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The XFL Year Book


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Relive the fun and excitement of the XFL and their one and only season.

The XFL was a professional  football league that played for one season in 2001. The league was founded by Vince McMahon, better known as the owner of World Wrestling Entertainment. The XFL was intended to be a major professional sports league complement to the offseason of the NFL, but failed to find an audience and folded after its first season.

Created as a joint venture between NBC and the World Wrestling Federation under the company name "XFL, LLC", the XFL was created as a "single-entity league", meaning that the teams were not individually owned and operated franchises (as in the NFL), but that the league was operated as a single business unit. Vince McMahon's original plan was to purchase the CFL, which had been on the verge of going under.

The XFL was originally conceived to build on the success of the NFL and professional wrestling. It was hyped as "real" football without penalties for roughness and with fewer rules in general. The loud games featured players and coaches with microphones and cameras in the huddle and in the locker rooms. Stadiums featured trash-talking public address announcers and very scantily-clad cheerleaders. Instead of a pre-game coin toss, XFL officials put the ball on the ground and let a player from each team scramble for it to determine who received the kickoff option, which, unsurprisingly, led to the first XFL injury. This type of "coin-toss" has since been referred to as the "injury zone."

Notable players included league MVP and Los Angeles quarterback Tommy Maddox, who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the XFL folded (Maddox later became the starting quarterback for the Steelers in 2002 and led them to that year's playoffs, as well as continuing to start for them into 2004).

 Los Angeles used the first pick in the XFL draft to select another future NFL quarterback, Scott Milanovich. Milanovich lost the starting quarterback job to Maddox, who was placed on the Xtreme as one of a handful of players put on each team due to geographic distance between the player's college and the team's hometown.

Another of the better-known players was Las Vegas running back Rod Smart, who first gained popularity because the name on the back of his jersey read "He Hate Me." Smart, who was only picked 357th in the draft, later went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, and the Oakland Raiders, thus becoming the second XFL player (after receiver Yo Murphy did as a member of the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI) to play in a Super Bowl, participating in Super Bowl XXXVIII, which his team lost. 

Maddox became the third former XFL player to play for a Super Bowl team (Pittsburgh Steelers), in Super Bowl XL in Detroit, and he is the first to win a Super Bowl ring (although Maddox, by then a third-string quarterback, did not play in the game, which turned out to be his last appearance in uniform before retiring). Also former Heisman trophy winner and University of Colorado and Chicago Bears running back Rashaan Salaam played with the Memphis Maniax for a short time but his career was marred by injuries.

On April 21, 2001, the season concluded as the Los Angeles Xtreme defeated the San Francisco Demons 38-6 in the XFL Championship Game (which was originally given the Zen-like moniker "The Big Game at the End of the Season", but was later dubbed the Million Dollar Game, after the amount of money awarded to the winning team).

Can you lead the Xtreme to a title?  Can the Demons win it all?  Perhaps you can guide the talented team from Orlando to the title?

Order the year book today to find out!

This yearbook is printed in full color and includes complete standings, a full schedule, League Leaders, and pictures of the team's uniforms, helmets and logos.  The price of this yearbook reflects the intensive amount of color printing. All team rating sheets are printed on card stock.

  • Shipping Weight: 0.5lbs
  • 9999 Units in Stock

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 22 October, 2007.

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