UFL: The Next Fabulous XFL Disaster?

Dayne DurantiCorrespondent IJune 20, 2009

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 19: Commentator Jim Fassel during warmups as the Seattle Seahawks play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Here we go again.

Another bunch of bored rich execs are pumping their millions into another upstart fringe “Professional” football league.

Ladies and gentlemen, may I proudly present the United Football League.

As if the ultra high octane, super high hitting integrity of the XFL didn’t teach us all a lesson in 2001, we have to try again.

Trailer park residents everywhere are scrambling to get their cable turned back on by October so they wont miss the first game of this new sports phenomenon.

The UFL has managed to rake in some borderline real talent by holding a draft and “drafting” real NFL practice squad talent for their starting line ups.

The UFL even got Jim Fassel to coach the Las Vegas team that is one of the four, yes I said FOUR teams.

Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando and New York. With plans to possibly add a Hartford, CT. and Los Angeles if they make it through the first season.

Rumor has it that Mark Cuban is chomping at the bit to get involved, but he is sitting back (like the savvy investor he is) to see how the first season goes.

Don’t be surprised to see Dennis Rodman either. Hmm,

The once great and powerful XFL lasted exactly one season. After it’s Million Dollar Championship game got a 1.5 on the Nielson Rating. It was the lowest rating in history until “The One: Making a music star.” Rated a 1.3.

More people watched the Roseanne/ X-Files crossover episode.  Or would have if they ever did one. Can you imagine?

Well, I wish the UFL luck. (wink, wink.)

I hope it does better than the Arena League who is suffering from bad credit like the rest of America, and the godblessed XFL (R.I.P)

Because I, just like all you fine football fans out there know that there isn’t enough drama, murder, rape, dog fighting, crime and excitement in the real NFL to keep us entertained.