Who are the ideal and realistic quarterbacks the XFL could be signing this year? Run down the list of potential field generals with us on this week’s episode! Also, the NFL coaching carousel is finally settling down but not without affecting teams in multiple leagues. Get the latest on what it all means for the … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 51: To Be an XFL QB"
With new information regarding details within the XFL’s stadium agreements, this week’s show takes a look at exactly what the league is giving it’s 8 host cities to play games and why. Could a bigger than expected TV deal be in the works? Also, get the latest news from the coaching ranks and how it … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 50: What’s the Big Deal?"
As we anticipate the NFL’s dreaded “Black Monday” and the XFL announcing the 8 Head Coaches/General Managers for their 8 teams, this week features a lengthy discussion on potential candidates. From “pie in the sky” names to realistic ones, on this episode you will get an assessment and a lively debate on what will make … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 49: Follow the Leader"
XFL Director of Player Personnel Eric Galko gives us a behind the scenes account of what is being done by the XFL to acquire talented players. This is a fascinating conversation where Eric discusses, in detail, the types of players that will make up the XFL, as well as how the league is using Optimum … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 48: XFL Director of Player Personnel Eric Galko"
The XFL has revealed some of the rules that will be tested out prior to the 2020 kickoff. This week we enter the “Football Laboratory” and discuss which new ideas to re-imagine the game are good and which ideas need to be dropped. Also, an NFL coach is very excited for the XFL coming to … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 47: Enter the Football Laboratory"
This week’s show recaps the most eventful week for the XFL since the return was announced in January, featuring a break down of each of the 8 XFL cities and their stadiums. Alan, Vince, and Jake also discuss everything coming out of the test practices and test game being conducted by the league with junior … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 46: The Great XFL Eight"
Get a complete recap from today’s monumental press event as the XFL has now officially revealed all 8 host cities for the inaugural 2020 season. Bryant runs down all the events of the live press conference while Alan, who attended the event at MetLife Stadium, gives a detailed account you can only get here! Follow … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 45: Cities & Stadiums Are Officially Official"
In a week that saw multiple reports on XFL cities being chosen, this week’s episode sets the record straight as we discuss everything you need to know when it comes to the future locations of the 8 XFL teams in 2020. As more news comes out, business is picking up and we are jam packed … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 44: Big City Football"
This week we give thanks to Football as we discuss the latest XFL news including a potential lawsuit with Adidas, CFL turmoil being good for the XFL, and how live televised betting elements in the Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson presentation could shape an XFL broadcast. This week is also the return of our XFL … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 43: Thankful For Football"
This week we learned what the salary structure for players and coaches will look like. Vince and Alan discuss what type of players and coaches the XFL will be able to attract with their tiered salary structure. Also, a scouting firm called Optimum Scouting will team with the league to assess and scout talent for … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 42: Optimum Scouting"
The XFL hired a new VP of Football Operations this week. Vince gives us the background info on the new executive working under Oliver Luck. We also hear from many XFL fans who chimed in on the XFL Fan Line this week as we go “XFL Coast to Coast” on a variety of topics like … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 41: Whaley"
This week’s show features your reaction to the latest show topics and some interesting debates on where the XFL title game will be held. Cover 2: Johnny Football has no interest in the XFL…yet Betting on every single play in the AAF Hot Read: Where will the XFL Championship Game be held? Follow us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 40: Title Town"
The NCAA and NFL enforce targeting in different ways but both have rules in place to keep the game safer. This week’s Hot Read features a debate on how to best enforce this rule while also preventing things like players being ejected for hits that maybe are not as violent as referees see at first … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 39: Targeting"
The XFL had a prominent presence at this week’s Sports Media & Technology Conference and Oliver Luck made some announcements as well as one interesting idea league officials have talked about introducing to the league in 2020. Alan and Vince recap what was said regarding nicknames on jerseys, alternate ways players can earn income from … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 38: No More Nicknames"
Many of you reached out on social media and the XFL Fan Line in response to this week’s topic which features a debate on whether or not it is possible for the XFL, the Canadian Football League, and the Alliance of American Football to all thrive in the shadow of the NFL. Jake, Alan, and … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 37: Can There Be Too Much Football?"
Oliver Luck has stated that cities will be announced for the XFL’s return in the month of October. That is this month! Jake believes one city has it in the bag. Listen and find out what town that is, plus a thorough break down of the latest AAF team names on this week’s Hot Read! … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 36: The XFL, CFL, and AAF Are Competing For Players"
This week we open the XFL Fan Line so our listeners can state their city’s case for being an XFL city in 2020. The reaction and enthusiasm for the XFL is overwhelming and the callers are highly entertaining. Listen along with Alan, Vince and Jake and you be the judge this week as we hear … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 35: Why is Your City an XFL City?"
Unpacking everything Oliver Luck talked about on last week’s show including the revelation that an original XFL city will be back in 2020, the process of finding a TV home, and why it is important to keep gimmicks away from the new XFL. Also, get a detailed review of the new AAF team names that … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 34: All Aboard the XFL Express!"
XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck joins the show for a thorough discussion about the league building process, what cities may be hosting the first eight teams, and how the XFL will re-imagine football. Follow us on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, AND FACEBOOK!
Jeff Pearlman is a New York Times best-selling author and his latest book entitled Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL tells the amazing story of the most successful alternative football league to ever exist. The United States Football League of the 1980s was an amazing experiment that has inspired many … Continue reading "This is the XFL Show Episode 32: : The USFL with Author Jeff Pearlman"