Let’s take you back to January.
Last year, Vince McMahon had a big week. His wrestling promotion (WWE) had a big weekend that cultivated with the ever popular “Royal Rumble” pay-per-view event. On that Thursday before the Rumble, he told the entire world that the XFL was making its triumphant return and that it would be ready in the year 2020.
“No gimmicks, less stall, more ball…” became the tagline for its 2020 rebirth.
Cool. More football for us. No problem.
Then back in March last year, Charlie Ebersol, TV and film producer and son of legendary TV executive Dick Ebersol, drops a major bomb on the country saying HIS league would begin in 2019.
WHOA! WHOA! WHOA! More football coming sooner than later? Sure! Why not?!
The name: The Alliance of American Football.
Then the jokes came in for the league. (via @NTheZoneShow)
The funny part: She was dead serious.
But, even if the name is not sitting well with people, the league is ready to kick into high gear and get going for its Feb. 9th debut on CBS. 8 teams with 52-man rosters. 10 games. 12 weeks. Playoffs. The championship.
The same can be said for the XFL in 2020. 8 cities (team names have not been announced of this post). 10 games. Playoffs. The championship. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
The new games are in town, one is ready to go and one is on the way. There are other leagues that are making plans to drop in 2020 as well. Hopefully, you have read what you have seen here because the plan is to continue to provide more content to you the dedicated football fan. We’ll keep an eye on those as well as the time progresses.
WE BELIEVE IN THEM! You should too.
Don’t forget to check out the brand new “Alliance to XFL” show podcast coming this month.