|Welcome to the new home of the Los Angeles
Xtreme, the 2001 XFL Champions! The Xtreme started off
slow, but once they got rolling, they seemed unstoppable.
In the preseason, the Xtreme was touted as the team to beat, and
they lived up to this reputation. Scott Milanovich was initially
anticipated to be the star quarterback of the team, but Tommy Maddox
unseated him in the preseason. Maddox went on to win XFL Player
of the Year. After losing their season opener to the San Francisco
Demons, the Xtreme hosted the winless Chicago Enforcers in Week
2. The game became a shootout, going into double overtime,
before the Xtreme emerged victorious 39-32. Kicker Jose Cortez
missed several field goals that could have won the game, and the
team's frustration was highlighted by a Tommy Maddox sideline tirade.
Most of the first half of the game wasn't even broadcast, as an
NBC generator ran out of gas! The game ran so long that it
delayed the live broadcast of Saturday Night Live, hosted by singer
Jennifer Lopez. SNL producer Lorne Michaels was reportedly
so upset about the delay that NBC had to make changes to their XFL
broadcast scheduling, including cutting away to SNL in the case
of another overtime game.
The Xtreme hosted the Memphis Maniax in Week 4, going up against
Maniax quarterback Jim Druckenmiller. The weather was miserable,
with a constant downpour soaking the already-waterlogged field.
The game became one of constant fumbles and mistakes caused by the
rain, and the Maniax emerged victorious. But the Xtreme came
alive after this loss, and won every subsequent game
except another against Memphis! The Xtreme even steamrolled
over undefeated Orlando Rage in Week 7. The team rounded out
their regular season with a shutout against San Francisco, 24-0,
to end at 7-3. In the playoffs, the team once again hosted
the Chicago Enforcers, but this time handily defeated them in regulation
play. The Xtreme hosted the San Francisco Demons in the Championship
Game, named the Million Dollar Game. The Demons fell to the
victorious Xtreme 38-6, and the Xtreme players split a $1 million
jackpot; each player received just over $25,000 each. Quarterback
Tommy Maddox was named the game's MVP, and the XFL Player of the
Everything is coming online, slowly but surely! Photo slideshows
are operational on the Multimedia page, and video clips will soon
be available. Unique and autographed memorabilia and team
items are featured on the Memorabilia
page. Thanks for visiting!