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Around the XFL: Finishing touches on Week 1

Renegades WR Jazz Ferguson reacts to catch during Sunday's game against the St. Louis BattleHawks

The national media is still buzzing about the opening weekend of the XFL even if the coaches and players are taking a forward-looking approach. We have you covered with anything you may have missed in the past 24 hours.

In the news

  • The XFL’s transparency in the replay booth gets positive reviews (Get up, ESPN)
  • A fan goes viral for his excitement for the XFL. (First Things First, FS1)
  • NFL Live recaps the first weekend of the XFL (NFL Live, ESPN)
  • Doug Gottlieb joins The Herd to give his opinions on the XFL (The Herd, FS1)
  • Former NFL wide receiver Greg Jennings gives his opinions on the XFL (The Herd, FS1)
  • Impressions from the XFL's opening weekend (Speak for Yourself with Whitlock and Wiley, FS1)
  • Takeaways from the XFL's opening weekend (Around the Horn, ESPN)
  • First impressions from Week 1 (Tiki + Tierney, CBS Sports)
  • The best social media reactions from Week 1 of the XFL (Fox Sports)
  • NFL players react to the XFL (For The Win)
  • Guardians QB Matt McGloin joins the show to talk Week 1 (Golic & Wingo, ESPN News)
  • The revamped XFL is off to promising start (Sports Illustrated)
  • XFL's Week 1 games generate 20 times the betting handle of AAF (Action Network)
  • XFL's betting-friendly approach is paying with fans and Vegas (New York Post)
  • Inside the New York Guardians debut: 'Most important game we've ever played (ESPN)


"This is the XFL Show": EP. 112

 From highlight reel plays, insane insight, and epic individual performances, listen to this first post-XFL weekend edition of the show and fully digest all that went down across the league. Also, get a break down of why the Los Angeles Wildcats may have fired defensive coordinator Pepper Johnson and the first edition of our weekly XFL awards.


  • 5:40 – Dink & Dunk around the league as LA fires defensive coordinator Johnson, injuries from Week 1, the best stuff on social media from the weekend
  • 23:45 – Cover 2 on the things that stood out from XFL broadcasts as well as being in-stadium for two of the games and the debut of our weekly awards.
  • 45:25 – Hot Read featuring a recap of all four games and a look ahead at the Week 2 challenges for each team.

Number one fan after Week 1?

How about some cuteness for your Tuesday? Houston Roughnecks lineback Troy Lewis's daughter is certainly a leading candidate for best fan of the week. 

This guy might have something to say about that.

Don't forget

Voting for the first-ever Week 1 Star of the Week ends tonight. Make sure you place your vote for either Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker or St. Louis BattleHawks quarterback Jordan Ta'amu.

Week 1 Wrap up

Check out the team wrap ups after Week 1. We first start with the Roughnecks, who showed up and showed out for their roudy crowd at TDECU Stadium. Check it out.

Check out how the BattleHawks went into Dallas and came out with the win against the Renegades.

Get caught up with everything you may have missed from the New York Guardians' big win on sunday.


Vipers head coach Marc Trestman did not hold back when it came to be transparent with his team on Tuesday morning following Sunday's loss. 

Week 2 is coming and teams are ready.