The XFL is back, and a team is headed to Seattle

06 December, 2018, 06:57 | Author: Isabel Grant
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Commissioner and chief executive Oliver Luck also said there will be franchises in Houston, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa and Washington when the league kicks off the weekend of February 8-9.

It's kind of hard to believe that the XFL is coming back in 2020, but with each passing day, we get a little closer to Vince McMahon's second attempt at starting a professional football league. Vince noted that representatives from the eight team cities were in attendance.

Commissioner Luck emphasized that they are committed to "listening to the fans" and keeping each game well under three hours. Or, as you may have heard us say, less stall and more ball. XFL domain names for several other cities have reportedly been registered, hinting at possible future expansion.

The league is said to have simplified rules that will make the pace quicker. It is easy at this point to wave off the XFL as the wild idea of a rich man, especially when it keeps talking about innovations without actually saying what they are, but it aims to employ a lot of football players. Luck said players will be tested for PED's and players will get competitive salaries. They want more in-game rhythm and flow by limiting game timeouts and TV timeouts. The XFL has locked in major former National Football League executives, and in the first quarter of 2019, they will identify team presidents and key players, including Doug Flutie.

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Luck says they will look for the best coaches and players available and majority will have college and National Football League experience.

The XFL will play its games during the NFL's offseason and will "complement", not directly compete with the National Football League, he added.

The XFL is already reserving season tickets for their return season on their official website which was announced during the conference held today.

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