Los Angeles Xtreme

The Xtreme Take the Field!

In the preseason, the Xtreme was touted as the team to beat, and they lived up to this reputation. Scott Milanovich was initially anticipated to be the star quarterback of the team, but Tommy Maddox unseated him in the preseason. Maddox went on to win XFL Player of the Year.

After losing their season opener to the San Francisco Demons, the Xtreme hosted the winless Chicago Enforcers in Week 2. The game became a shootout, going into double overtime, before the Xtreme emerged victorious 39-32. Kicker Jose Cortez missed several field goals that could have won the game, and the team's frustration was highlighted by a Tommy Maddox sideline tirade. Most of the first half of the game wasn't even broadcast, as an NBC generator ran out of gas! The game ran so long that it delayed the live broadcast of Saturday Night Live, hosted by singer Jennifer Lopez. SNL producer Lorne Michaels was reportedly so upset about the delay that NBC had to make changes to their XFL broadcast scheduling, including cutting away to SNL in the case of another overtime game.

The Xtreme hosted the Memphis Maniax in Week 4, going up against Maniax quarterback Jim Druckenmiller. The weather was miserable, with a constant downpour soaking the already-waterlogged field. The game became one of constant fumbles and mistakes caused by the rain, and the Maniax emerged victorious. But the Xtreme came alive after this loss, and won every subsequent game except another against Memphis!

The Xtreme even steamrolled over undefeated Orlando Rage in Week 7. The team rounded out their regular season with a shutout against San Francisco, 24-0, to end at 7-3.

In the playoffs, the team once again hosted the Chicago Enforcers, but this time handily defeated them in regulation play. The Xtreme hosted the San Francisco Demons in the Championship Game, named the Million Dollar Game. The Demons fell to the victorious Xtreme 38-6, and the Xtreme players split a $1 million jackpot; each player received just over $25,000 each. Quarterback Tommy Maddox was named the game's MVP, and the XFL Player of the Year.

Los Angeles Xtreme News Archive

17 August 2000Luginbill returns to his Southern California roots
10 October 2000News from the Xtreme
27 November 2000KIDD JOINS RAMS
2 February 2001Contrasting Styles on Display in Xtreme-Demons Matchup
6 February 2001Xtreme Flatter Themselves, Get Flattened
8 February 2001Chicago Seeks to Escape Xtreme Frustration
12 February 2001Coliseum Cope-Land Where Receiver Handles Challenge for L.A.
18 February 2001Jose Cortez Pans Gold-and-Black in Nevada
27 February 2001Xtreme Formula for Success Gets Diluted
1 March 2001Xtreme Face Penetrating Question
5 March 2001Xtreme Xplode Hitmen's Chamber
13 March 2001Xtreme UP'N Coming
19 March 2001Xtreme Outrage Orlando
25 March 2001No Clemen(t)cy for Vegas in LA

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Known for its cultural, geographic and economic extremes, LA is the only city distinguished enough to hold the XTREME name. Hey LA, professional football is back and this time it wears stylized blue, silver and gold.

July 12, 2000

General Manager:
J.K. McKay

Head Coach:
Al Luginbill

Team Colors:
Blue, silver and gold

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Preseason odds to win championship:

Final Record:
1st place XFL West XFL Champion

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Team Reporter:
David Curtis


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