XFL Pressrow



WWFE and NBC to discontinue XFL
World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. in conjunction with its joint venture partner, NBC, announced Thursday that it will discontinue its professional football league, the XFL. The decision was made after determining that the additional investment required to further develop the XFL was not commensurate with the potential return and the risk inherent in pursuing the venture.
Tommy Maddox named XFL Player of the Year
It’s official. He’s back. Tommy Maddox, who thrilled Los Angeles football fans in the early nineties as the star quarterback at UCLA, was named the inaugural XFL Player of the Year for the 2001 season. The Los Angeles Xtreme quarterback was selected by a panel of XFL team executives, media and broadcasters.
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XFL names first All-League team
The XFL today named its first All-League Team as voted by players and coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. The All-XFL Team is made up of 24 players, 11 each from offense and defense, one kicker and one special teams addition.
Million Dollar Game Conference Call
Read the full transcript of Wednesday's XFL Million Dollar Game Conference Call with Tommy Maddox, Mike Pawlawski, Jim Skipper and Al Luginbill.
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First Million Dollar Game Comes to Los Angeles
It's Tommy Maddox, Mike Pawlawski and Pat Barnes. It's Death Blow and Jermaine Miles. It's a former roofer and a high school drama teacher. It's the Million Dollar Game between the Los Angeles Xtreme and the San Francisco Demons and it's on tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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Xtreme pair share offensive award
Rashaan Shehee and Saladin McCullough share time in Los Angeles' backfield and also share a bit of distinction this week. The XFL named the running backs the latest recipients of the Offensive Player of the Week award. New York/New Jersey's Joey Eloms took the defensive award.
XFL Names Championship “The Million Dollar Game”TM
With a $1 million bonus riding on its outcome, the XFL today announced that its April 21 Championship Game, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on NBC, has been named the "Million Dollar Game." In addition, the league has modified its point after touchdown rule by adding two and three-point conversions to its existing one-point effort. Beginning with the two playoff games, teams will choose whether to go for one point from the one-yard-line, two points from the five or three points from the 10.
The Western Division title and the final playoff spot in the East will be up for grabs this weekend as the XFL enters week ten, the final regular-season games of its inaugural season. The San Francisco Demons and Los Angeles Xtreme square off this Saturday night (8:00 p.m. ET on NBC) in the regular-season finale, with the Western Division championship and the right to host the second seed in the East in the first round of the playoffs on the line. The loser will finish as the second seed in the West and travel to Orlando to face the Eastern Division champion Rage, who were 5-0 at home this season. 
Streaking Chicago sweeps player of the week honors again
The XFL named Chicago Enforcers QB Kevin McDougal as its Offensive Player of the Week and teammate LB Jamie Baisley as its Defensive Player of the Week for week nine, marking the second consecutive week in which Enforcers players have swept the awards.
XFL expansion committee visits Detroit
Members of the XFL expansion committee today visited Detroit, touring legendary Tiger Stadium and meeting with Mayor Dennis Archer, XFL President Basil V. DeVito, Jr., announced. The trip to Detroit comes two days after league officials visited Washington, D.C. In addition to the tour of Tiger Stadium, which the NFL’s Detroit Lions called home for many years, the party also looked at prospective practice facilities and potential team office space.
The XFL’s inaugural post-season technically will not begin until April 14, but the playoffs for all practical purposes begin this weekend as all eight teams are still alive in the hunt to play in the “The Million Dollar Game”.
Avery and Ivy sweep player of the week honors for Enforcers
The XFL named Chicago Enforcers RB John Avery as its Offensive Player of the Week and teammate DB Corey Ivy as its Defensive Player of the Week for week eight. The Windy City duo led the Enforcers to a crucial, 13-0, win over the Birmingham Thunderbolts on Sunday night, giving Chicago control of its playoff destiny.
League eyes expansion possibilities
“Our business plan calls for league expansion in either year two or three so we have formed an expansion committee to examine the feasibility of adding at least two-to-four teams in that time frame,” said XFL President Basil DeVito, Jr. “We have had requests from a number of cities who would like to join the XFL, and we have targeted several for early visits. First on the list is the nation’s capital.”
Las Vegas visits Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET Saturday (Broadcast nationally on NBC) in the highlighted game of this week's XFL lineup. The league's latest players of the week meet on the field as Vegas defensive end Carl Simpson tries to chase down the Xtreme's ace thrower Tommy Maddox. 
With seven XFL teams all in the hunt for three remaining playoff spots, the XFL today announced a new schedule for the final weekend of the regular season, Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8. 
Tommy Maddox, Carl Simpson named players of the week
The XFL named Los Angeles Xtreme QB Tommy Maddox as its Offensive Player of the Week and Las Vegas Outlaws DT Carl Simpson as its Defensive Player of the Week for week seven. The award winners will meet head-to-head when the Xtreme (5-2) and the Outlaws (4-3) battle for first place in the Western Division this Saturday at the Los Angeles Coliseum (8:00 p.m. ET on NBC).
With just four games remaining in the XFL regular season, three of the four playoff spots are up for grabs, and XFL teams are getting offensive in their pursuit of the million-dollar prize. The Orlando Rage (6-0) have clinched one of the two Eastern Division playoff spots, but the remaining three slots are still wide open as the season heads into the back stretch. And with the three places still undecided, overall scoring in the XFL was up for the third consecutive weekend as offenses around the league begin to find their stride just in time for the battle for the playoff spots. 
Druckenmiller, Trout Week 6 MVPs
The XFL today named Memphis Maniax QB Jim Druckenmiller as its Offensive Player of the Week and New York/New Jersey Hitmen S Brad Trout as its Defensive Player of the Week for week six. Druckenmiller completed 26 of 40 passes for 413 yards and three touchdowns in Memphis' 29-23 win over Chicago Saturday night. Brad Trout recorded a key interception as NY/NJ upset San Francisco at Pac Bell Park.
The undefeated Orlando Rage will look to clinch the first XFL playoff spot this weekend when they host the West-leading Las Vegas Outlaws on Saturday night at the Citrus Bowl (8:00 p.m. ET on NBC). An Orlando win, coupled with losses by the Chicago Enforcers and New York/New Jersey Hitmen, would guarantee the Rage one of the two playoff spots in the Eastern Division. 
Kevin McDougal and Jermaine Miles named players of the week
Chicago quarterback Kevin McDougal and San Francisco defensive end Jermaine Miles were named the offensive and defensive players of the week respectively for the XFL's Week 5.
Outlaws clash with Enforcers at Soldier Field Sunday on TNN
Las Vegas comes into Soldier field to take on John Avery and the Chicago Enforcers this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on TNN. Bob Golic and Craig Minervini handle the broadcasting duties while Lee Reherman and Kip Lewis follow the action from the sidelines. 
Rage put unbeaten streak on line against Maniax on UPN
Jeff Brohm and the 4-0 Eastern Division-leading Orlando rage head into the Liberty Bowl this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on UPN. Jim Druckenmiller tries to lead Memphis to its second straight upset win. 
Bump and Run coverage eliminated
Salaam, Raybon take week 4 awards
Only one winless team left after Saturday
Demons' Battle, Bolt's Butler named week three's best
Outlaws release Cawley, sign Grieb
XFL hits paydirt with No Fair Catch Rule
Vegas' defense takes on LA's offense
Copeland, Brown named Players of the Week
XFL on UPN makes primetime debut
First ever XFL Players of the Week
Pro Football Is Back In LA
XFL Supplemental Draft Results
XFL Player Allocation Selection System (P.A.S.S.) - The XFL Draft
XFL Territorial Selections
XFL P.A.S.S. Rules
NBC names Jesse Ventura Color Analyst
Behind the scenes of the XFL Cheerleaders commercial shoot
Survival of the fittest
Original XFL Press Releases
A compendium of original press releases from 2000, shortly after the formation of the league was announced.  Relive the excitement!
World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. announces the formation of the XFL - a new professional football league
WWF ready to launch rival football league
Don't bet against McMahon
Real football, real fans
XFL hires sports business veteran, Billy Hicks, as vice president of administration
NBC and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Form Strategic Partnership for XFL
UPN To Broadcast XFL Live Sunday Nights Beginning February 2001
XFL names Steve Griffith to head league Public Relations office
XFL, Teamwork On-Line recruiting generates blockbuster results
Former Bears executive joins the XFL
The XFL finds a home in Soldier Field!
Hey Memphis - here comes the XFL!
The XFL comes to Orlando!
Legendary Chicago Bears linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Famer and XFL CHICAGO HEAD COACH!
XFL Confirms team for Birmingham to play at Legion Field
XFL names Spalding first official licensee
The XFL heads out west!
Professional football returns to Los Angeles - and Las Vegas!
Three big announcements from the XFL!
Orlando XFL names Galen Hall Head Coach and Director of Football Operations
XFL to hold tryout camps
What they're saying about the XFL
Success is in the cards
XFL Training Camps get underway
Commentaries by Matt Duda
What it means...
February 3, 2001

A dashing debut
February 9, 2001

Outlaws bring top defense, uncertainty on offense to the Xtreme
February 16, 2001

Players, coaches should become reporters themselves
February 21, 2001

Backups not always second-rate
March 8, 2001

Week 9 pours gasoline on the playoff fire
March 27, 2001

XFL games are no night at the opera
April 6, 2001

Skipper's forecast calls for a shower
April 16, 2001

Xtreme to question Demons scoring ability
April 19, 2001

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