The slight jab amused Johnson. He also knows something about ‘TV Wars’ when the WWE competed with the WCW during the ‘Monday Night Wars’ era in the 90’s.
“We’re all in entertainment and all connected to Hollywood, so I thought that ad – we got a big laugh out of that ad,” he said in an interview Friday. “Also, it’s much easier to talk trash when you’re hiding behind the corporate walls and a computer. We’re very forward facing. We’re not hard to find.”
He says that the XFL is happy with their league’s direction and committed to the fans in their markets.
“I think that is one of our pillars and anchors, to go and always take care of the fans, go to that city and take care of the fans,” Johnson said.
“We’re very happy with the decisions that we made. We’re very happy that we go to every market and we commit to that market long-term, we commit to those fans, we commit to that city.”
Dany Garcia talks about how the XFL timeframe is good for their league and players.
“We’re going to continue to execute our playbook,” she said. “I love where we’re at. I love our slot. I love our decision to be in a specific window that advances where our athletes can go afterwards, as compared to much later in the season – which is really challenging. So I think we absolutely wish (the USFL) the best.”
XFL just finished week 6 of their season, something the XFL 2.0 era could not do. Their season ends May 13th in San Antonio. The USFL kicks off on April 15th.
Both leagues will cross TV paths seven times during this period. Both leagues say they wish each other well. But like it or not, Alt-Football fans have dubbed it The Spring Football Wars.
Ultimately, success for both the XFL and USFL is good for everyone. All football fans should be rooting for both leagues. Whether they can complete in the same space for the next five years is up for debate.
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