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Whoodathunk ANY professional league would dump New York, Los Angeles, and Tampa Bay? The XFL has done just that because they had the lowest attendance averages during the 2020 season, the last year they played.

In their place, the XFL is adding Lost Wages, Arlington, and Orlando. HCs have been named, and ten assistants have been assigned to each team. Dr. Jen Welter, the first female coach in NFL history, has been assigned to Lost Wages as an assistant, probably coaching LBers, since that's what she played for 10+ years.

HC and Home Field Assignments

Arlington: Choctaw Stadium HC Bob Stoops
Houston: TEDCU Stadium HC Wade Phillips
Orlando: Camping World Stadium HC Terrell Buckley
Las Vegas: TBA Stadium HC Rod Woodson
San Antonio: Alamodome HC Hines Ward
Seattle: Lumen Field Jim Haslett
St. Louis: The Dome HC Anthony Becht
Washington: Audi Field HC Reggie Barlow

First Game: 18 FEB 23.

All games to be broadcast on Disney owned networks (i.e. ABC, the ESPNs, and Disney streaming services).

The XFL is co-owned by The Rock and his ex-wife Dany Garcia, who also serves as chairwoman.

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Re: 2023 XFL Season

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First two games today. First one was close. Not much prep, and it showed. One team had two pick sixes. Arlington d. Vegas 22-20. One team (I forget which) had former Raider P Marquette King. I saw one punt from him, but he may have had more.

Orlando and Houston are tied at 6 in the first half.

There's an odd mix of NFL and NCAA rules. One foot down is enough to establish a completion, and there are some situations where college timing rules apply. It's really odd. There is one challenge which can be used for just about ANYTHING, including a challenge of penalties, but those are hard to win. VP Dean Blandino is very aggressive with booth reviews; on the down side is how long he takes at times. There are no PAT kicks; scrimmage plays are run from the two, five, or ten yard line for one, two, or three point conversions. That has affected strategy already. In the ARL-VGS game, when Arlington scored their final TD, the announcers were flabbergasted that they only went for one, which put them up by 8; they figured that gambling for the three-point conversion would seal it. As it happened, it didn't matter, because when Vegas scored, they went for two to force OT, but failed, and then blew the 4th-and-16 replacement for the onside kick (that's a choice, BTW, but people think that it's easier to convert that than to convert an onside kick). The uniforms are garish, but the zebra uniforms are worse. Vegas HC Rod Woodson was complaining that the zebras were completely against the Vipers, and it seemed like he had a point. I'm not seeing much of an officiating issue in ORL-HOU, though one of the touchdowns was ruled a simultaneous catch that Blandino ultimately called "STANDS;" he did admit that had it been ruled a pick on the field, that would have stood, too.

Former Broncos 1st round pick QB Paxton Lynch is in the ORL-HOU game.

This league will take some getting used to, but at least football is still here. It's a bit weird seeing the exact same feed on ESPN and FX, as is the case right now with ORL-HOU. I also can't wait for the USFL, WFA, WTFL, and WNFC to get here....
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Re: 2023 XFL Season

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Standings

North Division

D.C. Defenders 1-0 1-0 22 18
St. Louis BattleHawks 1-0 0-0 18 15
Vegas Vipers 0-1 0-0 20 22
Seattle Sea Dragons 0-1 0-1 18 22

South Division

Houston Roughnecks 1-0 1-0 33 12
Arlington Renegades 1-0 0-0 22 20
San Antonio Brahmas 0-1 0-0 15 18
Orlando Guardians 0-1 0-1 12 33

Week 1 Results

Arlington d. Vegas 22-20
Houston d. Orlando 33-20
St. Louis d. San Antonio 18-15
D.C. d. Seattle 22-18

Week 2 Games

St. Louis at Seattle 1800 PST THU 23 FEB 23 FX
D.C. at Vegas 1600 PST SAT 25 FEB 23 FX
San Antonio at Orlando 1300 PST SUN 26 FEB 23 ESPN
Arlington at Houston 1600 PST SUN 26 FEB 23 ESPN2
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Standings

North Division

D.C. Defenders 2-0 2-0 40 24
St. Louis BattleHawks 2-0 1-0 38 33
Vegas Vipers 0-2 0-1 26 40
Seattle Sea Dragons 0-2 0-2 36 42

South Division

Houston Roughnecks 2-0 2-0 56 26
San Antonio Brahmas 1-1 1-0 45 30
Arlington Renegades 1-1 0-1 36 43
Orlando Guardians 0-2 0-2 24 63

Week 2 Results

St. Louis d. Seattle 20-18
D.C. d. Vegas 18-6
San Antonio d. Orlando 30-12
Houston d. Arlington 23-14

Week 3 Games

Seattle at Vegas 1600 PST SAT 04 MAR 23 FX
St. Louis at DC 1000 PST SUN 05 MAR 23 FX
Orlando at Arlington 1300 PST SUN 05 MAR 23 FX
San Antonio at Houston 1700 PST SUN 05 MAR 23 ESPN2
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Standings

North Division

D.C. Defenders 5-0 5-0 134 90
St. Louis BattleHawks 4-2 2-2 139 112
Seattle Sea Dragons 4-2 1-2 128 107
Vegas Vipers 1-5 0-4 111 163

South Division

Houston Roughnecks 4-1 4-0 136 76
Arlington Renegades 3-2 0-1 69 86
San Antonio Brahmas 1-4 1-2 74 79
Orlando Guardians 0-6 0-4 100 178

Week 3 Results

Seattle d. Vegas 30-26
DC d. St. Louis 30-26
Arlington d. Orlando 10-9
Houston d. San Antonio 22-13

Week 4 Results

Houston d. Orlando 44-16
Seattle d. San Antonio 15-6
St. Louis d. Arlington 24-11
DC d. Vegas 32-18

Week 5 Results

Seattle d. Houston 21-14
DC d. St. Louis 28-20
Vegas d. Orlando 35-32
Arlington d. San Antonio 12-10

Week 6 Results

Seattle d. Orlando 26-19
St.Louis d. Vegas 29-6
San Antonio at Arlington 1200 PST SUN 26 MAR 23 ABC
Houston at DC 1600 PST SUN 26 MAR 23 ESPN2

Week 7 Games

Seattle at Arlington 1600 PST FRI 31 MAR 23 FX
San Antonio at Vegas 1200 PST SAT 01 APR 23 ESPN2
DC at Orlando 1500 PST SAT 01 APR 23 ESPN
St. Louis at Houston 1100 PST SUN 02 APR 23 ESPN

Week 8 Games

Vegas at St. Louis 1000 PST SAT 08 APR 23 ESPN
Arlington at Orlando 1300 PST SAT 08 APR 23 ESPN
Houston at San Antonio 1200 PST SUN 09 APR 23 ABC
DC at Seattle 1600 PST SUN 09 APR 23 ESPN2

Week 9 Games

Vegas at Houston 0930 PST SAT 15 APR 23 ABC
Orlando at San Antonio 1600 PST SAT 15 APR 23 ESPN2
Arlington at DC 0900 PST SUN 16 APR 23 ESPN
Seattle at St. Louis 1200 PST SUN 16 APR 23 ESPN

Week 10 Games

Orlando at St. Louis 0900 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ESPN
DC at San Antonio 1200 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ABC
Houston at Arlington 1200 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN
Vegas at Seattle 1800 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN2

Division Championships

TBD vs. TBD 1600 PST SAT 29 APR 23 ESPN2
TBD vs. TBD 1600 PST SUN 30 APR 23 ESPN

Championship
at San Antonio, TX
1700 PST SAT 13 MAY 23

TBD vs. TBD
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Standings

North Division

D.C. Defenders 6-1 5-0 207 156
St. Louis BattleHawks 5-2 2-2 163 127
Seattle Sea Dragons 5-2 1-2 152 122
Vegas Vipers 2-5 0-4 137 175

South Division

Houston Roughnecks 4-3 4-0 177 137
Arlington Renegades 3-4 2-2 93 125
San Antonio Brahmas 2-5 2-2 101 114
Orlando Guardians 1-6 0-4 137 214

Week 6 Results

Seattle d. Orlando 26-19
St.Louis d. Vegas 29-6
San Antonio d. Arlington 15-9
DC d. Houston 37-26

Week 7 Games

Seattle at Arlington 1600 PST FRI 31 MAR 23 FX
San Antonio at Vegas 1200 PST SAT 01 APR 23 ESPN2
DC at Orlando 1500 PST SAT 01 APR 23 ESPN
St. Louis at Houston 1100 PST SUN 02 APR 23 ESPN

Week 8 Games

Vegas at St. Louis 1000 PST SAT 08 APR 23 ESPN
Arlington at Orlando 1300 PST SAT 08 APR 23 ESPN
Houston at San Antonio 1200 PST SUN 09 APR 23 ABC
DC at Seattle 1600 PST SUN 09 APR 23 ESPN2

Week 9 Games

Vegas at Houston 0930 PST SAT 15 APR 23 ABC
Orlando at San Antonio 1600 PST SAT 15 APR 23 ESPN2
Arlington at DC 0900 PST SUN 16 APR 23 ESPN
Seattle at St. Louis 1200 PST SUN 16 APR 23 ESPN

Week 10 Games

Orlando at St. Louis 0900 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ESPN
DC at San Antonio 1200 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ABC
Houston at Arlington 1200 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN
Vegas at Seattle 1800 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN2

Division Championships

TBD vs. TBD 1600 PST SAT 29 APR 23 ESPN2
TBD vs. TBD 1600 PST SUN 30 APR 23 ESPN

Championship
at San Antonio, TX
1700 PST SAT 13 MAY 23

TBD vs. TBD
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Standings

North Division

x-D.C. Defenders 7-1 6-0 241 186
St. Louis BattleHawks 6-2 3-2 184 144
Seattle Sea Dragons 5-3 1-3 185 156
e-Vegas Vipers 2-6 0-5 154 196

South Division

x-Houston Roughnecks 5-3 5-0 194 152
Arlington Renegades 4-4 3-2 111 141
San Antonio Brahmas 2-6 2-3 116 131
e-Orlando Guardians 1-7 0-4 153 232

x-Clinched Playoff Berth
y-Clinched Division
e-Eliminated

Playoff Scenarios for Week 8

Arlington can clinch a playoff berth with a win or San Antonio loss.
St. Louis can clinch a playoff berth with a win.
DC can clinch the North Division with a win or a St. Louis loss.
Houston can clinch the South Division with a win or Arlington loss.
San Antonio will be eliminated with a loss or Arlington win.
Seattle will be eliminated with a loss.

Week 7 Results

Seattle d. Arlington 24-15
Vegas d. San Antonio 26-12
Orlando d. DC 37-36
St. Louis d. Houston 24-15

Week 8 Games

Vegas at St. Louis 1000 PST SAT 08 APR 23 ESPN
Arlington at Orlando 1300 PST SAT 08 APR 23 ESPN
Houston at San Antonio 1200 PST SUN 09 APR 23 ABC
DC at Seattle 1600 PST SUN 09 APR 23 ESPN2

Week 9 Games

Vegas at Houston 0930 PST SAT 15 APR 23 ABC
Orlando at San Antonio 1600 PST SAT 15 APR 23 ESPN2
Arlington at DC 0900 PST SUN 16 APR 23 ESPN
Seattle at St. Louis 1200 PST SUN 16 APR 23 ESPN

Week 10 Games

Orlando at St. Louis 0900 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ESPN
DC at San Antonio 1200 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ABC
Houston at Arlington 1200 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN
Vegas at Seattle 1800 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN2

Division Championships

TBD vs. TBD 1600 PST SAT 29 APR 23 ESPN2
TBD vs. TBD 1600 PST SUN 30 APR 23 ESPN

Championship
at San Antonio, TX
1700 PST SAT 13 MAY 23

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Standings

North Division

yz-D.C. Defenders 8-1 6-0 269 212
St. Louis BattleHawks 6-3 3-3 196 174
Seattle Sea Dragons 6-3 2-3 215 168
e-Vegas Vipers 2-7 0-5 175 224

South Division

y-Houston Roughnecks 6-3 5-0 222 173
Arlington Renegades 4-5 3-2 137 169
San Antonio Brahmas 3-6 3-3 131 154
e-Orlando Guardians 1-8 0-5 176 257

x-Clinched Playoff Berth
y-Clinched Division
z-Clinched Home Field Advantage
e-Eliminated

Playoff Scenarios for Week 10

DC has clinched homefield advantage.
DC and Houston have clinched their divisions.
Vegas and Orlando are eliminated.
St. Louis can clinch a playoff berth with a win and Seattle loss.
St. Louis is eliminated with a loss or Seattle win due to point differential.
Seattle can clinch a playoff berth with a win or St. Louis loss.
Seattle is eliminated with a loss.
If St. Louis and Seattle both win or both lose, Seattle wins the playoff berth due to point differential.
Arlington can clinch a playoff berth with a win or San Antonio loss.
Arlington is eliminated with a loss and San Antonio win.
San Antonio can clinch a playoff berth with a win and Arlington loss due to point differential.
San Antonio will be eliminated with a loss or Arlington win.

Week 8 Results

St. Louis d. Vegas 21-17 OT
Arlington d. Orlando 18-16
Houston d. San Antonio 17-15 OT
DC d. Seattle 34-33

Week 9 Games

Houston d. Vegas 28-21
San Antonio d. Orlando 25-23
DC d. Arlington 28-26
Seattle d. St. Louis 30-12

Week 10 Games

Orlando at St. Louis 0900 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ESPN
DC at San Antonio 1200 PST SAT 22 APR 23 ABC
Houston at Arlington 1200 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN
Vegas at Seattle 1600 PST SUN 23 APR 23 ESPN2

Division Championships

ARL/SA at Houston 1600 PST SAT 29 APR 23 ESPN2
STL/SEA at DC 1200 PST SUN 30 APR 23 ESPN

Championship
at San Antonio, TX
1700 PST SAT 13 MAY 23 ABC

South Division winner vs. North Division winner
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Can we PLEASE fire Dean Blandino as the VP of XFL Officiating?!? He apparently made one of the stupidest rule changes I've ever seen, and I've seen some dumb ones coming from that dummy Roger Goodell. You remember the Leon Lett fumble return that was messed up by Don Beebe? Well, we just had a repeat of that on what SHOULD have been a Vegas Viper touchdown pass. Dude celebrated before he scored, and the defender swatted it out the back of the end zone. SHOULD have been a touchback, Seattle ball on the 20. Nope. Blandino's idiotic rule change gave Vegas the ball at the one with Seattle's potential trip to the playoffs (riding on a convoluted tiebreaker) on the line. Sure, Seattle got in anyway. But that rule is about as bad as the NFL's current bogus overtime rule, the stupid PAT rule, and the horrendous onside kick modification. PLEASE fire Blandino....

Incidentally, Seattle sneaks in the playoffs on the 5th tiebreaker. 1. They split H2H. 2. They were both 3-3 within the division. 3. They had the same combined record of opponents in their wins, something the XFL calls "strength of victory." 4. They split on league ranking for PF and PA. 5. Best combined ranking in PF and PA. Seattle was #1, and won the tiebreaker here. Had they gone farther, the tiebreakers were 6. Best net points in all games. 7. Best net TDs in all games. 8. Coin toss.

Standings

North Division

yz-D.C. Defenders 9-1 6-0 298 240
x-Seattle Sea Dragons 7-3 3-3 243 178
e-St. Louis BattleHawks 7-3 3-3 249 202
e-Vegas Vipers 2-8 0-6 184 252

South Division

y-Houston Roughnecks 7-3 6-0 222 173
x-Arlington Renegades 4-6 3-3 137 169
e-San Antonio Brahmas 3-7 3-3 169 183
e-Orlando Guardians 1-9 0-6 204 310

x-Clinched Playoff Berth
y-Clinched Division
z-Clinched Home Field Advantage
e-Eliminated

Week 10 Results

St. Louis d. Orlando 53-28
DC d. San Antonio 29-28
Houston d. Arlington 25-9
Seattle d. Vegas 28-9

Division Championships

Arlington (4-6, 3-3 South) at Houston (7-3, 6-0 South) 1600 PST SAT 29 APR 23 ESPN2
Seattle (7-3, 3-3 North) at DC (9-1, 6-0 North) 1200 PST SUN 30 APR 23 ESPN

Championship
at San Antonio, TX
1700 PST SAT 13 MAY 23 ABC

ARL/HOU winner vs. SEA/DC winner
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Congratulations to Arlington, who overcame a 1-4 finish to take out arguably the best team in the South Division today. The big difference in the turnaround? A late-season trade for quarterback Luis Perez, who completely dominated the game today.

Division Championships

Arlington (5-6, 3-3 South) d. Houston (7-4, 6-0 South) 23-11
DC (10-1, 6-0 North) d. Seattle (7-4, 3-3 North) 37-21

XFL Championship
at San Antonio, TX
1700 PST SAT 13 MAY 23 ABC

Arlington (5-6, 3-3 South) vs. DC (10-1, 6-0 North)
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XFL Championship
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1700 PST SAT 13 MAY 23 ABC

Arlington (6-6, 3-3 South) d. DC (10-2, 6-0 North) 35-26
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And leading the XFL in passing yds & TDs-JMU’s Ben Dinucci.

Dinucci recently signed with the Broncos to compete for their backup spot behind Russell Wilson.
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BDKJMU wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 1:48 am And leading the XFL in passing yds & TDs-JMU’s Ben Dinucci.

Dinucci recently signed with the Broncos to compete for their backup spot behind Russell Wilson.
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I would have preferred for him to return to my Cowboys, but I guess that wasn't to be. Maybe we can pick up McLeod Bethel-Thompson instead....
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