Friday, January 26, 2018


There are highly anticipated remakes/re-imaginings (for example, Bladerunner 2049) and then there's Vince McMahon recycling an idea that flopped the first time around with an added side of MAGA family values. Are you ready for some XFL football?!!  No? Well, I can't say that I blame you. Maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised the second time out, but I wouldn't bet much more than a wooden nickel on it.

In case you're too young to remember the original XFL, or have worked really hard on forgetting it over the past couple decades, here's a refresher course - REMEMBER THE XFL?

But times have changed of course, since that is precisely what times are built to do. The upcoming XFL will be vastly different from the original version according to P.T. Barnum, I mean, Vince McMahon.

At least one guy doesn't think that the XFL will actually come back. That would be the writer of this piece.

There is SO MUCH going on in the world in 2018, SO MANY diversions, distractions and diverse forms of entertainment vying for our limited attention spans. 2020 will look no different except that there will be even more going on all at the same time, even if much of it is in the same place, that being the smart phone in the palm of your hand. So the XFL has a very steep uphill climb to become a thing that actually sticks around for a few years.  The task ahead of Vince McMahon will be almost as difficult as this one...

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