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The XFL Is Back and Better Than Ever — Here's What You Need to Know

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The year was 2001 and there was a new football league in town: the XFL. It was created as a collaboration between the WWE and NBC and they named it the "Xtreme Football League." 

It was billed as a fun alternative to regular football programming and had a few different rules. For example, there was no coin toss to decide possession. Instead, teams would select players to raise for the football and then scramble for it.

WWE owner Vince McMahon was the one who originally pushed for the XFL to become the gold standard for all good ol' American football action, but people weren't really feeling it. The XFL only lasted for one season before the plug was pulled, and now, some 18 years later, it's been resurrected. Vince did retain ownership of the XFL brand and he's behind the new push to put it back into the limelight.

So, what is XFL football in 2019?