The Rise of a New Orlando Sports Franchise

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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

The XFL in San Jose

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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

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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

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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?

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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

Luginbill returns to his Southern California roots

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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