Interest in the league was reignited when ESPN aired the "This Was the XFL" documentary that chronicled the spectacular football failure. Vince McMahon's wife, Linda, serves as head of the Small Business Administration for Trump.
McMahon said the National Football League controversies had nothing to do with the XFL re-launch and the plan had been in place "for some time". "We're here to play football".
The notably rotund QB has plenty of time to get down (or up?) to his fighting weight, considering the league isn't set to go live for a couple years. No cities or TV partners were named.
The XFL is a single entity structure with plans for eight teams at launch, all of which will be owned by the league.More news: Happy ending for Grumpy Cat: $710K awarded in suit
WHEN people think of American football they nearly certainly think of the NFL, the National Football League.
"The new XFL will be fan-centric, with all the things you like to see and less of the things you don't". The postseason will feature two semifinal playoff games before the championship.
The players' salary structure is still in development, but players will be paid to play and paid more to win. He wants a 2-hour game and even tossed out the idea of eliminating halftime.More news: Meet Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, cloned monkeys inspired by Dolly
Next Monday morning, fans of American football will be calling in sick across Hong Kong and finding a bar open early enough to watch the NFL's showpiece event, the Super Bowl.
"This could be a gimmick-free XFL, perhaps without nicknames such as Rod Smart's "He Hate Me" stitched on the back of his uniform".
In addition to social issues, McMahon also wants to prevent players with criminal records (including DUIs) from joining the league.
McMahon made a subtle appeal to that audience when he suggested all players would be required to stand for the national anthem.More news: Brendon McCullum bought by Daniel Vettori's team at Indian Premier League auction
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