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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This is the XFL Show Episode 32: : The USFL with Author Jeff Pearlman

Jeff Pearlman is a New York Times best-selling author and his latest book entitled Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL tells the amazing story of the most successful alternative football league to ever exist.

The United States Football League of the 1980s was an amazing experiment that has inspired many similar leagues, but nothing quite like what the USFL was able to accomplish. Jeff Pearlman gives us insight into what made the league successful, while also telling some truly insane stories that are hard to believe. We also discuss how the XFL compares to the USFL and how spring football in America can become a thing that lasts more than a few years.

For fans of the USFL or younger football fans who just want to hear about this crazy league inspiring the likes of the XFL and AAF, then this episode is an absolute CAN’T MISS!

If you would like to read Football For a Buck, it  can be purchased on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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This is the XFL Show Episode 31: Ollie In

Jake and Alan discuss Oliver Luck’s email to various football agents, our burning questions for the commissioner, as well as some names that were cut by NFL teams this week that would be intriguing for the XFL.

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This is the XFL Show Episode 30: Fantasy XFL Football

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The NCAA replaced Oliver Luck this week while the new XFL commissioner was busy having meetings about media production.

The NFL helmet rule is here to stay. Does this introduce a “balls and strikes” aspect to officiating that the XFL should steer clear of?

The Hot Read:

The XFL’s relationship with Fantasy Football

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This is the XFL Show Episode 29: The Pre-Pre Preseason

Oliver Luck did some radio interviews where he revealed a few things about the XFL, including the ideal player for the league, how the league plans to broadcast it’s games, and when the league plans on announcing the host cities for it’s inaugural season.

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