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UFL to make "major announcement" in Omaha

The UFL recently has made “major announcements” regarding the relocation of franchises previously headquartered in New York and San Francisco. 

On Thursday, the league will be making a “major announcement” in Omaha.  The obvious answer?  The UFL will be placing a team there.

It fits with the UFL’s plan to expand by two teams in 2010.  If so, if means that at at least one more team will be added via a future “major announcement.”

The approach makes sense.  The UFL, if it hopes to become a viable minor-league complement to the NFL, needs to put teams not in cities with NFL franchises, but in markets that currently don’t have the outdoor version of pro football.

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  1. Vikes#28Owns says: Apr 13, 2010 12:56 PM

    Put one in Duluth, Minnesota! Who am I kidding no one would go…. wait a minute… no one goes anyway.

  2. robert ethan says: Apr 13, 2010 12:56 PM

    It was probably the biggest city they could afford to rent a venue for the announcement.

  3. blackglass says: Apr 13, 2010 1:00 PM

    Those hillbilly bastards won’t give a shit. If it doesn’t have a red “N” on the side of the helmet, they could not care less.
    On the other hand, watching the team spiral into mediocraty between 97-02 when I lived there was a real hoot!

  4. BillsFan27 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:00 PM

    Columbus.

  5. mike_311 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:01 PM

    Isn’t college the minor league?

  6. PFFFFT says: Apr 13, 2010 1:01 PM

    Possible team nicknames:
    Steaks
    HaHas
    Cornhuskers
    Owls
    Rednecks
    Nowheresvilles
    Bumblefricks
    WhoGivesACraps

  7. quadya says: Apr 13, 2010 1:04 PM

    I’m sure they will play in the Qwest center. That place is pretty sweet. Not a bad idea.

  8. DB26 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:08 PM

    Anyone ever thought of putting a franchise in Lexington, Frankfort, or Louisville? People in KY need to be rewarded with something other than Minor League Baseball and average NCAA Sports (other than Basketball).

  9. FinFan says: Apr 13, 2010 1:11 PM

    yawn

  10. SATAN567 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:11 PM

    Madison.

  11. edgy1957 says: Apr 13, 2010 1:12 PM

    The approach makes sense. The UFL, if it hopes to become a viable minor-league complement to the NFL, needs to put teams not in cities with NFL franchises, but in markets that currently don’t have the outdoor version of pro football
    *******************************
    So I guess that means they will be putting franchises in Cleveland and Oakland, right? :)

  12. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 1:17 PM

    quadya says:
    April 13, 2010 1:04 PM
    I’m sure they will play in the Qwest center. That place is pretty sweet. Not a bad idea.
    ===================
    Ummm………………. the UFL is not an arena league. The football may be just as small-time, but they do actually play in stadiums.

  13. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 1:18 PM

    @ PFFFFT:
    The Omaha HaHas.
    Now that’s funny.

  14. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 1:20 PM

    How about the “Mutuals of Omaha”? They could name their stadium the “Wild Kingdom”.
    Good lord, I hope I am not the only one here old enough to get that joke.

  15. NoHomeTeam says: Apr 13, 2010 1:22 PM

    “The UFL, if it hopes to become a viable minor-league complement to the NFL, needs to put teams not in cities with NFL franchises, but in markets that currently don’t have the outdoor version of pro football.”
    So why hasn’t there been a “major announcement ” that they will be placing a team in Los Angeles?
    I’m starting to wonder if the UFL isn’t already a little closer to the NFL than anyone has been letting on. A behind-the-scenes handshake agreement between the two leagues would certainly help explain the otherwise mystifying decision not to put a team here in the first place. If the NFL is committed to placing a team here in the next couple of years, it might well suggest — strongly — to its potential junior partner that it would look unfavorably on actions which could in some way satiate the appetite for Pro football in the area.

  16. BenRapistberger says: Apr 13, 2010 1:25 PM

    Two things.
    1. LA?
    2. Do cities with NFL teams that play in a dome count as a viable location? You did say outdoor football…

  17. jimmySee says: Apr 13, 2010 1:27 PM

    There’s no NFL team in New York City.

  18. Kaz says: Apr 13, 2010 1:28 PM

    They’ve traded for Big Ben!

  19. Sumzero says: Apr 13, 2010 1:33 PM

    I would assume their are a couple good reasons for Omaha.
    1) Love it or hate it, Nebraska does have nothing short of a rabid fan base if a team can win over the public (300+ strait sell outs of an 80K+ stadium for the Huskers)
    2) Omaha is building a very, very nice sports complex to accommodate the Baseball College World Series. This would leave a brand new, very nice field for the taking of an outdoor fall football team.
    3) Area economics, most of the cities being mentioned here are in areas that are not doing very well. Nebraska, as everywhere else, is not exactly in a boom either but has been effected much less then a lot of other place. Nebraskans still have money in their entertainment budget.

  20. showtime says: Apr 13, 2010 1:34 PM

    how can the UFL have a major announcement…

  21. Gondo says: Apr 13, 2010 1:39 PM

    Bet they’re gonna play in the new baseball stadium that’s being built downtown.
    As it stands now, the only tenant is the College World Series, since the Omaha Royals Triple AAA team was deemed not worthy.
    Hard to believe a new stadium would be built for just one 10-day event, but that’s the power of the NCAA for you.
    Hope the league sticks around for awhile and the city supports the team. The nickname should be interesting…we ain’t all corn-fed farm hillbillies here, in case you didn’t know.

  22. Coach Stram says: Apr 13, 2010 1:43 PM

    “………..and starting at Quarterback for Omaha…….JaaaaaaaaaaaMarrrrrrcus Russssssellllllllllllll…..( faint applause from the 128 fans in attendance )………………………..”

  23. evilmajortom says: Apr 13, 2010 1:56 PM

    The only way this turns out to be a “major announcement” is if Warren Buffet has gone senile and bought the league.

  24. blackglass says: Apr 13, 2010 2:12 PM

    Gondo says:
    April 13, 2010 1:39 PM
    we ain’t all corn-fed farm hillbillies here, in case you didn’t know.
    As an outsider whom was looking in for years, I beg to differ. Boring, poor food, Chirst awful clubs (Guitars and Cadillacs, anything in the Old Market), terrible weather (like -20 degrees? like 90? cause everything between doesn’t happen here), and an inferiority complex (I swear to God on September 12th 2001, the local news tease was “First NY, then DC…could Omaha be the next target?” LOL like Bin Laden knows where Omaha is)
    It was an incredibly bland place, with bland people and bland culture. Oh, and everything smelled like cowshit.

  25. Dogsweat says: Apr 13, 2010 2:14 PM

    UFL will expand to San Antonio as well.
    A city that deserves pro football.
    San Antonio Blue Herons….
    Omaha Wild Kingdoms….

  26. sevenwords says: Apr 13, 2010 2:33 PM

    Omahaaaaaaaaaaaa! Somewhere in middle America
    Get right to the heart of matters
    It’s the heart that matters more
    I think you better turn your ticket in
    And get your money back at the door

  27. FireJerryJones says: Apr 13, 2010 2:33 PM

    A major announcement.
    In Omaha.
    Marlen Perkins is alive?

  28. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 2:51 PM

    This site would be more fun if you posted the comments faster.

  29. Cougar Bait says: Apr 13, 2010 2:52 PM

    Bring a team to the Harrisburg/Hershey (PA) area, and play at Hersheypark Stadium. This area is a minor league sports haven.

  30. Anti Mouthbreather says: Apr 13, 2010 3:39 PM

    Not a single gratuitous mention of the Omaha Beef yet? C’mon people.

  31. realitypolice says: Apr 13, 2010 4:04 PM

    Anti Mouthbreather says:
    April 13, 2010 3:39 PM
    Not a single gratuitous mention of the Omaha Beef yet? C’mon people.
    =================
    You missed it- 6th comment:
    PFFFFT says:
    April 13, 2010 1:01 PM
    Possible team nicknames:
    Steaks

  32. Filho Deuses says: Apr 13, 2010 4:35 PM

    Why don’t they look into portland, Maine.Its working for the NBA D League with the Red Claws, the Portland Seadogs baseball team, as well as two semi pro hockey teams. Larger fan base up there than people realize!

  33. TheFoo says: Apr 13, 2010 6:22 PM

    I’m completely ignoring the league until they grow up and get big boy jerseys.

  34. DJSlyBri says: Apr 13, 2010 6:49 PM

    Football is better off if the UFL works. Guys will be out there playing and perhaps ready to help your team get past some late-season injuries. There is a difference between being in shape and being in football shape.
    I have no idea why people here want to mock it like it is the WNBA. (Although their uniforms certainly suck)

  35. dbag121 says: Apr 13, 2010 8:47 PM

    blackglass says:
    April 13, 2010 2:12 PM
    It was an incredibly bland place, with bland people and bland culture. Oh, and everything smelled like cowshit.
    ———————————-
    Just shut up already.

  36. monger says: Apr 14, 2010 9:11 AM

    They should call it the Omaha Obamas. That way when the franchise fails, they can go out and force people to pay to keep the team solvent.

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