There is one major benefit of having the XFL back in our lives.
It gives us more football. MORE FOOTBALL. And yes, it’s not the NFL. Hell, NOTHING is like the NFL. But it’s football.
It also helps that many of the XFL players are former NFLers. Cardale Jones playing for the DC Defenders. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Eli Rogers catching passes from Jones. It’s a pretty cool thing to see these cats doing their thing like that.
The XFL introduced more features that has gotten fans talking. Here are my favorites.
I love the transparency of replay reviews. The cameras showed the video officials reviewing plays and later sharing the conversations shared between them and the head official on the field.
Then there’s the kickoff.
The kicker kicks from the 30-yard line and must kick the ball in the air and in play between the opponent’s 20-yard line and the end zone.The coverage team lines up on the return side 35-yard line and the return team lines up on the 30-yard line. Each team must have exactly 3 players outside the hash marks on both sides of the ball and cannot move until the ball is caught by the returner. This rule was created with player safety on the mind.
Lastly, the XFL has implemented a THREE POINT conversion teams could run after scoring touchdowns. So after a touchdown, the team has the option of running a play from the 2, 5, or 10-yard line, worth 1, 2, or 3 points respectively. The team must run an offensive play and no kicking plays are allowed.
NO KICKING PLAYS after touchdowns. I love it!
A few more notes about the XFL.
At least it has good television deals with major networks (ESPN and Fox family of networks). The Alliance if American Football fucked that part up royally.
And the ratings appeared to be pretty good. This should bode well for the XFL going forward, at least for this season.
Let’s just see how long this league lasts. As for now, so far, so good…