I watched the first game of the XFL on Tivo tonight. I had been at a movie with Michele and watched it after the fact. Gotta love Tivo.
My first impression is that it is fun. I think I'll enjoy my season tickets. Phew...
From the opening seconds when I saw pans of the crowd where many were holding a beer bottle in each fist, I knew I was going to like it. Instead of flipping a coin, a player from each team runs for the ball and whoever comes up with it gets to choose kick or receive. Suh-weet!
Yes, my nitpicky brother is right, the football skills leave something to be desired, but it's no worse than college ball.
I was surprised that at the end of the 3rd quarter between the NY Hitmen and the Las Vegas Outlaws, the broadcast switched to Orlando/Chicago game and stayed there. The Outlaws we killing the Hitmen and I doubted the hitmen would come back to win, but it was very strange to have the game you are watching disappear. I can olny assume that the XFL managment decided it was better to show the end of the high scoring Orlando/Chicago game than watch the Hitmen continue to get skunked.
The other thing to mention is the cheerleaders. I don't think I've seen so much silicon since my bachelor party. I predict a few hot selling Playboy issues starring the XFL cheerleaders.
I'm travelling on business this week to the frigid East this week. So my updating may not happen.