Are You Ready For Some Football?

The new XFL is touted as a wilder game, but let's really get physical

With our regular season half shot, football junkies, bloodlust barely sated, are already suffering proleptic pangs of withdrawal. And this year, cruelly, a false hope has been raised: the XFL. Right after the Super Bowl, Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation, in alliance with NBC, will kick off its brand of super-smash-mouth football. Vince and the WWF's think tank have come up with some rule changes to make the game more exciting, i.e., more violent. There will be no fair catches. No touchbacks on the kickoff. No "in the grasp" rule to protect the quarterback.

Granted, the NFL has got pretty lame....

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