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Around the XFL: Inching closer to kickoff

Roughnecks WR Sammie Coates (10) grabs a catch at practice on Wednesday.

We are less than a full hand of days away. 


Just four days away.


  • DC Defenders QB Cardale Jones gets another chance to play football (ESPN2)
  • XFL Comissioner Oliver Luck joins the show to talk about the upcoming season (Newsmax)
  • The Seattle Dragons prepare for their first game to kick off the XFL season (ABC Seattle)
  • The New York Guardians are preparing for kickoff weekend at MetLife Stadium (News 12 New Jersey)
  • St. Louis BattleHawks quarterback and Hawaii native Jordan Ta'amu on the XFL (Fox Honolulu)
  • Don't fear, football fans, the XFL is here (The Athletic)
  • Seven things to know about the XFL before opening weekend (Tampa Bay Times)

New Look for MetLife

The Guardians went to practice in their home stadium yesterday and the crew is starting to settle in.

As for the stadium itself, MetLife is continuing to look more and more like the home of the Guardians each and every day.


It is finally Week 1 of the XFL season and that means it is time for the This is the XFL Show crew to get final predictions in before the season officially begins. Find out who is getting picked to win MVP, Coach of the Year, and of course, which team is finishing on top of the mountain as 2020 XFL Champions.

In addition to locking in final predictions, get the latest news from around the league as more teams announce starters, make final additions to their rosters, and find out how "Team 9" will function as a source of potential talent for all eight teams.

We also welcome defensive lineman from the St. Louis BattleHawks DT Jake Payne to the program for a Good, Crisp Interview!


4:52 – Hitting on the XFL App, TV ads, Aaron Murray named starter in Tampa, the latest news and notes
13:34 – Cover 2: Fantasy outlook for Week 1 + Team 9 is set
30:30 – Defensive Tackle Jake Payne of the St. Louis BattleHawks talks about the Dallas Renegades offense
38:23 – MVP, Coach of the Year, and “Mr. XFL” predictions
50:13 – Predicting team records
1:15:04 – Playoff match-ups and XFL Championship predictions

Brotherly love

Find a friend and a teammate like Seattle Dragons quarterback B.J Daniels.

Get to know 

Get to know Dallas Renegades linebacker Raymond Davison III in the latest Renegades feature.

Snow problem

Dragons longsnapper Noah Borden, a Hawaii native, is loving the snow in Seattle. 

Charged up

Teams are more than ready for this weekend.

The Vipers know all the games are won in the trenches.

Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Sammie Coates is polishing his highlight reel plays.

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