XFL is coming back

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The deal with Fox isn't surprising. They are moving Smackdown Live to FS1 later this year and got paid a **** load of money to do so.
The XFL is the latest spring football phoenix, rising from the ashes of the AAF. The ascension (or not) of Vince McMahon’s mulligan will be televised on a pair of networks.

FOX, ABC, FS1, and ESPN will televise the games of the reconstituted XFL, the league announced on Monday.

According to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, the deals will result in no rights fee to the XFL, which is still better than paying for air time (which the AAF did, or at least was supposed to do). The networks will pay for the production costs of the XFL’s games, which per Ourand can amount to roughly $400,000 per game.
Source: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/05/06/xfl-lands-on-fox-and-abc/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
 

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XFL to allow multiple forward passes behind the line of scrimmage.

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said on the #PFTPM podcast in April that the league was considering allowing multiple forward passes on one play, and at the league’s player tryout in Tampa over the weekend he confirmed that’s the plan. Luck, a former NFL quarterback himself, said the idea is that the quarterback might throw a pass to a wide receiver along the sideline, who could then throw his own pass downfield.

“If I’m in the shotgun as a quarterback, I’m five yards back, I can’t throw a lateral to a receiver because he’d have to be seven yards back,” Luck told the Tampa Bay Times. “You might as well hold a sign, ‘We’re going to throw a trick play right now.’ So we said, all right, if a team’s in the shotgun, that shouldn’t prevent the double forward pass.”

Luck said he thinks some teams might use a backup quarterback as a wide receiver to run those double-pass plays.

“You can put your backup quarterback in there,” Luck said. “You can sneak him in the game. Let him rip one down the field.”
Source: https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/01/xfl-to-allow-multiple-forward-passes-behind-the-line-of-scrimmage/
 

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Again the XFL will likely fail again but credit to Vince in that he put a lot more thought into this rendition and he got a lot of highly qualified people to help him.

Now people will say the same about the AAF but Ebersole never had the money and actually rushed the idea to beat Vince
 

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When compared to the original XFL? Not really. These ones are much better.
I always like the Orlando Rage logo but yeah these are better than the originals as a whole. Roughnecks looks like a Astros and Oilers mash up. That Vipers logo is weak sauce, totally missed a good opportunity for an awesome logo.
 

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I always like the Orlando Rage logo but yeah these are better than the originals as a whole. Roughnecks looks like a Astros and Oilers mash up. That Vipers logo is weak sauce, totally missed a good opportunity for an awesome logo.
I'm hoping there will be alternate logos like most other sports teams. But you're right about the Vipers one.
 

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I always like the Orlando Rage logo but yeah these are better than the originals as a whole. Roughnecks looks like a Astros and Oilers mash up. That Vipers logo is weak sauce, totally missed a good opportunity for an awesome logo.
I'm hoping there will be alternate logos like most other sports teams. But you're right about the Vipers one.
Convert this one into a Viper logo....



 
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