By Martin Loughney ‘20

I was originally assigned to write my article on the XFL game that was scheduled for this week, however, due to the circumstances with the coronavirus, the XFL has officially canceled the rest of their season.

Therefore, I will be reviewing the NFL’s first season back.The XFL was originally announced on February 2, 2000, by Vince McMahon, and although they did not last long, the company made a huge impact on the NFL.

Because of the XFL, the NFL added sky cams, which have completely changed the way that we watch football.

There are also many things that the NFL can take from the XFL to use to improve the league. For example, the NFL can adopt the XFL’s kickoff rule. In the XFL, the defending special team lines up at the 35-yard line, which greatly decreases the chance of getting a concussion during the kickoff.

This year the XFL was very exciting to watch. The XFL is a lot more laid back when it comes to their players and what they can and cannot do. Players in the XFL often celebrate with the fans, and it makes the game more fun and exciting.

I hope that the XFL succeeds and continues to grow larger and larger in the football community.