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by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Any word on what the championship game will be called?
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: Any word on what the championship game will be called?

Part of me wants it named after McMahon because it’s his vision, and more importantly money that is paying for all of this to exist. He created a league everyone mocks him for and is paying close to a thousand employees. None of this is possible if not for McMahon taking the risk. I get that, but w...
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL.com daily transactions and injury reports
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: XFL.com daily transactions and injury reports

Easy Leo. Lighten up.

Anyone that posts XFL happenings consistently is doing a good job.

I will state though that the league is very Patriots like when it comes to releasing info. Transparency is always a good thing.
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL Pick Em
Replies: 95
Views: 21471

Re: XFL Pick Em

I have been so busy. I missed this last week.

Defenders 4
Roughnecks 3
Seattle 2
Dallas 1
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Anthony Johnson Traded to Defenders
Replies: 8
Views: 661

Re: Anthony Johnson Traded to Defenders

It’s great that LA got something of value in return for Johnson. The Wildcats also addressed a position of need at corner.

This is not the first time that a player in the XFL has dictated where they wanted to go or engineered an exit to their liking.
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: One week from right now
Replies: 21
Views: 1623

Re: One week from right now

It still doesn't feel real to me. Maybe once we get past the Super Bowl. I have been thinking about this all day. As a pessimist, who went through the USFL, WLAF/NFL Europe, XFL, UFL, and AAF. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. The XFL returning is the most unlikely comeback/reboot that I c...
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Great article on the TV innovations for XFL games
Replies: 18
Views: 1272

Re: Great article on the TV innovations for XFL games

It will be busy in the editing room. Integrating live audio is a pain, even with a short time delay, due to the offensive nature in which people tend to talk when pushing themselves to perform their best. High tension moments could lead to some fines. I'm sure the audio feeds will be minimal due to...
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Great article on the TV innovations for XFL games
Replies: 18
Views: 1272

Re: Great article on the TV innovations for XFL games

I am not a gambler myself but I like the approach of putting the point spreads and over/unders into the actual broadcast on screen. The announcers will probably talk about it too during games. I can just picture people frantically adjusting their bets while watching the broadcast, laptop at their s...
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Four things we need to happen when the XFL returns
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: Four things we need to happen when the XFL returns

Excellent post. There’s not much to add to what you just stated. I wrote about this exact same thing nineteen years ago on this site. The media bias. It’s not like the original XFL didn’t earn it but it was easier to bury or ignore the league in 2001, for all the reasons you stated. While talking a...
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Four things we need to happen when the XFL returns
Replies: 19
Views: 1108

Re: Four things we need to happen when the XFL returns

I personally enjoyed the original XFL, but I was a late teen at the time, so it was probably more in my wheelhouse than "real" football fans. The one thing I thought was really interesting about the ESPN XFL special was how they glossed over the fact that they played a major role in it's failure. R...
by MikeMitchell
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: Prediction: XFL will be rebranded
Replies: 14
Views: 915

Re: Prediction: XFL will be rebranded

I did not know that... that's an interesting wrinkle. I wonder if Ebersol's pitch to buy the XFL brand forced Vince's hand. We might be dealing with a UFL revival instead of the XFL! Most people gloss over stuff or just ignore it. I wrote about this in several articles in the last two years. Before...