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Interesting, they only bought it for $15 million, hours BEFORE the auction. With some suggesting.it would have gone for more if it actually made it to auction.

Might be interesting to see if bankruptcy creditors or other buyers try to make legal arguments that this sell should be invalid and it should be official auctioned off.



Dwayne Johnson, a former pro wrestler who has become a major film and TV star, is buying the XFL, according to Scott Soshnick of Sportico.com.

Per the report, Johnson teamed up with RedBird Capital and pressed the “buy it now” button, making the purchase only hours before an auction was due to begin. They’ll pay a total of $15 million, splitting the price equally.



New owner Dwayne Johnson will be actively involved in the XFL
Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2020, 10:24 AM EDT

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed that he’s buying the XFL. His initial statement creates a clear impression that he’ll be actively involved in the management and direction of the league.

“The acquisition of the XFL with my talented partners, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, is an investment for me that’s rooted deeply in two things — my passion for the game and my desire to always take care of the fans,” Johnson said, via Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com. “With pride and gratitude for all I’ve built with my own two hands, I plan to apply these callouses to the XFL, and look forward to creating something special for the players, fans, and everyone involved for the love of football.”

I'm hoping the league resumes. It was a good option. Hell, allow High School graduates to play. Screw college. Do you what you love, the money will follow.
If the NFL kneels and the XFL stands, I seriously might switch.
Originally Posted by: dyeah_gb 

If the NFL kneels and the XFL stands, I seriously might switch.

Couldn't care less who stands, who kneels or for what reason. Just don't care to hear about it through the first damn quarter on "OMG so-so was kneeling" or "OMG so so was not kneeling". As if kneeling or not can somehow fortify ones character.

Once kickoff happens, keep the commentary about the game, not what did or did not happen before the game. That's all I ask.

As for XFL, I'll watch because it was entertaining. If I wanted to watch TV, it was better than the other options on TV.
If they didn’t broadcast the guys as the anthem was playing, I bet the players would stop kneeling. They do it so they can say how politically correct they are.
2 world wars, and thousands upon thousands of people have given their lives for the people alive today to have their freedom.
If this is such a horrible place to live and raise their families, move to somewhere where they think it’s so much better then the United States.
Don’t commit crimes and there will be little reason for the “evil” police to come in contact with you.
Don’t resist arrest and you won’t end up a casualty.
Why are those 2 things so difficult to comprehend?
Be a law abiding citizen, be a positive to society, and not a negative, and that would make this horrible place so much better to live in.
Why are there not protests for the REAL victims of crimes?
Yeah.....I’m not “politically correct”.
People should be held responsible for their actions, not given “excuses” for their actions.
The smart thing to do would to just not have the anthem at games. Dont know why this is mandatory in sports now. Military bases at 0800 is a place where it is mandatory.

I want the XFL to succeed. More good football is always, uh, good. I dont know if the XFL is complemen0 or a competitor to the NFL. Competition would help force the NFL to stop the bullshit with the confusing rules and other crap and work on providing a quality product.
Originally Posted by: dyeah_gb 

The smart thing to do would to just not have the anthem at games. Dont know why this is mandatory in sports now. Military bases at 0800 is a place where it is mandatory.

I want the XFL to succeed. More good football is always, uh, good. I dont know if the XFL is complemen0 or a competitor to the NFL. Competition would help force the NFL to stop the bullshit with the confusing rules and other crap and work on providing a quality product.

I think the players used to be in the locker room for the anthem in NFL. It was only recently a decade or so, that they've been on the field.
never gonna catch on , scrap it !!
I’d be interested if they had a team in Wisconsin.
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