It’s here, ladies and gentlemen!
Today marks the start of the latest attempt at an alternative professional football league, as Week 1 of XFL v2.0 is upon us starting today.
Much like the AAF, the eight teams will be playing games that stretch out between Saturday and Sunday. The games will be carried on a variety of networks, so we want to lay out all of the start times for you right here.
The first game in XFL history. . .well, this version of it, anyway. . .kicks off at 1:00 PM Central time on ABC. It will feature the Seattle Dragons making the trip all the way across the country to our nation’s capital, as they’ll take on the D.C. Defenders.
The Saturday late game will take us down to Texas, as the Houston Roughnecks will battle the Los Angeles Wildcats. That one will start at 4:00 PM Central on FOX.
The slate for Sunday will also feature a game on the East Coast followed by a game played in Texas. The early game on Sunday will pit the Tampa Bay Vipers against the New York Guardians at MetLife Stadium. That game will also be aired on FOX, and will kick off at 1:00 PM Central time on Sunday.
The late game will be played in Dallas, where the Dallas Renegades will play host to the St. Louis Battlehawks. That game kicks off at 4:00 PM Central time and will be shown on ESPN.
Here are the announcing teams for each game:
- Seattle/D.C. - Steve Levy (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), Tom Luginbill (analyst), Dianna Russini (reporter)
- Los Angeles/Houston - Curt Menefee (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analyst)
- Tampa Bay/New York - Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Greg Olsen (analyst)
- St. Louis/Dallas - Tom Hart (play-by-play), Joey Galloway (analyst), Pat McAfee (field analyst)
So, if you’re going to be watching this weekend’s XFL debut, come on in and talk about it with you fellow Vikings fans!