Here's the 8 Lucky(?) Cities That Will Get an XFL Football Franchise

Here’s the 8 Lucky(?) Cities That Will Get an XFL Football Franchise

Posted by December 5, 2018 Comment

Vince McMahon’s attempt to revive the XFL took a major step forward Wednesday, announcing its start date and the first 8 cities that will get their own XFL teams.

The cities to get teams include New York/New Jersey (even though they already have two, the Giants and the Jets)…

Dallas, even though they already have the Cowboys…

Houston, even though they already have the Texans…

Los Angeles, even though they already have the Chargers and the Rams…

St. Louis, who lost the Rams to LA in 2016 and is the only city announced today without a current NFL team…

Seattle, who have the Seahawks…

Tamba Bay, who have the Buccaneers…

And Washington DC, who have the Redskins… wait, are they still called the Redskins in 2018? Guess so…

All of this might lead one to wonder what the point of the XFL is if it’s just going to have teams in the same cities that already have teams. Well, apparently, the XFL will be complimentary to NFL football, taking place in the offseason, with its first games kicking off in February 2020. Other ways the XFL plans to differentiate itself from the NFL is by offering faster-paced games with less rules, shorter play clocks, and less timeouts, as well as by making the games affordable as family entertainment, which would actually be a pretty welcome change. Average NFL tickets currently range from $66 for a Cleveland Browns ticket (though really, they ought to be paying you) all the way up to $199 for a Chargers ticket.

Whether the XFL will succeed, or end in epic, predictable failure, remains to be seen. But at least now you know if you’ll have a team in your metropolitan area.

(Last Updated December 5, 2018 2:51 pm )

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