This is the XFL Show Episode 46: The Great XFL Eight

This week’s show recaps the most eventful week for the XFL since the return was announced in January, featuring a break down of each of the 8 XFL cities and their stadiums. Alan, Vince, and Jake also discuss everything coming out of the test practices and test game being conducted by the league with junior colleges in Mississippi. This episode is loaded with XFL news you need to know as we celebrate the biggest week for the league thus far!

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This is the XFL Show Episode 45: Cities & Stadiums Are Officially Official

Get a complete recap from today’s monumental press event as the XFL has now officially revealed all 8 host cities for the inaugural 2020 season. Bryant runs down all the events of the live press conference while Alan, who attended the event at MetLife Stadium, gives a detailed account you can only get here!

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This is the XFL Show Episode 44: Big City Football

In a week that saw multiple reports on XFL cities being chosen, this week’s episode sets the record straight as we discuss everything you need to know when it comes to the future locations of the 8 XFL teams in 2020. As more news comes out, business is picking up and we are jam packed with great XFL talk and a huge week ahead for the league!

The XFL has a planned press event on December 5th to officially unveil the cities, but due to an accidental (or accidentally on purpose) leak on the league website, 8 cities have been named. On this episode, we discuss those 8 cities and we are joined by KSDK Sports Director Frank Cusumano to talk about his report that St. Louis will get an XFL team.

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This is the XFL Show Episode 43: Thankful For Football

This week we give thanks to Football as we discuss the latest XFL news including a potential lawsuit with Adidas, CFL turmoil being good for the XFL, and how live televised betting elements in the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson presentation could shape an XFL broadcast.

This week is also the return of our XFL Legend series with the spotlight on the one and only XFL MVP, Tommy Maddox!

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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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