The XFL Is In Talks To ‘Collaborate’ With The CFL

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The XFL is in talks with the Canadian Football League.

The XFL, which has been purchased by Dwayne Johnson, announced Wednesday that the league is looking to “collaborate” with the CFL. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

XFL president and CEO Jeffrey Pollack stated the following in a release:

We are honored and excited to be in discussions with the CFL. It’s clear through our early conversations that we share a passion for football, an expansive sense of possibility, and a deep desire to create more opportunity for players and fans across North America and around the world. Blending the CFL’s rich heritage with our fresh thinking, and the unique reach and experience of our ownership, could be transformative for the game. We look forward to learning more about what’s possible together with the CFL and where our shared passion takes us.

This is a genius idea from XFL and CFL. The CFL has a rich football history, millions of fans, teams that have existed for a long time and it’s a known brand.

The XFL is new, doesn’t have a dedicated fanbase, doesn’t have a rich history but is located in America, which is obviously a huge advantage.

If the two sides can come together to form a league that is played in Canada and America, there could be an outrageous amount of success.

The XFL has also halted the plans for a 2022 season until the situation with the CFL is figured out, which makes me think a deal is going to happen.

I don’t mind that the CFL plays with three downs and on a larger field, but they should drop all of that if it means they can merge with the XFL.

Play with American rules, and I think you’re going to find that the two sides merging together could result in an awesome outcome for football fans.

After all, the XFL was on its way to be great before coronavirus shut it down. Let’s get back to that.