When he's not playing baseball (badly) Tebow is looking for a job.......The track record of these upshot leagues is not all that great. I remember well, when living in Michigan in the mid 1970's, the old World Football League. The Detroit Wheels team was having trouble getting crowds big time in the large stadiums they were playing in . They had gotten to the point that they moved the team out to Ypsilanti. My brother and I, out of curiosity, drove up for a game. They ended up playing in a small high school stadium in Ypsilanti. The quality of the game was much less than a small college football game. And they had signed some big time players out of the NFL even......This new league won't even have any big names. I doubt it will last more than a year or two. These leagues usually give away a lot of free tickets in their first games to make it look like they're attracting interest and a crowd. Usually it's just a scam.
Wait, what??? As a former NCAA athlete (really--fencing is a sport), that raises serious alarm bells.They will be ... using some players from UCF (through scholarships)
I could be wrong. That’s one of the parts of it that doesn’t make sense to me so I’m probably conflating some of the actual facts.Wait, what??? As a former NCAA athlete (really--fencing is a sport), that raises serious alarm bells.
Unless you mean a recruitment draft. Which would make sense--and if Orlando has access to all the FL schools, could make for a very watchable team of just-missed-the-NFL players.
ETA: looked around the interwebz, from what I gather, these will be scholarships for post-secondary education. In other words, players still giving up eligibility, will be paid, this is just sort of a bonus. And they are planning a regional draft. I imagine that gives Spurrier first dibs on UF and FSU players as well (maybe Miami, too, if this is the only Florida team).
I like the shortened games, not sold yet on lack of extra point and kick-off.
From what I read, it sounds like they are offering scholarships--just not traditional NCAA scholarships. Think of it like when your company offers to pay for your Masters. I assume the overall P.R. objective here is to show they care about their players, in the wake of the NFL's head trauma scandals.I could be wrong. That’s one of the parts of it that doesn’t make sense to me so I’m probably conflating some of the actual facts.