The new XFL consists of eight cities. They are New York, Washington DC, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
The question posed to XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck at one of the XFL Summer Showcases this past month. What will the conference or division alignment look like?
Would it be broken down by North and South or East and West? Oliver Luck answered East and West. Even though technically St. Louis is not considered East.
Here is the break down of the XFL conferences;
XFL New York
XFL Washington DC
XFL Tamp Bay
XFL St Louis
XFL Los Angeles
Based on this conference break down we potentially have an inner conference rivalry already. The easiest one is Dallas and Houston for the battle of Texas. Bob Stoops and the Hal Mumme lead offense vs. June Jones and his Run and Shoot style offense would be a high scoring fun games to watch.
The other could be New York and Washington DC. Between the cities battling in the NFL, NHL, NBA and Major League Baseball. There is a built-in history. The New York Giants and Washington Redskins have been rivals for years.
The XFL can have its own city rivalries as well. A new out of conference rivalry could be between XFL St Louis and XFL Los Angeles. XFL LA Head Coach/GM Winson Moss’s comments about XFL St Louis Head Coach/GM Johnathan Hayes during their playing days could spark a new rivalry between those two teams. We covered coach Moss’s comments in a previous article and video.
That leaves one more NFL cities rivalry. XFL Dallas vs. XFL Washington DC. The Dallas Cowboys vs. the Washington Redskins. These two cities hate each other in the NFL, and those football fans could carry that grudge over to the XFL.
Can you see any other potential rivals based on team alignment? Leave us a comment below.
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