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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2019-10-22, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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The 2020 XFL Season Will Kick Off Feb. 8 on ABC

ABC and ESPN will combine to televise 22 games during the 2020 XFL season, beginning with the league's much-anticipated kickoff game on SATURDAY, FEB. 8 (2:00-5:00 p.m. EST). ABC will televise 14 games, with most telecasts starting at 2:00 p.m. EST on Saturdays.


FOX Sports Announces 2020 XFL Broadcast Schedule

FOX Sports announces its 2020 XFL broadcast schedule, which kicks off on FOX Saturday, Feb. 8, at 5:00 PM ET with the Los Angeles Wildcats at Houston Roughnecks. The following day, the New York Guardians host the Tampa Bay Vipers on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 PM ET on FOX.

The XFL's 10-week season of games will be showcased Saturdays at 5:00 PM ET on FOX for the first five weeks of the season. In addition, FOX will feature XFL games on Thursday nights in prime time (8:00 PM ET) for the final two weeks of the season. The rest of the Sunday matchups can be seen on FS1 after Week 1, with one game airing on FS2 in Week 6.


See the press releases for the full schedules. I haven't checked if any Canadian channels will show XFL games.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 2019-10-22, 03:04 PM
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The full tv schedule is at the link below. Fox and FS1 are carrying half of the XFL games as well. I wouldn't be surprised if TSN picked this up as outside of regional hockey and some basketball, the TSN schedule is incredibly bare at this time of the year.

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TSN might not as they broadcast WWE rivals.
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Curious to see how deep Vince's pockets are - the quality of play will be similar to the Alliance of American Football, which didn't catch on with fans beyond the curiosity of week 1. Also, XFL salaries are going to be less - including lower than the CFL.

Some of the Alliance players did catch on with NFL/CFL teams - even if just for pre-season. Pre-Season NFL contracts are a decent paycheque for the few guys that got one when compared to the CFL and other European leagues.
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The AAF actually did ok in regards to the TV ratings and attendance wasn't horrible either. The issue with the AAF was lack of funding from the start. There are some interesting articles that go into detail on this on the Athletic website but essentially if the league had proper funding from the start it would've survived. They had no TV deal and were paying for the games to be aired and once Tom Dundon came on board the whole thing was probably over. The XFL does have a revenue agreement so they will be making money on the games being aired on TV and with proper funding (which is a given with Vince McMahon) I'm fairly optimistic the league will survive. As for quality of play, I believe it should be similar to that of the CFL, a lot of players who would go to the CFL are going XFL as it's a more direct route similar to what happened with the AAF.
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Originally Posted by DSgamby View Post
TSN might not as they broadcast WWE rivals.
it is supposed to be a completely separate company that just shares the same owner as the WWE
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 2019-10-25, 03:41 PM
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@mike10 Like I said. They might. So they might show or not. Just no one should be upset if TSN does not show it.
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