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Around the XFL: Catching On

UPDATE (4 p.m. ET): Watch this catch. Now.

 

That's New York Guardians wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey making an absurd one-handed catch. Read more about him and this play.

Anyway, back to regularly scheduled programming....

The XFL has a newfound fan in one of the NBA's most memorable power forwards of the past few decades. Elsewhere, the media is picking favorites about which games to watch -- and sleepers who could emerge on the field.

REIGN MAN OF FIRE 

The Seattle Dragons have been welcomed by one of the Emerald City’s biggest sports legends: former SuperSonics power forward Shawn Kemp

He was certainly #BreathingFire in the paint for most of his career.

IN THE NEWS

  • USA TODAY recently ranked its top five XFL games to watch this season. Also, don’t forget the return of professional football to St. Louis in Week 3 (Feb. 23, 3 p.m. ET, ESPN) as the BattleHawks host the New York Guardians. 

  • XFL Chalk Talk gushed over New York Guardians wideout Mekale McKay’s potential. Overheard: “If [McKay] clicks, he’s a potential star in this league.”  

  • Seattle Dragons punter Brock Miller sat down with XFL Down Under (yes, Australia is in on the fun), discussing his adventures on NFL practice squads on his way here.  

'MY WIFE SENT ME BACK OUT' 

During this past week’s 2019 Management Meetings, Dallas Renegades head coach Bob Stoops was asked why he returned to the sidelines. 

The Oklahoma legend said he believed in the XFL’s potential -- but also that he had a motivation to find a new professional goal or two.

PUT ME IN, COACH

In case you missed it: Did Los Angeles Wildcats president Heather Brooks Karatz convince head coach Winston Moss to let her step on the field?

Coach responded to his team prez's #BeastMode:

Find out whether Brooks Karatz will don full pads for the Wildcats' Week 1 road matchup with the Houston Roughnecks (Feb. 8, 5 p.m. ET, FOX).

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