Xtreme Formula for Success Gets Diluted

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By David Curtis – Xtreme team reporter Los Angeles – (27 February 2001) — The Los Angeles Xtreme tried on Sunday to concoct yet another heroic win. And they almost made it — they just didn’t account for an increasingly heavy downpour which compromised their panache. Not that rain (or opposing talent, for that matter) was … Read more

How to “Save” the XFL

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Should the XFL be using more tough guy interviewers and color commentators like Jesse Ventura to promote it’s unique brand of football? By the Masked Prognosticator (27 February 2001) –– With steady crowds in some cities, stabilizing ratings, and a dedicated hardcore fan base, the death of the XFL has been greatly exaggerated. The ratings … Read more

No Bags Being Packed at Legion Field

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By Bamaslammer – Bolts Team Reporter Birmingham – (27 February 2001) — Local sports call-in trash jock Paul Fienbaum was reporting at 5PM that the league was likely to fold by mid-season. Funny thing, I was a Legion Field today and nobody had their bags packed. Paul was an early supporter of the XFL and … Read more

Yo! Outlaws add WR Murphy to Roster

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer/Minnesota Viking/Scottish Claymore Yo Murphy Joins Las Vegas Receiving Corp News Courtesy of the Las Vegas Outlaws LAS VEGAS (Monday, February 26, 2001) – The Western Division-leading Las Vegas Outlaws (3-1) added 29-year old WR Yo Murphy to their roster today, with the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Minnesota Viking and Scottish Claymore wideout … Read more

Pawlawski Sidelined with Neck Injury

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News Courtesy of the San Francisco Demons SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 26, 2001) – San Francisco Head Coach Jim Skipper said Demons’ quarterback Mike Pawlawski could be lost for as long as three weeks after suffering a neck injury during Sunday’ 16-9 loss to Las Vegas at Pacific Bell Park. Another former California product, Pat Barnes, … Read more

3 Interceptions, 2 Fumbles, 1 Loss

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NStarz Ha – Demons Team Reporter San Francisco – The Bay Area – (26 February 2001) — The title of this article was the result for the Demons in their second loss in front of a crowd of about 34,000. Reasons: the FIVE turnovers. Yes, five. One interception by Mike Pawlawski. Another Interception Pat Barnes. THREE … Read more

XFL Week 4: Salaam rushes for 122 yards as Maniax beat Xtreme

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Maniax 18, XTREME 12 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rashaan Salaam splashed his way to 122 yards and a touchdown as the Memphis Maniax beat the Los Angeles Xtreme 18-12 in a downpour Sunday night. Salaam, the 1994 Heisman Trophy winner at Colorado, scored on a 21-yard run in the game that featured 11 fumbles — eight … Read more

Bolts Miss the Flight

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By Sonny Sanders – Bolts Team Reporter Birmingham — (25 February 2001) — The Birmingham Bolts must have missed the flight to Orlando. I am sure that a local Division II College team was substituted for the Bolts in the blowout against the Rage. Surely that was not the Birmingham team that suffered the worst defeat … Read more

XFL Week 4: Duff is the stuff against the Thunderbolts

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Rage 30, Thunderbolts 6 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Defensive end Bill Duff scored on a 48-yard fumble return as the Orlando Rage improved to 4-0 with a 30-6 victory over Birmingham on Saturday night in the XFL. Duff scooped up Casey Weldon’s fumble and raced into the end zone to give Orlando a 14-0 lead in … Read more