The XFL has revealed some of the rules that will be tested out prior to the 2020 kickoff. This week we enter the “Football Laboratory” and discuss which new ideas to re-imagine the game are good and which ideas need to be dropped. Also, an NFL coach is very excited for the XFL coming to his city and details on the league’s deal with the city of St. Louis.
Get to know the 8 cities and venues announced for the 2020 XFL season!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Johnny Football has no interest in the XFL…yet
Betting on every single play in the AAF
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?