XFL: Like or Dislike?
Personally, I really enjoyed all the games. I watched all 4 this weekend. I wasn't sure at first, because the first game started off really slow, but it really picked up in the last half. One thing I love, is the transparency of the play calling, play reviews, and communication between the coaches and players. It really adds a new inside look at how the game is played and what really goes into decision making. Overall, XFL wasn't what I expected. I was definitely looking for some more relaxed rules on hard hits and roughing calls, but in today's world, I think that's a thing of the past. My pal Nick and I watched all the games together. Nick is actually who gave me the idea to write this. He's a bigger sports nut than I am, and we both agree. The XFL isn't what we expected, but it definitely gets two thumbs up from the both of us. Our Renegades didn't come out with the win this week, but it was still a good game and some solid football. Considering how new all the teams are, I think that's the one thing I was impressed with over all more than anything. It was 4 games of good solid football.
Now there are a few things I don't like. I don't like that the NFL can just watch the XFL experiment with rules, see which ones work, then adopt what they want, and leave the XFL to crash and burn if certain rules don't work out. I don't really think that's fair. I don't like that if anyone in the XFL is truly talented, they'll be gone the following year. It's like college in that aspect but with college, you at least keep players for a few years. The rosters in the XFL will change every year I'm assuming, and all our favorite players will get drafted. I think this sets the XFL up for long term failure. If the NFL gets to just cherry pick rules and players from the XFL, they should have to pay for it. That's just my opinion. This will only benefit the NFL while eventually tearing apart the XFL. I really don't see a way around that.