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This is the XFL's original official podcast, following everything on and off the field! Get insightful interviews with some of the league's most prominent figures, all the information you need to know regarding the XFL, and most importantly...GOOD, CRISP, FOOTBALL TALK! This is the XFL Show!

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Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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Eight Again

April 15th, 2022

1:13:36

It was a HUGE week full of major announcements from the league and it's all getting covered right here on the original official XFL podcast! Get all …

Branding is All the Rage

April 3rd, 2022

1:06:09

Well there was some serious gear shifting this week on the road to kickoff 2023! The XFL has a new logo, a new brand identity, and four new pillars that serve as the mission statement of the league. What does it all …

If It's Good, Steal It

March 26th, 2022

53:43

The USFL has announced its rules and that means it is time to run through how the gameplay will be goverrned with a fine tooth comb! Also, how do …

Leakage

March 14th, 2022

47:02

The first major XFL news leak broke last week, as reports have Reggie Barlow leaving his head coaching position at Virginia State for the XFL's …

Research & Development

March 7th, 2022

55:42

On this week's stop on the road kickoff 2023, it is time for an honest discussion about the USFL and just how close the rebooted league is to their 10-week season in Birmingham. The guy who wrote the (best) book about …

The Petri Dish

February 24th, 2022

1:03:24

Whoa Nelly! Talk about a very special edition of the original official XFL podcast!

The XFL has announced a partnership with the NFL and the road to kickoff 2023 has gotten a lot more interesting than it already was! …

Buffering

February 21st, 2022

1:00:10

After a week off, the original official XFL podcast is back! With just under one year to go before kickoff 2023, XFL fans are waiting in anticipation for some big news. In the meantime, Dwayne Johnson appeared at the …

Going Commander

February 7th, 2022

1:02:50

Another week has gone by on the road kickoff 2023 and fans continue to wait on some big XFL announcements. At least in the meantime, the USFL has given fans of spring football something to talk about...sort of. Find out …

Mr. 5 & 5

January 30th, 2022

1:16:50

The Super Bowl approaches and the XFL is expected to make some announcements as the football takes center stage during the sport's most marketable week of the year. How will the league take advantage of the big week of …

Episode 206: Lasers, Woo Hoo!

January 25th, 2022

56:57

As we are in the in-between period of Dwayne Johhnson’s promise of announcements within two to three weeks, XFL fans across the globe are wondering what the next mile markers will be on the road to 2023. From the return …

Episode 205: Monday Night Rock

January 19th, 2022

1:05:31

Dwayne Johnson appeared on the Manningcast during ESPN 2’s broadcast of the NFL’s first ever Monday Night Football playoff game. As an XFL owner, fans of the league watched with an intense interest. What did The Rock …

Episode 204: Ground Level

January 9th, 2022

1:19:48

The countdown is officially on! This week, the XFL proclaimed that we are one year away from Training Camps beginning and a member of XFL football operations said some very interesting things on his own podcast. Get a …

Episode 203: 2022

January 3rd, 2022

1:04:56

The year of the great XFL build is upon us! It is 2022 and with just over a year before kickoff, we are in for a plethora of big-time announcements. As take-off on the last year with no XFL commences, rumors are already …

Episode 202: New Hope

December 26th, 2021

1:19:36

Dwayne Johnson appeared on CNBC’s TechCheck this week and dropped a not-so-subtle hint that some big news should be coming out about the XFL in the …

Episode 201: Foxy Peacocks

December 19th, 2021

1:02:07

It is the holiday season and this week, the USFL received an excellent Christmas present in the form of a TV deal with NBC. Get the details on how …

Episode 200: The 200th Episode

December 12th, 2021

1:16:36

On this milestone edition, one of the original hosts of the show, Vince Calfo, reunites with Alan and Bryant to discuss everything XFL, talk about everything coming down the road to 2023, and reminisce a bit about the …

Episode 199: The Countdown is On

December 5th, 2021

45:23

This week, via her Instagram, Dany Garcia revealed some key dates the XFL is targeting for the league’s combine, training camp, and kickoff! That’s right! The 2023 kickoff date has been revealed! Get all the details …

Episode 198: Marking Territory

November 28th, 2021

1:00:25

2023 will be the XFL’s big return to the field. 2022 will feature a lot of planning and also keeping an eye on the return of the United States Football League as well. This week, the USFL announced it will be bringing …

Episode 197: This is Not the Past

November 22nd, 2021

51:45

On this week’s episode of the original official XFL podcast, the question as to whether two spring football leagues can play at once gets asked, answered, and adjusted. Find out what the USFL announced regarding its …

Episode 196: The Office

November 14th, 2021

1:04:30

Did somebody say something about “people power” on the original official XFL podcast? The XFL is finally filling out it its league offices with nine …

Episode 195: Ain’t Double J Great?

November 7th, 2021

39:13

The crescendo is yet to begin for the XFL, but the original official XFL podcast is back with another good crisp episode! On this one, Alan and Bryant acknowledge Josh Johnson showing up for the Jets and proving why he …

Episode 194: In the Dark

November 2nd, 2021

42:56

This week on the original official XFL podcast, get the gist of what was said by the new XFL owners at Sportico’s “Invest in Sports” event. Also, there is an update in Alabama, as Birmingham looks to secure its spot as …

Episode 193: Another Other Spring League

October 24th, 2021

41:23

Another spring league is attempting to undercut a planned XFL kickoff as details emerge about the forthcoming 2022 USFL season. On this episode of the original official XFL podcast, get a breakdown of the latest …

Episode 192: Cutting Ties

October 17th, 2021

36:42

The President of the XFL from the 2020 is no longer working with new ownership and is officially gone from the league. With Jeffrey Pollack’s …

Episode 191: Consulting the Calendar

October 10th, 2021

1:10:55

This week on the original official XFL podcast…Dany Garcia breaks the internet…sort of. And a continuation of last week’s road map extravaganza as Alan and Bryant compare and contrast where XFL 2023 stands on the …

Episode 190: Road Map

October 3rd, 2021

51:54

On this very special episode, the original official XFL podcast has decided to give football fans a valuable tool to reference and utilize on the …

Episode 189: Out of Our Minds

September 26th, 2021

44:10

Dany Garcia is back posting on social media about XFL ownership meetings and Taylor Heinecke scored a Bud Light sponsorship this week! The original official XFL podcast is back to dive into these topics, plus, Alan and …

This is the XFL Show Episode 188: Taylor Gun?

September 19th, 2021

21:30

This week on the original official XFL podcast, the question gets asked: do we have the next Tommy Maddox on our hands? With Taylor Heinecke tearing it up for the Washington Football Team, the proof is in the pudding …

Episode 187: Balls

September 12th, 2021

46:57

Goodness gracious, there is a rookie making comments about the design of the NFL football that has a lot of people forgetting just how revolutionary …

Episode 186: Rooted in Football

September 5th, 2021

53:07

This week, a member from the RedBird Capital arm of the new XFL ownership group spoke about the goals and plans for the new version of the league. Alan and Bryant dissect every word, notion, and idea from this recent …

Episode 185: Focused on Football

August 29th, 2021

38:44

The road to 2023 continues and the beat goes on as the original official XFL podcast! This week on the program, Alan and Bryant take a look at …

Episode 184: It’s Just a Fantasy

August 22nd, 2021

27:22

This week on the original official XFL podcast, the latest rumors in Canada have someone tied to the XFL possibly buying the Calgary Stampeders. Are these rumors valid or just a wild fantasy? Also, the Washington …

Episode 183: Preseasoning

August 15th, 2021

44:39

This week’s stop on the road to 2023 includes a full assessment of how XFL 2020 did the preseason and a discussion on how it should be formatted for …

Episode 182: We Got Work to Do

August 8th, 2021

47:30

Back on Football Sundays and as in-depth with the XFL talk as ever, this week the original official league podcasts is laying the groundwork for the long road to 2023! Get the latest on former L.A. Wildcat, Josh …

Episode 181: Speculation Summer

July 30th, 2021

42:05

It is over a year before kickoff 2023, the information on the future of the XFL is not very plentiful right now, but the summer is here, it is hot, …

Episode 180: A Complete 180

July 23rd, 2021

51:54

This week, Alan and Bryant are back together in the same room for an episode since the St. Louis Battlehawks welcomed the New York Guardians to their home opener! While the XFL conversation is as thorough as ever, …

Good Crisp Interview: TSN’s Dave Naylor on the End of XFL & CFL Alignment Talks

July 20th, 2021

51:24

TSN’s Dave Naylor returns to the show to discuss everything that may have caused the XFL/CFL alignment talks to be called off. From the conflicting philosophies amongst CFL owners to the XFL’s plan for 2023 not being …

Episode 179: Argonaut Impossible

July 16th, 2021

46:37

With the aftermath of the end of alignment talks with the CFL settling in, many questions are springing up regarding the sustainability of the CFL …

Episode 178: Talking About Not Talking

July 9th, 2021

52:38

The talks are off! This week’s big news was that the XFL and CFL have mutually agreed to end their ongoing conversation about a potential alignment …

Episode 177: Licensed to NIL

July 2nd, 2021

48:38

The world of college athletics took a big step towards a brave new world this week, as name, image, and likeness (NIL) rules went into effect. With …

Episode 176: Movin’!

June 25th, 2021

51:10

Summer is here and things are moving on the original official XFL podcast! Get the details on the recent news about XFL 2020 players being affected by the bankruptcy, along with some excellent recap of Hal Mumme’s big …

Episode 175: Still Doin’ This

June 18th, 2021

52:51

The XFL’s potential alignment partner, the CFL, announced that its 2021 season is a go starting in August! This huge news is not only a relief to many Canadian Football League fans, but also an interesting mile marker …

BONUS SHOW: This is the XFL Show Good Crisp Interview – TSN’s Dave Naylor is Back and So is the CFL!

June 17th, 2021

49:05

Football insider Dave Naylor, from TSN in Canada, is back for a very special Good Crisp Interview.

This week the CFL’s Board of Governors voted to officially begin a shortened season on August 5th. Not only does …

Episode 174: A NewCo Production

June 11th, 2021

50:03

This week saw a ton of behind the scenes news you may have missed, but have no fear! The original official XFL podcast covers it all on this episode some hosts are calling, “a buffet of information.” From the content …

Episode 173: The Return of the USFL

June 4th, 2021

1:13:25

It was an interesting week for the future of spring football! First, the USFL (yes, THAT USFL!), has been announced to return in 2022 with Fox Sports and The Spring League’s ownership running the league. As if the …

Episode 172: Exciting & Frustrating

May 28th, 2021

54:07

The Non-Disclosure Agreements during the XFL x CFL discussions are so tight, not even XFL Chairwoman and Owner Dany Garcia can say much! After a (cryptic?) social media post this week, Dany Garcia did indeed finally …

Episode 171: You Gotta Bo-lieve!

May 21st, 2021

43:00

This week a prominent CFL QB came out in favor of a merger between the CFL and the XFL! Also, as sports wagering is legalized more and more from state to state and soon in Canada, how well does this bode for the future …

Episode 170: Do You Miss It?

May 14th, 2021

57:45

This week, Oliver Luck did not get the Pac 12 commissioner gig. Does that mean the XFL has a chance at landing their old commissioner back? Also, get …

Episode 169: A Super Nice Spring

May 7th, 2021

57:46

What are they talking about!? This week the original official XFL podcast is back to speculate on what actually is being discussed between the XFL …

Episode 168: The Alignment Draft

April 30th, 2021

46:34

There is a sort of draft fever going around this week at the same time so many XFL fans are still grasping at what “alignment” with the CFL will entail. So on this week’s edition of the original official XFL podcast, …

Episode 167: All Business

April 23rd, 2021

1:25:02

This week the CFL gave some important updates regarding their 2021 season, as well as some obligatory responses to how the discussions are going with the XFL. With CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie going on a big “update …

Episode 166: Supermega Grey Cup Bowl

April 16th, 2021

44:27

As the clock ticks on the CFL to make some kind of announcement regarding its 2021 season, the latest rumors surrounding XFL and CFL alignment have taken the discussion among fans towards some kind of interleague …

Episode 165: Get a Clue

April 9th, 2021

46:21

As XFL and CFL negotiations continue, the CFL released some sound clips of Commissioner Randy Ambrosie discussing why negotiations began and how they are going. All in all, there were no major developments announced, …

Episode 164: A Smart Season

April 2nd, 2021

1:01:23

This week we learned just how enthused everyone at the top in the CFL is for their negotiations with the XFL. Also, as alignment talks progress, …

Episode 163: The Most Anticipated CFL Season in XFL History

March 26th, 2021

58:02

With the XFL sitting at the negotiation table, talking about alignment with the CFL, every piece of news coming out about the Canadian Football League weighs heavy on the minds of XFL fans now. This week, the CFL …

Good Crisp Interview: TSN’s Dave Naylor

March 19th, 2021

41:50

Ace football insider from TSN in Canada, Dave Naylor, gives insight into the budding CFL/XFL relationship. Find out why the CFL is possibly considering an alignment with the XFL, reasons behind certain fan reactions to …

Episode 162: Where Does the Mind Go?

March 19th, 2021

1:00:09

It has been over a week since the XFL and CFL announced that they are talking about a potential alignment between the leagues. Not knowing exactly …

Episode 161: This is a CFL Show

March 12th, 2021

1:20:38

This week the XFL announced they are entering into negotiations with the CFL about potential alignment in hopes of benefitting both leagues and growing the game of football. What does this mean!? Join the show to parse …

Episode 160: Guts

March 5th, 2021

48:03

Bryant had a gut feeling about the XFL’s 2022 TV deal last week, which now leads to this week’s topic…GUTS! Do you have it? What gut feelings do XFL fans have when it comes to the 2022 season? We asked and you answered! …

Episode 159: Embracing Lineage

February 26th, 2021

40:13

The XFL in 2022 is obviously going to be demonstrably different from the XFL in 2001. That does not mean 2001 iteration should be ignored, or does …

Episode 158: Young XFL

February 19th, 2021

49:50

One of the league’s owners debuted a new sitcom on NBC this week, while another gained some very interesting potential partnerships for the league. Just how beneficial will it be for the 2022 season to have the backing …

Episode 157: It Is Time to Get Weird

February 12th, 2021

48:13

Quarterbacks named Taylor who played in the XFL are grabbing headlines, the biggest thing going on in spring football is the FCS, and Sonic the Hedgehog has reared his spikey little head again. Things are weird right …

Episode 156: The Best Defense is More Offense

February 5th, 2021

52:10

The “Big Game” is upon us and that means it was just one year ago this week that we were prepping for the first game week of the XFL season. It is a different situation this year, but just like a Cobra, the original …

Episode 155: Something’s Rumblin’

January 29th, 2021

46:39

This week the XFL did not make any official announcements, but owner Dany Garcia did give an interview to Forbes.com where she stressed how the league plans to appeal to a traditionally neglected football audience. …

Episode 154: Spotlight Season

January 22nd, 2021

47:12

The football world is about to be under the world’s microscope and some interesting news about the XFL has come to light just in time! What is a “Chief Football Officer” anyway? Dive into the latest news and rumors you …

Episode 153: All That

January 15th, 2021

47:33

In addition to having Nickelodeon fever, this week Alan and Bryant discuss the NFL’s disapproval of the Houston Roughnecks logo, the latest fun tidbits from Luck v. McMahon, and the epic wild card weekend for one former …

Episode 152: Selling Out?

January 8th, 2021

53:13

On this week’s edition of the league’s original official podcast, the NFL playoffs and the new business strategy in the NHL have provided some interesting options for the XFL to consider. How many teams in the playoffs …

Episode 151: Some Year, Huh?

January 1st, 2021

44:37

2020 is in the books and it was a year that ultimately ended with hope for XFL fans. As we enter into the long rebuilding year of 2021, start strong …

Episode 150: All I Want for X(FL)mas

December 25th, 2020

38:31

It is a holiday edition of the original official XFL podcast! Get the latest news you need to know as an XFL fan and find out what some XFLers are …

Episode 149: This Is For You!

December 19th, 2020

57:13

Houston Roughnecks head coach June Jones joins the show for a good crisp interview! Also, original co-host Vince, returns to talk closing out 2020 and what to expect as an XFL fan in 2021 on the road to kickoff in 2022. …

Episode 148: This is Exciting

December 11th, 2020

52:48

Mr. Excitement, Martez Carter joins the show to talk about his time as a stud running back for the L.A. Wildcats, what he is up to now, and what he expects from the XFL in 2022. Also, get the latest on a former XFL head …

Episode 147: Special Assistant Stoops

December 4th, 2020

47:59

It was a bizarre week in the football world. How does a team end up playing a wide receiver at QB when there are perfectly capable former XFL QBs on the market!? Can the XFL be a part of the fixes to strange scenarios …

Episode 146: Undefeated Starting QBs

November 27th, 2020

45:35

PJ Walker won his debut as an NFL starting QB, putting him in elite 2020 quarterback company. Also, Dany Garcia is teasing some #BlackFriday …

Episode 145: PJ Party

November 20th, 2020

46:25

PJ Walker is on the verge of a major opportunity in the NFL (maybe) and as our (unofficial) MVP, it is only fitting that XFL fans back the former …

Episode 144: Topps Guys

November 13th, 2020

48:51

Take it to the top this week and get top notch XFL talk! The top Wildcat, Josh Johnson, is back in the NFL as Donald Parham remains the top producing XFL product currently playing on Sundays. The Spring League has been …

Episode 143: Slow Week

November 6th, 2020

35:39

This week is all about fun, games, and unity as we come together to discuss everything you need to know this week regarding the XFL! From XFLers in the NFL to Week 2 of The Spring League, all the latest news is covered …

Episode 142: Between Two Fires

October 30th, 2020

49:22

Dany Garcia gave a pretty revealing glimpse at the XFL’s business plan in an interview she did with Yahoo Finance this week. Why is the league …

Episode 141: Ambitious Goals

October 24th, 2020

39:21

New XFL owner Dani Garcia was featured in both Sports Illustrated and the espnW Women + Sports Summit this week. Not only did SI and ESPN dive into Garcia’s biography, but she also revealed some of her more ambitious …

Episode 140: We Got Soul

October 16th, 2020

39:13

The new XFL owners sat down for their first TV interview since purchasing the league. What headlines, if any, were made during this interview conducted by Cari Champion and Jemele Hill? What type of messaging can fans …

Episode 139: Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Luck

October 9th, 2020

41:29

The business of college football is going to change drastically as name, image, and likeness rules get set for “student athletes.” How will this …

Episode 138: Outwork Everybody

October 2nd, 2020

53:36

Hungry and humble, XFL fans woke up to some big news on the first morning of October…the league will kickoff in 2022! With a timeframe for our new road to kickoff set, what needs to be done and what are the priorities …

Episode 137: The Imagination Behind the Reimagination

September 25th, 2020

1:02:16

This week’s show features an incredible conversation with one of the most essential and creative minds behind the XFL, Director of Football Operations Sam Schwartzstein. Get a real behind the scenes glimpse at what went …

Episode 136: We Want Access!

September 18th, 2020

38:43

Week 1 of the NFL had us feeling a certain type of nostalgia for the XFL. With football back, it was clear that it was a totally different type of football than what we experienced in the spring. Does this mean the XFL …

Episode 135: Fall Guys

September 11th, 2020

43:48

Multiple former XFL players made the final 53 man rosters in the NFL along with a handful of practice squad players. Find out which XFL ballers will …

Episode 134: The People’s Helmets

September 4th, 2020

35:55

Fall football is getting underway in a very different type of way and this unique atmosphere is going to provide us with many more twists and turns on this new road to an XFL kickoff. Get everything you need to know as …

Episode 133: Reunited, World Excited

August 28th, 2020

43:38

PJ Walker and Cam Phillips are both Carolina Panthers, which should make Matt Rhule’s team a must watch for XFL die hards. Dive into the latest on …

Episode 132: Greener Pastures

August 21st, 2020

37:02

Do you want to see the XFL attempt a season in a bubble? What does the CFL canceling their season mean for the XFL? Do all eight 2020 XFL teams remain in their same cities with the same brand identities? Attack these …

Episode 131: The New Road

August 14th, 2020

39:49

The sale of the XFL has been approved and the league officially re-entered the news cycle this week. The ever-changing world of football is leading to some intriguing calls for the XFL to hurry up and put a product on …

Episode 130: Finally!

August 4th, 2020

31:19

The XFL has been sold to Dwayne Johnson and his partners RedBird Capital. On this return episode of the original, official, and only XFL podcast, get …

Episode 129: XFL 2020 Yearbook

April 10th, 2020

44:31

Take a unique look at each week of the XFL season that was with this reimagined yearbook recap episode! If you followed along all season long, you …

Episode 128: What If?

April 7th, 2020

58:26

With this week having been scheduled to be the final week of the regular season, on this episode we ask “what if” regarding a handful of players and …

Episode 127: MVP

April 3rd, 2020

55:42

On this episode we are counting down the top 5 overall players of #XFL2020! Listen all the way to number one and the player officially deemed by this official XFL podcast as our official pick as the XFL’s Most Valuable …

Episode 126: Countdown: Coach of the Year #XFL2020

March 31st, 2020

1:00:24

Celebrate the very best of the leaders of #XFL2020 as we count down the top 5 coaches of the season, culminating with the crowning of the our Coach …

Episode 125: Countdown: Top Defensive Players of #XFL2020

March 27th, 2020

48:23

Awards season continues as the countdown to the Defensive Player of the Year takes place on this episode’s Hot Read! Also, more XFL players are getting signed to the NFL, get the latest on who went where, plus some …

Episode 124: Top Offense Countdown

March 24th, 2020

1:03:42

Counting down the very best on offensive from the 2020 season as we crown the first XFL Show Offensive Player of the Year! Plus the latest on XFL players taking the next step in their football careers and the feeling …

Episode 123: Top 5 XFL Moments So Far

March 20th, 2020

44:41

Counting down the top 5 moments from Weeks 1-5 in the 2020 XFL season, plus a quick check-in on the status of XFL players possibly making the jump …

Episode 122: Nailed It!

March 17th, 2020

54:40

On this episode, go back to a time far far in the past, before the kickoff to the 2020 XFL season when Alan and Bryant made their preseason predictions. What did they get right? What made them look silly? Also, take a …

Episode 121: Just Getting Started

March 13th, 2020

1:17:48

The XFL regular season has unfortunately been halted. On this episode, get the latest word on how the league will proceed moving forward. Also, Alan …

Episode 120: It’s Different

March 10th, 2020

1:45:43

Half of the season is complete, we have a learned a lot about these teams, and we are going to learn even more as Week 5 in the XFL shifts into Week 6. With Houston still undefeated, the rest of the field remains wide …

Minisode: Week 5 Recap – L.A. vs. TB

March 9th, 2020

16:52

Instant recap of the Wildcats 41-34 victory over the Vipers in Week 5 of the XFL.

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Minisode: Week 5 Recap – DC vs. STL

March 9th, 2020

12:29

Instant recap of the Defenders 15-6 Week 5 win over the BattleHawks.

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Minisode: Week 5 Recap – DAL vs. NY

March 8th, 2020

14:51

Instant recap of the Guardians 30-12 victory over the Renegades in Week 5 of the XFL.

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Minisode: Week 5 Recap – HOU vs. SEA

March 8th, 2020

15:06

Instant recap of the Roughnecks 32-23 victory over the Dragons in Week 5 of the XFL.

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Episode 119: Week 5

March 6th, 2020

1:27:16

Full previews of each Week 5 game in the XFL highlights this episode which also features a good, crisp football chat with Tampa Bay Vipers WR Dan …

Episode 118: You Want It? We’re Gonna Give It to You Right Now!

March 3rd, 2020

1:35:29

The latest on Landry Jones, Hal Mumme, and the DC Defenders locker room are on everyone’s minds as Week 4 turns into Week 5 in the XFL. A topsy turvy weekend showed how there is no margin for error even against …

Minisode: Week 4 – TB vs. DC

March 2nd, 2020

17:33

Recap of the Vipers’ 25-0 win versus the Defenders in Week 4 of the XFL.

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Minisode: Week 4 – DAL vs. HOU Recap

March 2nd, 2020

14:53

Recap of the Houston Roughnecks 27-20 win over the Dallas Renegades in the first ever “Texas Throwdown.”

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Minisode: Week 4 – STL vs. SEA Recap

March 1st, 2020

13:16

Recap of the BattleHawks 23-16 victory over the Dragons in Week 4 of the XFL

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Minisode: Week 4 – NY vs. LA Recap

March 1st, 2020

11:15

Recap of the Guardians 17-14 win over Wildcats in Week 4 of the XFL.

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Episode 117: Week 4

February 28th, 2020

1:58:46

Week 4 is here and it is highlighted by the first ever “Texas Throwdown” when the Renegades and Roughnecks go at it in Arlington! On this episode we preview by talking to a participant in Sunday’s matchup from each …

Bonus: St. Louis is a Football Town

February 25th, 2020

18:29

For anyone who ever thought St. Louis is not a football town, this special bonus episode will lay that myth to rest. During our trip to the BattleHawks home opener, we met countless fans who have been waiting and …

Episode 116: Ka-Kaw is the Law

February 25th, 2020

1:34:26

From the return of pro football to St. Louis to the unexpected blow out win for the L.A. Wildcats over the DC Defenders, Week 3 was a memorable affair. This episode includes our Week 3 awards, a look at the current XFL …

Minisode: Week 3 – L.A. vs. DC Recap

February 24th, 2020

13:55

Recap of the L.A. Wildcats 39-9 victory over the DC Defenders in Week 3 of the XFL.

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Minisode: Week 3 – St. Louis vs. New York Recap

February 24th, 2020

21:54

Recap of the BattleHawks 2020 home opener victory over the Guardians in Week 3 of the XFL.

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Minisode: Week 3 – Seattle vs. Dallas Recap

February 23rd, 2020

14:33

Recap of the Dallas Renegades vs. Seattle Dragons from Week 3 of the 2020 XFL season.

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Minisode: Week 3 – Tampa Bay vs. Houston Recap

February 23rd, 2020

12:02

Recap of the Houston Roughnecks 34-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Vipers in Week 3 of the XFL 2020 season.

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Episode 115: Week 3

February 21st, 2020

1:27:13

It is time to get ready for another weekend of football with full game previews for each Week 3 match-up in the XFL! Also hear from DC Defenders Head …

Episode 114: Play Fast. Do it Again.

February 18th, 2020

1:43:50

With teams separating themselves from the rest of the pack early on, QBs speaking their minds on the sidelines during games, and coaches being put on …

Minisode: Week 2 – Houston vs. St. Louis Recap

February 17th, 2020

15:25

A recap of the Houston Roughnecks vs. St. Louis BattleHawks Week 2 game which saw Houston improve to 2-0 with a 28-24 victory.

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Minisode: Week 2 – L.A. vs. Dallas Recap

February 17th, 2020

11:22

Recap of the Renegades 25-18 Week 2 win over the L.A. Wildcats.

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Minisode: Week 2 – Seattle vs. Tampa Bay Recap

February 16th, 2020

14:48

Game recap of the Seattle Dragons 17-9 Week 2 victory over the Tampa Bay Vipers.

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Minisode: Week 2 – DC vs. New York Recap

February 16th, 2020

17:03

A recap of the DC Defenders vs. New York Guardians Week 2 matchup. Dive into how DC shut out NY 27-0 and if Matt McGloin’s frustration with the …

Episode 113: Week 2

February 14th, 2020

1:48:31

Full game previews for every Week 2 matchup, plus reaction to the announcement that the XFL Championship Game will take place in Houston on April …

Episode 112: The XFL is Good For This Country

February 11th, 2020

1:20:47

The Week 1 debut of the XFL was nothing short of spectacular! From highlight reel plays, insane insight, and epic individual performances, listen to …

Minisode: Week 1 – Dallas vs. St. Louis Recap

February 10th, 2020

15:14

This minisode features a quick recap of the Dallas Renegades and St. Louis BattleHawks matchup from Week 1. Alan and Bryant discuss how St. Louis was able to spoil the Renegades’ home opener as they react to this good …

Minisode: Week 1 – New York vs. Tampa Bay Recap

February 10th, 2020

15:20

This is a quick recap of the New York Guardians 23-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Vipers. The Guardians dominated in Week 1, so Alan and Bryant dive into why they looked so good and how Tampa Bay can rebound.

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Minisode: Week 1 – Houston vs. L.A. Recap

February 9th, 2020

18:02

PJ Walker and the Houston Roughnecks exploded on offense in front of their home crowd with a 37-17 victory over the L.A. Wildcats. Alan and Bryant recap the game and discuss how the Houston QB was able to dominate as …

Minisode: Week 1 – DC vs Seattle Recap

February 9th, 2020

16:54

This is a recap recorded live from Audi Field following the very first XFL game of the season as the DC Defenders beat the Seattle Dragons 31-19. …

Episode 111: Week 1

February 7th, 2020

1:15:16

The time has finally come! It is Week 1 of the 2020 XFL season and the 4 games on this weekend’s slate certainly have some intriguing matchups to break down.

Will DC’s aerial attack be too much for the Dragons? Can …

XFL Team Preview 2020: Tampa Bay Vipers

February 5th, 2020

3:20

Overview of the Tampa Bay Vipers heading into the 2020 season.

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XFL Team Preview 2020: St. Louis BattleHawks

February 5th, 2020

2:46

Overview of the 2020 St. Louis BattleHawks heading into the 2020 season

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XFL Team Preview 2020: Seattle Dragons

February 5th, 2020

3:06

Overview of the Seattle Dragons heading into the 2020 season.

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XFL Team Preview 2020: New York Guardians

February 5th, 2020

2:51

Overview of the New York Guardians heading into the 2020 season.

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XFL Team Preview 2020: Los Angeles Wildcats

February 5th, 2020

2:32

Overview of the L.A. Wildcats heading into the 2020 season.

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XFL Team Preview 2020: Houston Roughnecks

February 5th, 2020

2:50

Overview of the Houston Roughnecks heading into the 2020 season.

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XFL Team Preview 2020: DC Defenders

February 5th, 2020

2:32

Overview of the DC Defenders heading into the 2020 season.

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XFL Team Preview 2020: Dallas Renegades

February 5th, 2020

2:56

Overview of the Dallas Renegeads heading into the 2020 season.

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Episode 110: Preseason Predictions

February 4th, 2020

1:24:00

It is finally Week 1 and that means it is time to get final predictions in before the season officially begins! Find out who is getting picked to win MVP, Coach of the Year, and of course, which team is finishing on top …

Episode 109: We Are Ready Already!

January 31st, 2020

1:01:27

The preseason is coming to a close and Week 1 is almost upon us! Get the latest depth chart news with St. Louis announcing their starting QB along with a brief fantasy toe dip. Also, we begin the preseason prediction …

Episode 108: Rosters Are Set

January 28th, 2020

1:19:11

The 52-man rosters are now official for each team and on this episode we dive into what stands out the most about each team (on paper). Also get an idea of what each team’s on-field style may be with just a hint of …

Episode 107: Going Down to 52

January 24th, 2020

57:35

Training Camp has ended and now each team must bring their rosters down to 52 players. With those big roster announcements looming, we put a bow on training camp and discuss the biggest takeaways from the last few weeks …

Episode 106: Dress Rehearsals

January 21st, 2020

48:23

Recorded at TDECU Stadium following the first XFL scrimmage, Alan and Bryant recap what they saw after DC and Seattle squared off! Plus, Tampa Bay …

Episode 105: Camp XFL

January 19th, 2020

1:25:59

With training camp winding down, this week features insight from players as well as two of our hosts whose boots are on the ground at Camp XFL in Houston! Alan and Bryant give their take on what they have seen at …

Episode 104: This Rules!

January 12th, 2020

1:30:47

Head of Officiating Dean Blandino joins the show to explain and discuss the reimagined rules of football introduced by the XFL earlier this week. …

Rules Release Reaction Special

January 8th, 2020

1:16:08

The XFL rules were confirmed and made official today! Get instant reactions and explanations of the key changes the league is making to reimagine the …

Episode 103: This is 2020

January 5th, 2020

54:48

Training camp is underway and the rules will soon be rolled out! The first week of 2020 brings a ton to dive into including rumors surrounding the …

Episode 102: Happy Kickoff Year!

December 29th, 2019

1:07:50

It is the final episode of 2019 and this week’s show features a look into the hopes and wishes for what’s to come in 2020! Which player are you rooting for the succeed the most? Which coach is going to be the most …

Episode 101: Minicamps Come to a Close

December 22nd, 2019

1:23:36

As mini camps finish up across the XFL this week, this episode features a glimpse at what went down at Bob Stoops’ camp in Dallas as defensive end Winston Craig of the Renegades joins the program. Also, Houston’s head …

Episode 100: The 100th Episode

December 15th, 2019

1:31:34

As we celebrate 100 episodes, this week we look at what fans need the most out of an XFL mobile app and we get into some noteworthy news from Oliver Luck’s “state of the league” mini camp tour. Also, get a crash course …

Patreon Preview: Uniforms Ranked

December 12th, 2019

4:51

Preview of this week’s bonus episode where we ranked the XFL team uniforms.

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Episode 99: Full Gear

December 8th, 2019

1:38:19

On this week’s show HC/GM of the BattleHawks Jonathan Hayes explains his approach toward building a team St. Louis can be proud of as mini camps get underway. Also, QB Josh Johnson of the L.A. Wildcats discusses why he …

Uniform Reveal Reaction Show

December 4th, 2019

31:51

The XFL bombarded social media as it revealed team uniforms today! Alan and Bryant give their instant reactions after laying their eyes on these …

Episode 98: Tasty Touchdowns

December 1st, 2019

1:18:06

The XFL game ball was revealed this week, just in time for Turkey Bowls! XFL Director of Football Operations Sam Schwartzstein joins the show to explain the ball’s design and the method behind how it all came about. …

Episode 97: We Got Pep!

November 24th, 2019

1:29:23

With no shortage of news to talk about, this week’s show is an absolute monster! Get complete coverage and analysis of the following:

  • XFL Training …

Episode 96: Summit in Stamford

November 17th, 2019

1:17:40

League officials and coaches were at XFL HQ this week to discuss and plan for the next big wave of league events. We dive into what went down during this important summit and we go over how far the league has come with …

Episode 95: Just Winston Baby!

November 10th, 2019

1:07:28

ESPN announced its broadcast teams for their XFL coverage this week and along with that they promised “unprecedented access.” This week we discuss …

Episode 94: A Viper’s Voyage to 2020

November 3rd, 2019

1:08:39

This week Tampa Bay Vipers Head Coach Marc Trestman joins the show to discuss what it has been like putting together his team’s roster and staff, plus why he joined the XFL. Get a glimpse into what style of football …

Episode 93: Mark Your Calendars!

October 27th, 2019

1:16:46

This week the XFL released the schedule for the 2020 season which means the match-ups are set and fans are making plans to attend games! Find out …

XFL Schedule Release Day

October 23rd, 2019

49:19

This bonus episode is a week by week instant reaction to the recently revealed 2020 regular season schedule. Mark your calendars!

More and more …

Episode 92: The Inaugural Roster Breakdown

October 20th, 2019

1:36:38

With the XFL Draft in the rear view mirror, this week’s episode features something we’ve been waiting since January of 2018 to do…BREAK DOWN SOME ROSTERS! Go team by team with us as we try to envision what schemes and …

Episode 91: XFL Draft Preview

October 12th, 2019

1:20:35

The XFL draft pool of players has been released! This episode features analysis of some of the more interesting names in the pool via a mini mock …

Episode 90: The Draft Process

October 11th, 2019

1:15:41

This week the XFL announced its 2-day draft to take place on October 15th and 16th. Commissioner Oliver Luck joins the program to discuss how the process will work and what went into coming up with the 5 phase format. …

Episode 89: Draft Battle Plans

October 6th, 2019

1:05:35

Draft analysis has begun! This week features a look at what each team’s Head Coach/GM might be thinking when it comes to the positions they target in round 1 of the XFL Draft. Also, take a look at the “leaked” photo of …

This is NOT the XFL Show Preview: You Over Minshew Mania Yet?

October 3rd, 2019

2:53

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 88: What Will Week 1 Look Like?

September 29th, 2019

1:11:07

On this week’s show the Seattle Dragons are seemingly atop the leader board when it comes to season ticket hype, a detailed letter assumed, but not confirmed (yet), to be sent from the league to potential players is …

This is NOT the XFL Show Preview: My Team Won Better Than Your Team

September 26th, 2019

2:06

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 87: The Bad Boy Baller Dilemma

September 22nd, 2019

1:11:06

There are quite a few talented players who have recently hit the open free agent football market and a few of them come with a lot of excess baggage. This week’s show features a thorough discussion on whether or not the …

This is NOT the XFL Show Preview: It’s Going to be a Long Season

September 19th, 2019

2:00

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 86: Best Seat in the House

September 15th, 2019

1:11:57

From sideline seating to meet n’ greets, the XFL is giving fans something different when it comes to experiencing a football league. This week we break down the XFL’s more unique fan-oriented ideas. Also dive into some …

This is NOT the XFL Show Preview: It’s Going to be a Long Season

September 12th, 2019

2:44

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Episode 85: The QB List

September 8th, 2019

1:12:24

The top tier players in XFL will soon be signed to contracts and this week the process behind how they will be assigned to their teams became a little clearer. Listen and learn about the Quarterback lists coaches are …

This is NOT the XFL Show Preview: Coach O vs. Matthew McConaughey

September 5th, 2019

3:21

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Episode 84: Opportunity Week

September 1st, 2019

1:02:12

This week the NFL will cut their rosters from 90 players to 53 in each of their 32 cities. That leaves hundreds of players available who could be …

This is NOT the XFL Show Preview: Farewell Capt. Luck! Welcome Back College Football!

August 29th, 2019

2:34

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Episode 83: Choose Your Squad

August 25th, 2019

1:38:01

Capping off a history making week for the XFL, get to know the 8 new XFL teams with their names, logos, and all! Get full discussions on all 8 new …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 30 Preview: Why is Baker Mayfield Such a Jerk?

August 22nd, 2019

2:13

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The Day Team Names Were Born

August 22nd, 2019

1:03:16

Team names are officially official! This special edition of the show features all the happenings of the fateful day the XFL team identities were …

Episode 82: The First XFL Player

August 18th, 2019

1:22:09

The first player to sign with the XFL was announced this week! QB Landry Jones is officially the first player to join the league and with the announcement also came some more information on how tier 1 QBs will be …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 29 Preview: The G.O.A.T. Wide Receiver

August 15th, 2019

2:40

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Episode 81: Everybody Into the Draft Pool!

August 11th, 2019

1:01:11

This week the XFL announced they would be sending out Commissioner Invitations to free agents to enter into the league’s inaugural draft pool. Get a …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 28 Preview: Frostbite Foot

August 8th, 2019

3:20

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Episode 80: Good Crisp Broadcasts

August 4th, 2019

1:21:35

Try to picture what an XFL broadcast on Fox or ESPN will look like in your head and join us this week as we discuss which innovations might make for good TV and which might make the televised product not so good. Also, …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 27 Preview: Peak NFL Optimism

August 1st, 2019

2:15

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Episode 79: Eyes on Training Camps

July 28th, 2019

1:04:01

As NFL Training Camps are underway, this week we take a look at higher profile players rumored to be on the bubble of making their NFL teams and …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 26: Is a Georgia National Title Really Inevitable?

July 25th, 2019

2:04

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Episode 78: The Calm Before the Storm

July 21st, 2019

1:14:55

This week features a breakdown of the most interesting player at each of the 8 Summer Showcases as well as a color scheme proposal for each XFL …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 25: Talkin’ Season 2019

July 18th, 2019

2:26

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 77: The Final Summer Showcase

July 14th, 2019

1:04:56

As the league winds down the Summer Showcases and the finalized rule book draws near, the arguments are getting heated and even more interesting! …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 24: Trolling Daniel Jones

July 11th, 2019

4:11

Coin Toss: Is Madden 20 Trolling Daniel Jones?

Targeting: New College Coaches in Year One

No Huddle: Clowney, QB1 Battles, and more!

The …

Bonus: Potential XFL QBs in the NFL

July 10th, 2019

1:01:41

As NFL Training Camps draw near, we take a look at some of the lower-on-the-depth-chart quarterbacks who may have a future in the XFL. Find out which NFL camps you need to keep an eye on as an XFL fan and let us know …

Episode 76: The Comeback Period

July 7th, 2019

1:06:41

This week it is all about team names and the proposed “Comeback Period” in the XFL! As fans anticipate the revealing of team names, this week we try to understand the process of how the league is putting team identities …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 23: Fantasy True/False

July 4th, 2019

2:44

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 75: The Tampa Showcase

June 30th, 2019

58:07

It was a good week for hot XFL gossip as team name trademarks were filed for Seattle and rumors swirled about how tier 1 quarterbacks would be placed …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 22: Cali vs. the NCAA

June 27th, 2019

3:32

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 74: Summer Showcases in L.A. and Seattle

June 23rd, 2019

1:09:22

This week features breakdowns of everything going on at XFL Summer Showcases in Los Angeles and Seattle! Get interviews and recaps from the league’s player workout event in L.A. and hear from head coach Winston Moss, …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 21: Captioning McConaughey

June 20th, 2019

3:34

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Episode 73: New York and Washington D.C. Summer Showcases

June 16th, 2019

1:20:04

This week the XFL held Summer Showcases in New York and Washington D.C. Alan hit the road to cover both camps and speak to league officials as well as players. Catch his interviews with Oliver Luck, NY HC Kevin …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 20: Does Pass Blocking or Pass Rushing Win More Games?

June 13th, 2019

3:46

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Episode 72: Summer Showcases Begin!

June 9th, 2019

47:32

Summer is officially here for the XFL as showcases in Dallas and Houston kick off the league’s pursuit of talented players to fill the rosters of the 8 teams. Get reaction to news from Bob Stoops’ Dallas camp and a …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 19: Can a RB Actually Be the Leader of a Team?

June 6th, 2019

3:18

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Episode 71: Players Only

June 2nd, 2019

1:28:53

As we gear up for XFL Summer Showcases in 8 different cities, this week we speak with the players who are going to be working out for the league and one who is aspiring to just get the opportunity. Join us as XFL …

This is NOT the XFL Episode 18

May 30th, 2019

6:16

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 70: Ready For June

May 26th, 2019

1:05:30

This week features a breakdown of the June Jones press conference, the XFL’s plan for gear and equipment, and a thorough discussion on everything we know about the coming Summer Showcases along with players who have …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 17

May 23rd, 2019

2:54

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 69: A Nice Week

May 19th, 2019

55:34

A busy week in the XFL gave us the 8th and final head coach announcement, a new player personnel hire in Dallas, and key dates for the development of …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 16

May 16th, 2019

7:25

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 68: Standing For Excellence

May 12th, 2019

42:40

A blockbuster week is in the books as the XFL announced a huge TV deal with Fox and ESPN. Also, the L.A. franchise finally has their head coach/general manager and he is “feeling competitive.” Join us and get the scoop …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 15

May 9th, 2019

7:23

Coin Toss: Who won the Eli Manning/Phil Rivers trade?

Coin Toss: Who won the Eli Manning/Phil Rivers trade?

Targeting: How to celebrate NFL 100

No Huddle: Mariota expecations, Tua overrated, AAF pays in …

Special Edition: XFL TV Deal Announced!

May 7th, 2019

28:00

Special live episode featuring all the details on the newly announced XFL TV deal with ABC, Fox, and ESPN. Learn all about the XFL’s broadcast plan and get instant reaction to the huge breaking news!

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Episode 67: I Need Tickets

May 5th, 2019

49:02

The XFL announced a huge marketing partnership with Elevate Sports Ventures this week. Get the details on the goals and benefits of the XFL teaming up with Elevate as they look to begin ticket sales very soon!

Plus, …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 14

May 2nd, 2019

6:26

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Episode 66: Team 9

April 28th, 2019

51:36


The NFL Draft was this week and it will undoubtedly affect the XFL in many ways. This week we also take a look at how the first round could …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 13

April 25th, 2019

6:21

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Episode 65: 2 Coaches in 1 Week

April 21st, 2019

51:35

This week XFL New York and XFL St. Louis got their head coaches/general managers. Get a full breakdown on Kevin Gilbride and Jonathan Hayes along …

Patreon Preview: This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 12

April 18th, 2019

6:07

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

Episode 64: The XFL Shootout

April 14th, 2019

1:12:24

The Spring League has wrapped up in Texas and as the league was testing we learned a ton about potential rules that will be included in the coming …

This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 11

April 11th, 2019

5:15

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

This is the XFL Show Episode 63: Doug Whaley and Justin King – A Conversation About XFL Football Operations

April 7th, 2019

55:58

This week XFL Senior Vice President of Football Operations Doug Whaley and Manager of Football Operations Justin King join us for a conversation about everything being planned for the XFL’s on-field product. While …

Preview: This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 10

April 4th, 2019

6:00

This is a preview of our weekly Football show about everything else going on outside of the XFL. Give to our Patreon and get the full episode! Here …

This is the XFL Show Episode 62: Back to the Lab

March 31st, 2019

53:38

With two more team presidents signing on, the start of The Spring League, and significant financial news coming out, it was a very busy week on the road to 2020!

Are XFL team presidents more important hires than …

Preview: This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 9

March 28th, 2019

5:50

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This is the XFL Show Episode 61: La Presidente

March 24th, 2019

45:49

XFL L.A. is the first team to get a team president as Heather Brooks Karatz, formerly of the MLS’ LAFC, assumed the role of the head business person …

Preview: This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 8

March 21st, 2019

6:12

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This is the XFL Show Episode 60: Bye Week

March 17th, 2019

1:05:26

The XFL took the week off from announcing another head coach/general manager, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to talk about! With NFL free agency dominating the news this week, it is time to take a look at some …

Preview: This is NOT the XFL Show Episode 7

March 14th, 2019

6:08


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Episode 59: Tampa Gets Trestman

March 10th, 2019

49:51

This week’s show reacts to Marc Trestman’s introductory press conference as the new XFL Tampa Bay Head Coach/General Manager. We also welcome Dave “Softy” Mahler from 950 KJR in Seattle to discuss Jim Zorn and the XFL …

This is Not the XFL Show Episode 6 Preview

March 7th, 2019

5:41

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Episode 58: Zorn to Be Wild

March 3rd, 2019

1:16:39

The XFL’s plan to entice quality young players is taking shape, so we are breaking down the Action Network’s report on just how the league intends to do that with special signing bonuses. Also get the details on how …

This is Not the XFL Show Episode 5 Tease

March 2nd, 2019

5:12

Give to our Patreon to get the full show! Go to patreon.com/thisisthexflshow to become a gentle patron now! Here is everything that is covered this …

Episode 57: Pep Rally

February 24th, 2019

56:53

Pep Hamilton was officially introduced as the head coach/general manager of XFL D.C. this week. Join us as we discuss the hire and what type of team …

Episode 56: Hip Hip Hooray!

February 17th, 2019

1:17:36

While Bob Stoops is currently the only officially announced Head Coach/General Manager in the XFL, there are reports surfacing about a few other …

Episode 55: Big Game Bob is Back!

February 10th, 2019

56:21

This week the XFL introduced former Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Bob Stoops as the new Head Coach and General Manager of XFL Dallas. Football insider Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) joins the show to discuss why some …

Episode 54: Mr. Luck Goes to the “Big Game”

February 3rd, 2019

49:35

Oliver Luck got people hyped for the XFL as he made his way through Atlanta during the week of the “Big Game.” This week we recap everything Luck revealed and didn’t reveal, including a bombshell piece of information …

This is the XFL Show Episode 53: Maximum Exposure

January 27th, 2019

45:56

Major rumors surfaced this week about the XFL negotiating with Fox and ESPN to air games in 2020. Is it too good to be true? This week’s show hammers out why the XFL might be so coveted by the networks. We also …

This is the XFL Show Episode 52: Insuring the Future of Football

January 20th, 2019

57:45

Oliver Luck revealed that a TV deal should be announced in “about three weeks” which is right around Super Bowl Sunday. This week’s show features a …

This is the XFL Show Episode 51: To Be an XFL QB

January 13th, 2019

52:40

Who are the ideal and realistic quarterbacks the XFL could be signing this year? Run down the list of potential field generals with us on this …

This is the XFL Show Episode 50: What’s the Big Deal?

January 6th, 2019

55:52

With new information regarding details within the XFL’s stadium agreements, this week’s show takes a look at exactly what the league is giving it’s 8 …

This is the XFL Show Episode 49: Follow the Leader

December 30th, 2018

59:20

As we anticipate the NFL’s dreaded “Black Monday” and the XFL announcing the 8 Head Coaches/General Managers for their 8 teams, this week features a lengthy discussion on potential candidates. From “pie in the sky” …

This is the XFL Show Episode 48: XFL Director of Player Personnel Eric Galko

December 23rd, 2018

44:07

XFL Director of Player Personnel Eric Galko gives us a behind the scenes account of what is being done by the XFL to acquire talented players. This is a fascinating conversation where Eric discusses, in detail, the …

This is the XFL Show Episode 47: Enter the Football Laboratory

December 16th, 2018

59:26

The XFL has revealed some of the rules that will be tested out prior to the 2020 kickoff. This week we enter the “Football Laboratory” and …

This is the XFL Show Episode 46: The Great XFL Eight

December 9th, 2018

1:05:49

This week’s show recaps the most eventful week for the XFL since the return was announced in January, featuring a break down of each of the 8 …

This is the XFL Show Episode 45: Cities & Stadiums Are Officially Official

December 6th, 2018

40:32

Get a complete recap from today’s monumental press event as the XFL has now officially revealed all 8 host cities for the inaugural 2020 season. Bryant runs down all the events of the live press conference while Alan, …

This is the XFL Show Episode 44: Big City Football

December 2nd, 2018

49:24

In a week that saw multiple reports on XFL cities being chosen, this week’s episode sets the record straight as we discuss everything you need to …

This is the XFL Show Episode 43: Thankful For Football

November 25th, 2018

36:03

This week we give thanks to Football as we discuss the latest XFL news including a potential lawsuit with Adidas, CFL turmoil being good for the XFL, and how live televised betting elements in the Tiger Woods vs. Phil …

This is the XFL Show Episode 42: Optimum Scouting

November 18th, 2018

49:23

This week we learned what the salary structure for players and coaches will look like. Vince and Alan discuss what type of players and coaches the XFL will be able to attract with their tiered salary structure.

Also, a …

This is the XFL Show Episode 41: Whaley

November 11th, 2018

49:06

The XFL hired a new VP of Football Operations this week. Vince gives us the background info on the new executive working under Oliver Luck. We also hear from many XFL fans who chimed in on the XFL Fan Line this week as …

This is the XFL Show Episode 40: Title Town

November 4th, 2018

21:18

This week’s show features your reaction to the latest show topics and some interesting debates on where the XFL title game will be held.

Cover 2:

Johnny Football has no interest in the XFL…yet

Betting on every single …

This is the XFL Show Episode 39: Targeting

October 28th, 2018

42:18

The NCAA and NFL enforce targeting in different ways but both have rules in place to keep the game safer. This week’s Hot Read features a debate on …

This is the XFL Show Episode 38: No More Nicknames

October 21st, 2018

33:32

The XFL had a prominent presence at this week’s Sports Media & Technology Conference and Oliver Luck made some announcements as well as one …

This is the XFL Show Episode 37: Can There Be Too Much Football?

October 14th, 2018

40:41

Many of you reached out on social media and the XFL Fan Line in response to this week’s topic which features a debate on whether or not it is possible for the XFL, the Canadian Football League, and the Alliance of …

This is the XFL Show Episode 36: The XFL, CFL, and AAF Are Competing For Players

October 7th, 2018

39:26

Oliver Luck has stated that cities will be announced for the XFL’s return in the month of October. That is this month! Jake believes one city has it in the bag. Listen and find out what town that is, plus a thorough …

This is the XFL Show Episode 35: Why is Your City an XFL City?

September 30th, 2018

57:45

This week we open the XFL Fan Line so our listeners can state their city’s case for being an XFL city in 2020. The reaction and enthusiasm for the XFL is overwhelming and the callers are highly entertaining. Listen …

This is the XFL Show Episode 34: All Aboard the XFL Express!

September 23rd, 2018

53:27

Unpacking everything Oliver Luck talked about on last week’s show including the revelation that an original XFL city will be back in 2020, the process of finding a TV home, and why it is important to keep gimmicks away …

This is the XFL Show Episode 33: A Conversation with Commissioner Oliver Luck

September 12th, 2018

30:02

XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck joins the show for a thorough discussion about the league building process, what cities may be hosting the first eight …

This is the XFL Show Episode 32: : The USFL with Author Jeff Pearlman

September 9th, 2018

31:24

Jeff Pearlman is a New York Times best-selling author and his latest book entitled Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL 

This is the XFL Show Episode 31: Ollie In

September 2nd, 2018

18:07

Jake and Alan discuss Oliver Luck’s email to various football agents, our burning questions for the commissioner, as well as some names that were cut …

This is the XFL Show Episode 30: Fantasy XFL Football

August 26th, 2018

42:02

Cover 2:

The NCAA replaced Oliver Luck this week while the new XFL commissioner was busy having meetings about media production.

The NFL helmet rule …

This is the XFL Show Episode 29: The Pre-Pre Preseason

August 19th, 2018

35:10

Oliver Luck did some radio interviews where he revealed a few things about the XFL, including the ideal player for the league, how the league plans to broadcast it’s games, and when the league plans on announcing the …

This is the XFL Show Episode 28: Rooting For a Labor Dispute

August 12th, 2018

32:05

This week’s show examines how the NFL’s new helmet rule has looked so far in their preseason and how the XFL will approach the issue. Also, the AAF …

This is the XFL Show Episode 27: The Reimagination Committee

August 5th, 2018

43:17

Bryant gives a recap of his time at the AAF’s west coast Combine and Oakland, CA tells the XFL “no thanks.” We also discuss Oliver Luck’s formation …

This is the XFL Show Episode 26: Branding the League

July 29th, 2018

31:38

With the AAF announcing that Starter will be the official apparel provider for the league, we discuss what brands would be most beneficial to the XFL …

This is the XFL Show Episode 25: Football Under Attack!

July 22nd, 2018

37:39

Is Football under attack? This week we react to UNC head coach Larry Fedora’s comments on how Football will not be the same in 10 years. Will it cause the fall of civilization? We discuss that, plus reactions to Oliver …

This is the XFL Show Episode 24: Exclusive Content

July 15th, 2018

41:14

The AAF revealed how much their players will make and the XFL’s rap video pitch to the city of Houston was leaked. This week we discuss those topics …

This is the XFL Show Episode 23: Overtime Rules

July 8th, 2018

23:15

This week the AAF announced the dates for their tryout combine and we come up with a plan to help some of our listeners who plan to try out with the exorbitant registration fees! Also this week, the XFL asked fans what …

This is the XFL Show Episode 22: McMahon’s Millions

July 1st, 2018

40:55

This week saw more details emerge regarding just how much Vince McMahon is investing into the XFL. We also were given ball park range for player salaries. What do these figures mean and are these figures large enough to …

This is the XFL Show Episode 21: More Mailbag Fun!

June 24th, 2018

38:08

The XFL’s social media has been very active with crowd sourcing questions as they try to gauge what football fans want. This week we answer those questions and your questions sent into us @XFLShow on Facebook, Twitter, …

This is the XFL Show Episode 20: Ollie Money Bags

June 17th, 2018

37:10

Oliver Luck is getting paid handsomely to make the XFL successful. This week features a discussion on how Vince McMahon is showing that he is …

This is the XFL Show Episode 19: Commissioner Oliver Luck

June 10th, 2018

57:31

Oliver Luck was named the Commissioner of the XFL this week and we have a complete biography on the man, plus reaction to the hire and what it means …

This is the XFL Show Episode 18: Social Standings

June 3rd, 2018

46:40

This week we find out what people saying as the XFL poses more and more questions on social media by sifting through the comments sections on Twitter, PFT, and other sites talking XFL. Plus, get the latest AAF news and …

This is the XFL Show Episode 17: Survey Says!

May 27th, 2018

35:14

This week features a lengthy discussion about a survey of new ideas Alpha Entertainment released in May. The XFL was also (relatively) active on social media this week. We recap their tweets and discuss the latest AAF …

This is the XFL Show Episode 16: Gettin’ the Scoop

May 20th, 2018

35:26

This week our guest is the journalist who broke the news of the XFL’s impending return a full month before Vince McMahon’s press conference. His name …

This is the XFL Show Episode 15: This is the L.A. Xtreme

May 13th, 2018

48:28

This week Alan and Bryant chronicle what it was like for them as fans of the first and only XFL Champions, the Los Angeles Xtreme. Go on a journey …

This is the XFL Show Episode 14: Ready to Rage with Orlando Rumors!

May 6th, 2018

33:51

The XFL has reportedly reached out to Orlando as a potential host city for one of the 8 teams. Is this a smart move considering the AAF has already …

This is the XFL Show Episode 13: Old School

April 30th, 2018

24:36

This week we’re asking if the XFL should be taking a more traditional approach to football in order to separate itself from the NFL and AAF. Do you …

This is the XFL Show Episode 12: Mail Time!

April 22nd, 2018

24:54

Answering listener questions on sports betting/fantasy impact on XFL and the great AAF/XFL conspiracy. Plus highlights from Steve Spurrier’s introductory press conference for Orlando’s AAF team.

Hit us up on social …

This is the XFL Show Episode 11: No News is Frustrating News

April 15th, 2018

24:58

Recapping conversations from New Orleans with XFL Fans/Doubters. Steve Spurrier joins the AAF which announced Orlando as their first host city. Are you getting anxious with the lack of XFL news?

Hit us up on social …

This is the XFL Show Episode 10: Quick Report From Bourbon Street

April 12th, 2018

6:04

Unfortunately our interviews (about 11 of them) were all lost over the weekend. No excuses though. We messed up. Here is our apology and a little bit …

This is the XFL Show Episode 9: XFL City Madness East Region

April 1st, 2018

46:31

This week we finish our XFL City Madness month with the final 2 cities in the Eastern Region. These two cities will be the final pieces to the 8 team …

This is the XFL Show Episode 8: The Alliance of American Football

March 25th, 2018

51:00

With the announcement of the new Alliance of American Football league this week, many questions have been raised as to how this will affect the XFL. Fear, interest, and conspiracy theories ran amok and this week we …

This is the XFL Show Episode 7: XFL City Madness Western Region

March 18th, 2018

1:07:15

Our march through the madness of picking the best cities for the 8 XFL teams in 2020 continues this week as we pick two western cities. Last week …

This is the XFL Show Episode 6: XFL City Madness Northern Region

March 11th, 2018

54:33

Our march through the madness of picking the best cities for the 8 XFL teams in 2020 continues this week as we pick two northern towns that are prime and ready to host an XFL team. Last week OKC and Orlando survived the …

This is the XFL Show Episode 5: XFL City Madness Southern Region

March 4th, 2018

50:16

It is March and with the madness spreading across the nation, it is the perfect time to make some brackets and figure out which cities should host …

This is the XFL Show Episode 4: Rules is Rules

February 25th, 2018

51:37

This week we review the major rule changes in the original XFL and create a foundation of 3 Golden Rules for the new XFL in 2020.

This week’s …

This is the XFL Show Episode 3

February 18th, 2018

46:01

This week we take a close look at the types of names and players the XFL should target and promote. Who should be the “face that runs the place?” …

This is the XFL Show Episode 2

February 11th, 2018

35:53

This week we discuss the league’s clever Tweets poking fun at the NFL on Super Bowl Sunday, as well as famous college players already expressing …

This is the XFL Show Episode 1

February 4th, 2018

41:55

Vince McMahon announced the rebirth of the XFL on January 25th, 2018. This week on the debut episode of This is the XFL, we dissect everything the head of the league said, as well as everything written and said in …

This is the XFL Show Preview Episode

January 27th, 2018

4:50

Welcome to the preview episode of This is the XFL Show! Here we detail what you can expect from these weekly podcasts and that is anything and everything related to the XFL! From the birth of the league to it’s current …

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