The New Football League That is Taking the Sports World by Storm


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Jake Wiener, Sports Editor

 The XFL kicked off its opening weekend with four games. This new developmental football league is full of former NFL or CFL players that are looking to climb their way back up to the NFL. The XFL is structured to create a faster paced game and more scoring than normal NFL games, and certain rules make the game more entertaining than NFL games. For example, the kickoffs after a score are made shorter to avoid high-speed collisions. The point after touchdowns are also different, with three choices to convert on the attempt: a 1pt, 2pt, or 3pt conversion. The average attendance at the four games this past weekend was about 17,000 people, according to While it’s very early to tell if the XFL can become a major success, it definitely is on its way to success.