long green wrote:
you may be right but I took the "four team thing" as being a mere starting point. If they grew, which I think is what they would like to do, they would have to make compromises.
I agree if it goes to 10 to 20 teams there will be a real issue.
If they set this up in say Arizona, Texas, or Florida where the cost of living isn't astronomical and they had all four teams in one area where there are no travel cost, bought 200 apartment units, and built joint facilities then they could keep the cost low. I don't think the league will be about developing franchises or making money off of team sales. If they pitch it to TV, the league itself and the players will be the product; not the team or city, so why bother.
I think the idea is to get a handful of the ESPN elite100 prospects and put them on TV together every week.
I would set it up like this-
- All four teams in Central Florida(cheaper section). Share facilities.
- Play 12 games over 12 weeks on Tuesdays.
- Make teams generic and non geographic. ( Blue Dogs, Red Rhinos, Golden Lions, Silver Cats) You could then rent the teams to cities while retaining their name if this becomes very successful.