May 31, 2007, - 12:15 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Billionaire mega-media mogul and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is part of a group starting a new pro football league that will compete with the NFL for players and will play on Friday nights.
Cuban told AP:
It’s a pretty simple concept. We think there is more demand for pro football than supply.
I’m all for breaking the monopoly the No Fun League has on broadcast pro football. But I’m surprised Mark Cuban doesn’t get that this won’t work.
Hey, Mark, three letters: X-F-L.
If Cuban wanted to get networks to cover his new league and strong arm sponsors into funding it, he should consider a women’s league. The WNBA has proven that you can get worse ratings than the XFL and still exist . . . so long as your league involves inept, masculine “female” athletes.
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