The Rise of a New Orlando Sports Franchise

By David Coughlin – Orlando Rage Team Reporter (31 August 2000) – The seed was planted on July 3, 2000. It was then that the announcement was made for Orlando to become one of the eight franchises of the inaugural season of the XFL, a creation of World Wrestling Federation CEO/Chairman Vince McMahon. On August … Read more

In Vince We Trust

(30 August 2000) — When the XFL announced the eight team nicknames, colors and logos last week most fans were watching with a certain level of excitement. Here at, we were also waiting for the team names to be announced. Mostly though, we wanted to see if the predictions on this board would turn out … Read more

The XFL in San Jose

By “NStarz” Ha – San Jose Demons Team Reporter The XFL is coming to San Jose. But despite having the greatest NHL Fans in the country (according to the NHL decibel reader), there is only a little whimper of cheer. But this isn’t only in San Jose, every other city are more tired than enthusiastic … Read more

The XFL Comes to Chicago

By QumarChicago – Chicago Team Reporter 27 August 2000 – On a summer Tuesday morning June 13th, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Vince McMahon will be in Chicago (also there for WWF SmackDown) to give information about his upstart league, the XFL. Rumors circulating when this league started had not included Chicago in one of … Read more

Generation X gets its own Team

By Bamaslammer – Birmingham Bolts Team Co-Reporter Anyone familiar with Pro football history in Birmingham can tell you of the disappointments in the past. In the 70’s when Birmingham was often mentioned as an expansion city by the NFL, a play was made for the Eagles. Most every serious attempt at a pro football rival … Read more

XFL or EX-FL For Birmingham?

By Sonny Sanders – Birmingham Bolts Team Co-Reporter 27 August 2000 – There is on, Graymont Avenue, an unseen graveyard. It is a final resting-place for the defunct teams of professional football past. Though the graves are unmarked the memory of these failures lives on. Therefore the football fans of Birmingham should be forgiven for … Read more

XFL Unveils Team Names and Logos for Inaugural Season

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STAMFORD, Conn.–Aug. 24, 2000–XFL today unveiled the names and logos of the eight teams that will begin play on February 3, 2001 in major cities throughout the country. The names of the eight teams are: NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HITMEN – Aggressive, Relentless, In-Your-Face, and Hard-Hitting is the best way to describe the NY/NJ style of … Read more

It Was a Blast…

(23 August 2000) — The XFL has announced that the team names will be revealed on Thursday, 24 Aug 00 at 1PM EDT. We’ve been speculating and rumor-mongering on this board for the past four months and we are glad that the league will finally make it all official. The nickname rumor train gave us … Read more

Smashmouth Football? Smashmouth Marketing!

(21 August 2000) — Have you been following the rise of the XFL? How has the trip been so far? Let me tell you… The XFL was first announced in February 2000. This web site and a few others were created in the months that followed. In this time we have seen the league start from … Read more

Luginbill returns to his Southern California roots

Thursday, August 17, 2000 – Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Al Luginbill, coach of the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe for the past five seasons, was hired Thursday as coach of the XFL’s Los Angeles franchise. “We are very fortunate to have a man with coach Luginbill’s experience,” general manager John McKay Jr. said. “He … Read more

XFL names Spalding first official licensee

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Stamford, CT/East Rutherford, NJ, August 3, 2000 – The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWFE) and NBC, announced today that Spalding Sports Worldwide has been named the first official licensee of the league. As part of the multi-year license agreement, Spalding will be … Read more