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FAN Take: XFL Team Announcement Reactions

Posted on August 21, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

FAN Take is a series that highlights trending events, issues, and decisions in the world of sports and analyzes how they may or may not factor into the Fan Controlled Football League. We would love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think about each FAN Take!

This morning, the XFL finally released names and logos for each of their eight teams, but surprised fans with some origin story-style videos to explain the personalities behind each team to the fans. The final result of all this planning on their part? Fans have the Seattle Dragons, New York Guardians, St. Louis Battlehawks, DC Defenders, LA Wildcats, Dallas Renegades, Houston Roughnecks, and Tampa Bay Vipers to choose from. While we are not super impressed with what the XFL came up with, we can appreciate the craftsmanship of these videos (we’re not going to be entirely negative here). If there’s one thing we learned today, it’s that we’re positive fans of the FCFL will do a better job naming their teams and designing their logos 😏

You know how FAN Takes work – we’ve got questions, and fans have the answers. So, let’s go! Do you think the announcement videos for each team match up to the actual logos? Are the Seattle Dragons trying to capitalize off of Game of Thrones? Do the New York Guardians have you looking for old episodes of Gargoyles on Twitch? What’s going on with the St. Louis Battlehawks? Are the DC Defenders just a poor man’s version of the New England Patriots? Are the LA Wildcats using a more USC-inspired color scheme to appeal to the locals since the blue-clad Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers are more reminiscent of UCLA? Did the XFL just rebrand the Houston Oilers to be the Houston Roughnecks? Are the Dallas Renegades simply a grittier version of the Dallas Cowboys? Are the Tampa Bay Vipers our favorite? Actually, this last one wasn’t a question. Just a fact. But let us know what you think of the XFL Team Announcements (and how your naming skills are 1000x better)!

Power To The Fans!

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