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Ten Players We Want to See in the New XFL

26 January, 2018, 02:42 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • The XFL is set to return in 2020.
Here then-future Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox of the Los Angeles Xtreme holds the league championship trophy in the air after Los Angeles beat the San Francisco Demons 38-6

In case you forgot, McMahon first launched the XFL through WWE back in 1999. So much so, in fact, that the new XFL will have no cheerleaders. McMahon is a longtime friend and supporter of President Trump, who has been down on the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.

Now McMahon says he wants to reimagine the game. "There are not going to be any politics involved with this thing". "We're going to listen to football experts and we're going to listen to what the fans want more than anyone else". It also ended play in 2001. Running back Rod Smart, famously nicknamed "He Hate Me", and quarterback Tommy Maddox, the XFL's MVP, were among those who made the most of their days in the sparsely watched league. As of this moment, there are no broadcast contracts in place, and McMahon said that games could stream on mobile devices in addition to being on television. "All options are open".

The XFL will be owned by Alpha Entertainment, a completely separate company set up by WWE chairman Vince McMahon. "But it will probably go beyond that", he said. He said this may be the last time he talks about the XFL publicly. Its stated goal: "explore investment opportunities across the sports and entertainment landscapes, including professional football". Adding an additional year, McMahon said, will allow for a better product. This method infamously resulted in multiple injuries to players before the game had even begun.

McMahon announced when the XFL launches in 2020, it will include eight teams with 40 man active rosters.

McMahon said athletes have a number of other options for expressing their political viewpoints, including social media. "Not reinvent", he said in an interview last week.

- Vince is asked about making this a faster game.

The XFL postseason will have two semifinal games and a championship game. It also means a more simplified rule book that does not have, for example, arcane rules about what constitutes a catch. "A lot of people do it". We want to give you more of what you like to see and less of what you don't want to see. "Quite frankly, we only had a very short time in the past to put everything together".

The new league will have two years to get it right this time around. Though he did mention that the players have to be "good human beings" as well as good players. Everyone will come in on an even playing field, McMahon said.

The new XFL will play when the NFL and college football are not on the gridiron. McMahon said the selection of cities in the new XFL will be announced in the next few months, and a mix of major and mid-major markets will be considered.

"To me that's common sense", McMahon said. "I don't know what it would be".

The XFL will return in 2020 and will run during the off-season of the NFL. I don't know what else we would do that the National Football League isn't doing now.

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