It Appears COVID-19 Has Killed the XFL
The XFL held a conference call today and laid off its entire staff. According to Neil Stratton of Inside The League, the XFL will not go forward in 2021 either, citing too much monetary loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling half of its inaugural season. Bad news, especially since it seemed like the XFL had maybe finally figured out how to make a spring minor league work. Hopefully the NFL will look at adopting its kickoff rules.
UPDATE: On Monday, the XFL filed for bankruptcy.