Bids for the XFL are due today

Getty Images

If you’re interested in buying the assets of the for-now defunct XFL, now is the time to make a move.

Via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily, today is the deadline for making a bid on the resurrected spring league’s carcass.

Fischer notes that the interest in the league isn’t clear, especially in light of the current status of the pandemic. The XFL’s parent company has said in court filings that at least 20 potential buyers had signed non-disclosure agreements in order to conduct due-diligence reviews of the business, and that each one wanted the XFL to return in 2021.

TV contracts will be an issue, as recently noted. Both ABC/ESPN and FOX believe that their deals with the XFL can’t be given to a new buyer without the consent of the networks.

13 responses to “Bids for the XFL are due today

  1. Given the uncertainty regarding the salary cap, tolled contracts, NCAA potentially canceling the 2020 football season, etc, I think the XFL should relaunch in 2021.

    There will be an influx of talent that don’t have NFL roster spots.

  2. Whoever wins the bid,somebody needs to check to see if they did it with proceeds from a PPP loan.

  3. murphyslaw40 says:
    July 30, 2020 at 12:50 pm
    Given the uncertainty regarding the salary cap, tolled contracts, NCAA potentially canceling the 2020 football season, etc, I think the XFL should relaunch in 2021.

    There will be an influx of talent that don’t have NFL roster spots.

    ———————

    How you figure? There will still be NFL rosters leaving non-NFL talent to sign else where. It is proven every time a 2nd league wants to launch, people don’t want to see 2nd rate football. Even college ratings are dropping outside of a dozen programs. Also consider that the public isn’t going to have extra money to spend on a new league. With the popularity of the sport as a whole on the decline and a poor job market this is the exact wrong time to start a 2nd league.

  4. Could be interesting if the NFL cancels their season and the XFL launches in the spring. People will watch if they have no NFL this year.

  5. And here I thought that this league was going to take over b/c there would be no kneeling or anything approaching the new brand of “soft” football being pedaled by the NFL.

  6. Tough sell unless McMahon is the buyer. (And serious questions if that would be legal.) It’s failed twice now so the name has zero value since it is synonymous with failure. And if a billionaire backed with the deep pockets of his WWE couldn’t keep it running what are the odds anybody else will have better luck?

  7. Rumors are Disney, the NFL or some casino guy worth $30 billion. I wouldn’t mind seeing Turner get involved with games on TNT, TBS, and BR Live

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.