Haven't We Suffered Enough?
August 06, 2020

Apparently we were *this* close to an XFL video game before coronavirus robbed us of greatness

Coronavirus has taken A LOT from us this year, so we’re not going to sit here and pretend that this is a big deal, even for comedic effect. In fact, it’s literally the opposite of a big deal. If you were to make a PowerPoint about things that aren’t big deals, this would probably be on the second or third slide. But still, when we heard the news that humankind was just a few short months away from an officially licensed XFL video game before coronavirus forced the cancellation of the league’s second inaugural season, it felt like the twist of dagger we didn't even realize we were impaled with. HOW MANY MORE LOSSES CAN WE TAKE MY GOD?!

Needless to say, this is a cruel blow, especially for virtual football enthusiasts who were already queuing up for the annual August observance of the late, great ‘NCAA Football’. Now that we know how close we were to slinging it around MLS stadiums as Cardale Jones or experiencing Jerry Glanville’s dula-headset setup in glorious 1080p, we can’t live without it. I mean, come on, how good would this have been?

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Thankfully, however, we don’t have to imagine what could have been, with this leaked video providing a fleeting glimpse of the XBOXFL. Hopefully this helps you find some closure.

As a small consolation, 'Doug Flutie’s Maximum Football 2020'—of which the XFL names, teams, and likenesses were supposed to be a part—will still be dropping in September. So if you’re looking for a little non-’Madden’ distraction this fall (not to mention a playable Doug Flutie in the year 2020), make sure to check it out.