Nov
30

UFL’s $150,000 Transfer Fee Has A Victim

Lorenzo Booker

On November 22, I talked about the United Football League’s $150,000 Transfer Fee, which is embedded into Section 3(b)(iv) of the UFL Uniform Player Contract.  The fee is only being applied to NFL teams that wish to sign a UFL player directly to their active rosters.  It may be waived by the Commissioner of the…
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Nov
22

The United Football League’s $150,000 Transfer Fee

I have no idea if the United Football League (UFL) is doing well with its attendance or TV ratings, and I sure hope that the league does not lose another $30 million as it did last year.  What I do know is that many agents persuade their fringe NFL clients to sign contracts with the UFL, because…
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Oct
22

The UFL Made A Good Decision To Block The NFL From Nick Novak

The United Football League‘s (UFL) Mission Statement reads, “The UFL provides high-quality professional football during a traditional fall season while embracing innovation and fan interaction.  The UFL serves its local communities with pride and dedication, and aims to provide every fan with an exciting and memorable game experience.  The inaugural 2009 champion Las Vegas Locos…
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Jun
28

UFL Player And Agent Compensation

This past Saturday was the last open tryout for the UFL, a minor league football operation going into its second year of existence.  From what I have heard from plenty of insiders, the talent at these tryouts has been shockingly strong; a lot of previously undiscovered players have been looking better than more established NFL…
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Jun
02

United Football League Draft Tonight

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I truthfully didn’t even realize it until I saw a conspicuous message on my friend’s Facebook wall, leading me to inquire about its meaning.  And then I became aware that today is the United Football League’s Player Draft.  So much for have a strong publicity effort.  I find it amazing that I only first heard…
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Apr
22

Updated UFL Tryouts

Yesterday, I received an email from the UFL about the relaunch of their website (the site happens to look MUCH better), which has a new link section for all upcoming individual team tryouts.  Clicking on an open tryout link will lead you to registration, location, playing surface, lodging, contact, and cost information.  The links for…
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Mar
31

Some UFL Open Tryouts

There are more agents than there are players in the NFL.  New entrants into the industry are lucky to represent a player with a chance of being selected between rounds 5-7.  Many agents will represent players hoping that they will be signed as free-agents after the draft and get a chance to make it to…
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Feb
17

United Football League Adds 2 Teams, $20 Million

When I first heard that the new United Football League (UFL) lost $30 million in its inaugural year and that its executives were not at all phased by that number, I wondered what was up.  Sure, they might not have expected immediate success, but $30 million sure seems like a large chunk of change to…
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Sep
14

Want To Be A UFL Agent?

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Want to be a registered agent in the newly formed United Football League (UFL)?  In the past, there was a simple single sheet questionnaire to fill out, but many potential agents complained about never hearing back from the UFL about their status.  Things have changed.  If you want to be a registered UFL agent, you…
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Sep
04

New York Sentinels To Hold Open Tryout

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As UFL teams continue to announce more signings by the day, there are still quite a few openings for talented players to join the league.  One team, in particular, is looking to unearth some talent in an open tryout to be held this Sunday, September 6th.  The New York Sentinels open training camp only a…
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