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Old 12-21-2017, 05:31 PM
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XFL coming back?

Vince McMahon sold $100 million worth of WWE stock today to fund Alpha Entertainment, which he created, in part, to fund a pro football venture.

Alpha Entertainment filed for 5 trademarks last week to the "XFL."
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:33 PM
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:02 PM
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:45 AM
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Manziel vs Tebow in XFL week 1
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:56 AM
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the best part of the XFL was playing the totals. For awhile, the unders were easy money, as the game clock used to keep running even when players went out of bounds to end a play.
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"I woke last night to the sound of thunder,
How far off I sat and wondered;
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Ain't it funny how the night moves;
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose,
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With autumn closing in"
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:01 PM
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:15 AM
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The timing might be perfect to have a comeback.
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:46 PM
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Great, what's next? The pet rock?

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Old 12-24-2017, 09:35 AM
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Old 01-25-2018, 09:10 AM
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Vince McMahon will announce later today that his investment company (Alpha Entertainment) will be starting a pro football league.

News conference at 3 p.m. ET on the company’s social media pages.
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:06 PM
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New league will be called the XFL ... Will start in Jan. 2020 ... 8 teams, 10 games during the regular season with a post season semi final and championship game ... 40 team rosters.

McMahon really driving home that this will be the game "re-imagined."

Players required to stand for National Anthem and Johnny Manziel is NOT eligible to play
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:09 PM
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McMahon says there will NO cross-over with WWE talent (broadcasters or wrestlers) with the new XFL.
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:10 PM
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No cities announced today. Vince says they will announce the franchises in the future.
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:22 PM
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Also from XFL Presser ...

Simplifying rules to make it easier to global markets.

Goal is to speed up game and play in 2 hours.


And my favorite ...

If you have any criminality, even a DUI you will not play in the XFL
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Old 01-25-2018, 02:25 PM
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McMahon reiterates that he will not be out front. He is taking a back seat and they will hire professionals to run the league.
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:28 PM
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:34 PM
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Former NFL QB Jared Lorenzen Jokes About Joining XFL as 'He Ate Me'

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Old 01-25-2018, 04:50 PM
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Old 01-25-2018, 04:52 PM
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Matt Vasgersian on his XFL career “It turned into a joke so quickly it was an embarrassment”
I guess we won't be seeing/hearing Matty in the broadcast booth for the re-boot of this junk. He sort of moved of up in the world.



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Old 06-29-2018, 02:11 PM
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Vince McMahon's commitment to his new football league, the XFL, scheduled to kickoff in February 2020 is significantly larger than originally expected.


The WWE chairman, who began the funding of the league by selling approximately $100 million in WWE stock and putting into his wholly owned Alpha Entertainment, has informed insiders that he expects to spend closer to $500 million in the league's first three seasons.

"People were focused on the $100 million, but the truth is that doesn't even get us to the 20-yard line," league CEO and commissioner Oliver Luck told ESPN, who accepted the job June 5, but starts at his office across the street from WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn. on Monday.

Luck said the biggest cost will be the salaries to pay players and coaches. Luck, for the first time, said the average salary for the 40-man rosters will hover around $75,000, with players that are more in demand making much more than that. Players in the first iteration of the XFL, co-owned by McMahon and NBC, paid players an average of $45,000 for a 10-week schedule.

Another significant cost is insurance to cover player injury.

"I've been at all levels of football and the importance of a broad-based insurance program cannot be understated," Luck said.

Luck said that before McMahon announced the league one of his first moves was to secure an insurance policy for the league.

"There are very few participants who underwrite for this market anymore and it is obviously costly," he said.

Luck didn't say how much coverage the league will have but did say that the insurance premiums will come to more than $10 million a year.

Shortly after McMahon announced the XFL would be coming back, Charlie Ebersol, director of the ESPN "30 for 30" film on the ill-fated XFL, which lasted just one season in 2001, announced the launch of another professional football league, The Alliance of American Football.

Ebersol, whose father Dick is the former president of NBC Sports and McMahon's partner on the original XFL, scheduled his league to launch a year before the XFL and has already announced the eight teams and the markets they will play in - Atlanta, Orlando, Birmingham, Memphis, San Antonio, Salt Lake, San Diego and Phoenix.

Significantly less is known of the financial commitment the AAF has made, as the league has said that is private information. Initial investors are Peter Chernin, Peter Thiel and former NFL Pro Bowler Jared Allen.
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Old 06-29-2018, 03:43 PM
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:54 PM
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The XFL will announce the eight cities and venues for their inaugural 2020 season next Wednesday at MetLife Stadium.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:26 PM
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The 8 cities for 2020 start ...

Dallas
Houston
LA
New York
Seattle
St. Louis
Tampa Bay
Washington D.C.
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:29 PM
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You want to succeed and you choose places like Tampa, DC & STL over Chicago & Boston?
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:30 PM
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2 teams in Texas and the only team even close to the midwest is St Louis? lol
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