Around the XFL: Tipping the scales
Creeping ever so close to kickoff Saturday (Seattle Dragons at DC Defenders, 2 p.m. ET, ABC).
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to pick a side.
First, do some research.
- This is Not Your Crazy Uncle’s XFL (The New York Times)
- What is the XFL? The newest professional sports league, explained. (The Washington Post)
- XFL games will be distributed on six continents (all except Antarctica) totaling more than 100 million households in over 200 countries and territories. (ABC/ESPN)
- Landry Jones is the face of the XFL. But does he want to be? (ESPN)
League + Team updates
- XFL Show: Get to know the 8 squads
- Vipers: Aaron Murray to start, but the QB room remains intriguing
- Vipers: Trestman’s concise, efficient practice style making its mark
Tipping the scales
ESPN is one of the XFL's broadcast partners, and members of the staff continue to declare their allegiance.
Thanks to Seattle Dragons quarterback B.J. Daniels, Mina Kimes had no question about her squad:
Her colleague Katie Nolan went in a different serpentine direction:
Kicking off, indeed
Vipers wide receiver Daniel Williams may charm more fans with these slithering kicks.
Eye-popping … snake-eye popping? Kobe would be proud.
Keep it 100
When you talk to Los Angeles Wildcats head coach Winston Moss, he gives you his all.
Watch him “keep it 100” for 100 yards.
How Will It Go?
St. Louis BattleHawks safety Will Hill looks ahead to a matchup with the Dallas Renegades’ Air Raid offense in Week 1.
King for a Call
BattleHawks punter Marquette King gave a ring to several season-ticket holders:
Liftoff from a legend
Former Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini stopped by Houston Roughnecks practice to motivate them before Saturday kickoff.
The Dallas Renegades’ giveaway to their home opener Sunday should get the first 10,000 fans into character: