"…and the bet here is that one of NBC’s highest-rated
programs will be ‘Saturday Night XFL’ next winter…"
Nick Cafardo, The
Sunday Boston Globe
"...perhaps the XFL will give the "No
Fun League" a swift kick in the butt by reminding everyone
why football is cool."
Michael Silver, Sports
"Sources in the broadcast industry say it's
not hard to understand why NBC is now partnered with the WWF for
the new league...the chance to put on a sport that has the potential
to draw a huge, young male audience made the XFL more than a viable
Leonard Shapiro, The Washington
"If you are a traditional sports fan who
can remember the days Roger Staubach played for the Cowboys, you
will watch. You will tune in to the network primetime, Saturday
night debut of...the XFL in February."
Barry Horn, The
Dallas Morning News
"I believe the combination of these two organizations
(WWF & NBC) will make XFL football one of the best built brands
in all of sports."
Vince McMahon, Chairman
World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc.
absolute key to the success of this league lies in the incredible
success Vince McMahon has had throughout
his career in reaching the most elusive
audience in television…young males."
Ebersol, Chairman NBC Sports and Olympics
"We're talking about bringing the best football
people at the highest possible level. Make no mistake about it,
we are going to do this in a big way."
Basil DeVito, President XFL