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Around the XFL: Catching the football bug again

A veteran voice reveals why an offer to work with the XFL was too good to pass up. Also, as the league creeps closer to preseason workouts, some teams are testing their trash talk. 

IN THE NEWS

FOX Sports’ Curt Menefee talked about why he’s returning to play-by-play for XFL's Saturday nights (5 p.m. ET) on Julie Stewart-Binks' Drinks With Binks via fubo Sports Network. 

The host of FOX NFL Sunday caught the broadcasting bug upon calling Saturday NFL games last year. He's looking forward to more "real" football and shining the spotlight on a new crop of on-field talent alongside Joel Klatt:

NOT CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF? 

The St. Louis BattleHawks issued a statement about any disturbances they might’ve caused in the Gateway City: 

QB KERFUFFLE 

We’re not even playing regular-season games yet, but the DC Defenders Twitter account is already diving into the trenches. 

See the “My quarterback is better than your quarterback” fisticuffs below: 

#HAPPILYMURRIED?

The Tampa Bay Vipers are bolstering their social game by offering some hashtags to QB Aaron Murray:

What's your vote?