Coming to ESPN tomorrow, Thursday, February 2:
THIS WAS THE XFL
DOC NYC 2016
An entertaining reappraisal of the much-hyped but disastrous alternate to the NFL.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
The kind of sports story even non-sports fans will love, Charlie Ebersol’s doc chronicles the ill-fated history of the XFL, the no-holds-barred brainchild of NBC’s Dick Ebersol and WWE’s Vince McMahon. Launched to fanfare in 2001, the extreme football league lasted only a single season, making up rules – and breaking them – as it went along. Ebersol’s son Charlie directs this wild look back at what went wrong with the XFL and its role in redefining broadcast sports.