BREAKING: Former Pro Bowler Ricky Williams announces new Freedom Football League, founded in part by former NFL players. Teams will be “partly owned by the players, partly owned by the fans, and partly owned by the operators.” pic.twitter.com/sEonBKygr9
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“It’s a new spring football league,” Williams said on ESPN on Thursday. “And it’s for the fans and it’s by the players. It all started with a bunch of guys sitting around a table, talking about the good old days and realizing ‘you know? We have a lot of experience. We’ve been there before, we know how to do it, what if we started a league and really made it about developing young men?'”
Other names emerging as early owners are Jeff Garcia and former Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson.
According to ESPN, games will be in the spring and summer (avoiding colliding with the behemoth that is the NFL) and there will initially be 10 teams. The league’s mission statement is: “To attract football players at their highest level of athletic ability, including those defecting from the NFL, graduating college or high school or playing in international or alternative professional football leagues.”
So a bunch of former NFL stars are joining forces to create a league to compete with the NFL which is something that no one on Earth has asked for. This is the opposite of disrupting a market. For anyone that hates the NFL, wait til Terrell Owens creates a team and then makes himself the starting quarterback. NFL tickets sales are going to skyrocket.
The NFL is currently doing everything they can to make me stop watching it. They have prioritized racist white people who hate Colin Kaepernick over their brown fans and the brown players that make up 70% of their league. They also have players beating women and children senseless and then getting pay raises.
The league still continues to flourish because there is no alternative. Even the product on the field has fallen off. There are no defenses anymore and there are only about 10 good quarterbacks. But you know what will make Matt Stafford look like the best QB ever? A THIRD football league after the XFL where the quarterbacks are grocery store managers and fishermen.
Also, Ricky Williams retired from the NFL so that he can smoke weed. This is your CEO? My man is high as hell right now scribbling in a coloring book with his phone off because he can’t find his charger.
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