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To pull this off, Lewis hit up friends, family and investors. Everyone called him crazy. Cheap China Jerseys.They pointed to the long list of wannabes that hoped to challenge the NFL. Remember the XFL? Ever watched arena football? The United Football League lasted all of four seasons (go Destroyers), and even the NFL’s European expansion flopped. The NFL has many problems, but disruption is not one of them.When I point this out, Lewis waves me off. Those leagues couldn’t execute, he says. You can see his point. The XFL debuted to enormous ratings in 2001 but quickly fell apart because no one wants football with wrestling. Every challenger failed because they offered, well, crap.Custom Jerseys. “It would be like, ‘Oh, it’s the same game as the pros, with people who aren’t as good,” says Darren Rovell, a sports business reporter at ESPN. People do want more football, Rovell says, but the game must offer something novel.