Someone Bought This: How could the XFL have failed? Find out in this book!

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XFL Long Bomb book

We’ve covered the WWE’s failed football league the XFL in an induction before here on WrestleCrap, but this book “Long Bomb” explains just how Vince McMahon came up with the idea, what went so very, very wrong with the league, and why it only lasted one season.

It’s out of print, but used and new copies are readily available on Amazon Marketplace. 

At least the XFL still has one fan left…

XFL Homer Simpson

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25 Responses to "Someone Bought This: How could the XFL have failed? Find out in this book!"
  1. Peter says:

    I still have a XFL ball, and a Las Vegas Outlaws cap. I always liked that LV logo.

  2. CBCB says:

    Maybe one day WWE will release a “The Rise and Fall of the XFL” DVD set.

    ……

    Okay, fine, just a “The Fall of the XFL” DVD set.

    • Raven7309 says:

      Hey, if the WWE Network ever gets off the ground, maybe Vince can have NFL films produce the documentary.
      On another note, as a proud Canadian and ardent CFL fan/supporter, it’s interesting to note that Vince McMahon wanted to purchase the CFL and use it to compete with the NFL. When that didn’t work out, hello XFL.

    • Walter Kovacs says:

      I’m sure they could get it only a single DVD, unless they were going to include every game as an extra.

  3. John says:

    I’m still proud that I taped the only XFL Championship Game and put it on DVD. And remember it’s not about the money but $1,000,000 goes to the winning team (whenever Jesse said something wasn’t about the money I laughed so hard) and that came out to roughly $11.24 per team member. Tommy Maddux rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Emerson Witner says:

    I did get this book. It is quite good

  5. No Pants Mafia says:

    I have it sitting on my bookshelf right now. It’s going for as low as 3.07 on Amazon, a must read for any wrestling or football fan.

  6. THE Jeffry Mason says:

    Sounds like an interesting read. Ive always wondered what the sentence “This idea sucked from the beginning.” would look like in book form.

  7. Bender says:

    When do they get a 30 for 30?

  8. Noel Frey says:

    What was that mediocre Arnold movie that featured the XFL in a brief cameo?

    • Raven7309 says:

      “The Sixth Day.” It’s also the reason as to why he appeared on Smackdown around the time the movie came out. He was presented with a WWE title belt and he knocked out Triple H.

      • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

        Arnold knocks out Triple H, and appears in stuff like Hercules In New York. How can you not love the guy?

  9. Nottingham's 'Mr Sex' says:

    That cover really should be the Gooker as the NBC Peacock.

  10. Raven7309 says:

    What episode of the Simpsons is that screen grab from?

  11. Mike says:

    It ‘s from “the old man and the key”, season 13. A good Grandpa Simpson episode.

    As for the league, who could forget the ‘X’ standing for nothing (it was supposed to be the Xtreme Football League, but there was already another league being formed that year with the same name. Derp!), and the race for the ball to determine 1st possession. Classic stuff!

  12. 80's Guy says:

    I actually liked the concept of the XFL.

  13. G.M.Spectre says:

    This is the only good thing that came our of the XFL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0zati-KkjY

  14. G.M.Spectre says:

    This is the only good thing that came out of the XFL
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0zati-KkjY

  15. twilite_rider says:

    Arnold with the WWE title belt. Promoting his movie for 6th Day AND XFL. By knocking out Triple H. And product placement rears it’s ugly head again. This time with celebrities

    • Raven7309 says:

      Hey, at least when Arnold ko’ed Trips and Tyson ko’ed HBK, given their reps as toug bad asses, we could buy it and accept it. Which is more than I can say with regards to Money Mayweather ko’ing Big Show. That was pure, unadulterated Wrestlecrap!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of XTREME! garbage that failed, when are you guys going to induct Women’s Extreme Wrestling?

  17. Preparation Triple H says:

    If only the XFL champions were given the Steve Lombardi Trophy.

  18. Trekkie313 says:

    Also for essential viewing/hearing is Opie & Anthonys accounts of working in the XFL.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtJZ7wsNRZI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovJIML2F53I

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