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Yet another football league forming - Freedom Football League
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Another professional football league -- the Freedom Football League -- has been created by former NFL players, including Ricky Williams, Terrell Owens and Simeon Rice, with the intention of "reimagining, rethinking, reinventing and reforming" the game, it was announced Thursday.

Williams, appearing on ESPN's Outside the Lines on Thursday, said there are 50 former players among the approximately 100 stakeholders. Other early founders include former NFL players Byron Chamberlain, Jeff Garcia and Dexter Jackson.


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Williams told OTL. "... In thinking about creating this league, I wanted to create a league that I could have stayed in and been comfortable and really thrived.
I think he means a league that wouldn't have cared if he had weed show up in a drug test

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The league did not say when it would begin play, though it did say the first 10 teams would be the San Diego Warriors, Oklahoma City Power, Portland Progress, Texas Revolution, Ohio Players, Florida Strong, Birmingham Kings, St. Louis Independence, Connecticut Underground and Oakland Panthers.

At least they picked out some cities that don't currently have an NFL team to compete against, even if they picked the most SJW names they could come up with.

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"We're trying to develop young men," Williams said on OTL. "You can't take away their voice and expect them to develop. ... When I grew up watching football, I really wanted to be like Jim Brown, not because of what he did on a field, but because he could take that platform and have a voice.

"And so, when I got to the NFL, expecting that to be the case, anytime a big social issue came up, we were told, 'Be quiet. ... It's a distraction.' And so, really, [we're] changing the conversation."
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they picked the most SJW names they could come up with.


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San Diego Warriors, Oklahoma City Power, Portland Progress, Texas Revolution, Ohio Players, Florida Strong, Birmingham Kings, St. Louis Independence, Connecticut Underground and Oakland Panthers.


Huh?

Only one you could make the "SJW name" argument for is Portland, IMO.


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someone is gonna have to be there to pick up the pieces of our enjoyment once the nfl gets shut down by concussion lawsuits


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I guess you could make an argument for Underground as well.


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Birmingham Kings


of the "we wuz" variety?


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Only one you could make the "SJW name" argument for is Portland, IMO.
Until you read Ricky Williams' comments about the NFL wanting players to be quiet about social issues and the FFL wanting to encourage players to speak out and address those things. Then a few more seem like they may have had SJW undertones in team name selections

Either way...this is what, the 3rd new pro football league to be announced in the past year before any of the others have even started play. I can see 1 league being able to survive by being a landing spot for 18-20 year olds who want to get paid to play but aren't NFL draft eligible until 3 years after high school. But can't see more than 1 of the new leagues surviving more than a season or 2.
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Portland Progress is a top 1 terrible team name. Gross


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San Diego Warriors, Oklahoma City Black Power, Portland Progress, Texas Race Revolution, Ohio Players, Florida Strong, Birmingham Kangz, St. Louis Racial Independence, Connecticut Underground Resistance and Oakland Black Panthers.

Corrected to make clear what they’re getting at


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Until you read Ricky Williams' comments about the NFL wanting players to be quiet about social issues and the FFL wanting to encourage players to speak out and address those things. Then a few more seem like they may have had SJW undertones in team name selections


I think you're reaching with the team name thing, man Except for Portland (predictably), those names are all geographically or historically relevant.

I'm no friend of SJWs, either, but I'm just not seeing it in the team names overall.

Either way I'm just chillin' over here in SA with the AAF's San Antonio Commanders


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former NFL players, including Ricky Williams, Terrell Owens and Simeon Rice, with the intention of "reimagining, rethinking, reinventing and reforming" the game, it was announced Thursday.

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So, old man football.

Hips broken everywhere.
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Then a few more seem like they may have had SJW undertones in team name selections


Name them.

The only ones I can kinda see are Portland and Connecticut. Also, if you have a problem with a team name referring the Underground Railroad of all things maybe you need to take some time to look in the mirror to think about life.
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The only Texas Revolution I know is when the Americans whipped the meximens ass. Idk how that's sjw


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Some cucks find the liberal in everything in order to satiate their outrage quota.
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No eagle erection gif yet?

Disappointing


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Some cucks find the liberal in everything in order to satiate their outrage quota.


My man first in line to get his Portland Progress shirt. Go you!


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I think he means a league that wouldn't have cared if he had weed show up in a drug test


Why does the NFL care if these guys puff. Dumbest shite ever


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These dudes shouldn't be wasting their retirement money on this.


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You're a fool to think I would ever rep a city that is not Memphis.


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Power, Progress, Revolution were the ones I had in mind aa being SJW-ish


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