February 04, 2001
XFL: First Impressions

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.

Posted by michael at February 04, 2001 12:29 AM