Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

United Football League Blog

Posted on: July 27, 2009 4:10 am
 

Recently, the UFL has named J.P. Losman the first signed player of the new football league, the United Football League. This is a big step for the league to take, and this signing will be followed by many more.

This league has a lot of potential ahead of it, and that is because the UFL isn't trying to compete with the NFL. History has shown us that the NFL will stay on top as long as it exists. The UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue has already made positive comments about the possibility of his league becoming the NFL's minor league. The minor league addition for the NFL would be a lot different than the minor league that exists for the MLB.

The biggest factor for the UFL is that the players will be paid more than practice squad members of NFL teams on average. This will pull away low-key players in the NFL, and these players are important for scouting purposes. Every team makes an effort to be prepared for their opponent every week. Given these facts, I have formed an opinion about how the NFL and UFL will interact.

First, it will not be long until the NFL decides to attain the rights of the UFL and turn this upstart league into the NFL minor league. There are two realms of interaction that would benefit both leagues.

The first phase of interaction is obvious. Transferring players between the two leagues will benefit the NFL and the UFL because players will be better prepared for the tempo of the professional level. There would be a true gap-stop between collegiate and professional football. Majority of the fans, players, and officials believe that this is a really smart idea.

The second phase of the interaction is something that not many fans have given a lot of thought. The UFL would very likely perform practice squad duties for the NFL as well as play in their own games. While this could become a very tedious and tiring process, this would only benefit the NFL. I would imagine that specific teams would travel to NFL sites for certain periods of time in order to supply services as a scout team. The limited number of practice squad members at this point is negated, and the practices become more effective.

How do the practices become more effective? Well, instead of a practice squad in place, the NFL teams would get a "look" from a UFL team that has worked together for a long period of time (In order for this to be a realistic viewpoint, the UFL or minor league would have to field at least the same amount of practice units/teams that the NFL has). This familiarity between players would allow the UFL squad to raise its intensity during practices. The NFL teams would most likely have to work a lot harder in order to prevent being outdone by the UFL squad. The result of this is every NFL team would sharpen their concentration for games, and the regular season & postseason games would become more exciting for the fans.

This excitement is sure to bring higher revenue, which the NFL would have to give part to the UFL.

The problems with this league are that they lend themselves a little too much to the NFL. The movement of players would not cause a cohesive unit to take place. In order to prevent this, the UFL would have to solidify itself with some players that would stay for longer than 1 year. It'll be difficult to find those types of players, but they may be out there.

The UFL has to balance how many players stay, and joining the NFL would help that a lot.

We'll get to see how the UFL pans out, but I believe that I've stated the best course of action that this league can take.

Thanks for reading my first blog. Hopefully, you'll be reading more of my blogs in the future.

FBP

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL, UFL
 
Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2010 10:55 pm
 

United Football League Blog

This league has a forum if you would like to discuss the league




Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2009 1:56 pm
 

United Football League Blog

I like the idea of the UFL becoming the minor leagues of the NFL. This would be very beneficial to the players that are not ready to move on to the Big Show. This would give them a chance to polish their skills and take advice from former NFL coaches.


Kaptain Caveman
Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2009 8:49 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2009 11:00 pm
 

United Football League Blog

It sounds like a good idea on paper, to be sure.

Good job, and congrats on getting featured on the front page.  Keep up the good work.



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2009 7:15 pm
 

United Football League Blog

I don't like the idea of having the UFL being its own entity.  However, if they become like a minor league affiliate of the NFL then I would agree with that.  Also I think this would allow for more players he would never have a chance to show what they can do.  Particularly players that come from small schools.  Player development is important and this would be the perfect opportunity to grow right for those young players.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com