It is officially 2020 which means for the first time since 2001, the XFL is set to relaunch its league. The XFL is an alternative football league where some might say the X stands for Xtreme. This time around, owner Vince McMahon is the sole financier and sold nearly $100 million dollars worth of his WWE Stock in order to make it possible. McMahon is aiming to recreate this league to become more fan-centric.
Ideally, all XFL games will conclude in a two-hour time frame and won’t rely on cheap gimmicks or cheesy antics. Since there is a 25-second play clock, ten-minute halftime intermissions and a running game clock, the matchups will move with greater tempo. The league has placed a major focus on player safety, simplifying the game and making the entire atmosphere more family-friendly.
The more football leagues, the better so it will be interesting to see how this renewed excursion plays out.