The Rock and his business partner (and ex-wife) Dany Garcia were on Get Up this morning on ESPN discussing some of their plans for the newest iteration of the XFL. Among those plans included new coaches (listed below) and a popular rules analyst to help with officiating and new innovations. What was not mentioned was where the teams will be located. And as many in this City have experienced before, that can be a good or bad thing if your number is called.
The good news is that its just another thing to pay attention to and take some civic pride in. No one every complained their city had TOO much to do. Right?
The bad news is, you can wrap your arms around it and it can disappear before you're able to buy your 2nd beer at the concession stand.
I'm here to say...BRING IT. We want the XFL in Orlando. I want to start the movement, I want this station to be involved, I want our listeners involved. At some point a spring football league is going to work, I mean its due. We've seen this concept fail so many times, someone has to get it right eventually, and I think Dwayne Johnson is that guy. Orlando is ripe for this. Top 20 TV market, booming in population, and no pro football team to speak of. Sorry Preds. Let's get back on the spring football horse!
This from ESPN.com:
The XFL has finalized the hiring of all eight head coaches for its 2023 return to the field, owners Dany Garcia and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced Wednesday on ESPN's Get Up!
The list includes former NFL head coaches Wade Phillips and Jim Haslett, as well as longtime Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops, who served a similar role during the XFL's pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The remainder of the coaches are all former NFL players: Terrell Buckley, Hines Ward, Rod Woodson, Reggie Barlow and Anthony Becht.