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Vince McMahon's plan to perhaps try his hand again at a professional football league came more into focus Thursday.


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Everybody needs to listen to the 'Something to Wrestle' with Bruce Prichard podcast about the XFL.

Vince, you jacked the first attempt at the XFL. As the old saying goes "you live and you learn." Hopefully VKM has learned his lessons and will make the XFL a legitimate league. The NFL is having an all-time low attendance, an all-time low TV viewing numbers, sponsors are dropping out left & right.... this would be the perfect time for the XFL to have a great run.

My suggestions to improve the XFL from the 2001 product.
- The XFL needs to incorporate as many WWE elements as they can. The WWE is Hot right now... social media, YouTube, WWE Network subscriptions, live events.... College football is more a WWE type event that the NFL is. Fans want the theatrics, fans want to see 'fights', fans want to see the coaches talk trash before the game. The more of a 'dramatic' feel to the XFL, the better it will be.
- PAT's in the 1st & 3rd qtrs. 2 pt. Conv. in the 2nd, 4th qtrs. & OT.
- Allow Fair Catches on Punts & Kickoff's.
- Pay players regardless of who wins or looses.
- Scrap the Bump & Run pass coverage rule.
- Scrap the Opening Scramble. Replace it with a legit sumo type wrestling event where the goal is to push the other player out of circle to Win the opening kickoff.
- Allow celebrations. (If it can be shown on network TV, it will be allowed.)
- Let the other team cut promo's before and during the game on the stadium sound system/video board.


Vince, I hope you read BGR.... but take these suggestions under advisement.
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Everybody needs to listen to the 'Something to Wrestle' with Bruce Prichard podcast about the XFL.

Vince, you jacked the first attempt at the XFL. As the old saying goes "you live and you learn." Hopefully VKM has learned his lessons and will make the XFL a legitimate league. The NFL is having an all-time low attendance, an all-time low TV viewing numbers, sponsors are dropping out left & right.... this would be the perfect time for the XFL to have a great run.

My suggestions to improve the XFL from the 2001 product.
- The XFL needs to incorporate as many WWE elements as they can. The WWE is Hot right now... social media, YouTube, WWE Network subscriptions, live events.... College football is more a WWE type event that the NFL is. Fans want the theatrics, fans want to see 'fights', fans want to see the coaches talk trash before the game. The more of a 'dramatic' feel to the XFL, the better it will be.
- PAT's in the 1st & 3rd qtrs. 2 pt. Conv. in the 2nd, 4th qtrs. & OT.
- Allow Fair Catches on Punts & Kickoff's.
- Pay players regardless of who wins or looses.
- Scrap the Bump & Run pass coverage rule.
- Scrap the Opening Scramble. Replace it with a legit sumo type wrestling event where the goal is to push the other player out of circle to Win the opening kickoff.
- Allow celebrations. (If it can be shown on network TV, it will be allowed.)
- Let the other team cut promo's before and during the game on the stadium sound system/video board.


Vince, I hope you read BGR.... but take these suggestions under advisement.
Keep the same player safety rules the NFL has. Legit players do not want to be play in a league that is any more unsafe than needs to be.
- All XFL employees will Stand & respect the American flag and National Anthem. This can be what separates the XFL from the NFL.
- NO Helmet to Helmet contact.
- NO Direct attacks to the knees. Tackling at the legs and going straight for the knees are different.
- NO hitting any player after the play is over.
- Keep the Defenseless player rules from the NFL.
- Keep the same Personal Foul & Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalties for true infractions of game action that can result in injuries. Not for celebrations, taunting or any other non-game action.
- Allow each teams players & coaches so many promo's per game using the stadium PA system and video boards.
- Keep the same size field and goal post specs as the NFL.
- Keep the same game time and play clock time as the NFL.
- Have WWE type entrances for the teams. Meaning depending on the city, one team needs to be the Face and one team needs to be the Heel.

Fans aren't gonna come to an XFL game to watch amazing football plays. Fans will come to be entertained. NFL fans are not being entertained at home or in the stadium.
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