Today, the XFL released two thumbnails representing the identities of two of their eight franchises.
— XFL (@xfl2020) August 16, 2019
This immediately kicked-off a round of speculation, mainly focused on the left graphic being the head of a snake, with an eye and a fang showing, and the right graphic being the bottom left of a large “D”.
On Twitter 2020Hindsight thought the “D” could be the logo for Dallas, as the Dallas is known as the “Big D.”
It looks like the one on the right is going to be the logo for Dallas. It’s known as “Big D” so I can see that being the direction.
— 2020Hindsight (@2020Hindsight3) August 16, 2019
In the XFLBoard Forum the conversation pointed to the fact that the AAF did a similar tease of their logos prior to the official release. You can see the AAF teaser logos here:
— XFLBoard.com (@xflboard) August 17, 2019
There is no word on when the official team names and branding announcement will be made. It should be pointed out that when the AAF teased their logos, they released bits and pieces of each logo until all eight logos were teased. Does this mean we are due for six more teaser graphics from the XFL?
It should also be pointed out that today’s teaser did not resonate with any mainstream media outlets. The only places reporting today’s teaser were XFL fan sites. This could be the most important takeaway from today’s release.
Mark Nelson is a football fan, and founder and owner of XFLBoard.com since April 2000.