Many hurdles before Johnny Football plays in the XFL

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The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League released quarterback Johnny Manziel on Wednesday, saying he “contravened the agreement which made him eligible to play.” This dramatic step may also spell out how Johnny Manziel may have many hurdles before he would be signed by the AAF or XFL. For the Canadian Football League, the … Read more

Plenty of positivity for Jim Zorn as he is welcomed into the XFL

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Monday saw XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck welcome former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn into the XFL as Head Coach and General Manager of the Seattle franchise, which spawned a torrent of positive messages to be sent in Zorn’s direction. First from Oliver Luck himself: “I watched Jim Zorn play for the @Seahawks, an expansion franchise, … Read more

Lawsuit reveals Ebersol’s initial intention to go with XFL

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Earlier today, Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell tweeted about a lawsuit filed by investor Robert Vanech against the Alliance of American Football and Charlie Ebersol. He also revealed how Ebersol’s original plan was to restart the XFL by purchasing the league for $50 million from Vince McMahon. Lawsuit details here. Exhibit in lawsuit shows that … Read more

Oliver Luck announces the hiring of Jim Zorn as the head coach and general manager of XFL Seattle

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Replay press conference on YouTube: At the press conference, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck lauded Zorn. “I watched Jim Zorn play for the Seahawks, an expansion franchise, and I was totally captivated with his style of play. He was innovative. He was creative. He did all those things as a player that we want to do … Read more

Jim Zorn Named XFL Head Coach in Seattle

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SEATTLE, WASH., February 25, 2019 – The XFL today announced that former NFL quarterback and head coach Jim Zorn has been named the head coach and general manager of the new XFL team in Seattle. “It’s an exciting day when Jim Zorn returns to his professional football roots,” said Oliver Luck, XFL Commissioner & CEO. “Jim … Read more

Seattle takes an important step toward spring football

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If there is a place where spring football may thrive, it’s Seattle. After all, February weather in Seattle can be downright “spring like,” an important consideration for the potential quality of both the game and the fan experience. Seattle has the weather, the fans, and a fabulous stadium, and on Monday the Emerald City will … Read more

XFL Seattle Head Coach Announcement Monday

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The XFL has announced it will reveal the Seattle franchise’s Head Coach on Monday 25 February 2019. Event: Monday February 25th at 1:00PM Pacific Time. CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA This announcement will come only four days after XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck announced Pep Hamilton as Head Coach/General Manager of the XFL Washington franchise. Earlier this … Read more

Oliver Luck on XFL Broadcast Package, Seattle’s Head Coach Announcement

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Today, XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck was on the Charlie Brennan Show on St. Louis KMOX radio, and gave an update on the progress of league announcements, including a hint Seattle’s Head Coach will be announced next week. Luck confirmed the league will have a 10-game season starting the weekend after the Super Bowl, followed by … Read more

Where will the XFL get their players?

One of the biggest and most valid points of contention against the XFL is the uncertainty over where their pool of football talent is going to come from. Despite a $500 million dollar investment from Vince McMahon, and the announced pay tiers of $250 thousand (plus) per year for top players, and $150 thousand for … Read more