Apparently Johnny Manziel is interested in new XFL, but there's a catch
26 January, 2018, 03:01
"It's the quality of the play" - that's a lesson McMahon told reporters he learned from his first attempt at creating a professional football league. He sold 3.34 million WWE shares for $100 million in part to fund Alpha Entertainment.
It is not clear whether McMahon will use the name XFL, the ill-fated football league he co-owned with NBC that lasted only one season in 2001, but Alpha has filed trademarks for that name. The league folded in 2001 after losing a purported $70 million. McMahon said the schedule could begin in late January and no cities or TV partners were named.
It's unclear if or how McMahon's XFL will address those safety concerns, though McMahon said Thursday it is a priority and the league will "bring in experts". But you can bet McMahon's new football league will draw some eyeballs at the start.
Obviously Kaepernick would be talented enough to play in the XFL - he's good enough to play in the National Football League, after all - and he'd meet the "no criminality" requirement as well. Here are ten players we'd like to see back on the field when the XFL returns.
Unfortunately, with two full years before the return of the XFL we'll have to wait awhile to hear about specific rule changes, and even which cities may be getting brand new teams.
The XFL was initially a joint venture between McMahon and his longtime friend Dick Ebersol. The regular season will have 10 games and a postseason with to semifinals. "Don't get me wrong, it's still football, but it's professional football re-imagined".
When the XFL formed, McMahon's vision was to provide fans with American Football during the NFL offseason. Given McMahon's closeness with the current presidential administration, and that administration's public stance on players protesting during the national anthem, players also might want to watch out to make sure this isn't just some thinly veiled political propaganda vehicle. CEO Vince McMahon is taking another shot at what many consider the biggest flop of his business career-the XFL.
Of course the XFL has a cult status in the annals of popular culture, with ESPN making a 30 for 30 about the league previous year and the film being widely well receive McMahon was asked did the positive reaction play a part in his decision to bring the XFL back.
"The quality of play, this is going to be a different game", McMahon said during his announcement. The most memorable name from the original '01 season came from runningback Rod Smart, who had "He Hate Me" on his jersey. "We want really good football, and I think that's what fans want as well".
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