Friday, January 26, 2018

XFL set to come back in 2020, NFL should be nervous

There are millions of disaffected NFL fans that might be a lot more receptive to the XFL than they were the first time around. 
The NFL has turned off a lot of America loving Patriots who will never come back to the game.  And brilliant business Vince McMahon smells an opportunity.  
ESPN reports WWE founder and chairman Vince McMahon announced Thursday he is giving a professional football league another go.
It will be called the XFL, the same name of the league McMahon and NBC tried for one season in 2001, but it won't rely on flashy cheerleaders and antics as its predecessor did, he said.
McMahon said he is the sole funding source for the league, which is slated to begin in January 2020. Its first season will have eight teams around the country playing a 10-week schedule. The initial outlay of money is expected to be around $100 million, the same amount of WWE stock McMahon sold last month and funneled into Alpha Entertainment, the company he founded for the project.

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