Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Who Asked For XFL?(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

For my money, the fledgling XFL is more revolting than revolutionary.Want to be delightfully daring, truly original? Try punting on first down, guys, or NHL-style line changes. Better still, a spinning toe hold or a one-legged Boston crab.

Otherwise, I don't think this little experiment is going to work NBC or no NBC.

Loud music? Disco lights? Cheerleader shots galore? R-rated commercials? Live interviews with placekickers before crucial field-goal attempts?

Hey, it's going to take a lot more than that to distinguish America's latest professional football league from failed predecessors like the World Football League, the United States Football League and the U. …

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