Around the XFL: Digesting the news
(Credit to Disney, of course)
Before this big week ramps up -- and before we run out of Baby Yoda memes -- here’s a recap of what happened over the Thanksgiving weekend and Monday.
In The News
The unveiling of the official game balls remained on the minds of the media, with the latest feature on FS1’s First Things First opening their football turkeys live on air Thanksgiving morning.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson said he’s “thankful the XFL will give” Gateway City residents “an option [for pro football] in their own backyard.” The St. Louis BattleHawks make their home debut at The Dome at America's Center in Week 3 versus the New York Guardians (Feb. 23, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN)
In an interview with the Beaumont Enterprise, 2019 Sugar Bowl hero and Texas alum P.J. Locke talked about his brief stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers, his hybrid linebacker-safety role during his final Longhorns season, and his expectations as he joins the Tampa Bay Vipers.
Back on campus
The Seattle Dragons breathed fire all over Friday's Apple Cup showdown between Washington and Washington State:
Washington Huskies alum and Dragons wide receiver Kasen Williams was honored as the Husky Legend during the game:
Should we be surprised that Barstool Sports personality, former MLB pitcher and Texas Tech graduate Dallas Braden would stan the Dallas Renegades?
The will to T-Will
Former NFL wide receiver Terrance Williams, a BattleHawks selection in November's Supplemental Draft, is working into game shape: