Can the UFL Thrive as a Testing Ground for the NFL?: Five Points in Its Favor

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Published: July 10, 2009

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... season this fall. The UFL will play their games on Friday nights, broadcast them on Versus, and provide no real competition to the NFL in any way, which is most definitely a good thing.

The UFL will feature four teams in the cities of New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. It will provide marginal players with a sort of developmental league for the NFL. The league will also give players a second chance at reviving their once promising careers.

The UFL recently came out with their rule book, which could raise some eyebrows around the media world. Overall, the rule changes aren’t revolutionary, but that could be the main point.

If the UFL wants to remain successful, the league would be wise to remain close enough to the actual NFL that it is able to gain some crossover viewers and fans. Without really changing the game in any significant manner, the UFL has tweaked some of the "No Fun League"'s most unpopular and scrutinized rules. 

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