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Around the XFL: Modern or Retro?

To build on Wednesday's feature on FOX Sports' Curt Menefee, Thursday's edition starts with the XFL's other lead Saturday voice. 

Not confusing enough? This Around the XFL also has a time warp: XFL's social media crew having fun with a new streaming network, plus one of the head coaches looking back on a memorable starring role in a vintage NFL ad campaign.

QUOTE ME

“I'll give you why it’s going to work: Vince McMahon, (a), Disney, (b), FOX, (c), and I think the NFL wants this to work.”  

-- ABC play-by-play broadcaster Steve Levy on his confidence in the XFL

Levy, who’ll handle play-by-play duties for the XFL’s Saturday ABC broadcasts (2 p.m. ET), expands on what's ahead for the XFL and why 2020 presents a prime opportunity for spring football. Listen to his full clip and the rest of his appearance on ESPN Radio’s The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, which was co-hosted by future crew mate Dianna Russini.

DISNEY PLUS XFL

Speaking of one XFL's television homes, the Disney+ streaming service launched this week, so the Dallas Renegades wanted to have some fun with some family-friendly trash talk:

Follow the thread and tell them your favorite.

GOING RETRO

Seattle Dragons head coach Jim Zorn reminisces about playing dress-up for a 1980s Nike ad campaign with some fellow quarterbacks during his days with the Seahawks:

Who cares about that Jordan guy....

IN THE NEWS

  • During an interview with Federal News Network's What's Working In Washington, DC Defenders president Erik Moses discussed how he helped bring Major League Baseball's Nationals Park to the Beltway, his transition from governmental work to the sports world, and what lies ahead for the next sports team in the nation's capital.
  • Tennessee's ClarksvilleNow.com talked to local product Bruno Reagan, who was drafted by the St. Louis BattleHawks. The Vanderbilt alum was a Clarksville High wrestling standout, at one point rattling off a 101-match win streak, and won the gold medal in judo at the 2012 Junior Olympics. He joined the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent before latching on with the BattleHawks.