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August News

Landry Singing XFLcom
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Here we go! The leagues first signing: Landry Jones

XFL Newsroom Draft Tracker
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Get ready for the draft in October.

Draft Invitee Tracker via XFL Newsroom.

OU Daily
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Bob Stopps was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports HOF. Full Text of his speech here.

XFL Draft Invites
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Big milestone in the team building process. XFL sending out first wave of draft invites to players.


July News

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Graphic: xflplus

Coverage of the St. Louis Summer Showcase from bnd.com. Last one we have.

Photo: xfl2k.com*
Photo: xfl2k.com*

Great article going over what is next for the XFL at this point. Good stuff on game play and rules, what coming as far as team names and the draft.

xflboard
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Good piece by @MMXFLBoard on xflboard.com about keeping the speed of game up and rules designed to help achieve that.

Getting To Know Presidents
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More 'Getting to Know' features from xfl2k.com. This time going over the Team Presidents.

Summer Showcase Logo
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Nice wrap up of the June Summer Showcases and some rules/gameplay.

*Scroll down two sections for previous months.


Cities and Venues

Dallas - Globe Life Park

Houston - TDECU Stadium

Los Angeles -  Dignity Health Sports Park

New York - MetLife Stadium

Seattle - CenturyLink Field

St Louis - The Dome at America's Center

Tampa Bay - Raymond James Stadium

Washington DC - Audi Field


BoB Awards

Best of the Best articles previously linked to on XFL Plus.

 

XFL Plus Care of

June 2019:

 

Article on the first Summer Showcase from XFL Plus and XFLNewsroom.com. Not trying to be vain linking my own piece but I figured the first XFL Summer Showcase should indeed be in this list. And I was lucky enough to be there.

Sports Illistraded
Sports Illistraded

May 2019:

 

A great feature article profiling Oliver Luck from MMQB on si.com. Written by Dan Green.

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CBS Sports

May 2019:

 

Quick run-down on all eight head coaches from cbssport.com. Good one stop shop for brief overview on them.

USA Today
USA Today

April 2019:

 

Interesting article on the demise of the AAF and how the XFL may differ. 

ESPN
ESPN

Feb 2019:

 

The first Head Coach hiring. XFL names Bob Stoops Head Coach / General Manger of Dallas.

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CBS Sports

Dec 2018:

 

Can't have an XFL Plus Hall of Fame article list without mentioning the announcement of the XFL cities and stadiums. The is what really kicked off my passion to go all in and start making this site.


Articles and Information Timeline

June 2019

 

XFL Plus article on getting to know the stadiums the league will play in, and ranking them.

 

Tampa Bay Summer Showcase coverage from XFL News Hub again as the local media didn't write up too much about it.

 

Los Angeles Summer Showcase recap focusing on former NFL players trying out. 

 

Write up on the Seattle Summer Showcase via The Seattle Times.

 

Washington DC Summer Showcase recap by XFL News Hub.

 

Mike Mitchell of XFLBoard.com posted a good recap of the New York Summer Showcase.

 

Stephan Rachuk of xflnewsroom.com does a nice write up on the Houston Summer Showcase.

 

XFL Plus report on the Dallas Summer Showcase via the good folks at xfl2k.com.

 

A short video from Oliver Luck about the upcoming Summer Showcases visiting all eight team cities.

 

May 2019

 

Quick rundown on all eight Head Coaches.

 

The final piece of the coaching puzzle, Houston hires June Jones.

 

XFL Dallas lands Daryl Johnston for front office position.

 

The penultimate HC/GM hiring, Los Angeles gets their coach.

 

TV deals are announced and it looks like they were worth the wait.

 

XFL teaming up with Elevate for ticket sales.

 

A great feature article profiling Oliver Luck from MMQB on si.com. Written by Dan Green.

 

 

April 2019

 

xfl2k.com has some good notes and a video with Oliver Luck.

 

St. Louis now has their Head Coach/GM with the hiring of Jon Hayes.

 

New Head coach/GM of XFL New York, Kevin Gilbride announced.

 

Good write up on practices and testing new ideas at The Spring League in Austin, TX.

 

Interesting article on the demise of the AAF and how the XFL may differ.

 

March 2019

 

Former NFL and CFL head coach Marc Trestman named Head Coach/GM of Tampa Bay franchise.

 

Feb 2019

 

Seattle gets local hero Jim Zorn for Head Coach/GM of their franchise.

 

All head coaches to be named by end of March.

 

Sure enough Pep Hamilton named Head Coach / GM of XFL DC.

 

Possible DC coach / GM?

 

XFL names Bob Stoops Head Coach / General Manger of Dallas.

 

Dallas coach to be name Thursday.

 

 

Jan 2019

 

Rumors of Bob Stoops, former National Championship winner with the Oklahoma Sooners on joining the XFL coaching ranks.

 

Jeffrey Pollack named President and COO.

 

TV Rumors of XFL talking with Fox and ESPN while AAF further aligning itself with NFL.

 

Oliver Luck interview. He talks about keeping the kickoff and broadcasting games on real TV. 

 

XFL announces it may not follow NFL draft eligibility rules.

 

St Louis Dome details for the city announced and some say the XFL is already being a good partner and giving the city a good deal.

 

 

Dec 2018

 

A long good interview with Oliver Luck, in audio format. 

 

Quarterbacks may be hired as soon as next quarter.

 

XFL Cities and Venues Announced.

 

This is The XFL Show had Oliver Luck on (from Sep 2018). 

 

Good article on some of the strategic differences between the XFL and AAF.

One of the original CBS stories on the XFL coming back.


XFL Community Notables

Don't forget to get XFL gear and reserve season tickets at XFL.com.

 

XFLNewsroom.com has good articles by Stephan Rachuk @XFL2Kcom with most all breaking news you will need to help keep us up to speed on the XFL. The site also includes a staff tracker  to keep track of coaching hires for each team.

 

This Week in the XFL also by @XFLNewsroom, is a good You tube show released every Friday on all important topics from the previous week.

 

Another good site for XFL info and discussion is XFL  Board. Mike Mitchell @MikeMitchellXFL has some good writing there.

 

Another breaking news site at XFL News Hub. They also have a good weekly recap podcast.

 

Good podcasts at This is the XFL Podcast.

 

And more podcasts at This is the XFL Show

 

So far one of the only other mainstream sports site with an XFL direct sub page: https://bleacherreport.com/xfl. Maybe others to follow.


Plus Some Random Stuff

A few notes on something you might not normally read

June

 

What do the tire sizes mean? And here is a tire size comparison tool.

 

May

 

A few dual-color combinations and what they might mean as we ponder the XFL team names and logos.

 

April

 

Some guy wins over $1 million betting on Tiger to win the Masters.

 

Good long column on how Tiger won the Masters, if you want another view and not the standard news stories like all over this week.

 

Feb

 

Check out some of the best grills of 2019 for all occasions and cooking needs.

 

Jan

 

Lots thought the automobile economy market might be best demographic for electric to start with, but it looks like performance cars may be getting started just as much or more.

 

AMA Supercross runs January through May. If you want some more action after Saturday night's game check out NBC Sports.

 

Dec

 

Ski season will now be in full swing. Forbes has their latest Top 10 North American Ski Resorts list out.

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