This is the XFL Show Episode 42: Optimum Scouting

This week we learned what the salary structure for players and coaches will look like. Vince and Alan discuss what type of players and coaches the XFL will be able to attract with their tiered salary structure.

Also, a scouting firm called Optimum Scouting will team with the league to assess and scout talent for the inaugural season. We’ll give you background info on Optimum Scouting as well as what this means for the player signings coming in early 2019.
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This is the XFL Show Episode 41: Whaley

The XFL hired a new VP of Football Operations this week. Vince gives us the background info on the new executive working under Oliver Luck. We also hear from many XFL fans who chimed in on the XFL Fan Line this week as we go “XFL Coast to Coast” on a variety of topics like the title game location and banning punts.

This week’s Hot Read features a breakdown of everything Oliver Luck announced during his interview on San Diego radio earlier in the week.

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This is the XFL Show Episode 40: Title Town

This week’s show features your reaction to the latest show topics and some interesting debates on where the XFL title game will be held.

Cover 2:

Johnny Football has no interest in the XFL…yet

Betting on every single play in the AAF

Hot Read:
Where will the XFL Championship Game be held?
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This is the XFL Show Episode 39: Targeting

The NCAA and NFL enforce targeting in different ways but both have rules in place to keep the game safer. This week’s Hot Read features a debate on how to best enforce this rule while also preventing things like players being ejected for hits that maybe are not as violent as referees see at first glance. We also hear from XFL fans with another “XFL Coast to Coast” segment!

As part of the Cover 2, there is speculation on why the timeline on city announcements is seemingly getting pushed back. Alan, Jake, and Vince also discuss how the XFL can keep the spirit of the original incarnation of the league without having as many silly gimmicks that led to it’s downfall.

XFL Fan Line Question of the Week:

How should the XFL enforce targeting?

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This is the XFL Show Episode 38: No More Nicknames

The XFL had a prominent presence at this week’s Sports Media & Technology Conference and Oliver Luck made some announcements as well as one interesting idea league officials have talked about introducing to the league in 2020.

Alan and Vince recap what was said regarding nicknames on jerseys, alternate ways players can earn income from their play, and the ensuing war between the XFL and the AAF.

XFL Fan Line Question of the Week:

Which league is doing a better job of drumming up excitement: XFL or AAF?

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This is the XFL Show Episode 37: Can There Be Too Much Football?

Many of you reached out on social media and the XFL Fan Line in response to this week’s topic which features a debate on whether or not it is possible for the XFL, the Canadian Football League, and the Alliance of American Football to all thrive in the shadow of the NFL. Jake, Alan, and Bryant discuss how the three can coexist, if at all.

Also, news on some more interesting names affiliated with the AAF as well as a discussion on the what the policy on referee criticism should be in the XFL.

XFL Fan Line Question of the Week:

If you can have any coach not currently coaching in the NFL, AAF, or CFL, who would you hire to be in charge of your XFL team?

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This is the XFL Show Episode 36: The XFL, CFL, and AAF Are Competing For Players

Oliver Luck has stated that cities will be announced for the XFL’s return in the month of October. That is this month! Jake believes one city has it in the bag. Listen and find out what town that is, plus a thorough break down of the latest AAF team names on this week’s Hot Read!

XFL Fan Line Question of the Week:

With the AAF and XFL emerging, is the CFL in trouble? Are there enough good players to go around for all three leagues? Call and give us your opinion on the XFL Fan Line at 724-565-4XFL!

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This is the XFL Show Episode 35: Why is Your City an XFL City?

This week we open the XFL Fan Line so our listeners can state their city’s case for being an XFL city in 2020. The reaction and enthusiasm for the XFL is overwhelming and the callers are highly entertaining. Listen along with Alan, Vince and Jake and you be the judge this week as we hear some of the most passionate XFL fans explain why their cities are the best XFL cities.

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This is the XFL Show Episode 34: All Aboard the XFL Express!

Unpacking everything Oliver Luck talked about on last week’s show including the revelation that an original XFL city will be back in 2020, the process of finding a TV home, and why it is important to keep gimmicks away from the new XFL.

Also, get a detailed review of the new AAF team names that were announced this week.

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This is the XFL Show Episode 33: A Conversation with Commissioner Oliver Luck

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck joins the show for a thorough discussion about the league building process, what cities may be hosting the first eight teams, and how the XFL will re-imagine football.

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