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(Forbes)   NFL minor league, best idea or weirdest idea?   (forbes.com) divider line 18
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2014-08-29 03:38:17 AM
If there are NFL minor leagues, the NFL should adopt relegation rules to make things interesting.
 
2014-08-29 04:00:42 AM
They already have a minor league. It's called the NCAA.
 
2014-08-29 05:38:07 AM
Why is this hiding in the FarkUs tab?

Why isn't it in the Sports tab?
 
2014-08-29 05:41:44 AM
Long as they use old-school leather-helmet-era names for teams and none of that arena football horseshiat.

/lawn, off
 
2014-08-29 05:49:42 AM
Ummm... Arena League, CFL, and I'm sure there are others.

I mean the NFL doesn't make money from these, so I guess that's their point
 
2014-08-29 07:40:06 AM

CruiserTwelve: They already have a minor league. It's called the NCAA.


Done in two.

/even the NBA has a developmental league because of the one-and-dones
 
2014-08-29 07:59:50 AM
How many players have come up outside of the traditional collage path?  I don't know a huge amount about most sports, more about football than most others but still not much, but the only person who comes immediately to mind is Warren Moon.  I'm sure there are others, but enough to justify an NFL "minor league"?  I don't know, something about the way the game is played, the best players seem to rise to the top, get scholarships, get signed and then, if they're both good and lucky, make it through a few seasons.

/feel free to completely destroy this feeble construct of an argument
 
2014-08-29 08:16:13 AM

timujin: How many players have come up outside of the traditional collage path?  I don't know a huge amount about most sports, more about football than most others but still not much, but the only person who comes immediately to mind is Warren Moon.  I'm sure there are others, but enough to justify an NFL "minor league"?  I don't know, something about the way the game is played, the best players seem to rise to the top, get scholarships, get signed and then, if they're both good and lucky, make it through a few seasons.

/feel free to completely destroy this feeble construct of an argument


The Raiders picked Otis Sistrunk out of a semi-pro league. Although Otis attended the University of Mars, there is no evidence he played ball there.
But I think you have a point- if a player has a choice between playing college ball against kids his own age for a scholarship, and playing in an NFL minor league with players 5 years older for 6K a year, he's going to go to college. So this can't seriously be viewed as a replacement for the NFL's existing minor league.
 
2014-08-29 08:47:18 AM
Bad idea. Everyone the NFL is even remotely interested in is already in the NFL, attends training camp or is on call for when injuries happen.
All a minor league would do is make it harder for NFL teams to find competent injury replacements. The talent pool will be assigned to teams as opposed to being free agents, and because they're getting regular playing time the player will all be hurt to some degree.
/ CFL and AFL football are different enough that there isn't that much overlap there except among outliers who are so good they will end up in the NFL anyway.
// An NFL minor league would kill both the CFL and the AFL
 
2014-08-29 08:59:58 AM

timujin: How many players have come up outside of the traditional collage path?  I don't know a huge amount about most sports, more about football than most others but still not much, but the only person who comes immediately to mind is Warren Moon.  I'm sure there are others, but enough to justify an NFL "minor league"?  I don't know, something about the way the game is played, the best players seem to rise to the top, get scholarships, get signed and then, if they're both good and lucky, make it through a few seasons.

/feel free to completely destroy this feeble construct of an argument


Kurt Warner is another off the top of my head
 
2014-08-29 10:58:01 AM

neritz: timujin: How many players have come up outside of the traditional collage path?  I don't know a huge amount about most sports, more about football than most others but still not much, but the only person who comes immediately to mind is Warren Moon.  I'm sure there are others, but enough to justify an NFL "minor league"?  I don't know, something about the way the game is played, the best players seem to rise to the top, get scholarships, get signed and then, if they're both good and lucky, make it through a few seasons.

/feel free to completely destroy this feeble construct of an argument

Kurt Warner is another off the top of my head


Oh, right, yeah, stocking groceries and all that.
 
2014-08-29 11:07:07 AM

timujin: How many players have come up outside of the traditional collage path?


Are many players artistic?
 
2014-08-29 12:35:20 PM
Perfect idea, get NFL minor league football out of college and return the focus to education not sports.

Not saying to do away with college football, look at it like college baseball.  There is a minors system for baseball and there is still college baseball.
 
2014-08-29 01:06:12 PM

mama2tnt: timujin: How many players have come up outside of the traditional collage path?

Are many players artistic?


You mean like St. Elsewhere?
 
2014-08-29 03:01:24 PM

mama2tnt: timujin: How many players have come up outside of the traditional collage path?

Are many players artistic?


Dammit, I might have been a little inebriated last night.

/need moar coledge
 
2014-08-29 03:42:35 PM
I would love a lower tier of NFL teams, complete with relegation
 
2014-08-29 09:38:33 PM

OtherLittleGuy: CruiserTwelve: They already have a minor league. It's called the NCAA.

Done in two.

/even the NBA has a developmental league because of the one-and-dones


Yeah...those NCAA players dont get paid.  At least in a development league players can draw a salary.  There are also European league for basketball.  Football players deserve a d-league.
 
2014-08-30 11:47:49 AM
They should have a football league where the biggest you can be is 5'7" and 135 pounds.

I'd be huge in that league.
 
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