Flashback: XFL's Fast-Mouth Football

At last: the new league plays. Our call: brash, bold and extremely boring

It is January, two weeks before the first XFL game will be played, and the New York/New Jersey Hitmen already have fans. Rabid fans. Fans who scream "those wusses!" in a bar in Secaucus, N.J., when general manager Drew Pearson announces that the Hitmen beat the Chicago Enforcers in a scrimmage. Pearson, the former Dallas Cowboys great, is at Bazooka's--which is like a Hooters without all the pretension--surrounded by cheerleaders in black leather pantsuits with cutouts just below their belly buttons. "We will be violent out there," he yells to the crowd. "If a quarterback slides, God bless him, because we're...

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