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Old 10-02-2013, 09:33 AM
 
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does the UFL hold players out 3 yrs after high school like the NFL too?
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:29 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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In order to get into Arena Football, or the Canadian Football league, most still have to go through colleges.
For the Canadian Football League, maybe. I don't think that's true for Arena Football.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Foster, TX
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I don't agree with this statement at all. All over the world they allow 18 year olds to play pro rugby. Those guys run and hit just as hard as NFL players do. Not to mention they don't wear pads or helmets.

And remember, I'm not saying do away with college football, just give players a real 2nd option. Those that aren't ready to play with the big boys would still go to college.
I don't agree with your statement. In the sport of football, an 18 year old boy would be destroyed by a 25 year old man. You may stop growing height-wise by the end of high school, but you don't truly stop growing until you are into your 20's as a man, muscle, fat, and body density-wise. Also, while I don't dismiss that rugby players are certainly involved in a contact sport, I wouldn't say the two sports are interchangeable in terms of brute force. Football players on average are larger in size, and because they wear pads and helmets they run and tackle full speed 100% of the time (often to the detriment of their bodies - see all the latest concussion findings in relation to football). There is no consideration of "Well I'm not wearing protective gear, so the smart thing to do in this instance is pull up; no, I think I'll ram this guy head-on."

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Foster, TX
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The alternative to college football is open for the free market to mold and dictate. However, it is almost guaranteed to be shadowed by that of college football. The other big 3 sports' minor leagues are supported on a local and regional level at best; they don't have the same national pull as college football does. College football's biggest thing going for it is just that - it's tied to the colleges of which fan bases, by and large, are students and alumni (with a quantity of t-shirt fans for the big programs, to be fair).

If you want to offer an alternative AND, as a result, pay players, go right ahead. The media contracts will be minute in comparison to the existing college contracts, and with it players' pay. The league will unlikely be profitable and fold in a matter of a few seasons, as people would much rather cheer for kids playing for their alma maters than the "Phoenix, Arizona Rattlers (sponsored by Papa Johns)".
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Old 10-12-2013, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Here ya go, OP. Is this what you're looking for?
Semi-pro Football Headquarters / Minor League Football Headquarters
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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In order to get into Arena Football, or the Canadian Football league, most still have to go through colleges.
Or the NFL.

Witness Tim Tebow.
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