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 Posted: Sat Jan 11th, 2020 11:28 pm

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...just have to understand it ain't "the show."

It's not the NFL, and even though I quit watching that years ago, it's still the very highest level of the game of football. The XFL isn't going to be football at that level. But it will be on a par with college football and a chance for those who didn't stick in the NFL one last chance to prove they just need another chance.

I'm hopeful it survives its inaugural season. I'd love a football option amidst the NBA, NHL, & MLB this time of the year.

Dallas Renegades are going to be my team.
Stoops, Landry Jones, and the team logo (Oklahoma Outlaws,...anybody remember?) have persuaded me that they'll be the team I'll follow.

Couple of interesting rule changes.
Kickoffs will be made from the 25 yd. line. Encouraging KO returns, one of the most exciting plays in the game.
Receivers will only have to have one foot in bounds for a catch, like in college.
Inside the helmet microphones for all position players.
No extra pt. kicks. A scoring team can go for 1 pt. from the 2 yd. line, 2 pts. from the 5, and 3 pts. from the 10.
Tie/Overtime will consist of 5 alternating 1 play possessions from the 5 yd. line. Each successful score is worth 2 pts. If the teams are tied after 5 rounds play continues until one team is ahead after a round.
There will be NO challenges, No long distance phone calls, No "replay experts" appearing in the corner of your TV screen. All replays will be initiated by an officiating booth on site, with the idea of making a decision as quickly as fans can viewing at home. Forget about going to a commercial every time there is a replay review.

Have to say I'm down with all of these rules.

If the XFL accepts its role as a developmental league, a place where castoffs and the marginal players can play the game professionally, stays forever and always a Spring League,...might just make it.

I hope it does!

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A Renegade Twitter string with many video clips of Scimmage

https://mobile.twitter.com/XFLRenegades/status/1216099924108070912

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I’m doing a fantasy football at work for it. Everybody should be a a level playing field

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I just hope this league survives so that the high school kids that think they're so good that a college education has no value to them have a place to go. Have to say, I'm done listening to how these poor kids are mistreated.

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How can one go to jail for "paying players?"

It's an ncaa rule. Not a law.

He went to jail for something else I bet.

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oufan wrote:
How can one go to jail for "paying players?"

It's an ncaa rule. Not a law.

He went to jail for something else I bet.


This post seems meant for another thread but I'll play along...


By something else... like insulting, eh I mean assaulting a police officer?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 17th, 2020 02:47 pm

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OU Chinaman wrote:


Dallas Renegades are going to be my team.
Stoops, Landry Jones, and the team logo (Oklahoma Outlaws,...anybody remember?) have persuaded me that they'll be the team I'll follow.


I remember the Oklahoma Outlaws.
Went to several games with future Super Bowl MVP Doug WIlliams at QB. This was when the only black QBs of note were Warren Moon and Doug.

Interesting XFL tidbit.
I've been getting emails from the OU Club of Houston regarding supporting the Houston XFL team. Also stated that they are staging a Meetand Greet event with.....

Bob Stoops, Landry Jones and several other former OU players.
Not sure if all the players are on the Dallas team or if it is just OU connections in the league overall.

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Who is to be there DC ???????

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humblesooner wrote:
OU Chinaman wrote:


Dallas Renegades are going to be my team.
Stoops, Landry Jones, and the team logo (Oklahoma Outlaws,...anybody remember?) have persuaded me that they'll be the team I'll follow.


I remember the Oklahoma Outlaws.
Went to several games with future Super Bowl MVP Doug WIlliams at QB. This was when the only black QBs of note were Warren Moon and Doug.

Interesting XFL tidbit.
I've been getting emails from the OU Club of Houston regarding supporting the Houston XFL team. Also stated that they are staging a Meetand Greet event with.....

Bob Stoops, Landry Jones and several other former OU players.
Not sure if all the players are on the Dallas team or if it is just OU connections in the league overall.

The Outlaws also had the then-ancient architect of the pro-style passing game, Sid Gillman.

https://www.profootballhof.com/players/sid-gillman/

Anecdote: About half way through the first season, the managing owner sold his house to my wife and me. There was never going to be a second Outlaws season in Tulsa.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 19th, 2020 08:31 pm

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Dallas Renegades
@XFLRenegades
We are 2⃣0⃣ days away from the kickoff of
@xfl2020
! Get your tickets yet?

We've got a deal for you: $20 seats for the next 24 hours! #ForTheLoveOfFootball

Link: http://bit.ly/ReneTix4
Code: XFL20DAYS

https://mobile.twitter.com/XFLRenegades/status/1218943719438782466

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 Posted: Fri Jan 24th, 2020 07:24 pm

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XFL
@xfl2020
The XFL will announce official 52-man rosters for each of its eight teams on Monday, Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. ET.

https://mobile.twitter.com/xfl2020/status/1219988453024313345

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 Posted: Mon Jan 27th, 2020 05:36 pm

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Badet, Landry and Alexander made roster:


Dallas Renegades
@XFLRenegades
#THREAD: Here is your Dallas Renegades' 52-player roster broken up by position groups, starting with the offense. #RaisingHell 🔥 #ForTheLoveOfFootbal

https://mobile.twitter.com/XFLRenegades/status/1221845484400271363

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Our XFL fantasy football starts tomorrow. I worked up an easy way to do it with just picking teams and getting points based on those picks and off and def standing. I wanted everyone to play weather they know anything about football or not. I took all home teams this week, next week I’ll have more to go off of.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 7th, 2020 11:05 pm

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https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/28640013/landry-jones-face-xfl-does-want-be

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 Posted: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 05:00 pm

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They are trying hard to promote this new league.

Bob Stoops was on FOX Business News this morning.

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So this is kind of cool - video of former Sooners wishing Bob well before the first Renegades game.

https://twitter.com/XFLRenegades/status/1226575823609704448

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XFL on FOX
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@CoachBobStoops
has confirmed Landry Jones will make his XFL debut Sunday for the
@XFLRenegades

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Landry and Bob got first wins in years

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Landry's still got some juice.

https://twitter.com/XFLRenegades/status/1229161614449860608

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Bob too!

https://twitter.com/XFLRenegades/status/1229185437807198208

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XFL folded today. Will not reopen next year either. Wonder what Bob will do, go back to college or re-retire

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Too bad.....i enjoyed watching the XFL.....

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SoonerVikeThunder wrote:
XFL folded today. Will not reopen next year either. Wonder what Bob will do, go back to college or re-retire
I bet they didn't "fold". I am thinking they don't know if there is any solid chance sports will play next spring so they are basically going on hold to save $$$.

I bet a dollar to a donut Vince brings them back in 2022. I sure hope so as I liked watching them play.


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