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Old 01-26-2011, 08:58 PM
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In honor of the ten year aniversary (and spectacular failure) of the Xtreme Football Leauge, here's some stuff you may, or may not remember from it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR91L...eature=related

The XFL.... you can't say they didn't try.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Ha, I couldn't remember the name of a single team, here they are:

Orlando Rage
Chicago Enforcers
NY/NJ Hitmen
Birmingham Thunderbolts

Los Angeles Xtreme
San Fran Demons
Memphis Maniax
Las Vegas Outlaws

Shocking that this league failed
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:05 PM
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Ha, I couldn't remember the name of a single team, here they are:

Orlando Rage
Chicago Enforcers
NY/NJ Hitmen
Birmingham Thunderbolts

Los Angeles Xtreme
San Fran Demons
Memphis Maniax
Las Vegas Outlaws

Shocking that this league failed
The league failed because of poor, poor... VERY poor management.

And here's some more stuff...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4fdP...eature=related

And the "scramble" instead of a coin toss was fun. Plus, the big HITS!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeeVw...eature=related
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Every time I think of the XFL I think of He Hate Me, lol classic name.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:20 PM
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Location: Planet Earth
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Vince McMahon voice "This IS THE XFL-LLLLLLLL!!!"

Lets see what I remember; The scramble, the nicknames of the players, the dancers, the overhead cam that is now used in college football, the ad that had Carol Grow in one of the locker rooms, the no-fair catch rule, the ball, the Rock being shown before the first game talking about how excited he was, the WWF announcers.

Wow, ten years already. Happy anniversary XFL, we hardly knew ye.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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What a waste of what could have been a perfectly good league. It took what, a week for NBC to give up on it?

The LA Xtreme logo was tight though.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I would have liked to see it get another year, to get footing. But NBC gave up on it after 1 week. Maybe a less critical time slot to rebroadcast.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:01 PM
 
Location: NE PA
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I like the memphis logo...with the crazy looking psycho:
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Shocking that this league failed
Yeah...who could possibly have predicted that an attempt to merge professional wrestling with football might not succeed?
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:37 PM
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Yeah...who could possibly have predicted that an attempt to merge professional wrestling with football might not succeed?
Even though it seemed that way, I don't think there was any effort to merge pro wrestling with football.

I think Vince really did want an old school-esqe pro football leauge..... But the management sucked and perception from anti-WWF folks just made it hard for the league to work.
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