Vince McMahon addresses how XFL will handle national anthem protests
26 January, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Christina Hansen
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Though he would not confirm whether or not there would be a specific rule for players to stand during the national anthem, McMahon suggested his league would show nothing but respect for the flag and the country's anthem. "It will be shorter, faster-paced, and easier to understand game". "There are not going to be any politics involved with this thing. Even if ratings go down, there's no denying that live sports rights continue to be valuable and continue to deliver". It also ended play in 2001. Rod Smart became the most famous of the players, because the XFL allowed personalized jerseys and his read, "He Hate Me". Vince says "every city" is on the radar. They are going to go where the fans want them to go. "All options are open".
ESPNfirst broke the news of McMahon's new football venture this morning, noting that McMahon filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission last month to fund a company called Alpha Entertainment, which would be making investments, "including professional football". "But it will probably go beyond that", he said. "I don't know what it would be".
Other than the name, this version will have little in common with the old XFL, he said.
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Professional wrestling tycoon Vince McMahon is trying his hand at professional football again.
"Forget what we did with the XFL", McMahon said, laughing. The XFL will own all eight teams in the league. The league will have a separate management team from WWE.
McMahon's wife Linda, who has previously played on-screen roles in the WWE, is part of President Donald Trump's administration. The XFL is a revival of the failed 2001 football league of the same name started by McHahon and NBC. Players earned a maximum of $5,000 per game week and had no health insurance, and the level of play clearly was a step down from the NFL. Postseason will consist of two semifinal games and one championship game.
It's also worth noting that McMahon's wife Linda - a former WWE CEO - now serves in Trump's cabinet as the head of the Small Business Administration. This will be a different and better football game than fans are accustomed to.
PWInsider added that McMahon wants to focus on building rosters and finding coaches before progressing too far with plans for the new XFL. "Would the rules be more basic?" We want to give you more of what you like to see and less of what you don't want to see.
There are a lot of questions about how it will be able to function after the failure of the first league and the increasing safety concerns of the game of football itself. McMahon said play will begin in late January or early February, roughly the same time the NFL's Super Bowl is scheduled.
TBL's Ryan Glasspiegel and FS1's Sharief Ali broke down the challenges and opportunity that could potentially lie ahead for McMahon's new project.
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