The simplest, yet most preferable alternative.
Why go through the trouble of replacing football when you have three alternatives to football right in front of you?
The NCAA is going to be thrilled if there's no season. Can you imagine their ratings? It's going to be like living with a bunch of crack addicts and being the only dealer in the town.
Yes, I compared football to crack, and really, is it that wrong?
But I digress. College has always had more entertaining storylines than the NFL, such as will he be able to translate to the pro game, will they really be able to pull off the upset, is his dad earning $5,000 for every touchdown he scores—so many questions, so little answers.
High school football, in my opinion, is the most emotional and purest form of football out there. Most of these kids will never have the chance to play a sport, any sport, again after their high school careers, and they give it their all on the field every Friday. It's not as intense as "Friday Night Lights", but hey, you can't have it all. The tickets go by cheap, and if you're lucky enough to be living in a football town, then you're truly missing out if you aren't in attendance.
As for the UFL, why not? Contrary to popular belief, this is still entertaining football, and while it's only broadcast on HDNet, Versus and online, slowly but surely the league is gaining fans. It's a last-ditch effort for some to become football stars, and once again, it's football.