

NFL hires players that filed suit.

Ta da!
 
2014-08-01 12:24:08 PM  
So the Fall Experimental Football League franchise chose a mammoth, a behemoth that disappeared from the American mainland about 10,000 years ago.
League Commissioner Brian Woods said the goal was to create a name and logo that would resonate with the squad's fan base.
"We developed a team brand that accurately depicts the type of team that the Omaha community will want to see on the field: big, strong and unstoppable," he said.


Ok.
 
2014-08-01 12:28:54 PM  

Super Chronic: What an Omaha football experiment gone horribly wrong might look like

[img.fark.net image 630x420]


Zing
 
2014-08-01 12:41:53 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: Neat article about the FXFL. Link
It's looking to be a minor league for the NFL.

/yes, yes, "Isn't that what college football is?"


Why not use the CFL for that purpose?

/serious
 
2014-08-01 01:03:54 PM  

dikkcor28: So the Fall Experimental Football League franchise chose a mammoth, a behemoth that disappeared from the American mainland about 10,000 years ago.
League Commissioner Brian Woods said the goal was to create a name and logo that would resonate with the squad's fan base.
"We developed a team brand that accurately depicts the type of team that the Omaha community will want to see on the field: big, strong and unstoppable," he said.


Ok.


As a result of these experiments, twenty years from now you'll be eating mammoth steaks from Ohama, and they'll be delicious.
 
2014-08-01 01:31:44 PM  
Call me when they get the sports merchandise out. I like wearing oddball league logos.

/still has a Memphis Maniaxx shirt here somewhere.
 
2014-08-01 01:34:44 PM  
I'm picturing grotesque human-animal genetically engineered hybrid football players. Cheetah-man running back. Rhino-man linemen. Kangaroo-man placekickers. A menagerie of nightmares.
 
2014-08-01 01:36:55 PM  

puckrock2000: Primitive Screwhead: Neat article about the FXFL. Link
It's looking to be a minor league for the NFL.

/yes, yes, "Isn't that what college football is?"

Why not use the CFL for that purpose?

/serious


Because Canadian football and American football have diverged too much in the last three decades.  The skill sets aren't directly transferable anymore.

One thing I don't get about new minor leagues like this is why they're starting off so geographically spread out.  The costs to a team to travel from Portland to New England and Florida must be huge.
 
2014-08-01 01:47:13 PM  
oneofus.net

Should be ready by the preseason.
 
2014-08-01 01:48:01 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: Neat article about the FXFL. Link
It's looking to be a minor league for the NFL.

/yes, yes, "Isn't that what college football is?"


You know, reading that article I had an idea.

What about something like English soccer's reserve leagues?  Instead of just having the scout team to practice against the main team, actually have a full (but smaller, probably around 40 players?) practice squad to play games against each other.  Keep it divisionally-based to cut down on travel costs, have a much more limited schedule (6 games, home-and-away, running September-December).
 
2014-08-01 01:50:56 PM  

jso2897: I'm picturing grotesque human-animal genetically engineered hybrid football players. Cheetah-man running back. Rhino-man linemen. Kangaroo-man placekickers. A menagerie of nightmares.


Sounds like a sequel to Mutant Football League to me.
 
2014-08-01 02:10:43 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: Neat article about the FXFL. Link
It's looking to be a minor league for the NFL.

/yes, yes, "Isn't that what college football is?"


The UFL tried that for about 2 years back in 2009. Without an official partnership with the NFL (which they never will do until the NCAA collapses in on itself), it's doomed.
 
2014-08-01 02:12:20 PM  

dikkcor28: So the Fall Experimental Football League franchise chose a mammoth, a behemoth that disappeared from the American mainland about 10,000 years ago.
League Commissioner Brian Woods said the goal was to create a name and logo that would resonate with the squad's fan base.
"We developed a team brand that accurately depicts the type of team that the Omaha community will want to see on the field: big, strong and unstoppable," he said.


Ok.


See also Toronto Raptors
 
2014-08-01 02:29:35 PM  

Kurohone: What about something like English soccer's reserve leagues? Instead of just having the scout team to practice against the main team, actually have a full (but smaller, probably around 40 players?)


Put in league promotion and demotion and you've sold me.
 
2014-08-01 02:34:25 PM  
I was picturing straight guys testing the gay waters and timidly hitting a bong.

College has that covered though so what you guys said makes way more sense.
 
2014-08-01 03:38:59 PM  

Super Chronic: What an Omaha football experiment gone horribly wrong might look like

[img.fark.net image 630x420]


Every time I see that picture or one like it I wonder if I can get a full sized FatHead wall-cling of Peyton Manning watching that ball sail over his shoulder. Just 'cause its hilarious and not because I hate him or the Broncos.
 
2014-08-01 03:52:04 PM  
does birmingham have a franchise yet. it's not a failed football league until we are in it. we are the michael waltrip of sports franchises.
 
2014-08-01 04:14:50 PM  

Doc Daneeka: Some teams are given Gatorade or other new thirst-quenchers, others are given placebo.


I saw this and thought, "you know, I'd be happy to see this actually happen." Then I busted out the google and found that it's been done, a bunch of times. (Not in football games, but in regular workouts.) Turns out the stuff really does make a difference. I'm a little bit disappointed to learn that, frankly.
 
2014-08-01 04:26:24 PM  

Doc Daneeka: Experimental Football League.

Every new play has to be tested against a negative control play such as a kneel-down.

Some teams are given Gatorade or other new thirst-quenchers, others are given placebo.

Referees aren't allowed to know which players are which.  Each player is only known by a random numerical identifier.


That's IT! YOU'RE FAVORITED! ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? That soda going through my sinuses was not pleasant at all.
 
2014-08-01 05:04:45 PM  
The logo looks like the bastard child of Alabama and Ohio State.
 
2014-08-01 05:44:31 PM  
I must say it's obnoxious of all these clowns with their new football leagues acting as though the AFL and CFL aren't professional football.

Look here f*cknozzle, you're out here claiming you'll have a season in two months and at this point you have ownership of maybe two teams. Arena Football has existed in some form as a league for 28 years; the CFL has existed as the CFL for 56.

Knock it off with your pretending that your two-team league is better than that.
 
2014-08-01 09:16:45 PM  

mikaloyd: dikkcor28: So the Fall Experimental Football League franchise chose a mammoth, a behemoth that disappeared from the American mainland about 10,000 years ago.
League Commissioner Brian Woods said the goal was to create a name and logo that would resonate with the squad's fan base.
"We developed a team brand that accurately depicts the type of team that the Omaha community will want to see on the field: big, strong and unstoppable," he said.


Ok.

See also Toronto Raptors


Washington R*dsk*ns.

/too soon?
 
2014-08-01 10:32:31 PM  

IAmRight: I must say it's obnoxious of all these clowns with their new football leagues acting as though the AFL and CFL aren't professional football.

Look here f*cknozzle, you're out here claiming you'll have a season in two months and at this point you have ownership of maybe two teams. Arena Football has existed in some form as a league for 28 years; the CFL has existed as the CFL for 56.

Knock it off with your pretending that your two-team league is better than that.


At no more than 1250 a week it will serve s no more than a feeder league for the CFL.

Which is fine, but its time Canadians (looking at you Toronto) respect that we have real pro bank with a great history.
 
2014-08-01 10:43:29 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: IAmRight: I must say it's obnoxious of all these clowns with their new football leagues acting as though the AFL and CFL aren't professional football.

Look here f*cknozzle, you're out here claiming you'll have a season in two months and at this point you have ownership of maybe two teams. Arena Football has existed in some form as a league for 28 years; the CFL has existed as the CFL for 56.

Knock it off with your pretending that your two-team league is better than that.

At no more than 1250 a week it will serve s no more than a feeder league for the CFL.

Which is fine, but its time Canadians (looking at you Toronto) respect that we have real pro bank with a great history.


Sigh pro ball... Stupid autocorrect...
 
2014-08-01 11:55:07 PM  

jso2897: I'm picturing grotesque human-animal genetically engineered hybrid football players. Cheetah-man running back. Rhino-man linemen. Kangaroo-man placekickers. A menagerie of nightmares.


Yeah, I saw Animal Soccer World recently too.
 
2014-08-02 03:49:40 PM  
What, in football, is open to experimentation?  A 120-yard field? Five downs to make three yards?
Thirteen players on the field?  Check out the XFL if you want to know what happens if you try to
fix something that's not broken.
 
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