Part two of my two-part series looking at some familiar names and not-so-familiar names from the eight XFL Summer Showcase events: Los Angeles Names you may know: S Rahim Moore: A highly decorated defensive back from UCLA, Moore led the country in interceptions as a sophomore. He declared for the NFL Draft following his junior … Read more
The XFL bolstered its ranks with new staff hires, including a league-wide director of player administration, heads of communications in their Los Angeles, Tampa Bay and Houston franchises, and a head of partnerships in LA. Russ Giglio has joined as Director of Player Administration. Russ spent over eleven years at the NFL working in the … Read more
With all eight Summer Showcases now complete, the next step for the XFL from a player personnel standpoint is to begin signing players to league contracts. Commissioner Oliver Luck has stated plans to sign 200-300 players from the Showcases to be made available in the XFL Draft, scheduled for some time in October.
The average amount of actual action in an entire NFL game has been calculated to be anywhere from eleven to fifteen minutes. This is what the viewer at home, and in the stadium, experiences over a three-hour span of watching an NFL game. Fifteen minutes or less of actual football. A sixty-minute game that only … Read more
Torrold DeShaun “Rod” Smart is better known as “He Hate Me,” especially in XFL circles. Smart grew up in Lakeland, Florida, attending Lakeland High School, where he played football as both running back and a cornerback for the football team, and ran for the track team. Smart attended Western Kentucky University, completing his time with … Read more
It seemed too good to be true. There they were, the architects of the renegade 2001 football league, Vince McMahon and Dick Ebersol, sitting down together to have dinner at the end of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the XFL. “Do you ever have thoughts about trying again?” Ebersols asks McMahon. Without hesitation, McMahon … Read more