It All Begins…Again

It seemed too good to be true. There they were, the architects of the renegade 2001 football league, Vince McMahon and Dick Ebersol, sitting down together to have dinner at the end of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the XFL. “Do you ever have thoughts about trying again?” Ebersols asks McMahon. Without hesitation, McMahon … Read more

It was 18-years ago. How well do you remember the XFL?

The original XFL was launched on February 3rd, 2001, exactly 18-years ago today. To commemorate the anniversary, we present the XFL Quiz. It’s time to prove what you remember about the XFL. Be careful! You may find some of the questions to be a little tricky.

The Alliance between Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon

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Vince McMahon and Dick Ebersol – Credit: ESPN Films.”Do you ever have any thoughts of trying again?” Dick Ebersol asked Vince McMahon on the This was the XFL special done for the ESPN 30 for 30 series. Vince McMahon without hesitation responded, “Yes I do.” Ebersol responded with, “We’ll have to do it with our own … Read more

One Last Look Back at the Original XFL

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As XFL Representatives scout the future of pro football and their league, at this past weekend’s College All-Star games. I found myself thinking about the past and how surreal this whole XFL return thing really is. I keep having 2001 flashbacks. Let’s jump back into Doc’s DeLorean one last time. The world was so different … Read more

The XFL Kicked-off Seventeen Years Ago Today

On February 3, 2001, the XFL kicked off with two Saturday night games broadcast live in prime time, split into east and west games. In the west, the Las Vegas Outlaws hosted the New York/New Jersey Hitmen. Moments before the first ever scramble for the red-and-black football, Vince McMahon stood at the 50-yard line of … Read more

Archive: The XFL Would Thrive Under New Management

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Catch 22: The XFL can’t survive as part of the WWF; The XFL would not have started without Vince McMahon’s vision. (14 May 2001) –On the 10th of May 2001, the Worldwide Wrestling Federation officially put the XFL to bed. There was supposed to be a second season. According the Vince McMahon, the founder of … Read more