Although The XFL won’t begin to play until February 8th & 9th, 2020, the league seems to always find a way to be featured in news items. The news primarily has come from the naming of coaches, with Dallas naming Bob Stoops as their Head Coach and Washington D.C. naming Pep Hamilton as their Head Coach. It is being said that SSeattle will be naming their Head Coach this coming Monday, who is likely to be none other than Jim Zorn. It has also been said that five more Head Coaches will be named after that. Another announcement that was discussed is the potential broadcast package of the league that was rumored to be revealed soon.
XFL Commissioner & CEO Oliver Luck recently joined The Charlie Brennan Show on St. Louis KMOX radio and provided us with an update on where we are at with the upcoming league, even revealing some new details along the way.
“We are very close to announcing a very strong broadcast package,” XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said recently on KMOX radio in St. Louis, via XFLBoard.com. “Two of the four games will be broadcast over-the-air, terrestrial, major carriers, and the remaining two games will be broadcast over cable, but fully distributed cable sports brands people will recognize.”
“We’ve got a cadence going of about one head coach announcement per week and we will get all our markets done by the end in March,” Luck shared.
“At some point, probably in April, we will be able to launch the team names, team colors, identity, and logos.”
Luck On XFL 10-Game Season
In the interview, Luck also shared that the team plans to have a 10-Game season kicking off the weekend after The Super Bowl (same as The AAF which started a few weeks back) followed by the top four teams squaring off in semifinal action in week 11 and the title game taking place at the end of April.
The AAF is reportedly already on life-support as of week two. It is being said that the league needs a $250 Million investment to stay afloat, as seen in this link. It will be interesting to see how The XFL comes out of the gate competing for the same market share during the same time period. The AAF has an intriguing product & head coaches and will have a full year head start, with the on-field product better than expected by many, so The XFL will have some ground to make up right out of the gate.
You can check out the full interview of Oliver Luck in the embedded audio player below:
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