Back at the start of this century, the guy behind WWE, Vince McMahon had this idea to try and bring back American Football, as it used to be played. He called it XFL, and it was so successful, it lasted one season! yes, that good. Well, now, for some reason best known to himself, he’s decided to bring it back, starting in 2020. Whether it ever gets off the ground, we will have to wait and see?
In truth, given attitudes have changed, all the concussion issues in the sport, and everything else, the idea of playing the game, as it used to be played, shouldnt be about to happen. Of course, there may be some crazy souls prepared to knock their brains to mush, but enough to man up 8 teams, as planned, I have my doubts? But unless it has some gimmick, then its just going to end up being an NFL feeder league, which I assume isnt the plan? But with current health concerns, what gimmick can they come up with, no idea?
There seems to be some belief (not seen anything conclusive myself) that this relates to the Anthem issue that there has been in the NFL this past season, which hasnt actually gone away. So, is he planning this for white players only, or what? And if, as we all hope, this issue has been righted by 2020, will that be the excuse for this never to actually happen? Who knows?
To be honest, several attempts have been made in the past to start a competing league, none with any major success. Arena football at least had variations, but even that hasnt really been a success. So?
Will this actually happen, or is it just a bunch of wealthy, right wing white men in the US trying to put pressure on players, who knows? Me, I hope it bankrupts all that get involved with it, if thats the case.
Video time. Well, given the catch phrase of WWE, I thought I’d come up with this truly awful song. Some might like it, but fine, its apt, and not much more