Some have already used the hot mess that is UFL 2012 as evidence that an alternative league will never work. One of the challenges in this approach, in my opinion, is the challenges that the UFL generated for themselves.
The investors and leadership were always unwilling, or unable, to allow a foundation to be laid and then continue the work from there.
I remember when the UFL announced a delay from the fall of 2008 to the fall of 2009. At the time Commissioner Huyghue promised that they would announce teams during the summer of 2008 and build towards a proper kickoff, they did not announce teams until February of 2009.