2001 NY/NJ Hitmen Report Card

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New York – (12 April 2001) — Ten games are in the books, and the Hitmen’s inaugural season is over. Four teams now move on in their quests to win The XFL Championship, while New York joins Birmingham, Memphis and Las Vegas in the drawing board room. Yup, it’s back to the drawing board for … Read more

The Hitmen’s Playoff Dream Dies in Chicago

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New York – (9 April 2001) — The NY/NJ Hitmen did their part on Sunday. Behind a strong defensive performance and the much maligned, Charles Puleri, lightning struck the Thunderbolts down as NY shut out Birmingham 22-0 in their regular season finale. The Hitmen’s bid for the playoffs however came to an end as the … Read more

XFL Week 10: Hitmen Shutout the Bolts

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Hitmen 22, Thunderbolts 0 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Charles Puleri was 7-of-8 for 158 yards and two touchdowns as New York-New Jersey closed the XFL regular season with a 22-0 victory over Birmingham on Sunday. New York-New Jersey (4-7) missed a spot in the playoffs later Sunday when Chicago beat Orlando. Birmingham lost its final seven … Read more

The Final Week For The Hitmen?

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New York – (6 April 2001) — It’s real simple, for the NY/NJ Hitmen to make the playoffs, they must beat the Bolts on TNN this Sunday afternoon. Once they do that, they must root for the Orlando Rage to defeat the red-hot Chicago Enforcers on Sunday night. If those two things happen, NY will clinch … Read more

The Hitmen Lose Heartbreaker To Chicago

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New York – (1 April 2001) — Nearly 30,000 fans at Giants Stadium witnessed, what was perhaps the XFL’s best game of the season. Unfortunately for the 30,000 Hitmen fans, NY came up on the short end of the eastern playoff stick. The Chicago Enforcers (4-5) defeated The NY/NJ Hitmen (3-6) 23 to 18 in a … Read more

Rusty Tillman Guarantees a Hitmen Victory

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New York – (30 March 2001) — Not often does a head coach stick his neck out and guarantee a victory for his team. Rusty Tillman has been doing just that all week ever since his team lost to the Rage 17-12 last Sunday in Orlando. Tillman is one of the league’s most maligned coaches and … Read more

The Hitmen Fall Hard To The Rage

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New York – (26 March 2001) — The ride is over. Coming into yesterdays game against Orlando. The NY/NJ Hitmen had turned around their season and put themselves in a position to take their next step to the XFL Playoffs. Two steps forward and by virtue of yesterday, one step back into reality. The Orlando … Read more

XFL Week 8: Rage Clinch Eastern Divison Title

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ORLANDO 17, NYNJ 12 ORLANDO— Brian Shay’s game-opening 95-yard kickoff return set up a touchdown and Brian Kuklick passed for another as the Orlando Rage clinched the Eastern Division title with a 17-12 win over the New York-New Jersey Hitmen. At 7-1, the Rage became the first team to clinch a division title in the … Read more

Hitmen Look To Continue Their Winning Ways

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New York – (24 March 2001) — Five weeks ago, not many supporters and followers of the XFL would have thought that an article about the Hitmen would start with the title that you see above. Five weeks ago at the Meadowlands, the Hitmen were 0 and 2 and coming off two brutal losses to the Outlaws … Read more

Let The Games Begin

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New York – (21 March 2001) — The most exciting part of the regular season is upon us. The XFL is now approaching week 8 of the regular season and all 8 teams still have a shot at the playoffs with 3 weeks left. Only 4 of the teams will make the playoffs and the … Read more