I was vaguely aware that WWEs Vince McMahon and others were relaunching the XFL. Apparently, this league” starts up in 2020 and they just announced the first eight teams in a borderline ridiculous video.

Barry Petchesky, writing in Deadspin, has the hottest take looking at the boringness and blandness of everything and then comparing it to the XFL first go around teams. It’s too bad they didn’t think to bring in some of the old names. Still, I actually kind of dig BattleHawks.

The best part is the copy introducing each team (read them here and here with choice highlighted areas). The copywriter had a good day that day.

By the way, whatever happened to the Alliance of American Football?

August 22, 2019