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Every XFL officiating crew will have at least one female member
When the XFL kicks off Feb. 8 in Washington, it will do so with a uniquely diverse roster of officials.

XFL head of officiating Dean Blandino told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday that each of the startup league's six officiating crews will have at least one female member, a significant move toward gender inclusivity in a role — officiating professional football — that has largely consisted of white men.

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CardsofSTL wrote:
I wonder if the XFL and the Seattle team paid the UAB athletic department to use their logo?

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Looks like the dragon from near King Street in Seattle to me.

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Here's what you need to know about St. Louis’ newest sports league, the XFL
Everything you like about football and nothing you don’t—that’s what the revamped XFL football league will be shooting for when its eight teams take the field this month. St. Louis’ team, the BattleHawks—a reference to our city’s history of aviation—will play the first game of the season against the Dallas Renegades at Globe Life Park on February 9. The team’s first home game, at The Dome at America’s Center, is February 23, against the New York Guardians. So how does the league plan to maximize the fan experience? It’s tweaked the rules to encourage faster games, more returns and completions, and enhanced player safety. Here’s a look at the specifics.
  • *The NFL changed kickoff rules in 2018, requiring players to line up within 1 yard of the 35-yard line. It eliminated the running start to increase player safety. The XFL plans to move players up even closer. As of press time, it was also considering eliminating gunners—the players whose job it is to tackle the punt returner—in an effort to increase returns.

    *The points on each team’s football (seen above) are marked with an X in white and outlined in the team’s color, making it easier for the wide receiver to see the ball coming in on a spiral. (Each team uses its own ball during a possession.) The balls also have a pebbled finish that makes them easier to grip. It’s hoped that these features will increase the number of completions.

    *A touchdown will still be 6 points, but the XFL is eliminating the extra-point kick. Teams may either score 1 point from a conversion on the 2-yard line, 2 from a conversion on the 5-yard line, or 3 from a conversion on the 10-yard line.

    *The 25-second play clock will be continuous, except during the final two minutes of each half, when it will stop after every play. The NFL play clock is 40 seconds. The XFL wants to be much quicker between plays. If there are 25 seconds between plays in the NFL, the XFL is aiming for 11 seconds.

    *Players will use helmet mics and cameras to communicate continuously with coaches, making it possible to forgo a huddle.

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XFL Team 9
It had long been decided that the XFL was going to have a set roster of players that maintained game shape and were readily available to be added to any team’s active 52-man roster at a moment’s notice. Something that XFL CEO and Commissioner, Oliver Luck was familiar with during his time as President of NFL Europe from 1996-2000.

Late last week we learned the XFL was hiring Bart Andrus to coach this 40-man roster of players referred to as ‘Team 9’. Today, the league unveiled the full roster that will begin practicing in Dallas, Texas on February 3rd.

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I'm starting to get excited about the Battlehawks taking the field on Sunday. Not extremely excited but I am certainly looking forward to seeing what it's all about.

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How have I not seen this article yet? This piece in the RFT is amazing. Now I actually am excited for XFL football. It seems like people are having a lot of fun with this as opposed to taking it deadly serious like many NFL fans.

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/artsblo ... hawks-fans

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XFL RELEASES THEME SONGS FOR ALL EIGHT FRANCHISES
The XFL officially kicks off tomorrow and we’re getting hype! Today the league released theme songs for all eight franchises as well as a league-wide anthem – For The Love Of Football.

DC Defenders – Put Your Hands Up High
Dallas Renegades – All We Wanna Do Is Win
Houston Roughnecks – Down In H-Town
Los Angeles Wildcats – Today is the Day (L.A. L.A.)
New York Guardians – Can’t Stop (The Guardians)
St. Louis BattleHawks – Taking Flight
Seattle Dragons – Burn ‘Em Up
Tampa Bay Vipers – Let’s Rise

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