Can The XFL Survive This Time Around?
The XFL (Xtreme Football League) is back for another try.
Starting a week after the NFL's big game in February, the XFL will kick off its second first season. Back in 2001, league owner and WWE CEO Vice McMahon tried to compete with the cash cow that is the NFL and it went south pretty quickly. The league was more of a circus act than actual football. Don't get me wrong, I thought it was entertaining but nothing like what I watch on Sundays.
The XFL has a 10 team league that will be doing things a little different than before but still having little twists that make it different than its main competitors. There is real talent this time out from former college coaches (Bob Stoops former Oklahoma head coach) and a lot of standout ex-college players as well. Quite a few former Michigan and Michigan State players will be taking the field as part of the new XFL, so don't be surprised if you recognize some names.
The season consists of only 10 games with most being afternoon and primetime action on Saturdays and Sundays. One change that I actually like is after scoring a touchdown the PAT (Point After Touchdown) the team can try for a two-yard attempt would score a single point, a five-yard attempt two-point and a ten-yard attempt three points. Kinda cool and different.